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Elite Answers Wrestling
EAW
Information
Acronym EAW
Formerly called Extreme Answers Wrestling
Industry Professional wrestling
Sports entertainment
Streaming media
Headquarters Flag of the United States Newark, New Jersey, United States
Area Served Worldwide
Episodes ~1300 episodes
Theme Music "Girl Gang" by Leikeli 47 (Empire)
“I Hope You Suffer” by AFI (Dynasty)
“Leave It All Behind” by Cult to Follow (Showdown)
"33rd Blakk Glass" by ZilaKami & SosMula (Voltage)
Brand(s) Empire
Dynasty
Showdown
Voltage
Additional Shows Showdown, Dynasty, Voltage, Empire
Established June 20, 2007
Management
Chairmen Mr. DEDEDE
CM Banks
COO Xavier Williams
Vice President Amber Keys
Writer(s) Amber Keys & Cameron Ella Ava (Empire)
Remi Skyfire (Dynasty)
Raven Roberts (Showdown)
Kassidy Heart (Voltage)
Head(s) of GFX
Founder(s) Ronn Banks
MaK
Evan
External Links
Website http://new.eawrestling.com/

http://eawnetwork.com/

Elite Answers Wrestling (EAW) is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling. It has branched out into other fields, including film, music, and various other business ventures.

As in other professional wrestling promotions, EAW shows are not legitimate contests, but purely entertainment-based, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though wrestlers are professionals and require a great host of athleticism to perform moves and often includes moves that can put performers at risk of injury if not performed correctly.

EAW was initially considered the second largest wrestling promotion in the United States behind Answers Wrestling Federation (AWF). Since mid-2007, EAW has has since overtaken the now defunct AWF as number one through its international partnerships, expanded visibility, and establishing its own online streaming service in 2016.

EAW features five brands: Empire, Dynasty, Showdown, Voltage, and the mainly developmental brand Battleground. alongside brand-exclusive and inter-branded marquee events.

Company history

The Rise of EAW

Elite Answers Wrestling was created in June of 2007 by CM Banks, as well as Mak and Evan, gaining a cult-like following. Following the demise of parent company, Answers Wrestling Federation, EAW regained its independence in December 2007 after drawing the highest ratings in the sports titan company as the #1 brand. Backed by a conglomerate of wealthy billionaires, EAW has been given the freedom and financial independence from day one to put on as scintillating a product as they can, mixing heavy drama with dizzying displays of athleticism and an unparalleled sports element found in very few wrestling promotions.

EAW holds four active weekly shows, including the flagship show ‘Saturday Night Showdown’ that stands as the longest weekly episodic show in major wrestling history. Along with it comes the critically heralded ‘Friday Night Dynasty’, as well as the award winning show brimming with young talent ‘Sunday Night Voltage’. EAW’s female wrestlers are showcased on ‘Thursday Night Empire’. EAW hosts monthly marquee events, hosted on television as well as provided on the EAW Network which has garnered close to 20 million subscribers worldwide.

EAW over the years made an effort to expand its market as well as crush the competition around it. From it’s inception in 2007 EAW started out in the North Eastern region of the United States, with it’s headquarters located in New Jersey. EAW quickly expanded upon regaining it’s independence from AWF. In 2008 the critically and commercially successful major event, ‘Pain for Pride 1’ took EAW to new heights, making it a national phenomenon. By Pain for Pride 2 EAW became solidified as the number 1 company in the United States, and by Pain for Pride 3 in 2010 EAW marked its territory as a global force.

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EAW's current alternate logo

Currently EAW is responsible for the rejuvenation of combat sports, creating the biggest box office attraction in pro wrestling, boxing or MMA since the 1980s. It is now a worldwide phenomenon, responsible for selling out seats relatively easily in the United States and putting on a sellout world tour in the year of 2015.

In April of 2018, EAW purchased a majority stake in REVOLT! Pro Combat. In the deal, EAW acquires all of REVOLT's assets and likenesses. The transaction stipulates that all wrestlers with REVOLT! Pro Combat contracts will now be under EAW contracts. The purchase strengthens EAW's stranglehold on the wrestling industry, once again asserting itself as a global wrestling giant and expanding upon its empire by ensuring an even brighter future looming on the horizons of tomorrow.

EAW is now currently a monopoly in professional wrestling, with a widespread reputation of being “major league pro wrestling”. It is the third largest sports promotion in the United States behind the NFL and the NBA, and has catapulted wrestling into being one of the most watched sports in the world. In 2016 EAW enjoyed its highest year of revenue, drawing a net of over $2 billion in revenue due to it’s television contract, sponsorships, live attendance, merchandise and the success of the EAW Network.

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EAW's original "Pain for Pride" FPV Poster featuring Ronn and MaK

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Alternate EAW Logo 2008-2012

Feud with ACW

Shortly after EAW reemerged word spread quickly, and the competition as well as controversy with other companies arised. The ACW Chairman at the time would wage war against EAW making claims such as "EAW won't last to February when I'm done with it". Things got really heated as both companies shared back and forth insults but shortly the tension died down for a while. Problems picked back up when a month later ACW signed 2 of EAW's young rising stars at the time, HBKF and RRS, as well as the CEO at the time, Masters.
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RRS and HBKF controversially joined ACW in early 2008

Masters eventually quit ACW while RRS and HBKF stayed under contract but never showed up.
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King Kjors was one of the few EAW Champions to have his Championship go un-recognized

ACW and EAW would constantly trade jabs in many ways such on shows. MaK once reached a verbal agreement with ACW to join the company in the midst of the controversy only to back out and stay in EAW, making tensions worse. The feud reached new
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Territorial Invasion Poster 2009 depicting the two main chairmen of EAW's History

heights when "King" Kjors, one of the biggest free agents at the time was in the midst of a bidding war between the two companies where he leveraged himself into guaranteed world title shots. he used both ACW and EAW to get World Titles. ACW offered Kjors a World Title as well as other incentives and in return King Kjors burnt the EAW World Title live on an ACW weekly show. ACW would make plenty remarks towards EAW in their shows and parody EAW members in shows attacking and making fun of them, they would also end up having an "AWF One Night Stand" FPV where they parodied old AWF and current EAW members such as Mr. DEDEDE, Ronn, and many more. Eventually after many months of feuding things cooled down as ACW's time as a company winded down. ACW officially closed its doors and EAW purchased the company in 2009 signing several of its talents and implementing an invasion storyline for the Territorial Invasion show.

List of active and upcoming events

The following is a list of the current, active FPV events scheduled by EAW.

Date Event Venue City
July 28, 2018 Midsummer Massacre Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey
August 18, 2018 Manifest Destiny Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York
September 22, 2018 Territorial Invasion Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
October 20, 2018 Operation: Doomsday Toyota Center Houston, Texas
November 17, 2018 Wicked Games Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana
November 24, 2018 Bloodletter Mexico City Arena Mexico City, Mexico
December 22, 2018 Road to Redemption Olympic Stadium Montreal, Quebec, Canada
December 31, 2018 The Palace Alexandra Palace London, England
February 2, 2019 King of Elite FNB Stadium Johannesburg, South Africa
March 9, 2019 Under Siege Oracle Arena Oakland, California
March 15, 2019 Ides of March Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
March 16, 2019 The Iconic Cup Dreamstyle Arena Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 23, 2019 Tempest KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Kentucky
April 20 & 21, 2019 Grand Rampage Etihad Stadium Melbourne, Australia
May 18, 2019 Gateway to Glory Seoul World Cup Stadium Seoul, South Korea
June 21-23, 2019 Pain for Pride 12 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia
EAW Draft 2019

Company shows and brands

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EAW Showdown Logo 2011-2013

Showdown (2008–present)

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EAW Showdown Logo 2013-2014

Showdown was the first brand made when EAW was resurrected and has since been known as EAW's "flagship brand". There were many brand names being thrown around at the time and originally the brand was going to be named "EAW Anarchy" but it was later changed due to many within the company disagreeing with the name "Anarchy". Showdown had its first show on January 19th 2008 which featured the debuts of stars such as Captain Charisma and RRS, who swept the EAW Awards in 2008 because of their illustrious feud. Many regard Showdown as the turning point of Y!Answers-Based e-federations because of its role in creating such a successful feud in RRS vs. Captain Charisma. However, Showdown's success did not stop when its top feud halted. Rather, it showcased veterans as well as continued to push the envelope for new-comers.
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EAW Showdown Logo 2014-2018

Showdown has since given birth to some of EAW's biggest stars and served as the home of many. Showdown has two brand-exclusive FPV's that happen within each calendar year: Dia Del Diablo, a fire-themed show, and
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Current EAW Showdown logo 2018-present

Reasonable Doubt. Reasonable Doubt is a non-gimmick FPV, but usually features a Hell in a Cell match in the main event. EAW Showdown has had several writers during its long, successful history including Mr. DEDEDE, RRS, MaK, Mister K, Robbie V, Scott Diamond, Lannister, Dark Demon, Y2Impact, Matt Ryder, Brian Daniels, Xavier Williams, and Diamond Cage.

Dynasty (2008–present)

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EAW Dynasty Logo 2010-2013

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EAW Dynasty Logo 2013-2014

EAW was supposed to be a one brand show until HRDO begged Ronn to run a new brand called Dynasty, Ronn eventually agreed and Dynasty was born. Dynasty had its first show on January 26, 2008 and the main event featured Jay vs WWEFan in a tournament for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship. Dynasty has been overlooked as second to Showdown but many times Dynasty has been labeled by some as the "new flagship brand." Dynasty's first writer was HRDO, keeping the position for several months before leaving EAW. The Rated R Shaman of Sexy then took over as Dynasty writer for several weeks before being released as writer due to backstage conflicts with then-owner MaK. Mr. DEDEDE was then awarded the Dynasty writing position, leaving his position as Turbo writer, and remaining as Dynasty's head writer for a year and a half until Pain For Pride 3, when he retired from EAW. Robbie V took over the Dynasty job for a few months until backstage controversy caused his resignation. The week after Robbie V departed from EAW, Kevin Devastation took over as head writer and booker. Kevin Devastations time as booker was cut short after several questionable decisions caused EAW to go in another direction, Mr DEDEDE would go onto take the job back over in late 2010 lasting until Pain 4 Pride, where he once again retired. During the month between Pain 4 Pride and Midsummer Massacre III, Dynasty was co-written by Heart Break Boy and Extreme Enigma. It was then taken over by Prince of Phenomenal who wrote the show alone from August to November of 2011 before Scott Diamond was brought along to co-write with him. Scott shortly after became Dynasty's sole writer.
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EAW Dynasty Logo 2014-2018

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Current EAW Dynasty logo 2018-present

Jacob Senn and Xavier Williams stepped up to write for Dynasty after Diamond Cage stepped down from the position. Eventually, Xavier Williams would step down due to personal problems and Zach Genesis would be called up. After Pain for Pride Eight, the writing staff changed around to where Mr. DEDEDE and Jacob Senn would write for Dynasty. After Road to Redemption, Mr. DEDEDE would step away from writing the brand and Brian Daniels would step in to fill the position. The current writer now for Dynasty is Theron Nikolas/Xavier Williams. Dynasty has remained one of EAW's top shows and has rivaled Showdown throughout EAW history. In recent years, Dynasty has aimed their focus on taking more developed competitors than Showdown. Thus, Dynasty is considered the more top-heavy of the two brands in terms of talent. Dynasty has two brand-exclusive FPV's: House of Glass and Reckless Wiring. House of Glass features exclusively glass-themed matches and features the storied "Glass Wallz Match" as its main event.

Voltage (2011–2012, 2014–present)

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EAW Voltage Logo 2014-2018

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Current EAW Voltage logo 2018-present

Voltage was created in 2011 as a third brand to the company. Although Voltage may have been viewed as the third brand on EAW, many great matches have happened on Voltage that have stolen the week from brands like Dynasty and Showdown. The original writer of Voltage was Robbie V. He wrote for Voltage until Pain 4 Pride and then, Voltage was given to Dark Demon until Pain for Pride V when the brand died out. On July 5, 2014, Voltage was resurrected for the draft show where it was not only brought back, but the EAW World Championship. Dark Demon would write the show until Robbie V and Kevin Devastation would pick it back up after Demon would leave his position as Chairman and Writer. Now, Kevin Devastation has stepped down as a writer and Robbie V solely wrote as main writer of Voltage with assistance of Mr. DEDEDE. After Pain for Pride Eight, the writing staff changed to where Zach Genesis and Matt Miles wrote for the show. Shortly after, the team would fall apart and Tyler Parker and Scott Oasis would take over. After controversy arose, Tyler Parker would be taken out of the writing team, and Scott Oasis would be left to write solo. Y2Impact would eventually be placed to aid Scott Oasis in the writing role. The current writer is CM Banks. Voltage has two brand-exclusive FPV's: Fighting Spirit, a non-gimmick FPV and Shock Value, which features electricity-themed matches and the huge "High Voltage" match as its main event.

Turbo (2009–2013)

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EAW Turbo Logo 2010-2013

Turbo was created in 2009 as a show, different from the brands Dynasty and Showdown. On Turbo, talent from either brand's roster can be used. Although Turbo is viewed as the least important show on EAW, many great matches have happened on Turbo featuring Dynasty and Showdown's top extremists. The original writer was Mr. DEDEDE, until he moved to Dynasty as writer. Turbo was given to 2xtreme and Mister K after Mr. DEDEDE departed. After 2xtreme started showing up less and less, Mister K became head Turbo writer before being promoted as Showdown writer. Robbie V took over the Turbo show, writing more scripts than either of the first two during his tenure. He has since given the writing job to Speedy. However, Speedy could not maintain it, being release as Turbo writer after several weeks. The Turbo writer position was then awarded to EOE, who later brought in Regulator as Co-Writer.

After conflicts between EOE and Regulator, the Turbo writing job became open again, being written by several writers over the last several months. Turbo has served as a starting point of new-comers in EAW, allowing them to face both experienced and inexperienced extremists and understand what it is like to be a competitor in EAW.

NEO (2013–2014, 2017)

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NEO Logo 2013 - 2014

In 2013, Turbo was rebranded as NEO. The developmental brand would continue to feature extremists who were not recognized as being on the active roster. However, there would be the "Young Lions Cup" to be fought over. Competitors for the Young Lions Cup could not be from the main brands, keeping the accomplishment exclusively for the rookies. Eventually, there would be a "Young Lions Tag Cup" for tag teams to compete over and a tournament was held for the eventual winners. Extremists and rookies alike could compete for the cups. Soon, the NEO brand would be scrapped for the return of former EAW brand, Voltage, as rookies would be placed in try-out matches for each brand.

In July 2017, it was announced NEO would return to the EAW weekly line-up, resuming its position as a developmental brand while also having stars from the main roster. Before the end of 2017, NEO announced it would be closing its doors once again, however the company decided that it would keep its developmental territory and announced that it would be aired exclusively on the EAW Network.

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Current logo for EAW Battleground (2018-present)

Battleground (2015-2016, 2018)

Battleground originally started as a concept for another brand in the second incarnation of the Answers Wrestling Federation in 2014 by James Shields. However, It was brought over to EAW in July 2015 instead. It closed in 2016.

In September 2018, during the Territorial Invasion free-per-view, it was announced that Battleground would be making a return but this time as more of a developmental brand for new and upcoming talent as well as open challenges for competitors from any of the main brands. It held its first return show on October 1st. By December, Battleground once again closed its doors due to lack of competent management, evenly distributing the members of its roster to the four main brands. It held its farewell show on December 10, 2018 with the special event Wildcard, where Myles defeated Xander Payne in the headlining match.

Championships and accomplishments

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Event Previous champion(s)
Empire
EAW Unified Women's Championship Sienna Jade February 2, 2019 King of Elite Madison Kaline
EAW Specialists Championship Serena Bennett February 2, 2019 King of Elite Andrea Valentine
EAW Empire Tag Team Championship The Crowe's Nest
(Jael and Chelsea Crowe)
February 2, 2019 King of Elite The Queen's Court
(Amber Keys and Cleopatra)
Showdown
EAW World Championship Ahren Fournier December 22, 2018 Road To Redemption Diamond Cage
EAW Interwire Championship Drake King March 9, 2019 Under Siege Malcolm Jones
Dynasty
EAW Answers World Championship Theron Nikolas October 20, 2018 Operation: Doomsday Darkane
EAW Pure Championship Ms. Extreme January 11, 2019 Dynasty Erebus Jennings
Voltage
EAW World Heavyweight Championship Noah Reigner February 2, 2019 King of Elite Y2Impact
EAW National Elite Championship Jackson Blayde December 22, 2018 Road To Redemption Osamu Arcichida
Interbranded
EAW Openweight Championship TLA November 3, 2018 Showdown Kevin Hunter
EAW New Breed Championship Visual Prophet February 2, 2019 King of Elite Raven Roberts
EAW Unified Tag Team Championship Jaded Hearts

(Sienna Jade and Kassidy Heart)

February 2, 2019 King of Elite MarrKade

(Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade)

See Also: REVOLT! Pro Combat Championships

Other accomplishments

See Also: EAW Triple Crown Championship
See Also: EAW Grand Slam Championship
See Also: EAW Hall of Fame

Accomplishment Latest winner Previous winner
Grand Rampage N/A The Pizza Boy
Cash in the Vault Noah Reigner Nico Borg
King of Elite Malcolm Jones Theron Nikolas
24/7 Contract Battle Royal Jack Ripley Theron Nikolas
Empress of Elite Astraea Jordan Madison Kaline
Extreme Enigma Elimination Match Ryan Marx Vance Tybull
EAW Tag Team Grand Prix Jaded Hearts

(Sienna Jade & Kassidy Heart)

Di Consentes

(Heart Break Gal & Cameron Ella Ava)

Iconic Cup Kassidy Heart Stephanie Matsuda
Specialists Rampage Chelsea Crowe Stephanie Matsuda

Defunct Championships

In its near four year history, EAW has operated twelve different championships. Some of which have since become defunct, or retired. These retired championships include arguably the most storied of the defunct titles, the Hardcore Championship, which was originally retired in 2008, but was brought back for a brief amount of time in mid-2009 before ultimately becoming officially retired as noted on the EAW website's Title History page. Other retired championships
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Defunct Undisputed Hardcore Championship

include the Undisputed Hardcore Championship, which was used as a World Championship in EAW for the time between August 2008 and May 2009. Other notable defunct championships include the EAW Tag Team Championships, and the World Tag Team Championships, which were unified after RoViper won each pair of tag titles. At the EAW Draft Show, the EAW Pure Championship was retired when StarrStan retired as the champion. The EAW Hardcore Championship was resurrected in its place. At Road to Redemption, the EAW Vixens Championship would join the list of defunct championships, at the championship would be replaced by the EAW Women's Championship.
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EAW Roster
EmpireLogo Amber Keys · Andrea Valentine · Astraea Jordan · Celes Dumont · Chelsea Crowe · Cleopatra · Constance Blevins · Harlow Reichert · Io Ishimori · Jael · Karina-Ann · Kassidy Heart · Layla Lockhart · Madison Kaline · Minerva · Raven Roberts · Remi Skyfire · Santana Matthews · Serena Bennett · Sian Ryder · Sienna Jade · Tyler Wolfe
Dynasty0000-0 APOCALYPSE · Bowie Gray · Darkane · Cameron Ella Ava · Crosby Carter · Darkane · Donovan Cross · Erebus Jennings · Frank Grayson · Hades the Hellraiser · Jamie O'Hara · Jason McKormick · Kevin Hunter · Lucas Johnson · Malik Kennedy · Mark Michaels · Mr. DEDEDE · Ms. Extreme · Ryan Wilson · Shaker Jones · Thadd Blazevich · Theron Nikolas
Showdown0000 Ahren Fournier · Bhris Elite · Chudd · Cody Marshall · Damon Diesel · Drake King · Jack Haze · Jax Walker · Joshua Nicholls · Justiciar Eric · Malcolm Jones · One · Provençal · SOSA Henderson · Shane Gates · Solomon Hill · TLA · Terry Chambers
LogoVolt Charlie Marr · Ahren Fournier · Daryl Kinkade · Denis Ryley · Farrell V · Impact · Jack Ripley · Jackson Blayde · Landerson · Lethal Consequences · Myles · Noah Reigner · Prince of Phenomenal · Rex McAllister · The Legion · The Woogieman · Visual Prophet · Xander Payne
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EAW Championships
Showdown0000 EAW World Championship · EAW Interwire Championship
Dynasty0000-0 EAW Answers World Championship · EAW Pure Championship
LogoVolt EAW World Heavyweight Championship · EAW National Elite Championship
EmpireLogo EAW Women's Championship · EAW Specialists Championship · EAW Empire Tag Team Championship
Interbranded EAW Openweight Championship · EAW New Breed Championship · EAW Unified Tag Team Championships
Inactive EAW Hall of Fame Championship · EAW Pure Championship · EAW Vixens Championship
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EAW Events
EAW
Active Interbranded Events
Grand Rampage 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
King of Elite 2008 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019
Pain For Pride I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII · VIII · IX · X · XI
Road to Redemption 2007 · 2009 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
Territorial Invasion 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
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Showdown Events
Mid-Summer Massacre 2008 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2018
No Regards 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2018
Under Siege 2019
Wrath of the Dragon 2018 · 2019
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Dynasty Events
Culture Crisis
2018
Gateway to Glory 2019
Ides of March 2019
Operation Doomsday 2018
Revolution 2018
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Voltage Events
Crossfire
2018
Fighting Spirit 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
Tempest 2019
Wicked Games 2018
EmpireLogo
Empire Events
Bloodletter
2017
The Iconic Cup
2018 · 2019
Manifest Destiny 2017 · 2018
Terminus 2017 · 2018
EAW
Inactive Events
EAW 3 Year Anniversary
2010
EAW NEO: Frontline
2017
EAW NEO: Uprising
2017
Brooklyn Heights
2018
Burning Desire
2017
Defiance
2012 · 2013
Dia Del Diablo 2014 · 2016 · 2017
Ground Zero
2017
Homecoming
2014
House of Glass 2011 · 2012 · 2013· 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017
Justified Reckoning
2011 · 2012
Kingsroad 2017
Malicious Intentions
2017
Reasonable Doubt 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
Reckless Wiring 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
Redemption 2015
Rite of Passage 2016
Shock Value
2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017
Triple Threat 2011 · 2015 · 2016

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