The H8 Club
|The H8 Club|
|Trainer||John Zandig (Nick Gage, Justice Pain) Gary Wolfe (Wifebeater) Glen Osbourne and Chubby Dudley(Nate Hatred)|
History[edit | edit source]
The H8 Club has been around since the beginning of Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). The original team was made up of Wifebeater, Justice Pain, Justin Kase, Ed O' Mac, and manager-mouthpiece Big Mac Smack. They feuded with many of the top stars in CZW, including Nick Gage, Zandig, Nick Mondo, and Lobo. On October 7, 2000, at Rules Were Made to be Broken, Wifebeater and Justice Pain defeated Nick Mondo and Ric Blade for the CZW Tag Team Championship. During this title reign, a new team was formed between Nick Gage and Nate Hatred who also called themselves the H8 Club. The two teams faced off at Payback and the new H8 Club won the tag team championship. The team of Gage and Hatred dominated tag team competition in CZW. The original H8 Club began having problems once they lost the titles. Justice Pain and Wifebeater started feuding with each other, which led to a Cage of Death match at Cage of Death III where Pain defeated Wifebeater. Justice Pain continued feuding with Gage and Hatred, but left CZW for XPW in 2003.
In 2003, a stable was formed called the Hi-V, which tried to take over CZW. On June 14, 2003, a three-way cage match took place between Nate Hatred, Nick Gage, and Messiah, the Hi-V leader. That night, Nate Hatred turned on Nick Gage and joined Messiah and the Hi-V. Gage and Hatred had a brutal feud which culminated at Cage of Death V in the Cage of Death match. Nick Gage joined Zandig's team to face Nate Hatred and Messiah's team. Hatred turned on Messiah and realigned with Gage. They quickly began dominating the tag team division once again and regained the tag championship from VD at the beginning of 2004. Later in 2004, Justice Pain returned to CZW. Justice Pain reformed the H8 Club with Wifebeater in an attempt to destroy Gage and Hatred. The two teams faced off in a Fans Bring the Weapons Cage of Death match at Cage of Death VI. At the end of the match, Nick Gage turned on Nate Hatred and allowed Justice Pain to get the pin. After this, Gage, Pain, and Wifebeater celebrated in the ring until suddenly Justice Pain turned on Wifebeater. The real-life brothers Pain and Gage united to form the new H8 Club.
The new H8 Club proved to be just as tough as the two previous versions and won the tag team championship from Team Cash. They held the titles until June, when they lost to the Tough Crazy Bastards of Necro Butcher and Toby Klein. Gage and Pain continued feuding with Necro and Klein through the rest of the year. At Night of Infamy 4, after Nick Gage and J.C. Bailey fought Necro and Klein, Zandig returned and aligned himself with the H8 Club. The three faced Necro Butcher, Toby Klein, and Joker in the Cage of Death at Cage of Death 7. After winning the match, Zandig called out Lobo and he joined Zandig and the H8 Club. All four men, along with Dewey Donovan, became known as the Forefathers of CZW.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Justice Pain (2000–2001, 2004–2007)
- Wifebeater (2000–2001, 2004)
- Nick Gage (2001–Present)
- Nate Hatred (2001–2004, 2008–2009)
- Dewey Donovan (2001–Present)
- Big Mack Smack (2000–2001, 2004)
- Ed O'Mac (2000–2001, 2004)
- Justin Kase (2000–2001)
- Jessie Drive (2000)
Honorary Members[edit | edit source]
Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- Combat Zone Wrestling
- Big Japan Pro Wrestling
References[edit | edit source]
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