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Total Championship WrestlingEdit

Founded in 1996, Total Championship Wrestling (then known as HGC) was originally intended as an attempt to take on America's most dominant promotion, the SWF, in a head-to-head war by closely mimmicking its patented "sports entertainment" style and using big names like the legendary Sam Strong to draw in viewers. Although the company did manage to establish itself as a thorn in the SWF's side, it never really looked like taking over as the undisputed number one promotion.

In late 2004 the ownership of the company passed to a group of investors led by legendary wrestler Tommy Cornell; realising that fighting SWF at their own game was doomed to failure, he began the process of rebuilding TCW as a more traditional wrestling promotion, putting more emphasis on quality wrestling and athletic ability, in essence creating an "anti-SWF" with which to fight them.

HistoryEdit

Hollyweird Grappling Company (HGC)Edit

HGC

HGC's Logo from 1996-2006

1996-2004Edit

HGC was originally intended as an attempt to take on American's most dominant promotion, the SWF, in a head-to-head war by closely mimmicking their patented "sports entertainment" style and using big names like the legendary Sam Strong to draw in viewers. Although the company did manage to establish itself as a thorn in the SWF's side, it never really looked like taking over as the undisputed number one promotion.

Signed to the original roster were stars Sam Strong, Rip Chord, and Larry and Bryan Vessey. They gave the new promotion immediate legitimacy, attracted by the big contracts offered by teenaged millionaire owner J.K. Stallings Jr. Some other notable workers who were with HGC from the start include Ricky Dale Johnson and Tyson Baine. Tommy Cornell would join in the later part of 1997.

One of HGC's most popular stables was Painful Procedure, a rock band made up of BJ Shearer (Drums), Jack Bruce (Vocals), Randall Hopkirk (Bassist) and Ronnie V. Pain (Guitarist).

Total Championship Wrestling (TCW)Edit

TCW

TCW's Logo 2004-2005

2004Edit

The Booking TeamEdit

The Booking team in 2004 was made up of Jason Azaria, Rip Chord and Charlie Thatcher, with Sam Strong as the Head Booker.

TCW05

TCW's Logo 2005-2007

2005Edit

By the end of 2004 Tommy Cornell had led a team of investors to take over TCW from J.K. Stallings. The change in owner however, didn't see the company's bank balance change as dramatically as most people had foreseen. Cornell was quick to realise that fighting SWF at their own game was doomed to failure, so he started the process of rebuilding TCW. He put about a process of billing TCW as an updated Traditional Promotion, with values held on in ring performance over that of over the top story lines. Story lines they did have were kept simple and easy to follow, and only served to enhance the reason two wrestlers would be fighting.

2007Edit

TCW08

TCW's Logo 2008

2008Edit

Basic InformationEdit

  • Founded: December 1996
  • Location: Hollywood, California
  • Popularity: National
  • Money: USD $18,000,000

StaffEdit

AnnouncersEdit

RosterEdit

WrestlersEdit

ManagersEdit

Other StaffEdit

RefereesEdit

Road AgentsEdit

Tag TeamsEdit

Current title holders Edit

Championship Current Champion Date won
TCW World Heavyweight Championship Wolf Hawkins September 2012
TCW International Championship Aaron Andrews October 2012
TCW World Tag Team Championship Texas Buffalo July 2012
TCW All Action Championship Flying Jimmy Foxx November 2012
TCW Hardcore Championship Title Retired
TCW Cruiserweight Championship Title Retired
TCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship Title Retired

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