International Wrestling Cartel

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International Wrestling Cartel is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1][2] It is currently owned and ran by Justin Plummer..[3][4]

Norm Connors ran the promotion for 16 years till he handed the reigns to then announcer Chuck Roberts.[5] Chuck Roberts owned the International Wrestling Caretel till 2015[6] before being sold to Justin Plummer. IWC holds live events[7] and pay-per-views now exclusively on their streaming network, the IWC Network.[8] Annual PPV events include Winner Takes All,[9] Caged Fury,[10] Reloaded,[11] Night of the Superstars,[12] and the long lasting Super Indy Tournament.[13] IWC aired 56 episodes of a weekly television show called IWC Ignition.[14]

In 2019, the promotion unveiled the IWC Network[15] [16]which allowed streaming of live events and a back-catalog of past events as far back as 2002.[17] Produced by 2:1 Media,[18] events began streaming live for IWC Network subscribers or available as one-time purchases. The IWC is know for their annual Super Indy Tournament, started by former Norm Connors because local wrestlers were annoyed they weren't in the main event spots. The local wrestlers would refer to popular, well known wrestlers as "Super Indy" and the tournament was born.[19]

Such talent from AEW and WWE have worked or been trained in the Iron City Wrestling Academy; such as Logan Shulo,[20][21] Cm Punk,[20][22] Sterling James Keenan,[20][23] Britt Baker,[24][25][26][27][28] Wardlow,[20][29][30] Colt Cabana,[20][31] Christopher Daniels,[32][33] and AJ Styles[32][34][35]

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Championships[edit]

Current championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Location Event Previous champion(s) Days

held

IWC Heavyweight Championship[37] Andrew Palace 2 December 5, 2020 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling Classic, 3rd Annual[38] Jock Samson 130
IWC Super Indy Champion Brian Pillman Jr 1 September 12, 2020 Washington, Pennsylvania Super Indy 19[38] Johnny Patch 214
IWC Womens Champion Katie Arquette 3 November 7, 2020 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania IWC Homecoming[10] Ray Lyn 158
IWC Tag Team Champion Money Shot: Elijah Dean & Zach Nystrom 1 September 19, 2020 Brownsville, Pennsylvania Feature Presnetation[11] Steak N' Eggs: Zander Gabriel & Bulk Nasty 207
IWC High Stakes Champion Tito Oric 1 December 5, 2020 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling Classic, 3rd Annual R.C. Dupree 130

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Super Indy Tournament[edit]

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Tournament Winner Date won Location Event
Super Indy Tournament Brian Pillman Jr. September 12, 2020 Brownsville, Pennsylvania Super Indy 19[13][40][41]
Super Indy Tournament Wardlow June 15, 2019 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 18[13]
Super Indy Tournament Jonathan Gresham June 9, 2018 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 17[13]
Super Indy Tournament Adam Cole June 10, 2017 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 16[13][42]
Super Indy Tournament Josh Alexander June 11, 2016 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 15[13]
Super Indy Tournament Dylan Bostic June 13, 2015 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 14[13]
Super Indy Tournament R.J. City June 14, 2014 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 13[13]
Super Indy Tournament Facade June 15, 2013 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 12[13]
Super Indy Tournament Sami Callihan June 23, 2012 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 11[13]
Super Indy Tournament Egotistico Fantastico June 18, 2011 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 10[13]
Super Indy Tournament Shima Xion[43] May 8, 2010 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 9[13]
Super Indy Tournament Super Hentai May 15 & 16, 2009 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 8[13]
Super Indy Tournament Jerry Lynn May 11, 2008 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 7[13]
Super Indy Tournament Larry Sweeney May 11, 2007 McKeesport, Pennsylvania Super Indy 6[13]
Super Indy Tournament Delirious April 15, 2006 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Super Indy 5[13]
Super Indy Tournament John McChesney April 29, 2005 McKeesport, Pennsylvania Super Indy 4[13]
Super Indy Tournament Chris Sabin May 8, 2004 West Mifflin, Pennsylvania Super Indy 3[13]
Super Indy Tournament Colt Cabana May 10, 2003 White Oak, Pennsylvania Super Indy 2[13]
Super Indy Tournament Super Hentai May 22, 2002 Monroeville, Pennsylvania Super Indy[13]

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