Wolfgang

Credit to Warrior Fight Photography for the photograph

Name: Wolfgang

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 18 stone (252lbs)

Age*: 29

From: Glasgow

Started training: 2002

Trained by:
Drew Galloway
Kid Fite
Red Lightning
BCW Academy

Companies worked for:
Absolute Wrestling
All Star Wrestling
British Championship Wrestling
Combat Sports Federation
Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum
Insane Championship Wrestling
Irish Whip Wrestling
Italian Championship Wrestling
Main Event Wrestling
One Pro Wrestling
Premier British Wrestling
Preston City Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Elite
Rock N Wrestle
Scottish School of Wrestling
Scottish Wrestling Alliance
Scottish Wrestling Alliance: Source
Showcase Pro Wrestling
Target Wrestling
Three Count Wrestling
Tidal Championship Wrestling
TNT Extreme Wrestling
Triple Team Promotions
Union of European Wrestling Alliances
Westside Xtreme Wrestling
Wild Promotions
World Wide Wrestling League
Wrestle Zone Wrestling
WrestleZone
WWE

Titles/Accomplishments won:
BCW Heavyweight Championship
BCW Openweight Championship
BCW Tag Team Championship
ICW Heavyweight Championship
ICW Zero-G Championship
PBW Heavyweight Championship
PBW Tag Team Championship
SPW British Heavyweight Championship
SWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship
SWA Laird Of The Ring Championship
SWA Tag Team Championship
W3L Heavyweight Championship
W3L Tag Team Championship
WZW Interpromotional Championship

2006 – PBW Heavyweight Title Tournament winner

2007 – SWA Laird Of The Ring Tournament winner

2010 – W3L Seven Deadly Sins Tournament winner

2011 – ICW Bammy Award “Match of the Year” (Gold Label vs Team ICW)

2011 – ICW Bammy Award “Feud of the Year” (Gold Label vs Team ICW)

2012 – ICW Bammy Award “Match of the Year” (against Fergal Devitt available on ICW’s YouTube channel here)

2012 – ICW Bammy Award Wrestler of the year

2014 – ICW Bammy Award “Match of the Year” (vs BT Gunn at the Barrowlands)

2014 – ICW Bammy Award “Feud of the Year” (vs BT Gunn)

2015 – ICW Bammy Award “Match of the Year” (NAK vs Legion from Fear & Loathing VIII)

Signature moves:
Swanton bomb
Last Call powerbomb
Moonsault

Bio:
I know that sometimes I am prone to hyperbole but trust me when I say that is when I say Wolfgang is the most dominant Heavyweight wrestler currently in Scotland. That’s not an exaggeration or an attempt at brown nosing, that is a fact. Personally I would argue that he is among the top three or four dominant wrestlers in British wrestling (and even then when I compare him to anyone there is no one definitively better). I’m not even going to argue a case for this instead I am going to direct you to his list of accolades and ask you, who’s better? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

On top of being one of the most dominant forces is in the UK Wolfgang also happens to be an incredibly nice guy when he is not wrestling (my wife and our smashed merch stand would testify that when he is wrestling he is more than capable of being a ****). In fact I was taken aback by how friendly and softly spoken Wolfgang is for a man who looks like an angry Scottish Lion-o. We talked at length and he signed a few things for me and the ease of which we chatted was remarkable considering I was legitimately terrifying of the man for the first five minutes. You see despite being a similar height to Wolfgang and a couple of stone heavier there is something about the guy that has always struck me as menacing, maybe it is that he always wears black or maybe it is because he carries himself in a way that makes him appear three or four inches shorter than the legit six foot that he is. Either way Scottish Lion-o is an intimidating man.

During our chat Wolfgang told me that favourite wrestler growing up Hulk Hogan and that he credits Hogan as the reason he got into professional wrestling. He also told me that he made the decision at the age of around 13 that he was going to be a professional wrestler. Unfortunately it wasn’t until around the age 14 he saw an advert in a paper for a local professional wrestling school, which just so happened to have current WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts involved. He has seen and attended amateur wrestling schools in the hopes that it may prepare him for what he wanted to do but at the time there was a shortage of reputable wrestling schools or academies in Glasgow. Shortly after seeing the advert Wolfgang called the number, spoke to Mr Roberts (when you are in the Hall of Fame I call you Mr) and was told the details of the school and who was the head trainer. The school was the British Championship Wrestling Academy which is now a very well run school but at the time the head trainer was Drew Galloway (who had a stint in WWE as Drew McIntyre) and although he was a fantastic wrestler and very good trainer he was only a few years into his wrestling career and was focusing as much on performing as he was being a trainer. Because of Galloway’s relative inexperience he also credits fellow trainees (and current ICW stars) Red Lightning and Kid Fite as important people as his training as the three of them helped teach each other and their camaraderie made each of them strive to be as good as they could be.

Due in part to the difficulties he had in finding a school to train at, Wolfgang is the head trainer at the Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum Academy which works closely with ICW to help prepare wannabe wrestlers for what the job entails. He explained that they have an eight week course where a group of brand new trainees spend three hours getting taught basic holds and skills and then at the end of the eight weeks a number of selected trainees are invited to attend a more advanced class from which they are then prepared to wrestle in front of a crowd. Wolfgang was keen to stress that “it’s not up to me or anyone else to tell someone they don’t have a future in wrestling” and if someone doesn’t make the cut on the first try they are welcome to join the next batch and as long as someone shows commitment and some form of improvement they are always encouraged to keep attending and honing their skills. When I asked Wolfgang if there were any successful GPWA graduates that I may be aware of he listed Molly Spartan, Irving Garrett, Flex Hunter and Ravie Davie (all of which I had heard of but not known they were trained by Wolfgang and the other GPWA trainers).

Wolfgang and I also discussed his in-ring style and he modestly acknowledged that his swanton bomb is “amongst the best in the UK” and that he likes to show off his Moonsault (which is also picture perfect). For those who have not watched a Wolfgang match (shame on you) there is a link above for his match with Fergal Devitt (aka WWE’s Finn Balor) where he demonstrates how well rounded his moveset is. I have seen, in person, Wolfgang brawl and exchange power moves with the likes of Johnny Moss and Rampage Brown, go hold for hold (and chop for chop) with BT Gunn and I have also seen him fly more gracefully than any 18 stone man should be able to fly. There may be something in wrestling that Wolfgang cannot do but whatever it is I can’t think of it.

On behalf of myself and the entire Calling Spots team I would like to wish Wolfgang the best of luck in everything he does inside and outside of wrestling. I’d also like to personally thank him for taking the time to sit and chat with me even after I approached him like a nervous child. Cheers Wolfie!

Social Media:
Facebook – Wolfgang (ProWrestlerWolfgang)
Instagram – wolfgangwrestler
Twitter – WolfgangYoung

Dream opponent:
Despite Hulk Hogan being the reason Wolfgang got into wrestling he is not alone at the top of the list of his dream opponents. He shares the number one spot with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels and BT Gunn. In terms of preferred era of the WWE Hall of Famers Wolfgang’s favourite Hogan is 80’s yellow and red Hulk Hogan and his favourite HBK is Michaels from around WrestleMania XIV when he was “The dog’s baws” as Wolfgang described him.

Random fact(s):
Wolfgang took his name from the middle name of Eddie Munster from the 60’s TV sitcom The Munsters.

Hulk Hogan is such an icon to Wolfgang that he has his tattooed on his right forearm.

Wolfgang was thw first person go wrestle 100 matches for ICW

Wolfgang has a fantastic taste in mobile phones and has the same model Sony Xperia as me.

*as of November 2016

Written by Neil Rogers

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