Wrestling-Titles.com
Introduction - Symbols
Facebook twitter

Home > Europe > Germany

ATTENTION: You may copy information from this site as long as you will give credits to this site and these people.
[ 日本語 ]
Internationaler Ringer Verband ( 1911/07 - 1933 )
Deutscher Ringer Verband ( 1912 - 1933 )
Ringer-Union ( 1932 - 1933 )
Verband Deutscher Berufsringer / Deutscher Ringkämpfer Verband ( 1933 - 1945 )
Internationaler Berufsringkämpfer Verband [International Pro-Wrestling Association] ( 1947 - 1997 )
Verband Deutscher Berufsringer ( 1951 - ??? )
Catch Schober ( 1964 - 1979 )
Catch Wrestling Association ( 1985/06 - 2000/09 )
Athletik Club Wrestling ( 1998 - )
European Wrestling Promotion ( 1998 - )
Westside Xtreme Wrestling ( 2000 - )
European Wrestling Association ( 2001 - )

Pre-1990s Promoters: Carl Jänecke (IRV: 1900s - 1932)
Heinrich Weber (IRV: 1911 - 1933)
Rudolf Zurth (1930s - 1955)
Paul Westergaard-Schmidt (1930s)
Otto Draber (1939 - 1955)
Gustl Kaiser (IBV: 1947 - 1976) & Georg Thumser (1950s - 1960s)
Edmund Schober (1964 - 1979)
Nico Selenkowitsch (1965 - 1986)
Paul Berger (VDB: 1969 - 1991)
Sven Hansen (1973 - 1995)
Otto Wanz (CWA: 1977 - 2000/09) & Peter William
Gerd Völlink (IBV: 1988 - 1997) w/ Hansi Roocks (1988 - 1993)

* See also the local promoter list.

  • IRV was the first professional wrestling association in Germany, founded on 1911/07/22 by Heinrich Weber and Carl Jänecke. It controlled and sanctioned most of the wrestling shows in the old German territory, and the most of the wrestlers were IRV members.
  • On 1933/08/21, IRV was merged with other promotions: Deutscher Ringer Verband (founded in 1912) and Ringer-Union (1932) to form Verband Deutscher Berufsringer, later renamed Deutscher Ringkämpfer Verband in 1935.

World Titles & Tournaments


European Titles & Tournaments


German Titles & Tournaments


City Tournaments


The Ronald Großpietsch Archive



External Links


* Special thanks to Ronald Großpietsch.