Chikarticles: Boom! (3.04.2009)

Two major trios announced and results from February’s Chikara shows!

Chikara News as of 3.04.2009

The Masters of 1,000 Holds
On the 145th Episode of Chikara Podcast-A-Go-Go, Mike Quackenbush mentioned he was working on gathering a group of “a dying fraternity” for King of Trios. Reluctant, yet excited, Quackenbush and Wiggly transitioned to the next clip holding back from revealing too much information. The fans were waiting in the dark until it was revealed that Mike Quackenbush and his trainer Jorge “Skayde” Rivera were part of a new trio set to debut at King of Trios 2009 Weekend. Another bombshell was dropped in the form of a Special Podcast-A-Go-Go update when Johnny Saint accepted Mike Quackenbush’s invitation to Chikara as the third man of their trio.

When Mike Quackenbush called the group of men a “dying fraternity”, he was referring to wrestlers who were known as a Master of 1,000 Holds. That term is not a nickname, it’s a style of wrestling. The men who have had that moniker did not debut with it; they were rewarded it after years of training. At King of Trios, we will see Masters of 1,000 Holds from America, Mexico and the United Kingdom unite to make one of the most powerful trios to ever enter a Chikara ring.

Claudio’s Trio
Claudio Castagnoli returned from his Pro Wrestling NOAH tour shocked to see Mike Quackenbush assembled a “supergroup trio”. Even though they are rivals, Claudio and Quack are co-trainers at the Chikara Wrestle Factory and have an unbelievable amount of respect for each other. The idea of Quack forming two other Masters of 1,000 Holds inspired Claudio to assemble a trio of his own: Team Uppercut.

Claudio can hit the European Uppercut from anywhere in the ring; he is a Master of the European Uppercut. Determined to match the magnitude of the Masters of 1,000 Holds, Claudio sent out an invitation to seasoned veteran Dave Taylor, who accepted. Dave Taylor has wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment and dominated the tag team division along side William Regal. But Dave Taylor isn’t famous for his work in WWE or WCW. Dave Taylor is famous for being one tough son-of-a-bitch and for throwing one of the meanest European Uppercuts in the business. Team Uppercut’s third member has yet to be announced and they are already a favorite to win the tournament.

ISW Title Up For Grabs at King of Trios
For the very first time in ISW history, the ISW Title will be defended in the USA! Reigning champion Player Uno will take on fellow Canadian Twiggy on the 2nd Night of the King of Trios Tournament.

It’s That Time of Year
Have you ever wished your Create-a-Wrestlers in Smackdown vs. RAW 2009 or TNA Impact! (why the hell are you playing TNA Impact!???) would come to life? Your wish can come true! All you have to do is submit your CAW ideas to Leonard F. Chikarason at Send in as many entries as you want, just follow these simple rules:

1. Include your name, age and address.
2. Entries should include the wrestler’s name, 200 word or less description and .JPG pictures only!

The winner of the contest will be announced when his/her character debuts and will receive a free DVD of the event! Hurry up folks, you only have until the end of May!

List of Confirmed King of Trios Teams

1. Masters of 1,000 Holds: Mike Quackenbush, Jorge Rivera and Johnny Saint
2. Team Uppercut: Claudio Castagnoli, Dave Taylor and ???
3. Cold Front: Al Snow, Glacier and Iceberg
4. Death Match Kings: Toby Klein, Brain Damage and Necro Butcher
5. Incoherence: Delirious, Hallowicked and Frightmare
6. The Future Is Now: Lince Dorado, Equinox and Helios
7. Team PWG: Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson and El Generico
8. Team EPIC! War: Austin Aries, Tony Kozina and Ryan Drago
9. Osirian Portal: Amasis, Ophidian and Escorpio Egipcio
10. The Roughnecks: Brodie Lee, Grizzly Redwood and Eddie Kingston
11. Da Soul Touchaz: Willie Richardson, Marshe Rockett and Trauma (2nd King of Trios Appearance)
12. Team CZW: Pinkie Sanchez, Beef Wellington and Greg Excellent
13. Team F1rst: Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz
14. Team FIST: Icarus, Gran Akuma and Chuck Taylor (3rd King of Trios Appearance)
15. The UnStable: Vin Gerard, Colin Delaney and STIGMA
16. Team DDT: Kota Ibushi, KUDO and Michael Nakazawa

Tag Team Point Standings

Campeones de Parejas: The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian)

Two Points
Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw
Tim Donst and Hydra

One Point
STIGMA and Colin Delaney
Mitch Ryder and Larry Sweeney
Hallowicked and Frightmare
Gran Akuma and Icarus

Quick Results

If the Airplane Is Snowed In, Put Your Bloody Skis On and Get Going! on February 20th

1. Hydra, Cheech and Cloudy beat Ultramantis Black, Crossbones and Pinkie Sanchez
2. Grizzly Redwood beat Create-a-Wrestler
3. Delirious beat Sami Callihan
4. Vin Gerard, STIGMA and Colin Delaney beat Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw and Tim Donst
5. Ophidian and Amasis beat Lince Dorado and Equinox
6. Brodie Lee beat Frightmare
7. Gran Akuma, Icarus and Chuck Taylor beat The Colony in a King of Trios 2009 Qualification Match
8. Claudio Castagnoli beat Escorpion Egipcio

Motive, Means, Oppurtunity on February 21st

1. Eddie Kingston, Brodie Lee and Grizzly Redwood beat Ultramantis Black, Crossbones and Sami Callihan in a King of Trios 2009 Qualification Match
2. Ophidian beat Frightmare
3. Sassy Stephie and Sara Del Rey beat Hailey Hatred and Daizee Haze
4. Escorpion Egipcio beat Lince Dorado
5. The Colony (Fire and Soldier Ant) and Team FIST (Icarus and Taylor) tied due to the referee ruling the match a Double DQ
6. Vin Gerard, STIGMA and Colin Delaney beat Tim Donst, Hydra and Create-a-Wrestler
7. Claudio Castagnoli beat Gran Akuma
8. Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw beat Cheech and Cloudy
9. Equinox beat Amasis for the Young Lions Cup

Don’t Press the Back Button

Vinny Truncellito reflects on the 2007 King of Europe Cup.

David Ditch presents Puroresu Pulse 143.

Wiggly of Chikara Podcast-A-Go-Go has a few things going on at Wiggly’s World.

Joe Negron has gone SOLO!


Make sure you come back next week to check out a history of Create-a-Wrestler and for more Chikara News!

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