Last entrant named for the 2017 ECWA Super 8 Tournament
ECWA has been around for almost 50 years now… half a century of top notch wrestling put on by some of the world’s best wrestlers. A company that lasts that long has to keep innovating for the future… and innovate it did back in 1997 when former ECWA owner Jim Kettner invented the Super 8 Tournament. Originally, it was to crown an ECWA TV Championship, a now defunct championship. But the buzz behind the performers’ showing created massive buzz in the indy circuit, especially picking up PWI Magazine’s interest and coverage. And so it grew into a phenomenon! Wrestlers from all across the country begged and fought for the chance to be among the chosen eight. A good showing, and more importantly a win, in the tournament almost guarantees national coverage. Most of the past competitors went on to HUGE things in the wrestling industry whether it was in WWE, WCW, ROH, or even Japan.
Some of the notable names that have competed in or won the Super 8 Tournament:
-WWE NXT star Austin Aries
-Former WWE Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan
-International Superstar Low Ki
-ROH and TNA star Christopher Daniels
-IWGP Jr Tag Team Champion Rocky Romero
-Former WWE Tag Team Champions Jeff AND Matt Hardy
-Former WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick
-ROH Champion Adam Cole
-WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Tommaso Ciampa
And that’s literally just barely a list of the amazing names that all wrestling fans know and love that have competed under the ECWA banner at the Super 8 Tournament. These men weren’t household names when they competed… just young, hungry wrestlers looking for a chance. You know these men AFTER the fact… that’s the story of the Super 8.
With that in mind, this is year 21 of the famous single elimination tournament! ECWA management wanted to make a huge splash with fresh, young talent competing for all the glory. The search didn’t go very far before they found exactly the kind of athletes and wrestlers that embodies what the Super 8 stands for.
With 7 men already chosen, ECWA management took a look around the Northeast indy scene for a wrestler waiting for his chance to break out… to finally show what he’s worth and be the next big star on the list above!
The final entrant has been chosen for the field of 8… this man is one of the most under utilized, underrated men on the independent scene. His intensity, agility, and sheer strength makes him one of the hardest hitting wrestlers you’ll find anywhere… it’s time for this man to come out of the wood work and make a HUGE statement!
THE EIGHTH ENTRANT IN THE 2017 ECWA SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT IS “CHAINSAW” JOE GACY!
Joe Gacy has been a mainstay of the North East indy scene for 10 years now. Training out of the CZW academy under DJ Hyde and Jon Dahmer, he’s widely known as one of the most intense wrestlers on the planet today. Traveling just about everywhere for places like Force One, Ground Breaking Wrestling, RCW, and most notably CZW… Gacy is poised to have his star explode! Taking a look at any one of his matches shows you why he was chosen. Agile, strong, and incredibly resourceful, the man nicknamed ‘Chainsaw’ is known for his powerful deadly strikes. Particularly impressive are his splash off the rope… devastating scissor kick… Ripper’s Knee… and his Unforgiven Backbreaker. Sound painful? Exactly like Gacy likes it. His move set is designed to cripple and take the life out of any opponent.
How can the other 8 man deal with a man who can go blow for blow with any power wrestler? Or who can fly around the ring like a luchador? It’s almost an impossible task to deal with the powerful load that is Joe Gacy. He didn’t recently win the CZW World Heavyweight Championship on merit alone.
That’s why he’s one of the most underrated men on the indies. And now he’ll get the chance to not only show off his considerable talent but absolutely blow away any notions of him not being a top tier talent.
After this tournament, he’ll be on the radar of every top indy company in the country! It’s time to stop sleeping on ‘The Chainsaw’ and watch the buzz kill destroy all comers!
Needless to say the Super 8 just got the deadliest man in indy wrestling!
Can Joe Gacy add even more gold to his already impressive resume?
It’s sure going to get interesting real fast come April!
The Super 8 Tournament this year is already the BIGGEST MUST SEE EVENT in independent wrestling! Here’s all the information released so far:
East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA)
2017 ECWA Super 8 Tournament
Saturday April 29, 2017
Woodbury Heights Community Center
741 Helen Ave
Woodbury Height, NJ 08097
Doors will open: 6 pm
* Arrive early for a special meet and greet with all 8 entrants*
Showtime: 7 pm
All ECWA events are family friendly!
TICKET INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED SOON! STAY TUNED!
2017 ECWA Super 8 Tournament Participants
1- LIO RUSH
2- ‘MR. 500’ TIMMY LOU RETTON
3- ‘MR. EXCELLENCE’ BRANDON SCOTT
4- THE ZOMBIIE KING
5- ‘THE BAD BOY’ JOEY JANELA
6- ‘THE HUMAN ROCKET’ LSG
7- Former WWE CWC competitor ANTHONY BENNETT
8- “CHAINSAW” JOE GACY
MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED SOON!
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