January 20, 2012
CLASH News Flash For January 20, 2012: Well it’s been several weeks with tons of developments toward CLASH Wrestling’s biggest event and anniversary extravaganza – SEIZE THE DAY V! This event which comes to fruition on Saturday, January 21st marks the start of a brand new 2012 season of CLASH Wrestling and certainly won’t fail to deliver. Let’s get you the “what you need to know” for this Saturday’s event, and get everybody caught up to speed –
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CLASH WRESTLING: SEIZE THE DAY V (Anniversary Event)
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
TaylorTown Trade Center
22525 Ecorse Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
All Ages: $12 General @ Door
8pm Bell; Doors @ 7:30pm
GAVIN QUINN (c) vs. PETEY WILLIAMS vs. J.MILLER (CLASH CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT)
In what’s hyped to be a 2012 “Match Of The Year” candidate already, this main event sells itself. The year-long championship reign of “GQ” Gavin Quinn is put to the test against rivals Petey Williams and J.Miller in a bout that will be contested in Triple Threat rules. Quinn and Williams are no stranger to one another having two intense matches in 2011, both Quinn walked out victorious. Insert former CLASH Champion, J. Miller who has silenced the champ with a “Goodbye Tooth” at 100, however we have yet to see Miller and Quinn go at it in one on one action. After months of these three intertwined in matches with one another and the surprising conclusion of the Divided We Fall “Eliminator Series” final; there’s no doubt that these three competitors are the rightful headlining contenders to close out SEIZE THE DAY V!
TOO SWEET (c) vs. H3RD vs. THE PAINKILLERS (CLASH TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP)
Both of CLASH Wrestling’s prized championships for the first time will be contested under Triple Threat rules. What better collaboration of Tag Team talent than the red hot Too Sweet (Bryce Benjamin & Joey Marx) (c), H3RD (“Mad Scientist” Tommy Treznik & Ded Vaughn), and The Painkillers (Donnie & Jacob Hallows) competing for tag supremacy. There’s no question that Too Sweet and H3RD alone have had their epic battles exchanging the gold from one another. Now, insert the former H3RD members of The Painkillers. Will there be any allegiance between H3RD and the Painkillers? Is it every team for themselves? Find out this Saturday night!
COLT CABANA vs. ZACH GOWEN
This special attraction will be one for the independent ages. Both are former WWE superstars and notable through the Independent circuit for their contributions to Professional Wrestling. “Boom Boom” Colt Cabana makes his CLASH debut against Michigan’s own “One Legged Wonder” Zach Gowen which will surely be a treat this Saturday in Taylor, MI!
“CAVEMAN” TYLER ELKINS vs. WRECKINGBALL (NO COUNTOUTS, NO DISQUALIFICATION)
Hey folks, technically this one is off the grid. If we all recall, Randy “Wreckingball” Casey is no longer contracted by CLASH Wrestling to perform since being terminated by CEO Truth Martini early last year. His drive to get his job back is evident with his attendance to every live event paying the ticket price. Additionally, the Wreckingball as those knew him by has dropped a considerable amount of weight (200+ lbs.) and even won the opportunity to compete against Gavin Quinn (c) this past fall when he was awarded a Golden Ticket entry to All Out War! and won. Needless to say, his reoccurring appearances at all our live events has been an inspirational journey of a man who is focused and determined to get his foot back in the door, here at CLASH.
His biggest roadblocks however are the CEO’s protégé Dragon Greed and new rival “Caveman” Tyler Elkins whom has tried to have the Wreckingball banned from purchasing a ticket. Dragon Greed has granted Elkins his wish in getting a non-sanctioned bout with Wreckingball at Seize The Day V to abolish him completely. Who will be victorious?? Find out this Saturday Night!
JIMMY WANG YANG vs. “ACE HIGH” CAMERON SKYY
In another huge special attraction, Former WWE Star Jimmy Wang Yang makes his CLASH return to battle “Ace High” Cameron Skyy! Cameron Skyy is the only man in CLASH Wrestling history to have captured the CLASH Championship on more than 1 occasion (he’s actually a three time former champion) who’s career is at a crossroads following the impromptu retirement of his partner & mentor “Amazing” N8 Mattson. One must think that both Yang and Skyy have a lot to prove, not only to themselves, but to one another as well! Who’s walking out with the win? The Fun Loving Cowboy or Sin City Sparklin’? Only one way to find out, and that’s by joining us for SEIZE THE DAY V!
“SWAGG STARR” DAVE MANZO vs. DRAGON GREED
This one has grudge written all over it. In August, CEO Truth Martini appeared to be offering Dave Manzo the job of a lifetime; to be the CEO’s assistant. When Martini was turned down, Dragon Greed (who had been terminated earlier that year) accepted followed by a devastating powerbomb to the “Swagg Starr.” Since then, these two have been back and forth. Manzo successfully pinned Greed at Divided We Fall in November to advance in the “Eliminator Series” however Greed got the last laugh interfering and causing Manzo to be eliminated. This is the rematch with Greed looking to redeem his loss and Manzo looking to redeem Greed’s assault. It all goes down this Saturday Night!
“AMAZING” N8 MATTSON SAYS FAREWELL
While CLASH fans may be most familiar with Mattson’s work over the past year including his partnership with Cameron Skyy & Mena Libra, “Amazing” N8 leaves behind a storied 15 year career. “Amazing” N8 plans to address all of CLASH Wrestling one final time, live at Seize The Day V on January 21st! What does N8 have to say? What are his plans for the future? There’s only one way to find out! Join us for our first event of 2012: SEIZE THE DAY V on JANUARY 21ST!
WE’RE NOT DONE YET…ALSO FEATURING:
We’ve got other talent in the house such as Mena Libra, William J. O’Malley, Mason Conrad, Austin Manix & more!
We hope to see you this weekend as we kickstart 2012 with a bang! Big thanks to your continued support.
- CLASH Wrestling
December 30, 2011
What a year for CLASH Wrestling, huh? From a company standpoint, CLASH Wrestling saw some of the biggest crowds walk through our doors in 2011 than in any year showing proof that the CLASH revolution is growing in numbers. We presented fun times, had entertaining special guests, celebrated milestone events, and proved why CLASH is Michigan’s upgrade to your Independent Wrestling experience! Let’s take a closer look at just what 2011 brought us –
CLASH WRESTLING MVP – CLASH CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN OF GAVIN QUINN CONTINUES ON
At this point, there are no doubts that current CLASH Champion, “GQ” Gavin Quinn was an MVP player in 2011. His impressive title reign now extends over a year (longer than any other CLASH Champion) with several marquee name talent under his belt. The likes of Mena Libra, Cameron Skyy, X-Pac, Petey Williams, Jimmy Jacobs, “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo, and the Wreckingball have fallen prey to Quinn’s impeccable winning streak. Year 2012 is on its way and Gavin Quinn has possibly his most challenging bout to date as we’ll see Triple Threat action as he defends against Petey Williams and “Murderous Monk” J. Miller on January 21st, 2012!
MOTY (MATCH OF THE YEAR) CANDIDATES
Of the many entertaining attractions hosted by CLASH Wrestling in 2011, there are several MOTY candidates to speak of. Let’s bullet point them for you to recall:
- “Mad Scientist” Tommy Treznik vs. “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo (Antidote Ladder Match)
CLASH fans may recall the struggle over a super strength elixir concocted by Treznik gone wrong when Dave Manzo took a sip. At the time, “SuperMANzo” as some were calling him experienced super natural strength during in-ring competition that concluded at Seize The Day IV on 1/29/11. Treznik ascended a ladder claiming an antidote thus forcing Manzo back to normal strength.
- “GQ” Gavin Quinn (c) vs. Petey Williams (Non-Title)
On February 26, 2011, CLASH Wrestling’s new concept event, Contenders Cup saw an opening match that may claim #1 of the MOTY list. In non-title competition, Gavin Quinn managed to defeat Petey Williams via pinfall in the first of their two bouts that year.
- Cameron Skyy vs. Dave Manzo vs. Mena Libra vs. Sharkboy vs. Tommy Treznik vs. Tyler Elkins
As part of the “Contenders Cup” event, the point was to crown a #1 contender with six of CLASH Wrestling’s biggest household names. At the time tension was reaching a boiling point between Skyy and Elkins meanwhile Treznik and Manzo had just had an epic ladder match the month before. It was “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo to walk out and challenge Quinn the following month.
- H3RD vs. Too Sweet (100)
At CLASH Wrestling’s 100th milestone event, the CLASH faithful witnessed a helluva Tag Team contest as Tommy Treznik’s H3RD w/ Ded Vaughn defended the Tag Team gold against Too Sweet (Bryce Benjamin & Joey Marx) who’ve been on a hot streak since their debut in July 2010. It was a celebratory night for those in attendance when Too Sweet claimed the victory with their 2nd title reign.
- Gavin Quinn (c) vs. Petey Williams (100)
Another classic encounter, this time with the gold on the line in front of CLASH Wrestling’s biggest attendance of the year. The 100th milestone event featured a superb main event as Quinn once again retained but brought about the surprising return of J.Miller to silence the champ with a “Goodbye Tooth” kick to cap off the show.
- “Sin City Sparklin” Cameron Skyy vs. “Caveman” Tyler Elkins (Cage Match)
Your classic good friends now bitter enemies story; this odd friendship pairing of the Vegas Man and Caveman fell apart the close of 2010 when Elkins cost Skyy the championship Quinn now holds. A back-n-forth feud that lasted nearly a year concluded in a victory for the “Caveman” in CLASH Wrestling’s first ever Steel Cage encounter on 9/3/11.
- Petey Williams vs. J.Miller
Most certainly, this match was a proving ground that J.Miller hadn’t lost a step since returning from a severe leg injury. Petey Williams took the win on 10/22/11 over the “Murderous Monk” with interference by Gavin Quinn. However, this match got us one inch closer to the reason we’ll see these three tango at SEIZE THE DAY V on January 21st, 2012!
Not only did CLASH showcase some memorable bouts, but even a ton of marquee moments that won’t go forgotten. From start to end, here were some of CLASH Wrestling’s biggest moments:
1. Mena Libra finally defeats CEO Truth Martini in a singles match that culminated a year long rivalry at Seize The Day IV.
2. Impressive debuts of mainstays “Amazing” N8 Mattson and VH1’s Jenny (Rock of Love).
3. Wreckingball is terminated from his CLASH contract only to continue purchasing a ticket as a fan catapulting him to an overwhelming popularity. Lead to an “All Out War” rumble win, a championship match, and now an non-sanctioned bout at Seize The Day V.
4. CLASH hits its milestone 100th event this past August drawing 850+ in attendance.
5. J. Miller returns from a year-long injury.
6. Dragon Kreed changes his name to Dragon Greed, now with new found power from CEO Truth Martini.
7. CLASH Wrestling’s first ever Steel Cage match Is contested between Cameron Skyy & “Caveman” Tyler Elkins.
8. CLASH introduces a new concept match entitled the “Eliminator Series” giving us the outcome of J. Miller vs. Petey Williams vs. Gavin Quinn (c) for Seize The Day V.
We’re sure you can think of many more that we may have left out!
TAG TEAM EXPANSION
Over the course of the year, CLASH Wrestling has begun reintroducing Tag Team competition as a focal point again. Many can recall past battles between teams such as “The Friends” and a version of “H3RD.” In 2011, CLASH has reinforced the division with a breath of fresh air with teams that included: Too Sweet (c), Bump N’ Uglies, Victorious Secret, The Painkillers, H3RD, and Cameron Skyy & “Amazing” N8 Mattson. 2012 brings us a new year and new competition that will flood the CLASH gates, be prepared for some of the best Tag Team wrestling in the state!
CLASH works hard in bringing you a unique collection of entertaining personalities from wrestling’s past, present and future. Throughout 2011, CLASH fans saw names synonymous to wrestling from television appear such as X-Pac, Shark Boy, VH1’s Jenny (Rock Of Love 3), Simon Dean, Jimmy Wang Yang, Rhyno, & Kevin Thorn. Who knows what 2012 brings us, but we can assure you this ride is going to get bigger and better!
It’s always tough to wrap up a year in one article as there are many moments we may have missed touching on. However, we’d like to end this with a big THANK YOU to everyone that has supported CLASH. We promise to continue to upgrade the Michigan Independent Wrestling experience year after year!
December 5, 2011
Last week, we learned of the first two matches signed for Seize The Day V on January 21st in which both the CLASH & Tag Team Championships will be defended in Triple Threat contests. Today, we are happy to announce another signed bout which pits two of the most entertaining personalities in the world of independent wrestling against one another!
Fans of CLASH Wrestling are no stranger to Zach Gowen. Dubbed the “One Legged Wonder,” Gowen is as charismatic and inspiring as they come. At Seize The Day V, Gowen will face a man making his CLASH Wrestling debut, the highly entertaining Colt Cabana!
These two men are no stranger to one another, having spent a decade on the same roads in their professional careers. What will happen when these two friends square off? One must think that each has alot to prove, not only to themselves, but to each other as well! Who will walk out of Seize The Day V victorious? Colt Cabana or Zach Gowen? There’s only one way to find out! Join us for our first event of 2012: SEIZE THE DAY V on JANUARY 21ST! Tickets are available, now, click here to get yours today!
December 2, 2011
CLASH News Flash For December 2nd, 2011: Hey all! What a season finale we had at DIVIDED WE FALL on 11/19! Well, it’s been a bit since we recapped and filled you in so today’s flash will be just that. Let’s get you up to speed for what’s in store on our Anniversary Event, SEIZE THE DAY V -
Big League Brews Sports Bar present
CLASH WRESTLING: SEIZE THE DAY V (Anniversary Event)
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
TaylorTown Trade Center
22525 Ecorse Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
All Ages: $12 General; Discounts Online
8pm bell, Doors open @ 7pm
CLASH CHAMPIONSHIP TRIANGLE – GAVIN QUINN (c) vs. PETEY WILLIAMS vs. J.MILLER
No doubts, Gavin Quinn is the longest reigning CLASH Champion in the history of CLASH Wrestling. He is arguably one of the best in win/loss percentage as his winning streak has been nearly impeccable since separating from Tag Team competition with Rave Killbourn in February 2010. The longest lingering question since Quinn’s title win in November 2010 was and still is – Who can pin Quinn? He stands victorious above competitors such as: Cameron Skyy, X-Pac, Mena Libra, Dave Manzo, Petey Williams, Zach Gowen, Wreckingball and then some.
Insert returning champion “Murderous Monk” J.Miller and Gavin Quinn’s toughest challenge “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams. Put them together for the main event of SEIZE THE DAY V – you now have yourself a potential match of the year, and a lesser probability of Gavin Quinn’s retention of the gold. What’s more intriguing is how involved all three of these competitors are with one another:
In February, Quinn managed to outlast Petey Williams; once again Williams suffered defeat to Quinn in August. This brought upon J.Miller’s return from injury at 100 on 8/6, as he silenced Quinn with a “Goodbye Tooth” kick. Vengeance was had the following month at ALL OUT WAR! When Quinn rushed the ring and eliminated Miller from the battle royal meant to crown contendership. October brought around similar back-n-forth as Miller succumbed to Petey Williams with the aid of Quinn. Thus, bringing us to present day; the finals of the DIVIDED WE FALL Eliminator Series came down to the three of them. Quinn suffered to defeat via knockout to co-winners Petey Williams and J.Miller giving us this Triple Threat treat at SEIZE THE DAY V!
CAVEMAN TRIES TO HAVE WRECKINGBALL OUSTED
For “Caveman” Tyler Elkins, knowing that Randal Casey (aka The Wreckingball) is no longer allowed to compete for CLASH Wrestling is simply not good enough. From Ball’s standpoint, he’s swallowed a lot of pride simply attending the live events knowing that he is no longer able to perform. With the CEO Truth Martini’s responsibilities ever-growing; much of his “CEO power” has been bestowed upon his assistant Dragon Greed. On DIVIDED WE FALL, Elkins had convinced Greed to have Casey removed from the building. However, it was in the main event where we saw CLASH mascot “Artie The Wolf” slide in the ring while the referee was distracted; turning out to be the Wreckingball in disguise and aiding in Elkins’ elimination from the “Eliminator Series” main event. We know Elkins wants Casey in the ring but at this point in time, it will not take place in a CLASH ring with a non-contracted competitor.
SWAGG WON THE BATTLE, BUT NOT THE WAR
In the ongoing back and forth between Dragon Greed and “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo stemming from August 6th at 100 when Greed became Truth Martini’s assistant and powerbombed Manzo; they met one on one at DIVIDED WE FALL! Dave Manzo was able to secure the victory to advance in the Eliminator Series however it was Greed that hit Manzo with a devastating clothesline behind the referee’s back causing his elimination. We know Manzo was enraged in the back, so a rematch between these two sounds pretty well scouted. Only time will tell as we head into SEIZE THE DAY V on January 21st!
“AMAZING ACES” NOT SO AMAZING AFTER ALL
Individually, “Amazing” N8 Mattson and “Ace High” Cameron Skyy are two very talented competitors in CLASH Wrestling. N8 Mattson comes from a 15 year background in the business while Cameron Skyy has also made his name surface on multiple radars over his near 5 year term. However, sometimes too many chefs spoil the soup! Mattson has encouraged Skyy of late to re-focus at the title picture and has lent him tips as a mentor would to a student. However, with Skyy’s brash attitude being a former CLASH Champion, he has attempted to heed advice but has stressed he’s his own man. Collaboratively, they’ve suffered a series of losses and the frustration is evident. What looked like it would get physical between the two following their loss at DIVIDED WE FALL; we can note that they haven’t spoken to one another since the event. Where does that leave them for SEIZE THE DAY V? Well, those details are still forthcoming.
That’s it for now, keep your eyes peeled to CLASHWRESTLING.COM has we’ve got tons of updates to push your way including blogs from the competitors involved in SEIZE THE DAY V, stay tuned!
November 3, 2011
CLASH News Flash For November 3, 2011: Hey all, thanks for tuning in to this week’s news flash! We’ve got a ton to cover from the fall out of CLASH FROM THE CRYPT on 10/22 and a ton to look forward to at our 2011 Season Finale on November 19th – DIVIDED WE FALL! Let’s first get you the details to our next & last extravaganza for this year –
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CLASH WRESTLING – DIVIDED WE FALL (2011 Season Finale)
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
TaylorTown Trade Center
22525 Ecorse Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
All Ages: $12 General, Discounts ONLINE
8pm bell; Doors open @ 7pm
AND STILL…QUINN CANNOT BE PINNED – WRECKINGBALL REMAINS UNEMPLOYED
In what was such an emotional bout at CLASH FROM THE CRYPT; it was more than gold on the line for one man, it was a job and the opportunity to re-establish himself in an industry he loves most – performing as a Professional Wrestler for CLASH Wrestling. Over the last few months since Wreckingball was terminated by CEO Truth Martini; he has paid the admission price to support the CLASH product. In what was a chance of a lifetime; winning ALL OUT WAR gave Wreckingball the opportunity to challenge CLASH Champion “GQ” Gavin Quinn for the gold. However, by winning the gold would mean you’re an active competitor on the CLASH roster which was bigger than anything for the Wreckingball. If this already wasn’t making Wreckingball sweat bullets, add the fact that Gavin Quinn has remained undefeated for well over a year and CEO Truth Martini modified this contest to be no disqualification.
After countless run-ins by various CLASH competitors (some in support of Wreckingball; others in support of Quinn), the final result was Gavin Quinn once again standing victorious. What’s next for the Wreckingball now? Will he swallow his pride and continue to attend our CLASH extravganzas? We’ll see at our season finale on November 19th!
CAMERON AND N8 CAN’T COMMUNICATE
In this ongoing story of mentor and pupil; we’ve watched on as seasoned veteran “Amazing” N8 Mattson has attempted to assist “Sin City Sparklin” Cameron Skyy in his CLASH Wrestling endeavors. Cameron Skyy in his own right is a former CLASH Champion and has been brash to heed any advice from Mattson. We watched the finish unfold in six man tag team action on October 22nd when Skyy requested to be tagged back in leading to a distracted Mattson suffering defeat via pinfall. Post match saw Skyy venting frustration toward his so called mentor; will the two collaborate again on November 19th? Join us and find out!
CAVEMAN STARTS A RUCKUS WITH WRECKINGBALL
Prior to the fate of the Wreckingball being decided in our main event on October 22nd, the “Caveman” Tyler Elkins made his way out for a handicapped attraction. Elkins, being on a hot streak since his Cage Match victory in September, chose to heckle the Wreckingball so much that the two were separated by security from the audience following Elkins’ victory. Elkins also was a key factor in the main event decision as he was one of the last run-in interferences to aid Quinn to victory. The Caveman obviously out to prove a point and we’re certain that gold is on the mind after a series of victories. We can confirm that he is one of the 20 competitors entered in the “Eliminator Series” on November 19th, but remember, CLASH cannot stop the Wreckingball from paying the admission price and sitting at ringside.
J. MILLER…HE’S BACK AND HE’S…QUIET
“Murderous Monk” J. Miller returned to singles action on October 22nd against Petey Williams. Although he suffered defeat by the aid of “GQ” Gavin Quinn (c), his ability in the ring had not lost a beat. However, his vocal cords have… J.Miller upon his return has taken a vow of silence as evident in one of the most recent interviews uploaded to our CLASH Wrestling Youtube channel. His actions speak louder than words as it’s apparent he’s underneath the skin of Quinn who’s still upset of his victory celebration being interrupted at “100” on August 6th. Although it is the goal of Miller and other CLASH athletes to challenge Quinn for the gold; that spot must be earned. J. Miller will be featured in the DIVIDED WE FALL “Eliminator Series” on November 19th; in what type of match exactly, well that’s still to be announced.
CLASH WRESTLING’S TAG DIVISION – SUPERCHARGED!
CLASH Wrestling has always been proud of its presentation of Tag Team competition. Although the travel issues held CLASH Tag Champions Too Sweet (c) up at CLASH FROM THE CRYPT, they will be on hand for our Season Finale on November 19th and in tag action! Never before in CLASH history has there been such a wide variety of unique teams ranging from The Painkillers, H3RD, Sons Of Sanity, “Amazing” N8 & Cameron Skyy etc! Which team is their next challenge? Stay tuned to CLASHWRESTLING.COM for details!
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