Simon Grimm (formerly Simon Gotch in the WWE) has picked up his first Title post his WWE career this weekend in the UK. Grimm spent the weekend wrestling for British promotion XWA in which he defeated Doug Williams and Daisuke Sekimoto to capture the XWA Frontier Sports Championship and pick up his first ever singles Title.
Grimm kicked off his British tour picking up a win on Saturday night against fellow American Matt Riddle at XWA 47 at the Resistance Gallery in London. Fleisch sustained a concussion at XWA 47 in his match with Jonny Storm and relinquished the Title as a result.
The Frontier Sports Title was then announced to be competed for between Grimm and Japanese star Daisuke Sekimoto on Sunday at Charter Hall in Colchester. Former Frontier Sports Champion Doug Williams came to the ring before the match started to make it a three way. Grimm scored the win, pinning Sekimoto.
Grimm has previously only held Titles under a Tag Team both at WLW (160 days) and more famously in WWE NXT for 61 days as part of The Vaudevillains alongside current WWE employee Aiden English.
XWA has confirmed exclusively to Steelchair Magazine that Grimm will defend the belt against Doug Williams in Colchester on 8th October. Ticket information for the event will be posted shortly.