Many fellow members of the CHIKARMY assumed that it would only be a matter of time before the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes made a major impact on CHIKARA. An impact the Bruderschaft surely made, as they went undefeated at “A Touch of Class” in Philadelphia just one week ago. Along with Tim Donst finally achieving his dream of winning the coveted Young Lions Cup, Lince Dorado also shockingly joined the “BDK” faction by betraying his former tecnico buddies.
Below are results from CHIKARA’s “A Touch of Class” event that took place on the thirty-first of January, as well as the Dragon Gate USA pay-per-view taping of “Fearless”, which featured several CHIKARA stars across the card.
“Fearless” results; Chicago, IL (1.23.2010)
– To start the show, Brian Kendrick and Jon Moxley called out recently released WWE superstar, Tommy Dreamer, to the ring, but Dreamer did not bother responding to them.
â— TJP defeated Gran Akuma via submission with the Figure Four Deathlock.
â— Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw beat CIMA and Super Crazy via pinfall after Jigsaw nailed the two of them with a double DDT.
â— Brian Kendrick defeated Jimmy Jacobs via pinfall with a roll-up. Lacey acted as a major distraction for Jacobs, as she kissed him, which led to the eventual finish.
– Following the match, Jimmy Jacobs insulted Brian Kendrick’s wife. Seconds after making this comment, Jon Moxley took Jacobs out with a clothesline. Tommy Dreamer made the save for Jimmy Jacobs, which eventually resulted in a DDT.
â— FIP World Heavyweight Championship: Davey Richards defeated Masaaki Machizuki via submission with a Kimura to win the title.
â— Elimination tag team match: Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino [WORLD-1] beat Shingo and YAMATO [KAMIKAZE], as well as Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson [The Young Bucks] via submission when Yoshino forced YAMATO to tap to the Sol Naciente.
â— Open The Freedom Gate Championship: BxB Hulk defeated Dragon Kid via pinfall with the EVO to retain his belt.
– Davey Richards, Gran Akuma, and YAMATO attacked BxB Hulk afterwards. Arik Cannon and Shiima Xion tried Â helping out Hulk, but they got brushed aside rather easily. The tandem of Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Hallowicked, Lince Dorado, and CIMA are enough to clear the ring of the heels. CIMA then turned on everyone by cleaning the house, as he posed alone to end the pay-per-view taping.
“A Touch of Class” results; Philadelphia, PA (1.31.2010)
â— Pinkie “Pink Ant” Sanchez defeated Green Ant (12:49) via pinfall with the Burning Hammer.
â— Dasher Hatfield, Sugar Dunkerton [The Throwbacks], and Player Uno beat Vin Gerard, STIGMA, and Colin Delaney [The UnStable] (10:01) after Dasher nailed Colin with the Grand Slam. Throughout the course of the match, Create-A-Wrestler transformed into Ultimo Breakfast and finally, Dasher Hatfield, which is the gimmick he will have permanently from this point forward.
â— Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey [Bruderschaft des Kreuzes] beat Ophidian and Amasis [The Osirian Portal] (7:21) via pinfall after Haze hit a German suplex on Ophidian. One point for the females of the Bruderschaft.
â— Hallowicked defeated Brodie Lee (8:14) via pinfall with the Rydeen Bomb.
â— UltraMantis Black, Delirious, and Crossbones [The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple] beat Pelle Primeau, Grizzly Redwood, and Andy “Right Leg” Ridge (9:48) via pinfall when UltraMantis nailed Ridge with the Praying Mantis Bomb.
â— Young Lions Cup match: Tim Donst defeated Player Dos (13:36) via submission with the inverted CHIKARA Special to win the title.
– Lince Dorado turned his back on his former tecnico friends by revealing himself to be the newest member of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes before the match began. Of all people in the locker room, Eddie Kingston took Lince Dorado’s spot on the tecnico side.
â— Ares, Claudio Castagnoli, Tursas, and Lince Dorado [Bruderschaft des Kreuzes] beat Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Jimmy “Equinox” Olsen, and Eddie Kingston (14:32) via pinfall after Castagnoli caught Kingston with a schoolboy.
â— Campeonatos de Parejas match; 2/3 falls – Fire Ant and Soldier Ant [The Colony] beat Gran Akuma and Icarus [F.I.S.T.] (22:46) via pinfall by the score of 2 falls to 1 after Fire locked Akuma into a prawn hold.
CHIKARA has been on a roll this year by slowly, butÂ noticeably updating their eventÂ schedule for 2010. Many returning and new locations have already been revealed, including returns to Easton, Philadelphia, Reading, Pottsville, and Cleveland. 2010 will also see CHIKARA debut in towns such as Fairfield, Tyngsboro, Union City, and Taylor.
“The Mint Condition” card; Reading, PA (2.27.2010)
Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, and Green Ant of the Colony will certainly have their hands full come “The Mint Condition”, as they take on the Bruderschaft trio of Pinkie “Pink Ant” Sanchez, Daizee Haze, and Lince Dorado. When it comes to trios matches, there may not be a team on the CHIKARA roster that has a better win-loss record than the Colony. As the newest member of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes, Lince Dorado will certainly be looking to prove that he’s worthy of hanging with the baddest group in all of CHIKARA. Will the Bruderschaft continue to dominate or will the Colony manage to mark down BDK’s first loss of 2010?
Straight after teaming up at “A Touch of Class” in Philly, the team of “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush, the “Wrestling Riddle” Jigsaw, Jimmy “Equinox” Olsen, and Helios will take on the also somewhat experienced quartet of Vin Gerard, STIGMA, Colin Delaney, and Brodie Lee. The UnStable and Brodie Lee wound up pounding the Throwbacks and the Colony in an eight-man tag match at “Three-Fisted Tales” and will be looking to continue that recent success against Quack and the Future Is Now. Will tecnicos or rudos walk out of this eight-man tag match victoriously in Reading at “The Mint Condition”?
You may call him the “King of Diamonds” or maybe even the “Last of a Dying Breed”. However, in a recent special update, Kingston referred to himself as the man that built CHIKARA on his own shoulders. Tursas is the newest member of the CHIKARA roster, clearly trying to prove that he is a threat to everyone in the locker room. Unfortunately for Tursas, Kingston has faired fairly well against rookies in the past. If you don’t believe me, ask Tim Donst or Lince Dorado. The exception with Tursas, though, is that Lince and Donst are not even close to being four hundred pounds. Will Kingston plow through Tursas or will the big man of the Bruderschaft prove that he’s much more than just a new guy in the CHIKARA locker room?
“A World of Comforting Illusions” card; Pottsville, PA (2.28.2010)
How could the CHIKARA office be so cruel to booking such a match? Green Ant is one of the newest members of the CHIKARA roster, but in Pottsville, he’ll be taking on one of the biggest men the company has in “Big Rig” Brodie Lee. Over a year ago at “Face With a View” in Easton, the 2009 Wrestling Observer Rookie of the Year, Frightmare, fell to Mr. Lee in his debut match in under five minutes. This time, Green Ant will certainly be looking to make a name for himself, but he’s got one tall task in front of him come the twenty-eighth of February.
Hallowicked and Frightmare of Incoherence lost their coveted two points to UltraMantis Black and Delirious at “Three-Fisted Tales”. With that said, the “Orange and Black Attack” will attempt to gain three points, as they take on Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes. Del Rey targeted some of CHIKARA’s smaller wrestlers towards the end of 2009 in a backstage promo, so Frightmare will definitely be a target. However, Hallowicked is one of CHIKARA’s bigger men, so it will undeniably be interesting to see how the Bruderschaft fairs against Incoherence in Pottsville.
Four-corner elimination tag team matches often result in some of CHIKARA’s finest work. The last time one of these bouts took place, Ophidian and Amasis of the Osirian Portal managed to work their way into the three point department. With those three points, they found themselves in the main event of “Three-Fisted Tales” against the Colony for the Campeonatos de Parejas. In Pottsville, four teams will collide once again with hopes of gaining three points and a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas. Thus far, only Brad and Chad Badd, the Badd Boys, have been announced for the match. Regardless of who’s included in the four-corner elimination tag team bout, it is undeniable that the CHIKARMY are in for one fun match.
UltraMantis Black and Delirious, the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple, have waited patiently to receive their shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas. At “A World of Comforting Illusions”, in the main event, the Order will finally get their shot at tag team gold. While UltraMantis has never competed in a Campeonatos de Parejas match before, Delirious is a former Campeone de Parejas with Hallowicked. As for the Colony, Fire and Soldier will be looking for their fourth defense. Will the “Hot Property” and “Militant Mat Mite” manage to continue their winning ways or will it be the Order that finally grabs hold of tag team gold in CHIKARA?
“Wit, Verve and a Bit oâ€™ Nerve” card; Easton, PA (3.20.2010)
Ophidian and Amasis of the Osirian Portal have not exactly been on the top of their game lately, as they just recently lost to the Colony in the main event of “Three-Fisted Tales” for the Campeonatos de Parejas. Also, they fell victim to the Bruderschaft duo of Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey in tag team action at “A Touch of Class”. The UnStable are also coming off of a hard loss to the trios tandem of the Throwbacks and Player Uno. One team will manage to take a step forward off the losing track in Easton. The question, though, is will that team be the Osirian Portal or the UnStable?
With one point under the belts already and having pulled off a tag team victory over former Campeones de Parejas, the Osirian Portal, Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey are certainly a team to watch out for in the CHIKARA rankings. The dastardly duo of El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream Jr, Los Ice Creams, will be put against the Bruderschaft in Easton. Will Los Ice Creams enter 2010 by making a big bang or will the Bruderschaft prove that 2010 is their year alone?
“Testimony of Evil” card; Fairfield, CT (3.21.2010)
Frankie Arion will make his CHIKARA debut in Fairfield, Connecticut by defending his PGW Championship against Brendan Michael Thomas. You may remember “BMT” from when he eliminated Frightmare in last year’s Young Lions Cup tournament. Thomas has worked hard to earn himself a spot on the CHIKARA roster and by defeating Arion for the PGW Championship on their turf, he could definitely open up some eyes in the locker room and offices. Will Frankie Arion continue his road in his quest to proving that he is the greatest fighting champion in PGW history or will Brendan Michael Thomas wreck his dreams?
Team Frightning of “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked, and Frightmare will make their first appearance together as a team since EVOLVE’s debut show. The impressive trio is scheduled to go one on one with the dangerous Bruderschaft combination of Ares, Claudio Castagnoli, and Ares. Because “Testimony of Evil” is the final show before King of Trios, Team Frightning are certainly looking to pick up some momentum going into the tournament. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the Bruderschaft are included in the tournament, as well, so they’ll most likely be looking to do make a similar impact.
“King of Trios 2010” teams; Philadelphia, PA (4.23-25.2010)
Did anyone not expect Gran Akuma, Chuck Taylor, and Icarus of F.I.S.T. to get entered in the “King of Trios 2010” tournament? They won the tournament in 2009, after all. Even current WWE star, the “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and the legendary Dave Taylor could not put the tandem away in last year’s finals. In my eyes, F.I.S.T. has not lost a step since last year’s tournament and are definitely front-runners to win it all this year, too.
2008 saw the Colony nearly advance to the final round of King of Trios, but interference from Vin Gerard proved to be the difference maker. In a King of Trios qualifying match last year, the Colony was forced out of the tournament after F.I.S.T. beat them and forced Worker Ant into retirement. In 2010, the Colony will return to King of Trios action with a new ant at their side — Green Ant. As the current-reigning Campeones de Parejas already, the Colony are certainly looking to prove that not only are they CHIKARA’s best tag team, but also the best trio.
I try to be as unbiased as possible in the “CHIKARA Chronicles”, but I can’t deny that I will be marking for Team Frightning throughout the entire course of the King of Trios tournament. These three teamed for the first time on the debut show of EVOLVE and were able to defeat Gran Akuma, Icarus, and Brodie Lee — two thirds of last year’s King of Trios winners, F.I.S.T. With twenty-four years of combined wrestling experience altogether, Team Frightning is definitely a threat to win this year’s King of Trios tournament.
Vin Gerard, STIGMA, and Colin Delaney return to the 2010 King of Trios tournament after falling in the semifinals to Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, and Dave Taylor of Team Uppercut in last year’s tournament. The UnStable recently fell to an unexperienced trios team of Dasher Hatfield, Sugar Dunkerton, and Player Uno. If Gerard, STIGMA, and Delaney want to win this year’s tournament, then they better start picking up their game soon.
The Future Is Now are another team that fell in the semifinals of last year’s King of Trios tournament. Let’s not forget their huge wins over Kota Ibushi, KUDO, and Michael Nakazawa of Team DDT, as well as the Osirian Portal. However, instead of Lince Dorado being included in the Future Is Now trio this year (Lince’s off with the Bruderschaft), Jigsaw is in to replace him. With Jigsaw in, the Future Is Now is now completely stacked with former Young Lions Cup champions. Will 2010 be the Future Is Now’s year?
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