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AS I SEE IT 6/13 - Wrestleview.com

AS I SEE IT 6/13

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

CZW presents: Tournament of Death 10 on Saturday, June 25, 2010 at The Ultraviolent Underground, located at 139 Ebenezer Church Road, Townsend, Delaware with a 3:00 pm belltime.

Matches scheduled for Tournament of Death 10 are:

  • In the first announced pairing, Loco Pro Wrestling's Bulldozer Tremont takes on The Necrobutcher

  • From Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Jaki Namazawa
  • From Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Masashi Takeda
  • From CZW, Scotty Vortekz
  • From CZW, Dysfunction

    Also added in non-tournament action:
  • Philly's Most Wanted (Sabian and Joker) and Robert Anthony vs. Devon Moore, and two partners to be named later.

    For fans from the New York area, Wrestling Bus Trips will be going to Townsend, Delaware for CZW's Tenth annual Tournament of Death! This will be an outdoor event, rain or shine, so prepare accordingly for the elements!

    The cost of the trip is $105, which will cover the round trip bus transportation from your stop to the event and back, first admission before anyone else to the event, a general admission ticket and whatever surprises we can come up with along the way. The bus will be air conditioned, with a bathroom and TV monitors playing CZW action all the way there and back. Payments are being accepted right now via Paypal.com.

    Due to the 3 PM Belltime of the event and potential traffic, pick ups will be made at the following times and locations: 9:00 AM Queens, NY White Castle parking lot (89-03 57th Avenue) in Elmhurst, NY/9:30 Manhattan, NYC - The Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 West 34th and 8th Avenue/10:30 Rahway, New Jersey - The Rahway Rec Center 275 East Milton Avenue/12:00 PM Philadelphia, PA - The ECW (Asylum) Arena, 7 West Ritner Street
     
    More information is available now at CZWrestling.com. Show your support and join at the 'Tournament of Death' Facebook Event Site
    Tickets are priced at $35 - Front row, $30 - 2nd and 3rd row, and $25. For tickets, go tohttp://czwrestling.com/czwproshop/index.php?route=product/category&path=35">this link.

    For directions, go to this link

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    Pro-wrestling.com.

    It'll be a year soon since Michael "Trent Acid" Verdi was found dead by his mother at age 29. He was best known as half of The Backseat Boyz with friend and partner Johnny Kashmere, as well as working in many notable singles programs in Combat Zone Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and Jersey All Pro Wrestling.

    Verdi was three times Combat Zone Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Champion, four times co-CZW Tag Team Champion (with Johnny Kashmere), once CZW Best of The Best tournament winner; once co-ROH Tag Team Champion (with Kashmere), twice Jersey All-Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion (with Kashmere), once co-East Coast Wrestling Association Tag Team Champion (with Kashmere), three times once co-Hardway Wrestling Tag Team Championship (with Kashmere) once co-National Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champion (with Kashmere), once Phoenix Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champion (with Johnny Kashmere), once United States Xtreme Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, once UXW Xtreme Championship, once UXW United States Championship, once UXW Tag Team Championship (with Mike Tobin), twice Urban Wrestling Alliance Light Heavyweight Championship and once UWA Tag Team Champion (with Billy Reil). Singles titles included once Pro Wrestling Unplugged Heavyweight Champion, once Big Japan Pro Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Championship; and once Juggalo Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

    But with all his achivements, Verdi had his demons, with multiple arrests for drug possession, including heroin and pills, and recently did jail time and rehab, including doing time after a 2008 incident with friend Billy Reil, which resulted in seven months in jail.. During Verdi's periods of being clean and sober, he talked about not wanting to walk down the path of family members with similar problems and to get back fulltime into the wrestling business. Verdi was awaiting trial for a charge of possessing five Xanax pills without a prescription dating from a October 2009 arrest. His most recent arrest was the result of a probation violation for attempting to take dates with Big Japan Wrestling (out of the United States).

    I remember a very young Trent Acid doing moonsaults off the old bleachers at the ECW Arena. I remember an incredibly talented wrestler who could make magic in the ring....and a guy with a great sense of humor.

    Realizing it'll soon be a year ago that this happened still makes me feel older and sadder.

    Until next time...

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