Information about Ohio Wrestling History

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

  • All cards through the end of Farhat's Big Time Wrestling will be listed. The end of the promotion is generally accepted as the final card at their home arena Cobo Hall on October 12, 1980. However, small cards after this often used the BTW name and logo in their advertising. Those and other independent shows with name wrestlers are listed at the end of the Other Promotions files. The one exception to this is Toledo's WWA which operated in the city at the end of the 1980s.

  • 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.