Over the past several weeks, key personnel in What Culture Pro Wrestling have left the organization, and with those departures, it looks like WCPW is undergoing a complete facelift. They announced yesterday that they are re-branding and becoming Defiant Wrestling.
The announcement was made alongside a YouTube video that revealed that Stu Bennett (the former Wade Barrett) will be the General Manager of the promotion, which will kick off under its new branding on December 4th.
18 months ago, we launched a wrestling promotion in a warehouse with a leaky roof. It was cold, it was rainy, we didn’t know if anybody would come. Since then, we’ve taken that same promotion all over the world. Worked with some of the greatest names in the business’s history, as well as it’s future. Packed out concert halls, exhibition centres, sports arenas, and WrestleMania. We’ve defied skepticism, we’ve defied criticism, we’ve defied expectations, misconceptions, preconceptions. We’ve defied the belief that wrestling is on the decline. We’ve defied the conventions of what some people think wrestling should be. We’ve defied everyone who said that this wouldn’t work. British wrestling is booming, and we believe that fans deserve a promotion that brings together incredible in-ring work and compelling drama, and puts it all in front of passionate audiences. We believe in taking these shows to venues across the entire country and we believe it should be available and accessible to everyone. We defy those who don’t. From December 4th, WCPW is relaunching as. From December 4th we are Defiant Wrestling. A promotion that will help showcase Britain as pro wrestling’s hottest territory. A promotion that will help put the very best talent in front of the world’s greatest fans. We can do this because we have the support, we have the skills, we have the belief and the passion. And we have the General Manager. We Are Defiant.
It was also announced that a dedicated subscription service will launch ahead of the December 4th PPV: Access Defiant. It will have a library of past WCPW broadcasts, along with new features including documentaries, a forum, and discount codes for tickets and merchandise.