Sad news for fans of German Wrestling was announced this morning when Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) announced that hall of famer Karsten Beck has passed away after a battle with brain cancer. The news comes just one day after the news broke that Ryan Smile had passed away making this a horrible 24 hours for many fans of European independent wrestling.
Karsten Pitann aka Karsten Beck has passed away this morning after battling brain cancer for years. We say farewell to a Hall of Famer wrestler, a Unified World Wrestling champion, a World Triangle League winner, our director of sports, our colleague, our companion, our friend. pic.twitter.com/c0F2FjN2de
— wXw Germany (@wXwGermany) October 15, 2020
Beck’s career lasted roughly ten years and in that time he accomplished a lot. He won a number of championships for Wrestlingcorner and Swiss Championship Wrestling among others but it was in wXw that he had the best run of his career. In 2014 he won the World Triangle League besting some of the best performers from all over the world. This provided him the stepping stone to win the richest prize in wXw as he captured the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship in January 2015, he had two reigns with the championship totaling 419 days before he wrestled his final match in July 2016.
While Karsten Beck never wrestled again he remained a presence in wXw be it backstage or occasionally onscreen. He will be missed by everyone in the wXw family and we send our best wishes to his friends, family, and colleagues.
My heart is broken. You were always so welcoming to me when I came over. I will miss you brother, RIP. pic.twitter.com/62LK8Inb4z
— The Foundation (@TheJonGresham) October 15, 2020
We always asked him for feedbacks and ideas since he got a different vision about wrestling. We really appreciated every time when he shared his knowledge with us.
Danke für alles Karsten Beck 🖤 https://t.co/2RtetBq3FG pic.twitter.com/z1PutOEAWc
— Áron Icarus Arrow (@IcarusAaron) October 15, 2020
RIP Karsten Beck. pic.twitter.com/bw9nIKmEF1
— Head Drop (@RobBrazierPhoto) October 15, 2020
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