Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) is an independent promotion run by the rap duo, Insane Clown Posse (Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J). The first event was booked by wrestling referee and 17 year old Brian Gorie and wrestling manager/commentator Dave Prazak. The first JCW event on December 19, 1999 sold out St. Andrews Hall in Detroit and was filmed and appeared in stores as JCW Vol. 1. The tape/DVD (produced in Hollywood by Gorie and Russ Redmon aka JCW Wrestler Mr. Meaner/Big Flame) charted as high as #2 on the Billboard Sports and Rec. Top Sellers. After Prazak left in Jan 2000 (over money issues), Gorie planned, promoted, and booked a highly successful 15 city "Strangle Mania Live Tour" that spanned from Detroit to Denver in April and May 2000. JCW Vol. 2 was filmed during tour stops in both Cleveland and Milwaukee. After the JCW Events in July 2000 at ICP's 1st Gathering of the Juggalos in Novi, Mi, Gorie (the creative mind behind JCW's success) left JCW and events now only occur during each years Gatherings.
Largely founded on graphic stunts and shock value rather than the athletic skills of fundamental professional wrestling, their style was based upon that of backyard wrestling and hardcore-style matches. The promotion lasted several years. One of the major highlights for the company was running an angle on the nationally televised WCW Monday Nitro on August 21, 2000. WCW wrestler Vampiro, who was teamed up with the Insane Clown Posse on camera, brought the JCW title to WCW and proclaimed that it's the only world title that means anything to him. There are also video games loosely based on the promotion called Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home and Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood.
Recently the indie fed known as Pro Wrestling Unplugged (PWU) has been feuding with roster members of JCW, including members of the Insane Clown Posse.
JCW will make a coast-to-coast tour starting February 20, 2007 and ending on March 20.
On February 10, 2011 a JCW event was shut down after police raided the building (to which fans chanted f**k the police) no reason has been given for the raid it is belived that it was the free beer they were giving out which made it easy for under 21s to get it and the venue had no liquor license.