Westside Xtreme Wrestling
|Founder(s)||Hate (Peter Wiechers)|
wXw Germany GbR (2006-2009)
wXw Europe GmbH (2009-present)
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. Since 2013, wXw regularly tours through Germany, adding tour stops even outside the country, e.g. in Switzerland.
Westside Xtreme Wrestling was founded on December 24, 2000, by Peter Wiechers, a professional wrestler with the ring name Hate. 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.
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.
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. The second Gorefest, held in 2009, included a title match between Drake Younger and Devon Moore for Combat Zone Wrestling's Heavyweight Championship.
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. 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.
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. 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.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days
|wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship||Travis Banks||1||Oct 29, 2017||22||Frankfurt, Germany||Travis Banks wins in 0:09 seconds|
|wXw World Tag Team Championship||Ringkampf
(Timothy Thatcher and Walter)
|October 8, 2017||43||Oberhausen, Germany||-|
|wXw Shotgun Championship||Ivan Kiev||1||September 1, 2017||80||Hamburg, Germany||-|
|Championship||Final champion(s)||Date won||Location||Notes|
|wXw World Lightweight Championship||Zack Sabre Jr.||June 5, 2010||Oberhausen, Germany||Defeated Steve Douglas and unified the Lightweight Title with the Heavyweight Title to make the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship.|
|wXw Hardcore Championship||Necro Butcher||August 1, 2006||Plainfield, Indiana||Texas Death Elimination Match against Ian Rotten and JC Bailey|
|wXw Women's Championship||Cleopatra||March 1, 2003||Essen, Germany||Defeated Alex Breslin to become the first champion.|
wXw Hall of Fame
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 to honor wrestlers who have wrestled for the promotion.
(Birth name)[Note 1]
|Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (3 times)|
|2||2009||Baron Von Hagen
|Won the wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (9 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times), founder and former owner of wXw.|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (4 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)|
|5||2010||Jack, ThumbtackThumbtack Jack
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time)|
|6||2011||Marc Weingartner||Longtime ringside photographer.|
|Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)|
|Won the wXw World Lightweight Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (3 times), wXw World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)|
|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
|2006||Baron von Hagen|||
|2016||Zack Sabre Jr.|||
In 2016, wXw opened the first German wrestling academy with a seven-days course schedule in Essen. The wXw Academy training is open for members as well as guests that can also book a stay in an apartment adjoined to the academy. With "Scouting the next Generation", the wXw Academy introduced a series of monthly events in 2015 that provides trainees of the academy the opportunity to perform in front of a crowd.
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- "Scouting the Next Generation". wXw - more than Wrestling (in German). Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
- This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in wXw.
- Official website (in German)
- wxwNOW (German wrestling network)
- Official MySpace
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Online World of Wrestling
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Wrestling-Titles.com