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John Zandig

Title History

  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Nick Gage, Justice Pain, Kronus in a 4 way match (May 22, 1999);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Nick Gage defeating Lobo & Jon Dahmer to win vacant titles (July 24, 1999);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Wifebeater (November 20, 1999);
  • BJPW (Big Japan Pro Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Nick Gage defeating Tomoaki Honma & Ryuji Yamakawa (June 2, 2000);
  • BJPW (Big Japan Pro Wrestling) Death Match title defeating Tomoaki Honma (July 2, 2000);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Tajiri (February 28, 2001);
  • BJPW (Big Japan Pro Wrestling) Death Match title defeating Kintaro Kanemura [Tournament] (May 4, 2001);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Wifebeater (May 12, 2001);
  • BJPW (Big Japan Pro Wrestling) Death Match title defeating Mitsuhiro Matsunaga (December 2, 2001);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Justice Pain (June 15, 2002);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating The Messiah (October 25, 2003);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Ultraviolent Underground title defeating JC Bailey (July ??, 2005);

Career Highlights

  • January 18, 2003 – CZW: Nate Hatred over Nick Mondo & Zandig in a death match which included 12,350 thumb tacks..
  • March 8, 2003 – CZW: John Zandig brings Combat Zone Wrestling back to Viking Hall, which he claims in now CZW ARENA!!
  • June 14, 2003 – CZW: Rockin Rebel defeated John Zandig in an “I Quit” match after members of IWA: Mid South invaded CZW!!
  • June 28, 2003 – CZW Extreme 8: John Zandig & Nick Gage defeated Messiah & Nate Hatred even after the IWA guys interfered..
  • July 20, 2003 – CZW: Ian Rotten defeated John Zandig after Messiah, Backseat Boys, B-Boy & Nate Hatred turned on CZW!!
  • July 26, 2003 – CZW: Zandig beats Nate Webb in the 1st round, but loses to Nick Mondo in the 2nd round of the ToD..
  • August 23, 2003 – CZW: Zandig defeated Ian Rotten in a Honeycomb Barbed Wire Explosive Cage Scaffold Match..
  • ~~~After the match, Ian Rotten proclaimed that he “respects” John Zandig..
  • September 13, 2003 – CZW Redesigned: Zandig was the victim of the sickest display in CZW history, being hung by his flesh by hooks..
  • ~~~Read this article by Online World of Wrestling’s own Mark Rose—CZW Crosses The Line
  • October 25, 2003 – CZW Italy: John Zandig defeated The Messiah to capture the CZW World title!!
  • December 13, 2003 – CZW: John Zandig & Team Ultraviolent defeated Team Hi-V in a vicious Cage of Death V elimination match!
  • December 27, 2003 – 3PW: John Zandig & Wifebeater defeated “Commissioner” Raven & Sandman..
  • January 17, 2004 – CZW: John Zandig & Wifebeater defeated Tony DeVito & New Jack in a STREET FIGHT 2K4..
  • March 5, 2004 – CZW: John Zandig got into a “worked” confrontation with Teddy Hart, and tossed him out of the building!
  • March 6, 2004 – CZW: The Messiah defeated John Zandig to recapture the CZW title in a Taipei, Boards with Nails Death Match..
  • ~~~Teddy Hart, who was was thrown out earlier, returned through the front door to attack Zandig and cost him the title!
  • March 27, 2004 – CZW Italy: The Messiah & Sabu & Adam Flash defeated Ian Knoxx & John Zandig & Wifebeater..
  • July 30, 2005 – Combat Zone Wrestling: John Zandig participated in the 2005 CZW Tournament of Death..
  • ~~~ROUND #1: John Zandig defeated Robby Mireno & Eddie Kingston in a Fans Bring The Weapons Handicap match..
  • ~~~SEMIFINALS: John Zandig defeated Toby Klein in a 2/3 Falls Light Tube Log Cabin match..
  • ~~~FINALS: Necro Butcher defeated Zandig and Nick Gage in a 3-WAY to win the Tournament of Death Trophy!
  • November 12, 2005 – CZW: Tough Crazy Bastards beat Nick Gage & J.C. Bailey (sub for Justice Pain) in a Shattered Dreams match..
  • ~~~After the match, John Zandig turned on the Tough Crazy Bastards and joined the H8 Club (Nick Gage & Justice Pain)..
  • December 10, 2005 – CZW: The H8 Club & John Zandig defeated Necro Butcher & Toby Klein & Joker in a Cage of Death match!
  • April 22, 2006 – ROH: ROH’s Jim Cornette & CZW’s John Zandig had a debate which ended in a big Interpromotional match..
  • ~~~Team CZW (Chris Hero & Necro Butcher & Super Dragon) defeated Team ROH (Samoa Joe & B.J. Whitmer & Adam Pearce)..
  • June 10, 2006 – CZW: Zandig & Lobo & The H8 Club beat Ruckus & Sabian & Joker & Eddie Kingston in a blood bath..
  • July 8, 2006 – Combat Zone Wrestling: Ruckus vs John Zandig ended in a No Contest in a Barbed Wire Ropes match..
  • July 29, 2006 – Combat Zone Wrestling: John Zandig participated in the 9th Annual Tournament of Death in Smyrna, Delaware..
  • ~~~Danny Havoc and DJ Hyde defeated John Zandig (eliminated) in a Barbed Wire & Panes of Glass Death Match..
  • December 9, 2006 – CZW: Nick Gage defeated John Zandig and Lobo and LuFisto in a vicious Cage of Death match..
  • ~~~John Zandig was the loser as the fall, and thus has to retire from wrestling (which is probably a good idea)..
  • March 10, 2007–CZW: John Zandig & Toby Klein defeated Mitch Ryder & D.J. Hyde in a No Rope Barbed Wire match..
  • June 9, 2007–Combat Zone Wrestling: Necro Butcher defeated John Zandig in a “No Ropes, Barbed Wire” match…
  • September 8, 2007–-Combat Zone Wrestling: John Zandig spoke about Chris Cash and introduced his family..
  • December 13, 2008–-CZW Cage of Death 10: John Zandig was inducted into the New Alhambra Arena Hardcore Hall of Fame..
  • ~~~John Zandig defeated Devon Moore, Drake Younger, Sami Callihan, Brain Damage and Danny Havoc in the Cage of Death (A double cage structure with cage inside a cage. The roof was covered in barbed wire spidernet topped with the usual scaffold. Lots of sick stuff available to the fighters like tables, chairs, lemon juice, salt, glass, etc. – and explosions..
  • June 6, 2009–-CZW Tournament of Death: John Zandig won an inpromptu Battle Royal and declared Thumbtack Jack the winner of the 2009 Tournament of Death..
  • October 24, 2009–-CZW Tournament of Death (Rewind): Nick Gage defeated John Zandig in a Pane in the Glass Death match..
  • May 8, 2010–-CZW FIST FIGHT: John Zandig defeated Brain Damage to gain entry into the Tournament of Death 9..



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Trained By

Larry Sharpe




April 4, 1964


Sewell, New Jersey





256 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Mother F'n Bomb

Favorite Move(s)

Spiral Bomb
Falcon Arrow
Diving Splash
Lifting DDT
German Suplex
Release Suplex / Rolling Snap Suplex
Inverted Sitout Suplex

Notable Feuds

Rockin Rebel
Ian Rotten & IWA: Mid South
The Messiah