This past Saturday, wXw Germany had its 19th Anniversary event. While the event featured the likes of Meiko Satamuro facing Amale for the wXw Women’s Championship, a fatal four-way for the wXw Shotgun Championship between Avalanche, Skillet, Absolute Andy and Veit Muller and a wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship triple threat match between David Starr, Timothy Thatcher, and Bobby Gunns, a special ceremony took place for Robbie Brookside.
A Current WWE Performance Center trainer, he was inducted into the promotion’s Hall of Fame. A former wXw World Wrestling Champion himself, Brookside captured the title at 4th Anniversary. The win came nearly fifteen years earlier to the date. The induction comes as a recognition for his longstanding history with the company.
In a career that spanned nearly thirty years, Robbie Brookside’s career ended in 2013 when he transitioned from wrestler to that of talent scout and later coach with the WWE. Brookside’s career was primarily spent in Europe competing for promotions such as Frontier Wrestling Alliance and Westside Xtreme Wrestling. He is a former FWA British Heavyweight Champion, FWA European Union Champion and a former wXw World Heavyweight Champion. Among his most notable wins came during New Japan Pro Wrestling’s inaugural Super J tournament in 1997 against a young talent by the name of Chris Jericho.
As early as a couple of years ago, Robbie Brookside was reportedly teaching an entry-level class at the WWE’s Performance Center. He has been linked with the success of both present and former WWE talent. Former Intercontinental Champion, Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) and former WWE Champion, Sheamus are among the men credited with aiding their early development. Brookside’s relationship time in the ring can be traced back to his time alongside current NXT General Manager William Regal.