Absolute Intense Wrestling The most Intense Wrestling In The united states!

Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) is an independent professional wrestling organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in producing and promoting live events. AIW is currently seeking new partnerships for its 2020 schedule and beyond. Below you will find more information about our organization and what we have to offer.


  • To book AIW for an upcoming event, please contact John Thorne via email at Jthorne@aiwrestling.com
  • To sponsor an upcoming AIW event, please contact Steve Guy via email at Steve@aiwrestling.com
  • To book an AIW after party, please contact Daniel Roemer via email at Daniel@aiwrestling.com
AEW Superstars The Young Bucks kick WWE Superstar Samoa Joe at an AIW Event in Cleveland,OH

Live Events

Established in 2005, Absolute Intense Wrestling LLC (AIW) has promoted over 200 live events throughout Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, and Florida. AIW has defined itself as one of the premiere professional wrestling brands in the United States. By offering a unique live experience that is second to none in the professional wrestling world, AIW attracts hundreds of fans to its live events. They appeal to people from every walk of life, though we typically target men and women between the ages of 18 to 35.

Social Media

AIW has utilized various social media platforms to raise awareness of our brand and connect with fans. Additionally, AIW produces a weekly interactive podcast "The Card Is Going To Change" to promote all of our upcoming events and answer fan questions about everything AIW. This helps develop a stronger connection with our most loyal fans.

  • Facebook: 18,000+ Likes
  • Twitter: 26,000+ Followers
  • Youtube: 81,000,000+ Views
  • Youtube: 136,000+ Subscribers
  • Instagram: 12,000+ Followers
  • Podcast: 400,000+ Downloads


Fox Sports coverage of AIW after Ronda Rousey made a surprise appearance

AIW has been featured in both local and national media outlets, including but not limited to:

  • MTV
  • Fox 8 News
  • WWE Network
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Scene Magazine
  • The Sun Post
  • Cleveland.com
  • Rover's Morning Glory
  • Fox Sports
  • The Alan Cox Show
  • Channel 19 News
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • Pressure Life Magazine
  • Pink Eye Magazine

Video Distribution

Live Streaming

AIW currently promotes professional wrestling events primarily in the Northeast Ohio area. However, in 2019 we signed agreements with Fite and IWTV to broadcast AIW events live around the world on Pay-Per-View. These new partnerships allowed AIW to reach fans around the world in 2019 based on the ability to stream our events live on several OTT services including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Mobile Devices, and more. Live streaming has created tremendous opportunites for our sponsors and partnerships as AIW now reaches a worldwide audience in real time.


AIW also distributes all of its events on physical media including DVD and Blu-Ray with nearly 200 titles available to consumers that ship worldwide through its third party distribution agreements.

AIW Works With The Industry's Biggest Superstars

Current WWE Superstars Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, and Seth Rollins all appeared in AIW prior to WWE.

AIW has been a breeding ground for the future stars of the professional wrestling industry. We have worked with several of World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling's biggest stars early in their careers such as AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, The Young Bucks, Corey Graves, Britt Baker, Pentagon Jr., Kevin Owens, MJF, Johnny Gargano, Jon Moxley, Ruby Riott, Cesaro, Ember Moon, and many more. While several AIW performers have gone on to sign exclusive contracts with global wrestling organizations, AIW continued to work with and develop new stars over the years through our extensive scouting and professional wrestling training programs. We have continued to replenish our roster with the most elite performers in professional wrestling and have made our events a destination for independent wrestling fans to see the stars of tomorrow drawing fans from as far as the United Kingdom to attend our events live.

All Elite Wrestling Stars The Young Bucks, Britt Baker, and MJF all apperared in AIW prior to AEW which now airs weekly on TNT.

Special Guests

AIW has worked with several of professional wrestling's biggest stars on a number of our events to participate in autograph signings and meet and greet sessions which create an unforgettable memory for our fans. Some of those names include:

  • Kevin Nash
  • Scott Hall
  • Ricky Steamboat
  • Terry Funk
  • "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
  • Booker T
  • Gail Kim
  • Scott Steiner
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Harley Race
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Arn Anderson
  • Honky Tonk Man
  • Bob Orton Jr.
  • Tugboat
  • Jake "The Snake" Roberts
  • Hornswoggle



AIW has perfromed at a variety of venues, including but not limited to:

  • The Odeon (Cleveland, OH)
  • White Eagle Hall (Jersey City, NJ)
  • The Winchester Music Tavern (Lakewood, OH)
  • Tadmor Shrine (Akron, OH)
  • Peabody's Downunder (Cleveland, OH)
  • Taylor Trade Center (Detroit, MI)
  • Goldhorn Brewery (Cleveland, OH)
  • West Park Party Center (Cleveland, OH)
  • Brook Park Rec Center (Brook Park,OH)
  • Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
  • Now That's Class (Cleveland, OH)
  • Music Lynxx (Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH)
  • The Cuban Club (Tampa, FL)
  • The Underground (Sandusky, OH)


AIW offers several sponsorship and brand placement opportunities for our events, including advertising and branding throughout our event space as well as on the wrestling ring itself. Our sponsorship team can work with virtually any budget to get your branding on all promotional materials for each live event, on all of AIW's social media outlets, and much more. AIW has worked with several local and national brands, including but not limited to:

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Coors Light
  • Melt Bar And Grilled
  • A Special Wish Cleveland
  • Angelo's Pizza
  • Good Company
  • Funhouse
  • Jak Prints
  • Lotus Printing
  • Manscaped
  • SpeedwayTSJ
  • Labelle's Barber Parlor
  • Old School Iron Gym
  • Pollyanna DIY

To sponsor an upcoming AIW event, please contact Steve Guy via email at Steve@aiwrestling.com

Matt Fish, owner of Melt Bar And Grilled with international pro wrestling star Grado before an AIW event. Pabst Blue Ribbon branding at AIW's outdoor "Wrestlerager" event. Jakprints and Melt Bar And Grilled banners hanging in the AIW event space.


AIW can be booked on available dates for a stand alone event at your venue as well as complimentary entertainment at another event. AIW has participated in a variety of events including, music festivals, private corporate events, fundraisers, conventions, and much more.

To book AIW for an upcoming event, please contact John Thorne via email at Jthorne@aiwrestling.com

Tour Dates

  • 3/7- Private Event
  • 3/20- Cleveland,OH
  • 3/21- Private Event
  • 3/28- Columbus,OH
  • 4/2- Tampa,FL
  • 4/18- Private Event
  • 4/24- Cleveland,OH
  • 4/25- Private Event
  • 5/2- Private Event
  • 5/9- Private Event
  • 5/16- Akron,OH
  • 5/23- Private Event
  • 6/5- Private Event
  • 6/26- Cleveland,OH
  • 6/27- Cleveland,OH
  • 7/11- Private Event
  • 8/7- Cleveland,OH
  • 8/29- Lakewood,OH
  • 9/12- Private Event
  • 9/18- Cleveland,OH
  • 9/19 - Private Event
  • 11/7- Private Event
  • 11/14- Akron,OH
  • 11/27- Cleveland,OH
  • 11/28- Private Event
  • 12/19- Private Event

Post Show Events

AIW partners with bars and restaurants in the area of our live events, or in some cases the event venue itself, to offer a unique fan experience. After the conclusion of the AIW live event, fans are invited to attend the official after party which allows them to mingle and interact with the performers. The AIW after party is an unforgettable part of the AIW formula that helps build a relationship with our fanbase like no other professional wrestling brand. Some of our after party partners have included:

  • Good Company
  • The Tavern On Biddulph
  • Mallhalls 20 lanes
  • Funhouse
  • Now That's Class
  • The Winchester Music Tavern
  • Thursday's Lounge
  • Nak's Eatery & Drinkery

To book an AIW after party, please contact Daniel Roemer via email at Daniel@aiwrestling.com