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PWI Recognizes IWTV & PAWD Titles As World Championships

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PWI RECOGNIZES IWTV & PAWD TITLES AS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) has officially conferred World Championship status on The IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship and Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Championship.

The announcement came just hours before IWTV 100, where IWTV Independent Wrestling World Champion Wheeler Yuta made the 100th defense of the title against current number one contender Daniel Garcia. The Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Champion, Trish Adora, was also in action as she teamed with Lee Moriarty against AEW’s Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander.

The tradition of PWI assigning World Championship status to major titles goes back decades, tracing its origins to the early years of wrestling and boxing magazines, who used the designation as a way to signal to readers which championships were most significant. PWI has been highly selective over the years in applying the World Championship distinction, in effect serving as a neutral sanctioning body for wrestlers, wrestling promotions and fans.

Reached for comment, PWI Editor-in Chief Kevin McElvaney explained the publication’s decision.

“Both the IWTV and PAWD belts are traveling symbols of wrestling achievement and greatness. Like the original NWA World heavyweight championship, they cross territorial and promotional lines, inviting the very best wrestlers to earn the right to hold them. For that reason, these prizes are spoken of with reverence by competitors the world over.”

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Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander Team At IWTV 100

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Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander team at IWTV 100!

IWTV will celebrate the 100th defense of the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship on Sunday, August 8th in Williamstown, New Jersey at the H2O Wrestling Center with a special live event – IWTV 100.

While the title match has yet to be confirmed, two matches have been announced featuring four former IWTV Independent Wrestling Champions.

Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander vs Lee Moriarty & Trish Adora

WARHORSE vs John Wayne Murdoch

The Independent Wrestling title was established in 2017 and as of this moment, has been defended 97 times. Current champion, Wheeler YUTA, will make his second defense of the title and the 98th overall, on Thursday July 1st at Beyond Wrestling.

Tickets for IWTV 100 are now on sale.

Tickets for IWTV 100

IWTV 100 Streams Live August 8th From Williamstown, NJ

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IWTV 100 STREAMS LIVE AUGUST 8TH FROM WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ

IWTV will celebrate the 100th defense of the IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship on Sunday, August 8th in Williamstown, New Jersey at the H2O Wrestling Center with a special live event – IWTV 100.

The title was established in 2017 and as of this moment has been defended 96 times. Current champion, Wheeler YUTA, will make his first defense of the title and the 97th overall, on Thursday June 3rd at Beyond Wrestling’s Project Dolphin.

The full IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship Timeline is available here.

Tickets for IWTV 100 will go on sale this Friday, May 28th, with talent announcements soon to follow.

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