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I’m in the mood to bring more to the table so let’s do CZW. CZ-Dub! CZ-Dub! CZ-Dub!

1. Shane Strickland vs. Rich Swann

This was enjoyable for the most part but it died a few times which hurt the chances of being something bigger.
Grade: C+

 

2. The Gulak Campaign (Drew Gulak & Kimber Lee) w/ Alexander James & Tofiga  vs. Greg Excellent & Mia Yim

Nice comedy by Excellent and Gulak made some decent wrestling but the whole Campaign posse ruined most of the excitement for me.
Grade: C-

 

3. Pepper Parks w/Cherry Bomb vs. Kekoa w/Sunny

Kekoa bringing Sunny in to neutralize Cherry was nice but also very random and weird. This was a bit of a mess and I’ve seen these guys wrestle in the past and they have potential but they didn’t click when they really needed to be. Also the female shenanigans ruined whatever chance they had.
Grade: D

 

4. CZW Tag Team Championship
The Nation of Intoxication (Danny Havoc & Devon Moore) (c) vs. Rory Mondo & Mike Mathis

Originally the challengers were going to be James & Tofiga from Gulak Campaign however James suffered a injury from Greg Excellent earlier on and the title shot was given to Mondo & Mathis. This was alright but I just didn’t get into it as much as I wanted to. Havoc & Moore are very entertaining with their beer drinking shenanigans.
Grade: C

 

5. Ruckus vs. Alex Colon w/Chrissy Rivera

This was another fun match but the outside interference killed the momentum it had. Not that there’s nothing wrong with that but it didn’t click well with this one.
Grade: C

 

Segment: Matt Tremont came out to the ring and hyped up his upcoming barbed wire match with CZW owner DJ Hyde. Mr. Hyde comes out in cocky fashion and calls out Tremont’s opponent for the night, Solo.

 

6. Matt Tremont vs. Solo

Balls Mahoney chair shot and it’s over
Grade: DUD

 

7. Super Smasho Bros. (Player Uno & Player Dos) vs. OI4K (Sami Callihan & Jake Crist) w/Nevaeh

OI4K stands for Ohio is 4 Killers, LMAO! This was a very good tag team match that did justice compared to the not so stellar undercard. SSB wherever they go do nothing but magic and OI4K make quite a cohesive unit and definitely blend together well in terms of appearance and ability.
Grade: B-

 

8. CZW World Championship
Masada (c) vs. El Generico

I loved this from start to finish and it’s good to see Generico wrestle a much much larger man for a change. Masada proved that he’s more than just a deathmatch wrestler and was very good for a big man. Generico is probably the easiest guy to wrestle along Chuck Taylor cause he can blend with anyone regardless size, experience, talent, etc.
Grade: B

 

Segment: Masada gets the mic and wants a match with Joker. Christina Von Eerie and Joe Gacy come out and tell the champion that Gacy will get the title shot and suggested it to be a Fans Bring Weapons Match. Masada agrees.

 

9. CZW Jr. Heavyweight Championship vs. CZW Wired Television Championship Unification Match
             Ladder Match
AR Fox (c) vs. Dave Crist (c)

I’ve seen many ladder matches in my lifetime but there are very few that tell a profound story and this my friends is one of them. These two performers  are hungry for opportunity and in this day and age not many are getting them like they should. Both have had great success recently and to have them face each other  is a stepping stone. Also adding that they hate each other with a passion makes this match even more important. These two are a couple of crazy mofo’s doing the shit they did in this match and I was cringing constantly over the craziness. But that hatred they had for each other is what drove both insane during the match and cause them to do all this crazy shit. Yep that’s a story alright. Overall, this is one great ladder match.
Grade: A-

 

Final Thoughts:

CZW has been prominently and proudly presenting themselves as a deathmatch promotion. Focusing a lot on the deathmatch element made very famous by ECW back in the 90’s. But like it’s predecessor, the word wrestling was never ignored and often featured great wrestling from all over the world. This show was a good example because witnessing Masada ditching the crazy mofo for a Hernandez athletic big man and deliver a good match with one of the best wrestlers in the world today. But I must be honest, most of the show was quite hard to sit through over the constant smudges that ruined the fine wear of potential but thankfully it was saved by the last three matches. I admire and tip my hat to CZW for having the ladder match as the main event because it benefited both Fox & Crist for good exposure and future opportunities and it benefited us to end the show with a bang. I recommend this DVD just for the final three matches but it’s well worth the watch.

Verdict: 7.25/10

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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