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Axel Tischer[1] (born 5 November 1986) is a German professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT UK brand under the ring name Alexander Wolfe. Under his real name, Tischer competed on the European independent circuit. Tischer debuted in WWE's developmental territory NXT as part of the stable Sanity, where the group won the NXT Tag Team Champion in 2017. After moving to the SmackDown brand in 2018, the group saw minimal success, resulting in the group disbanding in early 2019. Wolfe subsequently transferred to the NXT UK brand, aligning with the stable Imperium.

Alexander Wolfe
Wolfe and Cross.jpg
Wolfe (right) with fellow Sanity member Nikki Cross
Birth nameAxel Tischer[1]
Born (1986-11-05) 5 November 1986 (age 32)
Dresden, Bezirk Dresden,
East Germany
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Alexander Wolfe
Axel Tischer
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2][3]
Billed weight245 lb (111 kg)[2][3]
Billed fromDresden, Germany[2]
Debut2004

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2004–2015)Edit

Tischer began training to be a professional wrestler at age 13 in his home town of Dresden.[1][3] Tischer wrestled extensively on the independent circuit throughout Germany and Europe, appearing for numerous promotions including German Stampede Wrestling, the German Wrestling Federation and Westside Xtreme Wrestling. In 2012 he defeated El Generico to win the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship and held the championship for almost a year before losing it to Tommy End.[4]

WWEEdit

NXT (2015–2018)Edit

In April 2015, Tischer began training at the WWE Performance Center as part of a class of 10 international WWE recruits to.[1] He made his television debut on 15 July 2015 episode of NXT, losing to Samoa Joe.[5] In August, Tischer adopted the ring name Alexander Wolfe.[6]

In 2016, Wolfe formed a tag-team with Sawyer Fulton at NXT live events.[7] In September, Wolfe and Sawyer joined a stable called Sanity, which also includes Eric Young and Nikki Cross. The stable made its debut on 12 October episode of NXT, with Wolfe and Fulton defeating the team of Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger as part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. On 2 November episode of NXT, in the second round of the tournament, Wolfe and Fulton defeated the team of T.J. Perkins and Kota Ibushi. Wolfe and Fulton lost to TM-61 in the semi-finals of the tournament. On 19 August 2017, at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Wolfe and Eric Young defeated The Authors of Pain to win the NXT Tag Team Championship, becoming the first German to hold a championship in WWE. Young and Killian Dain lost the Tag Team Championship to The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) on 20 December episode of NXT.

SmackDown (2018-2019)Edit

During the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up, SAnitY (excluding Cross) were drafted to SmackDown.[8] The group debuted on the 19 June episode of SmackDown LIVE where they attacked The Usos.[9] The following week, SAnitY lost to The Usos and Jeff Hardy.[10] On the 3 July episode of SmackDown LIVE, the group attacked The New Day.[11] This led to a tables match between the two teams at Extreme Rules, which SAnitY won.[12] On the 24 July episode of SmackDown LIVE, SAnitY and The New Day faced off in the first round of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's tournament. SAnitY (represented by Wolfe and Dain) were defeated.[13]

The group competed in only two more televised matches throughout the remainder of 2018, while primarily competing at live events.[14] After a near four month hiatus from television, SAnitY returned on the 2 April 2019 episode of SmackDown LIVE, losing a three-on-one Falls Count Anywhere match to The Miz.[15] During the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, Young was drafted to Raw.[16]

NXT UK (2019-present)Edit

Following the disbanding of Sanity, Wolfe made his debut appearance for WWE's NXT UK brand during the NXT UK tapings on 20 April, joining the brand and aligning himself with the "Imperium" faction.[17]

Other mediaEdit

Wolfe made his WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K18 and is a playable character in WWE 2K19

Championship and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Axel Tischer proud to be NXT's first German recruit". WWE.
  2. ^ a b c "Alexander Wolfe". WWE.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alexander Wolfe « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  4. ^ a b "A look at new WWE signee Axel Tischer". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 13 April 2015.
  5. ^ Zim's WWE NXT Coverage: Sasha Banks defends the NXT Women's Championship vs. Charlotte, Sami Zayn appears to report on injury, Chad Gable teams up with Jason Jordan for the first time, Samoa Joe in action, and more[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "TYLER BREEZE VS. SOLOMON CROWE HEADLINES, EVA MARIE, ENZO & COLIN, DEMPSEY & MORE: 8/7 WWE NXT IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA RESULTS - PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
  7. ^ "NXT Largo, FL, live results: Lana in action; Manny Andrade vs. Tye Dillinger". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 13 May 2016.
  8. ^ "WWE Superstar Shake-up 2018 results: Full roster changes for Raw and SmackDown LIVE". WWE.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ "SAnitY debuted and attacked The Usos". WWE.com. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Jeff Hardy & The Usos def. SAnitY". WWE.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  11. ^ "SAnitY spoil The New Day's First Annual Third of July Pancake Eating Contest". WWE.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  12. ^ Benigno, Anthony. "SAnitY def. The New Day (Kickoff Tables Match)". WWE.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  13. ^ "The New Day def. SAnitY to advance to the finals of the SummerSlam Tag Team Championship Tournament". WWE.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  14. ^ "SAnitY". Cagematch.net.
  15. ^ "The Miz def. SAnitY in a 1-on-3 Falls Count Anywhere Match". WWE.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  16. ^ "WWE Superstar Shake-up 2019 results: Full list of Superstars who moved to Raw and SmackDown LIVE". WWE.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  17. ^ Rose, Bryan (20 April 2019). "ALEXANDER WOLFE DEBUTS AT NXT UK TAPINGS". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2018". cagematch.net. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  19. ^ "PWTorch.com - SHOW RESULTS - 4/26 WXW in Oberhausen, Germany: Terry Funk, John Morrison, D.H. Smith, Corino, Masters, more". www.pwtorch.com.
  20. ^ "Daily Update: NXT year-end awards, TakeOver, Impact ratings". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 27 January 2018.