New ECWA champion crowned
May 15, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
NEW ECWA CHAMPION CROWNED, HELP ECWA & ALEX’S LEMONADE FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER JUNE 1, 2013 in NEWARK, DE
VsK UPSETS JOSH DANIELS TO WIN THE ECWA UNIFIED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
After scoring a big upset at the YMCA in Carney’s Point, NJ in March 2013 by defeating Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian, Ricky Martinez andApollyon to earn a spot in the 2013 Super 8, VsK returned to the YMCA on May 11, 2013 hoping to score yet another upset, this one the biggest of his young six year career, and win the oldest championship in independent professional wrestling.
The Y was hot both literally and figuratively, when VsK came back from a lot of abuse his leg suffered at the hands of the submission and technical expert, defending champion Josh Daniels, before he was able to mustered enough energy to thwart an superplex attempt by Daniels and then hit Daniels with his high velocity moonsault off the top rope for the one, two, three!!! Joel Blackhart, Daniels manager, fans and the locker room were in shock as Daniels has been at the top of his game and has much experience over VsK. Despite this advantage, VsK was able to channel his youth, talent, enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge bestowed upon him by his trainer, 2004 ECWA Super 8 Quarter-Finalist Ricky Reyes, to earn himself this huge win and upset.
“Tonight is bigger than anything I have ever done in this business up until this point,” said the new ECWA Unified Heavyweight Champion. “To hold the same championship that was held by ChristopherDaniels, Amazing Red, Christian and so many more greats is an honor that intend to do justice by defending against all comers and the best of the best.”
The victory celebration didn’t last long for VsK though, as the following day his first title defense was announced. On June 1 inNewark, DE, VsK will defend in a Triple Threat Match against formerchampion Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart and 2011 ECWA Super 8 winner & ROH star Tommaso Ciampa. Originally, Daniels was scheduled to defend against Ciampa, but Daniels demanded a rematch and Ciampa was signed to wrestle Daniels for the title. The Triple Threat Match was the only way to accommodate everyone involved.
You can listen to VsK post title win thoughts here:
To learn more about the new Champion, listen to this interview in the weeks leading up to the Super 8 w/ Bill Apter:
Other quick results:
ECWA YMVA V
YMCA of Salem County
Carney’s Point, NEW JERSEY
Sat, May 11, 2013
-OZ defeated Teddy Fine
-“The Last Warrior” Greywolf beat CUJO the Hellhound
-Matt Saigon w/ Joel Blackhart beat Napalm Bomb
-Mid-Atlantic Title: Ricky “the Model” Martinez (Champion) w/ Keri beat “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde
-4 on 3 Tag Team Match: “the BOSS” Mike Tartaglia, Little Mikey, “Reckless” Donnie Hart & Gus Grand beat Mr. Ooh La La, Cole Callaway and Kid USA w/ Coach Jim Shorts
-Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian and Apollyon went to a NC
-ECWA Tag Team Title Match: Blackheart (MONSTER AHTU &Breaker Morant) w/ Joel Blackhart beat D-LINE (Body Snatcher & Black Ice) via DQ
-ECWA Unified Heavyweight Title Match: VsK defeated Josh Daniels w/ Joel Blackhart to become the NEW ECWA UNIFIED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE!
RAISING THE BAR II
Sat, June 1, 2013
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Scheduled Card (subject to change)…
SPECIAL APPEARANCE by current Miss Delaware 2012 Alyssa Murray!!!
DOUBLE MAIN EVENT!!!
Triple Threat Match for ECWA Unified Heavyweight Title
VSK (c) vs. JOSH DANIELS w/ Joel BLACKHART vs. 2011 Super 8 Champion TOMMASO CIAMPA
“GREEK GOD” PAPADON vs. APOLLYON
ECWA Unified Tag Team Title Match – No Disqualification!
representing Blackheart- MONSTER AHTU & BREAKER MORANTw/ JOEL BLACKHART vs. D-LINE (6’7″ Body Snatcher & Black Ice)
Rematch for the ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title
RICKY “THE MODEL” MARTINEZ (c) w/ KERI vs. “HEART KILLER” CHRIS WYLDE
OC Boy vs. OC Boy!
ADEN CHAMBERS vs. SHAWN PATRICK
*This is Chambers’ second to last match in ECWA. July 13 will be his last match in ECWA before retirement and HOF induction!
Six-Man Tag Team Match
MR. OOH LA LA w/ COACH JIM SHORTS, KID USA & “HITMAN” TONY STETSON vs. “THE BOSS” MIKE TARTAGLIA, LITTLE MIKEY & “ALL NATURAL – FITNESS GURU” SCOTT WRIGHT
JESSIE KAYE vs. VEDA SCOTT w/ “THE BOSS” MIKE TARTAGLIA
Kekoa the Flyin Hawaiian
Matt Saigon w/ Joel Blackhart
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