ECWA Divide & Conquer May 5th, 2012- Headlines

      Cole Callaway returns!

      Kid America returns and reveals himself to be referee Mike Kehner!

      Papadon inducted into the ECWA Hall of Fame, while Mr. Ooh La La receives the first ECWA Lifetime Achievement Award!

      Mr. Ooh La La gets his shot at the ECWA Heavyweight Title (sort of…)!

      Josh Daniels wins a top contenders match!

      FUSION win 3rd tag title while Midnight Sensations must leave ECWA!

      No decisive winner in match between AHTU and Mustafa!

      Chris Wylde wins TWA Title and ends Breaker Morant’s 2 year plus title reign!

      Papadon retains his title against Kekoa and wins the Mid-Atlantic Title!

      “The BOSS” Mike Tartaglia BUYS the Mid-Atlantic Title!!!


ECWA Divide & Conquer May 5th, 2012- Results and Review by Brady Hicks



Newark, Delaware, East Coast Wrestling Association- Cole Callaway pinned Ricky “The Model” Martinez w/ Magnum and Gus Grand [5:13] … Corey Blaze and Kid USA fought to a no-contest [3:27] … ECWA Heavyweight Champion “The Greek God” Papadon pinned Mr. Ooh La La [0:17] … Josh Daniels defeated “Beautiful” Bobby Shields, “#1” Johnny Silver and Aden Chambers in a four corners match [13:18], defeating Silver by submission … Fusion-DS defeated ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions The Midnight Sensations [15:08], taking their titles in a Loser Leaves ECWA match … Mustafa Aziz and AHTU [4:13] wrestled to a double count-out … “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde pinned Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant (with Shields and Daniels) [18:04] to win the TWA title … ECWA Heavyweight Champion Papadon pinned Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian [20:05] to win the Mid-Atlantic title in a Title vs. Title Match (05/05/12)



On the night in which Mr. Ooh La La was honored by East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) head booker Joe Zanolle with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his 20+ year ECWA career, he also saw his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge for the title of his choosing dashed at the hands of ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia and his champion, “The Greek God” Papadon.

Moments after Tartaglia presented a plaque to Papadon, ECWA’s current Super 8 champion and the longest reigning heavyweight title-holder in the history of the ECWA, to make him the newest ECWA Hall of Famer, Tartaglia was interrupted by his longtime “friend” Zanolle, who looking to honor Ooh La La. After soaking in the adulation of the capacity Newark, Delaware crowd, Ooh La La announced he intended to cash in on his Super 8 battle royal-winning opportunity to challenge for any title in the company by taking away the belt Papadon so affectionately refers to as “Big Red.”

Unfortunately for Ooh La La, the fix was in.

Tartaglia ordered that his title match – more than 20 years in the making – be held at that very moment before he and Papaon laid the boots to the popular star, laying him out w/ the title belt and allowing Papadon to easily pin the popular French star. And had it not been for Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian making the save with a chair, things might not have ended so well.

Unfortunately for Kekoa, this decision would cost him the Mid-Atlantic title he held so dear.

Prior to the start of Kekoa and Papadon’s main-event match, Tartaglia would punish Kekoa for his actions earlier by making the main-event match a Title vs. Title affair, raising the stakes to so much more than just possession of “Big Red.” Despite Ooh La La coming out to prevent Tartaglia from getting physically involved, Papadon continued to prove himself a strong fighting champion in the ECWA.

“At the end of the day I did exactly what I said I would” said an exhausted 2012 Super 8 winner. “I beat Kekoa down and I took away his morale.” Looking into his newly won title he could only continue, “I just never thought I would take his title tonight as well.”

Meanwhile, Sam Shields and Chris Rockwell – the immensely popular ECWA Tag Champions and 2011 K-Cup tournament winners – were forced out of the ECWA after a loss to Fusion-DS that also cost them their championships. Rockwell and Shields, who had been feuding with DS for more than a year over the coveted tag titles, fell victim to the distraction of a beautiful blond female fan who hopped the ringside barricade and caused a distracted. The Sensations could do little but pick up their already-packed bags at ringside and – after signing a handful of autographs – walk out of The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club for perhaps the final time ever. During their farewell speech, Rockwell and Shields thanked and asked fans to continue to support them on social media and stated they are hoping to have a very big announcement very soon, a statement that had many ECWA fans wondering if the Sensations are close to a HUGE career breakthrough!!!!

“No more excuses. No more apathy. Forget about them. Nobody is making excuses for The Midnight Sensations anymore,” proclaimed an ecstatic Dragon. “What they proved to all of the followers tonight is that they were nothing but over-hyped and over-valued.”

Chuckling to himself, his partner Saigon added, “And now, we’re finally done with them.”

It was also a strained night for members of Joel Goodhart’s Blackheart faction, which saw Breaker Morant lose his TWA Heavyweight title to “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde (courtesy of a leaping superkick by Wylde), Josh Daniels and Bobby Shields getting into a shoving match during a four-corners contest against Johnny Silver and former ECWA “Grand Slam” winner Aden Chambers (won by Daniels when he forced Silver to tap out), and Mustafa Aziz failing to defeat AHTU when they fought to a draw.

As the original Blackheart, Mr. Goodhart, was vacationing in Italy, he was unable to comment on the less-than-favorable night for his team.

“Forget it, just forget it,” commented Daniels of the entire night. “They [ECWA booker Zanolle] tried to divide us tonight to conquer us, but we’re still here. We didn’t go anywhere. Bobby and I picked up a big win in the four-way tonight, Breaker WILL get his title back, and Mustafa Aziz has lots more punishment to inflict on the guys in the ECWA locker room, like AHTU.”

“All I know is I am so proud to be holding a big piece of wrestling history after tonight,” responded Wylde while hugging his newly won TWA title. “The historical significance of the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance is not lost on me, and I’ll do everything in my power to continue to bring honor to this belt’s legacy. The belt does not make the man, the man makes the belt!”

Zanolle, in an attempt to stave off Black Heart interference, had declared the title could change hands on a disqualification.

In a grudge match between Kid America’s protégé Kid USA and the once-popular “Fighting Paramedic” Corey Blaze went to a no-contest after match referee Mike Kehner revealed himself to be the man behind the Kid America mask, ending years of speculation. 

With Mike Kehner as the referee, Cory Blaze was just about to finish off Kid USA. Suddenly BORN in the USA (Kid America’s theme) played and the entrance way lit up. Blaze quickly threw Kid USA out of the ring and stood in a fighting stance anticipating Kid America’s appearance. When Kid America did not show, Blaze turned face to face with referee Mike Kehner WEARING A KID AMERICA MASK as Kehner attacked Blaze and went wild. The two had to be separated by security and the locker room. Kehner, who doubled as a referee and Kid America all along (Kid USA is a different person and Kehner’s protégé) sacrificed his secret identity all for the sake of getting an advantage and revenge on Blaze.

In other action, the popular Cole Callaway defeated Magnum Modeling Agency member Ricky “The Model” Martinez


PHOTOS of May 5th by Hank Stoklosa:!i=1831039129&k=PCMgxrL


“The BOSS” buys the Mid-Atlantic Belt…


Mike Kehner aka Kid America has a warning for Corey Blaze…




East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
Sat, May 5th, 2012
Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club
109 Glasgow Drive, Rt. 40 & #1 Positive Place
Newark, DE 19702

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Bell Time: 7:00 PM


For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at:


Scheduled Card (subject to change)…

ECWA Heavyweight Title Match*
2012 ECWA Super 8 Tournament Winner and 2011 ECWA Wrestler of the Year “Greek God” Papadon (c) vs. ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian
*Only the ECWA Heavyweight Championship is on the line; the Mid-Atlantic Championship is not!

ECWA Unified Tag Team Title Match – LOSERS LEAVE ECWA
Current 2-time champions Midnight Sensations (Chris Rockwell & Sam Shields) (c) vs. former 2-time champions FUSION DS (Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon)

TWA Heavyweight Title Match*
Breaker Morant w/ Joel Blackhart (c) vs. “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde
*TWA Title CAN change hands on a DISQUALIFICATION!

Grudge Match
AHTU vs. MUSTAFA AZIZ w/ Joel Blackhart

Four Corners Top Contenders Match
#1 Johnny Silver vs. Grand Slam Champion Aden Chambers vs. Beautiful Bobby Shields w/ Joel Blackhart vs. Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart

Return from the Rainbow
Cole Callaway vs. Ricky the Model Martinez w/ MMA

Rematch for Revenge
“Greatest American Hero” Corey Blaze vs. Kid U-S-A

Plus what championship will Mr. Ooh La La w/ Jim Shorts pursue? Will he have an answer on May 5th??

Card subject to change.

* Delaware Dept. of State Advertising Permit #153

ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon talks about his Super 8 win on the Tony Layne Show and has some choice words for his May 5th opponent in Newark, Delaware, the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian:


ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian responds to ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon and is looking to redeem his Super 8 loss by winning the ECWA Heavyweight Championship:


ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon mocks Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian and talks about his upcoming title defense against Kekoa on May 5th:


The Midnight Sensations challenge FUSION DS to a LOSERS LEAVE ECWA MATCH on May 5, 2012:


Following their impressive win of the 2012 Samoan Cup, FUSION DS had these words for the Midnight Sensations and their May 5th Losers Leave ECWA Match:


“Heart Killer” Chris Wylde is more than ready for TWA Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant on May 5, 2012:


Mr. Ooh La La eliminates “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia from the Super 8 Battle Royal Rumble to earn a title shot of his choosing. The BOSS is NOT happy!!!




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In July 1999, I went to my very first ECWA show at St Matthews Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware. I was shooting photographs for PWI and WOW magazine. The VERY first wrestler I met there and the first one I had pose for me was none other than Mr. Ooh La La!

Ooh La La actually started in ECWA in 1990. So for 20+ years the bumbling Frenchman has been entertaining PRO WRESTLING fans one Saturday a month for many years in the state of Delaware. Ooh La La has been in many memorable battles and maybe even more memorable MOMENTS w/ Cheetah Master, Boogie Woogie Brown, Low Ki, George the Animal Steele, Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young, Kid America, Shockwave the Robot, Cole Callaway and on several occassions even the BACK DOOR of the Boys & Girls Club!!!

From his trademark trip up the ringside steps to his striptease to having difficult taking off his purple pants and having them pulled from under his foot by the referee and falling to chants of Barney!!!! Mr. Ooh La La has endeared himself to countless ECWA fans. One moment I recall where I was truly enlightened to the genius of Mr. Ooh La La was at a TWA match in Voorhees, NJ vs. Shockwave the Robot for the very first time. I sat in the crowd as I sometimes do to take in and experience the reaction of the fans. As I looked around I saw kids and “kids at heart” smiling, laughing, chuckling and enjoying pro wrestling like I did when I was a kid. I could probably name 5 highlights in my 2 and 1/2 years of putting together wrestling shows and this def was one of them.

Beneath the persona is a true professional, a model member of the roster, a team player, a dedicated, hard worker, a good natured man who above all else is humble and universally liked by everyone!!! Well, except one person … ECWA owner Michael Tartaglia!!!

Ooh La La has raised the ire of Mike by eliminating him in the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Battle Royal on Apr 7, 2012 for the title shot of his choice. I have been “friends” with Mike for 20 years. Sometimes we fight, sometimes we “tolerate” each other.

But understand this, ECWA was MY home before Mike even knew what ECWA was. And Mr. Ooh La La was cementing his legend in ECWA long before Mike ever stepped foot in Delaware! If you know me, you know I am honest and a man of my word. Mr. Ooh La La WILL get the title shot of his choice and I WILL ask him along with his trusted confidant Coach Jim Shorts personally on Sat, May 5th in Newark, Delaware at “Divide & Conquer!

TRUST ME, if you are a fan of Mr. Ooh La La you DO NOT want to miss this!!!

Call 609.220.5598 for tix! “ECWA … become a fan all over again!!!

– Joe Zanolle, ECWA Matchmaker

Mr. Ooh La La from July 1999

ECWA owner Michael Tartaglia thought he had pulled a fast one over on everyone, buying his way into winning the 16th Annual ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament- Saturday, April 7, 2012. big Rumble match up...only he miscalculated-there was one more ECWA superstar, Meisure Oohlala, aka Mr. Ooh La La, who would go on to eliminate Tartaglia to be declared the winner.


Mr. Ooh La La earns a title shot by winning the 2012 ECWA Super 8 Battle Royal on Apr 7th!

WYLDE vs. MORANT for TWA TITLE MAY 5, 2012 (video)

May 5th is the culmination of an 8 month quest for “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde at ECWA “Divide & Conquer” in Newark, Delaware!

In Oct 2011, the masked Blackheart ( Breaker Morant) broke into the Boys & Girls Club side entrance and attacked Bazooka Joe and sent him to the ER! But Bazooka Joe was not the real target as revealed in a cryptic Blackheart video message, it was Chris Wylde. Blackheart swore to destroy the ECWA and would do so by going right after the heart of the ECWA, Chris Wylde.

In Nov 2011, Blackheart struck again, but this time he was not alone as 2 other masked men joined in and literally laid out the entire ECWA locker room w/ baseball bats. Blackheart revealed themselves to be the TWA and self-proclaimed REAL Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant, Josh Daniels, Bobby Shields and TWA founder and Commissioner Joel Goodhart. The quartet was angry that TWA was neglected for ECWA and demanded ECWA contracts which they were given under duress as they held ring crew captain Sonny Leech captive and threatened to severely harm him. After a wild tag team match and then another wild six man anything goes match, Blackheart are now signed to compete in separate matches.

Chris Wylde gets his chance for revenge w/ Blackheart ringleader and team captain Breaker Morant. ECWA fans will recognize that Chris Wylde has a tremendous win-loss record in ECWA, but always seems to lose the “big ones.” Since Sept 2010, Wylde has only 3 losses in ECWA to Tommaso Ciampa, Papadon and Kekoa. Can Wylde avenge ECWA and strike Breaker Morant where it hurts most, his beloved TWA Heavyweight Championship? Or will Blackheart continue its reign of terror in the ECWA?

You have to be there for this one, Chris Wylde is going to need the ENTIRE ECWA family in his corner!




“In promoting the May 5th event, it has become clearer to me every day that there is no way “Heart Killerr” Chris Wylde is going to get a fair shake at Breaker Morant for Morant’s TWA Heavyweight Championship. On Mar 10th, Morant used brass knuckles on AHTU and was rightfully so disqualified. If I ban Blackheart, they still will find a way to interfere. So I have come to the conclusion there is only ONE solution!!! For this TWA Heavyweight Championship Match, IF Breaker Morant is disqualified for any reason, including those above, he WILL LOSE his championship to Chris Wylde!!! Saturday, May 5th 2012 in Newark, Delaware for the TWA Heavyweight Championship, Breaker Morant © defends against “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde *Title CAN Change Hands via DQ!!!!” – Joe Zanolle, ECWA Matchmaker

For tix call 609.220.5598.

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!”