Not only are Alex Reynolds and #1 Johnny Silver tag team partners as the Slophunters they are also BFFs- BEST FRIENDS FOR EVER!!! So, when Silver was injured in the weeks leading up to his heavyweight title match with “Greek God” Papadon, he expressed his disappointment to his friend Alex Reynolds. Matters were made worse when Papadon started calling Silver “chicken” on ECWA social media FACEBOOK page. Reynolds and Papadon are no strangers as they have been both partners and opponents in New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC). But for Reynolds, this is personal as he is defending his friend’s honor and good name. So when ECWA matchmaker Joe Zanolle spoke to Silver and Reynolds, he jumped at the chance to put Reynolds in the spot as a substitute for Silver.
Here is video of Reynolds breaking the news to Papadon in person.
Bandido Jr., who was scheduled to meet Reynolds, will now face “Blowout Boy” Danny E with Magnum & Gus Grand!
After an absence of several years, the Nigerian Nightmares (Maifu & Saifu) return to the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) on January 7, 2012 at ECWA NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS in Newark, DE to face the winners of the 2011 ECWA K-CUP Tag Team Tournament & ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions, the Midnight Sensations (Christopher Rockwell & Sam Shields)!!! The Sensations were originally scheduled to defend against the Royal Studs (Danny E and Kenny Royal) when Royal suffered an injury. Since their time away from the ECWA, the Nightmares have traveled up and down the east coast gaining experience to make them even more dangerous than their previous time spent in the ECWA. Arguably the biggest team in wrestling at a total combined weight of 848 lbs, they Nightmares are seen by many as an unstoppable force and the Sensations title run could be over even before it even gets started. However, the Sensations defeated 3 top teams (All Money I$ Legal, Bandido Jr & Azrieal and the Logans Brothers) at the K-CUP on Nov 19th, and they are not going to let what they worked so hard for slip away so easily. It’s the savages from Nigeria versus the Time Traveling Karate Aliens from the Triton Moon. For tix and info call 609.220.5598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE! Dec 22, 2011
The Midnight Sensations reaction to hearing their opponents, the Nigerian Nightmares, announced for Jan 7, 2012!!!!
The ECWA wants to wish all of the ECWA family, friends, staff, wrestlers and fans a Happy and Healthy Holiday and New Year!!! 2011 was a great for the ECWA. Just take a look at some of the Match of the Year and Moment of the Year Candidates in the 2011 YEAR END AWARDS:
FUSION DS, Matt Saigon & Damian Dragon, Talk About Losing the ECWA K-CUP, Unified Tag Titles and 2012-FUSION DS are a bit unhappy that ECWA matchmaker Joe Zanolle put the Unified Tag Team Titles up for grabs during the K-CUP Tag Team Tournament on Nov 19th, 2011, which they lost in the first round to the Flatliners, Asylum & Matt Burns. Zanolle, who made the announcement during the opening ceremony the night of the K-CUP, admits that he was torn on the issue, but felt he was responding to the fans’ requests and wishes. In hindsight, Zanolle admits perhaps it was not the right decision but stands by as doing what he thought was the right thing to make the tournament as exciting as possible for the fans at that time. The belts changed hands every round as the Flatliners lost to the Logans in the semifinals and then the Logans lost the belts and the tournament to the Midnight Sensations, Sam Shields and Christopher Rockwell, in the finals … a team that FUSION defeated many times during 2011!!!!
Dec 3, 2011 from AIWF- “Fusion DS” Matt Saigon & Damian Dragon vs. “Tropic Thunder” Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian & Sebastian Cruz
PWI magazine is now available in digital format as well as the traditional print format. Visit their web page for details and a sample digital issue as well. Stu Saks, Frank Krewda, Brady Hicks and the whole PWI staff supports ECWA, so please continue to support what I feel is the “bridge” and “caretaker” of pro wrestling’s past, present and future, PWI Magazine!!!! Go to www.pwi-online.com
ECWA STAR AHTU on VH-1 REALITY SHOW THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, DEC 11th and ECWA RETURN to NEWARK, DE on JAN 7th
Make sure you watch East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Star AHTU this Sunday night, Dec 11th at 11PM EST on VH-1’s “Why Am I Still Single” episode 109! Also footage of ECWA Heavyweight Champion and the 1st entrant into the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Tournament (to be held in Newark, DE on April 7th 2012) “Greek God” Papadon is expected to air as an exhibition match between AHTU and Papadon was filmed!
Here is the episode preview from VH-1’s web page…
Siggy squares off against a professional wrestler and the world champion of criticism when she tries to get her newest clients’ dating lives back in order. Aspiring wrestler Ahtu needs to pump up his confidence the way he pumps iron. His intimidating looks and big attitude on the outside belie the teddy bear he is underneath. Thembi needs to dial back the disses. She can’t even get a second date because all she does is criticize men. Plus, she doesn’t see anything wrong with her standards. Siggy’s here to fix them. The only problem is…are these two ready to make that change?
AHTU has had quite a year since debuting for the ECWA in the Battle Royal at the 15th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament on April 30th, 2012 LIVE on Go Fight Live iPPV!
Following his Super 8 appearance, AHTU’s FACEBOOK page “blew up” and he has since wrestled for several notable independent companies beside ECWA, including World-1 and EVOLVE/DGUSA!
AHTU was also just featured in Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine’s “One to Watch” column in the January 2012 issue on-sale at newsstands everywhere. www.pwi-online.com
Most recently, AHTU was invited by WWE to attend Survivor Series PPV and RAW and SMACKDOWN TV Tapings on Nov 20-22, 2011!
Come and see AHTU, “Greek God” Papadon and ALL the great stars of the ECWA on Jan 7th, 2012 at “ECWA: New Year’s Resolutions” in Newark, DE. For tix and info, call 609.220.5598 or email email@example.com
East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE! “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS”
Sat, Jan 7th, 2012 Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club 109 Glasgow Drive, Rt. 40 & #1 Positive Place Newark, DE 19702
Doors Open: 6:00 PM Bell Time: 7:00 PM
All ECWA events are FAMILY FRIENDLY!
TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE, VIA PAY PAL & AT THE DOOR
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When Blackheart attacked on Oct 15, 2011 in Newark, DE, NO ONE suspected that the masked man dressed in all black was only 1 of 4 members of an evil faction!
Following his loss of the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title on Nov 19, 2011 to Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian, “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde stood tall in the center of the ring and called out Blackheart. At first, there was no response. Then, after a flicker of the lights, Blackheart appeared in the ring behind Wylde and leveled him with a chair. As the ECWA locker room emptied, one by one, MORE Blackhearts appeared. The locker room, the staff and security and even owner Mike Tartaglia were ALL laid out in the ring. As the masked men revealed themselves, they turned out to be Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Heavyweight Champion, Breaker Morant, Josh Daniels, Bobby Shields and the creator, founder and Commissioner of the TWA, Joel Goodhart.
Morant proclaimed himself the REAL Heavyweight Champion. He told all of Delaware that it was the ECWA’s fault that the TWA has ceased promoting events. He blamed Joe Zanolle (ECWA match maker) and Mike Tartaglia for neglecting TWA and favoring ECWA, not booking him on ECWA events as promised and tarnishing his one-year plus title reign. Morant found comrades in his two toughest challengers for the TWA Title, Josh Daniels and Bobby Shields. Daniels also griped of being forgotten. Shields, who has been used in the ECWA, most notably in the 2011 ECWA SUPER 8, blamed his recent losing streak on “being held back” and “not being pushed.” It has since been discovered that Shields was the “man on the inside” who allowed the masked man in the building on Oct 15th and acted as Blackheart’s mole for months! These three unlikely partners came together for their common hatred and need for revenge.
Joel Goodhart, now Joel Blackhart, started Tartaglia and Zanolle in wrestling in 1990 and is furious that they “brought back the TWA in 2009 only to run it back into the ground again!” Blackhart, now the self-proclaimed GREATEST WRESTLING PROMOTER TO EVER LIVE, says his goal is to destroy ECWA, replace it with the TWA and rule all of independent pro wrestling.
But, make no mistake, Blackheart will go to any lengths to get what they want. Example, on Nov 19th, Blackheart demanded contracts in the ECWA. When Zanolle (probably only one of the few ECWA members not attacked) would not give in, they grabbed ECWA father figure and ring crew captain Sonny Leech in the ring, choking him with a baseball bat and threatened to inflict serious damage if they did not get what they wanted. With Leech’s wife and daughter pleading in his ear, Zanolle conceded to their demands.
Zanolle, personally disappointed and affected by the attack by these four whom he had great respect and affinity for, released a video message where he declared “Blackheart bullied their way into the ECWA with an attack the equivalent to a home invasion… but by the time the ECWA roster is done with them, they will be begging me to let them OUT of the ECWA.”
Breaker Morant, seen by many as the ringleader along with Joel Blackhart, had these words to say (see video below)
Be there, Jan 7, 2012 in Newark, Delaware as it is the ECWA (Chris Wylde & AHTU) vs. Blackheart (Breaker Morant & Bobby Shields)!!! For tix call 609.220.5598 or firstname.lastname@example.org