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Awesome Championship Wrestling, Inc. (ACW) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2013 by Jesse Alvarez and Joshua Garza. Their headquarters reside within San Antonio, Texas. The company promotes under two main roster brands: Ignition and RAMPAGE, and a developmental brand Adrenaline Impact Wrestling (AIW).

ACW currently holds live events and pay-per-view events throughout the United States. The promotion's majority owners are its chairman and CEO, Jesse Alvarez and Joshua Garza, both holding approximately 62% of ACW's equity and 75% of the voting power.

Company History Edit

Formation Edit

ACW was founded by Jesse Alvarez and Joshua Garza when they were in their late teens. Prior to its inception, Alvarez was a professional wrestler signed to Peach Creek Ultimate Wrestling (PCUW), but was hospitalized due to an off-screen assault. During the recovery, Alvarez told he remembered the story of how PCUW came to be and thought it'd be fun to create his own fiction wrestling company himself once he left the hospital. With the help of his family's wrestling heritage and their support, he was able to make enough money and create the promotion.

The first event took place on April 5, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, broadcasting on national television. It featured three matches, including a match between Naruto Uzumaki and Isaac Clarke. In its first month of operation, ACW confined itself to staging live events as four shows ran in San Antonio, Texas and its first live pay-per-view broadcast, Southern Hell, on April 28, 2013. At the start of May, ACW expanded to other areas of the United States. The promotion's first two months were quite polarizing to say the least with how they've booked their matches, how the commentary table spoke, and especially the biased attitude from Alvarez towards heels.

After the May 31, 2013 episode aired, it was heavily criticized by Jonathan Ellis' review on Cryptophasia for their controversial booking how the heels won with dirty tactics, how they lost at their expanse, and utter disrespectful treatment to the heels for being who they are. Alvarez went into depression upon this criticism and after rethinking all the decisions he's made in the first two months of ACW, he brought a change in the company as the bookings, commentary and his authority were developed better than before.

Brand extension Edit

On both July 5, 2013 and July 6, 2013 respectively, ACW debuted two flagship programs Friday Night Ignition and Saturday Night RAMPAGE in order to help expand their talents. ACW then decided to create two separate rosters, each appearing on one of their main programs, Ignition and RAMPAGE, regarding the abundance of the roster. The event took place on August 2, 2013 in the Ignition pre-show.

Pay-per-view Schedule of 2013 – 2014 Edit

There are twelve pay-per-views in a regular ACW calendar year. There is an established "Big Five" of events on the schedule during this given period; these five pay-per-views are listed below in bold.

Month Pay-Per-View Name
April Southern Hell
May Spring Breakdown
June Reign in Blood
July Rebellion
August Summer Wars
September Unforgiven
October Fall From Grace
November Survival Warfare
December Apocalypse
January Imperial Rumble
February Last Rites
Late March / Early April AwesomeMania

Main Roster Edit

ACW personnel consists of professional wrestlers, managers, play-by-play and color commentators, ring announcers, interviewers, referees, trainers, producers, and various other positions.

ACW contracts typically range from developmental contracts to multi-year deals. Personnel on the main roster appear on specific brands such as Ignition and RAMPAGE as well as pay-per-views, and on untelevised live events.

Personnel from the AIW brand appear on the online television series of the same name, which airs online in the U.S. and on TV in select countries and on AIW branded live events. Personnel on the main roster may also periodically wrestle in AIW and vice versa.

Personnel are organized below by their role in ACW. Their name is on the left and their series is on the right. If someone is inactive for any reason, due to injury, suspension, not appearing in more than 30 days, or otherwise, that information is noted.

Ignition Edit

Male wrestlers Edit

Name Series Notes
Ash Ketchum Pokémon
Atem Yu-Gi-Oh!
Beowulf Beowulf (2007) 2013 King of Blood
Carnage / Cletus Kasady Marvel Comics
Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot
Daniel Kent None (OC) Also wrestles on AIW
Dante Devil May Cry
Damian Reigns None (OC)
Erik Rollins None (OC)
Hattori Hanzo None (OC)
Hannibal Ambrose None (OC)
Hernan Ortiz None (OC)
Isaac Clarke Dead Space
James Griffin None (OC)
Kohta Hirano Highschool of the Dead
Kurt Hudson None (OC)
Luke Smith None (OC) ACW Phenomenal Champion
Marik Ishtar Yu-Gi-Oh!
Naruto Uzumaki Naruto ACW Undisputed Champion
Nathan Drake Uncharted
Nero Devil May Cry
Rogen Townsend None (OC)
Scorpion Mortal Kombat
Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh!
Spider-Man Marvel Cinematic Universe
Spin the Hedgehog None (OC)
Takashi Komuro Highschool of the Dead
Vergil Devil May Cry
Venom / Eddie Brock Marvel Comics
Yami Bakura Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yugi Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh!

Female wrestlers Edit

Name Series Notes
Aelita Schaeffer Code Lyoko
Allison Wilson None (OC)
Alyssa Parker None (OC) Manager of Kurt Hudson
Carly Shay iCarly
Christa Moxley None (OC)
Eliza Hart None (OC)
Hinata Hyuga Naruto ACW Women's Tag Team Champion
Kendra Daniels Dead Space
Mai Valentine Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sakura Haruno Naruto
Samantha Hart None (OC) ACW Women's Tag Team Champion
Sam Puckett iCarly
Satsuki Kiryūin Kill la Kill Diamond in the Mine contract holder
Téa Gardner Yu-Gi-Oh! ACW Women's Champion
Trish Devil May Cry Also wrestles on AIW

Tag Team Division Edit

Tag teams Edit
  • Altered Egos — Yugi Mutou and Atem
  • Hart of Hyuga — Hinata Hyuga and Samantha Hart
  • Highschool of the Dead — Takashi Komuro and Kohta Hirano
  • iGeneration — Carly Shay and Sam Puckett
  • The Gods of Darkness — Yami Bakura and Marik Ishtar
  • The Naughty Dogs — Nathan Drake and Crash Bandicoot
  • The Symbiotes — Venom and Carnage
Stables Edit
  • Evil Beauty — Kendra Daniels (leader), Eliza Hart, and Allison Wilson
  • The Four Horsewomen — Mai Valentine (leader), Carly Shay, Sam Puckett, and Aelita Schaeffer
  • The Wolves — Erik Rollins (leader), Hannibal Ambrose, Damian Reigns, and Luke Smith

Other on-air personnel Edit

Name Series Notes
Arkham Devil May Cry Manager of Vergil
Freddie Benson iCarly Manager of iGeneration
Personal color commentator for iGeneration
Personal ring announcer for iGeneration
Jesse Alvarez None (OC) Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Majority owner
General Manager
Lily Aldrin How I Met Your Mother Head of the Women's Division

RAMPAGE Edit

Male wrestlers Edit

Name Series Notes
Adrian Blake None (OC)
Alex Loredo None (OC) Also wrestles on AIW
Anthony Padilla YouTube
Benjamin Strong III None (OC)
Carter Young None (OC) ACW World Tag Team Champion
Colt Anderson None (OC)
Dax Din None (OC) Inactive; hasn't appeared in over 30 days
Duke Devlin Yu-Gi-Oh! Injured; Grade III concussion
Ed Ed, Edd n Eddy
Edd Ed, Edd n Eddy
Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ian Hecox YouTube
Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach ACW Hardcore Champion
Jason Krueger None (OC)
Jeremy Ellis None (OC)
Jimmy Carmichael None (OC)
Joey Wheeler Yu-Gi-Oh!
Kenshin Himura Rurouni Kenshin
Marcus King None (OC)
Mason Stone None (OC)
Nolan Gates None (OC)
PewDiePie YouTube
Phil Hardy None (OC)
RC Bane None (OC)
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto
Stan Terra None (OC) ACW World Tag Team Champion
Tommy Oliver Power Rangers franchise
Tony Blake None (OC)
Tristan Taylor Yu-Gi-Oh!
Zeke Aries None (OC)

Female wrestlers Edit

Name Series Notes
Ashley Williams None (OC)
Ashley Storm None (OC)
Carla Ramirez None (OC)
Coco Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot
Ellie Langford Dead Space
Lisa Weston None (OC)
Jessica Montoya None (OC)
Jessica Wilson None (OC)
Joan Rivera None (OC)
Misty Pokémon Head of Women's Division
Rei Miyamoto Highschool of the Dead
Roxanne Stone None (OC)
Saeko Busujima Highschool of the Dead Injured; Grade III concussion
Sarah Ortiz None (OC)
Sara Verser None (OC)
Saya Takagi Highschool of the Dead Injured; minor concussion
Trish Warrington None (OC)

Tag Team Division Edit

Tag teams Edit
  • Alpha & Omega — Carter Young and Stan Terra
  • Blake Bros 2.0 — Tony and Adrian Blake
  • Domino City Machine Guns — Joey Wheeler and Tristan Taylor
  • Jeweled Felines — Lisa Weston and Jessica Wilson
  • New Devastation — Jimmy Carmichael and Benjamin Strong III
  • Second City Saints — Phil Hardy and Colt Anderson
  • Smosh — Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla
  • The Hardcore Dynasty — Mason Stone and Marcus King
  • The Virus Rebellion — Jason Krueger and RC Bane
Stables Edit
  • Highschool of the Dead — Rei Miyamoto, Saeko Busujima, and Saya Takagi
  • The Erupting Eds — Ed, Edd and Eddy (leader)
  • The Hardcore Foundation — Mason Stone (leader), Marcus King, Nolan Gates, Sara Verser, Jessica Montoya, Carla Ramirez, and Roxanne Stone

Other on-air personnel Edit

Name Series Notes
Joshua Garza None (OC) General Manager
Majority owner
Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events, and Creative
Senior producer
Misty Pokémon Head of the Women's Division
Talent scout

Broadcast Team Edit

The following section pertains to announcers who cover ACW and AIW broadcasts. This group includes presenter hosts, ringside commentators, ring announcers, and interviewers.

Name Series Notes
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother Color commentator for Ignition and pay-per-views
Clarissa Rivera None (OC) Backstage interviewer on RAMPAGE and pay-per-views
Drew Malino YouTube Backstage interviewer on Ignition and pay-per-views
Ethan Nestor-Darling YouTube Backstage interviewer on AIW
Jeff Dunham Nonfiction Backstage interviewer on Ignition, RAMPAGE and pay-per-views
Jennifer "Moze" Mosely Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Backstage interviewer on Ignition and AIW
Kenji Matsuo None (OC) Play-by-play commentator for Ignition and pay-per-views
Logan Reese Zoey 101 Color commentator for RAMPAGE, AIW and pay-per-views
Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach YouTube Lead commentator for Ignition and pay-per-views
Maria Lopez None (OC) Ring announcer on Ignition, RAMPAGE, AIW and pay-per-views
Marzia Bisognin YouTube Backstage interviewer on RAMPAGE and pay-per-views
Mike "The Mic" Martin None (OC) Backstage interviewer on Ignition and pay-per-views
Ned Bigby Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Play-by-play commentator for RAMPAGE, AIW and pay-per-views
Robin Scherbatsky How I Met Your Mother Backstage interviewer on Ignition, RAMPAGE, AIW and pay-per-views
Simon Nelson-Cook Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Backstage interviewer on RAMPAGE and AIW
Ted Mosby How I Met Your Mother Lead commentator for RAMPAGE, AIW and pay-per-views
Tyler Schied YouTube Backstage interviewer on AIW
Wilford Warfstache YouTube/Markiplier Backstage interviewer on Ignition and pay-per-views
Host of WARFSTACHE Tonight!
Zoey Brooks Zoey 101 Backstage interviewer on Ignition and AIW
Zack Carver None (OC) Color commentator for Ignition and pay-per-views

Referees Edit

Name Series Brand
Aiko Tanahashi None (OC) Ignition
Andrew Styles None (OC) Ignition
Bret Oliver None (OC) AIW
Corey Jackson None (OC) RAMPAGE
Daniel Parker None (OC) AIW
Faith Hathaway None (OC) RAMPAGE
Kenneth Luger None (OC) RAMPAGE
John Benoit None (OC) Ignition
Marshall Eriksen How I Met Your Mother Ignition
Senior referee
Michael Verra None (OC) AIW
Nikolas Alba None (OC) RAMPAGE
Shawn Yeager None (OC) Ignition
Sonia Bryson None (OC) AIW
Taylor Michaels None (OC) RAMPAGE
Vivian Levitt None (OC) AIW

Championships and Accomplishments Edit

As of August 23, 2013.

Main roster Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
ACW Undisputed Championship Naruto Uzumaki 1 April 28, 2013 117+ San Antonio, Texas Defeated Isaac Clarke at Southern Hell to become the inaugural champion.
ACW Phenomenal Championship Luke Smith 1 July 28, 2013 26+ Washington D.C. Defeated PewDiePie, Dante, and James Griffin in a Fatal 4-Way Ultimate X Match at Rebellion to become the inaugural champion.
ACW Hardcore Championship Ichigo Kurosaki 1 July 28, 2013 26+ Washington D.C. Defeated Jason Krueger in a Hardcore Match at Rebellion.
ACW World Tag Team Championship Alpha & Omega (Carter Young and Stan Terra) 1
(1, 1)
July 28, 2013 26+ Washington D.C. Defeated previous champions Altered Egos and The Symbiotes in a Triple Threat Elimination Tag Team Match at Rebellion.
ACW Women's Championship Téa Gardner 1 April 28, 2013 117+ San Antonio, Texas Defeated Kendra Daniels at Southern Hell to become the inaugural champion
ACW Women's Tag Team Championship Hart of Hyuga (Hinata Hyuga and Samantha Hart) 1
(1, 1)
April 28, 2013 117+ San Antonio, Texas Defeated Rei Miyamoto and Saeko Busujima at Southern Hell to become the inaugural champions.

Retired championships Edit

No. Championship First champion Date retired Final champion Defeated Date won Location Notes
1 ACW Intercontinental Championship Mason Stone July 29, 2013 Luke Smith James Griffin July 28, 2013 Washington D.C. Title unified with the ACW United States Championship and the ACW Television Championship at Rebellion.
2 ACW United States Championship Dante July 29, 2013 Luke Smith Dante July 28, 2013 Washington D.C. Title unified with the ACW Intercontinental Championship and the ACW Television Championship at Rebellion.
3 ACW Television Championship Duke Devlin July 29, 2013 Luke Smith Duke Devlin June 30, 2013 Chicago, Illinois Title unified with the ACW Intercontinental Championship and the ACW United States Championship at Rebellion.
4 ACW Trio Tag Team Championship The Wolves
(Hannibal Ambrose, Erik Rollins and Damian Reigns)
August 2, 2013 The Wolves The Hardcore Foundation
(Mason Stone, Marcus King and Nolan Gates)
May 10, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana Titles officially declared as interpromotional belts. Renamed the Fiction Wrestling Multiverse Trio Championship.

Other accomplishments Edit

Accomplishment Latest Winner(s) Date Won
King of Blood Beowulf June 30, 2013
Imperial Rumble TBD TBD
Money in the Bank TBD TBD

Awards and Accomplishments Edit

Fiction Wrestling Awards Edit

External Link Edit

Trivia Edit

  • ACW was originally named Awesome Wrestling Federation, but Alvarez soon found out that there was already another promotion called Anime Wrestling Federation (AWF) with the same initials. So, to avoid complications, he renamed his company to its current appellation.

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