The CHIKARA Special

Full free match! Mike Quackenbush vs. Claudio Castagnoli from “Time Will Prove Everything” (3.24.2007) ft. an intro from Kobald.

"The Ashes of CHIKARA" Official Soundtrack released today!

Worldwide Digital Release is Happening Right Now!

The Ashes of CHIKARA" is a cinematic experience like nothing ever attempted in pro-wrestling. Though the big screen premiere is just under a month away, you can own the official soundtrack album TODAY! These fine online outlets have been authorized to carry the album:

iTunes Store - http://tinyurl.com/OMPSitunes

Amazon MP3 - http://tinyurl.com/OMPSamazon

Sixteen tracks in all comprise the soundtrack, including songs by Wang Chung (“City of Light”), Jonathan Coulton (“So Far So Good”), Marian Call (“I Hope My Discipline Improves in Time”), Enrico Marazzi (“Believe it or Not - Greatest American Hero Theme”) and Stan Bush (“From the Ashes.”)

The avant garde of professional wrestling partners with the premiere superhero fashion site to invite artists to redesign four wrestlers!

Project: Rooftop is proud to announce a new contest that bridges the gap between superheroes and professional wrestling: to redesign four of the wrestlers from the American wrestling organization CHIKARA. This unique contest, done in partnership with CHIKARA, will be hosted at BleedingCool.com. Artists are invited to redesign the wrestling characters Hallowicked, Icarus, Equinox and the Shard, part of a large cast of characters that perform under the CHIKARA banner. Artists are encouraged to submit their own rendition of any or all of these four CHIKARA characters to be spotlighted onBleedingCool.com and to be reviewed by a slate of all-star judges from comics and wrestling.

“The flavor of wrestling we make at CHIKARA is akin to a comic book come to life; we draw constant, regular inspiration from the medium and our love of comics permeates even the smallest details of our universe,” says CHIKARA’s founder, Mike Quackenbush. “There are so many points of intersection between these worlds, and costuming is a fascinating point from which to explore that.”
Quackenbush will lead a slate of judges to include comics writer and editor (and alum of Marvel & WWE) Aubrey Sitterson, former Marvel & DC editor Ruben Diaz, comics writer Vito Delsante and comics journalist and P:R co-founder Chris Arrant.

 ”The connection between the superhero genre and pro-wrestling runs deep on both sides of the fence, and I’m excited for this unique opportunity with CHIKARA,” Arrant says. “It’ll be interesting to see how artists take their design skills and translate it to these wrestling super-heroes and super-villains who perform live.”

CHIKARA will be providing prize packages for the top 3 scoring entries for each of the four wrestling characters, including tickets to live events, CHIKARA t-shirts and DVDs, as well as a grand prize for the top entry for each character – the winner will be hired (and paid) to provide illustrated work in an upcoming CHIKARA comic collection. Aubrey Sitterson, who has edited comics for Marvel as well as The Walking Dead, has also offered to do an online portfolio review for the highest-scoring entries for each wrestling character.

Artists may submit multiple designs for each of the four wrestling characters, but they will be judged on a one-by-one basis. Reference photos for these four wrestlers available here. Send your submission as a .jpg, .,png or .gif with your full name as the file name. Send your submission as an attachment to recreateawrestler@gmail.com with the subject line being “Re-Create A Wrestler,” and make sure to include your name and website in the body of the e-mail. Deadline is Monday, May 2 at 5pm Eastern.

A lack of announcements from Emerald City and all the fakeness of April Fool’s brought about very little news but tons of things to lament. Some preview discussion of Captain America: the Winter Soldier, the Walking Dead finale and so much more!

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"You Only Live Twice" to stream live on iPPV May 25, 2014!

Order the Season 14 Premiere in the Next 30 Days and Save!

We asked our fans, and the message came through loud and clear: Put the Season 14 Premiere event
You Only Live Twice" on iPay-Per-View. And when the CHIKARMY speaks, we listen.

So that we can deliver this event to you at the optimal level that the medium of live streaming will permit, we have upgraded the Palmer Center’s internet service specifically for ”You Only Live Twice”. With a dedicated line and much higher speed we can provide the best possible stream for our worldwide fanbase.

Our 5.25.14 iPay-Per-View will be offered for $16.99 US, but in the month of April, we are pleased to offer this limited-time special: Pre-order the iPPV from our partners Smart Mark Video before 5.1.14, and you’ll get the event for just $12.99!

Craving a sweeter deal? How about this - when you pre-order our May iPPV event ”You Only Live Twice" from Smart Mark Video, we’ll give you the brand new eBook "CHIKARA: Press Start" for your smart phone or tablet device ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Pre-Order the live stream here, and get the discounted price now!

Get the free eBook at this link after you complete your order!
Two new releases are coming from Filsinger Game on May 25th:
The Ashes of CHIKARA
Sidney Bakabella’s Wrecking Crew!
First available at CHIKARA “You Only Live Twice” event in Easton, PA.

Two new releases are coming from Filsinger Game on May 25th:

The Ashes of CHIKARA

Sidney Bakabella’s Wrecking Crew!

First available at CHIKARA “You Only Live Twice” event in Easton, PA.

The Ashes of CHIKARA Trailer #2

The Marvel and DC events are out of control! Delaying other books, sketchy solicits and so much more. Also, Spider-Man stories of the future, what we read this week, what we’re looking forward next week, Twitter question, Art Attacks and heavy discussions of the second to last episode of AMC’s the Walking Dead!

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