he Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA) was a women's professional wrestling promotion which operated in the early 1990s (ca. 1989–1992). It was considered a successor to such women's promotions as Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), but it differed in that, while GLOW slanted more toward WWF-style sports entertainment (with wrestling playing a secondary role to music video clips and comedy skits), the LPWA treated its product seriously and put its primary emphasis on in-ring athletics.

Thurston John "Tor" Berg (1938–2011) founded the company ca. 1989. An incident occurred in March 1991, where Berg promised Jumping Bomb Angels member Noriyo Tateno that he would give her a permanent job in the new company if she retired in Japan and moved to the United States. Berg, however, later backed out on the deal, and Sherri Martel made the incident public.

The LPWA produced two television series, The Super Ladies of Wrestling and Ladies Championship Wrestling from 1990 to 1992. Many of their matches were also distributed and sold on VHS tapes. They held their first and only pay-per-view, Super Ladies Showdown, on February 23, 1992 before closing down operations shortly after.

Berg planned on promoting a second Super Ladies pay-per-view event in 2000, but the event was canceled. The pay-per-view was scheduled to feature women from around the world, including American wrestlers Debbie Malenko, Sherri Martel, Sweet Destiny and Missy Hyatt; Japanese wrestlers Chikako Shiratori, AKINO, Chapparita Asari and Ayako Hamada; and Australian wrestlers Amy Action, Raya Riot, and former LPWA Champion Susan Sexton.


LPWA Ladies Championship The LPWA Championship was created in early 1990.

  • Susan Sexton - January 1990 - Sexton was awarded the championship.
  • Lady X - January 31, 1991
  • Terri Power - February 23, 1992

LPWA Japanese Championship

  • Harley Saito - February 23, 1992

Deactivated - 1992

LPWA Tag Team Championship

  • Team America (Heidi Lee Morgan and Misty Blue) - March 13, 1990
  • The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai) - February 28, 1991

Deactivated - 1992

LPWA Mixed Tag Team Championship

  • Adrian Street and Miss Linda - January 1990

Deactivated - 1990

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