All Pro Wrestling facts for kids
|Formerly||Pacific Coast Sports|
All Pro Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion and training school, based in Hayward, California, USA. The company was founded by Roland Alexander and managed by him until his death on November 5, 2013. It is located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, 15 miles south of Oakland, and 35 miles north of San Jose.
All Pro Wrestling opened in 1991 under the name, "Pacific Coast Sports". The school and its "Gym Wars" events maintained a strong local following throughout the 1990s, but it wasn't until professional wrestling's Attitude Era that APW gained national notoriety.
In 1999, All Pro Wrestling (APW) was featured as part of the documentary film, Beyond the Mat. Roland Alexander, along with wrestlers Tony Jones and Michael Modest appeared, as they were having a tryout match with the World Wrestling Federation. The spot in the film was said to have tremendously boosted the school's "Boot Camp" sign ups.
APW suffered a wrongful death lawsuit to the family of APW Boot Camp trainee, Brian Ong. On May 28, 2001, Ong was training with fellow trainee Dalip Singh, despite suffering from an earlier concussion. Singh delivered a flapjack to Ong twice, with his head striking the mat and worsening his concussion. He was pronounced dead on arrival to a local hospital. Ong's family sued APW for reckless behavior. The case was filed in September 2002, and the trial was underway on June 10, 2005. After a three-week trial, on July 12, the jury voted unanimously in favor of the Ong family. APW was forced to pay $1.3 million to the Ong family.
After a dispute with Roland Alexander in 2002, most of the APW roster, including trainers Michael Modest, Donovan Morgan, and Frank Murdoch left the company to start a training facility known as the Pro Wrestling IRON Tetsu Academy (now defunct). In April 2008, booker and promoter Gabriel Ramirez left the company to start his own promotion, Pro Wrestling Revolution. Former wrestling manager John LaRocca took over as head booker for the company.
In October 2005, future WWE champion Becky Lynch (using the ring name Rebecca Knox) appeared at the APW affiliated promotion ChickFight III.
On December 14, 2011, All Pro Wrestling and Vendetta Pro Wrestling announced the Vendetta Pro Tag Team Titles will now be booked in All Pro Wrestling as well. The title was renamed the APW-Vendetta Pro "Unified" Tag Team Championship and be defended on Vendetta Pro and APW events. At that time "Dos Perfectos" (Greg Hernandez and Jesse Jimenez) were the Vendetta Pro Tag Team Champions and were crowned the first APW/Vendetta Pro Unified Tag Team Champions.
Alexander died on November 5, 2013, following heart and diabetes issues, aged 59.
The company is now run by head booker Markus Mac and is currently holding events at the Bayshore Community Center in Daly City, CA. After the closing of the APW Garage head trainer Jeckles opened his own school, the All Pro Dojo, in Union City, CA.
|Adam Thornstowe||APW Tag Team Champion|
|Jake Atlas||APW Universal Heavyweight Champion|
|Kevin Michael Johnson|
|Levi Shapiro||APW Worldwide Internet Champion|
|Luster the Legend||APW Tag Team Champion|
|Steven Tresario||APW Junior Heavyweight Champion|
|"The Infamous" Chris Sutton|
Managers and valets
- Markus Mac (Pink Mink Inc. - Matt Carlos, Vinny Massaro, Julio Pedroza)
- Caesar Black (Animal Farm - Will Rood, Damien Grundy & Kevin Michael Johnson)
- "The Influencer" Brian Zane (The Classic Connection - Buddy Royal & Eli Shapiro; Papo Esco)
- Lucian D. Light (Bad Boys - Boyce LeGrande, Derek Slade, Rik Luxury, & Dominic Teizeira)
- Roland Alexander (APW Founder) Deceased
- Markus Mac (APW Booker)
- Joseph Rodriguez (Pro Camp Coach, Beginners Coach, Advanced Semi-Pro Fundamentals Coach)
- Larry Blackwell (Advanced Semi-Pro Fundamentals Coach)
- Sparkey Ballard (Senior Official)
- Shane Mai (Production Director)
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held||Location||Notes|
|APW Universal Heavyweight Championship||Vacant||Vacated by Jake Atlas.|
|APW Worldwide Internet Championship||Levi Shapiro||1||June 15, 2019||1,113+||Daly City, CA||Defeated Will Hobbs at Bay Area Bash.|
|APW Junior Heavyweight Championship||Steven Tresario||1||September 27, 2019||1,009+||Daly City, CA||Defeated Lucas Riley, Manny Mars and Starboy Charlie to win the vacant title at War At The Shore 2019.|
|APW Tag Team Championship||Warbeast
(Jacob Fatu and Josef Samael)
|October 11, 2019||995+||San Francisco, CA||Defeated Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe and Luster The Legend) and The One Percent (Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs) at West Coast Pro Nobody Does It Better.|
APW Junior Heavyweight Championship
|APW Junior Heavyweight Championship|
|Current champion(s)||Steven Tresario|
|Date won||September 27, 2019|
|Date established||October 12, 1996|
|Promotion||All Pro Wrestling|
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|<1||Reign lasted less than a day|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Super Diablo||October 12, 1996||APW Night Of Champions & Legends||Modesto, California||1||113||Defeated Erin O'Grady to become the inaugural champion. The exact length of the reign is uncertain due to Diablo vacating it in an inexact date between January and March of 1997.|
|—||Vacated||February 2, 1997||Title vacated due to unknown circumstances.||—||—||—|
|2||Erin O'Grady||March 22, 1997||APW Terra Nova Terror '97 - O'Grady Returns Home||Pacifica, California||1||49||O'Grady defeated Donovan Morgan to win the vacant title.|
|3||Chris Cole||May 10, 1997||APW Modest Makes His Move||Hayward, California||1||146|
|—||Deactivated||October 3, 1997||—||—||—||—||The title had been abandoned and deactivated.|
|4||"Jungle Boy" Nate Coy||August 17, 2018||APW Sucker Free||Daly City, California||1||302||The title was reactivated. This was a four way match also involving Manny Faberino, Marcus Lewis and Steven Tresario.|
|5||Jake Atlas||June 15, 2019||APW Bay Area Bash||Daly City, California||1||80|
|—||Vacated||September 3, 2019||—||—||—||—|
|6||Steven Tresario||September 27, 2019||APW War At The Shore 2019||Daly City, California||1||1,009+||This was a four-way elimination match also involving Lucas Riley, Manny Mars and Starboy Charlie for the vacant title.|
|Championship||Champion||Previous||Date Won||Date Retired|
|APW Above The Law /
Future Legends Championship
|Cheerleader Melissa||Mariko Yoshida||May 3, 2005||Fall 2005|
|APW/Vendetta Pro Unified Tag Team Championship||Ochoa Joshua Champions 2011 WWE||Pink Mink, Inc.
("Magnificent" Matt Carlos &
"Wrestling Personified" Rik Luxury)
|October 26, 2013||January 2014|
- All Pro Wrestling tournaments
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