IPW: UK To Cease Operations After 16 Years Due To ‘Changes In British Wrestling Climate’
In a Facebook post released earlier today, International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom announced that they’d be winding down operations at the end of 2019.
IPW LIVE EVENTS TO FINISH IN 2019
— International Pro Wrestling (@IPWUK) November 15, 2019
The company has a rich history of over 15 years, however with many changes in the British wrestling climate in the last 2 years, it has been decided that this is an appropriate time to draw an end to live events.
A quick glance at the list of former champions in the promotion will tell you some of the reasons why the promotion is ceasing operations. NXT UK stars Danny Burch and Dave Mastiff, ROH signee Mark Haskins and AEW’s Kip Sabian all feature there.
The last show on their schedule will be Undisputed III, which will feature the last defense of the IPW World Champion. Current champion Rob Lynch will face Robert Sharpe in the main event of a card that also features Joey Ryan in a prominent bout. The event takes place at the Maidstone Leisure Centre on December 15.
The company promises that this “isn’t the end of IPW” and that its rich history will be promoted in the future. No further details about what the future might be are provided in the post.