"Big Dave is... Checking into the WZCW Hall of Fame!"
Big Dave (Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2015)
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At the vast rate of speed that WZCW evolves and moves forward, sometimes we can be guilty of forgetting about some of the biggest names that have crossed these doors. However, no one can be guilty of forgetting the name of the biggest Dave that has ever been a member of the WZCW roster. A true champion in every sense of the word, Big Dave will be eternally remembered as one of the most popular and most talented wrestlers ever.
And now, in 2015, Big Dave has been inducted into the WZCW Hall of Fame...
But we have to head back to 2009 to see the first appearance of the man who would go on to be the General Manager of Meltdown after the fall of Ty Burna. Meltdown 21 was the first time we ever clapped eyes on the Londoner and it wasn't long after when the world sat to attention and took note of just how talented Big Dave was, and the potential that he had. Teaming with his best friend Ace David, Big Dave proved victorious in his first outing after beating WZCW Legend “Showtime” Cougar and TM in a tag team match. But as if that were enough, Big Dave and Ace David showed the world that they were content with nothing less than ultimate glory, when they knocked off 4 other teams in the only match in WZCW history that has taken place in a pentagonal ring. The first taste of gold came very early on in the career of the new Hall of Fame superstar but was a sign of things to come for sure.
Looking back now, many people would argue that, not only were the Full House Daves (Ace David and Big Dave) the Tag Team that really revolutionised the Tag Team division in WZCW, but they were perhaps the greatest Tag Team that the company has ever seen. The Full House Daves showed the world that Tag Team wrestling could be more than a stop gap. But perhaps the greatest moment of the Tag Team reign was the ladder match contested at All or Nothing 2009 against Second Coming. And although Dave and Ace were second best on that night, the memories of the match are just another part of the foundation of a magnificent WZCW Career.
The next chapter of a glittering WZCW career came in the form of a magnificent singles run. Done with Tag Team wrestling, it was time for Big Dave to go out on his own and show the world that he was not content with being second best. His EurAsian Championship reign is, perhaps, the reign of which he is known the most for. Much has been said about the great reigns in WZCW but the Big Dave reign came before a time when it was expected. In fact, the reign started the new culture of holding onto Championships as long as possible. Let's take you back to the moment that Big Dave took his first singles championship...
It was during this incredible run that Big Dave beat the likes of Titus, Blade and Showtime Cougar; 3 names who are synonymous with quality. But, as was the character of Big Dave, the EurAsian challenge was not enough. Big Dave wanted to taste the glory of the WZCW Heavyweight Championship. And in true Big Dave form, he finally captured the biggest prize in the company at Unscripted in 2011. Beating the man who inducted him into the Hall of Fame this year (Ty Burna), Mr. Baller and Steven Kurtesy, Big Dave finally reached the top of the mountain; the place where everyone expected him to be.
So many highlights of an amazing career it is hard for this onlooker to pick just a few to cover. But Big Dave has seen it all and done it all in a career worthy of nay Hall of Fame. His name is still on the lips of those who aspire to greatness and who aspire to bigger things outside of this great company. One of the nicest guys in the history of WZCW and a talent the likes of which may never be seen again, WZCW welcomes him home.
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