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wXw Undergoing Restructuring, CMJ Taking Leave of Absence , More

Post by cero2k » Oct 1st, '18, 11:08

Source: wxw-wrestling.com

Restructuring at Westside Xtreme Wrestling
Essen, 10/01/18

wXw Europe GmbH and wXw Wrestling Academy UG's managing director Christian Michael Jakobi is stepping away from his day-to-day duties for both companies effective today. Suffering from a burnout, Christian will be on hiatus per his doctor's orders for an indefinite period of time.

We, his colleagues and business associates, appreciate his contributions even in this challenging time and his tireless efforts for more than a decade for all of which he has to pay a high price now. We wish Christian a speedy and complete recovery.

For us as a company this means substantial and personal challenges, and at the same time the opportunity to look under every rock, to rethink every step of procedure, and reposition our company for the future, despite limited personnel resources. Christian has initiated and helped shape these processes during the past month, so that the transition can be as smooth as possible.

Many of the agreed-upon measures are taking place behind the scenes and only have few direct effects on our fans. We hope that these changes will only be perceived in terms of better service and output by both companies.

We kindly ask for your patience and understanding during the upcoming months until the changes have been completely integrated into our workflow. The most important changes are as follows:


- Ticketing -

This is a topic that has been discussed a lot in the past and thanks to a new business associate, we can now announce a restructuring in this department. Beginning October 8, 2018, tickets are no longer sold via wXw-shop.com but by the internationally renowned provider Eventbrite. Tickets are still being sold through Eventim.

Until midnight of October 3, the tickets for wXw World Tag Team League and all 2018 events can still be purchased through wXw-shop.com. During the WTTL weekend we are removing all tickets from the shop, except for the October events in Hof, Leipzig, Erfurt, and Cologne.

Beginning October 8, 2018, the pre-sale starts for day passes and the accompanying program of wXw 16 Carat Gold 2019. Furthermore on this day the pre-sale also starts for the first confirmed dates of 2019. A list of said events is put online soon.

Our new business associate Eventbrite offers our fans several interesting features. Especially the often requested introduction of mobile ticketing and thus easier access control at events are milestones for us.

Payment via direct debit and credit card are possible. Paypal as a payment method is about to follow within the next months but not by October 8. The link to the Eventbrite shop can be found on our homepage and Facebook page by said date.


- Video -

Due to our limited resources, our video department is also undergoing several changes. Ask.cmj is unimaginable without Christian and thus pauses with him.

This upcoming Wednesday the last regular episode of wXw Shotgun is aired. Your feedback shows us that the previous wXw Shotgun Tapings as a live event were less appreciated by you than other events. The playing time on wXwNOW shows us that although it is popular, Marquee and Feature Events garner a much higher attention than wXw Shotgun.

Fans have stressed again and again how important our approach of storytelling pro wrestling, implemented by us for many years, is to them. Although wXw Shotgun is discontinued and replaced with a higher number of wXwNOW Feature Events, they are continuing the favored and established elements of wXw Shotgun but also include more action and top-class matches.

Changes for the 2018 wXw Shotgun Tapings are as follows:

October 6 – At the WTTL Fan Expo we are recording a wXw Shotgun XXL and release it on October 19.

October 27 – The event in the Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld venue in Cologne is now a wXwNOW Feature Event, wXw Road to Broken Rules.

November 11 – The event in the Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld venue in Cologne is now a wXwNOW Feature Event – wXw Road to 18thAnniversary: Cologne.

December 12 – The wXw Shotgun Taping in Cologne is cancelled. Instead there is a wXwNOW Feature Event on December 15 in the Forum venue in Bielefeld, called wXw Road to 18thAnniversary: Bielefeld. Those who purchased tickets for the event have been contacted by email already. In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


- wXwNOW -

Prior to the current development we had already begun working on the process of founding a separate company for wXwNOW. At the latest by opening the platform to the events of other promotions worldwide which is going live today, this step was very obvious to us. Concerning this, it was important to us to acquire a closed circle of longtime employees as company members in order to be able to participate in the mutually acquired archive.

The wXwNOW GmbH (a limited liability company) was founded on September 21. The company is the new owner of the moving image copyright, including the complete archive.
The wXwNOW GmbH is taking over the operation of wXwNOW promptly. The prescribers are not affected in any way, the reorganization takes place automatically. Behind the scenes we are already at the final stages of negotiations with a second batch of promotions who are joining the wXwNOW family by the end of the year, alongside the nine promotions streaming on wXwNOW from today on.


- Live Events / Tours -

In 2019 we are also restructuring our tour planning. Due to our fans' feedback we are reorganizing the concept of our biannual tours with 30 to 35 events. Our events are condensed to smaller tours with individual concepts, focussing more on current stories and storylines than before.

This change aims at the quality, not the quantity of our events. By now we have already booked the first 45 events of 2019 and are still negotiating with further local promoters. So far we are estimating a total of 65 to 80 wXw and wXw Wrestling Academy live events in 2019.


We want to thank you for your understanding during this time of change. Felix, Christian and myself are grateful for our employees' and colleagues' reaction to the current situation. Each and everyone of them makes us feel like they are doing their best to absorb a big loss.

We are also very much looking forward to seeing all the wrestlers, team member and fans at the wXw World Tag Team League in Oberhausen at the upcoming weekend. Let's celebrate our passion and leave a new mark on wrestling in Germany.

Tassilo Jung
wXw Head of Communications



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Re: wXw Undergoing Restructuring, CMJ Taking Leave of Absence , More

Post by cero2k » Oct 1st, '18, 12:23



"I am pleased that an official cooperation between @wwe and @wXwGermany exists. In my opinion, the German scene can only benefit from this partnership. To be part of this development & to be able to link people together is very nice. #Stolz"

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Re: wXw Undergoing Restructuring, CMJ Taking Leave of Absence , More

Post by cero2k » Oct 1st, '18, 12:24

ICW, PROGRESS, wXw, the takeover continues. This is also probably the only way to get WALTER

HR: Sir, Mr. WALTER declined our offer to join our developmental system. He claims he is loyal to his promotion.
Vince: Then buy the god damned promotion!

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