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Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)

Active promotion in the Americas region

Current name: Combat Zone Wrestling
Current abbreviation: CZW
Status: Active
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Active Time: 1999 - today
Names: Combat Zone Wrestling (1999 - today)
Abbreviations: CZW
Owners: DJ Hyde (2009 - today)
John Zandig (1999 - 2009)
Popular events: Tournament Of Death, Cage Of Death, Best Of The Best, Night Of Infamy, Deja Vu, High Stakes, Down With The Sickness
# Title Current champion(s) Since Rating
1 CZW Medal Of Valor Championship Brittany Blake 12.12.2015  (58 Tage)  
2 CZW Tag Team Championship #TVReady (BLK Jeez & Pepper Parks) 12.12.2015  (58 Tage)  
3 CZW Wired TV Championship Lio Rush 12.12.2015  (58 Tage)  
4 CZW World Heavyweight Championship Matt Tremont 08.08.2015  (184 Tage) 7.04
5 Honorary CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship Greg Excellent 14.03.2015  (331 Tage)  
Combat Zone Wrestling wurde 1999 von John Zandig gegründet und veranstaltet hauptsächlich in Pennsylvania, nachdem es im ursprünglichen Heimatstaat Delaware Probleme mit den örtlichen Ämtern bzw. Kommissionen gab. Nachdem man anfänglich ein Hauptaugenmerk auf "Ultraviolent" Wrestling legte, ist es heute so, dass man mehr auf Spotwrestling setzt. Die meisten Veranstaltungen finden in der ehemaligen ECW Arena, jetzt Asylum Arena, in Philadelphia statt. 2005 startete man mit neuen Projekten. So wurde der Ursprung der Promotion im Projekt "Ultraviolent Underground" neu aufgegriffen und in dem Projekt "NEXT" wird den Schülern der CHIKARA/CZW Wrestling Factory die Möglichkeit gegeben, vor Publikum ihr Können zu beweisen.
Im Jahr 2009 übernahm David Markland, besser bekannt als DJ Hyde, die Promotion und mit ihm änderte sich einiges in der Combat Zone. Einige Talente kamen in die Combat Zone zurück z.B. Chris Hero oder Eddie Kingston und auch die Kooperation mit Big Japan Pro-Wrestling wurde wieder aufgenommen. So kamen im Jahr 2010 mit Abdullah Kobayashi und Yuko Miyamoto zwei Big Japan Stars zu CZW. Aber es gab nicht nur eine Kooperation mit Big Japan, sondern auch mit Westside Xtreme Wrestling aus Deutschland. So kam es dann auch, dass, nachdem die wXw in Philadelphia zu Gast war, CZW im November 2010 in Deutschland veranstaltete. Auch wagten sie sich im Mai 2010 an die Pay-Per-Streams, also die Live-Übertragungen ihrer Events im Internet, ran. Kurz danach gab es ein spezielles Jubiläum, denn mit dem Event Home Sweet Home im Juli 2010 hat CZW mehr Events in der Asylum Arena in South Philly veranstaltet als die ECW.
Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
F99 wrote on 18.01.2016:
[3.0] "Wannabe ECW. Lots of extreme spots, that's only reason why watch Combat Zone Wrestling. They can't contribute anything else to pro-wrestling."
therealjohnnyv wrote on 15.12.2015:
[9.0] "Czw has been my favorite promotion for the last 12 years even though they are known as a death match only promotion they have some great in ring talents"
froggyfrog wrote on 10.07.2015:
[10.0] "Great company, very underrated. A wide variety of wrestlers and match types, not just the deathmatches the company was founded upon."
MideonPro wrote on 15.01.2015:
[9.0] "I give CZW 9 points. I think it´s one of the greatest wrestling promotion ever. It´s often missunderstood to be a "hardcore only" promotion. In reality you can find every style of wrestling there. But of corse, not everything and everybody there is perfect."
daniel cassidy wrote on 29.05.2014:
[10.0] "Since the end of 2011, CZW has become one of the top products in the US. Very entertaining in both pure and death match wrestling, as well as interesting characters, stories, decent production and many innovative spots."
Ultraviolent Lariat wrote on 26.03.2014:
[10.0] "Since 2012, CZW has improved too fast. Wrestlers like Callihan, Samuray del Sol, the great Moxley, Dickinson, Busick, AR Fox, Gulak, Juicy Product, MASADA. And I'm sure in a couple of months I will be at the top of independent companies."
RJL wrote on 19.12.2013:
[9.0] "Combat Zone Wrestling gets a bad name for it's ultraviolent aspect. However, people need to realize that that's not all CZW is as a company. CZW has a full mixture of strong-style, high flying, technical and hardcore wrestling. It's not JUST ultraviolence as so many people make it out to be."
goretis wrote on 09.11.2013:
[10.0] "Absolutely my favorite promotion. From the early days till now CZW is still great!"
Coon and Friends wrote on 18.04.2013:
[10.0] "I love Ultra-Violent wrestling so I love CZW, but I can also understand why people don't like it. Since most of the UV-wrestlers botch a large ammount of moves in "normal" matches smartmarks don't like it... But if you like Hardcore and Death Wrestling CZW is the place to be! CZW: Like nothing else..."
HHH Pedigree wrote on 30.03.2013:
[0.0] "I tried to watch it, but man... The wrestlers haven't gimmick, I only see no-sense hardcore, every show has a lot of rookie botches... I think that CZW is a dangerous promotion, in the bad way."

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 164
Number of comments: 101
10.0 33x
9.0 12x
8.0 39x
7.0 8x
6.0 25x
5.0 9x
4.0 8x
3.0 6x
2.0 8x
1.0 2x
0.0 14x
Average Rating: 6.52
Average in 2016: 5.50
Average in 2015: 7.26
Average in 2014: 7.13
Average in 2013: 7.00
Average in 2012: 5.25
Average in 2011: 5.90
Average in 2010: 6.44
Average in 2009: 7.67
Average in 2008: 6.40
Average in 2007: 5.78

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