Sunday, November 27, 2011

CZW ‘Cage of Death 13’ & ‘International Indie Summit’ on iPPV – Dec 3‏

CZW ‘Cage of Death 13’ & ‘International Indie Summit’ on iPPV – Dec 3 – Combat Zone Wrestling’s biggest event of the year ‘Cage of Death 13’ airs live on iPay-Per-View from the legendary Asylum (former ECW) Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 3.

Starting at 1 pm, international talent from Japan’s Big Japan Wrestling, DDT, K-Dojo, & FREEDOMs will be on-hand for the ‘International Indie Summit’, including international wrestling sensation Dick Togo for his last United States east coast wrestling appearance as he faces Kudo and Masahiro Takanashi.

Also featuring:
*Shattered Dreams Death Match: BJW's Jake Numazawa & FREEDOMs' Jun Kasai vs. BJW's Ryuji Ito & CZW's Danny Havoc
*FREEDOMs' Kamui & CZW's Devon Moore vs. CZW's Philly's Most Wanted
*DDT's Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW owner DJ Hyde
*CZW Jr Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan vs. Yoshihito Sasaki
*FREEDOMs' Takashi Sasaki & K-Dojo's Kengo Mashimo vs. Drake Younger & MASADA

Then at 7:30 pm, ‘Cage of Death 13’, the main attraction of an international double header steps up featuring the world travelled superstars of Combat Zone Wrestling.

*Cage of Death for CZW World Heavyweight Title: champion Devon Moore vs. MASADA vs. Scotty Vortekz vs. "Ego" Robert Anthony
(See what Devon Moore has to say at the Official CZWNews YouTube)
*DJ Hyde vs. Greg Excellent in a match Excellent sets the stipulation
*Death Match Trial: Matt Tremont vs. Danny Havoc
(Watch Danny Havoc comment on Tremont)
*CZW Wired TV champion Jake Crist vs. Dave Crist
(See Jake comment on Dave’s assault that set up this match; See Dave’s response)
*CZW Jr Heavyweight Title: AR Fox vs. winner of Callihan-Sasaki
*Philly's Most Wanted vs. Homicide & Eddie Kingston
(Watch Joker & BLK Jeez comment on their opponents & get a peak at what Homicide has in store)
*Six Man Scramble to name #1 Contender to CZW World Heavyweight Title: Derek Frazier (See Frazier’s comments), Ryan McBride, Drew Gulak (See Gulak’s comments), tHURTeen, Dustin Rayz, Alex Payne (See Payne’s comments)
*2/3 Falls, Intergender Tag Match: Runaways' Ryan Slater, Joe Gacy, & Kimber Lee vs. BLK OUT's Alex Colon, Ruckus, & Chrissy Rivera
(See what The Runaways and BLK OUT have to say)
*Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo
(Watch Younger call out Mondo and Mondo trash talk Younger)
*Japan 8-Man Match

Bus trip info from NYC/Northern New Jersey is available now.

Tickets are still available for both the ‘International Indie Summit’ and ‘Cage of Death 13’ by visiting the Pro Shop. VIP and Group Seating, as well as Vendor Spaces are available by contacting!

Both events will air LIVE on iPay-Per-View on HybridEnt.TV.

Show your support on the ‘Cage of Death 13’ Facebook Event site.

Combat Zone Wrestling also continues its very proud tradition of supporting Toys for Tots. Bring your new, unwrapped toys this Saturday, December 3.
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Report: WWE Turning Mark Henry Face

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,WWE officials have been discussing turning World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry babyface again. Sources expect the turn to happen sooner than later
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WWE Relax On "Banned" Word

You may have noticed the word "wrestler" or "wrestling" mentioned on WWE TV recently. Word is that WWE has relaxed their policies on words that they don't want being used as ratings have gone down.
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Mick Foley Comments On Zack Ryder

Mick Foley wrote the following on Twitter:

Really enjoying being a witness to this @zackryder rocket ride. Reminds me of the ECW rise of Mikey Whipwreck (Zack's trainer BTW) in 1994.
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DVD Review: Randy Orton - The Evolution of a Predator

DVD Review:
Randy Orton - the Evolution of a Predator

For a good amount of people this is a DVD release that they’ve been waiting for. Instead of getting multiple releases for Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Steve Austin or Rey Mysterio, although most of them are worth checking out, we are given finally given one for one of the best currently in WWE.

Disc 1: Documentary

How this is setup is different than usual documentaries. It touches upon his life from a child to his wrestling career yet place throughout is the time period, in and out of the ring, from PPVs Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania XXVII which are essentially concerning his feud at the time with CM Punk.

This doesn’t always portray Orton as a good guy as it refers to the time that many, himself included, felt that he was a jerk and was virtually screwing up his career. During the segments involving his home life we are told that he was close to killing himself from an overdose of sleeping pills if it wasn’t for his Samantha who appears and until in previous “appearance”, it’s actually her and not just some actress playing her. It would be his family, particularly the birth of his daughter Alanna that he cleaned up his life and his attitude changed.

Other topics that are discussed is his not so successful first reign as world champion, going A.W.O.L. in Military, being handpicked to be involved in Evolution and later Legacy. Each segment, among others, is discussed. Both good and bad are referred from not just Orton but by others. As a whole the documentary runs basically an hour and thirty minutes but didn’t feel that I was screwed for it not being longer. Fans of Randy Orton will enjoy it and perhaps learns something more about him.

Disc 2: Matches

Randy Orton vs. Slick Robbie D
OVW Christmas Chaos – January 31, 2001

Great that one of the matches that was included prior to his debut in WWE. Even though the video quality wasn’t that great it didn’t take away from this little match from being worth a look. Added bonus is that during the entire match we get commentary from Jim Cornette and that in itself is worth hearing.

Randy Orton vs. Hardcore Holly
SmackDown! – April 25, 2002

This was the 1st match that Orton would have on WWE TV. Holly was known to not go lightly on rookies and this was no exception as he beat the living hell out of Randy. As a whole this wasn’t a great match and we only got a glimpse of what was to come from the third generation wrestler.

Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels
Unforgiven – September 21, 2003

Already the career of Orton was on the rise by being a part of Evolution but was still somewhat merely a supporting member of that group. It would be this match that would show that Orton was capable of going with arguably one of the best in wrestling history. Might be forgotten when compared to the other matches they would have later on but this is still among one of the better ones.

Intercontinental Title Match:
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Randy Orton
Special Referee: Mick Foley
Armageddon – December 14, 2003

Before the whole concussion angle that lead to RVD being “removed” from WWE, these two had a match for a title that was more prestigious than it has become lately. It had great back and forth action that showed how good both men were. The ending was nicely done and this would start Orton’s reign that would be one of the longest one for quite some time.

Handicap Match:
Evolution vs. Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection
WrestleMania XX – March 14, 2004

Before the epic match Orton and Foley would have Backlash they would have this match. It was The Rock’s first match in almost a year and was four years for Mick Foley. Despite that they were able to put on a fun match with Ric Flair, Orton and Batista. One of the highlights was the interaction between Rock and Flair as they showed what might’ve happen if circumstances were different. The Backlash match might be the more memorable one but by no means should this one be overlooked.

Intercontinental Title No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere Match:
Randy Orton (c) vs. Mick Foley
Backlash – April 18, 2004

For a long time when someone asked Foley what his favorite match was he would say that it was the WWE Championship match with Shawn Michaels at In Your House: Mind Games. That would change when this one was all said and done. Honestly, the Foley vs. Orton feud was perhaps one of the best feuds WWE had going that year as there were hardcore moments and great usage of weapons that has been lost for the most part in this era of WWE.

It was this feud that led Orton to truly be in the main event status that he would remain to have this very day. If you have never seen this match, find a way to do so.

Intercontinental Title Match:
Randy Orton (c) vs. Edge
Vengeance – July 11, 2004

Before these two became multiple time world champions they solidify themselves by competing for the Intercontinental title. While the title has more or less lost the value that it once held in the 80’s and 90’s, there were still shinning moments that showed that it held importance.

For nearly thirty minutes these two had a match that from bell to bell had the attention of the crowd. There were even moments where the crowd chanted “Let’s go Edge. Let’s go Orton.” and Orton did a good job in getting the heat directed toward him again. In the end it didn’t matter who won as this was a match that delivered and showed why both of them were deserving of the pushes they would received afterward.

Handicap Casket Match:
Undertaker vs. Randy Orton & “Cowboy” Bob Orton
No Mercy – October 9, 2005

For the most part the feud with the Undertaker was one of the better ones that Orton has had in his career. Sadly, there were moments that tarnished it and this was such an example. Having the cowboy join his son to go against the dead man was a nice addition but having him actually participate in matches did little to really progress things. Ending felt a felt like a rehashing to a previous casket match, the one from Royal Rumble 1998, and was obvious that it was just another way to continue the feud.

Disc 3: Matches Continues

Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton
Vengeance – June 25, 2006

Short-lived feud that went on during the earlier days of the WWE version of ECW where Angle was a part of before he was let go by the company a few months later. Although it has been perhaps forgotten the matches that came from it were great. This was the rematch from the second One Night Stand PPV which had more reaction from the crowd which might’ve been due to the ECW supporters.

Be that as it might be this wasn’t a letdown and helped to further establish Orton as a major heel. The feud basically ended here and wouldn’t really pick up again due to other circumstances.

Legend vs. Legend Killer:
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton
SummerSlam – August 20, 2006

This should’ve been a major match that could be paired up with Hogan vs. Rock at WrestleMania X8