On November 15th 2015, Anthony Kingdom James lost a Loser Leaves Town match to Brent “Money” Banks at Alpha-1 Wrestling’s Final Act VI.  Losing this match brought both Kingdom’s two year run as leader of The Oppression and his twenty year in-ring career to a sudden end.   Kingdom had previously closed his promotion, the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers, retiring the Union Heavyweight Championship in the fall of 2014.

On New Year’s Day 2018, Anthony announced the return of the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers title as a travelling title, available to be defended at live events hosted by promotions across Canada and the United States and around the globe.  And then, in a surprising move, he named HIMSELF as the new Union champion.

Check out the video at the link below for the official announcement.  And stay tuned for more information about upcoming Wrestlers Union Championship defences.


BONUS: Check out this article by the Last Word of Wrestling blog that discusses the announcement and reveals the first wrestling star to ask for a shot at Kingdom and the title.