30 in 30: GWF’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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Guten tag wrestling fans! Before  getting caught up in today’s 30 in 30 feel free to enter here to win a free  Blu-ray of ECW Unreleased Volume 2. Also, to learn more about the 30 in 30 series go here.

The full German Wrestling Federation (GWF) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about GWFs Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 54

Frequency new videos are added: Around three to five videos are added a month when the channel is at it’s most active. However, no new videos have been uploaded since June.

Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been uploaded yet, but the channel does feature some lengthy matches.

Total views of the most popular video: 9.842

In case you’ve suffered severe head trauma and need to be told this, the GWF is a German pro wrestling company based in get this, Germany (shocker). The company has a pretty good and active website, which is in German, but can be easily read in English with an online translator. As for the company’s YouTube channel it could stand to be updated more, but other than that is beyond decent. Matches are filmed using a multiple camera setup (which looks to be limited exclusively to a two camera setup). The lighting is bright enough and the footage for the most part is crystal clear. The crowds for the shows tend to be small, but lively. Some wrestlers to look out for on this channel are Pascal Spalter, Flying Dragon Jr. and the female performer, Blue Nikita.

A recommended clip:

Pascal Spalter vs. Pete Bouncer

As this clip begins, Pete Bouncer is outside the ring cutting a promo in German that fans react to with a “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “What?” chant in English. I’m not fluent in German, but from what I can tell Bouncer is saying something about how awesome The Johnson Transcript is. Anyways, once Bouncer finally gets in the ring, he and Pascal Spalter have a shoving match until Bouncer puts Spalter in a headlock. Spalter quickly powers out of Bouncer’s hold and knocks Bouncer down with a shoulder block.

Not wanting to let Spalter take control of the match, Bouncer attempts to powerslam the much heavier Spalter. It isn’t that far fetched as plans for offense go. After all, I’ve heard of much weirder news coming out of Germany. The two begin chopping each other until Bouncer tries for another slam then tries again, and kind of, sort of, not really hits it. As Spalter begins to punish Bouncer he hits him with a snapmare and some shots before attempting to pin him with one foot, Chris Jericho style. Bouncer kicks out so Spalter slams Bouncer then leg drops him and appliers a sleeper hold. Since sleeper holds rarely end matches Splater changes up his attack strategy and suplexes Bouncer then sits him up and plants his bum on Bouncer’s neck. It is an odd submission for sure, but it would probably make me tap. Bouncer on the other hand doesn’t give in so Spalter runs off the ropes and clotheslines Bouncer.

For Bouncer’s last burst of energy he actually succeeds in slamming Spalter, but then Spalter makes short work of him after a cross body and running powerslam.



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