Friday, March 18, 2011

CZW 3.17.11: First BOTB Bracket & April 10 Event Announced‏


CZW brings Best of The Best X on Saturday, April 9 to The Asylum Arena
in a doubleheader with wXw’s return to Philadelphia. Both events
will air LIVE on Pay-Per-Stream via HybridEnt.TV


The first of the four first round brackets for Best of The Best X will
be announced over the next week. All first round matches are
ELIMINATION 3-way matches. The winners of each bracket will face each

Announced today for Bracket A: CZW’s Akuma vs. CZW’s Jon Gresham
vs. wXw’s Zack Sabre, Jr.

Also announced for Best of The Best X:

* CZW’s Sami Callihan, Adam Cole, and AR Fox.

* Big Japan’s Daisuke Sekimoto

* Evolve’s Chuck Taylor

* DragonGate’s Johnny Gargano

* ROH’s Kyle O’Reilly

* PWG’s Brandon Gatson

* IPW’s Jake Crist

* CZW Heavyweight and Tag Titles on the line as Tag champions The
Briscoe Brothers, along with Devon Moore face CZW World Heavyweight
champion "The EGO" Robert Anthony and Philadelphia’s Most Wanted,
BLK JEEZ and Joker

* Dream Deathmatch: “Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai vs. Danny Havoc. And
on Monday, we will announce just what kind of insanity you will see in
this rare encounter

From NYC or North Jersey and want to see all of April 9’s action?
Click to view arrangements for a bus trip to catch both CZW and wXw


Also visit The “Best of The Best X” Facebook Event Site


THEN, on Sunday, April 10, CZW heads to the Ace Arena, 725 Sip Street
in Union City, NJ for “International Incident”.

Already announced - DREAM DEATH MATCH, “Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai
faces the returning Necro Butcher!

* As he makes his way back from Japan, Rich Swann has laid down a
challenge to CZW Jr. Heavyweight champion Adam Cole*

* International star Zack Sabre, Jr. continues to turn heads. CZW
officials have now responded to Zack Sabre, Jr.’s request to
showcase what can do by granting a CZW Wired TV Title Match against
champion Drew Gulak w/ “Full Price” Dewey Donovan.

* Bandido, Jr./Azrieal will be ready for battle as they face
Philly’s Most Wanted (Joker/BLK JEEZ)

* Two men appearing on April 9’s Best of The Best will square off on
April 10 as Jeff Peterson Memorial and 16 Carat Gold Cup Winner Sami
Callihan faces Kyle O’Reilly

* Recent CZW turncoat Jon Moxley will challenge Jake Crist


Big Japan Wrestling has confirmed they will still move forward with
all of their events after the recent disasters that struck their
country…and will still feature CZW stars in action. For the full
schedule, visit

*CZW/Big Japan Stars to Appear at K&S WrestleFest on April 9*

“Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai and Daisuke Sekimoto will be among the
guests at this year’s K&S WrestleFest

on April 9 at The Ramada Philadelphia, 76 Industrial Hwy (Rt. 291) in
Essiington, PA.

This year’s WrestleFest will feature the likes of Bobby “The
Brain” Heenan, Orient Express (Tanaka & Sato w/ Mr. Fuji), Molly
Holly, Barry Horowitz, George South, The Sandman, Road Warrior Animal,
Lex Luger, Paul Ellering, Pat Tanaka, Doug Williams, Lance Hoyt aka
Vance Archer, “Grappler” Len Denton, Shinja Akio Sato, Salvatore
Bellomo, special guest Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and more.


Will yet another CZW alumni achieve wrestling greatness? Find out more
about “M-Dogg 20” Matt Capiccioni on the new season of WWE’s
Tough Enough on



Chris Hero Training Camp

Thursday April 7, 2011, 7 PM – 10 PM, Asylum Arena

Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore Training Camp

Sunday April 10, 2011, 9 AM – 12 PM, Asylum Arena

Both clinics are free. Participants can sign up at



for clarification on CZW’s video recording policy at events and
subsequent posting on social media outlets.

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WGN Confirms WWE Superstars Final Airdate

I sent a letter to WGNAmerica last night regarding the status of WWE Superstars and here is the email reply I got:


Our final airing is Thursday, April 7th.

Thanks for writing.

It is unknown why the show is being cancelled.
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Radio:Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 3/18/11

Tune in tonight to starting at 10:30pm Est, 8:30pm Mst as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the 3-18-11 edition of WWE's SmackDown on the Sy Fy network. Chris Kelly of will drop in to discuss the latest news of the week and Former WWE Ring Announcer /Actress/Singer Lauren Mayhew stops by to tell us about the latest projects she has in devolpment.

In the second hour "The Sensational Sean" joins the show to talk the latesrt gaming news and THQ's Homefront.
JJ will be taking your calls via the skype line sponsored by just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply
call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the broadcast.
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WWE Renames Fatal 4 Way PPV

According to the official website of Cineplex Odeon Theatres, WWE has renamed the Pay-Per-View event "Fatal 4 way" to Capitol Punishment 2011.
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WWE And GLAAD Form Partnership Following John Cena Promo Complaints

GLAAD issued the following statement this week

WWE Partners with GLAAD on Anti-Bullying Messages

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will be working with GLAAD to create and promote an anti-bullying initiative aimed at their core audience, and has invited us to conduct trainings for their staff of writers and editors.

Our outreach to WWE was prompted by outrage from many LGBT viewers, about a series of homophobic taunts by wrestler John Cena on the USA program WWE Raw in late February. We reached out to WWE Incorporated, which responded swiftly and positively.

GLAAD was first made aware of the incidents by several of its members following the February 21 broadcast of WWE Raw, which featured wrestler John Cena responding to taunts made by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with a rap song making fun of Johnson’s film roles. The song included lyrics like “You left us high and dry to play a fairy with a tooth?” and “He wore lipstick in Get Shorty, and rocked a skirt for The Game Plan.”

But the real kicker came near the end when he said: "Just don’t go racing to Witch Mountain, Rock, cause your mountain is Brokeback."

The next incident occurred on the show a week later (Feb. 28), when Cena was challenging another wrestler known as “The Miz” while in the ring with him, and had the crowd roaring when he joked about the Miz and his wrestling partner secretly being a couple. It began with Cena saying “Do you really want to look back years from now and realize you shared your legacy with another man?! ….Wait don’t answer that.” Cena continued:

“Now The Miz and Alex Riley are co-champions and to celebrate it they’re going to move in together. They’re going to buy one of those tandem bikes and ride to bed bath and beyond to buy some duvets. And every evening they’re going to relax with a glass of warm piot noir and watch The Notebook, or reruns of last season’s Bachelor. ……….You want to be a mentor and train him? Well, tonight I’m going to train you on how to be a man.”

The incidents were particularly troubling because WWE recently began promoting itself as PG-rated entertainment marketed primarily towards adolescent males. Young boys are of course the demographic most likely to experience homophobic bullying or to be bullying themselves. And there was wrestling superstar John Cena performing what amounted to scripted homophobic bullying of other wrestlers on a nationally broadcast show for kids.

GLAAD contacted WWE executives and explained the problem after receiving our first reports. They then spoke to John Cena and the show’s writers. We have been assured that not only will such incidents not happen again, WWE intends to reach out to their adolescent audience, with messages aimed making it clear that bullying someone with homophobic taunts or for their perceived sexual orientation is wrong. WWE released the following apology statement to that effect:

"WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents. We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We strongly value our fans in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and apologize to them for these incidents."

We are very much looking forward to developing our relationship with WWE, and we thank them both for hearing our message loud and clear, and for planning to send an anti-bullying message of their own.
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