WWE Superstar, AJ Styles debuting for CSW April 29, 2006
Joseph McDonald began promoting professional wrestling events in 2002 with one thing in mind—to showcase the finest live events to Kansas City area pro wrestling fans by pairing top wrestlers with the highest production value around. From then until our final run in 2010, Central States Wrestling hosted over 80 events from the National Guard Armory in Lawrence, Kansas and a few events in St Joseph and Harrisonville, Missouri
During that time, Central States Wrestling featured some of the best independent professional wrestlers in the Midwest, including the likes of Michael Strider, Jeremy Wyatt, Payday Patterson, Ace Steel, Derek Stone, Mark Serling, Darrien Sanders, Mason Hunter, and Brett Young. Along with local talent, Central State Wrestling also held events featuring some of the biggest names in pro wrestling at the time ( some of whom are current WWE and AEW superstars ) such as: AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Raven, Abyss, Sabu, Seth Rollins, Christopher Daniels, Colt Cabana, Delirious & Matt Sydal.
In 2010, after eight years of excellence, Central States Wrestling closed its doors.
But that wasn’t the end….