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World Series Wrestling is an Australian professional wrestling promotion. Originally founded in 2005, the promotion was in business for two years before going on hiatus, resuming operations in 2017.[1] The company is founded, promoted and owned by Adrian Manera.[2]

World Series Wrestling
AcronymWSW
Founded2005
StyleProfessional wrestling
HeadquartersAustralia
Founder(s)Adrian Manera
Owner(s)Adrian Manera

HistoryEdit

The first tour in 2005, titled International Assault, visited three cities - Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle - in early October.[3] In Melbourne the first WSW heavyweight champion was crowned in a one off match between Rhino and Jeff Jarrett, with Rhino gaining the victory.[4] Also on the same night the first of a three match series was contested between A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels with Styles winning a jaw dropping 30-minute iron man match 1 fall to none. Rhino successfully defended his title against Jarrett in Sydney while Daniels leveled the three match series in Sydney,[5] but on the final night of the tour Jarrett defeated Rhino in Newcastle while Styles won the three match series.[6] The 2005 International Assault Tour also featured the final wrestling matches of ex WWE star , Australia's Nathan Jones.

The second tour in 2007 was also titled International Assault and took place in early June - again visiting the same three cities.[7] The WSW heavyweight title was vacant and another one off match in Sydney was held to fill the vacancy. Bryan Danielson defeated Nigel McGuinness for the title in a match for the ages. Local Sydney promotion the Australasian Wrestling Federation allowed its Australasian title and tag team titles to be defended on the show, with then AWF champion TNT defending successfully against Billy Kidman.[8] In Melbourne, Danielson successfully defended his title against McGuinness,[9] but in Newcastle Danielson lost the title to Kidman in an amazing match the first and last time the two competed in a singles match. .[10] The tour also featured Kid Kash and the Australian debut of Austin Aries.

Following on from International Assault 2, the next tour which took place in August 2007, entitled Global Attack rocked a near sell out crowd in Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre which featured Billy Kidman successfully defending the Heavyweight Championship against Heidenreich, and the Australian return of Kid Kash as well as the Australian debut of Masato Tanaka.

After a hiatus from promoting live events, World Series Wrestling planned to return with 3 live events planned for 2010 in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The tour was to feature Balls Mahoney, Tommy Dreamer, Daivari, Petey Williams, Heidenreich, Tajiri, Sonjay Dutt and more. Unfortunately as a result of the main sponsor pulling out only weeks prior to the tour, World Series Wrestling was left with no alternative but to cancel the planned event. WSW returned in November 2017 after a 10 year hiatus. Their first tour featured top independent wrestlers Ricochet, Austin Aries, Zack Sabre Jr., Tessa Blanchard, Joey Ryan and Brian Cage. On November 25, Ricochet defeated Aries to become the new WSW Heavyweight Champion after the title had been vacant since mid-2007. During the following months, the promotion hosted more tours in Australia.[11][12][13] On March 17, The Briscoe Brothers became the inaugural WSW Tag Team champions. On March 10, Jordynne Grace defeat Kellyanne and Shazza McKenzie in a triple threat match to be crowned the inaugural WSW Women's Champion.

WSW AlumniEdit

Current championsEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location
World Heavyweight Championship Marty Scurll 1 22 June 2019 92+ Victoria
Tag Team Championship The Flippin Machines (Brian Cage & Flip Gordon) 1 21 June 2019 93+ Victoria
Women's Championship Indi Hartwell 1 22 June 2019 92+ Victoria

WSW World Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

The WSW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in the heavyweight division of World Series Wrestling.[14]

Rank Wrestler Reign Date Days held Venue Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Rhino 1 October 5, 2005 3 Vodafone Arena Melbourne, Victoria International Incident – Day 1 Defeated Jeff Jarrett to become inaugural champion [15]
2 Jeff Jarrett 1 October 8, 2005 570 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Newcastle, New South Wales International Incident – Day 3
Vacated May 1, 2007 N/A N/A N/A WSW stripped Jeff Jarrett of the title due to his commitments with Total Nonstop Action
3 Bryan Danielson 1 June 1, 2007 2 The Roundhouse Kensington, New South Wales International Assault – Day 1 Defeated Nigel McGuinness to win the vacant title [16]
4 Billy Kidman 1 June 3, 2007 89 Newcastle Panthers Newcastle, New South Wales International Assault – Day 3
Deactivated August 31, 2007 N/A N/A N/A Title belt became inactive after WSW hiatus [17]
5 Ricochet 1 November 25, 2017 2 Dom Polski Centre Adelaide, South Australia International Assault Tour 2K17 – Day 2 Defeated Austin Aries and Brian Cage in a triple threat match to win the vacant title [18]
6 Austin Aries 1 November 27, 2017 208 Penrith Panthers Evan Theatre Penrith, New South Wales International Assault Tour 2K17 – Day 4 [19]
7 Brian Cage 1 June 22, 2018 1 South Eastern Entertainment Centre Melbourne, Australia International Assault Best Of The Best – Day 1 Defeated Austin Aries and Johnny Impact in a triple threat match [20]
8 Johnny Impact 1 June 23, 2018 1 South Eastern Entertainment Centre Melbourne, Australia International Assault Best Of The Best – Day 2 [21]
9 Austin Aries 2 June 24, 2018 155 Dom Polski Centre Adelaide, South Australia International Assault Best Of The Best – Day 3 [22]
10 Robbie Eagles 1 November 26, 2018 208 Penrith Panthers Evan Theatre Penrith, New South Wales International Assault The Elite Takeover - Day 4 [23]
11 Marty Scurll 1 June 22, 2019 92+ South Eastern Entertainment Centre Ferntree Gully, Victoria WSW International Assault Zero Fear - Day 2 [24]

Combined reignsEdit

As of September 22, 2019.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Jeff Jarrett 1 570
2 Austin Aries 2 363
3 Robbie Eagles 1 208
4 Billy Kidman 1 89
5 Marty Scurll 1 92+
6 Rhino 1 3
7 Bryan Danielson 1 2
8 Ricochet 1 2
9 Brian Cage 1 1
10 Johnny Impact 1 1

WSW Tag Team ChampionshipEdit

The WSW Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in the tag team division of World Series Wrestling.

Rank Team Reign Date Days held Venue Location Event Notes Ref.
1 The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
1 March 17, 2018 2 South Eastern Entertainment Centre Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria International Assault All Star Invasion 2K18 - Day 2 Defeated The Briscoes in the tournament final to become inaugural champions [25]
2 Concrete Dongs
(Concrete Davidson & Joey Ryan)
1 March 19, 2018 250 Penrith Panthers Evan Theatre Penrith, New South Wales International Assault All Star Invasion 2K18 - Day 4 Defeated The Young Bucks, The Briscoes and The Four Nations in a tag team four-way match [26]
3 Villain Enterprises
(Brody King and Marty Scurll)
1 November 24, 2018 209 South Eastern Entertainment Centre Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria International Assault The Elite Takeover - Day 2 Defeated Concrete Davidson & Flip Gordon who replaced an injured Joey Ryan.
4 The Flippin Machines
(Brian Cage and Flip Gordon)
1 June 21, 2019 93+ South Eastern Entertainment Centre Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria International Assault Zero Fear - Day 1 Defeated Brody King & Marty Scurll

Combined reignsEdit

By teamEdit

As of September 22, 2019.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Concrete Dongs
(Concrete Davidson and Joey Ryan)
1 250
2 Villain Enterprises
(Brody King and Marty Scurll)
1 209
3 The Flippin Machines †
(Brian Cage and Flip Gordon)
1 92+
4 The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
1 2

By wrestlerEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Concrete Davidson 1 250
Joey Ryan 1 250
3 Brody King 1 209
Marty Scurll 1 209
5 Brian Cage 1 92+
Flip Gordon 1 92+
7 Matt Jackson 1 2
Nick Jackson 1 2

WSW Women's ChampionshipEdit

The WSW Women's Championship is an upcoming professional wrestling championship contested for in the women's division of World Series Wrestling.

Rank Wrestler Reign Date Days held Venue Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Jordynne Grace 1 March 10, 2019 104 Hurstville Entertainment Centre Hurstville, New South Wales International Assault Defend & Destroy - Day 4 Defeated Shazza McKenzie and Kellyanne in the tournament final triple threat match to become inaugural champion. [27]
2 Indi Hartwell 1 June 22, 2019 92+ South Eastern Entertainment Centre Ferntree Gully, Victoria WSW International Assault Zero Fear - Day 2 [28]

Other Championships used by WSWEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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