Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) vs Ace Romero
CZW Wired Championship
Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
(reviewed 09/22/2017) Pleasantly surprised to see this get the semi-main spot over a number of other big matches. Romero takes control early on here, tossing MJF around the ring in a delightful manner than has to be seen to be believed. Before he can get any serious action in, MJF uses a quick eye rake to turn the tide and goes to town on the giant’s arm, sticking to his usual game plan against far and away his largest opponent yet. It works to wear down Romero but the big Floridian will not be denied and stays with the champ throughout the match, gaining momentum all the while. Just when it looks like he’s about to win, Greg Excellent yanks the referee out of the ring, this coming a month after he confronted Romero after Romero won the Aerial Assault match back at Once in a Lifetime. This gives MJF time to recover and trap Romero in an armbar for the win. Basic little match that doesn’t much get out of second gear, I think, but one that sure doesn’t fuck anything up and I can always appreciate that. Glad to see these two so high on the card on what is a fairly stacked show.