What Culture Pro Wrestling will present their final Loaded tapings on Tuesday before the company's upcoming relaunch. What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) will be relaunched as Defiant Wrestling on December 4th with an internet pay-per-view from the O2 Academy Newcastle. Former WWE star Stu Bennett, f.k.a. Wade Barrett, has been named the new General Manager for the promotion.
What Culture has announced that Monday’s Refuse To Lose PPV will be the last ever produced under the WCPW banner, they will be rebranding as Defiant Wrestling.
What Culture released the following regarding the name change and new direction for the company:
On Monday, December 4, What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) is to be relaunched as Defiant Wrestling.
WeAreDefiant will be broadcast live on PPV on December 4 via a brand-new on-demand service, Access Defiant, as well as the FITE app. The show will be held in the O2 Academy Newcastle. Tickets will be on sale to O2 priority customers from Wednesday, October 4, and general sale from Friday, October 7.
In 2016, Refuse To Lose was the first ever WCPW PPV, and in 2017 it will be the last under the current branding. It will be broadcast live on WhatCulture Extra and via the FITE app on Monday, October 2, at 7pm. The show will be headlined by Joe Hendry vs Will Ospreay, with War Machine vs The Young Bucks also on the card.
Stu Bennett has been unveiled as the new General Manager for the promotion, and will open the show.
He will also be present on October 3, when we tape two final episodes of Loaded in Manchester, which will air first on Thursday, October 12 and 19 on WhatCulture Extra, and then free on Twitch (October 13/20) and YouTube (October 14/21).
A new dedicated subscription service for Defiant Wrestling will be launching as Access Defiant ahead of the WeAreDefiant PPV event on December 4. Historical WCPW broadcasts will all be available via the new service, as well as many new features, including: behind the scenes documentaries, ticket/merchandise discounts and community forum.
WhatCulture Extra will be incorporating brand-new content from across the WhatCulture spectrum, while continuing to house exclusive wrestling lists and documentaries. Exclusive written content will also be featured, while ad-free browsing will continue to benefit subscribers. The price point for WhatCulture Extra will be reduced to $4.99 starting November 1, with all WCPW content moving to Access Defiant on December 1.
Further details will be made available in due course relating to both new subscription services.
Defy Wrestling out of Washington has sent a letter to the former What Culture promotion which is changing its name to Defiant Wrestling. Matt Farmer of Defy Wrestling said they have trademarks on both Defy Wrestling and Defyance Wrestling and have asked them to reconsider using that name.