The Main Event for “You Only Live Twice” has been set! Eddie Kingston makes his 15th defense of the Grand Championship against Icarus.
You may recall that this was also the main event to “Aniversario: Never Compromise”, which never reached a conclusion thanks to Wink Vavasseur and Condor Security shutting the show down after Derek Sabato released a damning photograph on Twitter earlier. When the match was brought to a halt, it was Icarus who had the upper hand with Kingston locked in the CHIKARA Special. This very instance was discussed between the two parties when Icarus confronted Eddie Kingston at a Ring of Honor show in Philadelphia (as part of the ‘Ashes’ series.) With CHIKARA back and operating, Icarus will get his opportunity once again to unseat the War King and take a title that many feel he deserves, if for nothing else then being the man that led the movement to bring CHIKARA back. Will May 25th 2014 be Icarus’ time? Can he become the 2nd Grand Champion twelve years to the day after CHIKARA’s launch?
Full Free Match: The Fabulous Three (Larry Sweeney, Mitch Ryder & Shayne Hawke) vs. Team WWF (Demolition & The One Man Gang) from King of Trios 2008, Night 2.
Much TV and movie talk. Will Gotham survive being shown out of order? What movie is your ‘Maniac Cop’? What is going to happen with the future of digital comics? All this, what we read last week, what Todd & Leonard are looking forward to this, our Free Comic Book Day experiences and some spoiler talk about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, but we save it for the end of the show.
A four corner elimination tag team match has been added to the “You Only Live Twice” card on May 25th in Easton, PA. No teams have been added as of yet. This match is a great way to collect points towards a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas (if they still exist?), as each fall counts as 1 point. You could earn a title shot in one match if you clean sweep! We’ll have to wait and see which teams join.
Video: The Ashes of CHIKARA - Available 5.9.14! (Thoughts from the CHIKARMY at the Red Carpet Premiere)
Full Free Match: The Baltic Siege (The Estonian Thunderfrog, Latvian Proud Oak & Lithuanian Snow Troll) vs. The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive & Flex Rumblecrunch) from Wrestling is Fun!’s “The Wild Bunch” (1.18.2014), chosen by UltraMantis Black as one of his #CHIKpicks.
Full Free Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Brodie Lee in a Steel Cage match from “Style and Substance” (9.7.2008), chosen by UltraMantis Black.
The first match for CHIKARA’s return event, “You Only Live Twice”, on May 25th in Easton, PA has been set. The Batiri (Obariyon, Kodama & Kobald) take on Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi and his Odditorium of Qefka the Quiet and Oliver Grimsly.
Sinn Bodhi is the reason why The Batiri are in CHIKARA. Bodhi made a deal with UltraMantis Black to train the Batiri with the idea that they would become Mantis’ dark army. In exchange, Mantis would forfeit the Eye of Tyr to Bodhi. When it came time to make payment, Mantis no longer was in possession of the Eye, and therefore The Batiri become Bodhi’s henchmen instead. Bodhi disappeared from CHIKARA in the Fall of 2011 after losing to Mantis’ Spectral Envoy in an Atomicos match. He would resurface two years later with Qefka the Quiet and Oliver Grimsly by his side, shutting down Wrestling is Art. Interestingly enough, Kodama and Kobald were waiting by the doors when Bodhi was leaving, but Bodhi blew right past them instead of accepting their welcoming embrace. That very action could have been what convinced The Batiri to fight on the side of CHIKARA when the lines were drawn back at National Pro Wrestling Day. Now, the two sides will clash in a first time trios bout. Will Bodhi and his new recruits put away Bodhi’s former students, or will the Batiri’s experience as a triuumvirate lead them to victory?
Rough Waters - Part 1 with Dalton Castle
The RETURN of the CHIKARA Event Center! (5.2.2014)
Hosted by Bryce Remsburg, with a video from Jimmy Jacobs.