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PWA Pyromania
Pyromania
Federation Lords of Pain Wrestling
Starring Pyromania Brand
Slogan "The Revolution IS Here"
Opening Theme "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard

PWA Pyromania was a professional e-wrestling brand for the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance (PWA) that was broadcasted from the Lords of Pain website. Known as "The Orange Brand", Pyromania was one of LPW's two brands, the other being Schizophrenia.

Pyromania has taken on an iconic feel to it for its revolutionary progress in e-wrestling lore.

In April 2007, PWA management changed and renamed the PWA to Lords of Pain Wrestling. Pyromania was changed to LPW Inferno as a result.

History

Rock of Ages

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Original Pyromania logo (2004)

In 2004, the roster for the PWA had grown so large that management decided to do a brand extension. The PWA's flagship show, Schizophrenia (now Insanity) became its own brand, while the newly created Pyromania became the second brand. During the draft, Pyromania would bring over the PWA Western States Heritage Championship and PWA World Tag Team Championship. It was evident from the start that Pyromania would ignite the careers of the promotion's most promising young talent, while also sparking new opportunities to a number of veterans.

Shortly after the brand split, Schizophrenia and Pyromania co-presented the cross-brand pay-per-view, Altered Reality. On this night, Pyromania crowned their first PWA International Heavyweight Champion, the highest ranked championship on the brand. The title's inception was contested in a triple threat ladder match between Stone, Son of Repoman, and Sashaband. The match is infamous for its ending when all three men climbed separate ladders to reach for the vacant title, only to see all three crash to the mat with the title. From out of the debris, Stone lifted the title, becoming Pyromania's first International Heavyweight Champion. As Pyromania's champion and behind-the-scenes head booker, Stone dominated the brand for the first year of its inception.

In the summer of 2005 after both brands had been firmly established, the PWA presented Altered Reality II, where Schizophrenia and Pyromania battled against each other in a series of matches to determine who was the superior brand. Ultimate bragging rights were showcased in the main event, when Stone faced SoL (Schizo's reigning World Heavyweight Champion) for the inaugural Martinez Cup. SoL defeated Stone in the "champion of champions" match, leading Schizophrenia to just one match shy of sweeping Pyromania at the event. Shortly after the loss, Stone left the company, leaving Pyromania without a champion and booker.

The Revolution IS Here

Pyromania

Pyromania logo (2005-2006)

Despite being doused at Altered Reality II, the Pyromania locker-room rallied together and rose like a phoenix out of the ashes. Led by Jaro, the brand's newest International Heavyweight Champion and head booker, Pyromania climbed in the ratings and fanbase. During Jaro's reign, the "Orange Brand" reached new competitive heights which had never been seen before in e-wrestling history. Thanks to its compelling storylines, unique matches, and motivated roster, Pyromania was able to create new stars and attract the talent which would lead the promotion into future generations.

At One Way Ticket, Jaro successfully retained the International Heavyweight Championship by defeating Robb Larsen. After the match, the Pyromania locker-room emptied to join Jaro in the ring, pledging a brand alliance to defeat its Schizophrenia counterpart at the cross-brand Altered Reality III pay-per-view. Jaro was the odds-on favorite to beat Pen, Schizo's newest World Champion, for the second-ever Martinez Cup and shot at Pen's World Championship (which Jaro received as his reward for winning the 2005 Owner's Cup). There was no doubt that Pyromania had never been stronger.

Just days before the premiere pay-per-view however, things would take a drastic turn.

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Days before Altered Reality III, PWA owner Villiano 187 controversially fired Pyromania's Jaro, Robb Larsen, and Showstoppa due to their solicitation of PWA talent for the upstart Full Metal Wrestling promotion. As a result, Jaro was immediately banned from the PWA, fired as Pyromania's head booker, and stripped of the International Heavyweight Championship. The shocking announcement sent shockwaves throughout the federation, leaving the year's biggest PWA pay-per-view in question. In addition, the title gained the reputation as being cursed, since the only men to have held the title were stripped during Altered Reality.

With the Martinez Cup main event in jeopardy, the decision was made by management to appoint Schizophrenia's D. Hammond Samuels as the new International Heavyweight Champion (who had recently lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Pen at Schizos Wild). The fact that Samuels was representing a brand that he had never competed for and a title he never won, only fueled the fire to the Pyromania faithful who felt betrayed by Villiano's rash executive decision.

After all the pre-show hoopla had settled, Pen defeated Samuels in the rematch to win the Martinez Cup. Pyromania tied Schizophrenia in the cross-brand competition, each winning four matches apiece. But brand pride wouldn't mean much for long, because it was announced for the first time, the entire roster would be re-drafted at the next PWA event, Homecoming.

A New Beginning

After the events surrounding Altered Reality III, management decided to shake up the rosters and held the second-ever PWA Draft at Homecoming. During the show, Spectre was announced as the new general manager of Pyromania. With the second overall pick, Spectre was thought to have selected Pyromania's most recognized and devoted superstar, cYnical. But in the night's most shocking moment, cYnical was instead traded to Schizophrenia for additional draft picks. This newest move by management infuriated cYnical to no end, forcing him to boil over and create The Uprising, a faction bent on overthrowing PWA management.

With the third overall pick, Pyromania drafted D. Hammond Samuels to keep the International Heavyweight Championship where it first began. In addition, Pyromania brought over the United States Championship and Television Championship when they selected Drew "Headbanger" Michaels and Robert Lillehammer from Schizo, who both had won their respective titles earlier in the show.

Much like how Pyromania handled the first draft, Spectre drafted many of the PWA's most promising "young lions", while also selecting many veterans who were looking for fresh opportunities. As Pyromania continued to grow, several retired veterans decided to make a comeback and became part of the revamped brand.

The End of the Fuse

In April 2007, due to creative differences on how the promotion should be operated, the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance came under new management and was immediately renamed to Lords of Pain Wrestling to coincide with the website's name. Pyromania was renamed to Inferno as a result. The brand also changed it's trademark orange colors in favor of becoming "The Blue Brand".

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