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Metro Pro Wrestling (MPW) is an independent wrestling organization operating out of Kansas City, Kansas. The company began with its first television taping event on June 5, 2010, and has since put on monthly events which are all taped and aired on Time Warner Cable Metro Sports.
Metro Pro Wrestling became the first wrestling organization to be based out of Kansas City and hold regular (monthly) shows, in 25 years. The last promotion to call Kansas City home was All Star Wrestling (aka Central States), which ran shows out of the historic Memorial Hall (site of the first Metro Pro TV taping).
Metro Pro Wrestling was created by former WWE employee Chris Gough, who works at Time Warner Cable Metro Sports as an anchor/producer in Kansas City, Missouri. The hour-long television program premieres every Saturday night at 11 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Metro Sports in Kansas City in both standard definition and high definition. It also airs on Comcast, Knology of Kansas and Time Warner Nebraska. The show replays multiple times during the week.
Metro Pro Wrestling was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA); acting as the official Kansas City-area representative for the organization, from June 2010 to October 2012. During that time, Metro Pro housed Match #4 of the Seven Levels of Hate Series between "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana. Pearce defeated Cabana on July 21, 2012, to become a Five-Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. It was the first time the NWA World Heavyweight Championship had changed hands in Kansas City since Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes on September 17, 1981.
Metro Pro Wrestling TV
Metro Pro Wrestling began an hour-long television series in September 2010. The program premieres each Saturday night at 11 p.m. CT on Time Warner Cable's Metro Sports, Comcast, Knology of Kansas in the Kansas City area. It also is simulcast on Time Warner Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. The commentators for the program are play-by-play man, Dave Borchardt, and color man, Chris Gough. Stars who have been showcased on Metro Pro TV are Trevor Murdoch, Tommy Dreamer, Adam Pearce, Colt Cabana, Angel Medina, MsChif and Harley Race. The television program is taped one Saturday a month at Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Four one-hour episodes are taped at each television taping event.
- MPW Heavyweight Championship
- MPW Central States Championship
- MPW Kansas Heavyweight Championship
- MPW Tag Team Championship