The CWF was started by Eddie Graham and Gordon Solie. Tampa was the hub of pro wrestling in the 60’s-80’s and stars like Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair. Sir Oliver Humperdink, Magnum T.A. and Barry Windham all came from The Bay Area.
When Vince bought WWF from his dad, he destroyed all the territory wrestling by signing their best talent. Florida was left till last out of respect for Eddie and Gordon. The territory wrestling never recovered and became independent wrestling with no real leader and no real structure.
In 2020, Pro Wrestler Jeff Weaver bought the CWF with plans to rebuild territory style wrestling. His plan is to bring back what was once a "Dream Builder". Jeff commented, "the CWF gave people dreams of the future like I had growing up, when I realized I could make a living doing this as a trade." Jeff wants to help up and coming talent realize their dreams here in Tampa Bay.
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair