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to the Internet Headquarters for the

National Wrestling League
Wrestling Federation

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Maryland's longest running independent wrestling league
...since 1988


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Listen to the History of the NWL

The National Wrestling League, headquartered out of Hagerstown, MD, was founded by Dick Caricofe in 1988, and has held professional wrestling events throughout the US and overseas in Guam, Saipan, Pohnpei, Hawaiian Islands, Palua, and the Marshall Islands. Many of the big name stars you see on television today got their start competing for the NWL. John Rambo became the first ever NWL Heavyweight champion when he defeated Russian Bear Ivan Koloff in West Virginia in 1989. WWF superstar Mankind (AKA Cactus Jack and Mick Foley) won his very first professional wrestling championship when he defeated Rambo to capture the NWL heavyweight title on the island of Guam in 1991. The NWL takes pride in providing quality professional wrestling training at the NWL's Superior Pro Wrestling Training Center, which continuously sets new creative standards and ideas, making it a popular place for many leagues to keep an eye on. The SPWTC is also the home of the very popular HOUSE of PAIN Wrestling Federation, founded by John Rambo on April 1, 1997. The HoPWF holds bi-weekly events in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, along with totally "free admission" events every Tuesday and Saturday evening at the NWL's Superior Pro Wrestling Training Center in Hagerstown, MD.

This is currently the NWL's and HoPWF's 17th year on the world wide Internet. In that time, fans from around the globe have taken the opportunity to visit the NWL website over 2 million times for all the latest news, results, and action pictures from all the events. Here at the NWL/HoPWF, we take great pride in the quick posting of all show related material. All the latest breaking news can be found on the official NWL/HoPWF Newsboard, and each week on our HoPWF Facebook page. Along with information on the NWL and HoPWF, the NWL website offers a very descriptive inside look at the professional wrestling business. News on the NWL training center allows fans to see just how tough it is be a part of the pro wrestling entertainment industry. With a very well respected reputation around the globe, the NWL and HoPWF have earned a spot as two of the finest independent professional wrestling leagues in operation today! The NWL and HoPWF add up to a combined 42 years experience at promoting well over 2500 professional wrestling events, and the NWL and HoPWF know exactly how to satisfy the fans! If you think you've seen some rough and tough wrestling leagues, you need to check out the action the NWL and HoPWF have to offer!

"If you can't hack it, you better get your jacket!" ~ Len Denton AKA The Grappler

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Since April 20, 1997

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