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GCW Tournament Of Survival 2 Review


  • June 3rd, 2017
  • Game Changer World
  • Howell, New Jersey


GCW held their second annual “Tournament Of Survival” deathmatch tournament for GCW and with a mixed bill of some larger deathmatch wrestlers and new up and comers fans were given what turned out to be a great bloody card.

Tournament Of Survival 2 First Round Destruction Derby Death Match
Jimmy Lloyd vs. Nick Gage
This was a solid match to start the card off with. Jimmy Llyod has almost no offense at all and Nick Gage was riding the wave of love with his return match. Lloyd took a great deal of hard hits and bumps and ended the match a bloody mess.
Tournament Of Survival 2 First Round Fuckery Boards Match
Markus Crane vs. Masashi Takeda
Second match in and what a blood bath. Markus Crane proves why he is one of the best new comers to death match wrestling. Takeda as well work great together here each giving their all in this match. Crane even after his loss deserves just as much credit as Takeda.
Tournament Of Survival 2 First Round Weedwhacker Death Match
Matt Tremont vs. Zandig
Another solid match with both Tremont and Zandig giving their all. Tremont continues to show how he is a deathmatch legend and only getting better. The weedwacker spot was the highlight of the match as expected.
Tournament Of Survival 2 First Round Panes Of Glass Match
Danny Havoc vs. Masada
Masada continues to show how much a monster he can be just like he does in CZW. It’s a good deathmatch.
Tournament Of Survival 2 Semi Final Light Tube Death Match
Masashi Takeda vs. Nick Gage
Tournament Of Survival 2 Semi Final Light Tube Bundles Barbedwire Boards Death Match
Masada vs. Matt Tremont
I’m going to bundle these two matches together. Now don’t take this as a bad thing, both matches were very enjoyable. All competitors put in a hell of a lot of effort. Just after watching these neither match are classics for any sake. Still worth the watch by far though.
Singles Match
Joey Janela vs. Joker
I don’t completely get why they had a non deathmatch match thrown into here other than to maybe give the guys a break. It was a decent match. I know Joey Janela has been making the rounds lately and I don’t completely get the hype behind him right now. He is good in ring but nothing outstanding from what I’ve seen. It was a decent match though however a little long.
Tournament Of Survival 2 Final No Ropes Barbed Wire Lighttube Bundles Death Match
Matt Tremont vs. Nick Gage
Dear god what a match. This should go down as a modern deathmatch classic. These two put their all into this match. Tremont shows how he has rose to the top lately and Gage shows how he has been at the top. Both men took big bumps in this match and left a bloody mess. Tremont takes a ridiculous amount of lighttube hits in this. This is one match all should watch.
Overall this was a very solid card. Minus one nondeathmatch bout all matches at least have solid spots where all contestants put in the work. This is one card all should check out.
Score : 8.5/10

CZW Decisions (4-8-2017) Review


  • CZW
  • April 8th, 2017
  • Voorhees, New Jersey


CZW Decisions was a decent PPV. It has a few stand out matches but is held back by some generic matches that don’t feel too important.

Joe Gacy (c) vs Lio Rush for the CZW World Heavyweight belt. This was a solid kick off the night. Lio Rush always performs well and his dark character in CZW works. A bit on the slower side in moments though however.
Greg Excellent (w/Chrissy Rivera) vs Alexander James & Tony Deppen vs Rickey Shane Page & Scorpio Sky (c) vs David Starr. 
These are all blended into the same mini review. While none of these are bad matches they just aren’t stand out by any means. Each has a few decent spots but other than that they feel ultimately lacking for a PPV.
Joey Janela vs Nate Webb.
This match almost falls into the same category. This is a solid match though can get a little slow. The few bigger spots at the end though save it.
Drew Blood vs Danny Havoc “Pit Of Thumbtacks” match. 
This was a good deathmatch. Could of honestly used more thumbtacks however.
Cataclysm Of Barbed Wire Match
Matt Tremont vs Jeff Cannonball
This was a great deathmatch. Each man bled a great amount. They fought both in and out of the ring showing great use of the barbed wire as well.
CZW Tag Team Title TLC Four Way Match
Scarlet And Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (c) vs EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) vs The Dub Boys (Dave McCall & Nate Carter) vs Kyle The Beast & Monsta Mack
Match of the night by far. This was a great example of how to do a tag match, ladder match, hardcore match, all rolled into one.  All teams had their moments to shine and were able to showcase their spots. The team of Scarlet and Graves really comes across as being a very versatile team here as well and it was good to see Dezmond Xavier taking some more extreme bumps in this match.
Overall the only real standouts are the final 3 matches, two of which are just fun death matches. The rest of the matches just aren’t great enough to feel valid on a PPV.
Score : 5/10