Westside Xtreme Wrestling
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 district, primarily in Oberhausen. Since 2013, wXw regularly tours through Germany, adding tour stops even outside the country, e.g. in Switzerland, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
|Founder(s)||Hate (Peter Wiechers)|
wXw Germany GbR (2006–2009)
wXw Europe GmbH (2009–present)
Westside Xtreme Wrestling was founded on December 24, 2000, by Peter Wiechers, a professional wrestler with the ring name Hate. Together with SigMasta Rappo, Tyrant, Mark Hammer, Blue Adonis, Barish, Thunder und Claudio Castagnoli he held a 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, along with Hanover-based European Wrestling Promotion and Sauerland-based German Stampede Wrestling.
|Owned by||Westside Xtreme Wrestling|
wXwNOW is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by German professional wrestling promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). In 2016, wXw announced "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€.
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. 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.
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. The second Gorefest, held in 2009, included a title match between Drake Younger and Devon Moore for Combat Zone Wrestling's Heavyweight Championship.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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 18, 2015, New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced a working relationship with wXw as part New Japan's international expansion plans Which ended in early 2016 due to wXw working with to much promotions and 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.
On July 2, 2018 wXw announced 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 was announced.
16 Carat Gold TournamentEdit
|16 Carat Gold Tournament|
|Promotion(s)||Westside Xtreme Wrestling|
|Event gimmick||Single-elimination 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.
|2006||Baron von Hagen|||
|2016||Zack Sabre Jr.|||
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days
|wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship||Bobby Gunns||1||March 9, 2019||195+||Oberhausen, Germany||Defeated Absolute Andy at 16 Carat Gold 2019 – Day 2|
|wXw World Tag Team Championship||Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher)||2||September 13, 2019||7+||Hamburg, Germany||defeated Ilja Dragonauv and WALTER at wXw FAN Festival Day 2 2019|
|wXw Shotgun Championship||Avalanche||1||September 13, 2019||7+||Hamburg, Germany||Defeated Emil Sitoci at wXw FAN Festival Day 2 2019|
|wXw Women's Championship||Amale Winchester||1||June 1, 2019||111+||Oberhausen, Germany||Defeated Killer Kelly, Toni Storm and Valkyrie at Superstars Of Wrestling 2019|
|Championship||Final champion(s)||Date won||Location||Notes|
|wXw World Lightweight Championship||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|
|wXw Hardcore Championship||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|
wXw Hall of FameEdit
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 to honor wrestlers who have wrestled for the promotion.
(Birth name)[Note 1]
|Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (3 times)|
|2||2009||Baron Von Hagen
|Won the wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (9 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times), founder and former owner of wXw.|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (4 times), wXw World Tag Team Championship (2 times)|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time)|
|6||2011||Marc Weingartner||Longtime ringside photographer.|
|Won the wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)|
|Won the wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)|
|Won the wXw World Lightweight Championship (1 time), wXw World Tag Team Championship (3 times), wXw World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)|
|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.|
|12||2018||Doug Williams||Won the wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)|
In 2016, wXw opened the first German wrestling academy with a seven-days course schedule in Essen. 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.
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- Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
- This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in wXw.
- Official website (in German)
- wxwNOW (German wrestling network)
- Official MySpace
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Online World of Wrestling
- Westside Xtreme Wrestling at Wrestling-Titles.com