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Euro Catch Festival was an annual professional wrestling event produced by Catch Wrestling Association (CWA) between 1991 and 1999. The event was hailed as the company's flagship event and the biggest event of the year. Two editions of the event were held once a year; the July event was held in Graz, Austria and the December event was held in Bremen, Germany. The 1999 edition of the event was the final CWA show as the promotion closed after that event.

Euro Catch Festival
Created byOtto Wanz
Peter William
Promotion(s)Catch Wrestling Association
First eventEuro Catch Festival (1991)
Last eventEuro Catch Festival (1999)
Event gimmickCWA's flagship event

Rambo headlined all of the events with the exception of the July 1996 edition which was headlined by Ludvig Borga and August Smisl. All the events were headlined by a match for the promotion's top title, the prestigious CWA World Heavyweight Championship, with the exception of the 1999 event, which was headlined by a CWA World Middleweight Championship match between Franz Schumann and Jesus Cristobal, which would be the final match in CWA history.

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Dates, venues and main eventsEdit

Event Date Location Venue Attendance Main Event(s) Ref
Euro Catch Festival (1991) December 21, 1991 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen 10,000 Rambo (c) vs. Ken Patera for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [1]
Euro Catch Festival in Graz (1992) July 11, 1992 Graz, Austria Eisstadion Liebenau 3,500 Rambo (c) vs. Terry Funk for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [2]
Euro Catch Festival in Bremen (1992) December 19, 1992 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen 8,000 Rambo (c) vs. Road Warrior Hawk for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [3]
Euro Catch Festival (1993) December 18, 1993 7,107 Rambo (c) vs. The Barbarian for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [4]
Euro Catch Festival in Graz (1994) July 9, 1994 Graz, Austria Eisstadion Liebenau Rambo (c) vs. Papa Shango for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [5]
Euro Catch Festival in Bremen (1994) December 17, 1994 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen 6,000 Rambo (c) vs. Big Titan for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [6]
Euro Catch Festival in Graz (1995) July 8, 1995 Graz, Austria Eisstadion Liebenau 3,000 Rambo (c) vs. Jim Neidhart for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [7]
Euro Catch Festival in Bremen (1995) December 16, 1995 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen 5,000 Rambo (c) vs. Ludvig Borga for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [8]
Euro Catch Festival in Graz (1996) July 6, 1996 Graz, Austria Eisstadion Liebenau 4,000 Ludvig Borga (c) vs. August Smisl for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [9]
Euro Catch Festival in Bremen (1996) December 21, 1996 Bremen, Germany Marquee on the Bürgerweide 2,500 Ludvig Borga (c) vs. Rambo for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [10]
Euro Catch Festival (1997) July 5, 1997 Graz, Austria Eisstadion Liebenau 2,800 Rambo (c) vs. Duke Droese for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [11]
Euro Catch Festival (1998) December 12, 1998 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen 1,000 Big Titan vs. Rambo for the vacant CWA World Heavyweight Championship [12]
Euro Catch Festival (1999) December 4, 1999 Marquee on the Bürgerweide 1,600 Franz Schumann (c) vs. Jesus Cristobal for the CWA World Middleweight Championship [13]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Event historyEdit

1991Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1991)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 21, 1991
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance10,000
Event chronology
← Previous
First
Next →
1992 (Graz)

Euro Catch Festival (1991) was the first Euro Catch Festival professional wrestling event produced by Catch Wrestling Association (CWA). The event took place on December 21, 1991 at Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany. The event was a success as it drew a crowd of 10,000 people in a seating capacity of 3,500 people.

Show results
No. Results[1] Stipulations Times[1]
1 Tony St. Clair defeated Greg Valentine by disqualification Singles match N/A
2 Chris Benoit and Dave Taylor defeated Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno (c) Two out of three falls match for the CWA World Tag Team Championship N/A
3 Fit Finlay defeated Steve Wright (c) Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship N/A
4 Bull Power defeated Tatsumi Fujinami Singles match for the inaugural CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship 28:38
5 Rambo (c) defeated Ken Patera Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship N/A
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1992 (Graz)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1992 - Graz)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateJuly 11, 1992
CityGraz, Austria
VenueEisstadion Liebenau
Attendance3,500
Event chronology
← Previous
1991
Next →
1992 (Bremen)

Euro Catch Festival (1992) was the second edition of the Euro Catch Festival and marked the first time that the event was held twice a year. The first Euro Catch Festival of the year was held on July 11, 1992 at Eisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria and the second Euro Catch Festival was held on December 19, 1992 at Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[2] Stipulations
1 Tony St. Clair defeated Klaus Kauroff by disqualification Singles match
2 Larry Cameron and Mad Bull Buster defeated Mile Zrno and Steve Regal Two out of three falls match for the vacant CWA World Tag Team Championship
3 Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Bob Orton, Jr. Singles match for the vacant CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
4 Franz Schumann defeated Fit Finlay (c) Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
5 Rambo (c) defeated Terry Funk Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1992 (Bremen)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1992 - Bremen)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 19, 1992
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance8,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1992 (Graz)
Next →
1993
Show results
No. Results[3] Stipulations
1 Dave Taylor defeated Giant Haystacks Singles match
2 Larry Cameron and Mad Bull Buster (c) defeated Derrick Dukes and Steve Regal Two out of three falls match for the CWA World Tag Team Championship
3 Bruiser Mastino defeated Cannonball Grizzly Body Slam Challenge
4 Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Franz Schumann Singles match
5 Fit Finlay defeated Eddie Gilbert Singles match for the vacant CWA World Middleweight Championship
6 Heavy Metal Buffalo (c) defeated The Warlord Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship[14][15]
7 Road Warrior Hawk defeated Rambo (c) Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1993Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1993)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 18, 1993
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance5,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1992 (Bremen)
Next →
1994 (Graz)

Euro Catch Festival (1993) was the third Euro Catch Festival event which took place on December 18, 1993 at the Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[4] Stipulations
1 Hiro Yamamoto defeated Alex Wright Singles match
2 Papa Shango defeated Ulf Herman Singles match
3 Tony St. Clair defeated Terry Funk Falls Count Anywhere match
4 Fit Finlay (c) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger ended in a time limit draw Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
5 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Reno Riggins Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
6 Lord Steven Casey defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification Singles match to determine the #1 contender for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
7 Rambo (c) defeated The Barbarian Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1994 (Graz)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1994 - Graz)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateJuly 9, 1994
CityGraz, Austria
VenueEisstadion Liebenau
Event chronology
← Previous
1993
Next →
1994 (Bremen)

Euro Catch Festival (1994) was held twice in 1994. The first event was held on July 9, 1994 at Eisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria and the second event was held on December 17, 1994 at Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[5] Stipulations
1 August Smisl and Ulf Herman defeated Giant Haystacks and Primo Carnera Two out of three falls match
2 Ice Train defeated Hiro Yamamoto Singles match
3 Lord Steven Casey and Tony St. Clair defeated Fit Finlay and John Hawk Two out of three falls match for the vacant CWA World Tag Team Championship
4 Franz Schumann defeated Barry Horowitz (c) Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
5 Cannonball Grizzly defeated Jim Duggan by disqualification Singles match
6 Rambo (c) defeated Papa Shango Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1994 (Bremen)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1994 - Bremen)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 17, 1994
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance6,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1994 (Graz)
Next →
1995 (Graz)

The Euro Catch Festival (1994) edition of Bremen was held on December 17, 1994 at the Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.[16]

Show results
No. Results[6] Stipulations
1 Hiro Yamamoto defeated 2 Cold Scorpio Singles match
2 August Smisl, Ice Train and Ulf Herman defeated Cannonball Grizzly, Dan Collins and John Hawk Elimination tag team match
3 Steve Wright defeated Hias Singles match for Alpen Cup with Klaus Baumgart as the special guest referee
4 Masahiro Chono defeated Tony St. Clair Singles match
5 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Doink the Clown Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
6 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Dick Slater Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
7 Rambo (c) defeated Big Titan Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1995 (Graz)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1995 - Graz)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateJuly 8, 1995
CityGraz, Austria
VenueEisstadion Liebenau
Attendance3,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1994 (Bremen)
Next →
1995 (Bremen)

Euro Catch Festival (1995) was held on July 8, 1995 at the Eisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria.

Show results
No. Results[7] Stipulations Times[7]
1 Viktor Krüger defeated Texas Hawk Texas Bullrope match 10:49
2 August Smisl and Ulf Herman defeated Big Titan and Cannonball Grizzly Two out of three falls match N/A
3 Tony St. Clair defeated Yoshihiro Takayama by disqualification Shoot Style match N/A
4 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Joe-Joe Lee Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship N/A
5 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Rick Martel Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship N/A
6 Rambo (c) defeated Jim Neidhart Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship N/A
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1995 (Bremen)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1995 - Bremen)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 16, 1995
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance5,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1995 (Graz)
Next →
1996 (Graz)

Euro Catch Festival (1995) was a professional wrestling event held on December 16, 1995 at the Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[8] Stipulations
1 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Dan Collins Singles match
2 Ice Train defeated Big Titan Singles match
3 Joe-Joe Lee defeated Rod Price Singles match
4 Kama defeated Viktor Krüger American Rules match
5 August Smisl and Tony St. Clair defeated Cannonball Grizzly and John Hawk (c) Two out of three falls match for the CWA World Tag Team Championship
6 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Franz Schumann Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
7 Keiji Mutoh (with Joe-Joe Lee) defeated Jim Neidhart (with Klaus Kauroff) Singles match
8 Ludvig Borga defeated Rambo (c) Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1996 (Graz)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1996 - Graz)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateJuly 6, 1996
CityGraz, Austria
VenueEisstadion Liebenau
Attendance4,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1995 (Bremen)
Next →
1996 (Bremen)

Euro Catch Festival (1996) was a professional wrestling event that took place on July 6, 1996 at the Eisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria.

Show results
No. Results[9] Stipulations
1 Dan Collins defeated Super-Ninja Nakajima Singles match
2 Michael Kovac defeated Drew McDonald Singles match
3 Brian Armstrong and Cannonball Grizzly defeated Tony St. Clair and Ulf Herman Two out of three falls match for the vacant CWA World Tag Team Championship
4 Franz Schumann defeated Fit Finlay (c) Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
5 Otto Wanz and Steve Wright defeated Klaus Kauroff and Rene Lasartesse Two out of three falls match
6 Ludvig Borga (c) defeated August Smisl Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1996 (Bremen)Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1996 - Bremen)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 21, 1996
CityBremen, Germany
VenueMarquee at the Bürgerweide
Attendance2,500
Event chronology
← Previous
1995 (Graz)
Next →
1997

Euro Catch Festival (1996) was a professional wrestling event which took place on December 21, 1996 at the Marquee at the Bürgerweide in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[10] Stipulations
1 Michael Kovac defeated Kendo Kashin Singles match for the CWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 Cannonball Grizzly and Wildcat Brookside (c) defeated Tony St. Clair and Mick Tierney Two out of three falls match for the CWA World Tag Team Championship
3 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Max Le Merchant Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
4 The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated Christian Eckstein and Ulf Herman Two out of three falls match
5 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Terry Funk by countout Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
6 Rambo defeated Ludvig Borga (c) Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1997Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1997)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateJuly 5, 1997
CityGraz, Austria
VenueEisstadion Liebenau
Attendance2,800
Event chronology
← Previous
1996 (Bremen)
Next →
1998

Euro Catch Festival (1997) was the eleventh Euro Catch Festival event produced by Catch Wrestling Association. The event took place on July 5, 1997 at the Eisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria.

Show results
No. Results[11] Stipulations
1 Michael Kovac defeated Christian Eckstein Singles match for the vacant CWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 Tony St. Clair and Ulf Herman defeated Robbie Brookside and Mark the Hunter Two out of three falls match for the vacant CWA World Tag Team Championship
3 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Kevin Logan Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
4 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Jose Estrada Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
5 Rasta the Voodoo Man (c) won by last eliminating Emmanuel Yarbrough Sumo Challenge
6 Rambo (c) defeated Duke Droese Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1998)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 19, 1998
CityBremen, Germany
VenueStadthalle Bremen
Attendance1,000
Event chronology
← Previous
1997
Next →
1999

Euro Catch Festival (1998) was the twelfth Euro Catch Festival professional wrestling event which took place on December 19, 1998 at the Stadthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

Show results
No. Results[12] Stipulations
1 Karsten Kretschmer defeated Super Loco (c) Singles match for the CWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 XL Legend and Rhino Richards (c) defeated Ulf Herman and Rico de Cuba Two out of three falls match for the CWA World Tag Team Championship
3 Big Tenzan fought Ice Train to a time limit draw Singles match
4 Tony St. Clair defeated Robbie Brookside (c) Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
5 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Christian Eckstein Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
6 Rambo defeated Big Titan Singles match for the vacant CWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999Edit

Euro Catch Festival (1999)
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
DateDecember 4, 1999
CityBremen, Germany
VenueMarquee at the Bürgerweide
Attendance1,600
Event chronology
← Previous
1998
Next →
Last

Euro Catch Festival (1999) was the thirteenth and final Euro Catch Festival professional wrestling event produced by Catch Wrestling Association and this was the final event of CWA as the promotion did not hold any more show after the event and closed. The event took place on December 4, 1999 at Marquee at the Bürgerweide in Bremen, Germany. This event marked the only time that the World Heavyweight Championship match did not headline the event but instead a World Middleweight Championship match between Franz Schumann and Jesus Cristobal was the main event of the show and final match of Catch Wrestling Association, which marked the only time that a World Middleweight Championship match headlined the prestigious Euro Catch Festival.

Show results
No. Results[13] Stipulations
1 Karsten Kretschmer (c) defeated Butch Bronson Singles match for the CWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 Black Navy Seal and Ricky Santana defeated Dirk Rotzek and Michael Kovac Tag team match
3 Big Tiger Steele defeated Ulf Herman Singles match
4 Tony St. Clair (c) defeated Joe X-Legend Singles match for the CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
5 Wildcat Brookside (c) defeated Jason Neidhart Singles match for the CWA British Commonwealth Championship
6 Rambo (c) defeated Goliath Kurrgan Singles match for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship
7 Franz Schumann (c) defeated Jesus Cristobal Singles match for the CWA World Middleweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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