In the fall of 2009, a little known promotion called the Horizon Wrestling League (HWL), after not being able to sustain the fan base or profit margin that was expected, closed it's doors.
In the ensuing months, offers came from all over the world, from millionares as far east as India, to purchase the rights to the HWL in the hopes of re-starting the franchise. Finally, in the early part of 2010, an English businessman named Peter Bradshaw, bought the rights to the HWL and announced that in the Spring, he would bring the company back to the States.
January 15, 2010 - London, England
Peter Bradshaw and Randall Baker made a joint press conference where it was announced that the newly formed HWL will be holding their first televised event in over six months, in the former hometown of the company: Nashville, Tennessee. The date was set for April 5, 2010. Bradshaw also made a point to mention that he - like Baker in the beginning - had secured the contracts of wrestlers from all over the U.S. In the coming weeks, he said, a handful of names will be released to the public.