Update Germany 6/12/14
Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw):
Big Daddy Walter vs. Tommy End for the title
Big Daddy Walter, also known as Big Van Walter, was announced as the next challenger for Tommy End’s Unified World Wrestling Championship. While Walter won the “Shortcut to the Top” match to earn the shot at the gold at the last event, Tommy End defeated Chris Hero to retain the gold that same night. Now the two will finally step in the ring at wXw’s Fan Appreciation Night on 27 July in Oberhausen, Germany.
“Bad Bones” vs. Chris Sabin
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Chris Sabin faces “Bad Bones” John Klinger in Hamburg, Germany on 8 August. The Markthalle in Hamburg was the hosting venue for several praised events in the past and the company continues to deliver reasons to attend these shows. Bad Bones vs. Chris Sabin will without a doubt be an excellent encounter.
More info: http://www.wxw-wrestling.com/pages/intro.php
wXw on Demand
The “Drive of Champions” tour finale from May 31 was added to wXw’s growing on demand archive. Watch Tommy End vs. Chris Hero for the World Title, Big Daddy Walter against Bad Bones, Karsten Beck and Axel Tischer, the huge “Shortcut to the Top” battle and so much more. Also available, among many other shows, is “Superstars of Wrestling” including John Morrison, Chris Masters, Steve Corino and Terry Funk and this year’s “16 Carat Gold” including Adam Cole, Tomasso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Matt Striker and Chris Hero.
Germany Stampede Wrestling (GSW)
Matt Cross returns
The former WWE Tough Enough participant “MDogg20” Matt Cross was announced for GSW’s “Power Game” on 12 July in Marburg, Germany. Cross has a history with this company as he held the GSW Breakthrough Championship in 2010. Now Cross returns to battle Tommy End for the vacated title. Also announced is Doug Williams, who will step in the ring against Ivan Kiev and Chris Colen in a Three Way Dance, Michael Kovac, Absolute Andy and many more.
Eight Man Tournament for the No. 1 Contendership
While Marburg may be seen as the home base for GSW, the organization will hold its first event ever in Hagen-Haspe, Germany only two weeks later on 26 July. Center of attention will be the eight man tournament for a shot at the GSW World Heavyweight Championship. The title is currently held by Karsten Beck who is set to defend the championship against Pascal Spalter on 12 July.
More info: http://www.gsw-wrestling.de/
New European Championship Wrestling (NEW)
“EXTREME 3” on DVD
The company has released “EXTREME 3” on DVD which is available at their online shop. This event has received very good feedback by fans and was arguably one of the best shows yet delivered by promoter Alex Wright. NEW’s next event will take place on 5 July in Heßdorf, Germany.
More info: http://www.new-wrestling.de/en
European Wrestling Promotion (EWP)
Van Gasteren defends title in Japan
Leon Van Gasteren successfully defended his EWP Intercontinental Championship against Hiroshi Yamato at Wrestle-1’s event on 4 May in Tokyo, Japan. The champion beat his opponent in the fourth round of the bout, the match was conducted under EWP rules, and is set to return to Japan for another title defense on 6 July. EWP and Wrestle-1 have recently agreed to cooperate in various areas. EWP’s next event, “Wrestling Festival” will take place on 20 September in Hannover, Germany.
More info: http://www.wrestling24.de/
By David Schmida