To many, Chiva Kid was the standout performer at “National Pro Wrestling Day.” His agility and match winning double rotation moonsault got him noticed by many different companies. CHIKARA obviously took note of him, as when they return to his home turf on May 3rd in Gibsonville, NC, they will grant him a shot at “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti’s Young Lions Cup. Will Kid be able to continue to impress the audience en masse, or will Touchdown retain the Cup in his 5th defense?
As I said in the write-up of Jakob’s match with Hallowicked yesterday, Jakob has made many impressive singles victories against the likes of Jigsaw, Soldier Ant, and most recently, Gran Akuma. Given all the accolades those guys have in total it would make sense that Jakob would be bestowed a shot at “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti’s Young Lions Cup when CHIKARA debuts in Florida, Tampa to be precise, on March 8th. This will be Angelosetti’s fourth Young Lions Cup defense since winning the tenth Young Lions Cup tournament in August. Interestingly enough, at CHIKARA’s last show in Easton, Angelosetti’s beau Veronica left with Tim Donst, Hammermeier’s idol. Whether or not this will have an affect on the outcome is yet to be seen but it is something to keep in mind going forward. Who comes out of the South with the shiniest Cup in CHIKARA?
2/8/2013: Greetings, Earthlings!
Can you feel the tension in the air? An opportunity I thought was lost presents itself again on February 10th.
Since making my CHIKARA debut back at “JoshiMania,” I have fought not only many challenging opponents, but fought my way back from challenging injuries as well. I’ve taken more than my share of abuse locking up with the very best men and women that wrestling has to offer. In Easton this weekend, I will test myself against one of the very best - the Young Lions Cup champion. Mr. Touchdown has proven himself against ACH. Proven himself against Green Ant. But he’s never been in the ring with a competitor like me.
This Sunday in Easton I will fight in the biggest match of my career. It feels like it’s taken so long to get to this point, but the wait is finally over. It won’t be easy to defeat Mr. Touchdown. He’s as skillful as he is sneaky. I know he will do everything in his power, even break the rules, to keep that Cup. I know he will unleash devastating move after move to defeat me. But I will not quit.
People come up to me, they see the size difference between me and most of my opponents, and they tell me to be careful. As if I don’t know that wrestling is dangerous. That wrestling is intense. But sometimes, to capture something you desire, you must throw caution to the wind. I’ve never been afraid to take a chance. And to become the first Young Lioness Cup champion in history, there is no risk I won’t take.
Saturyne gets a shot at the Young Lions Cup at “While The Dawn Is Breaking” on November 11th. Despite her atrocious win/loss record, she did score a victory over Amber O’Neal in North Carolina which I presume Wink Vavasseur figured was good enough for her to get this shot. This is the first ever inter-gender Young Lions Cup defense on US soil (Tadasuke defended it against Sawako Shimono in Osaka Pro). This is Angelosetti’s third defense. Last month Angelosetti successfully defended against ACH in a fantastic rematch from the 2012 Young Lions Cup finals. With that challenge behind him, will he be able to go through Saturyne with relative ease, or with the Intergalactic Luchadora score the upset victory of her career?
Yesterday, ACH posted a blog asking for another chance to win the Young Lions Cup against “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti. ACH made it to the finals of the Young Lions Cup tournament with Angelosetti and fell just a bit short in what was a 26 minute spectacle. ACH has not been impressed with how Touchdown has carried himself during his reign. He’s not the nicest of competitors, nor is he the most honest, but he is certainly a winner. ACH is confident that if he were to get in the ring one more time with Mark that that result would see him walk away with the Cup. He gets his wish on December 2nd when CHIKARA returns to iPPV with “Under the Hood.” Is ACH right? Will he indeed end CHIKARA’s 11th season as the 17th Young Lions Cup Champion, or will Touchdown once again come out the victor?
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