He is a former ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion, a former ECWA Tag Team Champion, a former competitor in the ECWA Super 8, he ranked #67 in this year’s PWI 500, and he is coming back to where it all started, the ECWA in Newark, Delaware! You know him as Rob Eckos, but the world has come to know him as ROBBIE E!!! TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstar ROBBIE E comes back to the ECWA Oct 15th for one night only! DON’T MISS IT!!! Rob will also be holding a seminar 3:30-5:30 PM for students and wrestlers, offering a unique perspective from someone who has been with a national company on national cable television and on PPV. More info and prices coming soon. Call 609.220.5598 or email Visit “ECWA…become a fan all over again!”


In case you have not noticed, the Midnight Sensation (Sam Shields and Chris Rockwell) are not your everyday normal guys. They claim to be from space, the Triton moon specifically. Everything they do is unorthodox. Despite this, you cannot deny their talent and ability. On Sept 24th at the 44th Anniversary of the ECWA in Newark, DE, they get another shot at the tag titles and champions Fusion DS (Matt Saigon and Damian Dragon), this time in a ladder match!!! All four have experience in ladder matches. Both teams want the Unified ECWA/TWA Tag Team Titles. Is the third time a charm for the Sensations? Do not miss this Ladder War!!!

For info and tickets, call 609.220.5598 or email


“Pitbull” Tim Richards issued a challenge to meet Bazooka Joe for Sept 24th and has asked ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia to make the match. Richards and Revolution attacked Tagtaglia one year ago at the beginning of the NEW ERA, with Richards spearing Tartaglia. While Tartaglia’s attitude has changed drastically in the last year, surely Richards is not on his Christmas card list considering the attack last September. Will Tartaglia grant his request? Stay tuned!

ECWA Owner Mike Tartaglia finally answered Tim Richards’ challenge in an exchange over FACEBOOK. Here it is…

Tim Richards:
Tick Tock Tick Tock…. Still waiting boss… I’m not getting any younger, and you’re not getting any balder….
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Michael Tartaglia:
Listen Richards, I didnt even know who you were! Zanolle had to remind me that you wrestle for ECWA! I dont like you or Bazooka Joe especially since you are both from Delaware but I am going to make this match. But since I am giving you something, I want something in return. So I ll tell you what, wash that scraggly, dirty, filthy, bug infested hair of yours because if you lose, we are going to cut it and make a wig with it! Bazooka Joe vs. Timothy Richards – September 24th, ECWA 44th Anniversary Show.
Wednesday at 1:07pm · LikeUnlike

Tim Richards:
Fine. Settled. Done. Blog it up let it be known, I dont care what the stipulation is, as long as I make Bazooka Joe and the rest of the ECWA roster and fans sit up and take notice that I’m not playing any more, and will be my time in the spotlight and I am not letting it go.
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Michael Tartaglia:
Bazooka Joe hardly has any hair! If Bazooka Joe wins, he gets DJ Hyde in a match next show! If Richards wins, I will give him a Mid Atlantic Title match in the near future!
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So it is set…
Bazooka Joe vs. “Pitbull” Timothy Richards
*If Richards wins, he gets a Mid-Atlantic Title shot; if he loses, he gets his hair cut and Bazooka Joe gets a match ECWA Commissioner DJ Hyde!!!

With DJ Hyde out of the country on Sept 24th, Richards has made a bold challeneg to face Bazooka Joe. Richards figures if he can defeat Joe, a former ECWA Heavyweight Champion, it would greatly rise his stock in the ECWA. Will owner Mike Tartaglia grant the match?

Richards prepares to slam Damian Dragon hard to the mat!

Bazooka Joe is NOT HAPPY that DJ Hyde pulled a fast one on him, backing out of their match when Hyde knew full well he had a UK tour scheduled. It may not have been the wisest thing to do, challenging Joe in his current state of mind. If the match is made, don't be surprised to see Joe take his frustrations out on Richards!



2011 ECWA Super 8 Champion, ROH Contract, and now ranked #99 in this year’s PWI 500!

This has been quite the year so far for Tommaso Ciampa.

Don’t forget, Tommaso returns to the ECWA on Sept 24th for the 44th Anniversary of the ECWA at the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware, but this time he is coming for the oldest championship in U.S. independent pro wrestling, the ECWA Heavyweight Title, currently held by “Greek God” Papadon! If Tommaso wins, he is the NEW ECWA Champion; if Papadon wins, he gets an automatic spot in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Tournament! If Papadon wants that spot, he is going to have to beat Tommaso, as he will not that earn the spot if he gets himself disqualified or counted out!

Wii 2011 be the YEAR of PROJECT CIAMPA?

Don’t miss out and be there for the SUPER 8 CHAMP vs ECWA CHAMP!

For tix or info call 609.220.5598 or email


ECWA will be a vendor at K&S Wrestlefest- “A Hot Summer’s Night” on Sat, Aug 27th 9:30 AM -10:30 AM. The convention will be held at:

Ramada Philadelphia Airport
76 Industrial Hwy – Rt. 291
Essington, PA 19029

This edition of Wrestlefest features some of the best women’s wrestlers and personalities in pro wrestling.

And it is only fitting that special vendor guest of ECWA will be none other than 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, the “Original Diva” SUNNY aka Tammy Sytch! Tammy recently was the special guest hostess of the 2011 ECWA Super 8 and also served as a special guest referee for a match between Kacee Carisle and Brittany Force in TWA this past Spring.

Also, ECWA will have newcomer VEDA SCOTT as a guest! Veda makes her ECWA debut on Sat, Sept 24th at the 44th Anniversary Show of ECWA in Newark, Delaware. Look for big things from Veda in the future.

JUST ADDED… Also appearing will be ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde!

For more information:!/event.php?eid=251066714921746

Call Ken at 516 473-4944 with any questions or

Below is a list of talent scheduled to appear (subject to change)

Vendor Guests

Fit Finlay

ISIS the Amazon

WWE Hall of Famer “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart

Amber O’Neal

Angel Orsini

April Hunter

Jessica Hvoc

Sassy Stephanie

Blue Meanie

Christy Hemme

Traci Brooks

ECWA Vendor Guest

2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, the “Original Diva” SUNNY aka Tammy Sytch

Veda Scott

Convention Guests

Former WWF Womens Champion and Hall of Famer Wendi Richter

Former WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin

Former TNA Knockout Sojo Bolt

Former WWE Diva Terri Runnels aka Marlena

Former WWE Diva Cherry aka Kara Slice

Former WWE/WCW Diva Debra


Former WWF Ring Announcer Mike McGuirk

Former WWF Women’s Wrestler Heidi Lee Morgan

Former WWF/WCW/AWA women’s wrestler Madusa aka Alundra Blayze

Former WWE Diva ARIEL!!!(Shelly Martinez) aka Salinas

Former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson

Former WWF Women’s Champion Stacy Carter aka the Kat

Former WWE Diva Candice Michelle

ECWA & TWA in 2011 PWI 500

Congratulations to all of the ECWA & TWA roster members and stars who appeared in this year’s Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) magazine’s PWI 500 (Oct 2011, Miz cover).

Many thanks to PWI magazine!

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76- Austin Aries
99- Tommaso Ciampa
115- Adam Cole
187- Sami Callihan
252. TJ Cannon
259. Bruce Maxwell
290. Josh Daniels
298. Rich Swann
316. Aden Chambers
334. Christopher Rockwell
340. Cole Calloway
342. Blue Meanie
351. Kirby Mack
356. DJ Hyde
358. TJ Mack
377. Sam Shields
383. Ryan McBride
389. MEGA
394. Chase Del Monte
395. Shiima Xion
397. Papadon
402. Bazooka Joe
403. Bobby Shields
405. Breaker Morant
409. Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian
410. Kid America.
413. Bryan Logan
418. Matt Logan
421. Damian Dragon
427. Matt Saigon
433. Chris Wylde
441. Joe Gacy
445. Scott Wright
446. Mozart Fontaine
453. CUJO the Hellhound
475. SHOCKWAVE the Robot
482. AHTU
492. Corey Blaze


Who would have thought that the unlikely, makeshift team of Damian Dragon and Matt Saigon would have defeated one of the best teams in the Northeast, “The Best Around,” Bruce Maxwell & TJ Canon, on January 30, 2011 in Voorhees, NJ for the TWA TAG TEAM TITLE?

Dragon & Saigon, now known as FUSION D.S., took the Cinderella story a step further when the defeated “Midnight Sensations” Chris Rockwell & Sam Shields for the vacant ECWA TAG TEAM TITLES on May 7, 2011 in Newark, DE to become new and first-time ever ECWA/TWA UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!

Winning and unifying both championships was an incredible feat in itself for the new combination, but today FUSION DS has finally arrived as a team and silenced the critics. Today, FUSION D.S. was ranked the #10 team in the WORLD by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine!!!!!!!!!!

ECWA and TWA are extremely proud of Dragon and Saigon and grateful for what they bring to the programs and the promotions. They both are talented inside the ring and model roster members outside the ring. They both have paid their dues and have earned and deserve each and every accolade bestowed upon them.

Celebrate FUSION D.S. and their story, DREAMS COME TRUE!!!

And, many thanks to PWI Magazine!!!

*Make sure you check out FUSION D.S. on Sept 24, 2011 in Newark, DE at the 44th Anniversary Show of ECWA at the Boys and Girls Club as they defend the Unified Tag Team Titles against the Midnight Sensations in a Ladder Match. For tickets and info call 609.220.5598 or email

Dragon and Saigon win the TWA Tag Team Titles from the Best Around in Voorhees, NJ Jan 30, 2011

Matt Saigon vs. Julian Starr


Aden Chambers was injured at the MCW show on July 31st. He has a leg/hip injury and he will be out for a while. We at the ECWA want to wish Aden a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his return when he is well. We were really looking forward to his participation in the 4-way encounter for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title on Sept 24, 2011 at the 44th Anniversary show w/ Chris Wylde (c), Kekoa and Bobby Shields (more on this match to come). Aden had also recently talked about wanting another shot at Ace Darling and Shawn Patrick too! It will be a while before we see the return of ECWA’s Grandslam Champion, but when he does return, it will have been worth the wait!