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Westside Xtreme Wrestling
AcronymwXw
Founded2000[1]
HeadquartersGelsenkirchen, Germany[1]
Founder(s)Hate[2] (Peter Wiechers)[3]
Owner(s)Hate (2000–2006)[2]
wXw Germany GbR (2006–2009)[2]
wXw Europe GmbH (50%) (2009–present)[2] Tim Madison Promotions (50%) (2021–present)[2]

Westside Xtreme Wrestling, commonly shortened to wXw, is a German professional wrestling promotion based in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. wXw has been one of the leading professional wrestling promotions in Germany, and most of its events have been held in the Ruhr district, primarily in Oberhausen.[1] Since 2013, wXw regularly tours throughout Germany, adding tour stops outside the country including Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.[4]

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Professional wrestling promotion

Professional wrestling promotion

A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling that has little relationship to the rules of the amateur olympic form. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event. Within the convention of the show, the company is a sports governing body which sanctions wrestling matches and gives authority to the championships and is responsible for maintaining the divisions and their rankings. In truth, the company serves as a touring theatre troupe, as well as event promotion body for its own events.

Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen is the 25th most populous city of Germany and the 11th most populous in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with 262,528 (2016) inhabitants. On the Emscher River, it lies at the centre of the Ruhr, the largest urban area of Germany, of which it is the fifth largest city after Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg and Bochum. The Ruhr is located in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, one of Europe's largest urban areas. Gelsenkirchen is the fifth largest city of Westphalia after Dortmund, Bochum, Bielefeld and Münster, and it is one of the southernmost cities in the Low German dialect area. The city is home to the football club Schalke 04, which is named after Gelsenkirchen-Schalke. The club's current stadium Veltins-Arena, however, is located in Gelsenkirchen-Erle.

North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia, commonly shortened to NRW, is a state (Land) in Western Germany. With more than 18 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state of Germany. Apart from the city-states, it is also the most densely populated state in Germany. Covering an area of 34,084 square kilometres (13,160 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest German state by size.

Ruhr

Ruhr

The Ruhr, also referred to as the Ruhr area, sometimes Ruhr district, Ruhr region, or Ruhr valley, is a polycentric urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population density of 2,800/km2 and a population of over 5 million (2017), it is the largest urban area in Germany. It consists of several large cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. In the southwest it borders the Bergisches Land. It is considered part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region of more than 10 million people, which is the third largest in Europe, behind only London and Paris.

Oberhausen

Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen. The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country located at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometers (30,452 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate. The capital and largest city is Prague; other major cities and urban areas include Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and Liberec.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people.

History

Westside Xtreme Wrestling was founded on December 24, 2000, by Peter Wiechers, a professional wrestler with the ring name Hate.[2] Together with SigMasta Rappo, Tyrant, Mark Hammer, Blue Adonis, Barish, Thunder and Claudio Castagnoli, he held an event called "wXw Extreme Wrestling Party" in the disco "Roxy" in Essen. wXw has become one of the most notable professional wrestling promotions in Germany.

In 2016, wXw became the first German wrestling promotion with an on demand service similar to WWE's network, called wXwNOW.[4]

wXwNOW

wXwNOW is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by German professional wrestling promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). In 2016, wXw started "wXwNOW", a new worldwide streaming site for the promotion's events. All major wXw events air live on the service, which also features matches from the promotion's archives, dating back to 2002. wXwNOW Network operates similarly to WWE Network. The service has a current monthly subscription price of €9.99.[4]

Co-promotion

Since its creation, wXw has developed working relationships with several American promotions including Chikara, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Beyond Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Evolve and several Japanese promotions including Dragon Gate, Pro Wrestling Noah, Dramatic Dream Team and Big Japan Pro Wrestling. Through the working relationship with wXw, Big Japan's World Strong Heavyweight Championship features both the CZW and wXw logos.[5]

wXw has also maintained relationship withs several European-based promotions, including British promotions International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, Preston City Wrestling, All Star Wrestling, and Progress Wrestling.[1][6]

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.[7] The second Gorefest, held in 2009, included a title match between Drake Younger and Devon Moore for Combat Zone Wrestling's Heavyweight Championship.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

On March 13, 2010, wXw held its first event in the US, The Vision took place in front of an audience of over 450 at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[11] 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.[12]

On April 8, 9, and 10, 2011, wXw held its second and third events in the USA first with F1 vs. wXw on April 8 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA at the Spontaneous Sports Complex and wXw Kreuzzug ZXI day 1 being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Asylum Arena and day 2 being in Union City, New Jersey in the ACE Arena.

On July 24, 2014, wXw started a partnership with Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling promotion which ended in 2017 due to GFW ending.[13]

On July 18, 2015, New Japan Pro-Wrestling started a working relationship with wXw as part of New Japan's international expansion plans which ended in early 2016 due to wXw working with too many promotions, not having any collaborated events, not being in NJPW events in Europe, not having wXw titles being defended in NJPW events and no talent exchanges.[14][15]

On July 2, 2018, wXw started a working relationship with WWNLive, with wXw becoming an official partner of the WWN Training Center. Later that year on October 1, a relationship with WWE began.[16][17]

On April 4, 2019 wXw held its fourth event in the US, wXw Amerika Ist Wunderbar Live From New York City took place in La Boom in Queens, New York.[18]

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Chikara (professional wrestling)

Chikara (professional wrestling)

Chikara was an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company took both its name and logo from the Japanese kanji meaning strength. It was founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, who also served as trainers and in-ring performers.

Combat Zone Wrestling

Combat Zone Wrestling

Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American independent wrestling promotion. In 1998, John Zandig and five of his students, Ric Blade, T.C.K, Lobo, Nick Gage and Justice Pain, along with trainer Jon Dahmer, began to run professional wrestling shows in New Jersey and Delaware, showcasing a brand of hardcore wrestling dubbed as "ultraviolence". Ladders, tables, steel folding chairs, thumbtacks, barbed wire, weed whackers, light tubes, panes of glass, exploding barbed wire baseball bats, and fire are all common elements of "ultraviolent wrestling" in CZW. The company filled a niche for hardcore wrestling fans that had been left open by the folding of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). CZW established themselves as the leading American hardcore wrestling promotion at the ECW Arena with their Cage of Death 3 show in 2001, the year ECW folded.

Evolve (professional wrestling)

Evolve (professional wrestling)

Evolve Wrestling was an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2010 by former Ring of Honor booker and Dragon Gate USA vice president, Gabe Sapolsky.

Dragon Gate (wrestling)

Dragon Gate (wrestling)

Dragongate Inc. operating as Dragongate Japan Pro-Wrestling and often referred to simply as either Dragon Gate or Dragongate , is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan. Most of the promotion's wrestlers are graduates of its Dojo or Último Dragón's Toryumon Gym, and thus the promotion is based on a junior heavyweight style with varying emphasis on high flying maneuvers, flashy technical grappling, and submission wrestling.

Big Japan Pro Wrestling

Big Japan Pro Wrestling

Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1995. It is most famous for its deathmatch style contests.

BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship

BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship

The BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned by the Japanese Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) promotion. It is one of two heavyweight championships promoted by BJW, the other being the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship. The two titles symbolize the two sides of BJW; the Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship the hardcore wrestling side and the World Strong Heavyweight Championship the strong style side. The title has a lower weight limit of 96 kg (212 lb). Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been nineteen reigns shared among eleven different wrestlers. Yuji Okabayashi is the current champion in his fourth reign.

International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom

International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom

International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom was a British professional wrestling promotion, founded by Daniel Edler. The company was established in 2004 and predominantly promoted events across Kent and the south-east; notably in Orpington, Sittingbourne, Tonbridge, Swanley and lastly Rochester.

Preston City Wrestling

Preston City Wrestling

Pro Championship Wrestling is a British owned independent professional wrestling promotion established as Preston City Wrestling in 2011. It was re-branded as Pro Championship Wrestling in 2020, and is still stylised as PCW. PCW runs the majority of its shows in Preston, in the county of Lancashire in England.

All Star Wrestling

All Star Wrestling

All Star Wrestling (ASW) is a British professional wrestling promotion operated by Brian Dixon and based in Birkenhead, England. Founded as Wrestling Enterprises of Birkenhead in October 1970, it has also been known over the years as All Star Promotions, Big Time Wrestling, and Superslam Wrestling. ASW tours theatres, leisure centres, town halls, holiday camps, and similar venues, many of which are the same locations that were used for televised wrestling in the UK from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Hardcore wrestling

Hardcore wrestling

Hardcore wrestling is a form of professional wrestling where disqualifications, count-outs, and all other different rules do not apply. Taking place in usual or unusual environments, hardcore wrestling matches allow the use of numerous items, including ladders, tables, chairs, thumbtacks, barbed wire, light tubes, shovels, baseball bats, golf clubs, hammers, axe handles, chains, crowbars, wrenches, tongs, and other improvised weapons used as foreign objects. Although hardcore wrestling is a staple of most wrestling promotions, where they are often used at the climaxes of feuds, some promotions specialize in hardcore wrestling, with many matches performed in this manner.

CZW World Heavyweight Championship

CZW World Heavyweight Championship

The CZW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned and promoted by the professional wrestling promotion Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). It debuted on March 27, 1999 at CZW's The Staple Gun event.

Go Shiozaki

Go Shiozaki

Go Shiozaki is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to the Pro Wrestling Noah promotion where he is the former GHC Heavyweight Champion in a record breaking fifth reign. He made his debut for the promotion in July 2004 and remained with it until the end of 2012. In January 2013, Shiozaki joined All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), where he became a one-time Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion and a two-time World Tag Team Champion, before resigning from the promotion in September 2015. Afterwards, he returned to Noah, where, in May 2016, he won the GHC Heavyweight Championship for the third time. He has also worked for American promotions Ring of Honor (ROH) and Full Impact Pro (FIP), winning the latter's World Heavyweight Championship. In August 2016, Shiozaki was appointed the chairman of Noah's wrestlers' association.

Tournaments and accomplishments

16 Carat Gold Tournament

16 Carat Gold Tournament is a single-elimination tournament annually held by the wXw. The sixteen-man tournament was first conceived by wXw in 2006 and has been held every year since then.

Year Winner Ref
2006 Baron von Hagen [19]
2007 Chris Hero
2008 Bad Bones
2009 Shingo Takagi
2010 Walter
2011 Sami Callihan
2012 El Generico
2013 Tommy End
2014 Chris Hero (2)
2015 Tommy End (2)
2016 Zack Sabre Jr. [20]
2017 Ilja Dragunov [21]
2018 Absolute Andy [22]
2019 Lucky Kid
2020 Cara Noir [23]
2022 Jonathan Gresham [24]

16 Carat Gold 2020

Cara Noir after winning the wXw 16 Carat Gold 2020 Trophy.
Cara Noir after winning the wXw 16 Carat Gold 2020 Trophy.

The wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament of 2020 was a three-night event which started on March 6 and culminated on March 8.[25]

First round
(March 6)
Second round
(March 7)
Semifinals
(March 8)
Finals
(March 8)
        
Mike Bailey 12:55
Chris Ridgeway Pin
Mike Bailey 17:36
Bandido Pin
Bandido 09:39
Julian Pace Pin
Mike Bailey 10:40
Jurn Simmons Pin
Shigehiro Irie 10:30
Black Taurus Pin
Shigehiro Irie Pin
Jurn Simmons 09:01
Jurn Simmons Pin
Lucky Kid 04:32
Mike Bailey Decision
Cara Noir 28:27
Jeff Cobb 12:44
Alexander James Pin
Jeff Cobb Pin
Cara Noir 11:40
Cara Noir 11:32
Marius Al-Ani Decision
Cara Noir 8:15
Eddie Kingston Pin
The Rotation Pin
Puma King 8:57
The Rotation 9:26
Eddie Kingston Pin
Eddie Kingston Pin
Daniel Makabe 09:33

Other accomplishments

Year Tournament Winner Ref
2020 Fight For Paris David Starr
2020 AMBITION 12 Daniel Makabe
2020 wXw Shotgun title Tournament Metehan
2020 Shortcut To The Top Mike Schwarz
2020 wXw Catch Grand Prix Marius Al-Ani

wXw Catch Grand Prix 2020

wXw Catch Grand Prix was a tournament consisting of two blocks of seven participants each. The tournament started on October 26 and culminated on December 13. The matches are disputed in five rounds and each one grants two points for the winner and one point for each competitor if the result is a draw by reaching the time limit. There is a fifteen minute time limit for each match. The digits next to the time indicate the round in which the match ended.[26]

Standings
Block A[27] Block B[27]
Cara Noir 9 Marius Al-Ani 12
Metehan 9 Senza Volto 8
Avalanche 8 Tristan Archer 8
Bobby Gunns 8 Emil Sitoci 4
Fast Time Moodo 4 Prince Ahura 4
Hektor Invictus 3 Norman Harras 4
Anil Marik 1 Vincent Heisenberg 2
Tournament overview
Block A Avalanche Noir Invictus Marik Gunns Moodo Metehan
Avalanche Avalanche
(9:26) [4]
Draw
(15:00) [5]
Draw
(15:00) [5]
Avalanche
(11:17) [4]
Avalance
(9:58) [4]
Metehan
(8:23) [3]
Noir Avalanche
(9:26) [4]
Noir
(6:23) [3]
Noir
(6:39) [3]
Draw
(15:00) [5]
Noir
(6:58) [3]
Noir
(12:38) [3]
Invictus Draw
(15:00) [5]
Noir
(6:23) [3]
Invictus
(7:24) [5]
Gunns
(7:23) [3]
Moodo
(4:21) [2]
Metehan
(3:50) [2]
Marik (15:00) [5] Noir
(6:39) [3]
Invictus
(7:24) [5]
Gunns
(5:04) [2]
Moodo
(0:17) [1]
Metehan
(6:52) [3]
Gunns Avalanche
(11:17) [4]
Draw
(15:00) [5]
Gunns
(7:23) [3]
Gunns
(5:04) [2]
Gunns
(10:22) [4]
Double DQ[1]
(1:31) [1]
Moodo Avalance
(9:58) [4]
Noir
(6:58) [3]
Moodo
(4:21) [2]
Moodo
(0:17) [1]
Gunns
(10:22) [4]
Metehan
(8:44) [3]
Metehan Metehan
(8:23) [3]
Noir
(12:38) [3]
Metehan
(3:50) [2]
Metehan
(6:52) [3]
Double DQ[1]
(1:31) [1]
Metehan
(8:44) [3]
Block B Volto Heisenberg Sitoci Al-Ani Harras Ahura Archer
Volto Volto
(8:16) [3]
Volto
(8:47) [3]
Al-Ani
(4:16) [2]
Volto
(7:28) [3]
Volto
(10:44) [4]
Archer
(8:43) [3]
Heisenberg Volto
(8:16) [3]
Sitoci
(7:47) [3]
Al-Ani
(4:51) [2]
Harras
(8:46) [3]
Ahura
(8:07) [3]
Heisenberg
(7:09) [3]
Sitoci Volto
(8:47) [3]
Sitoci
(7:47) [3]
Al-Ani
(9:54) [4]
Harras
(7:43) [3]
Sitoci[2]
(5:01) [2]
Archer
(10:59) [4]
Al-Ani Al-Ani
(4:16) [2]
Al-Ani
(4:51) [2]
Al-Ani
(9:54) [4]
Al-Ani
(4:13) [1]
Al-Ani
(9:36) [4]
Al-Ani
(9:57) [4]
Harras Volto
(7:28) [3]
Harras
(8:46) [3]
Harras
(7:43) [3]
Al-Ani
(4:13) [1]
Ahura
(8:22) [3]
Archer
(8:02) [3]
Ahura Volto
(10:44) [4]
Ahura
(8:07) [3]
Sitoci[2]
(5:01) [2]
Al-Ani
(9:36) [4]
Ahura
(8:22) [3]
Archer
(11:24) [4]
Archer Archer
(8:43) [3]
Heisenberg
(7:09) [3]
Archer
(10:59) [4]
Al-Ani
(9:57) [4]
Archer
(8:02) [3]
Archer
(11:24) [4]
Final
December 13
   
A1 Cara Noir 31:10
B1 Marius Al-Ani Pin [11]

Notes

[1]Gunns and Metehan both got disqualified. This was judged as a draw on the points table with both competitors receiving a point each.
[2]Ender Kara replaced Sitoci in the match.

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Single-elimination tournament

Single-elimination tournament

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European sports or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.

Chris Hero

Chris Hero

Chris Spradlin, better known by his ring name Chris Hero, is an American professional wrestler and trainer. He is currently signed to Ring of Honor as a producer. Hero has worked for a number of independent wrestling promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Ring of Honor (ROH), Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Chikara, as well as Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. Hero has had two stints in WWE, both as part of their development territory NXT, under the ring name Kassius Ohno. His second tenure with the company saw him work as a "player-coach" for the trainees in NXT and NXT UK.

Bad Bones

Bad Bones

John Klinger is a German professional wrestler better known by his ring name Bad Bones. Klinger has worked internationally across various independent promotions ranging from Europe, England, Japan, Israel and the United States.

Shingo Takagi

Shingo Takagi

Shin Takagi , known by his ring name Shingo Takagi, is a Japanese professional wrestler and former bodybuilder, currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he is the provisional KOPW 2022 champion in his first reign. He is also a member of the Los Ingobernables de Japón professional wrestling stable.

Sami Callihan

Sami Callihan

Samuel Alton Johnston is an American professional wrestler and promoter, better known by the ring name Sami Callihan, currently signed with Impact Wrestling and is a former Impact World Champion. He also wrestled for Lucha Underground under the ring names Jeremiah Crane, and later, Jeremiah Snake, and on the independent circuit.

Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn

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Ilja Dragunov

Ilja Dragunov

Ilya Rukober is a Russian professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Ilja Dragunov. He is currently signed to WWE, appearing on the NXT brand, and is a former NXT United Kingdom Champion. Prior to signing with WWE, Dragunov competed on the European independent circuit and is also known for his time with Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), where he is a former one-time wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion, three-time wXw World Tag Team Champion and two-time wXw Shotgun Champion. Rukober is the first non-kayfabe Russian male wrestler to compete in the WWE, and is also the first Russian-born champion in the company's history.

Absolute Andy

Absolute Andy

Andreas Ullmann, better known by his ring name Absolute Andy, is a German professional wrestler. He works for Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), where he is the director of sports.

Cara Noir

Cara Noir

Thomas Dawkins, better known by his ring name Cara Noir, is an English professional wrestler, best known for his work on the British independent circuit. His character has been described as the black swan of professional wrestling, and is noted for his distinctive moveset, owing to previous involvement in ballet, dance, and mixed martial arts.

Jonathan Gresham

Jonathan Gresham

Jonathan Gresham is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Ring of Honor (ROH).

Mike Bailey (wrestler)

Mike Bailey (wrestler)

Émile Charles Baillargeon-Laberge is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently signed to Impact Wrestling, where he performs under the ring name "Speedball" Mike Bailey. He is a former X Division Champion.

Chris Ridgeway

Chris Ridgeway

Chris Wareing is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Chris Ridgeway. He is a former PROGRESS World Champion and one-half of the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Yoshinari Ogawa. He currently works as a freelancer for promotions such as Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), Pro Wrestling Noah, and Progress Wrestling.

Championships and accomplishments

Current championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref.
wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship Tristan Archer 2 May 28, 2022 181 Weyhe, Germany Defeated Jurn Simmons at We Love Wrestling #31 - SLAM In Den Mai [28]
wXw Shotgun Championship Maggot 1 October 21, 2021 342 Oberhausen, Germany This was a four-way match involving Ninja Mack, The Rotation and Ender Kara at 16 Carat Gold 2022 [29]
wXw World Tag Team Championship Rott Und Flott
(Michael Schenkenberg and Nikita Charisma)
1
(1, 1)
May 28, 2022 181 Dresden, Germany Defeated Fast Time Moodo and Stephanie Maze at True Colors 2022 [30]
wXw Women's Championship Baby Allison 1 April 2, 2022 237 Frankfurt, Germany This was a three-way match involving Ava Everett and Iva Kolasky at 16 Carat Gold Revenge [28]
wXw Academy Trophy Championship Oskar 1 March 5, 2022 265 Oberhausen, Germany Defeated Goldenboy Santos at wXwNOW & Friends [31]

Defunct championships

Championship First Champion Final champion Date won Location Notes
wXw World Lightweight Championship Mad Cow Zack Sabre Jr. June 5, 2010 Oberhausen, Germany Defeated Steve Douglas at Dead End X to unify the Lightweight Title with the Heavyweight Title to create the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship[32][33]
wXw Hardcore Championship Eiji Kushinawa Necro Butcher August 1, 2006 Plainfield, Indiana Defeated Ian Rotten and JC Bailey in a three-way elimination Texas Deathmatch at IWA Mid-South April Bloodshowers 2006[34][35]

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WXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

WXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

The wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship, contested in the German professional wrestling promotion, Westside Xtreme Wrestling. The championship was established in 2001 as the wXw World Heavyweight Championship, but was later unified with the wXw World Lightweight Championship to create the modern title. The current champion is Tristan Archer who is in his second reign.

Weyhe

Weyhe

Weyhe is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km south of Bremen.

Jurn Simmons

Jurn Simmons

Jurn Sijtzema, better known by his ring name Jurn Simmons, is a Dutch professional wrestler. He works for Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw).

WXw Shotgun Championship

WXw Shotgun Championship

The wXw Shotgun Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the German promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling. All title matches are broadcast on YouTube. The first champion was crowned on August 18, 2013. Ilja Dragunov defeated Tony Blunt in the finals of a tournament to become the first champion. There have been a total of 34 reigns and four vacancies shared between 26 different champions.

Oberhausen

Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen. The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Ninja Mack

Ninja Mack

Brenden McAleavey, better known by his ring name Ninja Mack, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for Pro Wrestling Noah, where he is a one-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion. He is best known for his work with Game Changer Wrestling (GCW).

WXw World Tag Team Championship

WXw World Tag Team Championship

The wXw World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in the German professional wrestling promotion, Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). The inaugural champions was Swi$$ Money Holding. They claim to have bought the titles on June 1, 2001.

Dresden

Dresden

Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, after Leipzig. It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area, and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after Berlin and Leipzig. Dresden's urban area comprises the towns of Freital, Pirna, Radebeul, Meissen, Coswig, Radeberg and Heidenau and has around 790,000 inhabitants. The Dresden metropolitan area has approximately 1.34 million inhabitants.

WXw Women's Championship

WXw Women's Championship

The wXw Women's Championship is a title owned by German wrestling promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). The first champion was crowned on December 23, 2017. Killer Kelly defeated Melanie Gray in the finals of a tournament to become the inaugural champion. The current champion is Aliss Ink, who is in her first reign.

Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Frankfurt, officially Frankfurt am Main, is the most populous city in the German state of Hesse. Its 763,380 inhabitants as of 31 December 2019 make it the fifth-most populous city in Germany. Located on its namesake Main River, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighboring city of Offenbach am Main and its urban area has a population of over 2.3 million. The city is the heart of the larger Rhine-Main metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 5.6 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr region. Frankfurt's central business district, the Bankenviertel, lies about 90 km (56 mi) northwest of the geographic center of the EU at Gadheim, Lower Franconia. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area.

Zack Sabre Jr.

Zack Sabre Jr.

Lucas Eatwell, better known by his ring name Zack Sabre Jr., is an English professional wrestler. He is currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Outside NJPW, Sabre performs for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Ring of Honor (ROH), Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), and Progress Wrestling (Progress).

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[36] 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)
Inaugural wXw World Heavyweight Champion (1 time), won the 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). SigMasta Rappo was removed from the wXw Hall of Fame in 2020. [37]
5 2010 Thumbtack 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.
11 2017 Karsten Beck
(Karsten Pitann)
Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
12 2018 Doug Williams
(Douglas Durdle)
Won the wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
13 2019 Robbie Brookside
(Robert Brooks)
Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

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Professional wrestling

Professional wrestling

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Oberhausen

Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen. The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Professional wrestling promotion

Professional wrestling promotion

A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling that has little relationship to the rules of the amateur olympic form. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event. Within the convention of the show, the company is a sports governing body which sanctions wrestling matches and gives authority to the championships and is responsible for maintaining the divisions and their rankings. In truth, the company serves as a touring theatre troupe, as well as event promotion body for its own events.

WXw World Tag Team Championship

WXw World Tag Team Championship

The wXw World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in the German professional wrestling promotion, Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). The inaugural champions was Swi$$ Money Holding. They claim to have bought the titles on June 1, 2001.

Ares (wrestler)

Ares (wrestler)

Marco Jaggi is a Swiss professional wrestler and wrestling trainer, known by his ring name Ares, who primarily competes in European and American independent promotions. For much of his career, Jaggi teamed with Claudio Castagnoli and Marc Roudin as part of Swiss Money Holding. One of the top tag teams in Europe during the 2000s, the trio won titles in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and their native Switzerland. Under the Freebird Rule, Jaggi held the IPW:UK Tag Team Championship with Castagnoli and Roudin for a record 12 months.

Karsten Beck

Karsten Beck

Karsten Pitann, better known by his ring name Karsten Beck, was a German professional wrestler. He was best known for his work with Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw).

Doug Williams (wrestler)

Doug Williams (wrestler)

Douglas Clayton Durdle is an English professional wrestler currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance, who is better known by his ring name Doug Williams.

Robbie Brookside

Robbie Brookside

Robert Edward Brooks, better known by his ring name Robbie Brookside, is an English retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he works as a trainer/producer for the NXT brand. He has toured all over the world during his career, wrestling in the United States, Japan, Germany, and Mexico. He was a regular tag partner of Steve Regal in the United Kingdom and has competed in New Japan Pro-Wrestling's annual tournament, the Super J, in 1997, where he picked up a victory over Chris Jericho.

wXw Academy

In 2016, wXw opened the first German wrestling academy with a seven-days course schedule in Essen.[4] 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.[38]

In August 2022, the wXw Wrestling Academy will move to Gelsenkirchen.[39]

Source: "Westside Xtreme Wrestling", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westside_Xtreme_Wrestling.

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  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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