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South Carolina Backyard Wrestling Alliance
Headquaters Greenwood, SC
Established February 2008
Founder Sean Van
Key People Sean Van (President)
Current status Inactive

The SCBYWA, or the South Carolina BackYard Wrestling Alliance, was a governing body for backyard wrestling in the state of South Carolina. In addition to being a governing body, the SCBYWA also sanctioned championship titles of its own. The alliance held super shows featuring yarders from all of its feds, state-wide, under one roof.



In February 2008, Sean Van would create the SCBYWA. It's original intent was to create web based interaction between backyard wrestlers in South Carolina, and it did that successfully for almost 2 years. It was so successful in fact that wrestlers from other feds began to show up at other feds' events. There was enough cross promoting to decide to hold a state-wide super show. It was at this point that SCBYWA WrestleFest and the SCBYWA Heavyweight Championship were born. Fest, as its been called, featured a live band, fireworks, and a great card featuring yarders from Charleston to Spartanburg, SC and everywhere in between. WrestleFest went so well that other events began to be planned as well as other championships. At SCBYWA Blaze of Glory, the next super show, the SCBYWA Tag Team Championship and SCBYWA Internet Championship came to be. As the super shows traveled the state and the roster grew, the SCBYWA name grew as well. YouTube views were skyrocketing, starting from 300 views to over 2,000 views. Rad Hazard would extend an invitation to the SCBYWA to join the Global Backyard Wrestling Nation, that invite would be accepted. In joining the GBYWN, the SCBYWA Heavyweight Championship would then be unified with the GBYWN Mid South Atlantic Heavyweight Championship. This took the title from a state-wide title to a championship over 4 states. Also, the GBYWN World Hardcore Championship became the property of the SCBYWA. More huge events would come to be, such as, SCBYWA Chaos Theory and even WrestleFest II. A turning point came soon after when the South Carolina Athletic Commission would attempt to shut the alliance down, calling backyard wrestling "Illegal Fight Clubs." Fines and jail time were the punishment for wrestling without a license in the state of South Carolina. Sean Van made the decision to transition into independent wrestling and procure the licensing. Since the "SCAC" shut down yarding, a name change was in the works. The SCBYWA would now be known as SCW (South Carolina Wrestling) as of January 2011. Sean announced that one more SCBYWA yard show will take place before the years end entitled SCBYWA Backyard Finale. Before that show could take place, December 1, 2010, cease and desist papers served by the SCAC to Sean Van. The SCBYWA is now the legal independent promotion SCW, all lineage and history carried over to this promotion. Many fans and followers believe it was the greatest byw fed of all time.

Federations Formerly Associated with the Alliance

    • NAX (New Age Xtreme) of Greenwood, SC
    • BCW-TNG (Backyard Championship Wrestling - The Now Generation) of Donalds, SC
    • GWA (Greenville Wrestling Alliance) of Greenville, SC
    • EMW (Elite Modified Wrestling) of Greenwood, SC
    • EHW (Extreme Hardcore Wrestling) of Anderson, SC
    • SCTWF (South Carolina Trampoline Wrestling Federation) of Inman, SC
    • UWO (Underground Wrestling Organization) of Ridgeville, SC
    • EWL (Extreme Wrestling League) of Lexington, SC
    • GCW (Ghetto Championship Wrestling) of Greenwood, SC
    • xWa (xtreme Wrestling alliance) of Clinton, SC
    • TWF (Teenage Wrestling Federation) of Hodges, SC
    • LWWA (Lake Wylie Wrestling Alliance) of Lake Wylie, SC
    • BCW (Brookfield Championship Wrestling) of Greenville, SC
    • XWA (Xtreme Wrestling Alliance) of Enoree, SC
    • RWF (Real Wrestling Federation)
    • XSW (Xtreme Southern Wrestling) of Charleston, SC

SCBYWA Supershows


Final Champions

Championships Current champion(s) Date Won Won From Event
SCBYWA Heavyweight Championship
Bull McBride
September 5, 2010
Sterling Silverman
SCBYWA Chaos Theory 2010
SCBYWA Tag Team Championship
Malice & Sean Van
October 29, 2010
Gimmick Infringement
NAX Wicked Nightmare 2010
SCBYWA Internet Championship
James Hall
November 21, 2010
NAX Luck of the Draw 2010


Hall of Fame Inductees

Final Roster

Final Tag Teams/Stables

Team Name Members Notes
Gage St. Posse
Big ET & Big Dee
Made their debut as a tag team at GWA Day of the Dead 2010.
Bull McBride, Malice, James Hall, & Sean Van w/ their manager Joshua Chilton
Formed in September of 2010. They have held every major title in the alliance.
Scream Team
Jason Myers & Michael Voorhess
Debuted in 2001, they are 7 time Tag Team Champions.
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