Westside Xtreme Wrestling

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Westside Xtreme Wrestling
Acronym wXw
Founded 2000[1]
Headquarters Oberhausen, Germany[1]
Founder(s) Hate[2] (Peter Wiechers)[3]
Owner(s) Hate [2000-2006][2]
wXw Germany GbR [2006-2009][2]
wXw Europe GmbH [2009-][2]

Westside Xtreme Wrestling, officially stylized as westside Xtreme wrestling «wXw», is a professional wrestling promotion based in Oberhausen, Germany. wXw has been one of the leading professional wrestling promotions in Germany, and most of its events have been held in the Ruhr, primarily in Oberhausen.[1]

History[edit]

westside Xtreme wrestling was founded on December 24, 2000 by Peter Wiechers, a professional wrestler with the ring name Hate.[2] wXw has become one of the most notable professional wrestling promotions in Germany, along with Hanover-based European Wrestling Promotion and Sauerland-based German Stampede Wrestling

Co-promotion[edit]

Since its creation, wXw has developed working relationships with several American promotions including Chikara, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Combat Zone Wrestling and Evolve, several Japanese promotions including Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Noah, several British promotions including IPW:UK and All Star Wrestling, and various European-based promotions.[1][4]

wXw has held several interpromotional events, including Gorefest – European King of the Death Matches 2006 took place in the United Kingdom, a hardcore-focused event co-promoted with the English-based X-Sports:Wrestling.[5] The second Gorefest, held in 2009, included a title match between Drake Younger and Devon Moore for Combat Zone Wrestling's Heavyweight Championship.[6]

The 2008 event Dead End VIII featured the Japanese-based Pro Wrestling Noah and its rosters such as KENTA, Go Shiozaki, Takashi Sugiura and Kenta Kobashi.[7] The 2009 event, Open the Spanish Gate took place in Barcelona, Spain, was co-promoted with the Japanese-based Dragon Gate.[8]

On March 13, 2010, wXw held its first event in the USA, The Vision took place in front of an audience of over 450 at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[9] The event also featured a title match for one of CZW's titles, the CZW Ultraviolent Underground Championship, along with wXw's famous feud being between Thumbtack Jack and Drake Younger.[10]

Championships[edit]

Active wXw Championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Place  
wXw World Heavyweight Championship Tommy End June 1, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany [11]
wXw World Tag Team Championship Hot & Spicy
(Axel Dieter Jr. and Da Mack)
March 16, 2014 Oberhausen, Germany [12]
wXw Shotgun Championship Axel Tischer August 18, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany [13]

Inactive wXw Championships[edit]

Championship Final Champion(s) Date won Place  
wXw World Lightweight Championship Zack Sabre, Jr.

Defeats Big van Walter and Unified the Lightweight Title with the Heavyweight Title to make the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship.

June 5, 2010 Oberhausen, Germany [14]
wXw Hardcore Championship Necro Butcher

Texas Death Elimination Match against Ian Rotten and JC Bailey

August 1, 2006 Plainfield, Indiana [15]
wXw Women's Championship Cleopatra

Defeats Alex Breslin to become the first champion

March 1, 2003 Essen, Germany [16]

wXw Hall of Fame[edit]

The wXw Hall of Fame is an German professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by the Oberhausen-based promotion westside Xtreme wrestling (wXw). It was established in 2005[17] to honor wrestlers who have wrestled for the promotion.

Inductees
# Year Ring name
(Birth name)[Note 1]
Notes[Note 2]
1 2005 Mad Cow
(Sander Rijnders)
Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (3 times)
2 2009 Baron Von Hagen
(Torben Borzek)
Won the wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
3 2010 Hate
(Peter Wiechers)
Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (9 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
4 2010 SigMasta Rappo
(Pascal Signer)
Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (4 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
5 2010 Jack, ThumbtackThumbtack Jack
(Alexander Bedranowsky)
Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time)
6 2011 Marc Weingartner Longtime ringside photographer.
7 2011 Alex Pain
(Alexander Pohl)
Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
8 2012 Iceman
(Isaac Harrop)
Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cagematch, Westside Xtreme Wrestling
  2. ^ a b c d e Cagematch, Westside Xtreme Wrestling > History
  3. ^ Cagematch, HATE
  4. ^ westside Xtreme wrestling, Official MySpace
  5. ^ Cagematch, wXw/X-S:W Gorefest – European King Of The Death Matches 2006
  6. ^ Cagematch, wXw Gore Fest II
  7. ^ Moonsault.de, wXw/NOAH Dead End VIII 21./22.6, Oberhausen
  8. ^ Martin, Adam, Indy News #3: HETV, TNA stars, CWE, AIW June 8, 2010 Wrestleview.com
  9. ^ Knowledge, Nick, westside Xtreme wrestling in Philadelphia Live Report March 17, 2010, PWInsider.com
  10. ^ Miami Herald, Ring Report 3/3 February 11, 2010
  11. ^ "wXw Unified World Wrestling Title History". westside Xtreme wrestling. 
  12. ^ "wXw World Tag Team Title History". westside Xtreme wrestling. 
  13. ^ wXw Shotgun Championship Title History". westside Xtreme wrestling
  14. ^ "wXw World Lightweight Title History". westside Xtreme wrestling. 
  15. ^ "wXw Hardcore Title History". westside Xtreme wrestling. 
  16. ^ "wXw Women's Title History". wrestling-titles.com. 
  17. ^ wXw Hall of Fame wXw-wrestling.com
  1. ^ Entries without a birth name indicates that the indcutee did not perform under a ring name.
  2. ^ This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in wXw.

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