Few things in independent wrestling are more storied or important than the annual East Coast Wrestling Association Super 8 Tournament. The eight tournament is single elimination and is in year 18 of showcasing the top young stars in today’s independent scene. A list of past participants reads like a who’s who of notable wrestling stars such as WWE’s Daniel Bryan, Christian, the Hardy Boys, Xavier Woods, Austin Aries, and Christopher Daniels. Over the years thousands of fans have came to witness the next phase of history and who will become the next breakout performer. This year is no different than any other year… the field of eight are being planned… and the first 2 entrants have been announced. We also will have a special guest host this year… last year’s Super 8 winner Damian Dragon who has since retired from the wrestling business.
The tournaments unique hard hitting fast paced style lead to the creation of Ring of Honor and has also lead to dozens of copy cat tournaments looking to bottle up the lightning that was created back in 1997. But there is only one original tournament that showcases wrestlers that are upcoming and the next break out star who could be on a television screen near you very soon. To this day, to get an invitation is considered a high honor and a signification of pure talent.
On Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware the fans will witness the greatest happening in indy professional wrestling! Here’s a look at the man selected to be the fourth entrant into the tournament:
‘The Southern Savior’ John Skyler
Skyler is a young fast rising star in the independent wrestling circuit. He’s made quite the name for himself in the south and south eastern parts of the country. At just 26 years old, he’s already put together an impressive resume making appearances in WWE, TNA, Full Impact Pro, and All Star Wrestling in the UK overseas. He’s even already taken part of in a NWA Future Legends tournament which makes him one of the only men announced so far with tournament experience pedigree. ECWA fans might remember him from an appearance in the 2012 Super 8 Battle Royal. Known for his brutality with extremely hard hits he’s quietly the most dangerous man so far in the tournament. Fans will want to watch out for his super kick which has already been talked about as the best and brutal to ever be in professional wrestling. What makes his announcement even more interesting is his on again, off again friendship with fellow Super 8 competitor Steven Walters. Is he coming to just ruin Walters chances at history or is he looking to cement himself as ‘The Southern Savior’ of wrestling and continue to build the an even bigger resume? Time will tell but he will bring no shortage of intensity to this tournament.
Super 8 announcement video for Skyler being the fourth entrant which showcases his skills:
Skyler looks to shock and awe the ECWA arena come April 5! If you’re a fan of independent wrestling you won’t want to miss this amazing night. More names will be announced over the coming weeks along with more attractions coming for the Tournament day itself.
The next ECWA show is on Saturday March 1, 2014… ‘Spring Battle III.’ Traditionally the event before the tournament has HUGE Super 8 implications and this one will be no different. Tickets are on sale now for this show and the Super 8 Tournament. This year’s design for the annual Super 8 t-shirt is complete and they will be on sale as well on March 1. Here’s a brief overview of the next event:
East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
SPRING BATTLE III
Sat, March 1, 2014
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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Scheduled Card (subject to change)…
ECWA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Kekoa Flyin Hawaiian (c) vs. LOD’s Napalm Bomb w Joel Blackhart
SPRING BATTLE TAG WAR #1
ECWA TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
D-LINE (c) vs. LOD’s MONSTER AHTU & Solo w/ Joel Blackhart
SPRING BATTLE TAG WAR #2
“Asian Nation” Kai Katana & Bolo Yung vs. Apollyon & Breaker Morant
SPRING BATTLE Inter Gender TAG WAR #3
ECWA Women’s Champion Jessie Kaye & Senior Referee John Finegan vs. Renee Michelle & Referee Phil Sly
SPRING BATTLE TAG WAR #4
Team CK (Kage & Sean Carr) vs. VNA (Azrieal & Rob Vegas)
ECWA MID ATLANTIC TITLE MATCH
‘Heartkiller’ Chris Wylde (c ) vs. ‘Dragonfly’ Mark Harro
PLUS … Bobby Shields, Matt Saigon, Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts, Kid USA, the BOSS and more!
MUCH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Card Subject to Change!
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