THE NEW ERA HISTORY OF
Early 2002 -
The sons of The Sheik, Edward and Thomas Farhat begin co-promoting
wrestling with Dennis Allen under the name Michigan Championship
company runs shows through 2002 across Michigan in cities such as
and Escanaba. Michigan Championship Wrestling features the likes of
Mahoney, Kevin Sullivan, The Sandman, New Jack, Simon Diamond, Johnny
Rock 'N Roll Express, Abdullah The Butcher, Devon Storm, Monty Brown,
Chris Candido, the Insane Clown Posse and a host of others.
June 21st, 2002 -
At a Michigan Championship Wrestling show at the IMA Sports Arena in
Sabu faces Devon Storm in the main event. During the match, Sabu is
Kevin Sullivan and Balls Mahoney. At that moment, Shaffee enters the
comes to Sabu's aid by jumping on Sullivan's back. Mahoney grabs
Shaffee and gives
him the Nutcracker Suite. With Sabu and Shaffee down, the Insane Clown
Esham make the save. After the melee, Sabu hires Shaffee as his
November 3rd, 2002 -
Michigan Championship Wrestling is bought out by Edward and Thomas
Farhats rename the company the All World Wrestling League. Dennis Allen
the new Commissioner.
January 17th, 2003 -
The All World Wrestling League announces that they have landed a
television deal in
March 8th, 2003 -
After two decades, Big Time Wrestling returns to television as presented
by the All
World Wrestling League. The show airs weekly in the Lansing, Battle
Rapids, Jackson and Kalamazoo TV markets.
April 5th, 2003 -
The AWWL presents their first live event. The show, called Capital City
takes place at Walter French Academy in Lansing, MI. In the main event,
Shaffee in his corner, defeats "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown in a classic
Sabu's World Wrestling Council Heavyweight Championship. Brown was a
replacement for Sean "Syxx-Pac" Waltman who failed to show up. Also in
night were The Rock 'N Roll Express, Kevin Sullivan, The Canadian
Martini, The Milwaukee Crusher, Anthony Rivera, Bull Lomax, C4, Thurston
Big Jake, The Great Mongo, Bryer Wellington, The Professor, Randy G,
Lady Victoria and Lady Dementia. That night, Lady Dementia broke her
arm as a
result of a DDT from Lady Victoria. Dementia hasn't wrestled since.
May 2003 -
Glen Gilberti, also known as Disco Inferno debuts in AWWL. In his only
the company, he is pinned in the middle of the ring by Sabu.
May 2003 -
The Xtreme Wrestling Alliance or XWA invades the AWWL. The XWA is
headed by Kevin
Sullivan and also includes Devon Storm, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Excitement, The
Crusher and others. The XWA vows to take over Big Time Wrestling by
the AWWL and their top star, Sabu.
June 7th 2003 -
Blackjack Phoenix defeats The Great Mongo in Lansing, MI to become the
AWWL Television Champion.
June 14th 2003 -
After holding the AWWL TV Title for just one week, Blackjack Phoenix
loses the belt
to Gorilla Barone in Lansing, Michigan.
July 18th 2003 -
AWWL presents First Stike at the Holland Civic Center in Holland, MI.
include Sabu pinning Balls Mahoney in the main event and Big Jake
Milwaukee Crusher in a Texas Death Match. That match was the first in
Stages Of Hell" series between Big Jake and The Milwaukee Crusher.
July 19th 2003 -
AWWL presents Mind Games at the Walter French Academy in Lansing, MI.
Devon Storm in the main event. The Milwaukee Crusher defeats Big Jake
in a Falls
Count Anywhere match in the second meeting in the "Three Stages Of
July 20th 2003 -
The AWWL presents a live event in Jackson, MI. Sabu pinned Balls
Mahoney in the
main event and The Milwaukee Crusher defeated Big Jake in a Last Man
to win the "Three Stages Of Hell" series and put an end to one of the
feuds in AWWL history. Also that night, Chris Sabin pinned Jimmy Jacobs
in one of
the most exciting matches in AWWL history.
August 2003 -
Roadwarrior Hawk makes his AWWL debut teaming with Sabu and Balls
Mahoney to beat
Kevin Sullivan, Devon Storm and The Milwaukee Crusher. Sadly, Hawk dies
November 2003 -
At a show called The Final Conflict at The Delta Plex in Grand Rapids,
defeats Kevin Sullivan to eliminate the XWA. Had Sullivan won, he then
had control over AWWL operations. Also on that card, Shaffee made his
debut against The Unknown Commentator. Before Unknown could get in the
Sullivan attacked him and then took a spike to Shaffee's forehead.
left a bloody mess after one of the most vicious attacks in wrestling
January 2004 -
The Milwaukee Crusher becomes the first ever AWWL Heavyweight Champion
an elimination steel cage match over Sabu, Gorilla Barone and Joe E.
Spring 2004 -
Crusher hires Truth Martini as his manager and is later joined by Jade.
with Sabu and amazingly manages to hold on to his championship.
Summer 2004 -
Commissioner Dennis Allen suspends Shaffee after the "Voice Of Violence"
repeatedly threatened great physical harm to him. Dennis Allen passes
two weeks later.
June 2004 -
The Milwaukee Crusher loses the AWWL Heavyweight Title to Balls
then drops the Title the following night to Ricky Stryc9.
July 2004 -
Edward and Thomas Farhat appoint Medicine as the new commissioner. In
first move, Medicine strips Gorilla Barone of the AWWL TV Title due to
that Barone had been in Italy and unable to defend the belt. Medicine
plans for a Fatal Four-Way match to crown a new TV Champion.
August 14th 2004 -
Quinson Valentino beats Big Jake, Thurston Brooks and Gutter in the
to win the vacant AWWL Television Championship.
August 21st 2004 -
Medicine allows Shaffee to appear on TV but not at live arena events as
official suspension report had stated.
October 2004 -
Shaffee reveals that Big Jake has been forced to portray a "cheesy
that the time has come for Jake to be his real self, Eddie Venom.
that, the most shocking event in AWWL history takes place as Shaffee
Medicine with Venom, Truth Martini and Jade. Shaffee then proclaims
that the XWA
is back and he is the new leader.
December 19th 2004 -
At Season's Beatings at The Temple Club in Lansing, MI, Shaffee and
face Medicine, Gorilla Barone and The Milwaukee Crusher in the main
Shaffee and Truth are being beaten severely late in the match, the
come out of the crowd and into the ring to help the XWA members in
need. This is
the first sign of inter-promotional relations between the AWWL and
as the Bump-N-Uglies are from IWR, or Independent Wrestling Revolution,