Steel Domain Wrestling (SDW) was founded by Ed Hellier and originally worked under the name of St. Paul Championship Wrestling (SPCW). The first event occurred on January 17th, 1998 and was a success. Without television exposure and promotion, the first event drew 600 fans, thanks to former AWA Champion and WWE Hall of Fame inductee Nick Bockwinkel who has served as an advisor to Hellier's group.
From 1999 through 2000, SPCW thrilled wrestling fans by presenting some of the best wrestling since the glory days of the AWA. While SPCW was making its mark in the Twin Cities, a name change was in the works and in January 2001, St. Paul Championship Wrestling changed its name to Steel Domain Wrestling.
The effort was to create a less regional feel to the company as over the air television opportunities became available. SDW's "Ringside" aired on KSTC 45 over a four year period from October of 2001-October of 2005. "Ringside" was the first local television wrestling program since the AWA's "All Star Wrestling" show.
The voice of Steel Domain Wrestling is "Slick" Mick Karch whose name is synonymous with both Minnesota wrestling and SDW. Mick was the voice of Vern Gagne's AWA TV during its ESPN days.
Adrian Lynch battles Norman Smiley
SDW Triple Crown Champion
Many top name wrestlers have graced the presence of Steel Domain Wrestling and only one has been the Triple Crown Champion. Adrian Lynch is SDW's only Triple Crown Champion in its 15-year history. He has held the SDW Heavyweight, Televsion, and Tag Team Championship belts on numerous occasions.
Lynch has been a mainstay for over a decade with SDW and means one thing: "Lynch equals ratings."
Steel Domain Wrestling offers live professional wrestling events to add an exciting entertainment experience. SDW shows are perfect for fundraisers and are great for VFW Club's American Legion Clubs, Booster Clubs, High Schools, Casino's and more.
Each event includes a professional wrestling ring that is set up and taken down by SDW crew. A minimum of five matches are included in a show with an unlimited talent pool. Wrestling talent is subject to fees and availability. Veteran professional wrestling announcers and referees are included in the event with event consultation a part of the package. Call Ed Hellier at 952-452-4985 to book your event.
Steel Domain partners have included The Target Center along with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing Minnesota and Rainbow Play Systems in Brookings South Dakota have all promoted shows to the delight of wrestling fans and employees. KSTC and Hubbard Broadcasting has been a staple in the Steel Domain Wrestling story as well.