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Hall of Fame: Bryan Mayhem Steven Caldera 2 Jul 2012
Hall of Fame: Jay Terror Steven Caldera 16 Jun 2012
WorldWide Rumor Roundup Steven Caldera 15 Jun 2012
Hall of Fame: Andy Murray Steven Caldera 3 Jun 2012
Hall of Fame: Vivica J. Valentine Steven Caldera 29 May 2012
Good Bye, GCW Steven Caldera 26 May 2012
So This Is It... Steven Caldera 16 May 2012
Protect you from Mayhem Bryan Mayhem 20 Jan 2012
"Baseless Assault" Grady Patrick 20 Dec 2011
International Incident Reveals Familiar Face Vivica J. Valentine 11 Dec 2011
Murray Breaks Four-Month Media Silence Andy Murray 18 Nov 2011
Eleven. Eleven. Eleven Kevin Jacobs 11 Nov 2011
A Premature Birth? TyDezno 7 Nov 2011
Alexandra Pierce Injured? Desade 5 Nov 2011
Contract Extended. Cameron Garret 25 Sep 2011
Jay Terror: Aftermath Jay Terror 19 Sep 2011
The American Dream Finds Japanese Insurance Ryuji Kamigawa 15 Sep 2011
The Newest Addition Cameron Garret 5 Sep 2011
Aaron Fujita Remains Focused on the American Dream Aaron Fujita 10 Aug 2011
K-Wolf Aims to Shatter Dreams Karina Wolfenden 3 Aug 2011
PRIME To Close Doors Steven Caldera 13 Jul 2011
GCW Signs Japanese Independent Wrestler Ryuji Kamigawa 7 Jun 2011
Trey Arbor asked to toss Ceremonial First Pitch Trey Arbor 31 May 2011
Goldy's Locks: Barry's Brackets Barry Goldstein 28 Mar 2011
Blood will be spilled Bryan Mayhem 10 Mar 2011
Caution: A Plot Afoot Ahead Franklin Faulkner 4 Mar 2011
Goldy's Locks: NC-17 Edition Garbage Bag Johnny 4 Mar 2011
Declaration of hell announced!!! Shaman 1 Mar 2011
Remembering Rich Rollins Kevin Jacobs 20 Feb 2011
NC-17 To Highlight Hall of Fame Kevin Jacobs 19 Jan 2011
Shaman included in Murder investigation with FBI Shaman 10 Jan 2011
GCW To Celebrate Birthday in NYC Kevin Jacobs 19 Dec 2010
Tempest Retires Due to Injury Tempest 11 Dec 2010
Behind the Oakley's Johnny Borealis 8 Nov 2010
Breaking Down Dangerous Games Kevin Jacobs 20 Oct 2010
The Elephant in the Room Kevin Jacobs 16 Oct 2010
A Blast From The Past Returns Jimmy Thunder 10 Oct 2010
GCW Commissioner Seizes Tape Barry Goldstein 5 Oct 2010
Newcomer Prepared to Take it Slow El Moreno 30 Sep 2010
Tracer Assaulted At North Little Rock Church Dorn Tracer 30 Sep 2010
From the Police Blotter Barry Goldstein 21 Sep 2010
Injured Murray set to miss WW Kevin Jacobs 18 Sep 2010
The Messiah: Not Feeling So Magnificent The Magnificent Messiah 31 Aug 2010
GCW Buys the Atlantic Wrestling Club! Tim Shipley 27 Aug 2010
Spencer in Another Altercation at 136 David Spencer 24 Aug 2010
Storm Set to be Released Bad Company 21 Aug 2010
The Messiah Irate With Poor Employee Management Chris Bagwell 20 Aug 2010
Tempest Donates Rampage Winnings to Aid Chinese Mudslide Victims Tempest 14 Aug 2010
Digital Mortality Retirement Rumors James Bryan 13 Aug 2010
Spencer and Wall Scuffle Backstage at WW135 David Spencer 13 Aug 2010
Gone for good? Donny Diamond 10 Aug 2010
Chris Storm Out Indefinitely Bad Company 10 Aug 2010
LeStatt Knight's Influence Remains Powerful In GCW Dominic Wall 4 Aug 2010
GCW Rookie seeks justice. Shaman 28 Jul 2010
Dangerous Games Stories: 2001 James Bryan 27 Jul 2010
GCW Signs Japanese Talent Bhava 25 Jul 2010
The Angel of Vengeance: Silenced and Sidelined AXEL Action 25 Jul 2010
Dangerous Games: Murray first first shots Kevin Jacobs 21 Jul 2010
GCW works contract with talented rookie. Shaman 19 Jul 2010
GCW Prophet? Donny Diamond 2 Jul 2010
Over Forever? Lori Equinox 2 Jul 2010
Shaman honored in China Shaman 30 Jun 2010
Shipley Third GCW Star Detained by Chinese Authorities Tim Shipley 26 Jun 2010
Tempest’s Detention by Chinese Authorities Continues Tempest 24 Jun 2010
Valentine Arrested At Airport Vivica J. Valentine 22 Jun 2010
Jay Terror Absent -- Not For Long Jay Terror 20 Jun 2010
Chris Storm Fined for Protest Chris Storm 11 Jun 2010
Tempest Responds to Frenzied Internet Speculation Tempest 9 Jun 2010
Shipley's Business in Tatters: Bankruptcy Declared, Assets Seized Tim Shipley 6 Jun 2010
Equinox Spends Time With His Mother Lori Equinox 5 Jun 2010
Windsor Out Indefinitely Tessa Windsor 29 May 2010
Roxie Sykes Released Roxie Sykes 25 May 2010
Arrest made at JFK International Shaman 15 May 2010
Knight Era Ends in GCW Kevin Jacobs 13 May 2010
Slash Nearing Mental Breakdown? Slash 27 Apr 2010
Injured Murray told to stay at home Andy Murray 24 Apr 2010
GBJ Does Japan James Bryan 23 Apr 2010
A Familiar Face with a Not-So-Familiar Look David Spencer 23 Apr 2010
PAZUZU Calls on Corporation to Mend Ways PAZUZU, THE DARKNESS 22 Apr 2010
Shockwave 2010 Preview Kevin Jacobs 21 Apr 2010
GCW Announces Two New DVDs Kevin Jacobs 21 Apr 2010
SurReal looks for Shockwave victory SurReal 19 Apr 2010
Vacant GCW Title Not Unprecedented Kimbusa 19 Apr 2010
NJJ is JUST so excited Normal John Johnson 12 Apr 2010
Rikki Roxx announces WW129 plans Kevin Jacobs 2 Apr 2010
The Rajah of Ratings Looks to Return to the Ring Kevin Jacobs 25 Mar 2010
GCW Undergoing Aggressive Expansion Kevin Jacobs 23 Mar 2010
Tempest hospitalized briefly after Dual Halo match Tempest 22 Mar 2010
Former Tag Team Champion Upset Chris Storm 22 Mar 2010
Dan Black Released From GCW Contract Barry Goldstein 19 Mar 2010
Knight's Fourth Reign Earns Applause Kevin Jacobs 18 Mar 2010
Fox Putting On The Pounds Clyde Fox 12 Mar 2010
Terror Angered by WorldWide Card Kevin Jacobs 11 Mar 2010
Cheap Labor leaves GCW Ayake Sonoda 8 Mar 2010
Commissioner GBJ Addresses GCW on GCW Radio! Kevin Jacobs 8 Mar 2010
NC-17 VII Breaks Records Kevin Jacobs 6 Mar 2010
Terror, Murray, Labor Honored in PTC February Rankings Tim Shipley 2 Mar 2010
At it again!! Mortifera 18 Feb 2010
Friends No More Bryan Mayhem 16 Feb 2010
Valentine Scare A Hoax? Vivica J. Valentine 16 Feb 2010
FanFest Schedule and Information Kevin Jacobs 15 Feb 2010
Donny Diamond To Not Attend Fanfest? Donny Diamond 14 Feb 2010
Murray Breaks Title Record Andy Murray 13 Feb 2010
GCW Signs Oliver Ranken David Yale 4 Feb 2010
Major Details About the Power Shift Kevin Jacobs 3 Feb 2010
Tempest’s charity drive for Haiti nets $100,000+ Tempest 1 Feb 2010
Tribal War Machine to miss Worldwide SurReal 1 Feb 2010
The Onslaught Jay Terror 31 Jan 2010
GCW Reveals NC-17 Weekend Kevin Jacobs 30 Jan 2010
Just Wrestling Booker in Line for WorldWide Appearance? Tim Shipley 30 Jan 2010
Terorrible Commodity Jay Terror 30 Jan 2010
Rikki Roxx to make announcement at WorldWide Markus Stone 25 Jan 2010
O'Neil-Terror War Escalating Kevin Jacobs 25 Jan 2010
Caldera Also Out for WorldWide Kevin Jacobs 24 Jan 2010
Murray to miss WW125? Andy Murray 22 Jan 2010
2009 Awards Round-up Kevin Jacobs 12 Jan 2010
Caldera Nixes US Title Rematch Kevin Jacobs 30 Nov 2009
Cheap Labor: A Pawn In The Chess Game? Cheap Labor 29 Nov 2009
WorldWide Main Event Announcement Kevin Jacobs 20 Nov 2009
SurReal update, ally points finger at Equinox Jay Terror 18 Nov 2009
Terrorible Clouds Loom Over GCW Jay Terror 9 Nov 2009
Murray Set For Historic Defense Kevin Jacobs 29 Oct 2009
GCW stars taste GTT7 success Kevin Jacobs 27 Oct 2009
Bagwell Confirmed Out For PPV Kevin Jacobs 14 Oct 2009
GCW Signs Two Just Wrestling Stars Kevin Jacobs 30 Aug 2009
The Scottish King of GCW Kevin Jacobs 16 Jul 2009
Brad Jackson Released Before WorldWide Kevin Jacobs 13 Jul 2009
White Leads List of Releases Kevin Jacobs 3 Jul 2009
Terror Dismal after Dismissal Jay Terror 30 Jun 2009
Rampage Finalists Near History Kevin Jacobs 17 Jun 2009
Caldera Speaks on Eve of Rampage Steven Caldera 16 Jun 2009
Night of the LIVING Dead Chris Bagwell 8 May 2009
Bagwell Found Dead in Hotel Room Chris Bagwell 10 Apr 2009
Knight to Name Number One Contender Kevin Jacobs 5 Mar 2009
WW106: Invasion of Troy Kevin Jacobs 1 Mar 2009
GCW Signs Six Vivica J. Valentine 26 Feb 2009
GCW Releases Lia Ambrosi Kevin Jacobs 23 Feb 2009
Remembering Rich Rollins Kevin Jacobs 20 Feb 2009
The Conchairto Heard 'Round the World Kevin Jacobs 18 Feb 2009
Legacies, Gold On The Move After NC-17 Kevin Jacobs 4 Feb 2009
Taylor Bent On Making An Impact Kevin Jacobs 8 Dec 2008
At NC-17, The Champion is the Challenger Kevin Jacobs 2 Dec 2008
Throwbacks Find GCW Tougher Than Ever Kevin Jacobs 24 Nov 2008
Winners Knight, White Have Date With Destiny Kevin Jacobs 1 Nov 2008
Dangerous Games: ACWF Kevin Jacobs 22 Oct 2008
Dangerous Games: Major Storylines Kevin Jacobs 19 Oct 2008
Dangerous Games: Handicapping the Field Kevin Jacobs 16 Oct 2008
Terror Agrees to Match With White Kevin Jacobs 5 Oct 2008
Ranking the Dangerous Games Winners Kevin Jacobs 1 Oct 2008
Spotlight On: Jason Dread Kevin Jacobs 30 Sep 2008
Blockbuster WorldWide 100 Card Announced Kevin Jacobs 28 Sep 2008
Dangerous Games: First Look Kevin Jacobs 27 Sep 2008
Two Steps Until The Big Show! Chris Bagwell 16 Sep 2008
Dangerous Games Flashback: 2001 Kevin Jacobs 18 Aug 2008
WorldWide 95: A Bad Night for Valentine Kevin Jacobs 16 Aug 2008
WorldWide #95 Preview Kevin Jacobs 11 Aug 2008
Ranking The Champions Kevin Jacobs 9 Aug 2008
Breaking Down The Establishment Kevin Jacobs 24 Apr 2008

A three-time GCW World Heavyweight Champion, the only one in history. A Hall of Fame member. The original "greatest of all time."

Buried alive.

For Octavian, a return to GCW was meant to be a return to glory. Instead it was one set of setbacks after another, culminating with an unceremonious end. This week Octavian was put six feet under by fellow GCW original Bryan Mayhem, and he is not expected to surface.

Things have been easier for Mayhem, current GCW Tag Team Champion as part of Oblivion, but his size gives him considerable staying power. Mayhem has managed to elevate his game over the years, and his return to the company resulted in a World Title reign in 2007. Since then Mayhem has struggled to recapture the magic, but the fact remains that Mayhem has adapted to the new era of GCW better than some of his counterparts.

Wrestling fans have notoriously short memories, despite the fact that GCW is a company deeply committed to remembering its rich history. For a company that opened in 2001 and has roots going back a year earlier, history is a vital part of the present. And while the current generation of GCW wrestlers and fans may not be fully aware of it, they cannot escape the hints of the company's past.

And the company's past lingers because of the incredible commitment to the brand GCW seems to instill.

Nobody knows it better than Mr. Danger. Danger, whose attitude has certainly soured lately (with his self-titled "Mr. Danger Appreciation Day" on tap for this week), dates all the way back to 2000 when he served as Steven Caldera's first boss. Danger recruited Caldera out of the training circuit and made him a star, and eight months later GCW was born.

Caldera's meteoric rise to power certainly caused friction with his former employer. The tables quickly turned, and for the better part of the last decade it's been Danger working for Caldera. Danger is an incredibly proud individual who is still considered to be a top-notch promoter in some circles, but when he decided to return to the business he returned with GCW. It is impossible to decipher their complicated relationship, but it is clear that, despite their long rivalry, Danger feels a bond to GCW that cannot be broken.

Danger, who declined to comment for this story, is fond of telling anyone who listens of his role in the development of GCW. His guidance of Caldera no doubt aided in the creation of the company. But, while GCW has always been synonymous with Caldera's name, the pride in the company stems from the incredible talent that has graced its rings. The history is so rich, the list of alumni so deep and talented, that to step into a GCW ring is to brush elbows with some of the best of all time.

On that list is Jason Dread. The Hall of Famer returned at WorldWide 100 to challenge Jay Terror for the World Title, and very nearly left with the belt. Dread has shown that his skills have not diminished, and still make him a threat in the current era. Dread has spanned two generations of GCW, perhaps the only man to do so; he won his first World Title in 2002, and his second when the company reopened in 2005.

For his part, Dread resisted offers to return to GCW for nearly a year. The company pursued him hard for some time before he finally relented when offered the shot at Terror. What started as a one-night contract turned into a full time deal when Dread became hooked on the spotlight once again.

But Dread is one of the few wrestlers capable of being successful over the years. GCW has evolved at a torrid pace, to the point that this incarnation of the company is hardly comparable to the original. Current stars such as Andy Murray, Vivica J. Valentine, Chris Bagwell and Digital Mortality have replaced such legendary names as Octavian, Toxic, Luke Hanson and The Jhub. And long-tenured stars such as LeStatt Knight, Vivica J. Valentine and Lia Ambrosi are finding it increasingly difficult to keep pace. GCW has become a magnet for top-tier talent, and the result is the most competitive environment in wrestling.

That magnetism, however, is often attributed by those at Caldera Enterprises to the contributions of those hallowed names. Though current fans are unlikely to have seen the exploits of the first generation, their names remain an integral part of this company. And there have been those who have bridged the gap. Twizzy, World Champion in 2002, returned in 2005. Michael Stevens, United States Champion in 2002, won the World Title in 2005. Rich Rollins, two-time World Champion in 2001, returned to the company twice, and ultimately died hours after competing in a GCW ring. And, of course, LeStatt Knight, who debuted in 2001, just won Dangerous Games 2008.

Most of GCW is populated with the young stars of today, and they are the ones who will become the legends of tomorrow. But for now, though they may never fully appreciate the careers of those that came before them, and though they may see former stars try to return and fail, they owe their current success, in part, to those great names.

With the fifth edition of NC-17 approaching and GCW billing it as the biggest Pay-Per-View of all time, GCW is planning to dedicate much of the following month to the history of the company. Each week WorldWide will re-air classic NC-17 matches and moments, and cameos are expected from past stars. But most importantly, NC-17 2008 will be a night where generations will collide, as Jason Dread, LeStatt Knight and Bryan Mayhem go up against the stars of today, with possession of GCW's future on the line.