April 11, 2012
Competitor Spotlight: “Mad Scientist” Tommy Treznik – Perhaps one of the most unique and successful personalities in CLASH Wrestling; Tommy Treznik’s professional wrestling portfolio has evolved from the “Man’s Man” to diabolical “Mad Scientist.” His talents have equated to championship success in both the CLASH Singles & Tag Team divisions. Treznik’s most recognized achievements throughout his CLASH tenure lie in tag team wrestling as he holds more Tag Team Championship reigns than any other CLASH competitor in history.
2008: Man’s Man & The H3RD Forms – The first few months of Treznik’s CLASH career will be remembered by his six month feud with then rising star Will Vendetta battling in everything from singles matches to street fights including the only Parking Lot Brawl in CLASH history. More importantly in 2008, Tommy Treznik achieved his first Tag Team gold with J.Miller as the first version of The H3RD at the inaugural NPCI Tag Tournament outlasting The Friends (Gavin Quinn & Rave Killbourn). To this day, fans of old still talk about the memorable feud between the two teams that lead to the only Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match in CLASH history in August 2008.
2009: The H3RD Dissolves & Reunites – At the start of 2009, The H3RD suffered defeat in their final match against The Friends, a Tag Team Iron Man match at Seize The Day II. At the same event, Treznik’s partner J.Miller sustained a serious injury at the hands of The Wreckingball. Just a few weeks later, Treznik recaptured Tag Team gold as one half of the short lived tandem named Prominence. Upon J. Miller’s return to CLASH Wrestling, he & Treznik reunited to challenge then champions, Nightlife (Dave Manzo & Jack Night w/ B). Unable to recapture the CLASH Tag Team Championship again, Treznik & Miller soon began to eye individual goals as the year ended.
2010: The Evolution Of The Mad Scientist – In the first few months of the year, Treznik focused solely on winning the CLASH Championship and during this time his demeanor changed. This culiminated on the night of April 17th when Tommy Treznik defeated an injured Cameron Skyy to become CLASH Champion. Upon his victory, he was challenged by his ally J. Miller & eighteen minutes later was defeated by his former partner thus marking Treznik’s reign as CLASH Champion the shortest in history.
These series of events lead to the evolution of Treznik to the “Mad Scientist” he is today. With his lifelong interest in science now at the forefront, Treznik transformed his look and in-ring work, blending a collection of self manufactured maneuvers into his arensal. As 2010 came to a close, the ring wasn’t Treznik’s only laboratory as we soon saw elixirs make their way into CLASH; his feud with “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo highlighted these over a battle of “Super Strength” gone wrong.
2011-2012: Enter Ded Vaughn & The H3RD – Following a victory at Seize The Day IV in an “Antidote” Ladder Match over Dave Manzo, Treznik began to again focus on Tag Team competition, only this time with a partner he could completely control. During this time CLASH was introduced to Ded Vaughn, a mute, masked monster created by Treznik himself. This darker and more devious version of The H3RD has proven to be quite successful, as Treznik & Vaughn have captured Tag Team gold on two occasions and are the current Champions. In recent months months we have seen the bond between Monster & Scientist grow great lengths, which begs the question, “Who or what will be able to unseat The H3RD atop the Tag Team mountain in CLASH Wrestling?”
Dates Of Significance:
01/05/08: Wrestles in the Main Event of Seize The Day I, the first event in CLASH history.
03/22/08: Wins the first ever Triple Crown Cup Tournament.
06/14/08: Captures first Tag Team Championship with J. Miller as The H3RD.
08/30/08: Takes part in the only Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match in CLASH history.
01/24/09: Captures a record breaking fourth Tag Title Championship as one half of Prominence.
04/17/10: Becomes CLASH Champion for 18 Minutes before losing to J. Miller.
07/16/10: Treznik’s transformation is complete as he evolves into the “Mad Scientist.”
12/10/10: Introduces the world to his creation, the masked monster Ded Vaughn.
04/23/11: Captures his fifth Tag Team Championship with Ded Vaughn as The H3RD.
01/21/12: Captures his sixth Tag Team Championship with Ded Vaughn as The H3RD.
September 16, 2011
Competitor Spotlight: Dragon Greed – Given his most recent name change, we here at CLASHWRESTLING.COM figured we’d spotlight the accomplishments of Dragon Kreed which may guide us on the expectations of Dragon Greed. Without a doubt one of the biggest competitors in CLASH Wrestling, Greed is a former CLASH Champion. Whether loved or hated, Dragon is certainly a staple of CLASH Wrestling and has experienced great success during his tenure.
2008: Kreed Makes An Impact - Debuted as Dragon Kreed in March 2008 at an event called “Triple Crown Cup,” he instantly made an impact. Standing 6’4” and weighing 265 lbs; Dragon used his size and stature to run through opponents the bulk of the year. Aligned himself with then CEO Jeremy Jones and Wreckingball to make up Jonescorp (later renamed Wreckingforce). The two monsters individually and collaboratively made names for themselves until a disagreement broke them apart, leading to a huge collision at our annual Seize The Day II in which Dragon Kreed was victorious.
2009: A Championship Year - Arguably the most successful year of Kreed’s CLASH career, 2009 saw the hatred that once resonated within CLASH fans for Kreed begin to slowly transition to cheers in recognition of his complete dominance. Early 09 brought on a championship opportunity against then Champion, Cameron Skyy. Immediately it was obvious that when these two stood toe to toe in the ring, there was a landslide of favorable support for Kreed. This lead to not only a CLASH Championship run when he pinned Skyy on March 29, 2009 in Taylor, MI; but also the beginning of a feud stretching over a year in length.
Dragon Kreed and Cameron Skyy battled back and forth over CLASH gold in 2009 giving Kreed the win on every occasion which only built up more frustration and fuel to the fire from Skyy’s front. On June 6th of that year, they battled once more, and what had looked like another definitive win for Kreed; Skyy aligned himself with Tyler Elkins leading to a post match attack injuring Kreed’s shoulder. This injury would keep him out of in-ring action until January 2010.
2010: Return From Injury - Kreed started 2010 with a return to the ring and began to seek revenge for the attack by Cameron Skyy & Tyler Elkins. As it seemed the war would wage once again, Skyy suffered a broken forearm putting a halt to Kreed’s pursuit. After waiting for Skyy to recover, the two met in action one final time in August. In their final encounter, Kreed definitively and conclusively defeated Skyy. Immediately following the bout, the two men made amends.
2011: Kreed Becomes Greed - Early 2011 saw a reunion of Wreckingforce as Kreed & Wreckingball were able to let time heal wounds and jump head first back into the Tag Team division. Wreckingforce had been gaining steam as a cohesive unit until April when CEO Truth Martini ran through a “Spring Cleaning” and terminated both Wreckingball and Dragon Kreed.
Kreed had gone unseen until CLASH Wrestling 100 on August 6th. At the event, he pleaded for his job back and offered his services as the accomplice of CLASH CEO Truth Martini. Since his return, the greed-driven Dragon had most recently denounced his former ring name replacing the “K” with “G” coining himself Dragon Greed. Perhaps now more than ever before Dragon has it all: fame, fortune and friends, making him a threat to any and all titleholders in CLASH Wrestling.
Dates Of Significance:
03/22/08: Dragon Kreed debuts in CLASH Wrestling.
03/29/09: Wins CLASH Championship pinning Cameron Skyy.
06/06/09: Dragon sustains major shoulder injury shelving him for 6 months.
08/14/10: Dragon defeats Skyy in the final encounter of their year long rivalry.
10/23/10: Dragon Kreed & Wreckingball reunite as Wreckingforce.
04/23/11: Wreckingforce are fired by CLASH CEO Truth Martini.
08/06/11: Earns the job of Truth Martini’s accomplice by turning his back on fans & Dave Manzo.
09/03/11: Dragon Kreed officially becomes Dragon Greed.
August 2, 2011
Competitor Spotlight: “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo - He’s known as a lot of things: Swagg E. Fresh, Swagg Starr, Swagg Master etc. Let’s put it this way, if there’s Swagg, he’s got it! Dave Manzo is a CLASH original, wrestling in the very first match of the very first event in company history: Seize The Day I on January 5th, 2008 and has been a highly ranked competitor ever since. Although yet to be CLASH Champion, Manzo has been in contention for the gold on numerous occasions spanning his near 4 year career and is a former CLASH Tag Team Champion. Today we’re going to explore more of the Swagg Starr’s career and we hope you’ll learn a few things as we detail how Dave Manzo became the “King of Swagg” in CLASH Wrestling.
2008: An “All American” Dave Manzo - Many may not recall but Dave Manzo’s debut in CLASH Wrestling was against the “Ace High” Cameron Skyy in the opening match of Seize The Day I. During that time known as the “All American” Dave Manzo (complete with red, white, & blue singlet) managed by Coach “B” (current CLASH ring announcer “B”), he was immediately a top competitor battling for contention of the CLASH Championship. The antagonist duo of Manzo & Coach B were often showered with “Coach B Sucks” chants during Manzo’s in-ring action.
Late 2008-2009: “All American” Becomes “Swagg Starr” - Just as Dave Manzo began gaining the respect of the CLASH faithful, a curve ball was thrown. B rechristened Manzo the “Swagg Starr.” Soon after, Manzo & B paired up with former CLASH Champion Jack Night to create the tag team of Nightlife. By October 2009, Nightlife had acquired the CLASH Tag Team Championship and proved to be the team to beat in CLASH with victories over both the Friends (GQ & Rave Killbourn) and The H3RD (Tommy Treznik & J. Miller) under their belts.
2010: Nightlife Dissolves - Nightlife’s ride of tag team success came to a halt in April last year as the odd couple of Wreckingball & Will Vendetta (Wreck-N-Roll) claimed victory and defeated Manzo & Night for their gold. Although Wreck-N-Roll did not find working together amusing; their unexplainable cohesiveness kept Nightlife from recapturing the straps. A few months later, in September 2010, CLASH CEO Truth Martini fired Jack Night thus leaving Dave Manzo as a singles competitor once again.
Back on his own, “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo began to turn another corner with the CLASH fans after he was paired in a bout with the evil “Mad Scientist” Tommy Treznik. Treznik had constructed a “Super Strength” elixir designed for his use, however things backfired when Manzo drank a mouthful of the yellow concoction. With this new found strength, Supermanzo drove the “Mad Scientist” into a frenzy to create an antidote, which he did at Seize The Day IV. Ultimately defeated by Treznik, Manzo was forced to drink the antidote, causing him to lose his super strength and revert back to his normal “Swagg” self.
2011: Singles Success - Dave Manzo has seen great success in his singles career this year as he was the victor of the inaugural “Contenders Cup” to crown a #1 Contender and has defeated a number of competitors along his path to the CLASH Championship. At 100 on 8/6, the “Swagg Starr” takes his hot streak to the test as he takes on the returning Hakim Zane!
Dates Of Significance
01/05/08: “All American” Dave Manzo wrestles in the first match in CLASH Wrestling history.
03/22/08: Wrestles in the finals of the first ever Triple Crown Cup Tournament.
11/22/08: Dave Manzo becomes the “Swagg Starr.”
08/08/09: With Jack Night, Nightlife defeat The H3RD (Treznik & Miller) in a vicious Street Fight.
10/23/09: Nightlife capture the CLASH Tag Team Championship defeating The Friends.
07/17/10: For the second time in two years, Nightlife is a finalist in the NPCI Tag Team Tournament.
02/26/11: Dave Manzo wins the inaugural “Contenders Cup” and becomes #1 Contender.
08/06/11: 100 CLASH events later, Dave Manzo prepares to take on a returning Hakim Zane.
June 16, 2011
Competitor Spotlight: “GQ” Gavin Quinn – Not only is he the current CLASH Champion, and reigning with this title since November 2010, but he’s the #1 marked man in CLASH Wrestling with an impeccable winning streak untouched by any on the active roster! Entering the CLASH fray at the start of 2008 as a Tag Team specialist with former partner Rave Killbourn (The Friends), Quinn has evolved from a Multi-Time Tag Team Champion to an impressive singles competitor achieving the greatest success in CLASH that few have reached – the CLASH Heavyweight Championship.
2008-2009 – In the early get-go, then known as simply “GQ”, Quinn wrestled as part of “The Friends” collaboratively with Rave Killbourn. The two were known for the infamous blood feud with then “H3RD” members Tommy Treznik & J. Miller. The two teams had countless battles that ranged from Tag Bouts, Ladder Matches, Street Fights, etc etc. After these two years, Quinn walked away with three Tag Team Championship wins.
GQ becomes Gavin Quinn – It was finally in February 2010 where the birth of the “GQ” Gavin Quinn we know today came to a head when Quinn finally turned his back on Killbourn to become a singles competitor. Although this decision wasn’t favored by the CLASH faithful; it ultimately gave Quinn the nudge he needed to secure victory after victory until finally succeeding Championship success in November 2010!
Can CLASH Champion “GQ” Gavin Quinn be defeated?
Below is the long list of names that have fallen to Quinn in his road to the CLASH Championship and afterwards. Is there anyone that can beat Gavin Quinn?
8/14/10 – “GQ” Gavin Quinn defeats Mena Libra via pinfall.
9/17/10 – Quinn wins All Out War outlasting 22 other competitors & winning #1 contendership.
10/23/10 – Quinn defeats and retires former Tag partner Rave Killbourn via pinfall.
11/20/10 – Quinn defeats “Ace High” Cameron Skyy via pinfall to become CLASH Champion.
12/10/10 – Tags w/ Tyler Elkins & defeats Jimmy Jacobs/Cameron Skyy when Quinn pins Jacobs.
1/29/11 – Quinn successfully defends the CLASH Championship by pinning X-Pac.
2/26/11 – What some call a “match of the year” candidate for 2011; Quinn pins Petey Williams.
3/19/11 – Another successful title defense against Jimmy Jacobs.
3/26/11 – Quinn in non-title action defeats Amasis at CLASH vs. CHIKARA.
4/23/11 – Defends title by pinning “Swagg Starr” Dave Manzo.
5/21/11 – Another win in the books as Quinn pins Marvelocity at Relay For Life.
There is no argument that current CLASH Champion “GQ” Gavin Quinn is on top of his game in both realms of Tag Team & Singles competition and has proven month after month that he is deserving of the gold on contrary to popular opinion. The years 2010-2011 is beginning to be known for Quinn’s reign on top, however the question still remains… can Quinn be pinned?