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Defiant Wrestling, formerly What Culture Pro Wrestling, shuts down

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Defiant Wrestling, formerly What Culture Pro Wrestling, has officially announced that it’s shutting down as of today. In its three year run, the company has served as a great platform for the UK Wrestling scene.

Several stars, including Pete Dunne, Joe Coffey, Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay, and WWE UK Champion Walter, were able to reach worldwide audiences thanks to the promotion. Drew McIntyre even appeared for them several times, managing to capture the WCPW Championship from NXT UK’s Joseph Conners before losing it to Martin Kirby 150 days later.

Adam Pacitti, one of the men responsible for bringing WCPW to life early on, and former WCPW General Manager, responded to the closure by thanking the company for introducing stars like Martin Kirby, Joe Hendry, and Joseph Conners to a larger audience.

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    Sadly the writing has been on the wall for a while. In the early days they were pulling in some pretty big names from all over the world, and some of the UKs biggest names, but in recent times they have been using mostly virtually unknown talent and their attendance dropped significantly.