|Formerly||Pacific Coast Sports|
All Pro Wrestling is an independent professional wrestling promotion and training school, based in Hayward, California. The company was founded by and is currently managed by Roland Alexander. It is located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, 15 miles south of Oakland, and 35 miles north of San Jose.
All Pro Wrestling opened in 1991 under the name, "Pacific Coast Sports". The school and its "Gym Wars" events maintained a strong local following throughout the 1990s, but it wasn't until professional wrestling's Attitude Era that APW gained national notoriety.
In 1999, All Pro Wrestling (APW) was featured as part of the documentary film, Beyond the Mat. Roland Alexander, along with wrestlers Tony Jones and Michael Modest appeared, as they were having a tryout match with the World Wrestling Federation. The spot in the film was said to have tremendously boosted the school's "Boot Camp" sign ups.
APW suffered a wrongful death lawsuit to the family of APW Boot Camp trainee, Brian Ong. On May 28, 2001, Ong was training with fellow trainee Dalip Singh, despite suffering from an earlier concussion. Singh delivered a flapjack to Ong twice, with his head striking the mat and worsening his concussion. He was pronounced dead on arrival to a local hospital. Ong's family sued APW for reckless behavior. The case was filed in September 2002, and the trial was underway on June 10, 2005. After a three-week trial, on July 12, the jury voted unanimously in favor of the Ong family. APW was forced to pay $1.3 million to the Ong family.
After a dispute with Roland Alexander in 2002, most of the APW roster, including trainers Michael Modest, Donovan Morgan, and Frank Murdoch left the company to start a training facility known as the Pro Wrestling IRON Tetsu Academy (now defunct). In April 2008, booker and promoter Gabriel Ramirez left the company to start his own promotion, Pro Wrestling Revolution. Former wrestling manager John LaRocca took over as head booker for the company.
On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, All Pro Wrestling and Vendetta Pro Wrestling announced the Vendetta Pro Tag Team Titles will now be booked in All Pro Wrestling as well. The title was renamed the APW-Vendetta Pro "Unified" Tag Team Championship and be defended on Vendetta Pro and APW events. At that time "Dos Perfectos" (Greg Hernandez and Jesse Jimenez) were the Vendetta Pro Tag Team Champions and were crowned the first APW/Vendetta Pro Unified Tag Team Champions.
In March 2012 stars from Hawaii based promotion AZW (Action Zone Wrestling)appeared on APW Gym Wars for their "Pacific Challenge". Joined by promoter Daryl Bonilla AZW was represented by Bobby Bolt, Mark Anarchy, Kaimana & "Mr. Athletic" Jeff Cobb while APW was represented by Jeckles, AJ Kirsch, Dylan Drake & Timothy Thatcher. A few months later Cobb returned to compete in APW's 2012 Young Lions Cup tournament while Dylan Drake appeared on AZW's event "Retribution".
Current Roster 
Tag Teams and Stables 
- The Carnival of Shadows (Corvus, Omega and Darkness)
- Suburban Commandos (D-Unit and T-Rent)
- Brothers Darevko (Alexis and Sasha Darevko)
- TheAll Stars (Matthew Theall & Levi Shapiro)
- Ballard Brothers (Shane & Shannon Ballard)
- SU/KA (Sunami & Kadin Anthony)
- Dos Perfectos (Jesse Jimenez & Greg Hernandez)
- The Breakfast Club (Mikey Jay & Daniel Torch)
Managers and Valets 
- Markus Mac (Rik Luxury & Matt Carlos)
- Matthew Theall (Levi Shapiro)
- Darkness (The Carnival of Shadows)
- Gold Digger (Shane & Shannon Ballard)
- Raze (Tyler Bateman)
- "The Boss" Derek Sanders
- Mr. Wrestling #4
- The Almighty Sheik
- Brian Zane
- "Texas Hangman" Dalton Frost
- The Brian Kendrick
- Roland Alexander (APW President and Owner)
- Larry Blackwell (APW Commissioner)
- Joseph Rodriguez (Pro Camp Coach, Advanced Semi-Pro Fundamentals Coach)
- Larry Blackwell (Pro Camp Coach, Advanced Semi-Pro Fundamentals Coach)
- Rik Luxury (Pro Camp Assistant Coach)
- Joseph Rodriguez (Beginners' Fundamentals Coach)
- Donovan Troi (Ring Announcer and Backstage Correspondent)
- Stephen Lawrence (Ring Announcer and Backstage Correspondent)
- Sparkey Ballard (Senior Referee)
- Toby Reynolds (Referee)
- Will Cuevas (Referee)
- Shane Mai (Production Team Director)
- Paul Adams (Still Photography / Film Director)
- Carolyne Imbukwa, Drake Nelson, Anthony Trevino (Film)
- Crash Holly
- Vic Grimes
- Michael Modest
- Donovan Morgan
- The Great Khali
- Spike Dudley
- Robert Thompson
- Bryan Danielson
- Christopher Daniels
- Chad Wicks
- Brent Albright
- Cheerleader Melissa
- Sara Del Rey
- Bison Smith
- Bobby Quance
- Tony Jones
- Tony Kozina
- Daniel Puder
- Brian Cage
- Samoa Joe
- Super Dragon
- James Choi
- Justin Roberts
- Oliver John
- "Mr. Prime Time" MPT
- "Big Country" Jody Kristofferson
- Colt Cabana
- The Sandman (wrestler)
- Awesome Kong
- Mustafa Saed
- Teddy Hart
APW Championships 
|"The Golden Boy" Dylan Drake||JR Kratos*||Hayward, CA||February 2, 2013*|
|Will Rood||"Wrestling Personified" Rik Luxury||Hayward, CA||November 3, 2012|
|APW/Vendetta Pro Unified
Tag Team Championship
|The Suburban Commandos
(D-Unit & T-Rent)
|The Ballard Brothers
(Shane & Shannon Ballard)
|Hayward, CA||January 5, 2013|
^ 1. As of December 14, 2011, the APW/Vendetta Pro Unified Tag Team Championships are co-promoted by All Pro Wrestling and Vendetta Pro Wrestling.
^ 2. As of February 2, 2013, "The Golden Boy" Dylan Drake REGAINED the APW Universal Heavyweight Championship from JR Kratos with assistance from his Personal Attorney Mr. Ramirez, who was going to file a lawsuit against APW Commissioner Larry Blackwell, APW Owner Roland Alexander and All Pro Wrestling due to an incorrect Referee decision made by APW Senior Official Sparkey Ballard. The Universal Heavyweight Championships was stripped from JR Kratos and returned to Dylan Drake by orders of APW Commissioner Larry Blackwell. Dylan Drake continues his previous reign as Champion. The APW Championship Committee has removed JR Kratos' title reign from the History Books due to the controversy.
Special Events 
APW Young Lions Cup Tournament 
December 6, 2008 – "Out of Control" Matt Carlos wins the inaugural cup in a 4-Way Elimination Match involving himself, Dan Danielson, Junior Morales, and CORVUS.
April 18, 2009 – This was the first Young Lion's Cup to be contested in an 8-person single elimination tournament.
|6||Christina Von Eerie|
April 10, 2010 – The winner of this year's tournament would not only win the Young Lion's Cup, but would also become #1 contender for the APW Worldwide Internet Championship.
|5||Brandon P. Net||5:00|
April 1, 2011
|Perry Von Vicious||BYE1|
|4||Perry Von Vicious||Submit|
|Perry Von Vicious||Pin|
|Brandon P. Net||7:57|
|Brandon P. Net||6:15|
|2||Brandon P. Net||Pin|
1. ^ Perry Von Vicious was awarded a bye into the Finals after APW Commissioner J.J. Perez deemed Mikey Jay unfit to compete after a post-match attack by CORVUS in the 1st round.
May 5, 2012
-The 2012 Young Lions Cup Tournament is the first tournament to include 16 Competitors. The competitors were broken into 8 teams by the APW Championship Committee. Those teams would wrestle each other in single elimination format; the winning team would go on to face one another in the Quarterfinals of the Tournament.
-Results of Round One: In Round One of the 2012 APW Young Lions Cup Tournament, the team of Damien Grundy with Matthew Theall & JR Kratos eliminated the team of Brian Tannen & Joe DeSoul. Tenchismo & SLEDGE with CORVUS & DARKNESS were eliminated by the team of Mikey Jay & Daniel Torch. The team of Sasha Darevko & Jeff Cobb eliminated the team of Ray Rosas & Chris Cali. The team of Shoop Shellhammer and Levi Shapiro with Matthew Theall were eliminated by the team of Darren Dean & Kay Jutler. All winning teams would advance to the Quarterfinals of the Tournament.
Pick the Winner Battle Royal 
- 2009 Winner: "The Latin Dragon" Junior Morales (1/3/09)
- 2010 Winner: "Out of Control" Matt Carlos (1/16/10)
- 2011 Winner: Corvus (1/8/11)
- 2012 Winner: "Big Country" Jody Kristofferson (1/14/12)
- 2013 Winner: "The Rock Legend Scum" Adam Thornstowe (1/5/13)
Gauntlet to the Gold 
- 2008 Winner: Dylan Drake (10/4/08)
- 2009 Winner: Malachi (9/26/09)
Super Summer Series 
- 2010 Winner: "The Boss" Derek Sanders (6/12/10)
Bracket "B" winner, Derek Sanders, defeated Bracket "A" winner, Dylan Drake in the finals to win the Super Summer Series and become #1 contender for the APW Universal Heavyweight Championship.
|Count Out||15 pts|
|Time Limit Draw (TLD)||5 pts|
|Mr. Wrestling #4||25|
|Results||Dave Dutra||Dylan Drake||Rik Luxury||Mr. Wrestling #4|
|Dave Dutra||X||TLD||Luxury (pin)||TLD|
|Dylan Drake||TLD||X||Drake (submit)||Drake (submit)|
|Rik Luxury||Luxury (pin)||Drake (submit)||X||Mr. Wrestling #4 (pin)|
|Mr. Wrestling #4||TLD||Drake (submit)||Mr. Wrestling #4 (pin)||X|
|Results||Derek Sanders||Timothy Thatcher||Vinny Massaro||Jody Kristofferson|
|Derek Sanders||X||Sanders (pin)||Sanders (pin)||Kristofferson (pin)|
|Timothy Thatcher||Sanders (pin)||X||Massaro (pin)||Thatcher (submit)|
|Vinny Massaro||Sanders (pin)||Massaro (pin)||X||Kristofferson (c/o)|
|Jody Kristofferson||Kristofferson (pin)||Thatcher (submit)||Kristofferson (c/o)||X|
King of the Indies Tournament 
The first King of the Indies tournament was held on December 30, 2000, in Galt, CA.
Over the weekend of October 26–27, in Vallejo, CA, APW held the 2nd "King of the Indies" tournament, which showcased premiere independent wrestlers from across the United States. A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, Doug Williams, and Spanky were among the participants in the 16-man event. "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson would ultimately be crowned "King of the Indies" after defeating Low-Ki in the tournament final.
King of the Indies Tournament 
Defunct Championships 
|Championship||Final Champion||Previous Champion||Date Won||Date Retired|
|APW Junior Heavyweight Champion||Chris Cole||Erin O'Grady||May 10, 1997||October 3, 1997|
|APW Above The Law /
Future Legends Champion
|Cheerleader Melissa||Daizee Haze||May 3, 2005||Fall 2005|
|APW Tag Team Champions||Border Patrol
Derek Sanders &
Billy Blade & Gangrel
|January 5, 2008||
- "About APW". allprowrestling.com. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
- "The Great Khali and Brian Ong". greatkhali.net. Archived from the original on December 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "Hayward Jury Slams All Pro Wresting School: Awards in Excess of $1.3 Million to Parents of Young Man Who Died Because of Reckless Training". findarticles.com. 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "APW on TV Tomorrow Morning!". allprowrestling.com. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "King of the Indies Tournament 2001". rfvideo.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "APW 2001 Show Results". allprowrestling.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16.