Alexander Wolfe (wrestler)
|Birth name||Axel Tischer|
|Born||5 November 1986|
Dresden, Bezirk Dresden,
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Alexander Wolfe|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Billed from||Dresden, Germany|
Axel Tischer (born 5 November 1986) is a German professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT UK brand under the ring name Alexander Wolfe. Under his real name, Tischer competed on the European independent circuit. Tishcer debuted in WWE's developmental territory NXT as part of the stable Sanity, where the group won the NXT Tag Team Champion in 2017. After moving to the SmackDown brand in 2018, the group saw minimal success, resulting in the group disbanding in early 2019. Wolfe subsequently transferred to the NXT UK brand, aligning with the stable Imperium.
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2004–2015)
Tischer began training to be a professional wrestler at age 13 in his home town of Dresden. Tischer wrestled extensively on the independent circuit throughout Germany and Europe, appearing for numerous promotions including German Stampede Wrestling, the German Wrestling Federation and Westside Xtreme Wrestling. In 2012 he defeated El Generico to win the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship and held the championship for almost a year before losing it to Tommy End.
In April 2015, Tischer began training at the WWE Performance Center as part of a class of 10 international WWE recruits to. He made his television debut on 15 July 2015 episode of NXT, losing to Samoa Joe. In August, Tischer adopted the ring name Alexander Wolfe.
In 2016, Wolfe formed a tag-team with Sawyer Fulton at NXT live events. In September, Wolfe and Sawyer joined a stable called Sanity, which also includes Eric Young and Nikki Cross. The stable made its debut on 12 October episode of NXT, with Wolfe and Fulton defeating the team of Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger as part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. On 2 November episode of NXT, in the second round of the tournament, Wolfe and Fulton defeated the team of T.J. Perkins and Kota Ibushi. Wolfe and Fulton lost to TM-61 in the semi-finals of the tournament. On 19 August 2017, at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Wolfe and Eric Young defeated The Authors of Pain to win the NXT Tag Team Championship, becoming the first German to hold a championship in WWE. Young and Killian Dain lost the Tag Team Championship to The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) on 20 December episode of NXT.
Main roster debut and NXT UK (2018–present)
On 18 April 2018 during the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up, Sanity, without Nikki Cross, were drafted to SmackDown. They debuted on 19 June episode of SmackDown Live, where they attacked The Usos. The following week, Sanity lost their in-ring debut in a six-man tag match against Jeff Hardy and The Usos. On 3 July episode, Sanity attacked The New Day during a Pancake Eating Contest. During the Extreme Rules pre-show, they picked up their first win by defeating The New Day in a tables match. Following this, the group was relatively unseen on TV until the SmackDown before WrestleMania 35, in which the trio faced The Miz in a 3-on-1 handicap falls count anywhere match that The Miz won. A WWE.com article blamed their lack of success on Smackdown on being "in the same division as The New Day, The Bar, The Usos and The Bludgeon Brothers."
On 15 April 2019, Eric Young was sent to Raw following the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up. The following day, Killian Dain tweeted to Young and Wolfe "I'll miss you both terribly. Had the time of my life as part of Sanity!! You are phenomenal in the ring and outside of it. Thanks to everyone who supported us." Wolfe then Tweeted a thanks to his Sanity stablemates, saying goodbye. Following the disbanding of Sanity, Wolfe made his debut appearance for WWE's NXT UK brand during the NXT UK tapings on 20 April, joining the brand and aligning himself with the "Imperium" faction.
Championship and accomplishments
- East Side Wrestling
- ESW Deutsche Meisterschaft Championship (1 time)
- German Stampede Wrestling
- GSW Breakthrough Championship (1 time)
- GSW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ivan Kiev
- German Wrestling Federation
- GWF Berlin Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling
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- "One year later: Grading the 2018 Superstar Shake-up". WWE.
- "Wrestling News, Alexander Wolfe Says Goodbye, Austin Aries Tease, WWE Double Dare, More - Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com.
- Rose, Bryan (20 April 2019). "ALEXANDER WOLFE DEBUTS AT NXT UK TAPINGS". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2018". cagematch.net. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- "PWTorch.com - SHOW RESULTS - 4/26 WXW in Oberhausen, Germany: Terry Funk, John Morrison, D.H. Smith, Corino, Masters, more". www.pwtorch.com.
- "Daily Update: NXT year-end awards, TakeOver, Impact ratings". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 27 January 2018.