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-present)[2]

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (officially stylized as westside Xtreme wrestling or 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 events, Open the Spanish Gate and Open The German Gate took place in Barcelona, Spain and Oberhausen, Germany, respectively, were 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]

On July 24, 2014, wXw announced a partnership with Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling promotion.[11]

On July 18, 2015, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a working relationship with wXw as part New Japan's international expansion plans.[12]

Championships[edit]

Active wXw championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship Jurn Simmons 2 March 11, 2017 105 Oberhausen, Germany -
wXw World Tag Team Championship The Young Lions
(Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan)
1 May 13, 2017 42 Oberhausen, Germany -
wXw Shotgun Championship Angélico 1 May 13, 2017 42 Oberhausen, Germany -

Inactive wXw championships[edit]

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

Defeats Steve Douglas and Unified the Lightweight Title with the Heavyweight Title to make the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship.

June 5, 2010 Oberhausen, Germany [13]
wXw Hardcore Championship Necro Butcher

Texas Death Elimination Match against Ian Rotten and JC Bailey

August 1, 2006 Plainfield, Indiana [14]
wXw Women's Championship Cleopatra

Defeats Alex Breslin to become the first champion

March 1, 2003 Essen, Germany [15]

wXw Hall of Fame[edit]

The wXw Hall of Fame is a German professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by the Oberhausen-based promotion westside Xtreme wrestling (wXw). It was established in 2005[16] 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), founder and former owner of wXw.
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)
9 2015 Steve Douglas
(Steffen Leichsenring)
Won the wXw World Lightweight Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (3 times), wXw World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
10 2015 Are$
(Marco Jaggi)
Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (2x), wXw World Tag Team Championship (3 times), holds record with 603 days reign as wXw World heavyweight champion.

16 Carat Gold Tournament[edit]

Year Winner Ref
2006 Baron von Hagen [17]
2007 Chris Hero
2008 Bad Bones
2009 Shingo
2010 Walter
2011 Sami Callihan
2012 El Generico
2013 Tommy End
2014 Chris Hero
2015 Tommy End
2016 Zack Sabre Jr. [18]
2017 Ilja Dragunov [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
  2. ^ This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in wXw.

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