East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
2nd Annual ECWA K-Cup Tag Team Tournament
Sat, Oct 6, 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
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2012 K-CUP Preview (video)
WHAT IS THE K-CUP???
On October 6, 2012, the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) will hold the second annual K-CUP (Kangaroo Cup) TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT in Newark, Delaware. The K-CUP is basically the SUPER 8 for tag teams.
The K-Cup is an 8 participant, single elimination tournament with 4 quarter-final matches, followed by a semi-final round and finals much like the ECWA Super 8.
The ECWA named the K-CUP in honor of the Fabulous Kangaroos, one of wrestling’s first full-time tag team specialists in the United States who popularized Australian rules tag team wrestling, which is tag team wrestling rules that you are accustomed to today.
The Kangaroos, while not the first tag team in the literal sense in the United States, they were one of the first to work as “tag team specialist.” They were one of the first to use or popularize a team or unit name, and a name that lived on with different incarnations with different members (original members were Al Costello and Roy Heffernan). They also were one of the first early adopters of entertainment aspects of pro wrestling using ring entrance music (Waltzing Mathilda) and also their native Australian ring jackets, hats and flag. They were great self-promoters too, as they would make and throw out cardboard boomerangs to the crowd that had their name and pictures on it.
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Scheduled Card (subject to change)…
One Night, 8-team, Single Elimination Tournament
#1- ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions, “FUSION DS”Matt Saigon& Damian Dragon
#2- “Nigerian Nightmares” Maifu & Saifu
#3- “Magnum’s Modeling Agency” Ricky “the Model” Martinez &Danny E w/Magnum& Press AgentGus Grand
#4- “ORDER of the BLACK” Rex Lawless & Apollyon
#5- “ECWA DREAM TEAM”Kekoathe Flyin Hawaiian &Aden Chambers
#6- “Action League NOW!” Kirby Mack & Derek Ryze
#7- “DNA” Dixie & Azrieal
#8- ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions “Midnight Sensations”Chris Rockwell&Sam Shieldsw/ Joel Blackhart*
First Round Matches
– Nigerian Nightmares vs. Order of the Black
– FUSION DS vs Azrieal & Dixie
– The Midnight Sensations w/ Joel Blackhart* vs. Kirby Mack & Derek Ryze
– Ricky “the Model” Martinez &Danny E w/Magnum&Gus Grandvs.AdenChambers&Kekoathe Flyin Hawaiian
*The tag team titles are not on the line in the K-CUP!
Plus for the ECWA Unified Heavyweight Championship, new champion “Heart Killer”Chris Wylde (c) vs. “Greek God”Papadon w/ Anthony Cicco and TWO REFEREES
2nd Annual ECWA K-CUP Tag Team Tournament Preview
by Brady Hicks, visit www.thebradyhicks.com
The East Coast Wrestling Association’s (ECWA) Second Annual Kangaroo Cup (K-Cup) Tag Team Tournament hits Newark, Delaware Saturday, October 6, 2012, and will do so in a big way, with eight of the top independent tag teams in the world all vying to win the tag team equivalent of Super 8.
First Round Matches Include:
The Nigerian Nightmares vs. The Order of The Black
It seems like just yesterday that The Nigerian Nightmares began tearing through the entire ECWA roster. Even more impressive is that the 800+ pound tandem has yet to really even be tested. The Nightmares have been running absolutely roughshod through ECWA’s roster for more than three years now during several stints, having leveled everyone from ECWA legends The Logans to the massive Flatliners in their path of destruction. Last year, The Nightmares were not are part of the K-Cup, but that was certainly to everyone’s benefit. For a team that has only been beaten once in the ECWA tenure, the K-Cup looks to only be getting bigger and bigger.
On the opposite side of the ring for the first round will be “The Order of the Black” Rex Lawless and Apollyon, a tandem that has been making quite a name for themselves up in New York.. Individually, Lawless and Apollyon have both had their own share of success outside of ECWA. They will certainly have to pool their collective talents if they want to make it out of the first round.
Fusion-DS vs. DNA
Last year, Fusion-DS lost their ECWA Unified Tag Titles in a very controversial manner, when matchmakers decided to force them to defend their championship in the first K-Cup tournament. An unprepared and clearly out-of-the-game Fusion-DS were defeated in short order in the first round by newcomers The Flatliners. Fast forwarding to ECWA’s 45th Anniversary Show last month, Damian Dragon and Matt Saigon were again greatly upset when their longtime rivals – The Midnight Sensations – snuck their way back onto the roster only months after losing a “Loser Leaves ECWA” match to DS. On that night, The Sensations were able to capitalize on the surprise factor … Fusion-DS were not even able to prepare … and The Sensations won the titles while wearing masks as Joel Blackheart’s mysterious “Sons of Blackheart” team.
Azrieal, meanwhile, makes his return to the ECWA, but with a different partner than many of the fans in Newark, Delaware will be used to. Azrieal has enlisted the services of former partner Dixie, as the two will reform a “DNA” team that tore through the independents of New Jersey and New York ten years ago. It was only months ago that Azrieal (with Bandido, Jr.) took Fusion-DS to the absolute limit in a tag title match in Newark. Azrieal and Dixie actually started out together in the business and are former JAPW Tag Team Champions, have teamed in ROH together and have beaten such great teams as the Briscoes and the Best Around in years past. Could this reunion between partners be just the charm he needs to beat them this time?
The Midnight Sensations vs. Action League NOW!
New ECWA Unified Tag Champions Chris Rockwell and Sam Shields could not have picked a better time to return to the promotion and win back their titles. While they are defending K-Cup Champions, it was announced just before they won the titles from FUSION DS that the tag titles WOULD NOT be on the line this year!!!. Also The Sensations have the nefarious Joel Blackhart in their corner. Blackhart went to evil ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia and signed the Sensations under a TWA talent contract to bring them back from ECWA exile. This loophole allowed Blackhart to get the Sensations back in just before the deadline when all remaining TWA talent contracts rolled over into ECWA contracts once the ECWA & TWA titles were unified and the merger was complete. However, the Sensations and Blackhart have different ideas when it comes to the fans and Blackhart last month walked out with the tag titles saying that he owns the Sensations and that the belts are his. Will Blackhart do whatever it takes for The Midnight Sensations to extend their K-Cup dominance, and will the Sensations allow it?
It was more than a year ago that Kirby Mack competed in a series of battles with The Sensations, alongside his brother TJ. Not a lot is known about his new partner in Action League NOW! other than he was trained by Kirby, and that could certainly be to both man’s benefit as they look to unseat the incumbent champions and tourney winners.
The Magnum Modeling Agency vs. The ECWA Dream Team
Just last month, MMA associate – and once ECWA favorite – Danny E upset Kekoa in a straight-up, one-on-one match for ECWA in Delaware. Will that confidence and having his ultra-talented partner Ricky “The Model” Martinez with him (in addition to Magnum and Gus Grand) be enough to continue this momentum at K-Cup?
Inside an ECWA ring, Grand Slam winner Aden Chambers (former ECWA Heavyweight, Mid-Atlantic, Tag, and Super 8 champion) and his partner Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian (former Mid-Atlantic champion) have formed a bond, friendship and mutual respect for one another following their classic encounter in June at Raising the Bar where Kekoa barely got the pin over Chambers. Many fans note that Chambers and Kekoa are very similar to one another in size, style and ability and of course both are adored and revered by ALL ECWA fans. While Chambers represents the old guard of ECWA, Kekoa does the same for the NEW ERA! Together they are truly a Dream Team for new and old fans alike!
Chris Wylde defeated Papadon for the ECWA Unified Heavyweight Title on Sept 15, 2012:
Chris Wylde talks about defeating Papadon for the ECWA Unified Heavyweight Title on Sept 15, 2012 and his first title defense on Oct 6th:
Chris Wylde calls in AFY Radio to talk about defeating Papadon for the ECWA Unified Heavyweight Title on Sept 15, 2012 and his first title defense on Oct 6th:
Former ECWA Heavyweight Champion and 2012 ECWA Super 8 Champion “Greek God” Papadon called into AFY Radioto talk to Doug and crew about his rematch THIS Sat, OCt 6 in Newark, Delaware for the ECWA Unified Heavyweight Championship with current champion Heart Killer” Chris Wylde!
Card subject to change.
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