ECWA is one of the longest running independent wrestling promotions in the country. In the almost 50 years of history, top notch professional wrestling has always been the companies calling card. The men and women who have sacrificed their bodies for the ECWA faithful many times have become house hold names whether it’s been in WWE, TNA, ROH, or even around the world! One of the main reasons for that is the long running Super 8 Tournament… which is coming up on it’s 20 year anniversary! The Super 8 is a one day, single elimination tournament for the much sought after Super 8 trophy. And with victory comes the spoils… all of our winners get national magazine exposure which has often led to bigger and better things! Our winners and participants list reads likes a who’s who of today’s wrestling stars. Names like Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Matt & Jeff Hardy, Low Ki, WWE’s Xavier Woods, and perhaps the biggest name to never win the tournament, former WWE champion Daniel Bryan! How’s that for a lasting legacy? The Super 8 has been copied and replicated dozens of times over the years since the 1997 inaugural show. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and ECWA is proud of it’s history of innovation!
20 years… that’s a long time for anything to last. So ECWA management wanted to do something special to celebrate this HUGE occasion that the fans would truly enjoy. What innovation come out of this brain storming? It’s been announced that on Saturday April, 23, 2016 it will be an ALL STAR EDITION of the tournament! The only men who will be selected to participate are past winners and participants. That means ANYTHING can happen! ANYONE from the past could be in this year’s tournament. Maybe a chance at redemption for those that fell just short!
Six participants have been announced… 2015 champion Jason ’The Gift’ Kincaid, former ECWA champion and 2012 winner ’Greek God’ Papadon, 2014 Super 8 Finalist ’Southern Savior’ John Skyler, and TNA star- 2006 Super 8 champion ’The Lone Wolf’ Davey Richards, ECWA Heavyweight Champion ‘Hybrid’ Sean Carr, and TNA star Robbie E.
And now the SEVENTH MAN in the field of eight has been made official!
Part of the All Star Super 8 is celebrating the history and legacy of the Super 8 tournament. We wanted to pay homage to the men who paved the way for the current crop of superstars in the world of professional wrestling. And what better way to pay those respects that have one of those men fight in this year’s tournament!
This man was in the FIRST AND SECOND EVER SUPER 8 TOURNAMENTS in 1997 and 1998. In fact, he did battle with indy icon Ace Darling in both years and was a FINALIST in 1998. He’s one of the most highly respected men to ever grace a wrestling ring. He’s had a decorated career appearing for ROH, Deep South Wrestling, and even signed a WWE developmental contract with OVW (WWE’s farm system at the time). In ECWA, he’s a former Mid Atlantic, Tag Team, and Heavyweight Champion.
His toughness and willingness to do almost anything to break down his opponent is legendary. He’s by far and away the most experienced man to EVER take part in a Super 8 Tournament… with a storied career going that’s went well over 20+ years! His ring prowess was given to him by his well known and respected trainers Bill Demott and “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
That man has been known by many names… INFERNO, THE INFERNO KID, DANNY INFERNO, but saying the name DANNY GIMONDO will bring smiles to the face of any wrestling junkie.
The other 7 men in this tournament will have a hard time beating down this wily veteran who has literally seen it all. He very well could steal this tournament and win the trophy that eluded him 18 years ago!
That is why ECWA is always on the cutting edge of innovation in the pro wrestling industry… you never know when you’ll see history in the making or WHO will show up!
This is GROUND BREAKING NEWS that will shake independent wrestling to it’s core! The ALL STAR SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT is going to be the BIGGEST SHOW in independent wrestling history when it’s all said and done, and you can bank on it. Saturday April 23 is a date to mark on your calendar ASAP!
Longtime veteran Danny Gimondo is the seventh man in the tournament. History on the line… who could possibly be the next entrant announced?
If past history is any indication ECWA management is cooking up something spectacular at this very moment! Stay tuned to all ECWA channels for news on ECWA shows and most importantly all news regarding the All Star Super 8 Tournament!
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