The WWE Hall of Famer will be joined by AEW’s Ruby Soho and women’s wrestling icon Mickie James, when A New Twist Of Fate marks the return of One Pro Wrestling, better known as 1PW, to his original and spiritual home of Doncaster Dome, in October. 1.
Billed as “lightning strikes twice,” the comeback will take place 17 years to the day of 1PW’s inaugural show at the same venue.
Additionally, 1PW Ltd, rising from the ashes of the original company, also announced its partnership with FITE, a leading digital network for global sports and entertainment, for the digital release of its star-studded catalog of shows.
FITE will also serve as the exclusive digital streaming partner for 1PW’s comeback event, A New Twist Of Fate.
The comeback show is a play on the company’s first-ever show name, A Cruel Twist of Fate, and will feature an all-star card featuring names and themes from the company’s illustrious past, as it introduces audiences to fans a new generation of talent.
Founded in 2005 by General Manager Steven Gauntley, who is back at the helm, the original 1PW was headlined by some of the biggest names in the industry, including AJ Styles, Abyss, Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, Steve Corino and the legendary Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, alongside a roster of top UK wrestlers like PAC, Doug Williams, Jody Fleisch and Greg Burridge.
1PW also helped launch the careers of the first-ever NXT Tag Team Champion and current WWE announcer Corey Graves (Sterling James Keenan) and former WWE Superstar Drake Maverick (Spud).
Steven says 1PW will be relaunching, 11 years after its last show, with what he described as “new industry sensibilities”, with a vow to bring back global talent at scale and raise the profile of the modern British wrestling.
Throughout the year, FITE will provide exclusive access for fans to watch the entire catalog of 1PW events, as well as the company’s highly anticipated comeback show, the first 1PW show since 2011.
FITE is a premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many industry renowned PPV events and SVOD packages with over 6 million registered users.
It is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, and Huawei apps.
The original 1PW was a catalyst for change in British wrestling, with international talent replacing what had become American wrestling tribute shows.
Now 1PW promises more global talent at scale to help raise the profile of modern British wrestling.
“The fans and I have dreamed of this moment for far too long,” said Steven, Managing Director of 1PW LTD.
“Today, this dream becomes reality. 1PW is back. We return to the Doncaster Dome on October 1st and bring with us one of the biggest names in the industry. This marks the beginning of the journey and our partnership with the FITE will bring our brand of professional wrestling to fans old and new. With this announcement, 1PW are set to fill the void at the top of British wrestling.
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with 1PW and support their relaunch in the UK professional wrestling market,” said FITE Digital Director Paul Owen.
“The content landscape has changed dramatically since 1PW hosted their last show and we’re excited to bring their events to a global audience and bring their extensive pro wrestling catalog to our growing FITE+ subscriber offering.”