Legendary British Professional Wrestling Promotion 1PW Relaunches on FITE
AEW's Ruby Soho, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam and women's wrestling icon Mickie James set to headline New Twist of Fame at the iconic Doncaster Dome on 1st October 2022. Event will be available to order via FITE.
FITE to release highly sought-after back catalogue of previous 1PW shows
1PW will relaunch with new industry sensibilities, to bring back global talent on a grand scale and raise the profile of modern British wrestling
April 11, 2022--One Pro Wrestling (1PW LTD) announced today that professional wrestling megastars, including AEW's Ruby Soho, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam and women's wrestling icon Mickie James, will headline the sensational relaunch of the renowned British professional wrestling promotion on 1st October 2022. Tickets are available now at 1PWTIX.COM and Exclusive Meet & Greet Packages are available at 1ProWrestling.com.
In addition, 1PW also announced that it is partnering with FITE, the premiere digital network for global sports and entertainment for the digital release of its back catalogue of star-studded shows. FITE will also serve as the exclusive digital streaming partner for 1PW's return event, A NEW TWIST OF FATE, on Saturday 1st October, at The Dome in Doncaster. A NEW TWIST OF FATE, a play on the company's first-ever show name ‘A Cruel Twist of Fate', will feature an allstar card including some names and themes from the company's illustrious past and will also build towards a bright future for the brand by introducing fans to a new generation of talent.
Founded in 2005 by managing director Steven Gauntley, the original 1PW was headlined by some of the biggest names in the industry, including AJ Styles, Abyss, Samoa Joe, Steve Corino, and the legendary Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, alongside a roster of premier British wrestlers like PAC, Doug Williams, Jody Fleisch, and Greg Burridge. 1PW also helped launch the careers of the first-ever NXT Tag Team Champion and current WWE announcer, Corey Graves (Sterling James Keenan) and former WWE Superstar, Drake Maverick (Spud).
Throughout the year, FITE will provide exclusive access for fans to watch the entire back catalogue of 1PW events featuring the aforementioned star-studded line-up as well as offering the company's highly anticipated return show, the first 1PW show in 11 years.
"Both myself and the fans have dreamed about this moment for far too long," said Steven Gauntley, Managing Director of 1PW LTD. "Today, that dream becomes a reality. 1PW is back. We return to the Doncaster Dome on 1st October and we're bringing one of the biggest names in the industry with us. Today marks the start of the journey and our partnership with FITE will bring our brand of professional wrestling to fans both old and new. With this announcement, 1PW is ready to fill the void at the top of British wrestling."
"We couldn't be happier to be partnering with 1PW and supporting their relaunch in the British Professional Wrestling market" said Paul Owen, Digital Director of FITE. "The content landscape has changed dramatically since 1PW held their last show and we're excited to bring their events to a worldwide audience and deliver their extensive professional wrestling catalogue to our growing offering for FITE+ subscribers."
The original 1PW burned brightly and was the catalyst for change in British wrestling, no more were wrestling fans limited to watching ‘American wrestling tribute shows', 1PW gave British wrestling fans international talent on their doorstep. Now, with the landscape of professional wrestling having seen a seismic shift of its own, and a wealth of new talent emerging across the country, 1PW returns with new industry sensibilities, to bring back global talent on a grand scale and raise the profile of modern British wrestling.