TONIGHT, JAPW Presents UPRISING in Rahway, NJ!

Tonight JAPW Presents Uprising

Tonight, Jersey All Pro Wrestling returns to the Rahway Rec Center, 275 East Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ to present “Uprising”.

The doors will open at 6:00pm with Uprising beginning at 7:00pm.

Before Uprising begins there will be a special World Wide taping beginning at 7:00pm where anyone can show up, and anything can happen.

Tickets for the show will be available at the door, no one will be turned away. Ringside is SOLD OUT, and $20 for General Admission.

Michael Elgin, Matt Riddle, and Keith Lee will be part of a special autograph session where fans can get an autograph AND photo from these stars for only $10.00 per wrestler. Michael Elgin and Matt Riddle will be signing before the Uprisiing belltime, and Keith Lee will be signing during intermission. If you have any questions please email .

For the first time, JAPW will be raffling off a special event chair signed from every wrestler appearing on Uprising!

Announced for Uprising (card subject to change):

JAPW World Heavyweight Championship
Keith Lee vs Blk Jeez (c)

JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship
Jonathan Gresham vs Archadia (c)

Special Attraction
Michael Elgin vs Shlak

Special Attraction
Matt Riddle vs Kyle The Beast

Best of the Light Heavyweights
Anthony Gangone vs Anthony Bennett vs Danny Demanto vs Matt Macintosh vs Brandon Watts vs Jake Parnell vs Rory Gulak vs ??? (mystery reveals at match time)

Women’s 4-Way
LuFisto vs Gabby Ortiz vs Penelope Ford vs Katred

Singles Action
TJ Marconi vs Joe Gacy

Tag Team Match
The Private Party vs Coast 2 Coast (LSG & Shaheem Ali)

Plus, fans in attendence will be the first to know when the next JAPW show will take place, and more!

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NJPW Star Michael Elgin Headed to JAPW on 10/21 and more!

NJPW star Michael Elgin is headed to JAPW on October 21st at Uprising in Rahway, NJ and looks to make an impact in his JAPW debut! This top international star has wrestled in Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Absolute Intense Wrestling, Lucha Libre Elite, CMLL, and appeared in the top 50 of the PWI 500 in the last 5 years (#76 in 2017, #18 in 2016, #43 in 2015, #14 in 2014, #37 in 2013).

Jonathan Gresham challenges Archadia for the JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship at Uprising on October 21st!

LuFisto makes her return to JAPW at Uprising on October 21st in a Fatal 4 Way match taking on Katred, the debuting Penelope Ford, and the debuting Gabby Ortiz!

You’ve seen him last year in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, Anthony Bennett is coming to JAPW to compete in the Best of the Light Heavyweights match at Uprising on October 21st! Joining him will be Anthony Gangone, Brandon Watts, and Rory Gulak, plus more participants to be announced, including the mystery participant that will be revealed when their music hits that night!

Matt Riddle takes on Kyle The Beast at Uprising on 10/21 and more!

Uprising News

On Saturday, October 21st, Matt Riddle makes his JAPW debut taking on Kyle The Beast, plus TJ Marconi takes on Joe Gacy, and The Private Party take on the debuting tag team Coast 2 Coast of LSG & Shaheem Ali!

Previously announced, Keith Lee makes his JAPW debut challenging Blk Jeez for his JAPW World Heavyweight title!

The Best of the Light Heavyweights returns with a mystery participant that won’t be  revealed until the night of the show!

Also appearing:

JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Archadia

The JAPW debut of Jonathan Gresham

and so much more TBA!


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BAYONNE, NJ – Jersey All Pro Wrestling is pleased to announce the return of JAPW World Wide TV today at 12/noon EST right on the Jersey All Pro Wrestling YouTube Channel (link below) and Modtrom Productions YouTube channel (link below).
In the return episode we will take a look at the past history of JAPW World Wide.  We will also look at current JAPW Lightheavyweight Champion, Archadia as we re-live the night he wont the championship by winning the Battle of the Lightheavyweights from the 20th anniversary show.  Two finalists, Archadia and Joey Janela battled it out.  Also Archadia with his advocate Colin West defends his Lightheavyweight championship against Sebastian Cage.  Also a very special look back at a great moment in JAPW history as Jay Lethal transforms into Black Machismo.  All this and more!
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JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

The first Jersey All Pro Wrestling Light Heavyweight Champion was crowned on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ when the “Nature Boy” Rik Ratchet defeated Chino Martinez, winning a tournament to decide the first champion.

  1. Rik Ratchet
    – defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to become first champion on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
  2. Chino Martinez
    – defeated Rik Ratchet on March 22, 1998 in Newark, NJ.
  3. O Dogg
    – defeated Chino Martinez on August 6, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
  4. Billy Reil
    – defeated O Dogg on August 29, 1999 in Secaucus, NJ.
    – Billy Reil was stripped due to injury and declared vacant on November 17, 2000.
  5. Nick Berk
    – defeated Trent Acid and Ric Blade in a #1 Contender’s match on November 18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.
  6. Ric Blade
    – defeated Nick Berk on February 3, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Ric Blade was stripped of title due to an injury on June 16, 2001.
  7. Nick Berk
    – defeated Chino Martinez and Billy Reil in a battle of former champions to win the vacant title on June 16, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Low Ki
    – defeated Nick Berk on July 7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Xavier
    – won due to stipulations of a match with Low Ki and Homicide on August 18, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Xavier was stripped of title due to an injury on September 29, 2001.
  10. Deranged
    – defeated Ghost Shadow in a #1 Contenders match on September 29, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  11. The Insane Dragon
    – defeated Deranged on December 7, 2001 in Bayonne, NJ.
  12. Dixie
    – defeated The Insane Dragon and Homicide on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  13. Rain
    – defeated Dixie on January 18, 2003 in Woodbridge, NJ.
    – Rain was stripped of title as he retired from wrestling on July 1, 2003.
  14. Azrieal
    – defeated Nick Berk and Monsta Mack in the tournament finals on August 2, 2003 in Rahway, NJ.
  15. Jay Lethal
    – defeated Azrieal on February 28, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  16. Azrieal
    – defeated Jay Lethal on December 10, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  17. B-Boy
    – defeated Azrieal on June 4, 2005 in Rahway, NJ.
    – B-Boy was stripped of title in August 2005.
  18. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr. and Archadia in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on August 19, 2005 in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
  19. Teddy Hart
    – defeated Archadia, Javi Air, Quiet Storm, The Grim Reefer, M-Dogg 20, and Azrieal on January 7, 2006 in Rahway, NJ
    – Teddy Hart was stripped of title due to a “no show” on June 17, 2006.
  20. Frankie Kazarian
    – defeated Jay Lethal and AJ Styles in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on June 17, 2006 in Rahway, NJ.
    *** Title was retired on September 15, 2006 as the NJ State Championship was re-activated. Kazarian remained champion. ***
    *** Title ewas re-activated on January 24, 2009 ***
  21. Prince Mustafa Ali
    – defeated Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, and the Amazing Red on January 24, 2009 in Rahway, NJ to win the vacant title.
  22. Flip Kendrick
    – defeated Prince Mustafa Ali on March 28, 2009 in Rahway, NJ.
  23. Bandido Jr.
    – defeated Flip Kendrick on September 12, 2009 in Beachwood, NJ.
  24. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr on October 23, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ.
  25. Jushin Thunder Liger
    – defeated Azrieal, Bandido Jr, El Generico, B-Boy, and Kenny Omega on December 10, 2010 in Rahway, NJ.
  26. Kenny Omega
    – defeated Jushin Thunder Liger on May 15, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA on the NJPW Invasion Tour 2011.
    – Title was declared vacant on September 12, 2014.
  27. Blk Jeez
    – defeated Bandido Jr, Lucky 13, Marq Quen, and Mikey Webb on November 15, 2014 in Rahway, NJ.
    – On November 12, 2016 Blk Jeez vacated the title.
  28. Archadia
    – defeated Azrieal Conor Claxton, Joey Janela, John Silver, JT Dunn, Pinkie Sanchez, and Steve Scott to win the vacant title on November 12, 2016 in Rahway, NJ.

This Day In History: Crowbar defeats Ric Blade, Matt Sydal Makes His JAPW Debut

This Day In History

On this day, May 19 in 2001 at “The Meltdown” at the New Alhambra (now 2300 Arena) in Philadelphia, PA, Crowbar defeated Ric Blade in a non JAPW Light Heavyweight title match.

Full Results from The Meltdown:

  • J-Train defeated Papadon
  • Chino Martinez defeated The Rockin Rebel by countout
  • Tommy Suede defeated Supreme Lee Great
  • The Moondogs 2000 defeated The Christopher Street Connection
  • Don Montoya defeated Mike Quakenbush
  • JAP Heavyweight Champion Homicide defeated JAP NJ State Champion Crazy Ivan
  • JAP Tag Team Champions The Insane Dragon and Dixie defeated Da Hit Squad
  • Crowbar defeated JAP Light Heavyweight Champion Ric Blade in a non title match

On this day, May 19 in 2007 at “Holy Ouch” inside St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium in Carteret, NJ, Matt Sydal would make his JAPW debut taking part in a 4-way that consisted of the current JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Archadia, Human Tornado, and Matt Cross.

Full Results from Holy Ouch:

  • Danny Demanto & Corvis Fear defeated the Ecstacy Connection
  • Alicia w/Jonny D defeated Daizee Haze
  • Delirious defeated EC Negro
  • Jay Lethal & Azrieal beat the OutCast Killaz via DQ to retain the JAPW Tag Team Championship
  • Grim Reefer pinned Bandido Jr. of La Familia to retain the JAPW NJ State Championship
  • Archadia won the 4 Way against Human Tornado, the debuting Matt Sydal and Matt Cross
  • Eddie Kingston of BLK OUT defeated B-Boy of the SST.
  • JAPW World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki stomped The Necro Butcher to death to retain the JAPW Championship

Archadia Defeats Lio Rush!

Archadia vs Lio Rush

Yesterday, in Ridgefield Park, NJ for Violence X Suffering, Archadia successfully defended the JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship by defeating Lio Rush.

This is Archadia’s first title defense since winning the championship back on November 12, 2016.

See photo and video clip below.

Archadia vs Lio Rush
Photo Credit: Danielle Dadamo

Video Clip:

Video Clip Credit: Larry Legend

Calm Before The Storm (10/01/16 Bayonne, NJ)

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Jersey All Pro Wrestling returned to Bayonne, NJ at the Marist High School on October 1, 2016!  The event featured Homicide & Joker with Low Ki go to war with Da Hit Squad, “2 Hot” Steve Scott takes on Blk Jeez for the JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship, Archadia teams with Kyle The Best to take on the Private Party, and more!

Match Listing: 

  1. Mike Donovan vs Dickie Rodz
  2. JAPW Classic – Magic vs Crazy Ivan
  3. Best of the Light Heavyweights, Qualifying match – Indigo Chyld vs Pinkie Sanchez vs Smiley vs Dixie
  4. Women’s Match – Deonna Purrazzo vs Alicia
  5. Best of the Light Heavyweights, Qualifying match – Grim Reefer vs Danny Demanto vs Joey Janela vs Azrieal
  6. Tag Team Action – Archadia & Kyle The Beast vs The Private Party
  7. JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship – “2 Hot” Steve Scott vs Blk Jeez
  8. Homicide & Joker with Low Ki vs Da Hit Squad

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JAPW Awaken (3/21/15 Rahway, NJ)

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Jersey All Pro Wrestling presented Awaken on March 21, 2015. The event featured Chris Dickinson taking on the “World Warrior” Low Ki, MVP & Samoa Joe versus Teddy Hart & Chris Hero, and so much more!

Match Listing: 

  1. Beyond Wrestling Showcase JT Dunn vs Silver Ant
  2. Steve Mack vs Jaka
  3. The Addiction of Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs The Bravado Brothers
  4. Bandido Jr vs Joey Janela vs Kimber Lee vs Archadia vs Smiley
  5. 6 Man Street Fight, Special Referee Lowlife Louie Ramos – The Viking War Party vs Necro Butcher & The Hooligans
  6. JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship – Azrieal vs Blk Jeez
  7. The Beat Down Clan of MVP & Samoa Joe vs Teddy Hart & Chris Hero
  8. Low Ki vs Chris Dickinson

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JAPW 19th Anniversary Show (11/14/15 Rahway, NJ)

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Jersey All Pro Wrestling presents the 19th Anniversary Show in Rahway, NJ at the Rahway Rec Center on November 14, 2015. The event featured a FIRST TIME EVER bout when Rey Mysterio Jr took on the “World Warrior” Low Ki, L.A.X. of Homicide & Hernandez faced EYFBO, the World’s Cutest Tag Team of Joey Ryan & Candice LaRae took on Chris Dickinson & Heidi Lovelace, plus so much more!

Match Listing: 

  1. Best of the Light Heavyweight – Archadia vs Lio Rush vs David Starr vs Deranged vs “2 Hot” Steve Scott vs Lance Anoa’i
  2. Women’s Match – Shelly Martinez vs Kimber Lee
  3. EC Negro vs Danny Demanto
  4. World’s Cutest Tag Team of Joey Ryan & Candice LaRae vs Chris Dickinson & Heidi Lovelace
  5. JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship – Joey Janela vs Blk Jeez
  6. Matt Hardy vs Azrieal
  7. MVP vs Monsta Mack
  8. LAX of Homicide & Hernandez with Shelly Martinez vs EYFBO
  9. First Time Ever – Rey Mysterio Jr vs Low Ki

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