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Global Professional Wrestling Alliance
Acronym GPWA
Founded 2006
Style Puroresu
Headquarters Japan
Founder(s) Mitsuharu Misawa
Yoshiyuki Nakamura
Owner(s) Yoshiyuki Nakamura

The Global Professional Wrestling Alliance (GPWA) is a cooperative group of professional wrestling promotions and wrestlers from around the world. Formed in 2006, the group was founded by the professional wrestler Mitsuharu Misawa, the founder of Pro Wrestling Noah. It is led by president Yoshiyuki Nakamura, co-owner of Pro Wrestling Zero1.

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Aims

The group was established as a means to aid the many competing wrestling promotions in Japan. Members will share resources including training facilities and their wrestlers themselves. They will also coordinate the arrangements of their shows in order to avoid clashes. In addition to this "super shows" will be run with wrestlers from the member promotions competing on the same shows. This first of which occurred on November 14, 2006.

It is also likely that in the future the promotions will donate part of their profits towards a fund which could supply a pension for retired wrestlers. This has been seen as a sign of the GPWA developing towards becoming a union, something which the professional wrestling industry has always lacked.

Members

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Promotions

Promotion Representative Country
Big Mouth Loud Kazunari Murakami Japan
Dramatic Dream Team Sanshiro Takagi Japan
El Dorado Wrestling Noriaki Kawabata Japan
European Wrestling Association Chris Raaber Austria
IWA Japan Tatskuni Asano Japan
Kaientai Dojo TAKA Michinoku Japan
Kensuke Office Akira Hokuto Japan
Pro Wrestling Noah Akira Taue Japan
Pro Wrestling ZERO1 Shinjiro Otani Japan
Ring of Honor Cary Silkin United States
World League Wrestling Harley Race United States

Freelance wrestlers

Wrestler Country
Kikutaro Japan
Mazada Japan
Magnitude Kishiwada Japan
Minoru Suzuki Japan
Nosawa Japan
Mexico
Shiro Koshinaka Japan
Tadao Yasuda Japan
Takaku Fuke Japan
Yoshihiro Takayama Japan

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