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THE COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING ARCHIVES: PWINSIDER.COM'S INDEXED LOOK BACK AT CZW

By Mike Johnson on 2004-12-09 12:00:00

ARE YOU READY? CZW!

With Combat Zone Wrestling’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 “Ultraviolent” 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 WRESTLING’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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – CZW AT ECW ARENA NIGHT OF INFAMY 2 REPORT NOVEMBER 15, 2003

PAGE 23 – 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


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