Because you er, demanded it. Special thanks to Richard Kick for the Respect clips.
The Sewers Loader by Matt Gray (The Last Ninja 2)
Woctor Dialy by Armcannon
The Combat Droid by Richard Joseph (Rise of the Robots)
Mission Briefing 2 by Rob Hubbard (Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf)
Battle Canyon by Yasunori Mitsuda (Mario Party)
Call Gemini Man (Real Robot Roll Call) by MixerProductions
Even A Miracle Needs A Hand by South Park
Stage Theme 3 by N.Hara/N.Kodaka/S.Seya (Journey to Silius)
There was plenty to enjoy in 2003, even if BOTB III decided to be all URGHH STRONG-STYLE and the IWA-MS feud was a dud.
COD V was awesome, the Hatred/Gage feud was great, Rebel hit Ruckus with a watermelon, Aftermath was another awesome show, HI-V was fun, Mondo/Zandig died and Dutt was Dutt (even if he only hit the Phoenix Splash once in every four shows).
CZW Follies 2003!
February 8, 2003 – Uncivilized
The show began with a large brawl beneath a balcony between the Hi-V, the H8 Club, Nick Mondo and CZW security, ending with Ric Blade diving off of said balcony and somehow missing his intended target of 10 to 15 people.
May 10, 2003 – Then and Now
The event was promoted as the 10th year anniversary of wrestling in the CZW Arena. Zandig stated that he had invited Tod Gordon and Paul Heyman to appear, noting that Gordon didn’t want to show so “he didn’t care” and that Heyman didn’t return his calls so “he doesn’t give a fuck about this place anymore.” Zandig also said that he called Tommy Dreamer to make an appearance, Dreamer was unable to due to WWE commitments, but was honored he was asked. CZW did not invite anyone to attend the show until the last week prior.
For the Fans Bring The Weapons main event between Messiah and Nate Hatred, three diehard CZW fans made weapons for a show for the first time. Only one gets brought out to the ring – a wooden cross with nails in it and “Messiah” written on it. Early in the match, with the cross propped in a corner, Messiah looks at the cross in disbelief as the three fans who made it stand on their chairs, popping that their weapon may actually be used. Messiah picks it up and promptly throws it out of the ring, never to be seen again. (edit: uh, whoever wrote this: Messiah was a heel. Just saying.)
June 14, 2003 – Truth or Consequences
A near riot occurred when IWA-MS wrestlers, Ian Rotten, Corporal Robinson and JC Bailey entered the ring. This resulted initially in trash bring thrown, which quickly progressed into steel chairs being used as projectiles. Luckily, one managed to hit Frank Talent in the head. Unluckily, he was not injured in the accident. After the riot, one of the police officers that took part in the riot angle got on the mic to announce that the police were looking for a fan who had a warrant for failing to make child support payments.
Sept. 13, 2003 – Redefined
In September of 2003 (in what was ultimately a counter-productive attempt to increase attendance at live events), the John Zandig/Messiah Heavyweight Title Match was billed as a LIVE-ONLY MAIN EVENT that “you HAVE to be there to see” since (for the first time in pro wrestling history) a CZW Main Event would NOT be taped for any type of home video release. They then slapped those same ticket-buying fans directly in the face by not even having an actual match, instead running what would lead to be an incredibly controversial angle that saw Zandig attacked/suspended high above the ring via metal hooks legitimately hooked through the skin of his back (no work, for real). This was not only awkward and weird to see in person, but also pour salt directly into the wounds of those that bought a ticket specifically to see this fucking massively hyped match (that was pretty much the Necro/Joe of the time). Dick-slapping those same fans in the face even further, the footage was then (of course) included on the DVD contrary to what the company had promoted. Many leading CZW history pundits point to this as a pivoting points in terms of overall fan sentiment and trust in the company.