AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
With the seemingly endless snow in the Northeast finally melting and real, actual green grass showing for all to see comes thoughts of spring; not to mention a fun doubleheader this coming weekend in Philadelphia, featuring a tag team match you won’t see pretty much anywhere else.
March 13 brings a doubleheader to the ECW Arena beginning in the afternoon with Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling.
Westside Xtreme Wrestling is an Essen, Germany based promotion that’s been running shows since 2000 with talent known in the United States including CM Punk, Jody Fleisch, Jonny Storm, Jimmy Jacobs, Ares, Homicide, Robbie Brookside, Doug Williams, Mike Quakenbush,Ian Rotten, and Claudio Castagnoli.. The promotion also features a lot of names known better by German audiences such as Andrew Patterson, HATE, Adam Polak, Tommy End, and Emil Sitoci.
The day’s events start with Westside Xtreme Wrestling’s afternoon show entitled “The Vision” with a 2:00 pm belltime (doors open 1:15 pm). Tickets are: Front Row $25/Second Row $18/General Admission $10
Drake Younger vs. Thumbtack Jack
Steve Douglas vs. Bad Bones
For American fans, these two are unfamiliar names. But these two but not only in wXw but in whole Europe these two are competing in Main Events and holding Championships. It was Douglas who bought ?The German Psycho? Bad Bones into wXw in 2005 but their alliance broke just half a year later. In the last four years these two wrestled all over Europe and had some brutal matches. After a 10 month run for a titleshot Bad Bones achieved his big dream in January 2009 to win the wXw World Heavyweight Title. And he beat no beat noone else then Steve Douglas. But this in 2010 and Douglas is the Champion again.
Switchblade Conspiracy (Sami Callihan/Jon Moxley) vs. American Wolves (Davey Richards/Eddie Edwards)
Here’s the tag team match not seen normally in the States with former CZW Tag Team Champions taking on the former Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions If the Switchblade Conspiracy are still wXw World Tag Team Champions after the annual 16 Carat Gold Tournament, the WXW Tag Team Titles will be on the line.
Chris Hero vs. B-Boy
Chris Hero debuted for WXW in 2002. He won the World Heavyweight Title as well as the 16 Carat Gold Tournament in 2007. Hero is proud to be a part of this special show and will face an old nemesis in B-Boy who just recently lost the CZW World Championship to Jon Moxley.
Alao appearing are WXW World Lightweight Champion Zack Sabre Jr., Alex Shelley, Eddie Kingston, Tommy End, and Big van Walter, plus TJP (TJ Perkins) who will debut for WXWX on this show; plus live play-by-play commentary by Bryce Remsburg.
The last European wrestler on this show’s lineup is the big 6’4 Austrian powerhouse Big van Walter. Walter was trained by Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Riki Choshu in the Zero One Dojo and is one of the hardest hitting wrestlers everywhere. In 2008, he teamed with Bad Bones against Kenta Kobashi and Go Shiozaki, but lost to Kobashi. Walter is now part of the heel Catch Hoolz Faction with the British Kartel and hasn’t lost a match in 11 months.
For information, go to this website.
Then, that night, Combat Zone Wrestling returns with “Walking On Pins and Needles” with a 7:00 pm belltime (beginning with a CZW Wired TV taping) at the ECW Arena
Jon Moxley defends against Nick “F’N’ Gage
Thumbtack Jack vs. JC Bailey
B-Boy vs. Sami Callihan
The Best Around (TJ Cannon and Bruce Maxwell) vs. Irish Driveby (Ryan McBride and Rich Swann)
“The Blk Jeez” Sabian vs. Adam Cole
Also appearing: Necrobutcher.
Tickets are Front Row $30/Second Row $25/General Admission $20; and are available at this link.
For those attending both shows, there’s a special online price of $25 for 1 GA ticket to both CZW and WXW available online only at this link.
Until next time….
(Thanks to WXW for wrestler information)
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