ECWA TURNS 45 TODAY AUGUST 27, 2012

Today, Monday, August 27, 2012, marks the 45th Anniversary of the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA).

The ECWA, established in 1967 by founder and promoter of many years Jim Kettner, is the oldest independent professional wrestling company in the United States today! The ECWA was acquired by Michael Tartaglia, the current owner and promoter, in August 2010. At the time Tartaglia was the owner and promoter of the revived Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) in NJ and PA. Since that time the TWA has been absorbed by ECWA with the tag team championships having been unified and the heavyweight championship scheduled to be on Sept 15, 2012.
The ECWA has spent these 45 years presenting top quality professional wrestling events for the entire family. During that time, the ECWA has seen many other promotions come and go yet ECWA remains constant as one of the most respected, reliable and reputable independent pro wrestling companies today. 
 
The ECWA is the home of …
 
– the ECWA Heavyweight Championship, the oldest independent pro wrestling heavyweight championship in the United States which has been held by national and international stars before they became famous such as “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, Christian and Amazing Red. The current champion is “GREEK GOD” Papadon.
 
– the Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament, which was established in 1997. The tournament is the oldest and first of its kind in independent pro wrestling in the United States and has been imitated by many other promotions over the years. The tournament gave many of today’s greats their first big break and exposure on the East Coast, as the tournament is covered in-depth annually by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) magazine and its sister publications. Some of the many stars to have passed through and emerged from the Super 8 are Low Ki (2001 winner), Christopher Daniels (2000 & 2004 winner), Austin Aries, Daniel Bryan (fka Bryan Danielson, America Dragon), AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Davey Richards (2006 winner) and countless others. The 2012 Super 8 winner was “GREEK GOD” Papadon.
 
– the ECWA Annual K-CUP (Kangaroo Cup) Tag Team Tournament, which was established in 2011. The tournament was created as a celebration of tag team wrestling and a tribute to one of the earliest and most influential tag teams in the history of pro wrestling in the United States, the Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello with a variety of different partners through his career, but arguably the most notable was Roy Hefferan). The inaugural tournament was won by the “Midnight Sensations” Chris Rockwell & Sam Shields. Other teams that competed were FUSION DS, the Logan Brothers, The Flatliners, Bandido Jr & Azrieal, Danny E & Kenny Royal, Johnny Silver & Alex Reynolds and All Money I$ Legal.
 
With its home base in Newark, Delaware, and now expanding to other venues in New Jersey, ECWA has presented 7 events in 2012 and plans on presenting another 6 events the remainder of the year.
 
In 2013, the ECWA plans on presenting 15-20 events.
 
The ECWA is the home of some of the best free agent professional wrestlers in the United States…
 
ECWA Heavyweight Champion “GREEK GOD” Papadon is UNDEFEATED in ECWA at 20-0. Today marks Papadon’s 541st day as ECWA Champion and he has been the most dominate ECWA Champion in history. At the time of his next title defense on Sept 15, 2012, he will have been champion for 560 days! Papadon was also the winner of the prestigious 2012 16th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament, 2011 ECWA Wrestler of the Year Award as chosen by the fans of ECWA, a former ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion and was inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame in 2012.

TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde has just completed his 4th month as champion. He was a semi-finalist in the 2010 ECWA Super 8 and he held the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Championship for 11 months from Dec 2010 – Nov 2011.
 
ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts has been a part of ECWA for 22 YEARS!!! He was inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame in 1996. Recently, he began hearing the cheers of the fans for the first time in his storied ECWA career when he stood up to the evil owner of the ECWA “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia, whom he is now embroiled in a feud with. Regardless of whether he was a villain or a hero, Mr. Ooh La La is truly one of a kind and a beloved member of the ECWA roster by the fans, the locker room and management. Mr. Ooh La La won the Mid-Atlantic Championship in June 2012 and is the ONLY person to ever receive an ECWA Lifetime Achievement Award for all his contributions and achievements over the course of his 20+ year career.
 
ECWA/TWA Unified Tag Team Champions “FUSION DS” Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon are currently enjoying their third reign as tag team champions. FUSION defeated “Best Around” Bruce Maxwell & TJ Cannon for the TWA Tag Team Titles in Jan 2011. In May 2011, they won and unified the vacant ECWA Tag Team Titles with the TWA Tag Team Titles in a match with the “Midnight Sensations” Chris Rockwell & Sam Shields. Since that time they have traded the tag team titles with the Midnight Sensations several times and have held the tag team title for 16 out of the 21 months between Jan 2011 to present. FUSION also recently won the 2012 Samoan Cup Tag Team Tournament and were ranked the 10th best team in wrestling by PWI magazine several times.
 
You can find the rest of the talented roster that makes up the ECWA here
 
And there are several new members making their debut in the coming months including Tony Mamaluke, Napalm Bomb, The SONS of BLACKHEART and many more!!!
 
On Saturday, Sept 15, 2012 the ECWA will celebrate its 45th Anniversary with the event “CHAMPIONS COLLIDE” at Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware. Doors will open at 6PM.
 
The MAIN EVENT is the Heavyweight Title Unification Match between ECWA Heavyweight Champion “GREEK GOD” Papadon (20-0) vs. TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde (15-6).
 
Other scheduled matches…
 
– ECWA Tag Title Match: FUSION DS (c) vs. SONS of BLACKHEART w/ Joel Blackhart
– Lumberjack Match with FANS as Lumberjacks: Mr. Ooh La La (ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion) w/ Coach Jim Shorts & Cole Callaway vs. “The BOSS” Mike Tartaglia & Ricky “The Model” Martinez w/ Magnum & Gus Grand
– Aden Chambers vs. Bobby Shields w/ Joel Blackhart
– Tony Mamaluke vs. Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart
– Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian vs. Danny E w/ Magnum and Gus Grand
– Napalm Bomb vs. CUJO the Hellhound
 
PLUS a special farewell to Corey Blaze as he retires from the sport!
 
And, the winner of WIN A DATE with your favorite ECWA star will be chosen!
 
*Card Subject to Change
 
**State of Delaware Ad Permit # 164
 
Tickets are ONLY $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.
 
For tix you can call 609.220.5598, email info@ecwaprowrestling.com or buy on-line via PayPal at http://ecwaprowrestling.com/ecwa/event-info/tickets/
 
CHAMPIONS COLLIDE!!!


 

Here is a great review of “Greek God” Papadon vs. Adam Cole from ECWA Raising the Bar, June 2 by Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com…

“I had the chance to check out the recent Adam Cole vs. Papadon bout promoted by the ECWA in Delaware and it was off the charts awesome. I really think that Papadon is one of the most underrated talents going right now, period and expect he’s going to be a name that suddenly is an overnight success after years of working to make it happen. He and Cole had awesome chemistry and some awesome drama. Well worth going out of your way to see it.”

http://www.pwinsider.com/article/70800/dreamer-talks-house

The DVD is $15 for mail orders and $10 at live events. To order call 609.220.5598 or email info@ecwaprowrestling.com

 
FREE SUPER 8 MATCH in its entirety! “Greek God” Papadon takes on Tony Nese in the semi-finals of the 16th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament, April 7th, 2012 in Newark, Delaware!
 

For the DVD, contact 609.220.5598 or email info@ecwaprowrestling.com. DVD is $15.00 (includes S&H)

 

Remaining 2012 Events…

September 15, 2012, 45th Anniversary Show “CHAMPIONS COLLIDE”, Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, Newark, Delaware (DE permit #164)

October 6, 2012, 2nd Annual ECWA K-CUP (Kangaroo Cup) Tag Team Tournament, Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, Newark, Delaware (DE permit pending)

October 13, 2012, YMCA III, YMCA of Salem County, Carney’s Point, New Jersey

October 20, 2012, ECWA WITCHING HOUR, Sports and More, Sewell, New Jersey

November 3, 2012, Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, Newark, Delaware (DE permit pending)

December 1, 2012, Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, Newark, Delaware (DE permit pending)

 

THANK YOU to all the performers, fans, staff and wrestling media over the years who have, and who continue to support ECWA pro wrestling!!! Without this support the ECWA could not exist and could not have lasted 45 years without it!!! Support ECWA and independent wrestling!!!

For more information on the ECWA, please visit www.ecwaprowrestling.com
 
 
“ECWA … become a fan all over again!”

“TOSS THE BOSS” FANS PARTICIPATION LUMBERJACK MATCH SEPT 15th

ECWA fans don’t forget one of the most unique matches to ever take place in an ECWA ring! It’s a huge tag team Lumberjack match… and not just any Lumberjack match… for the first time ever….. it’s a FAN PARTICIPATION MATCH where the FANS are the LUMBERJACKS! It’s simple when you buy your ticket to the show on September 15th, as all of you should, simply put your name in the drawing for FREE and you could be one of the LUMBERJACKS chosen to take part in the match. The match itself? ECWA Mid Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts and Cole Callaway are once again being a thorn in the side of ECWA owner and promoter “The Boss” Michael Tartaglia! So it’s “The Boss” bringing in his new found back-up in Ricky “The Model” Martinez along with his fellow MMA flunkies Magnum and Press Agent Gus Grand. It’s a huge tag team Lumberjack match where the FANS ARE THE LUMBERJACKS! Be there on the September 15th to take part in the match! Live your dream! Be at the ECWA 45th Anniversary Show “CHAMPIONS COLLIDE!” in Newark, Delaware!

 

ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La with Coach Jim Shorts and Cole Callaway CAN’T wait till the tag team TOSS the BOSS FANS PARTICIPATION MATCH against “The BOSS” Mike Tartaglia & Ricky “the Model” Martinez w/ Magnum and Gus Grand!!!

 

“The BOSS” Mike Tartaglia confronts “Mrs. Ooh La La???”

 

*HOW YOU CAN BECOME A LUMBERJACK in the Callaway/Ooh La La vs. Tartaglia/Martinez Match

– The Toss the Boss Lumberjack Match with Fans as Lumberjacks will have 16 fans randomly selected at the beginning of the Sept 15th show.

-When you purchase you tix or pick up your advanced paid tix at the door that night you will be given the option to put your name in the hat. Doors open at 6PM. Be there early. Cut off for putting your name in is 7PM.

-You have to be 18 years old and you have to sign a waiver.

-Only one entry per person.

-Again, names will be selected at bell time and those selected will report to the bleachers by the dressing rooms at intermission for instruction!

For tix call 609.220.5598 or email info@ecwaprowrestling.com “ECWA …become a fan all over again!” ecwaprowrestling.com

TITLE UNIFICATION – PAPADON vs. WYLDE II Sept 15, 2012 (video)

When current ECWA Heavyweight Champion and 2012 Super 8 Champion “Greek God” Papadon (20-0)* saved and then turned on TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde (16-5)and the ECWA at WARGAMES on July 14th in Newark, Delaware, it only served to expedite the inevitable ECWA and TWA Title Unification Match!!! Papadon’s motivation, his ego and his insatiable desire to rule the ECWA with an iron fist is without question, while Wylde is not only seeking revenge, but now has possibly his last golden opportunity to prove himself and fulfill his dream of holding the OLDEST Heavyweight Championship in ALL of independent professional wrestling!!! Papadon will be celebrating his 560th day as ECWA Heavyweight Champion on Sept 15th. Will he make it to 561 days? Papadon is also the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Champion, former ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion, 2012 Hall of Famer and 2011 ECWA Wrestler of the Year! Or will Chris Wylde, current TWA Heavyweight Champion and a former ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion of 11 months, succeed where he failed back in July 2011 and where countless others including Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole, Tony Nese, Aden Chambers, Alex Reynolds, Johnny Silver, Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian and more have failed? Will Wylde, a Delaware resident who as a teenager was an ECWA fan, fulfill his dream to become ECWA Heavyweight Champion and the first Unified Champion or will Papadon add that honor to his already long list of accolades?

Be there for the 45th Anniversary of the ECWA – “CHAMPIONS COLLIDE” – to see the historic ECWA & TWA Unification Title Match on Sat, Sept 15, 2012 in Newark, Delaware, doors open 6PM. For tix call 609.220.5598 or email info@ecwaprowrestling.com

*”Greek God” Papadon win-loss record

Jan 2011: def Cona Cappucia
Mar 2011: def Bazooka Joe
Mar 2011: def MEGA for ECWA Title
Apr 2011: w/ Chris Wylde and MackTion def FUSION DS and Josh Daniels
May 2011: def Bazooka Joe
July 2011: def Chris Wylde
Sept 2011: def Tommaso Ciampa (2011 Super 8 champion to earn a spot in the 2012 Super 8 )
Oct 2012: def Matt Saigon
Nov 2012: def Johnny Silver
Nov 2012: def Chase Del Monte
Jan 2012: def Alex Reynolds
Mar 2012: def Aden Chambers
Mar 2012: def Johnny Silver
April 2012 (S8): def Tony Nese
April 2012 (S8): def Bobby Fish
April 2012 (S8): def Bandido Jr to win S8
May 2012: def Kekoa the Fylin Hawaiian for the Mid-Atlantic Title (and then sold it to evil owner Mike Tartaglia)
June 2012: def Adam Cole
July 2012: def Tony Nese
July 2012: w/ Chris Wylde, Aden Chambers, Kekoa def Breaker Morant, Bobby Shields, Josh Daniels and Mustafa Aziz in Wargames

 

CHAMPIONS COLLIDE!!!

 

TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde talks ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon attacking him following the WARGAMES match on July 14, 2012…

 

ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon talks about his actions at WARGAMES and Chris Wylde!!!

Listen to internet radio with Hell in a Cell Talk Radio on Blog Talk Radio

 

CHRIS WYLDE music video … WYLDE takes on PAPADON  in the ECWA/TWA Title Unification Match, Sept 15 in Newark, DE

 

CHRIS WYLDE talks about Unification Match with “GREEK GOD” PAPADON on 9/15/12 (PART 1)

 

ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon with his new personal ring announcer “Voice of Godly Thunder” Anthony Cicco talke about the events of July 14th WARGAMES and the huge Title Unification Match with TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart” Killer Chris Wylde at the 45th Anniversary Show on Sept 15th in Newark, Delaware

 

CHRIS WYLDE talks about Unification Match with “GREEK GOD” PAPADON on 9/15/12 (PART 2)

 

ECWA Heavyweight Champion “GREEK GOD” Papadon talks about the sacrifices made to get to this point in his career as he heads into the Unification Match on Sept 15 in Newark, Delaware with “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde

 

GreekGod Papadon and his new personal ring announcer Anthony J Cicco have stated that ECWA committed the 7 Deadly Sins against them. Here they talk about the first, ENVY!

 

“Voice of Godly Thunder” and the “Greek God” looks to be a match made in heaven as they talk about the 2nd Deadly Sin – LUST-  that ECWA “committed” against them!

 

Sin #3- SLOTH!!!

 

Sin #4- PRIDE!!!

 

Sin #5- GREED!!!

 

Sin #6- GLUTTONY!!!

 

Sin #7- WRATH!!!

 

ECWA in PWI 500

Congratulations to all who competed in ECWA this past year that made the PWI 500. The time period for consideration was July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. While there is always debate every year over rankings, the fact is 500 is a huge number to manage and being included on this list alone is a great acknowledgement to the hard work of those ranked. Many thanks go out to PWI Magazine. Here is the list:

66- Robbie E
71- Tommaso Ciampa
75- Adam Cole
223- Greek God Papadon
279- Johnny Silver
291- Anthony Nese
310- Aden Chambers
338- Asylum Flatliner
339- Josh Daniels
348- Chris Wylde
354- Matt Burns
369- Bobby Fish
372- Mustafa Aziz
380- Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian
394- AHTU
395- Azrieal
400- Breaker Morant
402- Bandido Jr
409- Matt Saigon
414- Damian Dragon
416- Gregory Iron
417- Kyle Matthews
418- Bobby Shields
435- Sam Shields
437- Chris Rockwell
474- Kid America
480- Mr. Ooh La La
488- Corey Blaze

You can purchase the digital version of the PWI 500 NOW at www.pwi-online.com

The hardcopy of the magazine hits newsstands on Sept 18, 2012

TWO FAN CONTESTS AT SEPT 15th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

On Sept 15th at the 45th Anniversary Show in Neark, Delaware (please see EVENTS), we will be having two contests for fans.

First, we are having a TOSSTHE BOSS FAN PARTIICIPATION LUMBERJACK MATCH (w/ the FANS as LUMBERJACKS)**

“French-Rainbow Connection” Cole Callaway & ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La w/ Jim Shorts vs. “The Boss” Mike Tartaglia & Ricky “the Model” Martinez w/ Magnum and Gus Grand!!!

**HOW YOU CAN BECOME A LUMBERJACK in the Callaway/Ooh La La vs. Tartaglia/Martinez Match

– The Toss the Boss Lumberjack Match with Fans as Lumberjacks will have 16 fans randomly selected at the beginning of the Sept 15th show.

-When you purchase your tix or pick up your advanced paid tix at the door that night you will be given the option to put your name in the hat. Doors open at 6PM. Be there early. Cut off for putting your name in is 7PM.

-You have to be 18 years old and you have to sign a waiver.

-Only one entry per person.

-Again, names will be selected at bell time and those selected will report to the bleachers by the dressing rooms at intermission for instruction!

 

PLUS …

Here it is as, announced at the July 14th show, details on WIN A DATE WITH YOUR FAVORITE ECWA STAR!!! All you have to do is send an email to info@ecwaprowrestling.com. In the subject line put WIN A DATE CONTEST. In your email please list who you would like to win a date with and include your name and phone number. Contest ends Sat, Sept 15th at 12:01 AM. The winner will be drawn at random and announced at the Sept 15th 45th Anniversary Show “CHAMPIONS COLLIDE.” The winner is entitled to a date, dinner and transportation. Since we do not have a full time women’s roster, the choices for a date will be limited to our male roster. Who do the female ECWA fans want to date? Aden Chambers? Kekoa? Danny E? Mag Num? Meisure Oohlala? Or maybe even the BOSS Michael Tartaglia or referee John Finegan?????? GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

WWE LEGEND KAMALA NEEDS YOUR HELP

 

WWE and professional wrestling legend KAMALA (James Harris) worked for Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) in January 2010 in Voorhees, New Jersey. We found him to be a sweet and gentle person. He had no ego and was willing to do whatever we needed him to. For someone who has been everywhere and done everything, including headlining WWF with Hulk Hogan, we were amazed at how down to earth and humble he was.

Recently Kamala has fallen on some bad times. He has recently has had a lot of health issues and had BOTH of his legs amputated.

In response to some questionable fund raising efforts done in his name, Kamala sends a message to all of his fans, warning them to avoid certain people that may be claiming they are helping him, when they aren’t (watch above video)

Please, if you wish to send Kamala a monetary donation to help him in this tough time, send it to him directly. You can also email, private message him on FACEBOOK or mail him get well wishes and words of encouragement during this tough time.

His mailing address is Giant Kamala P.O. Box 235 Como, MS 38619. He loves to hear from his fans.

Kamala is receiving direct donations via PayPal at JKimala@aol.com. You can also email him at Jkimala@aol.com to know that you are for sure contacting him and donating to him directly.

You can also contact James KAMALA Harris on FACEBOOK at
https://www.facebook.com/james.k.harris.35

Thank you.

 

PWI MAGAZINE BLOG by Dan Murphy
http://prowrestlingillustrated.blogspot.com/2012/08/kamala-needs-your-help.html?spref=fb

 

KAMALA has always made time for the fans, now he needs YOUR help and support!

 

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Kamala w/ Kim Chee & the Wizard