As I See It: NWA Lawsuit, CZW, More Indy News

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So of course, there were a handful of remarks complaining about what was written last week, but far more that were supportive.

I make no apologies for what I said. If anything, the comments about the owners of the venue could have been stronger. If anyone has access to Lexus/Nexis or knows how to research property databases, perhaps we can share with readers some of the other dealings Stein and Silverman (who also do business under Stein and Silverman Family Partnership) have had in the past. If you feel as I do, and would like to share your feelings regarding what they are allowing to happen regarding the ECW Arena, their office number is (215) 985-0255. Please conduct yourself in a polite and civil manner if you do so.

By the way, it does appear according to local blogs, that Stein and Silverman do own the building adjacent to the ECW Arena in which the Forman Mills in South Philadelphia is housed, which has posted signs that they have lost their lease. So along with depriving wrestling fans of shows at the ECW Arena, they'll be removing a low cost option for clothing for people in South Philadelphia with this concert hall/restaurant project.

CZW, EVOLVE/Dragon Gate USA, and CHIKARA Pro Wrestling still need to find new permanent homes for at least the foreseeable future. CZW is actively searching for a permament home in the Philadelphia market, but has venues for the next two months worth of shows. If you think you know of a venue suitable in the Philadelphia area, e-mail DJ Hyde at djhyde@czwrestling.com .

Still no word regarding a Philadelphia venue for CHIKARA, or EVOLVE/Dragon Gate USA shows. CHIKARA has no Philadelphia area events listed on their website, and there is still no mention of the annual King of Trios weekend, which had been held at the ECW Arena for the last several years. They have not responded to e-mails sent to them asking about this thus far.

Combat Zone Wrestling holds its 13th Anniversary show in Voorhees, NJ on Saturday, February 11th at the Flyers Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees, NJ (approximately 25 minutes from the Arena).

Matches scheduled:

The Champ against the #1 Contender
The current CZW Heavyweight Champion (Devon Moore or DJ Hyde, who challenges Moore on February 4 in Indianapolis) after February 4 vs. top ranked Drew Gulak

CZW #1 Contenders' Match
Masada vs. Scotty Vortekz vs. 'Ego' Robert Anthony

CZW Tag Title Match
Azrieal/Bandido vs. The Runaways (Ryan Slater/Joe Gacy)
Homicide vs. BLK JEEZ

Drake Younger vs. Adam Cole

Death Match Trial
Rory Mondo vs. Danny Havoc

DIRECTIONS TO ANNIVERSARY EVENT:
The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 309-4400

From I-95 : Take the Walt Whitman Bridge into New Jersey. Stay on Rt. 42 South. Exit onto I-295 North. (Second exit from bridge) . Take I-295 North to Exit 32 (Haddonfield/ Voorhees) . Make a right off of the exit onto Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Follow several miles to Laurel Oak Road. (Just past the Eagle Shopping Plaza). Make a right onto Laurel Oak Road. Facility is ¼ mile on the left. (Across from the rear of the Ritz Theatre)

From NJ Turnpike: Exit turnpike at Exit 4. Follow signs to Rt. 73 North. Take Route 73 North and exit onto I-295 South. Take I-295 South to Exit 32 (Haddonfield/ Voorhees). Make a left onto Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Follow several miles to Laurel Oak Road. (Just past the Eagle Shopping Plaza). Make a right onto Laurel Oak Road. Facility is ¼ mile on the left. (Across from the rear of the Ritz Theatre)

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