USWF - Anyone familiar with this organization?

Our team fought in several USWF shows. 

At one show fighter Larry Parker won a belt.  Afterwards, as we were leaving the venue in the van, it seemed like were stuck against something when backing out of the parikng space.  That something turned out to be his gym bag with the newly won title belt.  

 

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Wait wasn’t uswf Bill Watts? 

"At one show fighter Larry Parker won a belt."

 

I recall Larry Parker taking part in the Kingdom promotion in Japan,  which is where Kazushi Sakuraba was right before he went to PRIDE.  Kingdom did worked "shoots,"  but they might have had a few legit ones in the mix.  

Kingdom formed after the collapse of UWFi.  

"Wait wasn’t uswf Bill Watts? "

 

Bill Watts was Mid South Pro Wrestling,  and then UWF,  but NOT the same as any of the UWF incarnations in Japan.  The American UWF ended up getting bought out by Jim Crocket Promotions,  which,  at the time was an affiliate of the NWA or National Wrestling Alliance.  Jim Crocket Promiotions got bought out by Ted Turner,  and became WCW or World Championship Wrestling,  which,  at first remained with the NWA,  but ended up withdrawing from the NWA.  

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Wait wasn’t uswf Bill Watts? 

No, you're thinking of the UWF. Towards the end of Bill Watts' Mid-South wrestling promotion, he changed the name to the UWF. Strangely, he did not copyright that name, so a couple of years later Herb Abrams (who was featured in a very informative episode of Vice's "Dark Side of the Ring" entitled, "Cocaine and Cowboy Boots") started his own UWF promotion.


 


This, of course, had nothing to do with any of the Japanese UWF orgs. The original UWF ran in Japan from 1984-1985, then relaunched from 1988-1990, and there was a Lucha- UWF from 1990-1993. 


 


The most used acronym in all of wrestling.

Sportmaster -

Our team fought in several USWF shows. 


At one show fighter Larry Parker won a belt.  Afterwards, as we were leaving the venue in the van, it seemed like were stuck against something when backing out of the parikng space.  That something turned out to be his gym bag with the newly won title belt.  


 

Who all did your team have in those shows?

Several fighters from Denver.