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Combat Zone Wrestling celebrated its 18th Birthday on Saturday. This event featured one of the most anticipated debuts, when Matt Riddle entered the Combat Zone to face David Starr in a Title vs. Title Match. Riddle defended the Progress Wrestling Atlas Championship, while Starr defended the wXw Shotgun Championship.
Joey Janela not only being defended the CZW Wired Championship… But he defended the honor of his girlfriend Penelope Ford, when he faced Stockade. Remember, it was only one month ago where Stockade and Father Matthew Tremont handcuffed Janela and forced him to watch Tremont powerbomb Ford through a coffin!
EYFBO looked to take back the CZW Tag Team Championships from Scarlet & Graves. Remember it was at Cage of Death where Wentz and Xavier stole the championships from Ortiz and Draztik.
The main event will saw Joe Gacy defend the CZW World Championship against the Japanese import of Shigehiro Irie. All this and so much more went down at Eighteen.
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Tribute to Kevin “Whack Packer” Hogan
At the start of Eighteen, the entire CZW Family lined the ring to pay homage to one of its most loyal fans, Kevin Hogan. DJ Hyde then invited his parents into the ring so that Hogan could be inducted into the CZW Hall of Fame.
Jake Crist def. Shane Strickland
The Artist arrived with much fanfare and was victorious in his first outing back in the Combat Zone.
Tim Donst def. Tony Deppen
Prior to the match, Donst would catch Deppen off guard and slam him onto the ring apron. The match itself would only last a record setting TWO SECONDS before Deppen was forced to tap out to the From Dusk ‘Til Donst.
Homicide & Mercedes Martinez def. Greg Excellent & Crissy Rivera
Dave Crist def. Rickey Shane Page
Maxwell Jacob Feinstein w/Maria Manic def. Billy Danvers
David Starr vs. Matt Riddle ruled a Double Disqualification
Starr and Riddle defended their respective championships from Westside Xtreme Wrestling and Progress Wrestling in this controversial match. It would end with the Product raising both championships in the air. However, it wasn’t meant to be. This match would see three referees, with the second referee Dan Yost overruling Trooper Audubon’s decision and disqualified both men for attacking him.
Jimmy Havoc Confirmed for Tournament of Death 16
Joe Gacy def. Shigehiro Irie to retain the CZW World Championship
Scarlet & Graves def. EYFBO to retain the CZW Tag Team Championships
Once again, the Tag Team Championship match would end in controversy when the Dub Boys came down. As of press time no one truly knows their intentions. However, it wasn’t long before their presence caused a chaotic scene ultimately leading to EYFBO losing the match.
Joey Janela def. Stockade to retain the CZW Wired Championship
Janela may have been victorious despite Father Matthew Tremont’s presence, but once again his girlfriend Penelope Ford would be stretchered out of the arena after being powerbombed onto cinderblocks by Stockade. Cannonball would arrive to help Janela and Ford. He then issued a challenge for Tremont and Stockade to face him and Janela next month at Proving Grounds.
Notorious Inc. (Devon Moore & Drew Blood) def. Conor Claxton & Danny Havoc in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match
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