Westside Xtreme wrestling

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-][2]

Westside Xtreme Wrestling, officially stylized as 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.[1]

History

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

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 event, Open the Spanish Gate took place in Barcelona, Spain, was 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]

Championships

Active wXw Championships

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Place  
wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship Tommy End June 1, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany [11]
wXw World Tag Team Championship AUTsiders
(Big Van Walter & Robert Dreissker)
March 3, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany [12]
wXw Shotgun Championship Ilja Dragunov August 18, 2013 Oberhausen, Germany [13]


Inactive wXw Championships

Championship Final Champion(s) Date won Place  
wXw World Lightweight Championship Unified with Heavyweight Title June 5, 2010 Oberhausen, Germany [14]
wXw Hardcore Championship Necro Butcher

Texas Death Elimination Match against Ian Rotten and JC Bailey

August 1, 2006 Plainfield, Indiana [15]
wXw Women's Championship Cleopatra

Defeats Alex Breslin to become the first champion

March 1, 2003 Essen, Germany [16]

References

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Official MySpace
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Online World of Wrestling
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Wrestling-Titles.com
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