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XWA Pure Championship
Current champion(s) Jason Artemius
Date won May 18, 2008
Promotion Xtreme Wrestling Alliance
Date created October 2005
Statistics
Most reigns Jason Artemius (3 reigns)
First champion James Harrier
Longest reign Jamie Starrsplash (108 days)
Shortest reign Dal (20 days)
Oldest champion Jason Artemius (29 years, 186 days)
Youngest champion Leveticius Dalton (23 years, 20 days)
Heaviest champion Jason Artemius (288 lbs.)
Lightest champion Jamie Starrsplash (209 lbs.)

The Xtreme Wrestling Alliance (XWA) Pure Championship is a technical wrestling championship defended in Xtreme Wrestling Alliance under a specific set of "Pure Rules". It is one of two secondary titles on the show, along with the Xtreme Title and regarded as one of XWA's main attractions.

Pure rules

  • Three rope breaks, Each wrestler has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls during the match. After a wrestler exhausts his rope breaks, submission and pin attempts under the ropes are considered legal.
  • No closed-fist punches, meaning that no closed-fist punches to the face are allowed in a Pure match, only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body (save for low-blows) are permitted. .
  • Ring out 20 count, meaning that a wrestler is subject to a twenty count by the referee if the wrestler goes to the floor. There will always be a referee in the ring and one out of the ring. This is to make sure there are no cheap ref bumps and to ensure no cheating (weapons use, low blows, etc) is possible.
  • Champion loses title if DQ'ed, meaning that The Pure Championship belt will change hands in the event of a disqualification on the part of the champion. In the event of the challenger incurring a disqualification the current champion will retain his title.

History

The XWA Pure Championship was brought into the XWA as a contrasting title to the "hardcore" Xtreme Title. The first ever Pure Wrestling Champion was then-XWA wrestler James Harrier who was also the leader of then-XWA stable, Zenith. The title was defended under Pure rules, and participants were usually highly technical grapplers. After XWA went out of business in 2007, all the titles were vacated until the revival that took place later that year. However, the Xtreme and Pure titles were not re-activated.

Current Champion

The current champion is Jason Artemius who defeated Chaos in a 30 Minute Ironman Match at Gateway to Glory III to reactivate the vacant title.

Championship History

This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have been XWA Xtreme Champion, sorted by ring name. There have been a total of 7 recognized champions who have had a combined 10 official reigns.

Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
James Harrier 1 January 2006 XWA Arena Defeated Shane McCool in the first ever Pure Rules Match to become the first XWA Pure Wrestling Champion.
Dal 1 April 2006 XWA Arena Defeated James Harrier on Collision to score the upset victory.
Jamie Starrsplash 1 May 2006 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia Defeated Dal at Gateway To Glory I to claim the title.
Jason Artemius 1 June 2006 XWA Arena Defeated Starrsplash at the King of the Deathmatch PPV, sending him on a 2-month leave of absense from the XWA.
Shane McCool 1 August 2006 XWA Arena Defeated Jason Artemius at XWA Blood Red Summer.
Jamie Starrsplash 2 October 2006 XWA Arena Defeated McCool at XWA Pick Your Poison in a Knockout Match.
Leveticius Dalton 1 February 2007 XWA Arena Defeated Jamie Starrsplash in a huge upset on Collision.
Vacated April 2007 Unknown Vacated due to Leveticius Dalton leaving the XWA.
Jason Artemius 2 April 2007 XWA Arena Defeated JT Walters for the title at Self Sacrifice.
Dominic Grenith 1 May 2007 XWA Arena Defeated Artemius on Collision after interference by Mike Aryce.
Vacated June 2007 Unknown Vacated due to XWA going out of business.
Jason Artemius 3 May 18, 2008 Madison Square Garden In a 30 Minute Ironman Match, Artemius defeated Chaos in the finals of the Pure Title tournament at Gatway to Glory III to re-activate the Pure Title.

See Also

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