World Xtreme Wrestling

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World Xtreme Wrestling
Acronym WXW
Founded 1996
Style professional wrestling
Headquarters Minneola, Florida
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Founder(s) Afa Anoa'i
Owner(s) Afa Anoa'i
Parent Top Rope Productions
(1996–1998)
World Xtreme Wrestling
(1998-current)
Website WXWwrestling.com
WXW Womens League

World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW) is a Florida-based independent professional wrestling promotion which has held events across the United States and toured in Japan, the Middle East and South Pacific region including American Samoa and Guam.

The promotion is associated with Afa Anoa'i's Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center in Minneola, Florida, and students who have competed for the promotion include Batista, Chris Kanyon, Billy Kidman, Gene Snitsky and cousins Jamal (known as Umaga)[1] and Rosey[2] of Three Minute Warning. Court Bauer, a member of the WWE creative team, was formerly a booker for the promotion during the mid-1990s.[3]

The promotion features in the film The Wrestler, where Mickey Rourke's character "Randy 'The Ram' Robinson" wrestles Tommy Rotten (portrayed by WXW wrestler Tommy Suede).

History[edit]

Trans World Wrestling Federation[edit]

Originally formed in 1970 as the Trans World Wrestling Federation in association with the original Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center, the promotion's early history is unrecorded. However, Jules Strongbow and Yukon Jack have both been credited as former heavyweight champions. During the early 1990s, the promotion's roster included independent wrestlers such as Bam Bam Bigelow, Chief Dave Foxx, Billy Kidman, Chris Kanyon, Tony Stetson and Glen Osbourne.[4]

World Xtreme Wrestling[edit]

World Xtreme Wrestling was established in 1996 as a continuation of the Trans World Wrestling Federation and continued to be owned and operated by Afa Anoa'i. In 1998, the promotion held its first live televised supercard Sportsfest '98 in Allentown, Pennsylvania which featured several wrestlers from the World Wrestling Federation including Rocky Maivia, Mankind, Owen Hart, D'Lo Brown as well as former WWF wrestlers Doink the Clown, King Kong Bundy and The Bushwhackers.

Shortly after the close of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), several former ECW wrestlers including Mikey Whipwreck, Devon Storm, Little Guido, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer "invaded" Sportsfest 2001. In the main event, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer were defeated by Samu and Mana.

During that year, the promotion established a women's division with Kattra becoming the first WXW Women's Champion. She eventually was stripped of the title in March 2001 after failing to defend the championship. Although BellaDonna won the title after defeating Jessica Dally on March 9, the title was again vacated. the title remained inactive for several months, but the division was reactivated following the WXW Women's ELITE 8 Tournament in Danbury, Connecticut on September 25, 2002 with Cindy Rogers winning the WXW Women's title in a battle royal at Sportsfest 2003.[5]

Although the promotion had held live television tapings at past events, WXW began airing a weekly television program, WXW Rage TV in January 2002 featuring a variety of WXW talent, including Afa, Afa Jr., L.A. Smooth, Showtime Shane Black, Havoc, Nuissance, Supreme Lee Great, and Samu. Rage TV features a rotating commentary team that has included Doc Daniels, The Bald Guy, Ben Miller, Saul Steinberk, Gerry Strauss and Nate Stein. Other independent wrestlers who have appeared on Rage TV include Salvatore Bellomo, Low Ki, John Rambo and Slyk Wagner Brown.

In early 2002, WXW promoted its first tour overseas and appeared for U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East, including Afghanistan. In August 2002, the promotion held a second tour in Asia and the South Pacific appearing for one month in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Guam and Hawaii.

In late 2004, WXW expanded and began holding events in Florida near the original Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center in Pensacola. WXW began holding all of its events in Minneola, Florida, and broadcasting Rage TV on their website. A new branch of WXW, called WXW C4 was created and promotes regular events in Allentown, Pennsylvania. WXW C4 is run by Samu and Afa Jr. and has a weekly television show, Blast TV.

Women's ELITE 8 Tournament[edit]

The Women's Elite 8 Tournament is a tournament formed to offer a platform for top female wrestlers. There have been eight annual tournaments starting September 27, 2002 in Danbury, Connecticut. The last tournament was held in 2009.

2002[edit]

September 27, 2002 in Danbury, Connecticut

No. Results Stipulations
1 Griffin pinned Jessica Dally
2 Mercedes Martinez beat Katarina Heiss
3 Valentina fought Traci Brooks Match ended in a draw and both advanced
4 Ariel pinned BellaDawna
5 Gail Kim pinned Nikki Roxx
6 Traci Brooks pinned Ariel
7 Griffin pinned Valentina
8 Gail Kim pinned April Hunter
9 Mercedes Martinez pinned Griffin
10 Traci Brooks pinned Gail Kim
11 Traci Brooks pinned Mercedes Martinez With Special Enforcer Steve Wilkos
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2003[edit]

November 21, 2003 in Sciota, Pennsylvania

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
  Jessica Dally and Sarah Stock [6]  
  [a] Battle royal     Jessica Dally [6]  
        Sarah Stock Pin    
      Sarah Stock [6]  
      April Hunter Pin  
        April Hunter [6]    
        Ariel Pin  
    April Hunter [6]
  Beth Phoenix Pin
    Allison Danger [6]  
    Angel Williams Pin    
      Angel Williams [6]
      Beth Phoenix Pin  
    Beth Phoenix [6]    
    Psycho Pin  
  1. ^ Other competitors were Alere Little Feather, BellaDawna, Frankie V, Luscious Lily, ODB, and Tara Charisma

2004[edit]

October 9, 2004 in Sciota, Pennsylvania

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Alere Little Feather [7]  
   Amber O'Neal Pin    
     Alere Little Feather [7]  
     Krissy Vaine Pin  
   Cindy Rogers [7]
   Krissy Vaine Pin    
     Alere Little Feather [7]
       Mercedes Martinez Pin
   Allison Danger [7]  
   Simply Luscious Pin    
     Allison Danger [7]
     Mercedes Martinez Sub  
   Lacy [7]
   Mercedes Martinez Sub  

2005[edit]

October 23, 2005 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Alicia [8]  
   Ariel Pin    
     Alicia [8]  
     Phoenix Pin  
   Nikki Roxx [8]
   Phoenix Pin    
     Alicia [8]
       Cindy Rogers Pin
   Allison Danger [8]  
   Cindy Rogers Sub    
     Cindy Rogers [8]
     Melissa Coates Pin  
   Melissa Coates [8]
   21st Century Fox Sub  

2006[edit]

October 14, 2006 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Jana [9]  
   Kacee Carlisle Pin    
     Kacee Carlisle [9]  
     Faith Pin  
   Faith [9]
   Lexi Lane Pin    
     Kacee Carlisle [9]
       Mercedes Martinez Pin
   Cha Cha [9]  
   Hailey Hatred Pin    
     Hailey Hatred [9]
     Mercedes Martinez Pin  
   Amber O'Neal [9]
   Mercedes Martinez Pin  

2007[edit]

November 10, 2007 in Coplay, Pennsylvania with Sunny as the special guest referee for the finals

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Jana [10]  
   Monique Pin    
     Monique [10]  
     Annie Social Pin  
   Annie Social [10]
   Discord Pin    
     Annie Social [10]
       Cindy Rogers Pin
   Becky Bayless [10]  
   Cindy Rogers Double pin    
     Cindy Rogers [10]
     Becky Bayless and Hailey Hatred Pin  
   Alexa Thatcher [10]
   Hailey Hatred Pin  

2008[edit]

November 15, 2008 in Leesburg, Florida

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Becky Bayless [11]  
   Rain Pin    
     Rain [11]  
     Mercedes Martinez Pin  
   Ferrari [11]
   Mercedes Martinez Pin    
     Mercedes Martinez [11]
       Lexie Fyfe Pin
   Betsy Ruth [11]  
   Leva Pin    
     Leva [11]
     Lexie Fyfe Pin  
   Amber O'Neal [11]
   Lexie Fyfe Pin  

2009[edit]

November 14, 2009 in Minneola, Florida

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
 
   Lace [12]  
   Lorelei Lee Pin    
     Lace [12]  
     Sarona Snuka Pin  
   Rain [12]
   Sarona Snuka Pin    
     Sarona Snuka [12]
       Betsy Ruth Pin
   Betsy Ruth [12]  
   Josie Pin    
     Betsy Ruth [12]
     Kimberly Pin  
   Kimberly [12]
   Leva Pin  

Championships[edit]

Active championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Days held
WXW Heavyweight Championship D Ramos February 3, 2018 162
WXW Television Championship Nate Fury March 3, 2018 134
WXW Cruiserweight Championship Tony Ice June 24, 2017 386
WXW Tag Team Championship Sean Maluta and Afa Jr. April 21, 2018 85
WXW Women's Championship Raeven Marie October 21, 2017 267
WXWC4 Ultimate Heavyweight Championship Lance Anoa'i 2017
WXWC4 Blast Television Championship Bo Nekoda May 30, 2014 1507
WXW Campeon Internacionale Championship Eddie Guapo June 6, 2009 3326
WXWC4 Elite Tag Team Championship The G.O.A.T.
(Supastar Whiplash & Kris Kage)
2017
WXWC4 Ultimate Hybrid Championship Stevie Shields 2017
WXWC4 Diamond Division Championship Sammi Pandora 2017

Former championships[edit]

Championship Last champion(s) Date won
WXW Women's Tag Team Championship The Big Unit
(Cindy Rogers & Alicia)
February 27, 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milner, John M. and Richard Kamchen (2006-04-25). "Umaga". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  2. ^ Milner, John M. (2005-10-23). "Rosey". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ Powell, Jason (2003-04-27). "Powell interviews and profiles latest WWE creative team member, Court Bauer". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ Shaffer, Eric. "Top Rope Productions Title Histories". WXW Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  5. ^ "WXW Women's ELITE 8 Tournament". Wrestlers Female. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 2nd Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 3rd Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 4th Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 5th Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 6th Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 7th Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « 8th Annual Women's Elite 8 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Wrestler Has Attack In Ring, Dies; Pro Wrestler Gary Albright Suffers A Heart Attack In Match With Bill Owen Of Wilkes-Barre During World Xtreme Wrestling Show In Hazleton". Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. 09 Jan 2000
  • "Pro wrestler dies in the ring". Associated Press. 10 Jan 2000
  • "Red Lake Falls' Tag Team - Hometown Boys Pin Hope On Pro Wrestling". Grand Forks Herald. 22 Sept 2002
  • Duncan, Royal and Gary Will. Wrestling Title Histories, Revised 4th Edition. Waterloo, Ontario: Archeus Communications, 2000. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4

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