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Combat Zone Wrestling returned to the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ for CZW: Cage of Death 14 before a standing room only (literally, the venue ran out of chairs, not to mention food despite repeated trips to outside suppliers) last night.

The day saw six huge boxes of toys collected for Camden County’s Toys for Tots effort, operated by the Marine Corps Reserve. It’s nice to know from Toys for Tots volunteers that Camden County has had 1,000 requests for toys this year, far more than in past years. This collection from Cage of Death and the EVOLVE matinee show will make a significant dent in that need. Much thanks to Maven Bentley, DJ Hyde, Gabe Sapolsky and wrestling fans from the Philadelphia/South Jersey area (along with those who traveled to the show from well beyond the area).

Let those on websites, message boards, or rival promotions say whatever they want about the style of Combat Zone Wrestling. Say whatever you want about their booking. Say whatever you want to about most anything else. But don’t ever knock them as people or doubt the sincerity and effort they put forth on this weekend. At a time when the area economy is still recovering, and then only for some, Combat Zone Wrestling gave and gave and gave some more to this effort. They publicized the Toys for Tots collection in every way they humanly could; and went so far as to contribute themselves.

Again, much, much thanks. You all gave a lot of children a Christmas they might not otherwise have had.

To the matches:

  • CZW Tag Title match
    Nation of Intoxication (Danny Havoc, Devon Moore, Lucky THURTteen under Freebird rules) defeated 4 Locos (Alex Colon, Azreal, and Bandido Junior) to win the CZW World Tag Team titles in a match reminiscent of the PWU “Crazy Eights” match some years back, with ropes hanging off the ceiling, a scaffold
  • Rich Swann defeated Shane Strickland after a 450
  • Greg Excellent and Momma Excellent defeated Drew Gulak and Kimber Lee. Post-match, Colt Cabana came out to talk trash to Greg Excellent, and challenge him to a match at the CZW show in April at Wrestlecon, taking place as part of Wrestlemania weekend.
  • Adam Cole defeated Sami Callihan after a roll-up, in a match I wish I’d seen more of, but was busy helping get donated toys out to the Toys for Tots van
  • “Gangsta’s Paradise” cranked up and out came New Jack. New Jack cut an awesome promo putting over CZW then went off on BLK OUT and said they are done December 29 at the Extreme Reunion show at the Northeast Philadelphia Armory
  • Jake/Dave Crist (with Neveah) and Ruckus/Black Jeez went to a no-contest after BLK Jeez spit on Jake Crist’s wife Neveah and Jake snapped. All hell broke loose, worked or otherwise and the match was tossed
  • CZW Wired Championship:
    AR Fox had “asked CZW officials to bring in top world-wide talent to face him”. Out popped Robert “Ego” Anthony, who has been working Resistance Pro and other Illinois indies.

    Fox defeated Anthony to retain in a good back and forth chain wrestling match.

  • CZW Title match
    MASADA defeated Drake Younger to retain after a Regal-style suplex into the chair, followed by a brainbuster, then a chairshot to the head, and small package rollup.

  • Cage of Death match
    Cage of Death this year used the classic black and yellow Cage of Death, augmented with glass panes, barbed wire, and platforms on two corners of the ring. Matt Tremont defeated DJ Hyde to win with a Death Valley Driver off the top of the cage platform through a sandwich of panes of glass.