PWG Chikarticles: A Recap of All Things Indy!


Opening Segment

If Bryan Danielson Was In Chikara…

After watching a couple of Bryan Danielson PWG videos on YouTube, I noticed a change of wrestling style. Not only was he brutal and making people submit to his signature finisher, but he also made me actually laugh. And I don’t mean made me laugh like insulting a fan laugh. I mean he actually did something funny. I don’t remember which event it was on, but Chris Hero and Bryan Danielson had one of the most entertaining and funniest matches I’ve seen in a very long time. That change got my mind racing and the brain juices started to pump. I asked myself… “What if American Dragon wrestled in Chikara?” Oh man, the ideas came… and never stopped. I came up with a way for Danielson to debut and a couple of opponents that I think he could have some extraordinary matches with.

Picture this: It’s King of Trios Night Two and The Colony has been paired off to go up against Dragon Dragon, Retail Dragon and a mystery partner. Dragon Dragon and Retail Dragon come down to the ring and wait at the end of the ramp for their partner. “Final Countdown” hits the speakers and the fans go wild. Out comes Bryan Danielson and he opens a wrestling clinic because all he does in the match is bust out various bridging submission holds and twists the ants like pretzels. He would go onto lose the match because Dragon Dragon whipped Danielson with his tail, causing Danielson to sit out the rest of the match. This would win the love of the Chikara Fans and make them chant “Please Come Back”.

Year by year, event after event, Chikara is getting off better financially and making more of a profit as time grows. You can tell this is true just by looking at the location of all three nights of their King of Trios 2008 Tournament (All three nights are at the New Alhambra Arena). If they have enough money to rent out the Alhambra for three nights in a row, then they can welcome back Bryan Danielson. After debuting Danielson is a comedic fashion, now it’s time to introduce the serious side. Put him in a match against Mike Quackenbush for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Belt. After fulfilling expectations from their match at Ring of Honor, I can see these two tearing the house down at the Alhambra. Honestly, this is on the top of my list for things I’d like to see in Chikara for 2008.

Okay. So we’ve seen Danielson break it down with comedy against the Ants, technically with Quack, and now Strong Style with Kingston. Kingston is one of the stiffest wrestlers in America, and if you don’t believe me go watch Showdown in Crisisland. After watching Danielson’s match against Morishima on Manhattan Madness II, Danielson is one of the toughest wrestlers in Ring of Honor. He got socked right in the eye and was blind for 5 weeks 5 minutes into the match… and he still put on a near ***** match. I don’t care if it’s at Chikara or IWA-MS… I need to see Kingston against Bryan Danielson.

Yikes. I’ve talked about how WWE needs Bryan Danielson and now Chikara needs him too? I’m starting to sound like The Glaze. I might as well wrap it up before Glaze sues me for gimmick infringement. Bottom line… Bryan Danielson in Chikara needs to happen in 2008.

Independent Wrestling News

1) A Trailer appeared on Chikara’s “Chikara Podcast A-Go-Go” feed on iTunes Christmas Morning. It was a great present for all, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. It was a Trailer for their upcoming King of Trios 2008 events. All three nights will be in the New Alhambra Arena (ECW Arena) on February 29th, March 1st and March 2nd.

2) Leonard Chikarason sent out an E-Mail Thursday morning stating that on January 1st, for one day only, you will be able to see Chris Hero vs. Claudio Castagnoli for FREE. All you have to do is subscribe to their podcast feed on iTunes.

3) “Two Eyebrows Are Better Than One” is the name given to their 1/27 Event. The first match has been confirmed: Eddie Kingston vs. Shane Storm.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
1) B-Boy has pulled out of All Star Weekend VI. His knee is acting up way too much, and he feels like it will only hurt him more if he wrestles that night. There will not be a reschedule, as his match at Jersey All Pro Wrestling was his last.

2) B-Boy out, Taro IN! That’s right. Taro of Revolution Pro fame has filled up the spot of B-Boy against Super Dragon. These two tore the house down in RevPro back when it was around and they arguably had the best match SoCal has ever seen.

Other Indy News
1) UWA Hardcore Wrestling is making their highly anticipated return to the wrestling scene on January 18th 2008. For more information on this card, check out the “Upcoming Indy Events” section below.

2) Full Impact Pro is set to make their anticipated return on February 16th. No details about the card have been released.

3) SHIMMER star Daizee Haze is making her way out to Japan for an event that will celebrate Vader’s 20th Anniversary for his debut in Japan. The event will take place on January 5th.

4) Fellow SHIMMER star Allison Danger is heading over to Madagascar from January 4th to January 14th.

5) Indy Wrestler Silas Young has supposedly been hired by the World Wrestling Entertainment. Congratulations! Have fun being mutated into the WWE style for 2 years of grueling FCW/OVW training.

6) Total Nonstop Action has released Low-Ki. I smell a Zero-One Tour.

7) B-Boy has officially stepped back from the ring and retired. He wrestled his last match at Jersey All Pro Wrestling after defeating Archadia and Azrieal.

Upcoming Independent Wrestling Events

1/27/2008 at the Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA: Two Eyebrows Are Better Than One
1. Shane Storm vs. Eddie Kingston

2/29/2008 at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA: King Of Trios 2008 Night One
Details Coming Soon…

3/1/2008 at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA: King Of Trios 2008 Night Two
Details Coming Soon…

3/2/2008 at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA: King Of Trios 2008 Night Three
Details Coming Soon…

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
1/5/2008 in Van Nuys, CA: All Star Weekend 6 Night One
1. Bryan Danielson © vs. CIMA for the PWG World Title (Best in the World vs. Best in LA)
2. Super Dragon vs. Susumu Yokosuka
3. Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs vs. Joey Ryan and Scott Lost
4. Alex Koslov vs. TJ Perkins
5. Jack Evans vs. Roderick Strong
6. Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino vs. The Young Bucks
7. Karl Anderson vs. El Generico
8. Ronin vs. Scorpio Sky
9. Claudio Castagnoli, Eddie Kingston and Human Tornado vs. Chris Hero, Necro Butcher, and… Candice LaRae

1/6/2008 in Van Nuys, CA: All Star Weekend 6 Night Two
1. Bryan Danielson vs. Roderick Strong (If Danielson is still champion, this will be a PWG World Title Match)
2. CIMA vs. Jack Evans (If CIMA wins the PWG World Title on Night One, this will be a PWG World Title Match)
3. Taro vs. Super Dragon
4. Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs vs. The Young Bucks
5. El Generico vs. Susumu Yokosuka
6. If Human Tornado’s Team Wins Night 1, it will be Human Tornado vs. Candice LaRae where Hero and Necro are barred from ringside. If Chris Hero’s Team wins, there will be a No DQ match between Chris Hero and Human Tornado where Kingston and Castagnoli are barred from ringside.
7. Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino vs. Scott Lost and Joey Ryan
8. Karl Anderson vs. Alex Koslov

1/26/2008… Location and Show Name Unknown
Details Coming Soon…

Around the World…

UWA Hardcore Wrestling on 1/18/2008 in Toronto, Ontario
1. Ruckus vs. Josh Prohibition
2. Sabian and Joker vs. Cheech and Cloudy
3.Delirious vs. Tyler Black
4. The Flatliners vs. Ring Crew Express
5. Ricky Reyes vs. Arik Cannon

International Wrestling Cartel on 1/19/2008 in Elizabeth, PA: A New Beginning 2008
1. The Sandman © vs. Dennis Gregory
2. John McChesney© vs. Larry Sweeney
3. BabyFace Fire© vs. The Burning River Brigade
4. Super Hentai vs. Ruckus
5. Troy Lords vs. Delirious

Full Impact Pro on 2/16/2008 in Crystal River, FL: Redefined
Details To Come

IWA Mid South on 3/1/2008 in Joilet, IL: The 500th Show
1. Eddie Kingston © vs. Too Cold Scorpio
2. LuFisto and Mickie Knuckles vs. Vulgar Display of Power
3. Drake Younger vs. Roderick Strong vs. Michael Elign vs. Viking
4. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jack Thriller

Thank you to Paul Vlosich for sending me results for International Wrestling Cartel. Unfortunately, I was not able to post them. But thanks to Paul, you can expect a bit more coverage from the Pennsylvania based promotion. If anyone else has any information on an independent wrestling promotion near you, please send it to me. Support Indy Wrestling.

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