New ERA BattleBRAWL is a former pay per view event, and current "premier event" from New ERA of Wrestling. It's highlight match is the BattleBRAWL rumble; an over the top battle royal where two men start in the ring, and competitors continue to enter every 2 minutes until there are no more left to enter. The winner walks away with the BattleBRAWL Cup by being the last wrestler standing. There have been additional incentives for winning the BattleBRAWL rumble besides the BattleBRAWL Cup in each of the two pay per view events.
BattleBRAWL was one of three New ERA pay per views that were kept as part of the pay per view rotation of the WFW:NE, the promotion created when New ERA and WFW merged on June 1, 2009. However, after the closing of the WFW:NE after WFW pulled out, BattleBRAWL was reclaimed under the New ERA banner.
Differences Between Pay Per View and Premier EventEdit
Prior to 2011, New ERA of Wrestling ran television shows and pay per view events nation-wide. When the league returned from closure in January 2011, the operating budget was tightened. New ERA of Wrestling runs as a regional-promotion, operating out of Boston, Massachusetts. With the advent of seasons, New ERA runs five webisodes of the New ERA Cyberstrike program. Premier events are the sixth, and final, show of the season and air on ESENtv.
The 2004 affair saw the inauguration of the first Women's Champion, as well as the first ever BattleBRAWL Cup winner. The BattleBRAWL Rumble winner also received the vacant New ERA Television Championship. In the main event of the evening, Chaos took on the masked ANTAEUS and World Heavyweight champion Jean Rabesque in a Steel Cage BRAWL.
The 2011 event was New ERA's first "premier" event under the season system. It originated from the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 20, 2011. In addition to the BattleBRAWL Cup, the winner of the BattleBRAWL rumble would bank a New ERA World Heavyweight Championship shot. Wrestlers entered the ring every 2 minutes. Due to the roster size of the first Season, there were only two matches on the card. Larry Tact was a surprise entrant in the Rumble.