promotions

A professional wrestling promotion (also federation or fed) is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling. “Promotion” also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event (see promoter). Within the convention of the show, the company is a sports governing body which sanctions wrestling matches and gives authority to the championships and is responsible for determining the divisions, rankings, etc. of wrestlers. In truth, the company serves as a touring theatre troupe, as well as event promotion body for its own events. Currently, the major wrestling organizations in the United States are World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE), Lucha Underground, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and Ring of Honor (ROH). The major Mexican lucha libre promotions are Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). The top Japanese Puroresu promotions are New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), and Pro Wrestling Noah (Noah). There are also small promotions called indies or territories around the world.

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