The Rise of Saigon might be over before it began
The ECWA has seen it’s far share of moments that inspire
you, make you cry, and even anger you over it’s near 48 year history.
Perhaps none was more satisfying than when Matt Saigon
finally overcame the odds, and Mike Tartaglia, to become the NEW ECWA
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! It was a moment that will forever be etched into
independent wrestling history and the hearts of those in attendance.
The Rise of Saigon was in full effect! Being the fighting
champion he was, he gave the first opportunity to face him to Bobby Shields…
himself someone who the Boss had it out for and his longtime friend. Of course,
this angered the outspoken former champion Ricky Martinez who feels 1) he never
should have had to defend the championship at the Super 8 Tournament in the
first place and instead be in the tournament and 2) against two men who both
Shields and Saigon destroyed each other in their match
last month at Spring Battle. They fought all over the ring and into the crowd
at different points raising questions if their friendship could survive the
battle to win ‘Big Red’.
Little did they know that Ricky Martinez had a plan of
his own. Earlier in the night, Martinez wrestled under protest and defeated Jaxson
James and immediately went to work hatching a scheme to get back at the
At the end of the heavyweight title match, it looked to
be a respect for respect showing for Shields and Saigon as they shook hands.
But as soon as Shields had left the arena Ricky Martinez pounced on a weakened
Badly beating and publicly humiliating Matt Saigon, Ricky
Martinez took great happiness in strutting around the ring holding the
championship he felt was his. The ‘Vietnam Phenom’ was helpless… then it was
revealed Ricky Martinez had gained a new ally!
Not only does he have the beautiful but deadly ECWA Women’s
Champion Renee Michelle but he’s now joined the newly formed PAN CORP led by
new ECWA roster member AJ Pan… a group dedicated to “raising the stars of the
ECWA to even greater heights.”
Who is AJ Pan? Why’s he in the ECWA? Why did he recruit
Ricky Martinez? All valid questions that we may never fully know.
But Matt Saigon is not a pushover… scraping himself off
the mat he took to the mic asking ECWA matchmaker Joe Zanolle give him a one on
one match for the ECWA Heavyweight Title against Ricky Martinez on Saturday
June 20 at Raising the Bar. Zanolle agreed and made the match on the spot.
And so on Saturday June 20 in Woodbury, NJ it’s a big
time MAIN EVENT as Matt Saigon defends the ECWA Heavyweight Championship
against Ricky Martinez!
Can the Rise of Saigon continue?
Or can Ricky Martinez win back the ECWA Heavyweight Title
with help from his new “friend”?
We’ll find out soon enough!
EAST COAST WRESTLING
Raising the Bar IV
Sat June 20, 2015
WOODBURY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY
741 Helen Ave
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
Doors: 6 pm
Bell time: 7 pm
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ECWA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Matt Saigon ( c) vs. Ricky
ECWA MID ATLANTIC
Chris Wylde (c ) vs. Napalm
ECWA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Extreme Rednecks ( c ) vs.
ECWA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Renee Michelle (c ) vs.
FORMER FRIENDS COLLIDE!
Breaker Morant vs. Cory
SUPER 8 REMATCH
2015 Super 8 Champion ‘The
Gift’ Jason Kincaid vs. Kai Katana
Bobby Shields, KID USA, ‘Bamm
Bamm’ JD Browning, the ECWA returns of Cole Calloway and Meisure Ooh La La,
Phil Sly, and MORE!
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