Reported by Bob Magee of WrestleView.com
CZW 7/14 Best of the Best 7 ECW Arena results (Joker/B-Boy, more)
On Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 9:10 AM EST CZW returned last night to the ECW Arena for Best of the Best 7. Until losing some steam at the end (the show went five hours... until 12:30 am), this was the kind of show that CZW has needed to put on for the last 6-7 months at the ECW Arena.
Best of the Best First round
Non-tournament match/CZW World Heavyweight Title
Ruckus defeated Justice Pain to become the new CZW World Champion
Best of the Best Semi-finals
Best of the Best 7 finals
Joker defeated B-Boy by submission to become the 2007 Best of the Best Winner
Far more important than any wrestling results, though, was something else CZW did last night.
Sabine Kernaghan, who processes CZW's ticket orders and works the front door, and who works in the helping professions in her non-wrestling job, came up with the idea of a leaflet in a response to the Benoit family tragedy that said the following:
Combat Zone Wrestling cares about you. If you are wrestling with real life issues, please look for help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
Alcohol Referral Hotline (Idaho Careline), 1-800-ALCOHOL
Cocaine Hotline (Office of Substance Abuse Prevention) 1-800-CO
Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, and the NAFARE Alcohol, Drug, and Pregnancy Hotline.
And if all else fails, you can call on us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CZW's Maven Bentley and Zandig went along enthusiatically. Roger Artigiani of the Arena wanted to put the numbers up on the Arenatrons as a public service.
Bitch all you want about CZW. Complain about their hardcore style. Complain about something else they've done in terms of promoting or matches they've run or whatever, but they did something post-Benoit that Vince McMahon hasn't done, Dixie Carter hasn't done, and any other promotion in America hasn't done to my knowledge...do something constructive to help someone with the kinds of problems that killed three people. They ought to be applauded.
It's a helluva lot more important in the great scheme of things than the fact that they had a pretty good show.