East Coast Wrestling Association
AcronymECWA
Founded1967
StyleProfessional wrestling
HeadquartersNewark, Delaware
Founder(s)Jim Kettner
Owner(s)Joe Zanolle
WebsiteECWAprowrestling.com

East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded by promoter Jim Kettner.[1] It is home to the annual Super 8 Tournament, one of the longest-running independent wrestling tournaments in the country,[1] as well as the annual Super 8 ChickFight Tournament. In 2010, Kettner announced his retirement and turned the promotion over to Mike Tartaglia and Joe Zanolle. Mike Tartaglia officially put the company on hiatus on June 5, 2019.[1] In December 2019, Tartaglia sold the promotion to Zanolle.[2]

Championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Defenses Location Event Previous champion(s)
ECWA Heavyweight Championship Joey Ace 1 November 06, 2021 304+ 0 Morganville, NJ Super Clash Mr. Ooh La La
ECWA Tag Team Championship The Marvelous Ones
(Greg Spitz and Teddy Fine)
1 September 19, 2020 717+ 4 Morganville, New Jersey 24th Annual Super 8 Tournament Jay D. Luscious and Mr Ooh LaLa
ECWA Legacy Championship Sam Shields 1 November 06, 2021 304+ 0 Morganville, NJ Super Clash Chris Rockwell
ECWA Women's Championship Gabby Ortiz 2 July 31, 2021 402+ 0 New Castle, Delaware ECWA Super 8 Chickfight Tournament 2021 Vacant
ECWA Territory Championship Matt Vertigo 1 May 1, 2021 493+ 1 Morganville, New Jersey ECWA 25th Annual Super 8 Tournament

Personnel

Main article: List of former East Coast Wrestling Association personnel

ECWA Hall of Fame

Established in 1982, the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) Hall of Fame honors performers and staff members alike for their contributions to the organization. Though there is no physical location for the Hall of Fame, the organization acknowledges all inductees on its website.[3]

Inductees
# Year Ring name
(Birth name)[Note 1]
Notes[Note 2]
1 1982 Red Devil
2 1982 Jim Kettner Founder of the ECWA
3 1982 Super Smenkowski
4 1982 Tiny Tom
5 1982 Captain Tom Managing
6 1982 George Koukedis Announcing
7 1982 Mike Schroeder
8 1983 Big Bill Page
9 1983 The Maniac
10 1983 Mr. Funk
11 1984 Mad Dog Celli
12 1984 Barry Page
13 1985 The Baron Managing
14 1985 Dirty Dirk Dunlap Managing
15 1985 Ruffhouse Rivera
(George Rivera)
16 1985 The Bulldog
17 1985 Sweet Chocolate Thunder
18 1985 Jim Russum
19 1986 The Wild Sheik
20 1987 Mike Clark Announcing
21 1988 Lord Vito Leone Managing
22 1992 The Viper Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time) and ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
23 1992 The Commando
(Mark Miller)
24 1992 The Commanding Officer
25 1992 Dazzling Donny Love
26 1992 Billy K Announcing
27 1994 Dr. Destruction
28 1994 Nigel Fair Service
(George Rivera)
29 1994 Thunder
(Carl Fisher)
30 1994 Boogie Woogie Brown
(Delance Clifford Wright)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (2 times) and ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
31 1995 Simon Diamond
(Patrick Kenney)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time), ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time), ECWA Tag Team Championship (2 times), and ECWA Super 8 Tournament (1998)
32 1995 Cheetah Master
(Mike Womer)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times), ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time), and ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
33 1996 Ace Darling
(Michael Maraldo)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time), ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (4 times), and ECWA Tag Team Championship (3 times)
34 1996 Inferno Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 times) and ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
35 1996 Ravishing Ronny Roberts
(Chuck Jones)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
36 1996 Glen Osbourne Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (2 times)
37 1996 Mr. Ooh La La
(Mike Houghton)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (2 times)
38 1996 Big Al Napier Announcing
39 1996 Bob Densmore Refereeing
40 1996 Richard Naegele ECWA Commissioner
41 2000 Jeff Peterson
42 2001 Christopher Daniels
(Daniel Covell)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and ECWA Super 8 Tournament (2000, 2004)
43 2001 Crowbar
(Chris Ford)
Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
44 2001 Reckless Youth
(Tom Carter)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
45 2002 E.S. Easton Managing
46 2002 Kevin Kelly
(Kevin Foote)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
47 2004 Charlie Haas Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
48 2004 Russ Haas Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
49 2004 Billy Kidman Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
50 2005 Scoot Andrews
(Andrew Warner)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
51 2005 Chuck Ristano Announcing
52 2005 Paul Turner Refereeing
53 2006 Billy Bax
(George Baxter)
Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
54 2006 Rob Eckos
(Rob Strauss)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time) and ECWA Tag Team Championship (2 times)
55 2006 Mozart Fontaine
(Rufus Roush)
Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
56 2006 Pete Theophall
57 2006 Joe Zanolle
58 2007 Low Ki
(Brandon Silvestry)
Won the ECWA Tag Team Championship (2 times), ECWA Super 8 Tournament (2001)
59 2007 Sebastian Night Managing
60 2007 The Iron Man
(Charles Hiltner Jr.)
61 2007 Gary McLaughlin ECWA floor director
62 2009 JJ the Crew Guy
(John Gregory Johnson)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
63 2009 Mega Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times) and ECWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
64 2011 Michael Tartaglia Won the ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
66 2012 "Greek God" Papadon Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times), ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time)
67 2013 Aden Chambers
(Scott Beach)
Won the ECWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time), ECWA Mid Atlantic Championship (1 time), and ECWA Tag Team Championship (2 times)
68 2020 John Finegan ECWA Lead official
69 2021 Joel Goodhart East Coast radio host, promoter and founder of TWA, ECWA manager
70 2021 Coach Jim Shorts Manager, and commentator for ECWA
71 2021 Bob Artese ECWA Ring Announcer
72 2021 Steve Corino Former ECWA Tag team champion, founder of WORLD-1 Wrestling

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
  2. ^ This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in ECWA.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Press release" (PDF). East Coast Wrestling Association. 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  2. ^ "PWInsiderXTRA.com".
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame". East Coast Wrestling Association. Retrieved 2012-04-16.