Professional Championship Wrestling is founded by Ken and Ann Rock. The WWX World Wrestling X-Treme training school was opened in Rowville, Victoria.
2000 - MARIO MILANO PRESENTS PCW ACTION
The Legendary Mario Milano joins Professional Championship Wrestling alongside veteran wrestler George “The Hitman” Julio. Milano and Julio help groom the new era of wrestlers which would include The Enforcer, Spike Steel, Lee Star and Mad Dog McCrea, among others.
2002 - PCW HITS THE ROAD
Currently staging events in Rowville, PCW for the first time takes the show on the road to HMAS Cerberus, Melton and Mildura.
2004 - NEW VENUE, NEW TOURS
With a rejuvenated roster which included Daniel Swagger, Trikki, Sinister and Danny Psycho, PCW moves its events to the Polish Club in Rowville, and takes the show on the road to Frankston, Geelong, Albion, Mildura and Warrnambool. PCW action makes its way to Darwin for the first time ever.
2010 - REBOOT
Professional Championship Wrestling reboots touring Rosebud and returning to Rowville. The Slam Pro Wrestling Academy is opened in Hallam and would go on to produce wrestlers including Mark Kage, Anthony Dangerfield, WAIK and Tome Filip, among others.
2011 - DESTINY
PCW introduces a landmark show called “Destiny”. The annual event features a Ladder Match where PCW Slam wrestlers compete for the chance to win a 12-month Main Show contract with the company. PCW’s first student is signed to a WWE contract, Tenille Dashwood (Emma).
2013 - POPULARITY BOOM
PCW’s second student is signed to a WWE contract, Matt Silva (Buddy Murphy). PCW records its most successful tour to date, selling out the Warrnambool Stadium at “Coastal Conflict”.
2014 - CUSTOM BUILT VENUE
Due to the ongoing popularity of Professional Championship Wrestling events, PCW would partner with the South Eastern Entertainment Centre in Ferntree Gully to build Australia’s only purpose built facility. The Slam Pro Wrestling Academy is renamed to the PCW Academy, and talent continue to thrive including Cass Stone, Nate Cross, Nash Archer and Stevie Filip.
2016 - PCW BREAKS RECORDS
PCW recorded its biggest year yet, with over 53 events staged to thousands of spectators throughout the year. The PCW Academy expansion continued with a second school opened in Geelong. PCW exclusively hosted international wrestling Superstar King Ricochet.
2017 - UNPRECEDENTED 40% GROWTH IN NUMBER OF EVENTS
All new live event brands are introduced, including PCW Ignition, PCW Evolution (Geelong), PCW Summer Series and PCW Pancakes & Piledrivers, while PCW Slam featuring up and coming wrestlers moves exclusively to Friday nights. Former WWE Superstar Austin Aries holds a seminar at the PCW Academy, Sammy Falcon wins the annual Destiny Ladder Match and the company continues its fundraising efforts with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
2019 - STADIUM EVENT
PCW introduces a new annual event “Grandslam”, to be held at the State Basketball Centre. The event would go on to become the highest attended local wrestling event in Australia in over two decades.
2020 - COVID
PCW kicks off 2020 with our Summer Series Tournament, won by Cass Stone. In March, PCW would stage Grandslam at the State Basketball Centre in front of another record breaking crowd. This event would be our last for 8 months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
2021 - RETURN TO EVENTS
With audiences again permitted by the Victorian government (subject to social distancing), PCW action returned to the South Eastern Entertainment Centre in late 2020. In January 2021, PCW became the first Australian promotion to stream live on Global TV giant FITE.tv.