Owner/C.E.O./Promotions – Steve Van Beckum
Owner/Booker/Promotions – Brandon Edwards
Owner/Photographer/Promotions – Wendy Simko

Owner//Promotions – Jonathon Wendal
Owner/Marketing/Webmaster/Promotions – Aaron Smiley


South Eastern Wisconsin’s oldest wrestling promotion is now looking for a street team, set-up crew, security, and more!

Looking to help, there are still many volunteer positions available in ring crew, security, or technical positions. E-mail info@phpwwrestling.com, and we’ll get back to you asap.

Already trained, looking for more work? E-mail info@phpwwrestling.com. Include your training experience, work history, references, links to video, at least one clean profile photo, and salary expectations (including trans). We will respond to those who meet what we are looking for at the moment.

Are you a potential sponsor, advertiser, or venue? E-mail info@phpwwrestling.com

We also do fundraiser events! Email info@phpwwrestling.com for more details. We have raised money for the American Cancer Society and other local organizations. Any business looking to sponsor or to donate for our fundraiser events please contact us.


PowerHouse Pro Wrestling (PHPW) was founded by Michael and Robin Thompson (known in wrestling as “Michael Styner” and “Iron Maiden”) in January of 2000. Originally named Badger State Pro Wrestling (BSPW), their company started in 1993 and was based out of Richfield, WI.

Due to mass confusion with a amateur wrestling and the nickname of our state. The original name (BSPW) was no longer wanted and a new name was in order. After hundreds of different name ideas were brought to the table, PowerHouse Pro Wrestling was the name that fit perfectly going forward. January 2000, PowerHouse Pro Wrestling picked the reigns back up, where Badger State Pro Wrestling left off and went back to work offering fans a steady dose of professional wrestling all over Wisconsin.

The promotion’s first show was in 1993 at the n. The show featured a varied roster of performers including ,  and . The show immediately created loyal legions of fans from Richfield, Madison, Oshkosh and beyond.

PHPW then began to run shows on the indoor sand volleyball courts of ‘The Watering Hole’, a bigger, better-lit building in nearby Howard, Wisconsin. These shows featured performers such as Kujo, the fire-spitting dark devil character Sam Hayne, Rob “Pimp Daddy” Norwood, Adrian Lynch, Shane “Hillbilly” Hills, and “Kamikaze” Ken Anderson. Ring announcer and play-by-play man Matt Byron, hated manager Angelo Stefano and chief referee Gino Lanza quickly generated a media buzz that spread throughout all of Northeast Wisconsin.

Under the guiding hand of noted graphic artists TJ Rappel and Krushervision the federation’s website, www.acwprowrestling.com, developed a slick, professional look and grew to include an active message board. The ACW’s website gave it an advantage over other independent wrestling federations that had failed to recognise the possibility of the internet for promotion.