More JESUS than JESUS, it’s JESUSaMania Two Thousand And JESUS.
The first of potentially MANY CZW-Flavoured Botchamanias, featuring Justice Pain, Nick Gage, Mike Quackenbush, Super Dragon, Excalibur, El Generico, Niles Young, Derek Frazier, Necro Butcher, Toby Klein, Chad Shaft, Ruckus, Eddie Kingston, Sabian, Beef Wellington, DJ Hyde, Jon Dahmer, Mad Man Pondo, Blood (but no leg), Gypsy Joe, Chris Bosh and many more.
Bomb Jack by Alberto Gonzalez
Star Fox 64 Boss Medley by GaMetal
The Stomp by The Hives
Cait Sith’s Theme by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy VII)
Fight Fire With Fire by Metallica
Ride The Lightning by Metallica
2005 was a very good year for CZW. Shame everything went tits up at Cage of Death when Zandig (allegedly) took offence to the ROH feud commencing without his permission/awareness beforehand, resulting in Zandig (allegedly) threatening to no-show the main event of his own company and (allegedly) caused Mike Pancoast to fall down some stairs. Zandig promised to take things ”back to ’99 MOTHERFUCKERS” after the main event.
Other CZW Follies in 2005…
June 11, 2005 – CZW/IWA Double Header
In between IWA-MS’ “Something to Prove” and CZW’s “Violent By Design,” Pennsylvania state athletic commissioner Frank Talent’s car was run into outside of the building, to which the line waiting for the doors to open responded to with chants of “OHMAHGAWD” and “You fucked up.” After getting more heat than most matches in CZW, the woman driving the car decided to drive off without leaving her information, after numerous, random people in the line said it’d be totally cool.
During the IWA-MS portion of the double header, IWA-MS commentator Dave Prazak would ask CM Punk if he would be attending the CZW portion of the double header. CM Punk promptly replies with a reasonable but emphatic “Fuck no!”
July 9, 2005 – High Stakes 3
After a brutally awesome Fans Bring the Weapons match featuring Justice Pain & Nick Gage vs Necro Butcher and Toby Klein, the lights were set to go out setting the return of Nate Hatred. Well, the lights all went off, except for 1, which lit the entire ring fine by itself, while the crowd heard grumblings from the eagles nest “How the fuck do we turn that light off?” 30 seconds go by, the lights come back on, and Nate Hatred’s music plays acting as nothing happened prior.
July 30, 2005 – Tournament Of Death 4
During the Battle Royal, battle royal participant BLOOD would be eliminated by taking a clothesline over the top rope and into a shopping cart. As a result his left arm would get cut up pretty bad and his left leg got fucked up really bad. Post match footage on the DVD release would become one of the graphic scenes to ever be released on CZW home video.
In the tournament finals, Nick Gage suplexed John Zandig onto a bed of flaming glass propped between the guard rail and ring apron. Zandig sandbagged the suplex which caused Gage to slowly descend into the fire instead of smashing through it. Like a real genius, Nick Gage stayed put long enough for the fire to catch his t shirt, and the rest is history. History that smells like burning human flesh.
This tournament was originally suppose to be held at the ECW Arena, with hockey board type glass structures protecting the fans from the glass and other assorted plunder.
As this was the 10 year anniversary of the IWA KOTDM 1995, CZW chose to bring in the referee for the famous 1995 NRBW Cactus Jack vs Terry Funk match, Gypsy Joe, to referee the finals of the tournament. Wearing an intelligently chosen wardrobe of yellow speedos and a ref shirt, Joe would proceed to wander the ring in a confused state for the entire match. Clearly having no comprehension of the finish, Zandig had to repeatedly remind Joe to not count to 3. This failed miserably, and Joe counted to 3 multiple times throughout the contest.
Post-show, Gypsy Joe would be seen wandering the venue with no pants on and his testicles exposed.
November 12, 2005 – Night of Infamy 4
The main event Tai Pai match had to be changed to have JC Bailey replace Justice Pain because nobody bothered to ask Pain if he was willing to work a Tai Pai match. To cover this a friend of Pain’s was planted in the crowd and “attacked” Pain leading to Justice hitting him and being pulled out of the match.
December 10, 2005 – Cage Of Death 7
After the show Messiah had to force Super Dragon to go check on a concussed Ruckus, who had just been nice enough to drop the CZW Heavyweight Title to him.