"The Boss" is BACK! Do you know what this means? This means WAR! "JEEZUS!" Celebrate the return of the legendary founder & former owner of Combat Zone Wrestling and one of the most brutal & bloody brawlers to ever step foot into a ring...or off a balcony! He's fought against a long line of legends including Jun Kasai, Lobo, Masato Tanaka, Trent Acid, Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, Shadow WX, Raven, Sandman, Sabu, The Winger, John Kronus, The Messiah, Nick Mondo, New Jack, Abdullah Kobayashi, Yoshirio Tajiri, Tommy Dreamer, The Wife Beater, The H8 Club, Dean Ambrose, Super Crazy, The Necro Butcher, & Brain Damage! (The list goes on but you get the idea.) After facing just a few of those opponents over the years, one should not be able to even walk...but Zandig walks tall. Hell, he's been suspended from hooks that were dangling from the ceiling of the famed ECW Arena...he's been burned...sliced & diced with glass & weed wackers...he's been crush & concussed...he's jumped off cages...he's been slammed off cages. More recently, he gained ESPN's attention & went "#viral" when he slammed, what he called "a young boy", Joey Janella off a 2 story building through flaming wooden boards covered in barbed wire & poison-filled glass florescent light tubes, stacked up in layers set upon a truck bed's ladder rack. It was almost exactly 10 years after destroying "Sick" Nick with the same sort of leap from atop a 40 foot roof in New Jersey down into the jaws of Hell. You name the stipulation...he's probably done it...and yet...he survives to return & fight another day! That's why he will forever be known as "THE ULTRAVIOLENT ICON."
Diehard Dustin Lee on the creation of the slogan & concept:
"When I came up with John Zandig's new slogan...it started out a bit differently. I first presented it to Zandig on February 21st at 3:44pm as Make CZW Great Again. I took his love for Donald Trump, America, & his former company, Combat Zone Wrestling, and combined them to coin this phrase. Zandig absolutely loved it! Shortly thereafter, he began using it on Facebook & it went over huge, exactly as I felt it would. However, we here at DiehardDesigns.com realized instantly that we do not have the permission to use Combat Zone Wrestling, LLC's acronym (CZW), even if it would be used for the man who actually started the company. I did not even ask as I figured that we would not be able to secure the permission from the current owner, David Markland aka DJ Hyde, to use the company name & logo in time for a day-after Memorial Day launch. So, without wasting any precious time, I had to, once more, be creative and modify this newly conceived catch phrase in a way that would keep the powerful imagery, put over America, and announce that Zandig is in fact returning to change things for the better. I quickly thought of a modification that would be suitable and it hit me: MAKE AMERICA ULTRAVIOLENT AGAIN! We ended up liking this one even better as it is not focused on just one company but rather the entire American Independent Wrestling scene. With that settled, we presented our slogan & concept of Zandig returning, holding an American Flag attached to a broken light tube, and smoking a fat, celebratory cigar to our Featured Artist, Sei Ozawa, and he took it from there...and killed it...the rest is history. Oh yes. The rumors are true. Zandig is back...TO MAKE AMERICA ULTRAVIOLENT AGAIN!"
Sei Ozawa was excited to work with us on this concept. He had been keeping up with Zandig's posts & had the feeling that we may be soon witnessing a return of The Ultraviolent Icon. Ozawa-san was given the freedom to create & he came up with the idea that "Zandig is Back" and actually having his back turned...showing off those hooks he was so infamously impaled by & suspended from. Ozawa-san presented the final version to us & had this to say:
"Zandig tore chains and came home with the Star-Spangled Banner. His back is robust."
Celebrate the return of Zandig with this sick collaboration between our Featured Artist, Sei Ozawa, and our Co-Owner/Art Director, Diehard Dustin Lee.
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