DJ Z replaces Davey Richards in the 20th Annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament

Mar 4, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

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ECWA is one of the longest running independent wrestling promotions in the country. In the almost 50 years of history, top notch professional wrestling has always been the companies calling card. The men and women who have sacrificed their bodies for the ECWA faithful many times have become house hold names whether it’s been in WWE, TNA, ROH, or even around the world! One of the main reasons for that is the long running Super 8 Tournament… which is coming up on it’s 20 year anniversary! The Super 8 is a one day, single elimination tournament for the much sought after Super 8 trophy. And with victory comes the spoils… all of our winners get national magazine exposure which has often led to bigger and better things! Our winners and participants list reads likes a who’s who of today’s wrestling stars. Names like Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Matt & Jeff Hardy, Low Ki, WWE’s Xavier Woods, and perhaps the biggest name to never win the tournament, former WWE champion Daniel Bryan! How’s that for a lasting legacy? The Super 8 has been copied and replicated dozens of times over the years since the 1997 inaugural show. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and ECWA is proud of it’s history of innovation!

20 years… that’s a long time for anything to last. So ECWA management wanted to do something special to celebrate this HUGE occasion that the fans would truly enjoy. What innovation come out of this brain storming? It’s been announced that on Saturday April, 23, 2016 it will be an ALL STAR EDITION of the tournament! The only men who will be selected to participate are past winners and participants. That means ANYTHING can happen! ANYONE from the past could be in this year’s tournament. Maybe a chance at redemption for those that fell just short!

Six participants have been announced… 2015 champion Jason ’The Gift’ Kincaid, former ECWA champion and 2012 winner ’Greek God’ Papadon, 2014 Super 8 Finalist ’Southern Savior’ John Skyler, and TNA star- 2006 Super 8 champion ’The Lone Wolf’ Davey Richards, ECWA Heavyweight Champion ‘Hybrid’ Sean Carr, and TNA star Robbie E.

However, pro wrestling is very unpredictable. As heavily publicized TNA star Davey Richards has undergone serious knee surgery after a recent injury. As such, he will not be able to compete. But no fear… ECWA has found a more than capable replacement.

This man is one of the best high flyers of his generation. His speed, athleticism, and unique offense has made him one of the most exciting men to ever step foot in a wrestling ring. He’s traveled the globe wrestling and back home in the states for companies like ROH and is currently in TNA! That’s right we didn’t have to look far for a replacement. This man is a former TNA X Division Champion and is continually ranked as one of the best wrestlers on the planet in PWI’s 500 list. In TNA, when he allied himself with the BroMans (ironically one half of the BroMans Robbie E is already in the tournament) his changed his whole persona and became their personal DJ… giving him a one of a kind look and feel no other man can replicate.

He is now known to all wrestling fans as DJ Z!

DJ Z has combined his love for music and the skill of being a DJ into his wrestling and has since made quite the reputation for putting on exciting fast paced matches that often steal the show!

So now the 7 announced participants in this year’s ECWA All Star Super 8 Tournament are as follows: 2015 champion Jason ’The Gift’ Kincaid, former ECWA champion and 2012 winner ’Greek God’ Papadon, 2014 Super 8 Finalist ’Southern Savior’ John Skyler, ECWA Heavyweight Champion ‘Hybrid’ Sean Carr, Former TNA Tag Team and X Davison champion Robbie E, 1997 participant and 1998 Super 8 Finalist Danny Inferno, and now former TNA X Davison Champion and 2011 Super Semi Finalist DJ Z!

This is shaping up to be a fast paced, hard hitting tournament with all these men chasing down the pieced of history that eluded them once upon a time. Needless to say this is a can’t miss event!

This is GROUND BREAKING NEWS that will shake independent wrestling to it’s core! The ALL STAR SUPER 8 TOURNAMENT is going to be the BIGGEST SHOW in independent wrestling history when it’s all said and done, and you can bank on it. Saturday April 23 is a date to mark on your calendar ASAP!

If DJ Z is the seventh man in the field of 8, who could be the last entrant in this independent wrestling spectacular?

If past history is any indication ECWA management is cooking up something spectacular at this very moment! Stay tuned to all ECWA channels for news on ECWA shows and most importantly all news regarding the All Star Super 8 Tournament!

Next Event:

East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA)

Spring Battle V

Saturday March 19, 2016

Woodbury Heights Community Center

741 Helen Ave

Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

Doors open 6pm

Showtime at 7pm


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Scheduled card (subject to change)

ECWA Heavyweight Championship

‘Hybrid’ Sean Carr ( C ) vs. ‘Heart Thriller’ Chris Wylde


WWE Legend & HOF’er TITO SANTANA vs. ‘Old School’ Eric Martin

ECWA Tag Team Championship

PCA (Damian Adams & Ricky Martinez) w/ AJ Pan and Miranda Vionette vs. Konqueror Kinnally & Howie Timberche

ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship

‘True Talent’ Bobby Shields (c ) vs. PCA’s Azrieal w/ AJ Pan and Miranda Vionette

*If Shields wins, he gets 5 minutes alone in the ring with AJ Pan

ECWA Women’s Championship

Deonna Purrazzo (c ) vs. Maria Manic


*Loser leaves ECWA for 60 days

Chuck Payne vs. Kyle Payne w/ Joel Blackhart


Breaker Morant vs. ‘The Ripper’ Zac Connor

Napalm Bomb vs. ‘New Standard’ Cory Kastle

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