About Elite Wrestling Initiative

It all began back in 2011 when Dakota Pro Wrestling management had differences and closed their doors. Out of the ashes of Dakota Pro Wrestling rose the Elite Wrestling Initiative, inviting three champions to compete in a three-way match to crown the first ever Epic Champion.

The Epic Championship was always meant to be a Champion of Champions title belt. At the end of the first show, held in November of 2011, there was a Champion of Champions crowned in "Daredevl" Derrik Fury. He reigned for 624 days before falling to his own brother, Jonathan Fury. He soon got his revenge at EWI Reprisal III and regained his coveted crown.

The EWI, like all wrestling companies before it, wanted a showcase event in which all stories would lead to the opportunity to put more production value into it. Enter Reprisal. Reprisal was born out of the simple meaning of the word, a word which defines what professional wrestling storylines are all about. However, nobody could have foreseen how big Reprisal would become. In fact, it has lived up to its definition of being the biggest event in EWI. Wrestlers travel from all over the country to be a part of this event and the best matches of the year all come out of Reprisal.

Below you will see title histories of both our number one title, the Epic Championship and our secondary title, the Initiative Championship. You can watch the following matches and see each of the title change matches. The words Vacated are between certain matches, meaning the title was stripped from the champion for one reason or another.

Epic Title

Owen Donovan vs. Animal Sam vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury

Black Friday - 3 Way Dance
Friday, November 25, 2011

"New York's Own" Jonathan Fury vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury (c)

Meltdown '13
Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Daredevl" Derrik Fury vs. "New York's Own" Jonathan Fury (c)

Reprisal III
Saturday, April 12, 2014

TW3 vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury (c)

Holiday Bash 2015 - Ladder Match
Saturday, December 12, 2015


Travis Cole vs. Killa Kaz Karter vs. "Hot Shot" Danny Duggan vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury

Reprisal V
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Desi Derata vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury (c)

Hypothermia '19
Saturday, February 9, 2019

"Furious" Shane Foster vs. Desi Derata (c)

Epidemic 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019

"HeartThrob" Jaden Roller vs. "Furious" Shane Foster (c)

Holiday Bash 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Initiative Title

TW3 vs. Killa Kaz Karter

Hypothermia '13
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cory Diamond vs. Killa Kaz Karter (c)

Meltdown '13
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Killa Kaz Karter vs. Cory Diamond (c)

2013 EWI Battlebowl - Last Man Standing
Saturday, September 21, 2013


Levi McDaniel vs. Mercer "SageKing" Sage

Holiday Bash 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cory Diamond vs. "Prodigy" Johnny Richter vs. Tommy Octane vs. Mercer "SageKing" Sage(c)

Reprisal III - Fatal 4-Way
Saturday, April 12, 2014


Killa Kaz Karter vs. Mercer "SageKing" Sage (c)

Meltdown '14
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Leonard Literacy vs. Killa Kaz Karter (c)

Hypothermia '15
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cory Diamond vs. Leonard Literacy (c)

Reprisal IV
Saturday, March 14, 2015


Rock Solid Ross vs. Mercer "SageKing" Sage

Holiday Bash 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015


Initiative Championship Gauntlet

Hypothermia '16 - Initiative Gauntlet
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Nick "The Natural" Nelson vs. "HeartThrob" Jaden Roller (c)

Black Friday 2
Friday, November 25, 2016

"HeartThrob" Jaden Roller vs. Nick "The Natural" Nelson (c)

Reprisal VI
Saturday, April 1, 2017


Gold Rush Gauntlet

XCL - Episode 4
Friday, August 25, 2017

Kato vs. Nick "The Natural" Nelson vs. Leonard Literacy vs. A.C.E. (c)

Holiday Bash 2017 - Fatal 4-Way
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Kato vs. Nick "The Natural" Nelson (c)

XCL 9.18
Saturday, September 7, 2018


"Daredevl" Derrik Fury vs. Chris Chaos

Boiling Point 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Chris Chaos vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury (c)

Black Friday 3
Friday, November 22, 2019

Nick "The Natural" Nelson vs. "Daredevl" Derrik Fury

Vendetta 2021
Thursday, January 3, 2013

"Daredevl" Derrik Fury vs. Nick "The Natural" Nelson (c)

Reprisal X

Diamond Title

Zamil vs. A.C.E. vs. Mystery Opponent

Black Friday 2
Friday, November 25, 2016

Syd Burton vs. (Mercer "SageKing" Sage (c) vs. Derrik Fury

2017 EWI Battlebowl
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"LAX" Lucas Alexander vs. Syd Burton (c)

Haunting Hour 2017 - Outside the Venue
Friday, October 20, 2017

Austin Arrow vs. Lucas Alexander (c)

Haunting Hour 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017

A.C.E. vs. Austin Arrow (c)

XCL 6.18
Friday, June 8, 2018

Vendetta vs. A.C.E.

Hypothermia '19
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Royal Purge

Vendetta 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Vendetta vs. Agent Orange (c)

Boiling Point 2021
Saturday, June 5, 2021

"Only Star" Joseph Alexander vs. Vendetta (c)

Reprisal X
Saturday, July 10, 2021