DEADLOCK Podcast: Revisiting 2001 XWF Episode #1 In Your Face, New Alternative To WWE Before NWA TNA Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, Sable, Roddy Piper and The Nasty Boys, Vampiro VS Curt Hennig in Main Event, Top 5 DEADLOCK Draft

XWF! What does the X stand for? Xtreme? Xcitement? Nobody really knows! XWF IN YOUR FACE! The XWF promotion was founded in 2001 by former WWE Superstars Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs, and Jimmy Hart. The XWF was supposed to feature a mix of established veterans and up-and-coming stars. Some of the top wrestlers in the XWF included Buff Bagwell, Vampiro, The Nasty Boys, and maybe Hulk Hogan. We aren’t sure if he actually signed a contract for the company or not. The XWF helped to pave the way for other wrestling promotions in the years that followed including WWA and NWA TNA Wrestling! Plus, the boys introduce a new segment with a Top 5 Draft!

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