RE - Joe v Necro, at that time I was lurking around the CZWfans board and the hype for that match in the lead up was incredible. Ian Rotten was at the peak of his powers in terms of Indie dream booking.
I don’t think I’ve experienced a more fun few years watching indie wrestling than those around 03-06. You had great Mike Burns booked CZW cards with the PWG and IWS guys, the CZW v RoH feud was shortly afterwards, IWA was holding insane TPI and Strong Style tournaments, PWG was in its infancy. Even KOTDM 03 holds a special place in my heart. There’s some really great stuff during that whole period.
One of the weirdest things to come from this match is that Necro changed up his style and done more straight up brawling and ended up in RoH. Around the same time Ian started putting on shoot style technical matches with Hero. Some crazy stuff.
There is some great stuff buried in the sands of time from around that time. GCW seems to be the spiritual successor to that whole era.