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.
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.
|#||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.
|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.|
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