Wrestling From The Heartland: The Lost Developmental Territory Vol. 1 – 6+ Hours On DVD & Digital Available Now!


The year is 2001 and the wrestling business has changed drastically. There is only one national wrestling promotion left in existence and, without competing promotions to scout established talent in, a developmental system is formed to groom the next generation’s superstars.

Footage, stories, and stars from Ohio Valley, Memphis, Georgia, and Florida have been showcased and spotlighted in numerous platforms, but one particular developmental system was seemingly lost to time… until now. This is the story of when Cincinnati’s Heartland Wrestling Association was a breeding ground for future global stars.

We have uncovered hours of footage previously thought to be destroyed, presented in its last surviving form, to preserve an important time of change and transition in pro wrestling. Hosted by HWA Owner & Trainer Les Thatcher & Joe Dombrowski, you’ll hear the inside stories on the talent & the training, the highs & lows, and the trials & tribulations of being “developmental”.


*John Cena, before ever making his national television debut, battles Nigel McGuiness as part of a six-man tag team match!

*BONUS: Two legendary rebels meet during the height of the era of “Attitude”! It’s Cactus Jack vs. “Road Dogg” Jesse James in 1998!

*Eddie Guerrero competes in triple-threat cruiserweight action against Jamie Noble and Matt Stryker!

*Charlie Haas Returns To The Ring Following The Untimely Death Of His Brother Russ

*Raven vs. Stevie Richards in a wild “Raven’s Rules” match!

*Featuring over 40 globally recognized names including The Big Show, Rikishi, Ron Simmons, Haku, D’Lo Brown, The Island Boys (aka Umaga/Jamal and Rosey), Victoria, Bobby Roode, Molly Holly, Val Venis, Al Snow, Brian “Spanky” Kendrick, Steve Blackman, Shannon Moore, Jimmy Yang, Shark Boy, Mike Awesome, Chris Kanyon, Albert, Justin Credible, Lance Cade, Mark Jindrak, Elix Skipper, Maven, Pepper Parks, Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli, BJ Whitmer, “Above Average” Mike Sanders, Brian Lee (aka Chainz from DOA), Evan Karagias, Kaz Hayashi, The Pit Bulls, EZ Money & more!

Includes: Uncontrollable streetfights, a death-defying ladder match, high-flying cruiserweights and hard-hitting heavyweights! 25 Matches In All!

Runtime: 6.5 Hrs.


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Full match/segment listing:

1. John Cena & The Jablonskis vs. Nigel McGuiness/Tony B/Human Time Bomb 8-4-01
2. Cactus Jack vs. Road Dogg  6-10-98
3. Eddie Guerrero vs. Matt Stryker vs. Jamie Knoble 10-15-01
4. Charlie Haas/D’Lo Brown Promo On Russ 1-9-02
Russ Haas “My Sacrifice” 3-9-03
Island Boys & Charlie Haas vs. Val Venis, Steve Bradley & EZ Money 1-9-02 (All Belts At Stake)
5. Ron Simmons & Cody Hawk vs. BJ Whitmer & Albert 8-10-02
6. Spanky vs. BJ Whitmer 4-10-02
7. Jamie Knoble vs. Jimmy Yang 3-15-02
8. Rikishi & Island Boys vs. Haku, Elix Skipper & Russ McCullough 12-12-01
9. Jamie Knoble/Helena Heavenly/Jimmy Yang vs. Matt Stryker/Victoria/Shannon Moore 12-14-01
10. Chris Kanyon vs. Lance Cade (w/Steve Bradley) 7-13-02
11. Raven vs. Stevie Richards (Raven’s Rules) 3-16-02
12. Jamie Knoble vs. Shannon Moore vs. Matt Stryker vs. Chad Collyer 2-2-02
13. Jimmy Yang & Kaz Hayashi vs. Pepper Parks & Shark Boy 11-14-01
14. Island Boys & Haku vs. Mike Awesome, Cody Hawk & Tony B 6-15-02
15. Matt Stryker vs. Dean Baldwin (Streetfight) 6-12-02
16. Shannon Moore vs. Jamie Noble (30 Day Rule) 1-9-02
17. Justin Credible vs. Maven 2-13-02
18. D’lo Brown vs. Johnny the Bull 1-9-02
19. Haku & Russ McCullough vs. Val Venis & Steve Blackman 11-10-01
20. Ladder Match: Matt Stryker vs. BJ Whitmer vs. Cody Hawk vs. Rory Fox 10-5-02
21. Island Boys vs. Mike Sanders/Lance Cade w/Johnny the Bull  2-13-02
22. Bobby Roode & Chad Collyer vs. Cody Hawk & Tony B
23. Pit Bulls vs. Chainz & Brian Taylor 6-11-98
24. Victoria & Evan Karagias vs. Molly Holly & Shark Boy 8-30-01
25. Mike Sanders/Mark Jindark/Kanyon vs. Haas Brothers & Big Show 8-30-01