Saturday night, June 1, 2013, ECWA held its second annual Raising the Bar event at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Delaware. Other than presenting some of the best pro wrestling action on the East Coast, ECWA also used this event as an opportunity to raise funds for a good cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Fight Against Childhood Cancer.

Through on-line donations and live event donations, including donations for lemonade and raffle tickets for some great prizes, the ECWA and its fans raised over a $1,000.00!!!* 

If you were not at the event live, are able to and wish to help, you can make an on-line donation at http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/110699  

If you want to send a check or donate $10 via text, send an email to info@ecwaprowrestling.com  for directions.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, donated money, donated prizes for the raffle and our special guests, the local live band Fading Fear and 2012 Miss Delaware Alyssa Murray, who were all one hand to help.

Also thanks to Greg DeMarco & Patrick O’Dowd from the Greg DeMarco Show and Stacey Podelski & Brandon Lewis from 1495 Sports for covering the event and as always our ECWA event photographer Hank Stoklosa for documenting the event.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation http://www.alexslemonade.org/  

Greg DeMarco Show www.blogtalkradio.com/gregdemarco   

1495 Sports http://1495sports.com/  

Miss Delaware 2012 Alyssa Murray http://www.missde.org/miss-delaware/  

Fading Fear https://www.facebook.com/groups/ECWAwrestling1967/526697060711402/?ref=notif&notif_t=like#!/fadingfear?fref=ts  

 *On-line site only currently reflects on-line donations, live event donations have not been updated yet.



SAT, JUNE 1, 2013


1-Kekoa “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” beat Matt Saigon w/ Joel Blackhart, Bobby Shields and Napalm Bomb in a 4-way match via pinfall over Saigon

2-Veda Scott w/ “The Boss” Mike Tartaglia pinned Jessie Kaye

3-Aden Chambers pinned Shawn Patrick

*Chambers final match will be in ECWA on July 13 against tag team partner Kekoa “The Flyin’ Hawaiian”

4-ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion Ricky “The Model” Martinez w/ Keri fought “Heart Killer” Chris Wylde w/ Lady in Red to a double-disqualification when Keri & The Lady in Red interfered in the match

5-Mr. Ooh La La, Kid USA, Jon Stoklosa & “Hitman” Tony Stetson beat “The Boss” Mike Tartaglia, Little Mikey, “The All Natural – Fitness Guru” Scott Wright & Gus Grand with Jessie Kaye as the special referee *ECWA booker Joe Zanolle matchmaker Jessie Kaye vs. ECWA owner Mike Tartaglia for July 13 in a “Toss The Boss” Fans Lumberjack Match

6-ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions Breaker Morant & “The Monster” AHTU beat D-Line in a No-Disqualification Match *This was a double pin, but Morant & AHTU were announced as the winners

7-“Greek God” Papadon pinned Apollyon w/ Joel Blackhart after five masked men and a video on the giant ECWAtron screen of “The Clown” distracted Apollyon *Apollyon’s manager Joel Blackheart announced Papadon vs. Apollyon in a Last Man Standing Match for July 13

8-ECWA Unified Heavyweight Champion VSK (c)  beat Tommaso Ciampa and Josh Daniels in a 3-Way Match via pinfall on Ciampa.

*Daniels attacked VSK after the match, and VSK’s trainer Ricky Reyes made the save. Reyes then attacked VSK himself, promising to make his protégé’s life hell and end his reign.


Event photographs by Hank Stoklosa: http://sode.smugmug.com/Sports/ECWA/060113-ECWA/29778930_2vfb5w

Event photographs by 1495 Sports/Stacy Podelski: http://1495sports.com/2013/06/02/photo-gallery-ecwa-raising-the-bar-ii-show/

Event video highlights by 1495 Sports:


Event video interviews by 1495 Sports: http://1495sports.com/2013/06/04/videos-ecwa-raising-the-bar-ii/