LATE APRIL-EARLY MAY 2013 HEADLINES, TOMMASO CIAMPA RETURNS JUNE 1 IN DE

For info on our May 11th event at the YMCA in Carney’s Point, NJ and RAISING THE BAR II June 1st at the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware, visit our EVENTS section or refer to this press release courtesy of PWBTS.com

http://www.pwbts.com/messages/64357.htm

 

Tommaso Ciampa returns to ECWA June 1 in Newark, Del to face ECWA Unified Heavyweight Champion Josh Daniels

After suffering a torn ACL last fall while wrestling at ROH and months of rehabilitation, Tommaso Ciampa is finally ready to return to the ring. One of the first stops for the 2011 ECWA Super 8 Champion will be Sat, June 1, 2013 at the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) RAISING THE BAR II at the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware! Ciampa will be facing the current ECWA Unified Heavyweight Champion Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart (NOTE: If Daniels successfully defends against VsK on May 11 in NJ, then this will be a championship match)!

Ciampa went to the finals in the ECWA Super 8 in 2009 (vs Nick Logan) and 2010 (vs Austin “Consequences” Creed aka Xavier Woods) before finally winning the Super 8 in 2011 when he defeated Rich Swann, Shiima Xion aka Zema Ion and Adam Cole in the finals. Ciampa has also had other past classic matches in ECWA with. 2013 Super 8 winner and former 3-time ECWA Unified Tag Team Champion Damian Dragon and with 2012 Super 8 winner and former Mid-Atlantic and former Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon!

Josh Daniels defeated “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde for the ECWA Unified Title in Jan 2013 in a controversial decision via submission and recently won a 30-Min Iron Man rematch against Wylde in March 2013.

 

 

Chris Wylde talks about his Mid-Atlantic Title Match this Sat, May 11 at the YMCA in Carney’s Point, NJ w/ champion Ricky “the Model” Martinez! Wylde reveals his personal friendship w/ Martinez’s associate Keri outside the wrestling business, and if & how this changes his approach to this match!

 

MONSTER AHTU chooses Breaker Morant as his tag team championship partner and Apollyon attacks Papadon in the Locker Room following the Super 8

 

GreekGod Papadon is fuming over the attack that he suffered at the hands of Apollyon Ootb after the Super 8. The 2 will meet for the FIRST TIME EVER in ECWA on Sat, June 1, 2013 in Newark, DE!!! Don’t miss this classic encounter!!!

 

D-LINE talk about their first shot at the ECWA Unified Tag Team Titles on May 11 in Carney’s Point, NJ against MONSTER AHTU & Breaker Morant w/ Joel Blackhart

 

D-LINE talks about their first title shot in ECWA with WCC Ring Rockers

 

D-LINE get their very first shot at the ECWA Unified Tag Team Title May 11

 

Aden Chambers chooses Shawn Patrick (June 1) and Kekoa (July 13) as his last two opponents in ECWA before retirement and asks Ace Darling to induct him into the ECWA Hall of Fame on July 13 … Ace accepts!

Shawn Patrick shocks fans and Aden Chambers with his response!

Chambers responds!

 

ROH star and PWI Magazine 2012 Rookie of the Year Veda Scott returns to ECWA on June 1 in Delaware to help the Boss Mike Tartaglia get revenge on Jessie Kaye!

 

Band FADING FEAR return to ECWA on June 1

https://www.facebook.com/fadingfear?fref=ts

 

Damian Dragon in the July 2013 PWI Magazine!

 

ECWA & ALEX LEMONADE will be raising funds for Cure for Childhood Cancer June 1

ECWA will also be hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) table at our June 1st event. We will be accepting donations of $1+ for a cup of lemonade.

If you are not at this event live, you can donate to Alex’s Lemonade/Cure for Childhood Cancer online at our event fundraising page…
http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/110699

Read about Alexander Scott here:
http://www.alexslemonade.org/about/meet-alex

DRAGON WINS SUPER 8, THEN RETIRES

17th Annual ECWA Super 8 (April 13, 2013) QUICK RESULTS

East Coast Wrestling Association
17th Annual Super 8 Tournament
Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club
Newark, Delaware
Sat, Apr 13, 2012

Quarter-finals

– Mike Mondo defeated VsK
– Damian Dragon beat Chris Wylde
– Antonio Thomas defeated Rhett Titus
– Greek God Papadon beat Vordell Walker

Semi-Finals

– Damian Dragon defeated Mike Mondo
– Greek God Papadon beat Antonio Thomas

8-Man Tag Team Match – Championship Challenge – All Titles on the Line

ECWA Champion Josh Daniels, ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Ricky Martinez, Apollyon and MONSTER AHTU beat ECWA Tag Champions Aden Chambers & Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian, Bobby Shields and Danny E when AHTU pinned Aden Chambers to win the tag team titles

Over the Top Rope Rumble

Jessie Kaye eliminated “Boss” Mike Tartaglia in the to earn a title shot

Finals

Damian Dragon defeated Greek God Papadon to win the Super 8!!!

Notes

– After winning the Super 8, Dragon retired from pro wrestling leaving his boots in center ring

– Big Vito (Vito Lo Grasso) of ECW Baldies and WWE, WCW came to the ring to congratulate Dragon. Vito helped train Dragon. Also, all the other Super 8 participants came to the ring to congratulate Dragon along with his friends Kekoa and friend and former FUSION DS partner Matt Saigon. Dragon’s wife Veronica and children also came to the ring to celebrate.

– This was one of the most emotionally charged ECWA crowds in history! Dragon had lots of family and friends in attendance. Dragon and Wylde, two of the most popular wrestlers in ECWA had the crowd wild with chants of “Let’s go Dragon” and “Let’s Go Wylde!”

– Dragon finished his career with what he has called his greatest opponent and greatest rivalry, “Greek God” Papadon!

– WWE Hall of Famer and legendary manager of the Four Horseman JJ Dillon was also visiting.

 

Damian Dragon post Super 8 win media interviews:

PWKGW (People Who Know Good Wrestling):
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pwkgw/2013/04/15/pwkgw-sunday-indy-rewind

Greg DeMarco Show:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sportsrants/2013/04/15/greg-demarco-show-wrestling-buggy-nova-returns