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NWA UK Hammerlock

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NWA UK Hammerlock
AcronymNWA UK
StyleBritish Wrestling
with modern influences
HeadquartersAshford, Kent, England, United Kingdom[3]
Founder(s)Andre Baker
Owner(s)Andre Baker[4]

NWA UK Hammerlock was a British professional wrestling promotion based in Kent.


UK Hammerlock was established in 1993 by Andre "Sledgehammer" Baker. For many years the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) had shunned Europe because it recognized a rival World Heavyweight Championship based in the UK (recognized by All Star Promotions), but in the late 1990s, UK Hammerlock became a member of the NWA, opening Europe to its influence.

NWA-UK Hammerlock generally ran shows around the Kent area, but have also put shows on around the Essex area, Wales, and Cumbria.

The promotion also branched out after the turn of the century, setting up a sister operation, known as NWA Ireland as well as gain a working relationship with the Scottish Wrestling Alliance.

The promotion stopped running events in 2007 and officially folded in 2009. In 2010, Hammerlock Wrestling founder Andre Baker committed suicide, aged 45.

In June 2011 NWA UK Hammerlock officially reopened its doors with a memorial show to its late founder Andre Baker, run by Hammerlock graduates Tony McMillan and Dean Champion. They ran primarily in Essex and in Tonbridge, Kent. In 2012 Hammerlock Wrestling left the NWA and the promotion ceased operations in the same year.

Training school[edit]

The Hammerlock wrestling school has locations in Kent, Coventry, Scotland and Dublin. It has trained many wrestlers including Gary Steele, Doug Williams, Fergal Devitt, Rebecca Knox, Katie Lea, and Zack Sabre Jr.


Championship: Last champion(s): Previous champion(s): Date won: Location:
NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship Pat Guenette Stew Korvus July 09, 2016 Rivier du Loup, QC
NWA United Kingdom Heavyweight Championship Phil Boyd Danny Garnell November 10, 2012 Tonbridge, Kent
NWA United Kingdom Junior Heavyweight Championship Beau "The Show" Jacks April 4, 2009
NWA Ireland Heavyweight Championship Paul Tracey
NWA Ireland Junior Heavyweight Championship Jordan Devlin May 28, 2006
NWA Ireland Tag Team Championship Adam Abz & Ross Browne
NWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship Eric Canyon February 26th 2011

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic Professional wrestling : Ric Blade, Australian Wrestling Alliance, List of WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Shawn Osborne, Boss 'N' Hug Connection, Shayne Hawke, Amy Hennig (wrestler)
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  • List of National Wrestling Alliance territories
  • List of professional wrestling promotions in the United Kingdom


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