CZW returned to Delaware for what was one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had as a wrestling fan…a show at the Markland family farm (aka heel wrestler DJ Hyde) in Townsend, DE. We’re talking a rural area…rural enough that this came into play in a very scary way at the shows’s end. This event was one of the best organized events with plenty on the farm grounds, port-o-potties, well-organized concessions, and the usual BYOB adult beverages, which (as always) some fans handled better than others.
A good strong crowd, that hung in there through a long afternoon into evening, although got impatient with the non-tournament matches that prececded the main eveny, as you’ll see in later results.
The “Chainsaw” character who has been part of the Switchblade Conspiracy group of Moxley and Sami Callahan, Damage goes after him only to be rolled up by
Moxley. Brain Damage responds by dragging Chainsaw into the ring, slamming him through the grandfather clock and carves his head with the drill saw.
Cinderblocks were stacked up with light tubes stuck through them, panes of glass, and light tube bundles around the ring. Thumbtack Jack puts a dildo in DJ Hyde’s mouth. A predictable “you suck dick” chant gets started Thumbtack Jack gets slammed through the cinderblock contraption. Here’s where it gets really sick. DJ Hyde gets a (presumably gimmicked) cinderbloock and breaks it over Thumbtack Jack’s head. Later, Thumbtack Jackjust INJECTS DJ HYDE WITH A SYRINGE, If you think it was gimmicked, the syringe was hanging from DJ Hyde’s arm at one point. Later, Hyde responded by putting one through Thumbtack Jack’s cheek, and another. Jack later answeed him by driving Hyde through a pane of glass set up on two stacked cinderblocks and setting the glass on fire. If that wasn’t enough, after Hyde was stuck in the ropes putting acupuncture needles into Hyde’s head. After the melee, Thumbtack Jack advanced by pinfall
Final round/200 light tubes and panes of glass deathmatch
In the main event, Thumbtack defeated Nick Gage by forfeit…well, sort of.
Here’s where the rural location of this match caused a bigtime problem. Nick Gage went through one section of the light tubes woven through the ropes, and suffered a BAD cut under his ribs, bad enough that he got out of the ring immediately. Given all the sick spots of the day, it’s oddly ironic that a fairly “routine” deathmatch spot caused this kind of injury.
Here’s where booking on the fly came in… Given that CZW had absolutely no choice, an impromptu battle royal started, with Jon Moxley jumpting Thumbtack Jack, follwoed by Sami Callahan, joined by DJ Hyde, followed by Drake Younger, Scotty Vortekz, Zandig, Dysfunction, Brain Damage. Zandig seems to have won the battle royal and is first declared champion, then tells the crowd “I don’t put myself over at my own shows”, more or less declares the main event a forfeit and declares Thumbtack Jack the 2009 winner.
An ambulance seemed to take forever to get to the venue. Local officials wound up having to bring in a chopper (yes, the place was large enough that a chopper could land) to take Gage to a local hospital. Gage was reported as of this morning to be OK, although having lost a lot of blood. The story is that Gage wanted to somehow try to work the main event match, and CZW was smart enough to prevent him from doing so.