COMMERCE CITY – For local fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, there is a new revolution in town that is bringing professional wrestling entertainment to the Denver metropolitan area.
New Revolution Wrestling is the local view of WWE-style entertainment. Its training center is in a private gym, referred to as “The Butcher Shop,” in central Commerce City. NRW presents its shows each month, hosted by Fun City Family Entertainment in Littleton.
The next show is from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 10, at 9670 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.
While WWE is a “global phenomenon,” in the words of its owner, Vince McMahon, NRW is not yet global. Both present a combination of pro wrestling and entertainment in one package. Viewers can see wrestling superstars and divas who perform in the ring each night, literally putting their bodies and their personal safety on the line to entertain the audience.
They perform for other purposes – championships, money to feed their families. A WWE superstar’s goal is to qualify for the main event at WrestleMania, the final match in the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. An NRW wrestler’s goal is to entertain.
NRW viewers see the same combination of superstars and divas on a local level. NRW presents its own stable of stars and female announcers, called the NRW Dazzlers, associates of the Oh, Yeah Productions Group. While the wrestlers aspire to become part of the global wrestling entertainment industry, they bring quality wrestling entertainment to a local fan base.
NRW co-owner and performer “Mercury” Matt Yaden said he is passionate about bringing quality, family-friendly entertainment to the local community.
“Thankfully, Swan Christopher, now co-owner of the NRW, found us in January of this year,” Yaden said. “Because of the quality of our product, he was drawn to get involved and bought half of the company. Together, we seek to reach out to the communities of Colorado, entertaining them and promoting responsibility, healthy lifestyles and fitness.”
The new company is not only seeking to raise healthy role models in the community but also have a community-based mission to promote other nonprofits. Yaden envisions uniting his passion for wrestling entertainment with other community goals and needs.
“We seek to help good causes to raise funds to further their missions and assist athletic departments of local public schools in raising money to keep their programs alive,” he said.
NRW’s beginnings are the same as most businesses. It started as No Rules Wrestling in Ohio.
“Unfortunately, we could not keep things afloat due to our age, lack of experience and lack of financial support,” Yaden said. “I brought back the NRW initials in June 2010, renaming it New Revolution Wrestling and putting it under the banner NRW Sports Entertainment.”
Yaden is driven to bring this type of entertainment to the community because he loves “entertaining people, and NRW does that better than anyone.”
“You can expect two hours of quality, family-driven entertainment featuring the best sports talent in the Rocky Mountains,” Yaden said.