Wrestling Retribution Project is a professional wrestling television program developed by Jeff Katz. Founded in 2011, the promotion is based on a 13 week serial schedule. Upon completion of production, the program will be distributed by Image Entertainment, and will be available via streaming media and DVD.
In early 2011, Former VP of Production at 20th Century Fox and New Line Cinema, Jeff Katz, began venting frustrations via his Twitter page with the current wrestling product broadcast worldwide by companies such as WWE and Impact Wrestling. In May 2011, he began a fundraising drive via the donation website Kickstarter with a goal to raise $100,000 for an alternative wrestling venture. By June 21, 2011, the goal was achieved through 187 donations. Shortly thereafter, casting and pre-production of the series began.
The cast of WRP was unveiled via Geekweek.com, and includes wrestlers with experience with both major federations, as well as the Independent circuit.
|Scott Colton||Also known as Colt Cabana in the independent circuit, and Scotty Goldman in WWE. Former Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion with partner CM Punk.|
|Len Olson||Known as "Dr. Luther." Previously retired hardcore wrestler from Canada. Best Man in the wedding of former WWE Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho.|
|Ken Doane||Previously known in WWE as Kenny Dystkra. Held the WWE Tag Team Championship as a member of the Spirit Squad.|
|Alex Zikos||Also known as "Alex Reynolds." From Bethpage, New York. Trained by former ECW star Mikey Whipwreck.|
|Tyson Smith||Also known as Kenny Omega. Formerly in the WWE Developmental system. Co-held the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling with Kota Ibushi.|
|Hassan Assad||Also known as MVP. Former WWE United States Champion, and the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling.|
|Sam Johnston||Better known as Sami Callihan, and nicknamed "The New Horror." Involved with Combat Zone Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and other independent companies.|
|Dara Daivari||Previously known in WWE and TNA as Daivari. Former TNA X Division Champion.|
|Emil Sitoci||European grappler from the Netherlands.|
|Drew Hankinson||Previously known in the WWE as Festus and Luke Gallows. Also a former member of the Straight Edge Society stable.|
|Fergal Devitt||Better known as Prince Devitt in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion.|
|Ben Muth||Former left tackle with the Stanford Cardinal, retired from football due to injury. Trained in wrestling under Lance Storm.|
|Jonathan Figueroa||Born in Puerto Rico and currently living in Brooklyn, New York, Jonathan Figueroa has garnered widespread acclaim over the past decade as the high-flying "Amazing Red."|
|Michael Oberegger||Trained by Johnny Devine, 25 year old Michael Oberegger has quickly gained a cult following across the Canadian wrestling scene as the entertaining (and certifiable) "Psycho" Mike Rollins.|
|Chad Allegra||Currently one half of the IWGP and GHC Tag Team Champions, Chad Allegra (aka "Karl Anderson") has made a name for himself as one of the most prominent American performers working in Japan today.|
|Joseph Ryan Meehan||As one of the founders of the acclaimed PWG promotion and head trainer for Mach One, Joseph Ryan Meehan has, as "Joey Ryan," become a staple of the Southern California wrestling scene.|
|Shawn Spears||A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, Ronnie Arneill was a lifelong wrestling fan who decided in grade school that he was destined for a life inside the squared circle. Trained for the ring by Eric Young, Arneill would debut as "Shawn Spears" in 2002 and would quickly become a top performer on the Canadian wrestling scene.|
|Pat Buck||A native of Queens, New York, Patrick Buckridge would parlay his athletic background in martial arts and lacrosse into a career inside the squared circle. Training initially with the Critical Mass Pro Wrestling school, Buckridge - as "Pat Buck" - would soon head to Florida to learn under the legendary Dory Funk Jr.|
|Trisha LaFache||A native of New York, Trisha LaFache has built a diverse body of work since finding her initial success with a series of appearances across NBC's LAW & ORDER franchise. From national television spots for AT&T, T-Mobile and Staples to ESPN's THE BRONX IS BURNING on down to the daytime drama GUIDING LIGHT, LaFache quickly made her mark on the New York acting scene.|
|Adam Pearce||4 time - NWA Champion, Adam Pearce has emerged as a major player on the independent scene over the past decade.|
|Timothy Thatcher||Standing 6'3" and 16 stone, Tim Moura started his wrestling career in 2006 after training at Sacramento's Supreme Pro Wrestling Training Academy. The son of a Portuguese immigrant father and a British immigrant mother, Moura made his first trip to the UK in 2007, spending three months working in England for All Star Wrestling and Premiere Promotions.|
|Kevin Matthews||Standing 6'5" and weighing in at 245 lbs, Brooklyn native Kevin Matthew McDonald dreamed of being a professional wrestler since he was four years old.|
|Shaun Ricker||A native of Hagerstown, MD, Shaun Ricker has long sought to combine his athletic skills and theatrical background. Standing 6'1" and weighing 230 lbs, Ricker was a high school standout in football, baseball, basketball and cross country, the latter sport earning him several college scolarship offers. After enrolling at West Virginia University, Ricker would eventually combine his passions inside the wrestling ring, finally moving to Cincinnati, OH following his 20th birthday to begin training at the Heartland Wrestling Association under Les Thatcher and Cody Hawk.
industry-wide respect as the hardcore legend "Tommy Dreamer."
|Lance Storm||A native of Calgary........Alberta, Canada, Lance Storm has run the gamut from being a highly respected in-ring performer to being one of the leading trainers and commentators in the wrestling world today.|
|Thomas Laughlin||A native of Yonkers, New York, Thomas Laughlin has earned international fame and industry-wide respect as the hardcore legend "Tommy Dreamer."|