Number 7 in the 18th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament: A Warrior Arrives

Number 7 in the 2014 ECWA Super 8: A Warrior Arrives

 

            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 seventh entrant into the tournament:

 

‘The Warrior’ Gran Akuma

 

Akuma enters into this
year’s tournament as the most experienced wrestler. But make no mistake the man
nicknamed ‘The Warrior’ is here to pick apart the other entrants piece by piece…
with a certain deadly make no friends attitude. Traveling around the country
for places like Chikara, Full Impact Pro, CZW, and Dragon Gate USA he’s
transformed himself as someone who used to be known more for his fancy footwork
to a more complete wrestler. Being trained by men like ECWA alums Mike
Quakenbush and Reckless Youth means he has an unmatchable junior heavyweight
pedigree no one else can claim in this or any year’s tournament. Capable of
matching speed for speed or power for power Gran Akuma is an early favorite to
easily win a tournament he seems destined to win. Can Akuma walk into Newark,
Delaware and take no prisoners as is his M-O? Or will he be another casualty of
overconfidence and pride? Time will tell. But this warrior will certainly be no
push over come April 5.

 

Gran Akuma looks to prove everyone wrong in the ECWA
arena come April 5! If you’re a fan of independent wrestling you won’t want to
miss this amazing night. The last name and eighth spot will be decided THIS
SATURDAY at ‘Spring Battle III’ in a tense Over the Top Rope Battle Royal.

 

So Saturday March 1, 2014… ‘Spring Battle III.’ The
last show before the Super 8 has the tradition of being very important to the
tournament itself and this year proves it! 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

(302) 836-6464

http://www.bgclubs.org/page155812/greater-newark-boys-girls-club.aspx

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

OVER THE TOP ROPE BATTLE ROYAL with the winner receiving the 8 SPOT IN THE SUPER
8 TOURNAMENT!

 

Participants are:

Kekoa, Chris Wylde, Azrieal,
Rob Vegas, D-LINE, Breaker Morant, Apollyon, Team CK, Kai Katana, Bolo Yung,
LOD, Mark Harro, Bobby Shields, Matt Saigon, Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts,
Kid USA

Card Subject to Change!

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