ECWA WARGAMES July 14, 2012 – Results and Report
by Brady Hicks


Newark, East Coast Wrestling Associaton (ECWA)–Black Atlas defeated Lumberjack Monroe [5:05] … Ricky Martinez (with Magnum and Gus Grand) pinned Cole Callaway [7:57] … Mike Kehner defeated Corey Blaze in a Stretcher Match [8:56] … Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La (with Jim Shorts) defeated Mike Tartaglia [7:14] via COR in a match with Cole Callaway as guest referee … ECWA Unified Tag Champions FUSION DS pinned The Slophunters [12:07] … ECWA Heavyweight Champion Papadon defeated Tony Nese [20:17] … Team ECWA (Chris Wylde, Kekoa, Aden Chambers, and Papadon) defeated Black Heart (Breaker Morant, Bobby Shields, Josh Daniels, and Mustafa Aziz with Joel Blackhart) in a War Games Steel Cage Match [26:45]. (7/14/12)


Showcase Match – Black Atlas defeated Lumberjack Monroe


Ricky “The Model” Martinez (with Magnum and Press Agent Gus Grand) vs. Cole Callaway

Though he may have overcome the interference of the devious Magnum and Press Agent Gus Grand, Ricky Martinez proved too much for Cole Callaway on this night as Martinez was able to roll up and pin the always-popular Callaway with his feet on the ropes. No doubt, Martinez’s unfair use of the ropes was not lost on Callaway, who would be refereeing the Mid-Atlantic title bout later in the evening to ensure a fair match.


Stretcher Match: “Kid America” Mike Kehner vs. “Greatest American Hero” Corey Blaze

Could the fans of Newark, Delaware have seen the last of Corey Blaze in the ECWA? Given the way this night ended for the former “Fighting Paramedic,” it certainly may have been. After battling throughout the audience floor of The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club, the now-unmasked Kid America was able to stuff his hated rival into the back of an ambulance, sending him out of the ECWA on a stretcher for quite possibly the last time.


Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La (with “Coach” Jim Shorts) vs. Mike Tartaglia

Even with interference on the part of Ricky Martinez, ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia found himself humiliated at the hands of the Mid-Atlantic champion, who grounded “The Boss” and put him in a Camel Clutch, allowing special referee Cole Callaway to plant him with a big kiss. Not only did this infuriate Tartaglia, but it led him to slide out of the ring and accept a count-out loss rather than continuing to fight.

This act of cowardice would prompt ECWA booker Joe Zanolle to storm ringside, ordering a Fans Lumberjack Tag Match for ECWA’s 45th Anniversary Show, September 15, 2012 at The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club … Tartaglia and Ricky Martinez vs. Mr. Ooh La La and Cole Callaway w/ the FANS as Lumberjacks!!!


ECWA Unified Tag Champions Fusion-DS vs. The Slophunters

Matt Saigon and Damian Dragon – collectively known as FUSION DS – stood tall on this night, defeating Johnny Silver and Alex Reynolds in a clean, hard fought battle. This also helped to cement their legacy as quite possibly the greatest home-grown tag team in ECWA history as the company barrels toward the 2nd Annual ECWA K-Cup Tag Team Tournament in October (with FUSION DS and The Nigerian Nightmares announced as its first participants). For Dragon and Saigon, the match would also continue to solidify their momentum as one of the top independent teams in the world today.


ECWA ”Heavyweight Champion “The Greek God” Papadon vs. “Premiere Athlete” Tony Nese

For more than 20 minutes, “The Greek God” endured more continuous punishment at the hands of former TNA star Anthony Nese than he had against any of his other opponents in nearly 500 days as champion. Papadon was powerbombed into the corner turnbuckles, stomped nearly out of his boots, and, much like in their classic Super 8 match last April, forced to kick out of a devastating top-rope 450 Splash just to hold on to the title, to the absolutely shock of those in attendance.

In the end, Papadon could only do what he has been doing since he first debuted in ECWA last year … win. The Wrath of God, a superplex followed by a Papadon piledriver, proved too much for “Premiere Athlete” this time. One can only assume, however, that we have not seen the last of Nese in ECWA.


War Games Match: Team ECWA vs. Black Heart

Order of Entry: 1. Bobby Shields, 2. Chris Wylde, 3. Breaker Morant, 4. Kekoa The Flyin’ Hawaiian, 5. Josh Daniels, 6. Aden Chambers, 7. Mustafa Aziz, and 8. Papadon.

Papadon shocked not just the ECWA crowd, but his very ECWA brethren when he entered War Games as a last-minute, fourth-man replacement, helping TWA Heavyweight Champion Chris Wylde’s Team ECWA defeat Black Heart. Wylde defeated his fierce rival Breaker Morant after searing his face with a flame for the submission. For the physically bloodied and beaten TWA champion, the flood of emotions from his hardcore win would be short-lived and very bittersweet.

After the hardfought, 27-minute battle, Papadon once again surprised – and this time, outraged – those in attendance with a vicious assault against not just Wylde, but all of his Team ECWA partners Aden Chambers and Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian who were still handcuffed to the ring ropes from earlier in the match. After ring announcer Anthony Cicco locked the cage door and ran away with the key, Papadon clotheslined Wylde hard to the mat, then proceeded to hit him with kendo sticks, a steel pipe, baseball bats, and even the bowling pin Joel Goodhart had been using to interfere, as the locker room emptied in an attempt to save Wylde and company, who were now trapped with the rabid ECWA champion inside the cage. It would be several minutes of pure hell as those at ringside tried unsuccessfully to free Team ECWA from the cage, only to be continuously knocked to the floor as they attempted to scale the steel wall. Finally, members of ECWA’s crew were able to pull down one of the cage walls as Papadon flew to the exit.

For everyone in and out of ECWA who bore witness to War Games’ carnage, it would be a night they would not soon be able to forget.


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The next ECWA show – ECWA’s 45th Anniversary card – takes place Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Clu in Newark, Delaware!


ECWA Champion “Greek God” Papadon (20-0) vs TWA Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde (15-6)!!!

Cole Callaway & ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La w/ Jim Shorts vs. “The Boss” Mike Tartaglia & Ricky the Model Martinez w/ MMA!!!

Plus Aden Chambers, Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian, ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions FUSION DS, Danny E and more to be announced!

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East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
Sat, July 14, 2012
Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club
109 Glasgow Drive, Rt. 40 & #1 Positive Place
Newark, DE 19702

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Bell Time: 7:00 PM

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WARGAMES – The Match Beyond*
TEAM ECWA (TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde, Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian, Bandido Jr. and Grandslam Champion Aden Chambers) vs. BLACKHEART (Breaker Morant, Bobby Shields, Josh Daniels and Mustafa Aziz w/ Joel Blackhart)

ECWA Heavyweight Title Match
“Greek God” Papadon (c) vs. Tony Nese

ECWA Unified Tag Team Title Match
“FUSION DS” Matt Saigon & Damian Dragon (c) vs. “The Slophunters” #1 Johnny Silver & Alex Reynolds

ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title Match – Special Guest Referee COLE CALLAWAY
Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts (c) vs. “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia

Stretcher Match
“Kid America” Mike Kehner vs. “Greatest American Hero” Corey Blaze

Cole Callaway vs. Ricky “the Model” Martinez w/ Magnum & Press Agent Gus Grand

ECWA War Games on July 14th will consist of two teams (ECWA and Blackheart) facing off against each other in staggered entry format.

The setup will consist of one ring surrounded by a steel cage.

The match begins with one member of each team entering the cage. After five minutes, a member from one of the teams (which will determined by a coin toss, enters the cage, giving that team the temporary handicap advantage).

After two minutes, a member from the other team enters to even the odds.

Entrants will alternate between teams every two minutes, giving the coin toss-winning team the temporary advantage in the numbers game before giving the other team the advantage with the freshest man and even odds.

Once all men have entered the cage, “the match beyond” begins.

Both teams will continue to fight until ONE member of either team submits or surrenders.

There will no pinfalls and no disqualification.

PLUS. a special ceremony recognizing the ECWA fans who competed in this year’s Special Olympics of Delaware Summer Games with some of the stars of the ECWA!!!

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TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde talks about July 14th WARGAMES!


Chris Wylde makes the challenge for WARGAMES!


Joel Blackhart (fka Joel Goodhart) talks about the history of the TWA, his distain for ECWA and WARGAMES on July 14th with Dean Dixon and Mark Thompson in HELL IN A CELL TALK RADIO!

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NEW ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La & Coach Jim Shorts w/ Cole Callaway have a GREAT idea for the BOSS’ rematch on July 14th!


Listen to NEW ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Mr. Ooh La La and “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia on THE BEHIND the MIKE SHOW with Joel Michalec … Behind the Mike Show 365 from June 4, 2012


Plus, a tribute to Mr. Ooh La La!


FUSION DS get ready for their next challenge from #1 Johnny Silver & Alex Reynolds!


ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon talks about his match with “Premier Athlete” Tony Nese!



“Premier Athlete” Tony Nese says that Papadon’s time is up on July 14th!




ECWA Hall of Fame member…
Current ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion…
The sole ECWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner…

The ONE…

Meisure Ooh La-La!!!

Come see Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts defend his ECWA Mid-Atlantic Championship against “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia w/ special guest referee Cole Callaway on Sat, July 14, 2012 at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware. Tickets are ONLY $15 and $10. For tix call 609.220.5598



The story of Blackheart began on Oct 15, 2011, when a masked man dressed all in black attacked Bazooka Joe and injured him to the point that Joe has yet to return to the ECWA!


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Following the attack, Blackheart stalked ECWA fans and wrestlers on the FACEBOOK social media site, warning them that no one in the ECWA locker room was safe. Also, Blackheart (who appears to be a different person that the masked attacker on Oct 15th) does a video on YOU TUBE where he now seems to single out “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde and threatens to ruin the first K-CUP Tag Team Tournament that November!


Following his loss of the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title to Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian in November 2011, Chris Wylde vented his frustrations and called out Blackheart to the ring if he was in the buidling. After no repsonse, Blackheart appeared in the ring behind Wylde after the lights went out and came back on. Kekoa stormed the ring to help Wylde only to have a 2nd Masked Blackheart appear!!! As the ECWA locker room continued to empty a 3RD Blackheart appeared and laid out the entire ECWA locker room (including AHTU & evil owner Mike Tartaglia) with baseballs bats!!! They revealed themselves to be…TWA and “REAL” Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant along with Joel Goodhart (now Joel Blackhart), Bobby Shields and Josh Daniels (now collectively known as Blackheart). They then held ECWA ring crew captain, Sonny (an older gentleman) hostage until ECWA matchmaker Joe Zanolle gave into their demands and gave them contracts to work in ECWA since TWA has been defunct. They blamed Zanolle and Tartaglia for neglecting and thus killing the resurrected TWA in favor of the ECWA!!!

Blackheart (Joel Blackhart, Bobby Shields, Josh Daniels and Breaker Morant, not pictured) bully their way onto the ECWA roster!


The “REAL” (TWA) Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant has a message for “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde!


In January 2012, Joel Blackhart led his men (Breaker Morant and Bobby Shields) into battle for the first time in a sanctioned match in ECWA with Chris Wylde and AHTU!  The match ended without a conclusive ending, as Josh Daniels and Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian joined the fray.  The result was an ANYTHING GOES SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH was made between the two teams for March 1o in Newark, DE!


On March 3, 2012, Blackheart (Morant, Shields and Daniels) w/ Joel Blackhart defeated Wylde, Kekoa and AHTU in a crazy and wild Six-Man Anything Goes Match, when ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia turned on his own companies roster members and Joel had his secret weapon and his new hired associate Blackhart member, Mustafa Aziz, interfered and was the difference-maker in this battle as he injured both Wylde and AHTU in the process!


On March 10, 2012, Joel Blackhart offered CUJO the Hellhound a nice payday and membership in Blackheart if he could defeat Chris Wylde for their scheduled match that night. CUJO readily accepted, but failed to no avail. Later AHTU defeated Breaker Morant via DQ in a match for the TWA Heavyweight Title after a pinfall decision in Morant’s favor was reversed when ECWA matchmaker Joe Zanolle and referee John Finegan saw Breaker use brass knuckles for the pin!


Wylde defeats Breaker Morant for the TWA Heavyweight Title on May 5, 2012!  In this match, matchmaker Joe Zanolle added the stipulation that should Breaker Morant get disqualified, he would lose the TWA heavyweight Title to Chris Wylde. This stipulation was made in order to make sure that other members of Blackheart did not interfere in the match. Joel Blackhart was not present for this all important match-up as he was on vacation in Italy with, supposedly, TV and film star George Clooney!?


Footage of Falls Count Anywhere Match for the TWA Heavyweight Title “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde vs. Breaker Morant on June 2, 2012!

Chris Wylde vs. Breaker Morant


A second viewpoint:


Following the BRUTAL Falls Count Anywhere Match w/ Breaker Morant on June 2, 2012, TWA Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde made this challenge and had these words for Blackheart heading into WARGAMES!


Don’t miss WARGAMES at ECWA, July 14th in Newark, Dealware as TEAM ECWA (Wylde, Aden Chambers, Kekoa and Bandido Jr.) face Blackheart (Breaker Morant, Bobby Shields, Josh Daniels and Mustafa Aziz w/ joel Blackhart)! Two men start for 5 minutes … the winning team of a coin toss enters the ring for 2 minutes … then the team who lost the coin toss sends a man in at that point and so one until all 8 are in the ring in the cage and then the MATCH BEYOND begins, that is Submission or Surrender!!!  The final battle 10 months in the making, do not regret missing this all important match for ECWA’s future!!!


Newark, Delaware–East Coast Wrestling Association at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club: Bobby Shields (with Joel Blackhart) pinned Cole Callaway [7:56] …Jessie Kaye defeated Tina San Antonio [5:21] … ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions FUSION-DS (Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon) defeated Azrieal and Bandido Jr. [12:20] … Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian pinned Aden Chambers [14:00] … Corey Blaze defeated “Kid America” Mike Kehner via DQ [4:13] … Mr. Ooh La La (with Jim Shorts) pinned Mid-Atlantic Champion Mike Tartaglia (with Ricky Martinez and Gus Grand) to win the title  [8:43] … Tri-State Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde pinned Breaker Morant (with Joel Blackhart) [16:08] in a Falls Count Anywhere match … ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon pinned Adam Cole[27:31]. (06/02/2012)


ECWA- Raising the Bar

Newark, Delaware–The Greek God” Papadon successfully retained “Big Red” – the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Heavyweight Title – against one of independent wrestling’s rising stars, in Adam Cole tonight at ECWA “Raising The Bar” in a nearly 30-minute affair. The only question is … what will “The best unsigned talent in professional wrestling” do next?

Meanwhile, Papadon’s compatriot and boss Mike Tartaglia had a much more difficult night in the ring, losing his newly bought ECWA Mid-Atlantic Championship belt in just his first title defense, against Mr. Ooh La La. All that, plus a smashingly painful loss for former Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Heavyweight Title-holder Breaker Morant in his falls-count-anywhere match with new champion “Heart Killer” Chris Wyle, and a crazy first-time tag team encounter between ECWA Tag Team Champions Fusion-DS and the high-flying team of Bandido Jr. and Azrieal.

ECWA “Raising the Bar” was promoted as a night of nearly all first-time-ever matches, and it did not disappoint for the VERY electric Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club crowd.


“Beautiful” Bobby Shields (with Joel “Blackhart” Goodhart vs. Cole Callaway

Blackheart member Bobby Shields clearly underestimated the always-upbeat Callaway, and fell victim to his high-flying attack early. Outside of the ring, Shields was able to ground the rainbow-emblazoned competitor by ramming his back into the ring apron, then continuing to punish his back inside the ring with a series of punishing suplexes, charges into the corner, and dropkicks. In the end, Shields’ aggression proved too much for Callaway, and he pinned him w/ the Gory bomb.

Bobby Shields vs.. Cole Callaway


Tina San Antonio vs. Jessie Kaye

Jessie Kaye was all fun in the beginning of this match, dancing and playing with the Newark, Delaware crowd as Tina San Antonio looked on menacingly. It was not long before a screeching San Antonio punished Kaye with a front-face-lock that appeared to rip the face right off of the popular Kaye. In the end, a few evasive maneuvers were enough to get Kaye out of the situation, rolling up her blonde opponent for the win.

Tina San Antonio (standing) vs. Jessie Kaye


*”The BOSS” Michael Tartaglia, the current ECWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, comes to the ring to the music “2001 Space Odyssey!” UGH!!! Tartaglia comes out and asks former WWE Women’s Champion“the Kat” Stacy Carter to come to the ring. When she does, Tartaglia admites that he has feelings for her and asks her to admit that she has feelings for him too! He does this while insulting Stacy in a way only the BOSS knows how. When Stacy agrees, she suggest the seal it with a kiss and blindfolds the BOSS. Much to the delight of the Delaware crowd Carter, Mr. Ooh La La, Coach Jim Shorts and Cole Callaway had other plans….

Cole Callaway surprised "the BOSS" Mike Tartaglia much to delight of Stacy Carter and the ECWA crowd!



ECWA Unified Tag Team Championship – FUSION-DS (Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon) (c) vs. Azrieal and Bandido Jr.

It was a long feeling-out period, early, for champions and challengers, prior to Bandido Jr. and Azrieal taking charge with a series of strong aerial moves. Unfortunately for Jr. & Az, Fusion-DS would soon take advantage of a mistake to hit their opponents with some timely double-team moves and, ultimately, catching a prone Bandido Jr. on the top turnbuckle allowing DS to hit the FUSION Destroyer on Az for the win.

“Another night, another successful defense,” crowed Dragon as the duo entered the back. “Joe Zanolle (ECWA matchmaker) is going to have no idea what to do with us because we’ll have vanquished everybody.” “All I can say is he better find somebody soon to give us more of a challenge,” mirrored the equally smug Matt Saigon.

Damian Dragon vs. Bandido Jr.


Aden Chambers vs. Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian

A real-life dream encounter for ECWA fans between ECWA Grand-Slam Champion Aden Chambers and former Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa may have given birth to one of the most fiercely contested, one-on-one rivalries in the soon-to-be-45-year history of the company. Whereas the tag title match started out slow with the opponents feeling each other out, Kekoa and Chambers took the action to one another almost immediately. Everything from aerial combat to suplexes to vicious punches, kicks, and chops were on display.

In the end, Chambers looked poised to pin Kekoa with a superplex off the top rope that rocked The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club, and seemingly sent Kekoa into more of a losing streak. This time, however, Kekoa was able to roll through and hook his leg on Chambers for the pinfall win.

Aden Chambers vs. Kekoa the Flyin' Hawaiian


“Kid America” Mike Kehner vs. “Greatest American Hero” Corey Blaze

For the now-unmasked Kid America, it was clear that he had a real grudge to settle. Mike Kehner would take it to Corey Blaze from the opening bell, punishing his opponent with an assault for nearly five minutes before locking on a choke hold on Blaze and getting disqualified for his aggressive behavior.

After the match an irate Kehner announced he was fed up with Corey Blaze, noting that their next match in July would have to be their last ever. It was then that Kid America challenged Blaze to a Stretcher Match!

Mike Kehner vs. Corey Blaze


ECWA Mid-Atlantic Championship – “The Boss” Mike Tartaglia (c) (with Ricky “The Model” Martinez and PR Agent Gus Grande) vs. Mr. Ooh La La (with Coach Jim Shorts)

Earlier in the night, Mike Tartaglia would come out to the ring to the absolute disgust of the traditional ECWA crowd which had grown accustomed to his antics in the ring and constant attempts at buying success. It was not long before Tartaglia would call out ECWA’s special guest for the evening, Stacy “The Kat” Carter. It is no secret that Tartaglia – who has made the ECWA his own vanity project as late by promoting only himself – has long had a crush on the former Miss Kitty. In one of his more obnoxious displays, Tartaglia made an attempt to lure Carter to be his wife, showing her disgusting before-and-after pictures of what her life could be like. Sadly, the entire presentation would end with a gag-reflex-inducing shot of Tartaglia and Carter, arm-in-arm that left the fans chanting “Photoshop!” Carter promised to seal the deal with a kiss, wrapping a bandanna around The Boss’ eyes. It was then that the night went awry for Tartaglia, as she quietly summoned Ooh La La, Shorts, and Cole Callaway, who would kiss the Boss to Tartaglia’s absolute disgust.

At the start of the actual match, Tartaglia proceeded to run down Ooh La La, even handing him the dreaded envelope of money that, fortunately, Ooh La La turned down. In response, Tartaglia welcomed Ricky “The Model” Martinez and Press Agent Gus Grande to stand in his corner at ringside. Tartaglia dominated much of the match, using underhanded tactics to attempt to maintain his control every time Ooh La La started to rally. One bright spot in the match came when the Greater Newark Boys and Girls club crowd erupted in a chant of “Toss the Boss!” To their delight, Mr. Ooh La La was quick to oblige by throwing Tartaglia over the top rope to the outside. After landing a devastating second-rope bulldog on the fiery Frenchman, The Boss appeared to have the match won. To everyone’s utter shock, however, Ooh La La summoned the inner strength needed to kick out at two, and – after The Kat ran down and distracted her #1 Fan with a long kiss – rolled him up for the three-count.

After the match, the audience erupted in a rocking chant of “Ooh La La” that will not soon be forgotten.

"The BOSS" Mike Tartaglia vs. Mr. Ooh La La


Tri-State Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Championship – “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde (c) vs. Breaker Morant (with Joel Goodhart)

Chris Wylde and Breaker Morant took their fight to the outside early, before making their way back into the ring where Wylde tried to take to the air. When he climbed to the top rope, he was knocked to the outside by Breaker and nearly assaulted by Joel Blackheart with a bowling pin. Wylde would catch the weapon, turning around and throwing it hard into Breaker’s shoulder for an audibly painful thud. This prompted an all-out brawl between the two into the crowd, involving tables, stretchers, walls, kendo sticks, and anything else the two could get their hands on, including a car in the parking lot! After fighting nearly to the outside, the two would scale the scaffolding that holds together the ECWA entrance-way, brawling in front of the big screen before Wylde was able spear Morant 15 feet in the air and through a table to pick up the win.

Following this shocking, mortifying, violent conclusion, Wylde was attacked by Morant’s stablemate Bobby Shields. After Kekoa came down to make the save, a physically and emotionally exhausted Heart Killer challenged the faction to a War Games match in July. Who knows what will be in store?!

Chris Wylde vs. Breaker Morant


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ECWA Heavyweight Championship – “The Greek God” Papadon (c) vs. Adam Cole

On this night, “The Greek God” was just a little bit better. Papadon sustained a flurry of aerial and other offensive moves from the current Ring of Honor up-and-comer – and ECWA Super 8 2011 alum – Cole, including Cole hitting of a very John Cena-esque Attitude Adjustment, Cole’s reversal of a Papadon back-splash into a rollup, and Cole moving out of the way of a Papadon top-rope splash, all for very close 2-1/2 counts. The combatants had each other scouted so well that they would use each other’s finishers on their opponent for near falls, including Papadon hitting the Panama Sunrise on Papadon and Cole catching Papadon with the Alpha-Omega (shining wizard). At the end of the day, Papadon was able to pin Cole with the Wrath of God (a top rope superplex which upon impact with the mat, Papadon rolls back into a standing position to hit the piledriver), ending more than 27 minutes of excitement.

“At the end of the day, this was not a battle to win my respect, as has been with so many others,” said Papadon as he threw a towel over his head in the back. Adam already had my utmost respect for all he has accomplished in the ring. This was a battle between two emerging stars in this business, and I have no doubt that our careers will cross paths again. Maybe even in WWE. We’re both that good.”

Adam Cole vs. "Greek God" Papadon


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The ECWA makes its return to the Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club of Newark, Delaware on Saturday night, July 14th!

ECWA will meet Blackheart in a STEEL CAGE WARGAMES rules match and “Greek God” Papadon will defend his ECWA Heavyweight Title against Tony Nese!

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