The National Wrestling League, headquartered out of Hagerstown, Maryland, was founded by Dick Caricofe in 1988, and has held professional wrestling events throughout the US and overseas in Guam, Saipan, Pohnpei, Hawaiian Islands, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. WWE and TNA superstar Mick Foley won his very first professional wrestling championship when he captured the NWL heavyweight title on the island of Guam in 1991. The SPWTC is also the home of the HOUSE of PAIN Wrestling Federation, founded by John Rambo in 1997. The HoPWF holds bi-weekly events in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, along with evening events at the NWL's Superior Pro Wrestling Training Center in Hagerstown, Maryland.


List of NWL/HoPWF alumni

  • Andy Pain
  • Baltimore Brawler
  • Bill Collier
  • Blood
  • Brady Hart
  • Brandon Scott
  • Butch Hess
  • Carnage
  • Chace Rawlings
  • Chris Burns
  • Chrono Chris
  • "Bigtime" Cory Bush
  • Dokken
  • Erik Polaris
  • EZ Money
  • Flandingo Martinez
  • Flucko the Clown
  • Gusten Uberstud
  • J-Balla
  • JR Flurry
  • Jeremy Izzy
  • Jersey Kid
  • John Rambo
  • Joey Pain
  • Luca the Tsmanian Devil
  • The Mighty Meatball
  • Mikey Valentino
  • Nick Hunt
  • Nui the Samoan
  • Psycrotes
  • "Cocky" Rocky DiCola
  • Ryan Fitch
  • Samoan Thunder Lance
  • Shorty Smalls
  • Stash
  • Todd Hill
  • Tremor
  • Vinnie Dicola
  • William Farnsworth
  • Brittany Force
  • Kacee Carlisle
  • Niya
  • Butch Hess & The Rev
  • Body Count (Tytan & Lawless)
  • Crucial Impact (Tytan & Dokken)
  • Doink the Clown & Napalm
  • Extremely Cocky (Rocky & Vinnie DiCola)
  • John Rambo & Headshrinker Samu
  • Killer Studs (Gustin Uberstud & Brandon Scott)
  • Ollie Shorts & Hoss the Boss Chesterfield
  • The Hit Squad (Drolix and Kindred)


House of Pain Wrestling Federation

National Wrestling League

National Wrestling League/House of Pain Wrestling Federation