CZW returned to the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey yesterday with their New Heights show. This was their first show since last month's phenomenal Tournament of Death 13.
Lucky 13 beat Alex Colon and Latin Dragon in a fast paced triple threat to kick off the show. Lots of high spots in this one. Lucky was still banged up from TOD last month, but went home with a win.
Greg Excellent and Buxx Belmar put on quite a display. Excellent got the win. Lots of comedy here which is what was expected. Fun match. Belmar is quite a unique character and got a "please come back" chant from the CZW faithful.
Drew Gulak was out next with his Campaign for a Better Combat Zone in tow. Gulak fired Alexander James and Dewey Donovan. DJ Hyde, Sozio and The Front got involved as well. This all ended up being an elaborate angle to finalize Gulak's long-awaited turn to full-fledged baby face. Sozio ended up cheating to get a victory over Gulak.
Black Jeez and the returning Jonathan Gresham put on quite the technical display. Gresham has spent the last couple of years in Europe and it shows. He is great. Jeez got the win with a double stomp off the top rope.
Shane Strickland retained the CZW Wired Championship over Caleb Konley. Caleb looks like a million bucks and gets better ever time I see him. Good match. Strickland is new to the role of heel here in CZW.
The angle with Joe Gacy and Alexander James continued with Gacy getting a win. James has really come into his own in the last few months as a good looking, cocky, asshole heel.
The Juicy Product of David Starr and JT Dunn retained the CZW World Team Titles in a wild four-way that also featured OI4K, The Beaver Boys and Team Tremendous. Lots of crazy high spots in this one. The crowd was really into it.
The originally scheduled match between AR Foxx and Speedball Mike Bailey didn't happen as Foxx has a legit injury to his arm that is going to require surgery. This ended up being a CZW World Title match with Biff Busick defending against Bailey with Foxx in Bailey's corner. Go out of your way to see this match. It was beyond stiff. Busick retained while a Bailey got a much deserved standing ovation. This was insane!
The main event saw Matt Tremont and Ron Mathis take on Danny Havoc and Devon Moore in an Ultraviolent Tag Team Match. Lots of weapons. Lots of blood. Tremont got the pin on Havoc after a brutal power bomb on a ladder wrapped in barbed wire. You got the sense that the Tremont/Havoc feud is far from over.
There was something for everybody here - from the comedy of Excellent and Belmar, to the crazy high spots of the four-way tag, to the technical prowess of Black Jeez and Gresham, to the drama and intensity of the World Title match to the wild bloodbath that closed the show. Do yourself a favor and check out the replay at CZWippv.com.
CZW's return to the Flyer's Skate Zone will be on Saturday, August 23rd. Check out czwrestling.com for more details.