• Tag Archives: CZW

    This Or That (7/8/2014)

    Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.

    Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Who do you side with in the Reality Era WWE war?

    Triple H – 93%, Kevin Dunn – 7%

    Which company do you side with in the Reality Era wrestling war?

    ROH – 72%, TNA – 28%

    Which Reality Era faction is most deserving of the ECW legacy?

    Tommy Dreamer’s ECW – 54%, Ezekiel Jackson’s ECW – 46%

    What should be the official sugar-based confectionery of the Reality Era?

    TIE: Caramel: 50%, Fudge: 50% 

    More annoying chant: “WHAT?” or “CM Punk”

    Which heckling chant grinds your gears more? Question suggested by site reader @GayWrestlingFan.



    CM Punk chants don’t really bother me that much when it’s during a boring match or segment. They do irk me when it’s being chanted at AJ Lee or during something I find intriguing but I get over it. They’ll die out eventually. WHAT chants, though… those get on my nerves no matter what’s going on because they’ve been around for so long. When will it end?!



    I’m going with the “WHAT” chant for the reason that I consider “CM Punk” to be the new replacement for “BORING” where the fans chant for Punk when seeing something or someone they don’t want to see. Well, aside from Chicago who just wants to chant it all the time. As for the “WHAT?” chants, those are usually made for more apathetic times and just come off as bland. At least “CM Punk” chants either piss people off or make them laugh.



    The WHAT? chants are lame, but nothing makes me cringe more than the CM Punk chants. I’m not sure if it’s fans trying to be edgy and #HijackRaw or if they genuinely think there’s a chance of P. Brooks giving up his life of live-tweeting hockey and MMA to come back to something he seems to pretty much hate, but it’s just so embarrassing.

    It’s funny, a year or two ago, one of my goals was to see a big show live in Chicago because it seemed like such a fun atmosphere to be a part of. Now, I can’t imagine anything worse – as awful as New York can be when it comes to self-satisfied smarkiness, Chicago seems to be on another level.

    CM Punk

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    The Merch Table: CZW Special

    Wrestling companies make merchandise. It’s usually pretty bad, but sometimes, it’s terrible. Welcome to The Merch Table.

    Every week, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this week: CZW SPECIAL.

    I don’t get CZW, but I feel like I should. There’s a couple of ways ways I could go about rectifying this – the first option is to go through their back catalogue and making a concentrated effort to understand and appreciate this much maligned company (as opposed to just watching Botchamania’s annual compilation of their best-worst moments):

    However, that’d take time and energy, so instead I’m just going to scroll through their online shop and make snarky comments about merchandise for wrestlers I’ve almost no familiarity with! YEAH.

    Will I come out of this experience with a greater appreciation of The Dub? ANSWER: Probably not! LET’S GET STARTED.

    DJ Hyde t-shirt


    I thought I had a decent understanding of the kind of guy DJ Hyde was, but now I see he has a shirt with an irony-free reference to the James Franco-starring Wizard of Oz prequel, I’m questioning everything. Thankfully, the guy writing the descriptions for the CZW merch site doesn’t get it either:


    DJ Hyde: a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a stupid t-shirt. Continue reading

    Streets Ahead: CZW

    In Streets Ahead, we invite columnists to write about wrestlers and companies that are still on their way up or you might not be too aware of. Simply put, if you don’t get on board with them, you’ll be streets behind.

    This week, we have “Nightlife” aka King of Anime to talk about Combat Zone Wrestling, or CZW. CZW is quite known for many things but we get a glimpse into what we may be missing with our preconceived notions. You can chat with Nightlife on Twitter about CZW, anime and more!


    What is CZW?

    Now, you may be asking yourself, “Hey Nightlife, CZW is pretty well-known.” First, that wasn’t a question, so you couldn’t have asked it, it was a statement. Idiot. Continue reading