A few months ago, Extreme Rising had a scheduled show for Saturday March 8, 2014. It was the very same day that ECWA was presenting ‘Spring Battle III’ live in Newark, Delaware. However, due to unforeseen circumstances the Asylum Arena aka the former ECW arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had to cancel Extreme Rising’s show forcing Extreme Rising management into crisis mode hoping to somehow appease the fans and the men they had contracted to be on their show.
That’s where a brilliant partnership with the ECWA came into focus!
Striking a deal, ECWA and Extreme Rising’s management teams had a special bonus match added to ‘Spring Battle III’! To give the paying fans in Delaware something to see and the Extreme Rising fans the option to come to Delaware for FREE to watch the show and see two of their favorites!
The match? The Extreme Rising Championship was fought over between champion Stevie Richards and Luke Hawx. Hawx would go on to win the championship at ECWA with help from ECWA and Extreme Rising mainstay the ‘Greek God’ Papadon.
It caused a huge uproar and controversy on who was the real champion. Richards was awarded the Extreme Rising championship after it was determined Papadon screwed over Richards backstage with the referees.
FLASH FORWARD TO FRIDAY APRIL 25, 2014
Extreme Rising is having it’s ‘Springtime Beatdown’ show at the former ECW arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scheduled to appear are former ECW stars Balls Mahoney, Sabu, The Sandman, Axl Rotten, champion Stevie Richards, former WCW star La Park, ‘Greek God’ Papadon, Luke Hawx, among MANY OTHERS!
A HUGE SPECIAL BONUS MATCH HAS BEEN ADDED! ECWA AND EXTREME RISING ARE TEAMING UP AGAIN! A deal has been struck between these two friends and partners.
That’s right fans of both companies it’s a SPECIAL ECWA BONUS MATCH ADDED TO THE EXTREME RISING EVENT ON FRIDAY APRIL 25 in Philadelphia.
FOR THE ECWA MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP
‘HEARTKILLER’ Chris Wylde vs. Ricky ‘THE MODEL’ Martinez
How about that EXCITING news?!
Here’s the information about Extreme Rising ‘Springtime Beatdown’
Extreme Rising wrestling live!
Friday April 25, 2014
Asylum Arena (former ECW arena)
2300 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Here’s the scheduled card:
THE SANDMAN will make his return to Extreme Rising and the former ECW Arena. He will be bring cigarettes, beer, and his trusted cane.
“World Title” STEVIE RICHARDS (c) vs. “The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal” SABU
“Falls Count Anywhere” “The War Machine” RHINO vs. “The Dark One” DEVON STORM
“Hardcore Tag Team Match” “The Chair Swingin’ Freaks” BALLS MAHONEY & AXL ROTTEN vs. 2 TUFF TONY & MATT TREMONT
“Modern Warfare” LUKE HAWX vs. “The Ultimate Superstar” RICH “BEAST” ORTIZ (formerly Ricky Ortiz WWE/ECW/SMACKDOWN)