People are calling this match, ANTs vs giANTs! I call it Special Delivery! “Special Delivery for Sydney Bakabella’s Dev. Corp.”. “What is it”?, says Bakabella. “A book… Jack and the beanstalk”. “Why would The Colony send me a book?”, replies Bakabella. “There’s a letter here too… It says, June 2nd Your Dev. Corp will loose to The Colony because the bigger they are, the harder they fall!” See you June 2nd Dev. Corp. #bigblubruiser #bigbluant #NeverCompromise #NC #Chikara #thecolony #iPPV #indywrestling #theTALLmustFALL
5/24/2013: “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?”
Amasis, I am the reason you currently exist in this world. I brought you back to life with malevolence. It was the same malevolence that allowed me to transform and evolve. Through my intense malice, you were reborn a Madjai. This is all my fault. I didn’t end your life properly. You’re a Pharaoh. The greatest Pharaoh of all time. A true Deity amongst men. The poison didn’t work. Merging with your soul didn’t work. The only way you can accept death is with an ancient Egyptian burial. It is within the Sarcophagus you will finally meet your end.
“Unbearable isn’t it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and it’s sound is like razors through flesh.”
The day of our last battle, June 2nd, has been appropriately named. You and I will never compromise our ideals, our missions. For this very reason, only one of us will be left alive when the night is over. You hold a grudge for the wrong reasons. I was the one that was abandoned. I was left to die. I was battered, beaten, and broken. But, to survive is to endure and prosper. And that, I have. I’ve become a force, an entity, that is larger than any pyramid The Osirian Portal could have erected.
The Osirian Portal wasn’t just Ophidian. It wasn’t Amasis. It was you and I together that made The Osirian Portal. This battle isn’t to prove who the better member of The Osirian Portal was because The Osirian Portal is long dead. You’ve infected my life for long enough. This is happening because you’re a soul-sucking, life-draining disease that needs to be vanquished before the infection that you are spreads.
“I like to play with things awhile before annihilation.”
The world will bear witness to a massacre. You will know where to lay the blame for this. Not some freak accident or happenstance. It will be me. I am going to break your neck. I am going to make a grown man cry and beg for his life. Then, I’ll tear your soul and rip the heart out of your chest. Once the entire world knows there is no possible way you can be resurrected, I’ll toss your ragdoll corpse into the enchanted Sarcophagus. This is no threat. It isn’t something I’m promising you. This is fact. This is Karmic Justice.
“Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savour all the…little emotions. In, you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are.”
At “Aniversario: Never Compromise”, “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti defends the Young Lions Cup against Saturyne on the Free Pre-Show.
For Tim Donst, AIW was a second home. It was a safe haven. As his career and personal life crumbled elsewhere, Absolute Intense Wrestling was the place he could come to and prove that he was one of the best wrestler’s in the world. At Absolution VII, he did just that when he claimed the Absolute Title in a four-way dance featuring Johnny Gargano, Eric Ryan, and Shiima Xion—three men who’d come to define much of the modern era of AIW. Beyond the formation of #NIXON, everything at the outset of Tim Donst’s reign as Absolute Champion seemed great. But at Hell On Earth 8, 50% AIW Owner Chest Flexor and Acting President Matt Wadsworth put together an extremely volatile team to combat #NIXON and the Necro Butcher. Weeks before Kingston was scheduled to defend his CHIKARA Grand Championship against Donst, the two were expected to make nice, watch each other’s backs, and defend AIW. As soon as BJ Whitmer was dropped on his head by Chris Dickinson, the team fell apart. While Pedro DeLuca made the announcement that #NIXON had won the hellacious eight-man war, Donst and Kingston got into a verbal altercation that very quickly devolved into a backstage fistfight.
YouTube: Tim Donst/Eddie Kingston Fist Fight
YouTube: Tim Donst Hates You
It wasn’t obvious at the time, but this was the beginning of Tim Donst’s downward spiral in Absolute Intense Wrestling. At The End of the World in December, Kingston interjected himself into Donst’s defense of the Absolute Title, delivering a Backfist to the Future on the champion before laying out Eric Ryan, who fell on top of Donst to secure his second run with the title. At February’s Conspiracy Theory event, Donst and Kingston squared off in an AIW ring for the first time. Not only did Kingston win the match, but he quit the company, insulting Donst by telling AIW management that the Mat Wrestling Machine wasn’t worth the phone call it’d take to book him. Finally, at Gauntlet for the Gold 8, an enraged Tim Donst stormed the ring, demanding to face Kingston one more time. He was taken from the ring by AIW management, still screaming for the War King, as Pedro DeLuca moved the show on, bringing out Angelus Layne and Addy Starr for a #GNO Showcase. Where some men find an eerie sense of focus in their anger, Donst’s was so overwhelming that he entered that evening’s Gauntlet in street clothes and was eliminated quickly, low-bridged by Starr, who waved a red-flag at the bullish Donst by striking him with a backfist of her own.
With Starr and Kingston both gone from AIW, Donst officially has no outlet for his out-of-control behavior. He enters this Friday’s JT Lightning Invitational Tournament not as the Mat Wrestling Machine of the past, nor as the Tim F’n Donst Cleveland fans took up as one of their own, but as the proverbial loose cannon. This Friday, in a first time ever match, the unhinged Donst will face Adam Cole. Though Cole hasn’t been in an AIW ring since last year’s Point Break, his resume on the independent scene speaks for itself. Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Combat Zone Wrestling; Cole has been there and won and championships from the likes of Kevin Steen and Jay Lethal, defending them against the world’s greatest wrestlers. He brings this resume to Turners Hall on Friday, looking to add one of the scene’s most prestigious tournaments to his already lengthy list of achievements, and, should the dice roll his way, return to Panama City with a guaranteed championship opportunity against the man who leaves the Absolution VIII iPPV as Absolute Champion.
Maybe, with Starr and Kingston gone, we’ll see the return of the Tim Donst who worked tirelessly the climb the ranks in AIW, who selflessly dedicated himself to fighting Flexor Industries and #NIXON, who we were proud to call our champion. Or maybe we’ll get a meaner, nastier, more brutish Donst; one who acts more like the jaded bully who beat the crap out of a young kid in Pottstown, PA for sport than he’d care to admit. But if we get the Tim Donst who showed up to #GFTG in jeans and a t-shirt, a Tim Donst whose reaction to being eliminated five minutes into the Gauntlet was to hang his head and exit Turners Hall through the crowd, than Tim Donst is in for a long night, and Adam Cole is moving on to Round Two. We have faith that the Tim Donst who comes to the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament this Friday is a man—a professional wrestler—who, above all else, is driven to be the best in this sport. Tomorrow, we find out if Tim Donst has any faith left in himself.
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Music Video of CHIKARA’s “Best of 2011” DVD (from Havoc246)
5/23/2013: The Colony: Xtreme Force - now you have done it! First, you irk me with your corporate sliminess. Then you dare attempt to steal the sacrosanct mask of Frightmare in Secaucus. You stole the win from us at “The Shoulder of Pallas.” But your latest antics are simply the final straw.
The Spectral Envoy had you miscreants soundly thrashed and on the verge of defeat in Georgia when that fraud Missle Command Ant decided to take the coward’s way out and voluntary relinquish his mask into my hands, forcing an unjust disqualification of The Envoy. What a repulsive and poltroonish route to take! You are not fighters, you are merely soubrettes engaged in some warped form of serpentine role-play. How dare you!
Then in Chicago, thinking you could once again hoodwink your way to victory, you unmasked Frightmare once more. This time however, your tactics did not avail you so well. You are not what you claim to be. You may wear the medallions of Kings, but you are no such things. On June 2nd, you will learn the difference.
And so The Spectral Envoy issue one more challenge to you Xtreme Forcers. True 3-on-3 trios combat - the frauds against the Kings. Your hijinx and chicanery will no longer be tolerated. Dare to match your dirty tricks against the most devious man in all of CHIKARA, and you will come up short again and again. Dare to wear the spoils of King of Trios victory around your necks, and Hallowicked, Frightmare and I may just hang you by them. If you think yourselves worthy of such an impossibly lofty title, you’ll get it not by some bureaucratic tomfoolery, but by facing the planet-shaking might of those such as The Spectral Envoy!