Archive for the ‘2003’ Category

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1. Jude & Niles Young vs. John Dahmer & Cory Kastle vs. Jamie Samuels & DJ Hyde

This was hard to watch and the only thing worth seeing here is John Dahmer’s entrance and final move.
Grade: F

 

2. Shun The Kabuki Kid vs. GQ vs. Rick Feinberg vs. Krystian Wolf

Ditto
Grade: F

 

3. #1 Contendership for the CZW Tag Team Championship
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (EC Negro & KC Blade) vs. The Sofctcore Connection (Nick Berk & Z-Barr) vs. Rebel’s Army (Greg Matthews & Rockin Rebel)

This was OK. There were some awkward moments in the match that killed momentum but they managed to say put.
Grade: C

 

4. #1 Contendership for the CZW Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Jimmy Jacobs w/Becky Bayless vs. Sabian vs. Derek Frazier

Jacobs in his Berzerker  attire is hilarious and lovable (no homo). I had a bit of high hopes for this match in comparison to the unimpressive under card but it didn’t go well with neither executing anything damaging.
Grade: C-

 

5. CZW Iron Man Championship
20 Minute Iron Man Match
Trent Acid (c) vs. Jimmy Rave

CZW was Acid’s turf and those who know can vouch for me on this statement. Both have great potential and delivered one hell of a match that was tarnished for the awkwardness on the final part of the match but nevertheless it’s a must see.
Grade: B

 

6. #1 Contendership for the CZW Iron Man Championship
Elimination Match
Chris Hero vs. Alex Shelley vs. B-Boy

All three are certifiable competitors but this was almost ten years ago. Nevertheless they had a phenomenal match that can be compared to the famous triangle matches between Super Crazy, Tajir & Little Guido in ECW.
Grade: B+

 

7. Ladder Match
Joker vs. Chri$ Ca$h

Joker is the heart and soul of CZW and has proved it with his countless battles in the ring. Ca$h was a kid with a lot of heart and potential that left this world too soon. If there’s a match that was their breakout to success, it’s definitely this one by far. It was a spot fest not gonna lie but the effort they put to wow the crowd is heavily admired.
Grade: B+

 

8. CZW Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Ruckus (c) vs. Sonjay Dutt

This was a nice back and forth action that really could shine anywhere but it couldn’t follow the previous two matches. The ending was not that impressive either despite their history of hatred.
Grade: B-

 

9. 1,000,000 Thumbtacks & Cage Of Death War Games Match
Team Ultraviolence (Zandig, Nick Gage, Lobo, Ian Knoxx, Wifebeater & New Jack vs. The Hi-V (Messiah, Trent Acid, Johnny Kashmere, B-Boy, Nate Hatred & Adam Flash)

Let me break the rules to you as simple as I can cause this is one confusing puppy. The wrestlers begin at the stage, they have to cross a suspended cage bridge and enter the Cage of Death (the ring) and climb back and head to where they started. However there’s a catch and it’s that if by any means, someone’s feet touches the ground then they’re eliminated from the contest. To makes thing even worse, there’s a second ring full of thumbtacks. The team that most members leave the stage successfully wins.

Now with that out of the way let me tell you right off the bat that this is the most sadistic structure I’ve ever seen. And I’ll be honest with you, this is a spotfest but it’s the most dangerous spotfest I’ve ever seen and words can’t describe what I saw in here. Little wrestling was applied since this is a deathmatch but you’ll be entertained if it’s right up your alley. So please bear with me on the grade since this is not for everyone.
Grade: A

 

Final Thoughts:

Cage of Death is CZW’s WrestleMania so they always have it more special than other events they have. This one in particular for the first half was a disaster but the second half made up for it and it features key moments in CZW history so this is very enjoyable. I recommend this show to those who like deathmatches and can appreciate good wrestling, more or less to those old ECW fans. However if you’re curious about CZW then it’s a safe choice.

Verdict: 8/10

You can get CZW DVD’s and On-Demand Service at Hybrid Entertainment. You can also get CZW DVD’s at Smart Mark Video.

 

 

 

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