The Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup was an annual professional wrestling memorial show produced by Full Impact Pro (FIP) promotion, typically between October and December. The event was established to honor the memory of independent wrestler "All American" Jeff Peterson who died at age 21 after a two-year battle with leukemia. A rising star in the National Wrestling Alliance at the time of his death, his home promotion NWA Florida held a memorial tournament, co-hosted by IPW Hardcore, presented by his friends and fellow Florida wrestlers. The first show was held on May 16–17, 2003, at the Florida WrestlePlex in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the longest-running tournament in the Southeastern United States followed by CWF Mid-Atlantic's Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament.

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  • The Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup was an annual professional wrestling memorial show produced by Full Impact Pro (FIP) promotion, typically between October and December. The event was established to honor the memory of independent wrestler "All American" Jeff Peterson who died at age 21 after a two-year battle with leukemia. A rising star in the National Wrestling Alliance at the time of his death, his home promotion NWA Florida held a memorial tournament, co-hosted by IPW Hardcore, presented by his friends and fellow Florida wrestlers. The first show was held on May 16–17, 2003, at the Florida WrestlePlex in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the longest-running tournament in the Southeastern United States followed by CWF Mid-Atlantic's Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament. It was a standard 16-man single-elimination tournament intended to showcase the top junior heavyweight wrestlers from independent promotions throughout the United States and Japan. Many top "indy" wrestlers have participated in the event with former winners including Reckless Youth (2003), Justice(2004), Chris Sabin (2005), Milano Collection AT (2006), and Chris Hero (2007), Erick Stevens (2008), Davey Richards (2009), and Sami Callihan (2010). The tournament was originally held by NWA Florida from 2003 to 2005, when it closed, and was continued by Full Impact Pro the following year. Both promotions held a combined 9 Memorial Cup tournaments. The tenth tournament on December 14 and 15, 2012, was billed as the last ever Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup and was an independent internet pay-per-view not officially held by any promotion. No wrestler has ever won the tournament twice, but multiple wrestlers have participated in the event more than once. The event has also featured other wrestling personalities. The 2007 and 2008 editions were hosted by Lenny Leonard and Scott Hudson, former commentators for Ring of Honor and World Championship Wrestling respectively. In 2009, "Outlaw" Ron Bass came out of retirement to wrestle Sean Davis (with Amy Vitale and Phil Davis) in a Texas Bullrope match. Gabe Sapolsky claimed that he used the 2009 tournament to scout talent prior to starting EVOLVE two months later. The following year, five champions took part in the 2010 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup; FIP World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley, FIP Florida Heritage Champion Jake Manning, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Craig Classic, PWR Heavyweight Champion Bruce Santee, and PWR Tag Team Champion Milo Beasley. Aaron Epic, Peterson's last opponent before his death, also competed in the 2011 tournament. It was his first appearance with the company in several years and, though he was eliminated by Jerrelle Clark in the opening round, he praised the event commenting in a later interview for 411mania.com that "there has not been a lot of things that people remember from Florida wrestling but people always remember JPC and to be part of it was an honor". Since its beginning in 2003, the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup has been specifically used to raise money for various charities in the state of Florida. The recipient for the 2008 edition, for example, was a two-year-old child diagnosed with a rare form of cancer while proceeds from the 2009 edition went to St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital. The most recent tournament saw Naphtali, a close friend of Peterson, offer to shave his head and give his hair to Locks of Love or a similar charity if donations reached the $1,000 mark by October 28. (en)
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  • First round
  • Quarterfinals
  • Semifinals
  • Finals
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  • Alex Shelley
  • Vordell Walker
  • Bobby Fish
  • Davey Richards
  • Matt Cross
  • Papadon
  • Petey Williams
  • Reckless Youth
  • Sedrick Strong
  • Sonjay Dutt
  • Jimmy Rave
  • Roderick Strong
  • Matt Sydal
  • Frightmare
  • Delirious
  • Jason Cross
  • Kenny King
  • Arik Cannon
  • B-Boy
  • Billy Roc
  • Chris Hero
  • Egotistico Fantastico
  • Erick Stevens
  • Gran Akuma
  • Jonathan Gresham
  • Ricky Reyes
  • Sal Rinauro
  • Sami Callihan
  • Sugar Dunkerton
  • Adam Flash
  • Ruckus
  • Milano Collection AT
  • Mike Cruz
  • Chasyn Rance
  • Teddy Hart
  • Jon Davis
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Rich Swann
  • Silas Young
  • AR Fox
  • Brad Attitude
  • Bruce Santee
  • Canadian Cougar
  • Craig Classic
  • Flip Kendrick
  • Jaison Moore
  • Jerrelle Clark
  • Jon Moxley
  • Krazy K
  • Larry Sweeney
  • Lince Dorado
  • Louis Lyndon
  • Mikey Batts
  • Mikey Tenderfoot
  • Naphtali
  • Rod Steel
  • Samuray del Sol
  • Shane Hollister
  • Shane Strickland
  • TJ Perkins
  • TJ Wilson
  • Tony Mamaluke
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  • Sedrick Strong
  • Sonjay Dutt
  • Jimmy Rave
  • Delirious
  • Arik Cannon
  • Chris Hero
  • Erick Stevens
  • Gran Akuma
  • Sami Callihan
  • Ruckus
  • Milano Collection AT
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  • Chasyn Rance
  • Jon Davis
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Rich Swann
  • Silas Young
  • AR Fox
  • Brad Attitude
  • Jon Moxley
  • Krazy K
  • Larry Sweeney
  • Lince Dorado
  • Naphtali
  • Samuray del Sol
  • TJ Perkins
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  • Chris Sabin
  • Davey Richards
  • Matt Cross
  • Reckless Youth
  • Sedrick Strong
  • Sonjay Dutt
  • Chris Hero
  • Erick Stevens
  • Sami Callihan
  • Ruckus
  • Milano Collection AT
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Silas Young
  • AR Fox
  • Brad Attitude
  • Jon Moxley
  • Samuray del Sol
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  • The Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup was an annual professional wrestling memorial show produced by Full Impact Pro (FIP) promotion, typically between October and December. The event was established to honor the memory of independent wrestler "All American" Jeff Peterson who died at age 21 after a two-year battle with leukemia. A rising star in the National Wrestling Alliance at the time of his death, his home promotion NWA Florida held a memorial tournament, co-hosted by IPW Hardcore, presented by his friends and fellow Florida wrestlers. The first show was held on May 16–17, 2003, at the Florida WrestlePlex in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the longest-running tournament in the Southeastern United States followed by CWF Mid-Atlantic's Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament. (en)
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