Pro Wrestling Initials Quiz

We give you a clue and the abbreviation for a popular pro wrestling promotion, wrestler or stable and leave it up to you to figure out what it stands for. Sound easy? Give it a try!
Any promotion that ends in the initials CW or W only requires the precluding words.
Multiple spellings may exist for some words.
In several cases, there have been promotions that have used similar or the same initials, but the initials listed only pertain to the clue provided.
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Last updated: February 12, 2020
First submittedApril 10, 2018
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This stable started in WCW when Kevin Nash and Scott Hall invaded in the late 90's.
nWo
new World order
This wrestling promotion run by Verne Gagne was one of the most prominent groups of the "Territory Era" of wrestling.
AWA
American Wrestling Association
From '91 to '95 Jim Cornette held events for this promotion throughout the Appalachians.
SMW
Smoky Mountain Wrestling
Without a doubt the most high profile wrestling promotion in Japan today.
NJPW
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Former world champion in ECW and WWE who got his ring name for an uncanny resemblance to a 90's martial arts action movie star.
RVD
Rob Van Dam
This Kentucky-based promotion was the development league for WWE from 2000-2008 and briefly for TNA in the 2010's.
OVW
Ohio Valley Wrestling
Paul Heyman's pride and joy in the 90's that began a counter-culture revolution in pro wrestling.
ECW
Extreme/Eastern Championship Wrestling
The Von Erich family were the driving force both in the ring and behind the scenes in this Texas-based promotion.
WCCW
World Class Championship Wrestling
The current #2 promotion in the USA. Run by the Khan family, who made an instant household name.
AEW
All Elite Wrestling
Started by the Jarretts in Nashville and later moved to Universal Studios, it was #2 for a long time in America after WCW folded.
TNA
Total Non-stop Action
Still running shows today, this promotion was founded by wrestling legend Giant Baba.
AJPW
All Japan Pro Wrestling
Made a name for himself in late 2000's WWE. Held their U.S. title. Left to journey around the top promotions around the world.
MVP
Montel Vontavious Porter
These initials could refer to Bill Watts' promotion in the early 80's, Herb Abrams' in the 90's, or the mid-80's Japanese promotion.
UWF
Universal Wrestling Federation
This promotion technically still exists: it's now known as NXT.
FCW
Florida Championship Wrestling
One of the biggest stars in the late 90's for WCW, where he was a three time world champion. Known for his yoga nowadays.
DDP
Diamond Dallas Page
A top promotion in the USA for the last twenty years, it was here that the careers of Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and CM Punk were launched.
RoH
Ring of Honor
Back when Vince McMahon Sr ran what is now WWE and before his son made it WWF, it had an extra letter.
WWWF
World Wide Wrestling Federation
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