CZW Best of the Best

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Combat Zone Wrestling's Best of the Best is a professional wrestling tournament and supershow held in the CZW promotion. The annual Best of The Best was originally a junior heavyweight tournament, which in 2005 was repurposed as an all weight tournament.

The first four tournaments saw 12 men first compete in elimination style 3-way matches in the first round before then single elimination matches until a winner was determined. During the 2005 tournament, which was held on May 14, 2005, the winner was determined by all single elimination matches. The original tournament structure returned in 2006, but saw the last four men face off in one match to determine the winner.

Winners[edit]

Winner Date Location Best of the Best Runner-up
Winger May 19, 2001 Sewell, New Jersey I Trent Acid
Trent Acid June 8, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania II Jody Fleisch
B-Boy April 12, 2003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania III Sonjay Dutt
Sonjay Dutt July 10, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IV Roderick Strong
Mike Quackenbush May 14, 2005 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania V B-Boy, Super Dragon, and Kevin Steen
Ruckus May 13, 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VI Austin Aries, Claudio Castagnoli, and Sabian
Joker July 14, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VII B-Boy
Sabian May 10, 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8 Chuck Taylor
Egotistico Fantastico June 13, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 9 Sami Callihan
Adam Cole April 9, 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania X Sami Callihan
Sami Callihan April 14, 2012 Voorhees, New Jersey 11 AR Fox
Alex Colon April 13, 2013 Voorhees, New Jersey 12 AR Fox
Drake Younger April 12, 2014 Voorhees, New Jersey XIII Biff Busick
Mike Bailey April 11, 2015 Voorhees, New Jersey 14 Jonathan Gresham
Jonathan Gresham April 9, 2016 Voorhees, New Jersey 15 David Starr
Dave Crist April 1, 2017 Orlando, Florida 16 Shane Strickland
David Starr April 18, 2018 Voorhees, New Jersey 17 Zachary Wentz

Participants[edit]

Wrestler I II III IV V VI VII 8 9 X 11 12 XIII 14 15 16 17
Aaron Williams Yes
ACH Yes
Adam Cole Won
AKUMA Yes
AJ Styles Yes
Alex Colon Yes Won
Alex Reynolds Yes
Alex Shelley Yes
Amazing Red Yes
Andrew Everett Yes Yes Yes
Anthony Henry Yes Yes
AR Fox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arik Cannon Yes
Austin Aries Yes
Azrieal Yes
B-Boy Yes Won Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bobby Quance Yes
Brandon Gatson Yes
Brandon Kirk Yes
Brandon Thomaselli Yes Yes
Bruce Maxwell Yes
Buxx Belmar Yes Yes
Caleb Konley Yes Yes Yes
Carter Gray Yes
Cheech Yes
Chris Bosh Yes
Chri$ Ca$h Yes Yes
Chris Hero Yes Yes
Christopher Daniels Yes
Chuck Taylor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CJP Yes
Claudio Castagnoli Yes Yes
Cloudy Yes
Curt Robinson Yes
Curt Stallion Yes
Daisuke Sekimoto Yes
Dave Crist Yes Won
David Starr Yes Yes Won
Deranged Yes
Derek Frazier Yes Yes
Devon Moore Yes
Dezmond Xavier Yes Yes
Drake Younger Yes Yes Won
Drew Blood Yes
Drew Gulak Yes
Ebessan Yes
Egotistico Fantastico Won
Ethan Page Yes
Excalibur Yes
El Generico Yes
Gabriel Yes
Greg Excellent Yes Yes
Grim Reefer Yes
Homicide Yes
Human Tornado Yes
Jack Evans Yes
Jake Crist Yes Yes
Jason Cade Yes
Jason Cross Yes
Jay Briscoe Yes Yes
Jay Lethal Yes
Jigsaw Yes Yes
Jimmy Rave Yes Yes
Jodie Fleisch Yes
Joe Gacy Yes Yes
Joel Maximo Yes
Joey Janela Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jonathan Gresham Yes Yes Yes Won
Johnny Gargano Yes Yes
Johnny Kashmere Yes
Joker Won
Jonny Storm Yes
Jose Maximo Yes
Josh Prohibition Yes
Juventud Guerrera Yes
Samuray del Sol Yes
Kenny the Bastard Yes
Kevin Steen Yes
Kyle O'Reilly Yes
Lil Cholo Yes
Lince Dorado Yes
Lio Rush Yes Yes
Lucky 13 Yes Yes
LuFisto Yes
M-Dogg 20 Yes
Mark Briscoe Yes
Matt Riddle Yes
Matt Sydal Yes
Maxx Fuery Yes
Michael Elgin Yes
Mike Bailey Yes Won
Mike Quackenbush Won
Minoru Fujita Yes
MK McKinnan Yes
Myron Reed Yes
Nate Webb Yes Yes
Nick Berk Yes Yes
Nick Mondo Yes
Biff Busick Yes Yes
Petey Williams Yes
Papadon Yes
Peter Avalon Yes
Pinkie Sanchez Yes Yes
Rey Fenix Yes
Ric Blade Yes Yes
Rich Swann Yes Yes
Ricky Reyes Yes
Rickey Shane Page Yes
Ricochet Yes Yes Yes
Roderick Strong Yes Yes
Ruckus Yes Yes Won Yes
Ryan McBride Yes
Sabian Yes Yes Won Yes
Sal Thomaselli Yes
Sami Callihan Yes Yes Won
Scorpio Sky Yes
Scotty Vortekz Yes Yes Yes
Shane Hollister Yes
Shane Strickland Yes Yes Yes
Shiima Xion Yes
Sonjay Dutt Yes Won Yes
Spyral BKNY Yes
Stupefied Yes
Super Dragon Yes Yes
Tessa Blanchard Yes
Timothy Thatcher Yes
TJ Cannon Yes
Tommy End Yes Yes
Tony Mamaluke Yes Yes
Tracy Williams Yes
Trent Seven Yes
Trent Acid Yes Won Yes
Trevor Lee Yes
Trey Miguel Yes
Uhaa Nation Yes
Vito Thomaselli Yes
Willie Mack Yes
Wheeler YUTA Yes
Winger Won
Zachary Wentz Yes Yes
Zack Sabre, Jr. Yes

Results[edit]

Best of the Best[edit]

Best of the Best
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date May 19, 2001
Venue Champs Arena
City Sewell, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
First Best of the Best Best of the Best III


CZW’s first Best of the Best tournament took place on May 19, 2001 at the Champs Soccer Arena in Sewell, New Jersey.

No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1 Amazing Red and Winger eliminated Ric Blade Best of the Best first round 3-Way match 7:07
2 Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe eliminated Nick Mondo Best of the Best first round 3-Way match 9:52
3 Minoru Fujita and Nick Berk eliminated Jose Maximo Best of the Best first round 3-Way match 3:10
4 Trent Acid and Ruckus[Note 1] eliminated Joel Maximo Best of the Best first round 3-Way match 5:42
5 Ruckus and VD (Eddie Valentine and Jon Dahmer) (with Big Mac Smack) defeat Jeff Rocker and The Rachies (Adam Flash and Danny Rose) Six-man tag team match 12:49
6 Winger defeated Amazing Red Best of the Best quarterfinal match 4:34
7 Jay Briscoe defeated Mark Briscoe Best of the Best quarterfinal match 14:50
8 Minoru Fujita defeated Nick Berk Best of the Best quarterfinal match 7:11
9 Trent Acid defeated Juventud Guerrera Best of the Best quarterfinal match 6:17
10 Winger defeats Minoru Fujita Best of the Best semifinal match 12:31
11 Trent Acid defeated Jay Briscoe Best of the Best semifinal match 11:57
12 Justice Pain, Lobo, and Wifebeater defeated Nick Mondo and H8 Club (Nate Hatred and Nick Gage) Six-man tag team match 13:47
13 Winger defeated Trent Acid Best of the Best final match 11:32
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Ruckus was a stand in for Juventud Guerrera as he was late to arrive.

Best of the Best II[edit]

Best of the Best II
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date June 8, 2002
Venue Viking Hall
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best Best of the Best II Best of the Best III


CZW’s second Best of the Best tournament took place on June 8, 2002 at the “CZW Arena” (Viking Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations Times[2]
1 Trent Acid and M-Dogg 20 eliminated Gabriel Best of the Best II first round 3-Way match 6:06
2 Super Dragon and B-Boy eliminated Nick Berk Best of the Best II first round 3-Way match 7:59
3 Ruckus and Tony Mamaluke eliminated Maxx Fuery Best of the Best II first round 3-Way match 6:03
4 Jodie Fleisch and Jonny Storm eliminated Johnny Kashmere Best of the Best II first round 3-Way match 4:43
5 Justice Pain won 19-man battle royal to determine the #1 contender for the CZW Iron Man Championship 16:11
6 Trent Acid defeated M-Dogg 20 Best of the Best II quarterfinal match 20:01
7 B-Boy defeated Super Dragon Best of the Best II quarterfinal match 15:12
8 Ruckus defeated Tony Mamaluke Best of the Best II quarterfinal match 11:32
9 Jodie Fleisch defeated Jonny Storm Best of the Best II quarterfinal match 12:20
10 Lobo vs. Wifebeater was declared a no-contest Barbwire boards match 0:00
11 Trent Acid defeated B-Boy Best of the Best II semifinal match 6:53
12 Jodie Fleisch defeated Ruckus Best of the Best II semifinal match 6:49
13 Justice Pain defeated Nick Mondo (c) and The Messiah (c)[Note 1] Three way match for the CZW Iron Man Championship and CZW World Heavyweight Championship with Adam Flash as special guest referee 13:37
14 Trent Acid defeated Jodie Fleisch Best of the Best II final match 9:27
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Mondo was the Iron Man Champion and the Messiah was the World Heavyweight Champion

Best of the Best III[edit]

Best of the Best III
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 12, 2003
Venue Viking Hall
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best II Best of the Best III Best of the Best IV


CZW’s third Best of the Best tournament took place on April 12, 2003 at the “CZW Arena” (Viking Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Due the show starting late, all the matches had a strict 15 minute time limit.

No. Results Stipulations Times[3]
1 Ruckus and Sonjay Dutt eliminated Chri$ Ca$h Best of the Best III first round 3-Way match 10:06
2 Ric Blade and Trent Acid eliminated Tony Mamaluke Best of the Best III first round 3-Way match 8:22
3 B-Boy and Lil Cholo eliminated Deranged Best of the Best III first round 3-Way match 8:50
4 Jimmy Rave and Jay Briscoe eliminated AJ Styles and Jason Cross Best of the Best III first round 4-Way match 7:16
5 Nate Hatred won by last eliminating Tank[Note 1] 29-man Title Shot of Your Choice battle royal 30:41
6 Sonjay Dutt defeated Mark Briscoe to advance[Note 2] Best of the Best III quarterfinal match 8:40
7 Trent Acid defeated Ric Blade to advance Best of the Best III quarterfinal match 10:43
8 B-Boy defeated Lil Cholo to advance Best of the Best III quarterfinal match 8:53
9 Jay Briscoe defeated Jimmy Rave to advance Best of the Best III quarterfinal match 8:42
10 Sonjay Dutt defeated Trent Acid to advance Best of the Best III semifinal match 6:39
11 B-Boy defeated Jay Briscoe to advance Best of the Best III semifinal match 10:27
12 The Messiah (c) defeated Nick Gage Singles matches for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship 11:57
13 B-Boy defeated Sonjay Dutt Best of the Best III final match 11:12
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Order of elimination: John House, The Hurricane Kid, Salvatore Rinauro, WHACKS, Krystian Wolf, Shane Golden, Jude, Rick Feinberg, The Towel Boy, Niles Young, Cory Kastle, Nick Gage, The Messiah, GQ, Johnny Kashmere, Chris Stylz, Nick Berk, Ian Knoxx, Z-Barr, Derek Frazier, Rockin' Rebel, Zandig, Danny Rose, Jon Dahmer, Tank
  2. ^ Briscoe subbed for Ruckus.

Best of the Best IV[edit]

Best of the Best IV
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date July 10, 2004
Attendance 750
Venue New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best III Best of the Best IV Best of the Best V


CZW’s fourth Best of the Best tournament took place on July 10, 2004 at the “CZW Arena” (New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations Times[4]
1 Homicide and Jack Evans eliminated Chri$ Ca$h Best of the Best IV first round 3-Way match 3:50
2 B-Boy and Roderick Strong eliminated Jimmy Rave Best of the Best IV first round 3-Way match 9:48
3 Alex Shelley and Bobby Quance eliminated Ruckus (with Maven Bentley, Robby Mireno, and Sabian) via countout to advance Best of the Best IV first round 3-Way match 7:54
4 Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt eliminated Nate Webb Best of the Best IV first round 3-Way match 9:16
5 Chris Hero defeated Hotstuff Hernandez Xtreme Strong Style Tournament first round match 12:04
6 Homicide defeated Jack Evans Best of the Best IV quarterfinal match 8:28
7 Roderick Strong defeated B-Boy Best of the Best IV quarterfinal match 12:24
8 Bobby Quance defeated Alex Shelley Best of the Best IV quarterfinal match 9:19
9 Sonjay Dutt defeated Petey Williams Best of the Best IV quarterfinal match 16:08
10 Dan Maff defeated Nick Gage Xtreme Strong Style Tournament first round match 12:33
11 Roderick Strong defeated Homicide Best of the Best IV semifinal match 12:15
12 Sonjay Dutt defeated Bobby Quance Best of the Best IV semifinal match 6:34
13 Jimmy Rave defeated Chri$ Ca$h, Nate Webb, and Ruckus (with Maven Bentley, Robby Mireno, and Sabian) 4-Way match 9:37
14 Sonjay Dutt defeated Roderick Strong Best of the Best IV final match 16:29
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best V: I Can Feel It in the Air Tonight[edit]

Best of the Best V: I Can Feel It in the Air Tonight
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date May 14, 2005
Attendance 750
Venue New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best IV Best of the Best V: I Can Feel It in the Air Tonight Best of the Best VI


CZW’s fifth Best of the Best tournament took place on May 14, 2005 at the “CZW Arena” (The Arena) in Philadelphia, PA. This was the first Best of the Best tournament to allow heavyweight wrestlers to compete. Also, this Best of the Best tournament did not have the traditional 3-way elimination opening round match. Instead, the final match was a 4-way elimination match.

No. Results Stipulations Times[5]
1 Super Dragon defeated Chris Bosh Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 9:04
2 El Generico defeated Excalibur Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 7:46
3 Chris Hero defeated Brandon Thomaselli Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 9:36
4 Kevin Steen defeated Kenny the Bastard Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 7:49
5 Mike Quackenbush defeated Arik Cannon Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 10:04
6 Claudio Castagnoli defeated Derek Frazier Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 9:01
7 B-Boy defeated Sabian Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 10:43
8 Ebessan defeated Nate Webb Best of the Best V quarterfinal match 10:58
9 Super Dragon defeated El Generico Best of the Best V semifinal match 14:39
10 Kevin Steen defeated Chris Hero Best of the Best V semifinal match 13:11
11 Mike Quackenbush defeated Claudio Castagnoli Best of the Best V semifinal match 14:14
12 B-Boy defeated Ebessan to advance Best of the Best V semifinal match 8:10
13 H8 Club (Justice Pain and Nick Gage) (c) defeated DJ Hyde and Toby Klein Tag team match for the CZW World Tag Team Championship 15:13
14 Nate Webb and SeXXXy Eddy defeat BLKOUT (Eddie Kingston and Ruckus) (with Robby Mireno) Tag team match 18:31
15 Mike Quackenbush defeated B-Boy, Kevin Steen, and Super Dragon Best of the Best V 4-Way final match 25:50
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best VI: CZW vs. ROH[edit]

Best of the Best VI: CZW vs. ROH
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date May 13, 2006
Attendance 500
Venue New Alhambra Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best V Best of the Best VI: CZW vs. ROH Best of the Best VII


CZW’s sixth Best of the Best tournament took place on May 13, 2006 at the “CZW Arena” (New Alhambra Arena) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Best of the Best tournament saw the return of 3-way elimination match for the opening rounds, as well as keeping 4-way elimination match for the final match.

No. Results Stipulations Times[6]
1 Austin Aries and B-Boy eliminated Jigsaw Best of the Best VI quarterfinal 3-Way match 5:38
2 Roderick Strong and Claudio Castagnoli eliminated Jay Lethal Best of the Best VI quarterfinal 3-Way match 8:58
3 Sabian and Matt Sydal eliminated Sonjay Dutt Best of the Best VI quarterfinal 3-Way match 4:59
4 Christopher Daniels and Ruckus (c) eliminated Derek Frazier to advance[Note 1] Best of the Best VI quarterfinal Three Way for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship 9:11
5 Team AnDrew (Andy Sumner and Drew Gulak) defeat Pelle Primeau and Rhett Titus Tag team match 8:08
6 Up in Smoke (Cheech and Cloudy) defeated Ravage and The Heretic Tag tea match 10:11
7 Austin Aries defeated B-Boy to advance Best of the Best VI semifinal match 11:57
8 Claudio Castagnoli defeated Roderick Strong to advance Best of the Best VI semifinal match 12:08
9 Sabian defeated Matt Sydal to advance Best of the Best VI semifinal match 11:16
10 Ruckus (c) defeated Christopher Daniels to advance Best of the Best VI semifinal for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship 10:21
11 BLKOUT (Eddie Kingston and Joker) (c) defeated Necro Butcher and Super Dragon Tag team match for the CZW World Tag Team Championship 16:30
12 Niles Young (c) defeated Cloudy Singles matches for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship match 4:50
13 H8 Club (Justice Pain and Nick Gage) defeat Christopher Bishop & Lionel Knight Tag team match 16:10
14 Ruckus (c) defeated Austin Aries, Claudio Castagnoli, Sabian Best of the Best VI final 4-Way match for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship 24:15
15 Chris Hero defeated Ruckus (c) CZW World Heavyweight Championship match 5:09
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Daniels pinned Frazier to win the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, but said he didn't want to win the title that way.

Best of the Best VII[edit]

Best of the Best VII
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date July 14, 2007
Attendance 500
Venue New Alhambra Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best VI Best of the Best VII Best of the Best 8


Best of the Best 7 took place on July 14, 2007 at the “CZW Arena” (New Alhambra Arena) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations
1 Human Tornado defeated Ruckus Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
2 Ricochet defeated Chuck Taylor Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
3 B-Boy defeated Cheech Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
4 Ricky Reyes defeated Sal Thomaselli Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
5 Jigsaw defeated Grim Reefer Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
6 Brandon Thomaselli defeated Vito Thomaselli Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
7 Scotty Vortekz defeated Cloudy Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
8 Joker defeated Drake Younger Best of the Best VII quarterfinal match
9 Ruckus defeats Justice Pain (c) Singles match for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship
10 Joker defeated Human Tornado, Ricky Reyes, and Scotty Vortekz Best of the Best VII semifinal Four Corners Elimination match
11 B-Boy defeated Ricochet, Jigsaw, & Brandon Thomaselli Best of the Best VII semifinal Four Corners Elimination match
12 CJ O'Doyle defeated Jon Dahmer Singles match
13 Team AnDrew (Andy Sumner and Drew Gulak) defeated Javi-Air and Ryan McBride tag team match
14 Brain Damage, DJ Hyde, and Mitch Ryder defeated Danny Havoc and The Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher and Toby Klein) Six-man tag team match
15 Joker defeated B-Boy Best of the Best VII final match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best 8[edit]

Best of the Best VIII
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date May 10, 2008
Attendance 500
Venue New Alhambra Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best VII Best of the Best VIII Best of the Best 9


The eighth Best of the Best took place on May 10, 2008 at the “CZW Arena” (The Arena) in Philadelphia, PA, and featured the first female competitor for a Best of the Best tournament in LuFisto.

No. Results Stipulations
1 Up In Smoke (Cheech and Cloudy) defeated Beef Wellington and Player Uno Tag team match
2 LuFisto defeated Josh Prohibition & Scotty Vortekz to advance[Note 1] Best of the Best 8 quarterfinal 4-Way Elimination match
3 Drew Gulak defeated Pinkie Sanchez & Spyral BKNY to advance[Note 2] Best of the Best 8 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match
4 Sabian defeated Drake Younger, and The Best Around (Bruce Maxwell and TJ Cannon) to advance[Note 3] Best of the Best 8 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match
5 Chuck Taylor defeated Ricochet and Stupefied to advance[Note 4] Best of the Best 8 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match
6 Andy Sumner defeats Dustin Lee, Mickie Knuckles, and WHACKS Ultraviolent Four Way
7 Danny Havoc defeated Nicky Benz Tables match
8 Chuck Taylor defeated LuFisto to advance Best of the Best 8 semifinal match
9 Sabian defeated Drew Gulak to advance Best of the Best 8 semifinal match
10 Brodie Lee defeated Greg Excellent (with Kylie Pierce) Hardcore match
11 Nick Gage (c) defeated DJ Hyde Singles matches for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship
12 Sabian defeated Chuck Taylor Best of the Best 8 final match
13 Chuck Taylor defeated Sabian Singles matches for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ LuFisto eliminated both Josh Prohibition Scotty Vortekz.
  2. ^ Pinkie Sanchez eliminated BKNY. Drew Gulak eliminated Sanchez.
  3. ^ The Best Around eliminated Drake Young. Sabian elimiated the Best around
  4. ^ Ricochet eliminated Stupefied. Chuck Taylor eliminated Ricochet.

Best of the Best 9[edit]

Best of the Best VII
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date June 13, 2009
Venue The Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 8 Best of the Best VII Best of the Best X


Best of the Best 9 took place on June 13, 2009 at the “CZW Arena” (The Arena) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations
1 Ryan McBride defeated B-Boy Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match
2 Carter Gray defeated Scotty Vortekz Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match
3 Sami Callihan (c) defeated Greg Excellent Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match for the CZW Iron Man Championship
4 Devon Moore defeated Pinkie Sanchez Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match
5 Shiima Xion defeated Sabian Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match
6 Egotistico Fantastico defeated Drew Blood Best of the Best 9 quarterfinal match
7 Sami Callihan (c) defeated Carter Gray and Ryan McBride Best of the Best 9 semifinal Three Way for the CZW Iron Man Championship
8 Egotistico Fantastico defeated Devon Moore and Shiima Xion Best of the Best 9 semifinal Three Way match
9 Rich Swann defeated Chris Halo Singles matches
10 DJ Hyde defeated Danny Havoc, Jon Moxley, and Thumbtack Jack Four Way Bring Your Weapon match
11 Drake Younger (c) defeated Trent Acid Singles match for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship
12 Egotistico Fantastico defeated Sami Callihan (c) Best of the Best 9 final match for the CZW Iron Man Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best X[edit]

Best of the Best X
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 9, 2011
Venue Asylum Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 9 Best of the Best X Best of the Best 11


The tenth Best of the Best took place on April 9, 2011 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No. Results Stipulations Times[7]
1 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Jonathan Gresham and Akuma (with Kimber Lee)[Note 1] Best of the Best X quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 9:43
2 Adam Cole (with Mia Yim) defeated Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly[Note 2] Best of the Best X quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 10:59
3 Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Chuck Taylor (with Larry Dallas) and Brandon Gatson[Note 3] Best of the Best X quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 7:56
4 Sami Callihan defeated AR Fox and Jake Crist[Note 4] Best of the Best X quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 8:15
5 Devon Moore and The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (c) defeated Robert Anthony (c) and Philly's Most Wanted (BLK Jeez & Joker) (with Jon Moxley)[Note 5] Six-man tag team match for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship and CZW World Tag Team Championship 19:46
6 Adam Cole (with Mia Yim) defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Best of the Best X semifinal match 11:21
7 Sami Callihan defeated Daisuke Sekimoto Best of the Best X semifinal match 11:20
8 Danny Havoc defeated Jun Kasai (c) Ragnarok 'n Roll Glass Crush Death Match for the CZW Ultraviolent Underground Championship 18:12
9 Adam Cole (with Mia Yim) (c) defeated Sami Callihan Best of the Best X final match for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship 14:36
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Jonathan Gresham eliminated Akum at 6:44. Zack Sabre Jr. eliminated Gresham at 9:43.
  2. ^ Kyle O'Reilly eliminated Johnny Gargano at 8:30. Adam Cole eliminated Kyle O'Reilly at 10:59.
  3. ^ Daisuke Sekimoto eliminated Brandon Gatson at 5:49 then elimated Chuck Taylor at 7:56.
  4. ^ Sami Callihan eliminated Jake Crist at 6:28 then eliminated AR Fox at 8:15.
  5. ^ Devin Moore pinned Robert Anthony to become the CZW World Heavyweight Championship.

Best of the Best 11[edit]

Best of the Best 11
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 14, 2012
Venue Flyer's Skate Zone
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best X Best of the Best 11 Best of the Best 12


Was held on April 14, 2012 at the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. In addition to the non-tournament matches, Drew Gulak and Danny Havoc signed a contract for a No Ropes Barbwire match that took place on May 12th.

No. Results Stipulations Times[8]
1D Adam Cole defeated Tony Nese (with DJ Hyde) Singles match N/A
2 Sami Callihan defeated Drake Younger, MK McKinnan, and Trent Seven[Note 1] Best of the Best 11 quarterfinal 4-Way Elimination match 17:16
3 Alex Colon (with Chrissy Rivera) defeated Greg Excellent and Willie Mack[Note 2] Best of the Best 11 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 12:02
4 Samuray del Sol defeated Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano[Note 3] Best of the Best 11 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 6:30
5 AR Fox defeated ACH and Lince Dorado[Note 4] Best of the Best 11 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 12:48
6 Dave Crist defeated Jake Crist (c) Singles match for the CZW Wired TV Championship 5:23
7 Sami Callihan defeated Alex Colon Best of the Best 11 semifinal match 6:15
8 AR Fox def. Samuray del Sol Best of the Best 11 semifinal match 10:06
9 Matt Tremont defeated Clint Margera (with DJ Hyde) Ultraviolent match 11:15
10 Sami Callihan defeated AR Fox Best of the Best 11 final match 14:49
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match
  1. ^ Drake Younger and MK McKinnan were both eliminated via count out at 12:10. Sami Callihan eliminated Trent Seven at 17:16.
  2. ^ Willie Mack eliminated Greg Excellent 10:27. Alex Colon eliminated Mack.
  3. ^ Chuck Taylor eliminated Johnny Gargano at 6:09. Samuray del Sol eliminated Taylor at 6:30.
  4. ^ ACH eliminated Lince Dorado at 9:14. AR Fox eliminated ACH at 12:48.

Best of the Best 12[edit]

Best of the Best 12
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 13, 2013
Venue Flyer's Skate Zone
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 11 Best of the Best 12 Best of the Best XIII


Took place April 13, 2013 at the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.

No. Results Stipulations Times[9]
1 Jonathan Gresham defeated Biff Busick and Caleb Konley[Note 1] Best of the Best 12 quarterfinal 4-Way Elimination match 12:20
2 Tommy End defeated Shane Hollister and Alex Reynolds[Note 2] Best of the Best 12 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 7:30
3 Alex Colon defeated Shane Strickland and Rich Swann[Note 3] Best of the Best 12 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 9:21
4 AR Fox defeated Uhaa Nation and Andrew Everett[Note 4] Best of the Best 12 quarterfinal Three Way Elimination match 16:43
5 Ron Mathis defeated Rory Mondo Fans Bring the Weapon match 7:09
6 DJ Hyde defeated Michael Dante Singles matches 7:02
7 Alex Colon defeated Jonathan Gresham Best of the Best 12 semifinal match 11:20
8 AR Fox defeated Tommy End Best of the Best 12 semifinal match 11:44
9 Adam Cole defeated Sami Callihan Singles match 16:28
10 Alex Colon defeated AR Fox Best of the Best 12 final match 10:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Biff Busick eliminated Caleb Konely 9:09. Jonathan Gresham eliminated Busick at 12:20.
  2. ^ Shane Hollister eliminated Alex Reynolds at 7:07. Tommy End eliminated Hollister at 7:30
  3. ^ Alex Colon eliminated Rich Swann at 8:33 then eliminated Shane Strickland at 9:21.
  4. ^ Uhaa Nation eliminated Andrew Everett at 10:13. AR Fox eliminated Uhaa Nation at 16:43.

Best of the Best XIII[edit]

Best of the Best XIII
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 12, 2014
Venue Flyer's Skate Zone
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 12 Best of the Best XIII Best of the Best 14


The 13th Best of the Best took place on April 12, 2014 at the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.

No. Results Stipulations Times[10]
1 Chuck Taylor defeated Buxx Belmar and Lucky 13 Best of the Best XIII quarterfinal 3-Way match 6:17
2 Biff Busick defeated Azerial and Caleb Konley Best of the Best XIII quarterfinal 3-Way match 6:17
3 Drake Younger defeated Papadon and Timothy Thatcher Best of the Best XIII quarterfinal 3-Way match 9:04
4 AR Fox defeated Andrew Everett and Mike Bailey Best of the Best XIII quarterfinal 3-Way match 10:45
5 Shane Strickland (c) defeated Devon Moore Ladder match for the CZW Wired TV Championship 15:30
6 Biff Busick defeated Chuck Taylor Best of the Best XIII semifinal match 9:58
7 Drake Younger defeated AR Fox Best of the Best XIII semifinal match 6:56
8 The Juicy Product (David Starr and JT Dunn) defeated Ohio Us for Killers (Dave Crist and Jake Crist) Tag team match to determine the #1 contender for the CZW World Tag Team Championship 8:25
9 Drake Younger defeated Biff Busick Best of the Best XIII final match 13:59
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best 14[edit]

Best of the Best 14
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 11, 2015
Venue Flyer's Skate Zone
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 13 Best of the Best 14 Best of the Best 15


The 14th Best of the Best took place on April 11, 2015 at the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. During the event, Nick Gage made his return to CZW after spending four years in prison.

No. Results Stipulations Times[11]
1 Tommy End defeated Aaron Williams and Caleb Konley[Note 1] Best of the Best 14 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 8:05
2 Jonathan Gresham defeated Trevor Lee and Tracy Williams[Note 2] Best of the Best 14 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 7:08
3 CJP defeated Joe Gacy (with Tim Donst) and Joey Janela[Note 3] Best of the Best 14 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match 8:08
4 Mike Bailey defeated Andrew Everett and Buxx Belmar Best of the Best 14 quarterfinal 3-Way Elimination match[Note 4] 9:06
5 Devon Moore defeated Conor Claxton Conor Claxton's Death Match Trial Series Ultraviolent Scaffold Death Match 13:44
6 Jonathan Gresham defeated Tommy End Best of the Best 14 semifinal match 13:34
7 Mike Bailey defeated CJP Best of the Best 14 semifinal match 13:37
8 The Nation Of Intoxication (Danny Havoc and Lucky 13) defeat Ohio Is for Killers (Dave Crist and Jake Crist) (c) via disqualification Tag team match for the CZW World Tag Team Championship 12:06
9 Mike Bailey defeated Jonathan Gresham Best of the Best 14 final match 16:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Aaron Williams eliminated Caleb Konley at 7:05. Tommy End eliminated Williams at 8:05.
  2. ^ Trevor Lee eliminated Tracy Williams at 6:05. Jonathan Gresham eliminated Lee at 7:08.
  3. ^ Joe Gacy eliminated Joey Janela at 5:54. CJP eliminated Gacy at 8:08
  4. ^ Andrew Everett eliminated Buxx Belmar at 9:00. Mike Bailey defeated Everett at 9:06.

Best of the Best 15[edit]

Best of the Best 15
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 9, 2016
Venue Flyer's Skate Zone
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 14 Best of the Best 15 Best of the Best 16


The 15th Best of the Best took place on April 9, 2016 at the Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.

No. Results Stipulations Times[12]
1 Rickey Shane Page defeated Ethan Page and Ryan Galeone (with Veda Scott) Best of the Best 15 quarterfinal Best of the Best 11 quarterfinal 3-Way match 6:01
2 Jonathan Gresham defeated Joey Janela and Lio Rush Best of the Best 15 quarterfinal 3-Way match 0:55
3 Shane Strickland defeated Anthony Henry and Curt Robinson Three Way Elimination match 11:54
4 David Starr defeated Dave Crist and Dezmond Xavier Best of the Best 15 quarterfinal 3-May match 7:22
5 Brittany Blake defeated Aaron Williams, Chip Day, Ethan Case, Jason Cade, and Tony Nese Six Way Scramble match 12:38
6 Jonathan Gresham defeated Rickey Shane Page Best of the Best 15 semifinal match 8:49
7 David Starr defeated Shane Strickland Best of the Best 15 semifinal match 9:54
8 The Amazing Gulaks (Drew Gulak and Rory Gulak) defeated Conor Claxton and Devon Moore Tag team match 12:00
9 Tim Donst defeated Danny Havoc No Disqualification match 8:23
10 Jonathan Gresham defeated David Starr Best of the Best 15 final match 26:53
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best 16[edit]

Best of the Best 16
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 1, 2017
Attendance 400
Venue Wyndham Orlando Resort
City Orlando, Florida
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 16 Best of the Best 16 Best of the Best 17


The 16th Best of the Best took place on April 1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida

No. Results Stipulations Times[13]
1 Shane Strickland defeated Joey Janela, Lio Rush, and Dezmond Xavier Best of the Best 16 quarterfinal 4-Way match 7:14
2 AR Fox defeated David Starr, Ricochet, and Jason Cade (with Veda Scott) Best of the Best 16 quarterfinal 4-Way match 7:16
3 Michael Elgin defeated Anthony Henry (with Amber Young), Scorpio Sky, and Zachary Wentz Best of the Best 16 quarterfinal 4-Way match 9:00
4 Dave Crist (with JT Davidson) defeated Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, and Rey Fenix Best of the Best 16 quarterfinal 4-Way match 6:12
5 Joe Gacy (c) defeated Brian Cage Singles matches for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship 9:30
6 Rickey Shane Page defeated Ace Austin, Alexander James, Caleb Konley, Ethan Case, Flip Gordon, Mascarita Dorada, and Tony Deppen Ultimate Opportunity 8-Way match 9:39
7 Dave Crist (with JT Davidson) defeated Michael Elgin Best of the Best 16 semifinal match 11:05
8 Shane Strickland defeated AR Fox Best of the Best 16 semifinal match 10:55
9 Father Matthew Tremont (with Stockade) defeated Penta el Zero M Deathmatch with Kevin Sullivan as [Referee (professional wrestling)#Special referees 13:44
10 Dave Crist defeated Shane Strickland Best of the Best 16 final match 14:53
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Best of the Best 17[edit]

Best of the Best 17
Information
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date April 14, 2018
Attendance 400
Venue The Coliseum
City Voorhees, New Jersey
Best of the Best chronology
Best of the Best 16 Best of the Best 17 Best of the Best 18


The 17th Best of the Best took place on April 14, 2018 at The Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey.

No. Results Stipulations
1 Matt Riddle defeated Wheeler YUTA and Curt Stallion Best of the Best 17 quarterfinal 3-Way match
2 Zachary Wentz defeated Myron Reed and Trey Miguel Best of the Best 17 3-Way match
3 David Starr and Tessa Blanchard defeated Peter Avalon Best of the Best 17 3-Way match
4 Joe Gacy defeated Brandon Kirk, Joey Janela, and Rich Swann Best of the Best 17 4-Way match
5 Zachary Wentz defeated Joe Gacy (with Blackwater) Best of the Best 17 semifinal match
6 David Starr defeated Tessa Blanchard and Matt Riddle Best of the Best 17 semifinal 3-Way match
7 The REP (Dave McCall and Nate Carter) (with Maven Bentley) (c) defeated The Storm Of Entrails (Dan O'Hare and SHLAK) Tag team match for the CZW World Tag Team Championship
8 Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeated Rickey Shane Page (c) Singles matches for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship
9 David Starr defeated Zachary Wentz Best of the Best 17 final match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "CZW Best of the Best 16". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved April 20, 2018. 

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