Post by A Ghost in the Wind on Jun 7, 2012 19:02:36 GMT -5
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Pure Class Wrestling (PCW) hopes to provide its handlers with more than just a wrestling-based game; We aim to provide a laid back community where users can interact with one another on The Board, participate in polls, and roleplay with handlers of every skill level.
The core group of handlers in PCW are competitive (this IS a competitive writing game), but they are also funny, sarcastic, witty, smart, douchey, opinionated, annoying, friendly, and generally great people. Our community aims to be the best, and to many, we are. We have to be- almost every one leaves comes back!
When it comes to us, we believe as long as you participate, you'll have a great stay. But that only starts after you register to the forum and post your profile.
So come on in, give us a try, and enjoy the ride. Just leave Eira's mustache alone.
(Read: Real history mixed in with PCW canonical history)
The original Pure Class Wrestling (PCW) was formed on the MSN Circuit back in 2003. It was an entirely new promotion that replaced “The Icemann" Luis Malave's old Perfect Wrestling Alliance federation. Although PCW quickly rose through the ranks of the MSN Circuit, it almost just as quickly fizzled out and closed due to a few personal issues of long-standing owner "The Icemann." To cover business costs, Luis first used Pure Class Wrestling as a developmental territory, but then proceeded to sell all assets of Pure Class Wrestling to friend and fellow promoter Paul “Lee” Williams.
After a few month sabbatical from the business, “The Icemann” joined up with the well-known Internet Wrestling League (IWL), which was run and founded by the same man who Luis sold PCW to- Paul Williams. The IWL originally gained prominence on the Geeksoft Network of promotions, but sought out to make a name of their own as an independent promotion. Luis quickly won the IWL World Heavyweight Championship, but soon found himself back on the management side of things after IWL Vice President Adam Miller disappeared from the promotion. Paul Williams offered Luis the position of Interim VP, and, after losing the IWL World Championship, “The Icemann” accepted the role.
With Luis as the new Interim VP, IWL rose to ranks it had never seen before. Due to his acumen as a promoter, and his experience as a performer, Luis was able to bring in a vast array of talented wrestlers. Mr. Malave also formed deep business relationships with some of the better-known IWL Superstars and mentored some of their lesser-known Superstars. However, after a few month reign as IWL VP, Luis was unceremoniously relieved of his duties when Paul Williams hired Leon Holmes as commissioner and former Vice President Adam Miller rejoined the scene. “The Icemann” was a bit bitter about the demotion, but, after VP Miller disappeared less than a week later, Luis once again was offered, and accepted, the role as Interim Vice President.
Although the initial demotion caused frustration, it would be a blessing in disguise. Luis worked into his new contract as Interim VP that after a month's time, if Luis was still unhappy with the way IWL was going, or was demoted again, he would be able to leave the promotion and regain all rights to the PCW assets. After a month's time, Luis and Paul agreed to part ways with one another. This led to Luis leaving the IWL and re-creating Pure Class Wrestling.
Luis joined the Proboards Network in February of 2005, and began seeking out talent and staff. “The Icemann” hired many of his former employees throughout the promotions he ran, and also hired “The Captain” Alejandro Walker as President. Two IWL Superstars who became loyal to “The Icemann” jumped ship, becoming two of the first superstars of the recreated PCW. Those two superstars were Loki, who had wrestled as Chaos in the IWL, and Pegasus.
Through his connection with The Anarchist Jason Willard and Loco, two former members of PCW who had joined IWL after Luis became VP, “The Icemann” was able to secure a contract with Landon Divine. Another superstar who jumped ship was the late Kyle Cross, who had been one of Luis's biggest foes in the IWL. Mr. Malave was also able to secure the talent of, relatively unknown at the time, Ace Anderson through a connection he made with Senor Smurf back in the Perfect Wrestling Alliance days. Many other superstars, such as Slither, Angelica Night, Sean Hunter, Innovator, “The Prophet” Marcus Murdoc, Sexay Jay, Grimm, "Mr. Mr. Showtime" Michael Wryght, The Painted Assassin, and Black Ice were soon to join. The PCW was officially back in business.
By September 2005, PCW was doing so well that it was able to buy out rival promotion Golden Canvas Grappling (GCG). By doing so, Pure Perfection Incorporated (now known as Pure Class Wrestling Enterprises), the parent company of PCW, acquired the contracts of some GCG's stars, including that of former GCG Owner Dan Ellis (Tyler Scott). Two of the more notorious names to come out of the acquisition were Hellhound and the often-ridiculed Zellmo. Of all the talent that arrived, the only one that adjusted to the buyout was Non Compos Mentis, who became one of the biggest stars in Pure Class Wrestling history and a Hall of Famer.
Around the time of PCW being infiltrated by GCG members, Pure Perfection Incorporated replaced Alejandro Walker as President with PCW business consultant Skylar Marshall. Also around this time, Pure Perfection Inc. signed the team of Unbesiegbar (later known as Dominion), two members from the fabled promotion Hardcore Hell Wrestling. That signing brought forth arguably the single greatest Superstar in PCW history, PCW Hall of Famer- Ris - The Former Lantlas.
Over the course of the next year, PCW was headlined by Lantlas defending the PCW World Championship against Ace Anderson and others, and even had championship exchanges with Grimm. However, Lantlas's run at the top was shortened by a leave from PCW Owner Luis Malave. Before Mr. Malave took time off, Luis appointed Lantlas as Interim Authority Figure, and Lantlas removed himself from active competition during that time.
Eventually, Luis would come back to PCW and regain control, and once again named Skylar Marshall as President. But times were different, and after a few bad business gambles, and the inability to sign new talent to replace departing talent, PCW closed in mid-2007, but not before signing one of the most loved Superstars in PCW history- Heavy Metal.
PCW tried to bounce back in 2008, but after a month, it was realized that the timing was off and the promotion closed its doors once more. This time, the feeling was that it was a permanent closure. “The Icemann” himself even guaranteed that there would be no future attempts at bringing the PCW back from the dead, and sold the majority of PCW contracts to a fellow promoter of Evolution Pro Wrestling (EPW).
After closing the PCW, Luis took another sabbatical from the business, but resurfaced on the Geeksoft Network roughly a year later (later renamed to the GFed Wrestling Network) and used his experience as a promoter and judge of talent to start up the I.R.S.- or Icemann Rankings Service. By using the I.R.S., Luis was able to stay in the business, keep up with old and new talent, and satisfy any wrestling itch that may be surfacing. PCW was long gone, and "The Icemann" had really thought his words about the closure of PCW would stand true.
But they say, “never say never in professional wrestling,” for a reason. In 2011, close to three years after closing the doors of PCW, a rally of support from fans and former wrestlers alike, convinced “The Icemann” to reopen the promotion. The first thing “The Icemann” did was repurchase the assets he sold to the now-defunct EPW. The next thing that occurred was recruiting a roster of Superstars. Lots of former PCW Superstars returned, including Lantlas, Grimm, Non Compos Mentis, Mr. Showtime, Heavy Metal, LoKi, Pegasus, Murdoc, Nacho Grande, and Ace Anderson. New superstars to the promotion, some originating from the GFed Wrestling Network, also signed on, including Sadistic, Jason Scene, and Mike Park- a man who would later gain infamy after becoming PCW World Champion and then becoming a baby killer.
After a rewarding 2011, which saw longtime PCW Superstars LoKi and Justin "Stormm" Michaels finally become PCW World Champions, as well as fan favorites Nacho Grande and Heavy Metal carving their names in PCW history through their brutal feud with the dastardly Dillinger Brothers, Phinehas Grimm and Billy Sadistic, PCW continued on in 2012.
2012 saw many new PCW Superstars emerge, with Whitey Ford, 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕻𝖗𝖔𝖒𝖎𝖘𝖊𝖉 𝕰𝖓𝖉, Cory Steel, Eira, =Q=, and many others starting to carve their own niche in PCW lore. 2012 also was the year that brought LoKi and Heavy Metal into the PCW Hall of Fame for their in-character merits, while Rick Ellis, a worker behind the scenes who and the brother of Golden Canvas Grappling owner Dan Ellis, saw his stock increase; that stock increase allowed him to make his way into the OOC wing of the Hall of Fame.
In 2013, we saw the arrival of the odd Nathan Saniti, Dollface, Tyler Scott, The New Breed Foundation, and many others; We also saw Murdoc make his way into the PCW Hall of Fame, while backstage hands Shannon and Nate joined the OOC Hall of Fame.
2014 has seen lots of new faces come into the promotion, such as Joka, Seth Archer, Alexa Black, Stacy Jones, Derek Cosmos, Gem, and so many others. 2014 was also the year Murdoc finally won The Icemann Invitational Tournament (the year before saw Ace Anderson win the tournament and become the first two-time tournament winner).
While some of the superstars of old have either left or retired, PCW continues on with a mixture of the old guard and new talent alike. One thing is for certain though- PCW is here and has no plans on going anywhere!
(Most, though not all, of this stuff is kayfabe. We do play in a fantasy world!)
• Pure Class Wrestling Enterprises (PCWE), the parent company of Pure Class Wrestling, is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The company is privately traded and has roughly 150 on-site employees.
• PCW's corporate entity went through a few name changes. It started out as Pure Perfection Incorporated then was renamed Pure Class Entertainment Group and has now settled on Pure Class Wrestling Enterprises.
• PCWE has smaller offices of roughly 50 employees in Charlotte, North Carolina, Augusta, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina.
• PCW Superstars are paid on a per match basis. Some superstars may receive signing bonuses when they join the Pure Class Wrestling roster. Other bonuses, as well as fines, may be given throughout a Superstar's employment with PCW.
• There is a Wellness Program committed in trying to keep PCW Drug and Susbtance Abuse-Free. The program consists of randomly drug-testing employees a minimum of three times a year. Policies in terms of discipline for failing tests are kept confidential.
• Pure Class Wrestling promotes all their events from the Pure Class Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.
• PCWE owns the Pure Class Arena and leases the venue out on days wrestling is not held. The P.C. Arena (for short) has been home to art exhibits, rodeos, sporting events, and live-action theater.
• Pure Class Arena can hold upward of 16,500 fans, but due to set design, usually holds a capacity limit of roughly 15,000.
• Pure Class Arena Security (PCAS; pronounced, “P-Cass”) is the formal name of the security team that guards the Pure Class Arena; PCAS is an owned entity of PCWE. Pure Class Wrestling has a contract with PCAS for their services. PCAS has a security strength of 30 and is lead by "Double D" Domino D'Angelo and Head of Security "Big" Dave Brandt.
• The Owner of PCW, and the CEO and Chairman of PCWE, is “The Icemann” Luis Malave. Through PCWE, “The Icemann” also runs a chain of strip clubs under the “Chick 'N' Strip” brand. Recently, Luis has sold his Polar Ice cola and energy drinks to a major soft drink distributor.
• Historically, PCW's biggest Pay-Per-View has been Mass Destruction. Other flagship PPVs are: Living a Legacy, Deadly Intentions, and Return to Glory.
• PCW's flagship television show is PCW Tuesday Night Trauma- usually referred to as just Trauma. Trauma is held every other Tuesday on E! between 8 and 10 pm. E! is very flexible with PCW's Trauma, and will often televise the event to its conclusion- no matter how late the show may run.
• At this moment, Skylar Marshall is a minority share holder of Pure Class Wrestling, purchasing the stocks of "Mr. Showtime" Michael Wryght, who had previously purchased the shares of Miguel Malone, cousin of PCW Owner and Majority Share Holder "The Icemann" Luis Malave. The Majority Shareholder, as well as Chairman of the Executive Committee, is "The Icemann" Luis Malave. The on-screen authority figures is Frank Foley. Other key people on the committee are unknowns only known as Rick (not to be confused with OOC Hall of Famer Rick) and Kris.
• As of now, these are the current PCW Hall of Famers:
IC HOFers: Ace Anderson, Pegasus, Lantlas, Heavy Metal, LoKi, Tha UnHoly Alliance, Murdoc, The Fallen Five, and Non Compos Mentis.
OOC HOFers: Drew, Jacob, Alex, Rick, Tom, Luis, Justin, Shannon, Mike, and Josh.
• The longest single-reigning World Champion in PCW history is Whitey Ford, who held the title for 268 days. That's over 8 months long!
• The longest total-reigning World Champion in PCW history is Lantlas, who held the title for a combined 381 days in his three reigns as Champion. That means Lantlas has held the title for a combined length of over a year! Amazing!
• The longest single-reigning and total-reigning International Champion in PCW history is Whitey Ford, who held onto the title for 408 days. That's over a year! Side-note: The previous record holder, Heavy Metal (211 days), did not actually lose the title, but instead had to vacate it due to injury.
• The longest single-reigning North American Champion in PCW history is MONROE, who held the title for 254 days. That's over 8 months long!
• The longest total-reigning North American Champion in PCW history is Non Compos Mentis. NCM once held the title for 232 days, in a single stint. In regards to total-reigns, NCM held the title for a combined 447 days in his four reigns as champion. NCM is arguably the greatest North American Champion of all-time!
• The longest single-reigning Tag Team Champions in PCW history are Grimm & Sadistic. The two held the titles for 183 days, which translates to 5 months and 30 days.
• The longest-reigning Underground King or Queen in PCW history is Gem, who had carried the crown for 147 days. Gem was also the first Underground Queen in PCW history.
• The most consecutive title defenses of the Genesis Championship belongs to Kelli Starr. She was able to defend the title successfully 5 times in-a-row.
• As of this writing, Ace Anderson is the only two-time winner of The Icemann Invitational Tournament.
Accurate as of May 1, 2015