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What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) is a British independent wrestling promotion. In 2014, YouTube channel WhatCulture Wrestling started making videos relating to wrestling, and in particular WWE. The channel gained a large cult following in-part to its fictional storyline involving predicting wrestling results for the WhatCulture Heavyweight Championship. The popularity of the channel's personalities and the WhatCulture Heavyweight Championship storyline eventually lead to the creation of What Culture Pro Wrestling. The inaugural episode of WCPW Loaded aired on June 27 at 10pm BST on WhatCulture Wrestling's YouTube channel.
WCPW was announced on 25 May 2016, as Adam Pacitti from WhatCulture Wrestling announced the creation of the promotion. Pacitti outlined the promotion as putting B-Generation X and Pacitti Club, stables created by Pacitti and his nemesis Adam Blampied, into the squared circle. Pacitti became the General Manager of the promotion, and Blampied and Jack G. King were entrusted with the task to find superstars to represent their stables.
WCPW announced their first two wrestling shows for the 15 and 16 June 2016, and they included stars such as Ring of Honor World Champion Jay Lethal, WWE Cruiserweight Classic competitor Noam Dar and British independent star Rampage Brown. In addition, it was announced that Lethal would also defend his ROH World Championship at the show. Both shows were taped at Warehouse 34 in Newcastle, drawing an estimated crowd of 100 fans. It is expected that each taping will contribute at least two episodes towards their weekly programming.
It was later publicized that WCPW would be holding more tapings on the 27 and 28 July which will include stars such as the recent Best of the Super Juniors tournament winner Will Ospreay, former WWE superstar Damien Sandow, and former TNA and ROH star, Doug Williams. Also appearing at the show will be Big Damo, Rampage Brown, "Iron Man" Joe Coffey, El Ligero, Martin Kirby, Jay Lethal, Jason "The Primate" Prime and Joe Hendry, all of whom also competed at the first WCPW shows. The July tapings are scheduled to be held at the O2 Academy Newcastle, England.
Other on-air personnel
||Manager of Rampage Brown
|Jack the Jobber
||Manager of Big Damo
|James R. Kennedy
||Manager of The Prospects
||Manager of The Primate
|WCPW World Heavyweight Championship
||Big Damo was crowned the inaugural champion at Build To Destroy special defeating Rampage Brown.
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