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Wrestling Society X

Wrestling Society X (WSX) was a short lived professional wrestling-based television series produced in 2006 by Big Vision Entertainment. The weekly television series formerly aired on MTV, MTV2, MTV Tr3s and MTV UK. WSXtra, an additional program featuring WSX matches and interviews not broadcast on television, was available on the promotion's MTV website and Video on Demand.

WSX was presented as a secret society of wrestling that utilized a venue referred to as the WSX Bunker, complete with an artificially worn-out looking ring for its matchups. In matches held within this venue, falls count anywhere was the stipulation. Along with wrestling, WSX featured musical guests playing at the start of each television broadcast, with some band members joining the broadcast team (consisting of Kris Kloss and Bret Ernst) after the performance.

History

The WSX pilot was taped on February 10, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, and all wrestlers present were forced to sign an agreement stating that they would participate in a full season if the show was picked up by MTV. Delirious was not used at the taping due to his refusal to sign the agreement, as it would have prevented him from working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. On July 8, 2006, MTV commissioned the promotion to produce a full season of episodes for their network, and WSX taped its first season of shows between November 11th and November 16, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. The tapings were booked by head writer Kevin Kleinrock, Cody Michaels and Vampiro.

The series premiered January 30, 2007 on MTV. It originally aired Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET, in order to "compete" with the second half of Extreme Championship Wrestling. The WSX Championship was the only title featured and defended on the program, but announcer Kris Kloss hinted (towards the end of the series) at the arrival of WSX Tag Team Championships in the future during tag team matches. The fourth episode of the series was pulled by MTV after a spot featuring Rick Banderas throwing a fireball at Vampiro was deemed unairable by the network, but would air in edited form on February 27, 2007. Houston Curtis of Big Vision Entertainment announced on March 2, 2007 that Wrestling Society X had been pulled from MTV. A marathon of new episodes 5-9 aired on March 13, 2007, as MTV later announced that the marathon served as the season finale of WSX. Episode 10 (the actual season finale) has yet to air, and was quietly removed from its scheduled slot on March 20 on MTV. The unaired finale featured a double main event with The Cartel defeating Los Pochos Guapos in a Piranha Tank Deathmatch & Team Dragon Gate defeating The Filth and The Fury in an Exploding Cage Timebomb match.

Wrestling Society X: The Complete First (and Last) Season DVD was released on November 13, 2007. The set features all 10 episodes, all 10 WSXtra episodes, Deleted Scenes and Special Features. Big Vision Entertainment has no intentions of bringing back the show for any future seasons (as indicated by the title of the DVD), and several of the stars from the series now work for World Wrestling Entertainment, Combat Zone Wrestling, TNA Wrestling, Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Also on the DVD were scenes already recorded for the second season.

Episodes

Season 1
# Air Date Network Timeslot Rating Main Event Musical Guest WSXtra
01 01/30/2007 MTV 10:30 pm ET 1.00 WSX Rumble Black Label Society Episode 01
02 02/06/2007 MTV 10:30 pm ET 0.70 WSX Championship: 6-Pac vs. Vampiro Three 6 Mafia Episode 02
03 02/13/2007 MTV 10:30 pm ET 0.50 Tables, Ladders and Cervezas Sparta Episode 03
04 02/27/2007 MTV 10:30 pm ET 0.60 El Hombre Blanco Enmascarado vs. Human Tornado Clipse Episode 04
05 03/13/2007 MTV 11:00 pm ET 0.60 Arik Cannon vs. Delikado Jibbs Episode 05
06 03/13/2007 MTV 11:30 pm ET 0.40 D.I.F.H. vs. That 70's Team Good Charlotte Episode 06
07 03/14/2007 MTV 12:00 am ET 0.40 Los Pochos Guapos vs. The Filth and The Fury Quietdrive Episode 07
08 03/14/2007 MTV 12:30 am ET 0.40 WSX Championship: Rick Banderas vs. Vampiro Pitbull Episode 08
09 03/14/2007 MTV 01:00 am ET 0.30 Human Tornado vs. Jack Evans Styles P Episode 09
10 Wrestling Society X DVD MTV Unaired None Exploding Cage Match New Found Glory Episode 10

MTV aired unadvertised previews of the first two episodes the Friday before they premiered at 11:00 pm ET. Prior to WSX debuting, this timeslot normally averaged a 0.10 rating. The first preview episode on January 26th drew a 0.43 rating, while the second preview episode on February 2nd drew 0.50. MTV discontinued preview airings beginning with the third episode in hopes of maximizing ratings for the Tuesday broadcasts.

Episodes of both Wrestling Society X and WSXtra are available through video on demand, and was announced to start airing on MTV Latin America in the upcoming months. The episodes now air on Musique Plus as "Lutte et Musique Extrême" with two veejays commentating in French.

WSX Championship

The WSX Championship was the only professional wrestling title in the short lived Wrestling Society X promotion. A ten-man WSX Rumble was held on January 30th, 2007 to decide the participants in the first WSX Championship match, with 6-Pac and Vampiro winning. On February 6th, 2007, Vampiro defeated 6-Pac with a Tombstone Piledriver inside an exploding coffin to become the first WSX Champion. Rick Banderas defeated Vampiro on March 14th, 2007 with a Chokeslam into an exploding coffin wrapped in barbed-wire to win the WSX Championship. Rick Banderas was stripped of the WSX Championship on the June 17th, 2007.

Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date taped: Date aired: Location: Notes:
Vampiro 1 November 11, 2006 February 6, 2007 Los Angeles, California Defeated 6-Pac.
Ricky Banderas 1 November 15, 2006 March 14, 2007 Los Angeles, California Defeated Vampiro. Stripped of title upon the closure of Wrestling Society X.

Roster

Wrestlers

Managers

Stables and Tag Teams

  • Alkatrazz & Luke Hawx
  • Arik Cannon & Vic Grimes, with Nic Grimes
  • The Cartel (Delikado, Lil’ Cholo & Mongol) with El Jefe
  • Doin' It For Her [D.I.F.H.] (Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black)
  • The Filth and The Fury (Teddy Hart & Matt Cross)
  • Keepin’ It Gangsta (Ruckus & Babi Slymm)
  • Los Pochos Guapos (Jesús & Kaos)
  • Team Dragon Gate (Horiguchi & Yoshino) with Sakoda
  • That 70’s Team (Joey Ryan & The Disco Machine)
  • The Trailer Park Boyz (Nate Webb & Josh Raymond) with Johnny Webb

Commentators

Referees

  • Danny Ramirez
  • John Moore
  • Patrick Hernandez
  • Ricky Knox

References

External links

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