ARE YOU READY? CZW!
With Combat Zone WrestlingÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s Sixth Annual Cage of Death event scheduled for Saturday 12/11 in Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena, PWInsider.com presents a look back at a number of articles and live reports covering CZW through it's up and downs over the years.
Combat Zone Wrestling's unique ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“UltraviolentÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â style has garnered both attention and criticism since its first event in 1999, but the promotion is often historically overlooked as well. Many of the stars who are praised in other indy companies, including Ring of Honor, cut their teeth in CZW. The promotion was the first (and to this date) only company after the demise of Extreme Championship Wrestling to sell out the ECW Arena with a turnaway crowd in December 2001.
On the other side of the coin, the promotion has often been cut down by detractors for their use of blood, barbed wire, weed whackers, and other instruments of destruction. That has led to city council meetings against the company in Dover, Delaware, a more stringent governing of wrestling by the State of Pennsylvania, and the ending of a CZW event that featuring John Zandig pierced and hung from the ceiling of the ECW Arena that was so shocking that our own Dave Scherer decried that the company was, "No longer about wrestling."
Has CZW been given their just due? Are they simply an overindulgence of violence? Judge for yourself with this collection of articles looking at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the bloody of Combat Zone Wrestling.
CAGE OF DEATH EVENTS
PAGE 2 - CAGE OF DEATH 3 LIVE REPORT
PAGE 3 - CAGE OF DEATH 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE DISORGANIZED
PAGE 4 - CAGE OF DEATH 4 LIVE REPORT
PAGE 5 - CAGE OF DEATH: SUSPENDED LIVE REPORT
TOURNAMENT OF DEATH EVENTS
PAGE 6 - THE ART OF THE DEATH MATCH: A LOOK BACK AT CZW'S TOURNAMENT OF DEATH II AND THE INSANITY BEHIND THE MAYHEM
PAGE 7 - COVERAGE OF ULTRAVIOLENT WRESTLINGÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢S BAN IN DOVER, DELAWARE
PAGE 8 - TOURNAMENT OF DEATH III: BANNED MY A** LIVE REPORT
PAGE 9 - GRAPHIC CONTENT: TOURNAMENT OF DEATH 3 PHOTOS
STRETCHED IN SMYRNA
PAGE 10 - LIVE REPORT AND THOUGHTS ON THE EVENT THAT SAW CZW TOSSED FROM THEIR SMYRNA, DELAWARE VENUE
BEST OF THE BEST EVENTS
PAGE 11 - BEST OF THE BEST 1 REPORT
PAGE 12 - BEST OF THE BEST 3 REPORT
PAGE 13 - BEST OF THE BEST 4 REPORT
CZW ON PAY-PER-VIEW
PAGE 14 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ CZW FUTURE UNLEASHED PPV REPORT
LIVE CZW REPORTS
PAGE 15 - CZW NIGHT OF INFAMY LIVE REPORT: WIFEBEATER VS. ZANDIG NO ROPES BARBED WIRE I QUIT MATCH NOVEMBER 2002
PAGE 16 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ CZW AT ECW ARENA LIVE REPORT MARCH 8, 2003
PAGE 17 - CZW DECADE OF DEFIANCE AT ECW ARENA REPORT MAY 11, 2003
PAGE 18 - CZW AT ECW ARENA LIVE REPORT JULY 20, 2003
PAGE 19 - CZW AT ECW ARENA REPORT AUGUST 9, 2003
PAGE 20 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ CZW CZW AT ECW ARENA LIVE REPORT: DID ZANDIG GO TOO FAR? SEPTEMBER 13, 2003
PAGE 21 - CZW'S ITALIAN DEBUT LIVE REPORT OCTOBER 23, 2003
PAGE 22 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ CZW AT ECW ARENA NIGHT OF INFAMY 2 REPORT NOVEMBER 15, 2003
PAGE 23 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ CZW AT ECW ARENA LIVE REPORT JANUARY 17, 2004
PAGE 24 - MIKE JOHNSON TAKES A LONG LOOK AT COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING AND THEIR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW FEBRUARY 8, 2004
PAGE 25 - CZW AT ECW ARENA LIVE REPORT INCLUDING MESSIAH VS. ZANDIG DEATH MATCH AND TEDDY HART STEALING THE SHOW MARCH 7, 2004
PAGE 26 - TRENT ACID VS. TEDDY HART CZW STREETFIGHT TAKES IT TO THE STREETS...LITERALLY APRIL 3, 2004
PAGE 27 - COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING PHILADELPHIA, PA RESULTS INCLUDING SABU IN 6 MAN TABLES MATCH MAY 1, 2004
PAGE 28 - COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING ECW ARENA DOUBLE HEADER INCLUDING PPV TAPING LIVE REPORT SEPTEMBER 11, 2004