International Pro Wrestling United Kingdom promoter, Dan Edler, announced yesterday the purchase of IPW:UK by Fight! Nation Wrestling promotion, including all assets associated with the iconic British wrestling brand. IPW:UK will continue to operate all existing venues and even expand in the UK and overseas.
Fight! Nation Wrestling owner Billy Wood said: “ IPW:UK for over a decade has been one of the UK’s leading wrestling promotions and we believe marrying the practices of Fight! Nation and IPW:UK will only lead to a stronger overall product as we take IPW:UK forward throughout the rest of 2017 and into 2018.”
Wood ensured the name IPW:UK won’t die with the purchase as Fight! Nation wants to focus on the history but also the possibilitiesof the company for the future . “Our aim for IPW:UK is to take the foundations this company has been built on and continue to grow what we believe can be a real player in the independent wrestling market worldwide.”
IPW:UK On Demand will continue to offer new content for the fans, but will also benefit from adding the full Fight! Nation library and the Triple X Wrestling library over the coming months. Over the coming months fans will be watched and listened closely. And at Supershow 11, on September 17, IPW 13th anniversary show, a big announcement will be made to shape the future of IPW:UK.
No change are expected on IPW, ONE and Fight! scheduled events. FITE TV will continue to broadcast FIGHT! as FloSlam will do with IPW:UK. But this transitional process is made to lead all companies to work under a unique name. “Fight! Nation fans have nothing to fear as everything that makes Fight! Nation great will ultimately only help IPW:UK and vice versa, delivering each one of you a bigger and better product.”
IPW:UK promoter Dan Edler will continue to be involved in the promotion until end of September and will then take a full-time role running the company training school, IPW:UK Training Academies. Former IPW:UK owner Daniel Edler stated: “I’m thrilled that the future of IPW:UK is bright under new ownership. I’ve had a fantastic 13 years, and now look forward to being able to watch where Billy and the team take IPW from the comfort off the seats in the crowd.”
IPW: UK roster reunites wrestlers like Jimmy Havoc, Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne, El Ligero and Zack Sabre Jr. FIGHT! Nation can count on guys like Joseph Conners and Mark Andrews. Marty Scurll, Mark Haskins, Ryan Smile, Zack Gibson and Jonny Storm are the 5 wrestlers working for the 2 promotions.