10 Wrestlers who started their own promotions

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Sarah Hirsch

In the age where Indy wrestling is the rage, chances are that if a former Superstar has brought attention to a promotion, there are others who have started their own. Some of the promotions that have been started by other wrestlers have seen success, and it’s a trend that’s not new. 

Back in the day, you had wrestlers like Stu Hart and the Von Erichs starting their own promotions which gained prominence as new generations came up and made an impact on pro wrestling as a whole. The promotions gained reputations this way and were looked at as stomping grounds for today’s talents and legends. 

It’s a trend that is still happening today, and while some are sleepers, there are others who have garnered attention and are making a difference in the Indy scene today. One such promotion is Pro Wrestling Guerilla, which is run by Indy stars Joey Ryan, Excalibur, and Super Dragon. Their big event BOLA (Battle of Los Angeles) is held annually and is a big attraction for hardcore Indy fans.

Here we will look at some old and some current promotions that were started by wrestlers.

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