As well as the core talent that regularly appear at WAW events, numerous external wrestlers also participate throughout the course of the year. These wrestlers are just as much a part of the WAW Elite roster as our more familiar faces, but a special mention is given to those who make a mark on our audience despite not appearing as often.
Cruz has been wrestling in WAW for many years, always signalling his arrival with a promise to “steal the show”. This year he certainly did, taking part in a WAW Match of the Year contender when he took Ricky Knight Jr to the limit for the WAW World Heavyweight title.
Nathan fell just short of winning the championship on that occasion, but he made up for it later in the year when he defeated Marco Marinelli to win the WAW British Heavyweight Championship.
The mountain man from Malta was a strange sight when he debuted in WAW during the summer. Despite the crazed look in his eyes, and a brutal in-ring arsenal of moves, something about Valletta struck a chord with the audience.
Sheikh El Sham
Sheikh El Sham made his WAW in a prominent position earlier this year, challenging Ricky Knight Jr for the WAW World Heavyweight title. El Sham’s PCW Heavyweight Championship was also on the line, and he gave it all to come away with both belts.
His resilience won the audience over as the match progressed, leaving everyone a little disappointed when he was forced to retire from the match with an injury, ending the exciting match in a draw.