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WAW Wrestling was a independent promotion hailing out of Manchester, New Hampshire. A non-profit organization that donates to charity, WAW Wrestling offered a weekly show called 'Aftermath' that airs on YouTube as well as its own website.

Unfortunately, the promotion went under during the summer of 2019 following irreconcilable disagreements between part-owner Nicholas Parks and the rest of WAW staff, in addition to a state investigation into WAW's operations. The company lost its primary venue, Murphy's Bareknuckle Boxing Gym, and was forced to close. Though it's gone, WAW Wrestling's Youtube channel is still up and contains archives of nearly all of its matches.

No relation to the similarly named independent British wrestling promotion, the World Association of Wrestling.


WAW Wrestling contains examples of...

  • The Ace: Whoever the current champion is at the time, especially if they're face.
  • Action Girl: Just about every female in the promotion, actually. It would be easier to list the ones that don't qualify.
  • Captain Ersatz: Jonny Psycho, in particular, should have people thinking of CM Punk.
    • Kevin Gyles, a bulky wrestler with a shirt that reads 'Chop, Gyles, Chop' should seem somewhat familiar.
  • Evil Foreigner: WAW has featured villains billed from other countries:
    • Grimm is from Germany.
    • Ecuador is from... Ecuador.
    • MKK is from Canada.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Inner City Posse, the resident juggalo stable, has the initials 'ICP'. Of course, the name is also a reference to ICP's (the musicians) original name.
  • The Giant: Most of the wrestlers are rather small, but there are a few big guys peppered here and there. Special mention goes to the 6′5″, 350-pound Kevin Gyles.
    • Draven Filth is even taller than Gyles, though he is not quite as heavy.
  • Gimmick Matches: Hoo boy, there are a lot of these. For the full list, see this page. In general, though, the more gimmicky matches tend to be rare and seldom get in the way of the actual wrestling.
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  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: WAW commentator Chad Epik used to be stuck in one of these, saying nasty things about crowd favorites like Nachos Bell Grande while praising other faces like Johnny Psycho. Nowadays, he's a solid face.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Grimm. He's a scary, scary gimp covered head-to-toe in black leather.
  • Joke Character: Most masked characters hold this distinction, hardly ever scoring a win over anybody but at least manage to be somewhat entertaining in the process.
  • Parts Unknown: Of the 'from wherever he/she feels like' variety.
  • Power Stable: Any established team of three or more performers tends to be this, especially if they're heel. The 3 Kings and the Flaxion are two notable examples.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Rocko may be an Ax-Crazy king of violence, but everybody knows he's infatuated with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
    • Morgan Kennedy Kilmarnock has a trademark favorite drink in Moxie, a beverage mostly sold in certain parts of New England (even though he purports to be from Canada).