ECWA MARCH 10th RESULTS – SOLD OUT, FANS TURNED AWAY (video)

ECWA’s return to the YMCA of Salem County in Carney’s Point, New Jersey saw a WILD, SELL OUT CROWD where the YMCA had to turn fans away at the door.

Some highlights:

-Joel Blackhart offered CUJO the Hellhound a bounty and cash bonus and membership in Blackheart should he put Chris Wylde back into the hospital, but the plan backfired with Wylde getting the win

-Jessie Kaye made her ECWA debut, but was defeated by crowd favorite Aida Marie

-Breaker Morant pinned AHTU after using brass knuckles. Senior Referee John Finegan and match maker Joe Zanolle came to ringside to tell Referee Mike Kehner to check Breaker. When he did and he found the brass knuckles, he reversed his decision and disqualified Breaker, but the TWA Title does not change hands on a DQ. Following the match Kehner and Zanolle had words regading Kehner missing the use of the foreign object

-Kekoa and Johnny Silver had a great match that was cut short by the 15 min time limit, Kekoa retains the Mid-Atlantic Title

-All Money I$ Legal and Shockwave the Robot took on Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts and Danny E & Ricky the Model Martinez w/ MMA in a match that TORE DOWN THE HOUSE

-After referee Mike Kehner was pulled from the match by Joe Zanolle and replaced with referee Phil Sly, the Midnight Sensations defeated FUSION DS to regain the ECWA Unified Tag Team Titles

-Greek God Papadon successfully defended his ECWA Title against the returning former ECWA Champion Aden Chambers

Quick results from 3.10.12 Carney’s Point, NJ… Chris Wylde def CUJO the Hellhound w/ Joel Blackhart…Aida Marie def Jessie Kaye… TWA Title: AHTU def Breaker Morant (c) w/ Joel Blackhart via DQ…MA Title: Kekoa (c) and #1 Johnny Silver went to a time limit draw…Shockwave & AMIL def Mr Ooh La La w/ Jim Shorts and Danny E & Ricky Martinez w/ Magnum & Gus Grand … Tag Titles, Texas Tornado Match: TMS def FUSION to win titles … ECWA Title: Papadon (c) def Aden Chambers.

Dean Dixon’s review:
http://hellinacell.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/ecwa-the-road-to-the-super-8/

Hank Stoklosa’s Photos:
http://sode.smugmug.com/Sports/ECWA/03-10-12-ECWA-at-Penns-Grove/21884177_s2RqMH#!i=1745917687&k=TdMFf9v

FUSION DS’ reaction to losing the ECWA Unified Tag Team Title back to Midnight Sensations one week after winning them:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/124627284251717/332264043488039/?notif_t=like#!/photo.php?v=2492211764821

 

BONUS:

Chris Wylde vs. CUJO the Hellhound w/ Joel Blackhart (FULL MATCH)

ECWA RETURNS to YMCA in CARNEY’S POINT, NJ THIS SAT, MAR 10th

FUNDRAISER for the YMCA of Salem County!

East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
Sat, Mar 10th, 2012
YMCA of Salem County
204 Shell Road
Carney’s Point, NJ 08069
PHONE: 856-299-1493
(Just 15 miles from Newark, DE!!!)


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

All ECWA events are FAMILY FRIENDLY!

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE, VIA PAY PAL & AT THE DOOR
For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at: info@ecwaprowrestling.com

Tickets and Outlets:
Advance tickets are $12 adult and $8 kids 12 & under; tickets at the door are $15 adult and $10 kids 12 and under.

FOR DIRECTIONS:
http://www.myymca.net/contact.shtml

Scheduled to appear (card subject to change)…

1-ECWA Heavyweight Title Match
“Greek God” Papadon (c) vs. ECWA Grand Slam Champion Aden Chambers

2-TWA Heavyweight Title Match
Breaker Morant (c) w/ Joel Blackhart vs. AHTU

3-BATTLE of ECWA CROWD FAVORITES-
ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title Match

Kekoa the Flyin’ Hawaiian (c) vs. #1 Johnny Silver

4-ECWA Unified Tag Team Title Match
TEXAS TORNADO MATCH RULES – ALL FOUR MEN IN RING – NO TAGS!!!

“FUSION DS” Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon (c) vs. “Midnight Sensations” Chris Rockwell & Sam Shields

5-SPECIAL ATTRACTION – SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
ALL MONEY I$ LEGAL & SHOCKWAVE the ROBOT vs. Danny E & Ricky “the Model” Martinez w/ Magnum & Gus Grand & Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts

6-“Heart Killer” Chris Wylde vs. CUJO the Hellhound

7-Women’s Match– Aida Marie vs. Jessie Kaye

Card subject to change.

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SHOCKWAVE the Robot and ECWA LIVE pro wrestling is coming back to the YMCA of Salem County on Mar 10!!! BE THERE!!!

And SHOCKWAVE will be teaming with ALL MONEY I$ LEGAL!!!

Aden Chambers talks about his upcoming match with “Greek God” Papadon:

 


Papadon responds to Chambers:

ADEN CHAMBERS AND PAPADON BOTH TALK ABOUT THEIR TITLE MATCH THIS SAT, MAR 10th (video)

 

The ECWA Grandslam Champion, ADEN CHAMBERS, has a message for the current ECWA Heavyweight Champion, “Greek God” Papadon (it’s Papadon v Chambers, Mar 10 in Carney’s Point, NJ):

 

 

The ECWA Heavyweight Champion “Greek God” Papadon responds to Aden Chambers:

 

For Aden Chambers, 5 months felt like 5 years! That is how long it took for him to rehab his fractured femur that he incurred during the MCW Shamrock Memorial Cup on July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD. At that time Chambers was scheduled to return to the ECWA 44th Anniversary show on September 24th in Newark, Delaware in a highly anticipated 4 corners match for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title vs. Chris Wyde (then champion) vs. Bobby Shields vs. Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian (the current champion).

All Chambers could think about during his rehab was getting back into the ring, but more specifically the ECWA ring! And why not, Chambers has had a storied career in the ECWA. He has held every championship and also won the 2008 Super 8 Tournament.

When Chambers sent word that he was back and ready for action, ECWA Matchmaker Joe Zanolle was quick to sign a match that has NEVER taken place before… Aden Chambers vs. “Greek God” Papadon!!! Now Papadon has a defense of his ECWA heavyweight Championship on March 3, 2012 in Newark, Delaware against #1 Johnny Silver. IF Papadon successfully defends the championship, then his match with Chambers on March 10th at the YMCA of Salem County in Carney’s Point, NJ (just 10 minutes from the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE) will be for the title!

Aden Chambers won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship on March 17, 2007! Can lightening strike twice one week shy of 5 years later on Mar 10, 2012 in Carney’s Point, NJ??????

Don’t miss it as Aden Chambers will take on the current ECWA Heavyweight Champion GreekGod Papadon for the VERY FIRST TIME EVER and perhaps the ONLY TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Call 609.220.5598 for tix!!!

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!!!!”

Chambers suffered a compound fracture to the femur and a cracked hip bone when he landed on the concrete here at the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup, July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD!

Chambers vs. Ricky Reyes at the Shamrock Cup moments before his injury!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is an X-Ray of Aden Chambers fractured femur!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is the X-Ray of Aden Chamber's femur post surgery! You can clearly see the steel rod here!

Chambers went through months of tedious rehab!

Chambers is a member of an elite group in pro wrestling, ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament winners!

Chambers has never been shy about taking risks inside, and outside, the ring!

Chambers began his ECWA career in 2004 as the OC Boyz with Shawn Patrick and Ace Darling as their mentor!

Teacher vs. student, Chambers takes on Ace Darling at the 2011 ECWA Super 8 Tournament! Chambers and Ace are the only 2 men in ECWA history to have won every championship and the Super 8!

Chambers had his first match back on January 14th, 2012 vs. Dustin Tarr!

Chambers knows what it feels like to be the keeper of the oldest heavyweight championship in independent pro wrestling history and he wants that feeling back!

But standing in his way is the current champion Papadon who knows that feeling too and has no plans to let the championship slip from his grasp!

ADEN CHAMBERS HAS A MESSAGE FOR PAPADON (video)

The ECWA Grandslam Champion, ADEN CHAMBERS, has a message for the current ECWA Heavyweight Champion, “Greek God” Papadon (it’s Papadon v Chambers, Mar 10 in Carney’s Point, NJ):

For Aden Chambers, 5 months felt like 5 years! That is how long it took for him to rehab his fractured femur that he incurred during the MCW Shamrock Memorial Cup on July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD. At that time Chambers was scheduled to return to the ECWA 44th Anniversary show on September 24th in Newark, Delaware in a highly anticipated 4 corners match for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title vs. Chris Wyde (then champion) vs. Bobby Shields vs. Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian (the current champion).

All Chambers could think about during his rehab was getting back into the ring, but more specifically the ECWA ring! And why not, Chambers has had a storied career in the ECWA. He has held every championship and also won the 2008 Super 8 Tournament.

When Chambers sent word that he was back and ready for action, ECWA Matchmaker Joe Zanolle was quick to sign a match that has NEVER taken place before… Aden Chambers vs. “Greek God” Papadon!!! Now Papadon has a defense of his ECWA heavyweight Championship on March 3, 2012 in Newark, Delaware against #1 Johnny Silver. IF Papadon successfully defends the championship, then his match with Chambers on March 10th at the YMCA of Salem County in Carney’s Point, NJ (just 10 minutes from the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE) will be for the title!

Aden Chambers won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship on March 17, 2007! Can lightening strike twice one week shy of 5 years later on Mar 10, 2012 in Carney’s Point, NJ??????

Don’t miss it as Aden Chambers will take on the current ECWA Heavyweight Champion GreekGod Papadon for the VERY FIRST TIME EVER and perhaps the ONLY TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Call 609.220.5598 for tix!!!

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!!!!”

Chambers suffered a compound fracture to the femur and a cracked hip bone when he landed on the concrete here at the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup, July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD!

Chambers vs. Ricky Reyes at the Shamrock Cup moments before his injury!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is an X-Ray of Aden Chambers fractured femur!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is the X-Ray of Aden Chamber's femur post surgery! You can clearly see the steel rod here!

Chambers went through months of tedious rehab!

Chambers is a member of an elite group in pro wrestling, ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament winners!

Chambers has never been shy about taking risks inside, and outside, the ring!

Chambers began his ECWA career in 2004 as the OC Boyz with Shawn Patrick and Ace Darling as their mentor!

Teacher vs. student, Chambers takes on Ace Darling at the 2011 ECWA Super 8 Tournament! Chambers and Ace are the only 2 men in ECWA history to have won every championship and the Super 8!

Chambers had his first match back on January 14th, 2012 vs. Dustin Tarr!

Chambers knows what it feels like to be the keeper of the oldest heavyweight championship in independent pro wrestling history and he wants that feeling back!

But standing in his way is the current champion Papadon who knows that feeling too and has no plans to let the championship slip from his grasp!

FUSION DS & MIDNIGHT SENSATIONS SPEAK ABOUT RECENT EVENTS (video)

Matt Saigon and Damian Dragon, known collectively as FUSION DS, won the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Tag Team Titles from the Best Around, Bruce Maxwell and TJ Cannon, in January 2011 in Voorhees, NJ.

In May 2011, FUSION DS defeated Christopher Rockwell and Sam Shields, the Midnight Sensations, for the vacant ECWA Tag Team Tiles and also to unify both the TWA and ECWA Tag Team Championships to become the first ECWA/TWA Unified Tag Team Champions.

FUSION DS defended the championships throughout 2011 and were ranked the number 10 tag team in the world several weeks by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine online at www.pwi-online.com.  This marked the first time ever that any ECWA champion(s) had ever been ranked in the PWI overall top ten, which is usually reserved for WWE, TNA, NWA and international wrestlers.

FUSION DS’s title reign ended at the ECWA K-CUP Tag Team Tournamentin Newark, DE in Nov 2011 when they were defeated by Asylum and Matt Burns, the Flatliners, in the quarter-final round.  The Flatliners then lost the championship to the Matt & Bryan Logan in the semi-finals.  The Midnight Sensations, old rivals of FUSION DS, then defeated the Logan Brothers in the finals for the Unified Tag Team Title and the K-CUP trophy.

Following their loss at the K-CUP, FUSION felt slighted by the fans who began to rally behind the Midnight Sensations and voted the Sensations ECWA Tag Team, Match and Moment of the Year in ECWA’s Year End Awards in on-line voting.

In January 2012, FUSION DS saved the Midnight Sensations after the Sensations defeated the Nigerian Nightmares in a very tough title defense and a brutal post match attack by the Nightmares.  After chasing the Nightmares off with chairs, FUSION helped the Sensations back to their feet only to brutally attack them with a series a chair shots!!!

With the roles now reversed, and the Sensations now the favorite of the ECWA fans, FUSION DS has vowed their new attitude will lead them to become the first ever 2-time Unified ECWA Tag Team Champions. However, the defending champions, who bill themselves as time traveling, karate aliens from the Triton Moon sent from the future to save tag team wrestling, say different and promise to send FUSION DS away empty-handed.

The Midnight Sensations have 2 title defenses scheduled against FUSION DS, first at ECWA SPRING BATTLE!, Mar 3, 2012 in Newark, Delaware and then at the YMCA of Salem County, Mar 10, 2012 in Carney’s Point, NJ.

For tix and info cal 609.220.5598

ECWA Web Page: www.ecwaprowrestling.com

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!”

Listen to what both FUSION DS and the Midnight Sensations have to say about this recent turn of events!

FUSION DS in MUSIC VIDEO (video)

Former East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Unified Tag Team Champions Matt Saigon & Damian Dragon, known as FUSION DS, were recently featured in a music video, “Lucha Libre” by Italian rock band NUV.

 

Saigon and Dragon won the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Tag Team Titles from the Best Around, Bruce Maxwell and TJ Cannon, in January 2011 in Voorhees, NJ.
 
In May 2011, FUSION DS defeated Christopher Rockwell and Sam Shields, the Midnight Sensations, for the vacant ECWA Tag Team Tiles and also to unify both the TWA and ECWA Tag Team Championships to become the first ECWA/TWA Unified Tag Team Champions.
 
FUSION DS defended the championships throughout 2011 and were ranked the number 10 tag team in the world several weeks by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine online at www.pwi-online.com.  This marked the first time ever that any ECWA champion(s) had ever been ranked in the PWI overall top ten, which is usually reserved for WWE, TNA, NWA and international wrestlers.
 
FUSION DS’s title reign ended at the ECWA K-CUP Tag Team Tournament in Newark, DE in Nov 2011 when they were defeated by Asylum and Matt Burns, the Flatliners, in the quarter-final round.  The Flatliners then lost the championship to the Matt & Bryan Logan in the semi-finals.  The Midnight Sensations, old rivals of FUSION DS, then defeated the Logan Brothers in the finals for the Unified Tag Team Title and the K-CUP trophy.
 
Following their loss at the K-CUP, FUSION felt slighted by the fans who began to rally behind the Midnight Sensations and voted the Sensations ECWA Tag Team, Match and Moment of the Year in ECWA’s Year End Awards in on-line voting.
 
In January 2012, FUSION DS saved the Midnight Sensations after the Sensations defeated the Nigerian Nightmares in a very tough title defense and a brutal post match attack by the Nightmares.  After chasing the Nightmares off with chairs, FUSION helped the Sensations back to their feet only to brutally attack them with a series a chair shots!!!
 
With the roles now reversed, and the Sensations now the favorite of the ECWA fans, FUSION DS has vowed their new attitude will lead them to become the first ever 2-time Unified ECWA Tag Team Champions. However, the defending champions, who bill themselves as time traveling, karate aliens from the Triton Moon sent from the future to save tag team wrestling, say different and promise to send FUSION DS away empty-handed.
 
The Midnight Sensations have 2 title defenses scheduled against FUSION DS, first at ECWA SPRING BATTLE!, Mar 3, 2012 in Newark, Delaware and then at the YMCA of Salem County, Mar 10, 2012 in Carney’s Point, NJ.
 
For tix and info cal 609.220.5598
 
 
 
“ECWA … become a fan all over again!”

TWA TITLE NOW RECOGNIZED BY ECWA

 

Since TWA Heavyweight Champion and the self-proclaimed REAL Champion Breaker Morant insists carrying around the TWA belt with him, ECWA has decided to officially recognized the championship! Ever since that announcement was made, the response from members of the roster looking for a shot has been overwhelming, and from both sides of the dressing rooms!!! AHTU has his first shot on Mar 10th, but Chris Wylde, Kekoa, Aden Chambers, Chris Rockwell, Sam Shields, Cole Callaway, Corey Blaze, Damian Dragon, Matt Saigon, Johnny Silver, Alex Reynolds, CUJO and even Mr. Ooh La La all want a piece of Breaker!!! Huh, go figure, Blackheart is not too popular in the locker room! Breaker is going to have to be every bit as good as he says he is to fend off this onslaught of challengers!!!

ADEN CHAMBERS RETURNS FROM INJURY, TAKES on PAPADON Mar 10th, 2012

For Aden Chambers, 5 months felt like 5 years! That is how long it took for him to rehab his fractured femur that he incurred during the MCW Shamrock Memorial Cup on July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD. At that time Chambers was scheduled to return to the ECWA 44th Anniversary show on September 24th in Newark, Delaware in a highly anticipated 4 corners match for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title vs. Chris Wyde (then champion) vs. Bobby Shields vs. Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian (the current champion).

All Chambers could think about during his rehab was getting back into the ring, but more specifically the ECWA ring! And why not, Chambers has had a storied career in the ECWA. He has held every championship and also won the 2008 Super 8 Tournament.

When Chambers sent word that he was back and ready for action, ECWA Matchmaker Joe Zanolle was quick to sign a match that has NEVER taken place before… Aden Chambers vs. “Greek God” Papadon!!! Now Papadon has a defense of his ECWA heavyweight Championship on March 3, 2012 in Newark, Delaware against #1 Johnny Silver. IF Papadon successfully defends the championship, then his match with Chambers on March 10th at the YMCA of Salem County in Carney’s Point, NJ (just 10 minutes from the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE) will be for the title!

Aden Chambers won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship on March 17, 2007! Can lightening strike twice one week shy of 5 years later on Mar 10, 2012 in Carney’s Point, NJ??????

Don’t miss it as Aden Chambers will take on the current ECWA Heavyweight Champion GreekGod Papadon for the VERY FIRST TIME EVER and perhaps the ONLY TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Call 609.220.5598 for tix!!!

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!!!!”

Chambers suffered a compound fracture to the femur and a cracked hip bone when he landed on the concrete here at the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup, July 30, 2011 in Dundalk, MD!

Chambers vs. Ricky Reyes at the Shamrock Cup moments before his injury!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is an X-Ray of Aden Chambers fractured femur!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO! Here is the X-Ray of Aden Chamber's femur post surgery! You can clearly see the steel rod here!

Chambers went through months of tedious rehab!

Chambers is a member of an elite group in pro wrestling, ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament winners!

Chambers has never been shy about taking risks inside, and outside, the ring!

Chambers began his ECWA career in 2004 as the OC Boyz with Shawn Patrick and Ace Darling as their mentor!

Teacher vs. student, Chambers takes on Ace Darling at the 2011 ECWA Super 8 Tournament! Chambers and Ace are the only 2 men in ECWA history to have won every championship and the Super 8!

Chambers had his first match back on January 14th, 2012 vs. Dustin Tarr!

Chambers knows what it feels like to be the keeper of the oldest heavyweight championship in independent pro wrestling history and he wants that feeling back!

But standing in his way is the current champion Papadon who knows that feeling too and has no plans to let the championship slip from his grasp!

16th ANNUAL ECWA SUPER 8 IS COMING SAT, APRIL 7, 2012 to NEWARK, DELAWARE, FIRST 3 COMPETITORS ANNOUNCED

The East Coast Wrestling Association’s (ECWA) annual Super 8 Tournament is the oldest and most recognized pro wrestling tournament in the United States. The inaugural tournament took place in 1997 and gave many of today’s stars their first big break on the East Coast including Daniel Bryan (aka Bryan Danielson, American Dragon), Christopher Daniels, Austin Aries, the Hardy Boyz and many more. Each year, Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) magazine has recognized and covered the tournament in depth. Many of today’s top independent stars in the United States and abroad grew up reading about the Super 8 in PWI magazine and were inspired by the prospect of one day competing in the Super 8 and fulfilling their dreams of being a professional wrestler! The tournament also inspired pro hopefuls who otherwise might have been considered too small to be a pro as the tournament has highlighted the junior heavyweight style.

In 2011, for the first time ever, the Super 8 Tournament was held outside of Delaware and took place in Voorhees, NJ at the Flyers Skate Zone.

This year, April 7th 2012, the Super 8 comes home to the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE*, Bell Time 7 PM, which hosted the tournament from 2005-2010. They tournament was held at Saint Matthews Parish Hall in Wilmington, Delaware from 1997-2004!

Last year’s Super 8 (2011) saw Tommaso Ciampa emerge victorious after reaching the finals in 2009 and 2010, when he defeated 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Rookie of the Year, Adam Cole, in a stellar battle. Since then, Ciampa has been on an undefeated streak at Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling. Also, Austin Aries, at a cross roads in his career, returned to the tournament that gave him his first national exposure in 2004. Since then, Aries has gone on to be a full-time performer at TNA IMPACT! Wrestling. Shiima Xion (aka Zema Ion) has gone on to TNA IMPACT! Wrestling following last year’s Super 8.

This year, with the Super 8 Tournament returning home to Delaware, a whole new field of 8 competitors are looking to make a big name for themselves in hopes of future national success, as some so many past Super 8 performers have experienced. First competitor in the 16th Annual ECWA Super 8 on April 7th is the current reigning ECWA Heavyweight Champion, the “Greek God” Papadon. Papadon earned his spot in the tournament in a match against 2011 winner Tommaso Ciampa. Papadon defeated Ciampa on September 24, 2011 in Newark, Delaware at the 44th Anniversary show where it was the ECWA Title vs. an automatic spot in the Super 8. Papadon, a 12 year veteran of the sport and the East Coast independent circuit won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship his second night in the company when he defeated crowd favorite, the giant MEGA on March 5th, 2011 in Newark, Delaware and is undefeated in the ECWA! Since that time Papadon has defeated many greater challengers and many which were deemed ECWA Match of the Year candidates in its 2011 Year End Awards on-line poll including title defenses against Tommaso Ciampa,#1 Johnny Silver, Alex Reynolds, “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde, Chase Del Monte, Matt Saigon and more! Papadon was also voted by the fans of the 2011 ECWA as Wrestler of the Year. Papadon also has tournament experience as he participated in the 2011 Jeff Peterson Cup and has won the New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC) Master of the Mat twice. He is also a former NYWC Heavyweight Champion and also former NYWC FUSION Champion. While being one of the most hated men in ECWA history, ECWA faithful fans recognize and appreciate the skill he possesses.

Second competitor entered in this year’s field of 8, is the current ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion, Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian! Kekoa is a 5 year pro who after much success in the Lehigh Valley area independent wrestling promotions, Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian debuted for the ECWA March 5th, 2011 and has taken the promotion by storm. Kekoa has consistently been a part of some of the best matches in ECWA in 2011 including bouts against Chris Wylde, Jonathan Gresham, Ricky “the Model” Martinez and two incredible matches with Adam Cole, the second of which was called Match of the Year by many ECWA fans. On Nov 19th, 2011, Kekoa captured his first ECWA championship when he won the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title from “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde, who had held the championship for nearly a year and had only suffered two losses previously in ECWA to Tommaso Ciampa and “Greek God” Papadon. Kekoa, with all his momentum from an impressive 2011, heads toward the Super 8 Tournament looking to use the prestige of winning the tournament to catapult him to the next level. As a note of trivia, this is the first time in ECWA SUPER 8 history that both the Heavyweight and Mid-Atlantic champions have been entered into the tournament. Will both Papadon & Kekoa make it to the SUPER 8 with both their title reigns still intact?

The third competitor entered into the Super 8 this year is Bobby Fish!!! Bobby is a 9 year pro who was trained by Tony DeVito & LEGENDARY WWE Hall of Famer and 7-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Harley Race!!! Bobby works EVOLVE and other Northeast independent promotions stateside and is a regular in Japan for the NOAH promotion. Bobby has tournament experience as he was a participant in the 2011 Global League Tournament in Japan (NOAH) and was also a finalist in the Jeff Peterson Cup 2011 in Florida (FIP). On Saturday night, January 14, 2012, Bobby wrestled what was billed as the last pro wrestling event at the ECW Arena before renovations as he defeated Sami Callihan via submission for EVOLVE. Bobby is one of the most impressive pure grapplers today, a top athlete and definitely deserves to compete in the SUPER 8!!! The remaining five remaining competitors in the Super 8 will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

For a history of the Super 8 Tournament visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecwa_super_8

16th Annual ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament Competitor Bios:

The “Greek God” Papadon or The “Greek God” Dimitrios

Papadon Website: facebook.com/GreekGod Papadon

Height/Weight: 6’0″ 231 lbs.

Hails From: Corinthos, Greece

Years Pro: 12

Feuds: Tony Nese, Dan Maff, John Silver, Tommaso Ciampa, Chris Wylde, Azrieal, Alex Reynolds

Trained By: Homicide & Mikey Whipwreck

Style: Hybrid Style w/ Japanese Puroresu influence (Can wrestle any style. I incorporate everything at all times, traditional American, Strong Style Japanese Puroresu, Mexican Lucha Libre, Technical European, High Flying, & Submissions into my arsenal.)

Finishers: Alpha Omega(shinning wizard), Alpha Omega v 2.0(shinning wizard to the back of the head), In God I Trust(jumping pildriver), H.O.A.(heels of Achilles aka ankle lock), Icarus Wings (reverse rings of Saturn submission), Mt. Olympus Flying Head Butt

Titles Held:

ECWA Heavyweight Champion

NYWC Champion

NYWC Master of the Mat Winner (2 times)

NYWC FUSION Champion NYWC Interstate Champion

NYWC Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

NWA Cyberspace/Shockwave Heavyweight Champion

NWA Cyberspace/Shockwave Internet Champion

NWA Cyberspace/Shockwave Tag Team champion(w/ Havok as the Solution)

LIWF Television Champion LIWF Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

JAPW Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

JCW Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

SSCW Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

USAPW/UXW Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

IWA-PA Tag Team Champion (w/ Havok as the Solution)

Feds Worked For:

East Coast Wrestling Association – DE

New York Wrestling Connection – NY

Dragon Gate USA – PA

Full Impact Pro – FL/NY

Ring of Honor – PA

Federated – NY

Jersey All Pro Wrestling – NJ

All Star Wrestling – England

World Xtreme Wrestling – PA(now in FL)

World Xtreme Wrestling C4 – PA

Impact Championship Wrectling – NY

East Coast Lucha libre – NY

WORLD-1 – NJ

Long Island Wrestling Federation – NY

NWA Cyberspace/Shockwave(aka CSWF) – NJ

Jersey Championship Wrestling – NJ

Stars & Stripes Championship Wrestling – NJ

USA Pro Wrestling – NY

Victory Pro Wrestling – NY

IWA – Pennsylvania – PA

IWF – Michigan – MI

Pro Wrestling Unplugged – PA

Summit Promotions – England

Lucha Xtreme Wrestling – NY

Inspirations: Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, William Regal, Fit Finlay, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Sting, Great Muta, Jushin Thunder Liger, Masahiro Chono, Lance Storm, HHH, Dynamite Kid

Aspirations:

 -First and foremost, to win the most prestigous tournament in all of wrestling, the 16th Annual 2012 Super 8 tournament.

 -To make history and be the very first wrestler to ever walk in ECWA Heavyweight Champion and walk out that night both champion and tournament winner.

-Be the very best I can be.

-Get signed by the WWE & headline Wrestlemania. -Ultimately, my goal is to make my living through wrestling.

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Kekoa The Flyin Hawaiian

Website: Facebook.com/FlyinH  

Twitter.com/KekoaFH

Height/Weight: 5’11” 198lbs

Hails From: Manoa Hawaii

Years Pro: 5

Feuds: Adam Cole, Sebastian Cruz, Bill Daly, Chad Evans, Ricky Martinez

Trained By: Bill Daly, Mongoose, Buzz Bentley

Style: American high flyer with technical background

Finishers: 5-0 Slam (standing firemans carry into back slam)

Titles Held:

Current ECWA Mid Atlantic Champion

AIWF World Tag Team Champion

PXW TV Champion

BWO Tag Team Champion

BWO United States Champion

LWO Heavyweight Champion

LVW Heavyweight Champion

PAW Heavyweight Champion

WXW C4 Ultimate Hybrid Champion

First LWO Liberty Cup Champion

First LVW Heavyweight Tournament Winner

PWI’s “One To Watch” 2011

Feds Worked For:

World Wrestling Entertainment

Ring of Honor

East Coast Wrestling Association

Combat Zone Wrestling

Allied Independent Wrestling Federation

Body slam wrestling Organization

Liberty Wrestling Organization

East Coast Pro Wrestling

World Xtreme Wrestling C4

Lehigh Valley Wrestling

Pennsylvania All Star Wrestling

Pro Xcitement Wrestling

Inspirations: Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat

Aspirations: First and foremost, to win the most prestigious tournament in all of wrestling, the 16th Annual 2012 Super 8 Tournament. I would also love to expand my overseas experience, and continue to grow and mold myself into the wrestler I dream of becoming. Ultimately, my goal is to make a living through this sport and be a full time professional wrestler contracted with World Wrestling Entertainment

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 Bobby Fish

Website: https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=736580498

Height/Weight: 5’11” 217 lbs.

Hails From: Saratoga Springs, NY

Years Pro: 9 years

Feuds: Eddie Edwards, Kyle O’reilly, Astushi Aoki

Trained By: Tony Devito, Harley Race

Style: A blend of American technical and Puroresu style, with Muay Thai and MMA influence.

Finishers: “Sleeps with the Fishes” (jump spinning hook kick), “The Fish Hook” (heel hook submission hold), Moonsault

Titles Held:

NOAH pro wrestling – 2011

Global League Tournament participant

NOAH 2011 award winner

NECW Heavyweight Champion (current)

FIP 2011 Jeff Peterson Cup finalist

CPW Heavyweight Champion (former)

PWU Tag Team Champion (former)

Feds Worked For:

Pro Wrestling NOAH (Japan)

EVOLVE (Northeast USA)

Ring of Honor USA)

New England Championship Wrestling (Northeast USA)

Pro Wrestling All – Stars (England)

Jersey All Pro Wrestling (Northeast USA)

IWA Mid-south (Midwest USA)

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (Germany)

Full Impact Pro (Southern USA)

*Amateur kickboxing record of 2-0. Scheduled to fight on Jan. 28, 2012 at Strikeforce Promotions Muay Thai event in Voorhees, N.J.

Inspirations: The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh), The Dynamite Kid, Ricky Steamboat

Aspiration: To win the 16th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament. To continue to wrestle overseas and gain greater exposure in the United States as well!

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Also, make sure you check out ECWA LIVE! in March 2012. SPRING BATTLE takes place on Sat, March 3, 2012 at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Delaware* and then ECWA returns to the YMCA of Salem County in Carney’s Point, NJ on March 10, 2012!

For all info and tickets to the ECWA and SUPER 8 call 609.220.5598 or email info@ecwaprowrestling.com

 WEB PAGE: www.ecwaprowrestling.com

 ECWA SUPER 8 WEB PAGE: http://ecwaprowrestling.com/ecwa/about/ecwa-super-8-april-7-de/

 FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/groups/124627284251717/#!/groups/124627284251717/

 ECWA SUPER 8 FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/274727819258112/

 All ECWA events are FAMILY FRIENDLY! Card subject to change!

*Pending approval of State of Delaware

“ECWA … become a fan all over again!”

ECWA LIVE! MARCH 2012 EVENTS

 

East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
“SPRING BATTLE!”
Sat, Mar 3rd, 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

All ECWA events are FAMILY FRIENDLY!

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE, VIA PAY PAL & AT THE DOOR
For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at: info@ecwaprowrestling.com

Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and over, $10 for ages 12 and under and $8 for B&GC Members w/ valid ID for each show

FOR PAY PAL PURCHASE:
http://ecwaprowrestling.com/ecwa/about/tickets/

FOR DIRECTIONS:
http://ecwaprowrestling.com/ecwa/about/directions/

Scheduled Card (subject to change)…

1- ECWA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
“Greek God” Papadon (c ) vs. #1 Johnny Silver

2- SIX-MAN ANYTHING GOES MATCH
“Blackheart” TWA Heavyweight Champion Breaker Morant, Bobby Shields and Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart vs. Chris Wylde, AHTU and ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian

3- ECWA UNIFIED TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
“Midnight Sensations” Christopher Rockwell & Sam Shields vs. “FUSION DS” Damian Dragon & Matt Saigon

4- Bandido Jr. & Azrieal vs. Magnum’s Modeling Agency- “Blowout Boy” Danny E & Ricky “the Model” Martinez w/ Magnum & Gus Grand

5- Alex Reynolds vs. Alexander James

6 -MARTIAL ARTS CHALLEHNGE & EXHIBITION
“Sensei” Paul Lopresti vs. Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts

… and will Kid America be medically cleared to face Corey Blaze?

More to be announced!

Card subject to change.

* Delaware Dept. of State Advertising Permit No. 140 pending

ECWA WEB PAGE:
www.ecwaprowrestling.com

ECWA FACE BOOK FAN PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/124627284251717/

ECWA FACE BOOK EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/311367402241014/

Listen to IN THE ROOM podcast w/ Brady Hicks at http://thebradyhicks.com/ New shows are posted every Tues at 10 PM. Some past interviews available on the site are with Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Serena Deeb and many more!

Support PWI Magazine at www.pwi-online.com

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FUNDRAISER for the YMCA of Salem County!

East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
Sat, Mar 10th, 2012
YMCA of Salem County
204 Shell Road
Carney’s Point, NJ 08069
(Just 15 miles from Newark, DE!!!)


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

All ECWA events are FAMILY FRIENDLY!

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE, VIA PAY PAL & AT THE DOOR
For info and reserved seating call (609) 220-5598
or e-mail at: info@ecwaprowrestling.com

Tickets and Outlets:
Advance tickets are $12 adult and $8 kids 12 & under; tickets at the door are $15 adult and $10 kids 12 and under.

FOR DIRECTIONS:
http://www.myymca.net/contact.shtml

Scheduled to appear…

SPECIAL ATTRACTION – SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
ALL MONEY I$ LEGAL & SHOCKWAVE the ROBOT vs. “The Royal Studs” Danny E & Kenny Royal w/ Magnum & Gus Grand & Mr. Ooh La La w/ Coach Jim Shorts

Plus…
“Greek God” Papadon
Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian
Chris Wylde
AHTU
Midnight Sensations
FUSION DS
Blackheart

and all your favorite stars of the ECWA!

ECWA WEB PAGE:
www.ecwaprowrestling.com

ECWA FACE BOOK FAN PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/124627284251717/