|RAWlternative is back, and Chikara's in the fold|
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RAWlternative returns on May 15 with three huge new names joining the fray. Beyond Wrestling is still organizing the shindig, and several of the first participants will be back: Absolute Intense Wrestling, All-American Wrestling, Inter Species Wrestling, Dreamwave Wrestling, Smash Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, Inspire Pro Wrestling, and C*4. Freelance Wrestling will also be providing a match, along with three other giants in indie wrestling: IWA Mid-South, SHIMMER Women Athletes, and Chikara.
In those three promotions, RAWlternative has the godfather of indie wrestling, the premiere women's wrestling, and arguably the most popular promotion not currently on television in the fold, all three appealing to different niche audiences. Additionally, the planners are still in talks to add even more participants, including CWF Mid-Atlantic.
Personally, the second installment of RAWlternative is probably a little late in getting organized, but better late than never. I would love to see it happen every three months or so, especially since RAW tends to have terrible doldrums that make target audiences for RAWlternative hungry for something else. I'm glad to see RAWlternative not only coming back, but expanding too.