Information about Ohio Wrestling History


  • This site will be a many year project to catalogue the history of wrestling in Ohio.


  • I am currenly researching Cleveland and Columbus. With newspapers for all of Ohio's major cities now available online, the rest of the state will eventually be researched.


  • The Title Histories section lists Ohio-based championships. Also included are The Sheik's Big Time Wrestling titles since they were defended throughout the state for their entire existence. Nationally defended titles such as the various pre-NWA World Titles, Georgia Championship Wrestling, WWE, WCW, ECW, and TNA will not be listed as they are well documented elsewhere.


  • Only major promotions will be listed. Small independents will not. However, a couple that I attended regularly are listed in the Indies section.