The Wrestling and Hip-Hop Connection with Imperial World Wrestling (IWW): Present One Division Rumble
Imperial World Wrestling (IWW) is a sports brand owned by the Imanii Labels Network. Based out of Queens, New York, they have a unique mix of wrestling, fashion, Hip-Hop, dance, and more for a youth-oriented, appreciative urban crowd.
Imperial World Wrestling has officially purchased One Division Pro. Both companies will still be featured on one brand.
On June 12th 1DP/IWW presented the One Division Rumble live from Queens, NY.
Rapper David Sincere backed by a full dance crew in-ring, warmed up the crowd on the card. It’s a unique approach to pro wrestling, and kudos to all involved for an attempt at something different.
Watch David Sincere Eat That Dance Up live here:
The event featured the IWW tournament to crown its first-ever champion. Top prospects like JT Funk, KC Lycan, Hyena Hexx, Daniel Riley, Theo Ivory, Brando Lee, and many other young upcoming stars were showcased. Hyena Hexx became the first-ever IWW Champion. The 1DP championship was also decided in a 15-person Rumble match.
The promotion was gracious enough to release some of the action in the video whose link I provided below. Hosted by Mike Truth, Prince Atiba, and notorious heel manager, the smooth-talking Vinnie the Guido, I believe you’ll find the action fast-paced and entertaining. A catering hall brawl was reminiscent of old-school Memphis angles, which I’m sure the fans will enjoy.
One Division Rumble
After a long grueling Rumble full of exciting action, the final three were BD Cruz, Anastasia Morningstar, and KC Lycan. Dramatically, all three ended up landing on the floor in a way in which the referees could not determine a clear winner. After the match, the contestants refused to leave the ring. All declaring themselves the winner and attempting to grab the belt. It took the combined efforts of agents Reid Harris Cooper, Prince Atiba, Mike Truth, and the referees to try to diffuse the situation. The confusion led to CEO and owner Imanii Labels coming to the ring and eventually declaring the One Division Pro championship still vacant, with a promise that this situation will be resolved in the future.
You can draw your conclusion by watching all the highlights here:
Keep up with this on the rise promotion. They will be returning with live cards in the near future with their intriguing stew of Arts and pro wrestling. Few are attempting to merge music and mayhem as they do, and they’re one to watch.
Evan Ginzburg was an Associate Producer on The Wrestler and 350 Days starring Bret Hart and Superstar Billy Graham. He is a 30-year film, radio, and TV veteran. Check out his Facebook page Evan Ginzburg’s Old School Wrestling Memories, and his new radio show Wrestling and Everything Coast to Coast with Buddy Sotello. He is currently working on his second book, a short story collection. His first book, Apartment 4B, Like in Brooklyn, was about his growing up in the turbulent Brooklyn of the ’60s and ’70s.