|Headquarters||Laughlin, Nevada (1989–1992)|
|Owner(s)||Tor Berg (1989–1992; 1998–2000)|
The Ladies Professional Wrestling Association (LPWA) was an all-female wrestling promotion which operated in the early 1990s (ca. 1989–1992). It was considered a successor to such women's promotions as Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), but it differed in that, while GLOW slanted more toward WWF-style sports entertainment (with wrestling playing a secondary role to music video clips and comedy skits), the LPWA treated its product seriously and put its primary emphasis on in-ring athletics. Jim Cornette was notable for being a color commentator as he always carried his infamous tennis racket with him.
Thurston John "Tor" Berg (1938-2011) founded the company ca. 1989. An incident occurred in March 1991, where Berg promised Jumping Bomb Angels member Noriyo Tateno that he would give her a permanent job in the new company if she retired in Japan and moved to the United States. Berg, however, later backed out on the deal, and Sherri Martel made the incident public.
The LPWA produced two television series, The Super Ladies of Wrestling and Ladies Championship Wrestling from 1990-1992. Many of their matches were also distributed and sold on VHS tapes. They held their first and only pay-per-view, Super Ladies Showdown, on February 23, 1992 before closing down operations shortly after.
Berg planned on promoting a second Super Ladies pay-per-view event in 2000, but the event was canceled. The pay-per-view was scheduled to feature women from around the world, including American wrestlers Debbie Malenko, Sherri Martel, Sweet Destiny and Missy Hyatt; Japanese wrestlers Chikako Shiratori, AKINO, Chapparita Asari and Ayako Hamada; and Australian wrestlers Amy Action, Raya Riot, and former LPWA Champion Susan Sexton.
Super Ladies Showdown
|Super Ladies Showdown|
|Date||February 23, 1992|
|Venue||Mayo Civic Center|
LPWA Super Ladies Showdown was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from the LPWA. It took place on February 23, 1992 from the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. It was the only PPV from the LPWA, which folded shortly after the event. The main event was a match for the LPWA Singles Championship, in which Terri Powers defeated Lady X to win the belt. The event also featured a tournament for the LPWA Japanese Championship. Harley Saito was victorious in the tournament final and became the first holder of the title.
|1||Denise Storm defeated Susan Green||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament First Round match||06:02|
|2||Reggie Bennett defeated Yukari Osawa||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament First Round match||06:19|
|3||Eagle Sawai defeated Midori Saito||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament First Round match||05:43|
|4||Harley Saito defeated Mizuki Endoh||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament First Round match||07:06|
|5||Miki Handa and Mami Kitamura defeated Allison Royal and Lisa Starr||Tag Team match||03:46|
|6||Shinobu Kandori defeated Desiree Petersen||Singles match||04:31|
|7||Denise Storm defeated Reggie Bennett by disqualification.||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament Semi-Final match||08:27|
|8||Harley Saito defeated Eagle Sawai by points.||LPWA Japanese Championship Tournament Semi-Final match||10:00|
|9||Black Venus defeated Rockin' Robin||Singles match||05:39|
|10||Leilani Kai and Judy Martin (c) defeated Bambi and Malia Hosaka||Tag Team match for the LPWA Tag Team Championship||08:47|
|11||Harley Saito defeated Denise Storm||Tournament Final match for the LPWA Japanese Championship||08:07|
|12||Terri Power defeated Lady X (c)||Singles match for the LPWA Championship||08:36|
|Susan Sexton||1||January 1990||Awarded title.|
|Lady X||1||January 31, 1991||Laughlin, NV|
|Terri Power||1||February 23, 1992||Rochester, MN||Defeated Lady X at LPWA Super Ladies Showdown.|
LPWA Japanese Championship
The LPWA Japanese Championship was a professional wrestling title created in 1992. The inaugural (and only) champion was Harley Saito, who won an eight-woman tournament held during the Super Ladies Showdown pay-per-view event.
|Harley Saito||1||February 23, 1992||Rochester, MN||Defeated Denise Storm in the finals of an eight-woman tournament at LPWA Super Ladies Showdown to crown the first champion.|
LPWA Tag Team Championship
(Misty Blue & Heidi Lee Morgan)
|1||March 13, 1990||Laughlin, NV||Defeated Bad, Black & Beautiful (Bad Girl & Black Venus).|
|The Glamour Girls
(also billed as The Queen's Court)
(Leilani Kai & Judy Martin)
|1||February 28, 1991||Laughlin, NV|
LPWA Mixed Tag Team Championship
The LPWA Tag Team Championship was an existing professional wrestling tag team title recognized in early-mid 1990. In 1973, Adrian Street and Miss Linda won the World Mixed Tag Team Championship by defeating Don Kovaks and Suzie Parker in Germany. Street and Linda were still undefeated as champions when they joined the LPWA in 1990 and continued to defend the championships in the promotion.
|Adrian Street and Miss Linda||1||January 1990||LPWA recognized existing championship.|
- Allison Royal (Christine Arrant)
- Alona Star
- Alma Alvarez
- Babyface Nellie
- Bad Girl
- Bambi (Selina Majors)
- The Beast (Peggy Patterson)
- Black Venus (Jean Kirkland)
- Brandy Wine
- Brittany Brown
- Candi Devine (Candace Rummel, also billed as The Goddess)
- Cheryl Day
- Cheryl Rusa (also billed as Little Mo)
- Comrade Orga Stalinska
- Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Johnston)
- Dangerous Debbie T Wild
- Denise Storm
- Desiree Petersen
- Despina Montagas
- Diane Von Hoffman
- Eagle Sawai
- Harley Saito
- Heidi Lee Morgan
- Judy Martin (Judy Hardee)
- Kimmie Kozak
- La Gata
- Lady Lilith (also billed as Miss Lily Tedesco)
- Lady X (Peggy Lee Leather)
- Leilani Kai (Patricia Schroeder)
- Lisa Starr
- Madusa Miceli (Debra Miceli)
- Magnificent Mimi (Mimi Lesseos)
- Malia Hosaka
- Mami Kitamura
- Midori Saito
- Miki Handa
- Miss Linda
- Misty Blue Simmes (Diane Syms)
- Mizuki Endoh
- Nasty Kat (Kat LeRoux)
- Nasty Linda (Linda Dallas)
- Reggie Bennett (also billed as Big Mo)
- Rockin' Robin (Robin Smith)
- Rusty "The Fox" Thomas
- Samantha Pain
- Shelly Francis (also billed as "The Desert Rose" Sheba)
- Shinobu Kandori
- Sindy Paradise
- Susan Green
- Susan Sexton
- Sweet Georgia Brown (Jacqueline Moore)
- Terri Power (Terri Poch)
- Tina Moretti (Lisa Moretti)
- Wendi Richter
- Yukari Osawa
- Bambi and Malia Hosaka
- Bad Black and Beautiful (Bad Girl and Black Venus with Boogaloo Brown)
- The Glamour Girls (The Queen's Court) (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin with Christopher Love)
- Locomotion (Big Mo/Reggie Bennett and Little Mo/Cheryl Rusa)
- The Mighty Mites (Cheryl Rusa and Sindy Paradise)
- The Nasty Girls (Nasty Kat/Kat LeRoux and Nasty Linda/Linda Dallas)
- New Team America (Misty Blue Simmes and Allison Royal)
- Rockin' Robin and Wendi Richter
- Team America (Misty Blue Simmes and Heidi Lee Morgan, later Heidi Lee Morgan and Comrade Orga Stalinska)
Mixed Tag Teams
- Adnan Al-Kaissie and Sheba
- Adrian Street and Miss Linda
- Barry Horowitz and Lisa Starr
- Tim Horner and Malia Hosaka
Other on-air talent
- Adnan Al-Kaissie (also occasional wrestler)
- Ashley Kennedy (also occasional wrestler)
- Boogaloo Brown
- Jonathan Blue
- Norman (Mike Shaw)
- "Queen" Christopher Love (Bert Prentice)
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