World Xtreme Wrestling
|Parent||Top Rope Productions
World Xtreme Wrestling
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) and Rosey of Three Minute Warning. Court Bauer, a member of the WWE creative team, was formerly a booker for the promotion during the mid-1990s.
- 1 History
- 2 Women's ELITE 8 Tournament
- 2.1 1st Annual (September 27, 2002) in Danbury, Connecticut
- 2.2 2nd Annual (November 21, 2003) in Sciota, Pennsylvania
- 2.3 3rd Annual (October 9, 2004) in Sciota, Pennsylvania
- 2.4 4th Annual (October 23, 2005) in Allentown, Pennsylvania
- 2.5 5th Annual (October 14, 2006) Allentown, Pennsylvania
- 2.6 6th Annual (November 10, 2007) in Coplay, Pennsylvania
- 2.7 7th Annual (November 15, 2008) in Leesburg, Florida
- 2.8 8th Annual (November 14, 2009) in Minneola, Florida
- 3 Championships
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 Further reading
- 7 External links
Trans World Wrestling Federation
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.
World Xtreme Wrestling
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.
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
The Women's Elite 8 Tournament is a tournament formed by WXW promotion 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.
1st Annual (September 27, 2002) in Danbury, Connecticut
|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|
2nd Annual (November 21, 2003) in Sciota, Pennsylvania
|1||Jessica Dally and Sarah Stock co-won a battle royal||As a result, both are entered into the tournament.|
|2||Sarah Stock pinned Jessica Dally|
|3||April Hunter pinned Ariel|
|4||Angel Williams pinned Allison Danger|
|5||Beth Phoenix pinned Psycho|
3rd Annual (October 9, 2004) in Sciota, Pennsylvania
|1||Alere Little Feather pinned Amber O'Neal|
|2||Krissy Vaine pinned Cindy Rogers|
|3||Allison Danger pinned Simply Luscious|
|4||Mercedes Martinez beat Lacy by submission|
|5||Alere Little Feather pinned Krissy Vaine|
|6||Mercedes Martinez beat Allison Danger by submission|
|7||Alere Little Feather pinned Mercedes Martinez|
4th Annual (October 23, 2005) in Allentown, Pennsylvania
|1||Alicia pinned Ariel|
|2||Phoenix pinned Nikki Roxx|
|3||Cindy Rogers beat Allison Danger by submission|
|4||Melissa Coates beat 21st Century Fox by submission|
|5||Alicia pinned Phoenix|
|6||Cindy Rogers pinned Melissa Coates|
|7||Alicia pinned Cindy Rogers|
5th Annual (October 14, 2006) Allentown, Pennsylvania
|1||Kacee Carlisle beat Jana|
|2||Faith beat Lexi Lane|
|3||Hailey Hatred beat Cha Cha|
|4||Mercedes Martinez beat Amber O'Neal|
|5||Kacee Carlisle beat Faith|
|6||Mercedes Martinez beat Hailey Hatred|
|7||Mercedes Martinez beat Kacee Carlisle|
6th Annual (November 10, 2007) in Coplay, Pennsylvania
|1||Mo'Nique defeats Jana|
|2||Annie Social defeats Discord|
|3||Hailey Hatred defeats Alexa Thatcher|
|4||Cindy Rogers and Becky Bayless||Match ends in a double-pin so both advance.|
|5||Annie Social defeats Mo'Nique|
|6||Cindy Rogers defeats Hailey Hatred and Becky Bayless|
|7||Cindy Rogers defeats Annie Social||With Special Guest Referee Sunny|
7th Annual (November 15, 2008) in Leesburg, Florida
|1||Rain defeated Becky Bayless|
|2||Lexie Fyfe beat Amber O'Neal|
|3||Leva beat Betsy Ruth|
|4||Mercedes Martinez beat Ferrari|
|5||Mercedes Martinez beat Rain|
|6||Lexie Fyfe beat Leva|
|7||Mercedes Martinez beat Lexie Fyfe|
8th Annual (November 14, 2009) in Minneola, Florida
|1||Lace defeated Lorelei Lee|
|2||Sarona Snuka beat Rain|
|3||Betsy Ruth beat Josie|
|4||Kimberly beats Leva|
|5||Betsy Ruth beat Kimberly|
|6||Sarona Snuka beat Lace|
|7||Betsy Ruth beat Sarona Snuka|
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Date won||Days held|
|WXW Heavyweight Championship||Sean Maluta||July 30, 2016||234|
|WXW Television Championship||The British Wolf||October 15, 2016||157|
|WXW Blast Television Championship||Bo Nekoda||May 30, 2014||1026|
|WXW Campeon Internacionale Championship||Eddie Guapo||June 6, 2009||2845|
|WXW Cruiserweight Championship||Jorel Ganzy||June 11, 2016||283|
|WXW Tag Team Championship||Bad Intentions (Vertigo & Raziel)||October 15, 2016||157|
|WXW Women's Championship||Mercedes Martinez||October 15, 2016||157|
|WXW Diamond Division Championship||Renee Michelle||June 6, 2015||654|
|WXW Elite Tag Team Championship||The Cam-An Connection
(Anthony Greene & Cam Zagami)
|July 12, 2015||618|
|WXW Ultimate Heavyweight Championship||Lance Anoa'i||July 12, 2015||618|
|WXW Ultimate Hybrid Championship||Ace Austin||June 4, 2016||290|
|Championship||Last champion(s)||Date won|
|WXW Women's Tag Team Championship||The Big Unit
(Cindy Rogers & Alicia)
|February 27, 2005|
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