Reported by Bob Magee of WrestleView.com
CZW Cage of Death 7 12/10 Philadelphia, PA results (Sabin and more)
On Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 8:34 AM EST Last night, Combat Zone Wrestling presented its seventh annual Cage of Death event before a packed standing room only crowd at the ECW Arena.
CZW Tag Team champions Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli cut a promo saying that Eddie Kingston wouldn't be there to challenge for the Tag Team Titles, since he’s "in rehab". Kingston then charged through the crowd, hitting the ring and ran off Hero and Castagnoli.
A surprise return took place, as Adam Flash came out for his match. Then his partner B-Boy, who had been banned from working the match in an CZWwrestling.com online angle, citing the "Loser Leave" stipulation in his match earlier this year with Nate Webb. Maven Bentley came out and told "B-Boy" who was under his "Pandora's Brother" mask, that he ha dbeen fired and couldn;t work the match. "B-Boy" punched promoter Maven Bentley and proceeded to unmask and reveal himself as Sonjay Dutt.
Several of the CZW babyfaces came out for a ten bell in memory of Eddie Guerrero. The CZW workers also presented a check for $1,700 to the Christopher Bauman family (the family of the late Chris Ca$h, who sat ringside at the show) from proceeds of the September 10 "Down With The Sickness 4 Ever" benefit memorial show.
Post-match, Chris Hero cut a promo about Ring of Honor running the same date as CZW next month (it was announced at Cage of Death that CZW will run an 3:30 pm matinee show on January 14, with Ring of Honor running the nightcap at the National Guard Armory in northeast Philadelphia). Hero announced the afternoon show; and said "that was $#$t because CZW runs in Philly every month and for them to take the backseat to ROH, a company who only runs in Philly twice a year was bull#$#%".
Hero talked about how he'd worked Christopher Daniels and others within ROH; then challenged ROH champion "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson. Hero made a point about defeating previously in IWA Mid-South Wrestling, and said he wanted to see if Danielson would show up at the CZW afternoon show, or suggested he might show up at the ROH show that night.
Then, the main event....
CZW outdid itself with Cage of Death this year. Unlike previous years, the cage wasn't up at the beginning of the show, adding to crowd surprise on what the Cage would look like this year. An intermission was taken, with the cage assembled. The intermission was surprisingly fast, with the ring crew deserving lots of credit for how fast and how well they got this complicated structure up.
The Cage of Death was an huge eight-sided cage built on the floor rather than the ring (think old-style Memphis cages) surrounding ringside, covered in barbed wire on the top.
Inside the cage, there was a barbed wire spider web structure on one side, with an auto glass pane structure set up against the ring, sitting on the COD on the other side. Inside the ring, the turnbuckles were studded with thumbtacks, a bale of barbed wire set up in one corner, two platforms above the ring (which were up throughout the show); with various weapons inside including a barbed wire bat, a cactus, a Staple Gun, and a chain.
CZW returns for a 3:30 pm afternoon show on January 14 with No Rope Barbed Wire Match: Zandig-Necro Butcher, Nick Gage-JC Bailey, and Joker-Justice Pain; with the potential challenge of "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson by Chris Hero