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Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) was a Los Angeles, California based independent pro wrestling company owned and operated by Rick Bassman, that operated from 1999 to 2007.

The company had working relationships with Pro Wrestling Zero1 and World Wrestling Entertainment. It served as a developmental company for WWE, where they would scout wrestlers and send others for training. Some of the major names to go on to stardom are, John Cena, Samoa Joe, Victoria and Christopher Daniels. The promotion was featured on a Discovery Channel special called Inside Pro Wrestling School.


  • UPW Heavyweight Championship
  • UPW Lightweight Championship
  • UPW Tag Team Championship
  • UPW Southern California/Shoot Championship
  • UPW No Holds Barred Championship
  • NWA/UPW/Zero1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship

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