Combat Zone Wrestling returned to Voorhees, NJ last night for Best of The Best 18 at the Colossal Sports Academy at the Coliseum, 333 Preston Avenue, Voorhees, NJ.
With MJF pulling himself off of Best Of The Best, and Mance Warner being brought in to replace the retiring Amazing Red...DJ Hyde made each BOTB match that Mance Warner a CZW World Heavyweight Title match, which came into play tonight more than once.
First round matches:
* Anthony Greene (with the Platinum Hunnies) defeated B-Boy, House of Glory's Anthony Gagnone, and CZW World Heavyweight Champion Mance Warner to become CZW World Heavyweight Champion. Pot-match, Anthony Gagnone attacked Eva (Platinum Hunnies), Anthony Greene and CZW security.
* Best of The Best 17 winner/UK's Revolution Pro David Starr defeated Jimmy Rave, "The Revolutionary" Darius Lockhart and AAW's Joey Lynch. Lockhart got a "Please come back" chant from the CZW crowd.
* Jordan Oliver defeated AAA/All Elite Wrestling's Sammy Guevara, MLW's Myron Reid and House of Glory's Matt Travis by Springboard Ace Crusher to advance to the semi-finals.
* John Silver defeated MLW's Fred Yehi, Gary Jay, and WSU's Kris Statlander to advance to the semi-finals.
After intermission, the Best of The Best semi-finals took place
* David Starr defeated Anthony Greene to become CZW World Heavyweight Champion submitting Greene with a cobra armbreaker.
* John Silver defeated Jordan Oliver, despite shenanigans of YDNB
* Leyla Hirsch submitted Aussie star Shazza McKenzie with a Cross Armbreaker.
* YDNB (Ellis Taylor and Charlie Tiger) defeated Punk Pro's IFHY
* In the main event, John Silver defeated David Starr to become Best Of The Best 18 winner and new CZW World Heavyweight Champion.
DJ Hyde came out to present John Silver the Best of The Best trophy, and congratulated David Starr and Silver on an excellent match...only to have House of Glory storm out, jump Hyde, Starr and Silver, destroy the Best of The Best trophy and grab the CZW World Heavyweight Title, then cut a promo on CZW, saying they aren't here to make CZW better, but to destroy it. The CZW-HOG storyline continues.
Upcoming shows are Combat Zone Wrestling Tangled Web on Saturday, May 11 at the Colossal Sports Academy at the Coliseum, 333 Preston Avenue, Voorhees, NJ with a scheduled 8:00 pm bell time. The one match officially announced is MASADA vs. Brandon Kirk; then the annual Tournament of Death on June 22 OUTSIDE at the Coliseum, 333 Preston Avenue, Voorhees, NJ with a scheduled 2:00 pm belltime.Taking part so far are Session Moth Martinez of Stardom and Officer Dan O'Hare.