Awesome Wrestling Entertainment is an American-based wrestling promotion that was founded in 2002 by Marvin Ward and was known as Ward Family Promotions until 2004. From 2005-2006, the promotion went by the name of TNT Pro Wrestling. The federation returned in 2008 and 2009 as Ward Hebner Entertainment, when Dave Hebner owned part of it. In 2009-2010, Steve Balsley was briefly a co-owner of this promotion and it went by the name Local Town Wrestling before finally settling on Awesome Wrestling Entertainment in 2010. It is based out of Virginia.