Although British wrestling was no longer televised nationally after 1988, several shows appeared on individual regional ITV stations, while US wrestling appeared both regionally and nationally. Note that the return of "World of Sport Wrestling" to national ITV is covered on the page for 2016.
Wrestling Around The World
Transatlantic Wrestling Challenge
This promotion, run by Jackie Pallo, taped one event for broadcast on satellite television. Shows later appeared on Central.
Ken Knight (W) v Wayne Martin
Ricky Skarlo (W) v Mad Monk
Karl Kramer (W) v Ricky Cortez
Johnny Kincaid (W) v Killer Kowalski
Prince Maan Singh (W) v Bull Pratt
The Mummy (W) v Rex Lane
Samurai Garka (W) v Dick Slater
Dave George (W) v Garry Gibbs
Ray Apollon (W) v Ted Tench
Jackie Pallo Jr (W) v Rocky James
Johnny Kincaid (W) v Bull Pratt
Steve Kelly (W) v The Bulldog
The Guardsman (W) v Kurt Heinz
Battle Royale won by Masked Solitaire (Mel Eyres, aka Steve Serene)
Two events, without a promotional banner, were taped in Scotland with Kent Walton on commentary. The resulting shows appear to have aired in the on Grampian, Tyne Tees and Granada regions.
Big Daddy/Johnny Kidd (W) v Anaconda/Kamikazi
Alan Kilby (W) v Jake Mitchell
Giant Haystacks (W) v Jamaica George
Danny Collins (W) v Tony Stewart
Ian McGregor (W) v Ray Robinson
Ian McGregor (DQ) v Ray Steele
World Mid-Heavyweight champion Marty Jones (W) v Danny Collins
Big Daddy/Johnny Kidd (W) v Count von Zuppi & John Wilkie
Giant Haystacks (W) v Rory Campbell
Andy Robbins (W) v The Phantom
Greg Valentine (W) v Rex Lane
Chic Cullen (W) v Tony Stewart
Ian McGregor v Alan Kilby.(D)
Ian McGregor v Rex Lane
Dale Preston v Andy Strong
Big Daddy/Tony Stewart v Undertakers Doom & Gloom
Frank (Chic) Cullen v Mike Roberts
Giant Haystacks vs John Prayter
Pat Roach vs Bearcat Brody
We don't have the precise line-up but it appears to have been a different combination of matches with the same crew.
As well as the occasional WWF broadcasts as part of the British wrestling slot in 1987 and 1988, there were several cases of American wrestling appearing on ITV:
Central and Tyne Tees began airing late-night/early-morning WWF tapes from late 1987. While billed as Superstars of Wrestling, the tapes were actually a repackaged version of Wrestling Challenge. The matches appear to have been recorded between spring of 1987 and spring 1988, but were not necessarily shown in order. The earliest match we have traced (which aired on the debut episode) appears to have been Raymond Rougeau v Bret Hart from either Houston on 19 October 2006 or Madison Square Garden the following day. Also on the show was Hulk Hogan & Rick Steamboat vs Randy Savage and the Honky Tonky Man from the Meadowlands Arena on 5 January 1987 and Outback Jack v Jimmy Jack Funk from the Boston Garden on 7 March 1987.
The same tapes aired on Thames/LWT from June-88 to April 89.
Central showed tapes from several US promotions, including Professional Wrestling from Florida (from the first half of 1989), Global Wrestling (Florida version, not the later Dallas group), and matches from the AWA/World Class/Memphis partnership of late 1988.
Thames/LWT showed NWA/WCW wrestling from January 1990. Although these were still billed as Superstars of Wrestling, the shows were repackaged versions of NWA Power Hour, originally taped between July and December 1989. A second run of 1990 tapes aired between the summer and autumn of 1990.
In the summer of 1991, several episodes of NWA television from mid-1990 aired on Thames/LWT on Saturday nights.
From September 1991, most ITV regions began airing relatively up-to-date WCW Worldwide shows eary on Sunday mornings, though there was no consistent timeslot.
LWT repeated one match each Sunday afternoon in the Sharp's Funday show.
From Spring 1992, a repackaged version of Worldwide begain airing nationally on Saturday afternoons. From July 1994, the show would feature highlights of recent pay-per-view events. WCW was dropped by ITV in 1995.
This was a six-episode series originally aired in 2000 in the Meridian, Anglia and HTV regions. It was later shown nationally on digital channel ITV 2.
The series featured a 16 man tournament, with eight wrestlers from the UK and eight representing the United States. The tournament began with a round-robin stage of four groups:
Group A: Vigilante (Johnny Moss), Majik, David Young, Ozzie Rulz (Ashley Hudson)
Group B: Tank, Gary Steele, Sinn, Rukkus
Group C: Psycho Steve, Jon Ryan, Prodigy, Tony Kozina
Group D: Paul Vault, Kung Fu, Rick Michaels, Kory Williams
The top two finishers in each group then advanced to the knockout stages. The tournament was won by Sinn, beating Gary Steele in the final. The last show also featured Nikita beating Riptide to win the TWC Ladies trophy.
This reality game-show aired on ITV on Saturday evenings in 2005. After five weeks of extremely poor ratings, it was moved to Sunday mornings for the rest of its run. Despite the title, and the presence of pro wrestlers Roddy Piper, Joe Legend and D Lo Brown, the show did not feature wrestling matches, but ratheli Gladiators-style challenges. The show featured two teams:The Crusaders
This team was trained by wrestler D-Lo Brown
Jeff Brazier - Pocket Rocket
Tiffany Chapman - Princess of Power
Leilani Dowding - The Vixen
Mikey Green - Wild Boy
Michelle Heaton - Inferno
James Hewitt - Gentleman Jim
Jenny Powell - The Avenger
Lee Sharpe - Sharpe Shooter
Scott Wright - Snake Eyes
This team was trained by wrestler Joe Legend
Marc Bannerman - El Diablo
Annabel Croft - Solitaire - female winner
Kate Lawler - The Brawler
Shauna Lowry - Tigress
Victoria Silvstedt - Ice Maiden
Oliver Skeete - Rebel Rider
Iwan Thomas - The Dragon - male winner
Phill Turner - The Handy Man
The Warriors won the team event.