As I See It: Cage Of Death Preview, WAR Wrestling, Upcoming Indy Events
The Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia will be busy this year, with two more Toys for Tots events. Arena management, as they have for the last seven years, has offered to have the collections done at more events during the Holiday season than in the past.
Collections will be features at the CHIKARA Joshi Mania show on December 2, featuring Joshi legends Aja Kong and Manami Toyota, as well as talent from Japanese women's promotions Osaka Women's Pro, JWP, Sendai Girls, WAVE and Union Pro.
Then, just hours later, on Saturday, December 3, not only will CZW host its biggest event this year, "Cage of Death 13" at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, but it will be a double header with Japanese promotions K-Dojo, DDT, Freedoms, and BJW! The Indie Wrestling Summit kicking off the day at 1PM.
Here's the current card...
Shattered Dreams Death Match
BJW's Jaki Numazawa & FREEDOM's Jun Kasai vs. BJW's Ryuji Ito & CZW's Danny Havoc
Dick Togo vs. Kudo
FREEDOMS' Kamui & CZW's Devon Moore vs. CZW's Philly's Most Wanted
DDT's Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW owner DJ Hyde
Sami Callihan vs. Yoshihito Sasaki
FREEDOMS' Takashi Sasaki & K-Dojo's Kengo Mashimo vs. Drake Younger & MASADA
Then at 7:30 pm, it's Cage of Death 13 with the following matches scheduled:
CZW World Heavyweight Championship - Cage of Death 13
'NOTORIOUS' DEVON MOORE defends against MASADA and SCOTTY VORTEKZ and the returning 'THE EGO' ROBERT ANTHONY
CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
AR Fox vs. winner of Callihan-Sasaki
PHILLY'S MOST WANTED (JOKER & BLK JEEZ) vs. 'NOTORIOUS 187' HOMICIDE & EDDIE KINGSTON
The Trial Continues...
'DEATHMATCH DRUNKARD' DANNY HAVOC vs 'THE BULLDOZER' MATT TREMONT
GE picks the stip!
D.J. HYDE vs. GREG EXCELLENT
Brother vs Brother
CZW Wired TV Champion JAKE CRIST vs. DAVE CRIST
Six-Man Scramble to name a #1 Contender to the CZW World Heavyweight Title featuring Alex Payne, Drew Gulak, Derek Frazier, tHURTeen, and Ryan McBride
Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo
2/3 Falls, Intergender Tables Match
BLK OUT plus Chrissy Rivera vs. The Runaways and Kimber Lee
Wrestling Bus Trips will present their annual pilgrimage to CZW's big day, picking up at the following times and locations:
10:00 AM White Castle parking lot (89-03 57th Avenue) in Elmhurst, NY - one block walk from Queens Center Mall.
10:30 AM The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan, NY - one block walk from Madison Square Garden/Penn Station; one subway stop from Times Square.
11:15 AM The Rahway Recreation Center (275 East Milton Avenue) in Rahway, NJ
The price of the trip will be $130, which includes tickets to both events, round trip transportation, a tip for driver, a special exclusive event in between shows and more to be announced. The cost increase is due to the amount of hours needed for the bus due to the early bell time of the first event and its pre-show meet and greet.
For more details, email WrestlingBusTrip@gmail.com
For attending the events organized this year, we ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to the Asylum Arena; and donate it to the Toys or Tots program, who will have collection bins at the entrance of the Arena. The mission and goal of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Though a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope is delivered to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Delaware's Dynamite Championship Wrestling presents "Tables, Ladders, and Toys for Tots" on December 3 at the Farmington Fire House, in Farmington, DE; sponsored by Harro Athletics and Farmington Fire Department with a 6:00 pm belltime. The show wil lfeature 2 ladder matches and 2 tables matches. Tickets arev on sale now $10 advance/$15 at the door with a toy donation. Local toy drop off locations will be announced. Call 302-331-5408 for your advance tickets today. For more information, visit DCW online at dcwprowrestling.com.
On December 4, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will be teaming with the United States Marine Corps and their Toys for Tots program. The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the months leading up to Christmas and distribute those toys as gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. "We're happy to be working with the Marines this year on the Toys for Tots program. Our fans have never let us down when we've asked them for help and we anticipate hundreds of new, unwrapped toys to be collected at the Glendale Studios on the 4th," said NWA Producer Rod Dovlin. Coinciding with the Toys for Tots drive is the monthly NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood/KDOC-TV taping. This event has a 3:00PM bell time and will be open to the public absolutely free! A full card will be released in the coming days. Tickets will be available at the door and guests will be seated on a "first-come, first-served" basis. The Glendale Studios is located at 1239 South Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA.
Chicago's Chicago Style Wrestling will do its Toys for Tots show on December 9th at the Pyramid Club, 236 West Lake Street, Addison, IL (doors open 7:00pm/8:00 pm belltime). Admission is one unwrapped toy.
Zero1 Pro Wrestling USA Brew City returns on Friday, December 9 with "Headlock For Hunger" at the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92 St. in West Allis, WI. Bell time is 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15. There will be baskets at the front door for Food For Families with St. Aloysius Parish in West Allis. This is the time of year where unfortunate families are in need through these struggling times. See it in your heart to help them. Please bring a non-perishable food item for those in need for the Holidays. Featured match is a Zero1 Pro Wrestling USA Midwest Championship match with "King of Old School" Steve Corino (C) vs.- Cadillac" Nick Colucci. Go to brewcitywrestling1.com for more information.
Delaware's Power Pro Wrestling, who presents Over The Top For Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 10 at the Ellendale Fire Department Hall in Ellendale, DE with a 7:00 pm belltime, featuring Shane Douglas and the Briscoe Brothers.
Championship Wrestling Overload will be at the Centennial Center in Milledgeville, GA, on December 10, for a Toys for Tots fundraiser. Advertised: Joel Deaton & Terry Lawler vs. the Beautiful Bald Sensations (Michael Hirsch & Zac Edwards, w/ Destiny Destruction); and Power Trip (Swole & Chris Nelms, w/ CWO owner KSL) vs. Team CWO (Twisted & Fatality, w/ Tony Taylor) in a match for control of CWO, with Melissa Brown as referee. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12, $4 college student with college ID, and free for children under 6 with a paid adult. Bring in a new unwrapped toy and receive $2 off an adult ticket. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (706) 816-9630.
The North Georgia Wrestling Alliance will be at the Buffington Elementary School Gym in Canton, GA, on December 10, for Toys for Tots. Advertised: Marko Polo vs. Shane Marx, with the winner challenging Leatherface for the NGWA Championship in the main event; Pandora vs. Tiffany Roxx; plus Chip Day, Mason, Brian Lawler, the Vandal, Brian Blaze, De La Vega, Geeter, Shanon Dumass, Lobo, the Washington Bullets, and more. Tickets are $7 adult and $3 children under 7. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 8:00. Bring in a new unwrapped toy that will go to the children of Cherokee County. For more information, call (678) 749-0766.
South Carolina Wrestling holds a Toys for Tots event on December 10 at the Little River Multicultural Complex 415 Riley Road North, Hodges, SC.
Christian Premier Wrestling is working with Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to the area's needy children. To donate new toys, drop them off at either Chicken Run in Jackson, GA, or at the Sardis Baptist Church in McDonough, GA. Please wrap the gifts and mark the following on the gift: Boy or Girl and age (infant-5 years old or 6-9 years old or 10-12 years old).
North American Wrestling will hold NAW Season''s Beatings in Fresno, CA at the Fresno Super Mall, 1050 W. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA on Saturday, December 17 (3:00 pm belltime). For information, go to North American Wrestling's Facebook page.
Until next time...