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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

I hit the drums, so pay up

Mania weekend

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exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

   'Cause she's so high
      High above me,
       she's so lovely
           
     - Everclear


Doctor Rope

DM Punk posted:

I am honestly getting really bored with CHIKARA. Most of my favs are gone and their replacements are kinda...meh. It's not even the lack of big names or anything, it's just the new gimmicks are pretty terrible.

There's always Ring of Honor

syzpid
Aug 9, 2014


Chris James 2 posted:

Mania weekend



Legitimately shocked Quack didn't have him wrestle as Odarg The Great...

Skinty McEdger
Mar 9, 2008

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Chris James 2 posted:

Mania weekend



I was just thinking today what would make me even less likely to watch Chikara, and well Quack knows how to deliver.

CombineThresher
Apr 10, 2006

GIT R DONNE


What makes me sad about Chikara now is that before Quack's stupid idea to shut the promotion down for a year, they had a lot of buzz and really fun characters on their shows. All that went down the drain for that Ashes storyline, and what's worse is the crowds who still go see them aren't nearly as reactive as they were pre-Ashes.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

CHIKARA was great because even though you had these training school graduates and goofy comic book gimmicks in 2012, you still had Claudio, SDR, Quack, Eddie Kingston, Ares etc there to give legitimacy. Now, the only regulars that I watch and think "This person is really really good" is Hallowicked. It's all dumb goofy crustacean, cop, and Tour de France gimmicks now with a 80% trainee roster.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

Brock! Oh, man, I'm sorry about your...

...tooth?


CombineThresher posted:

What makes me sad about Chikara now is that before Quack's stupid idea to shut the promotion down for a year, they had a lot of buzz and really fun characters on their shows. All that went down the drain for that Ashes storyline, and what's worse is the crowds who still go see them aren't nearly as reactive as they were pre-Ashes.

It's a little more than that, I feel. I think Chikara was overall killing it from 2007 to mid-2012. Even when things were at their least exciting, it was still pretty solid and all of their iPPVs were must-watch. Then in the latter part of 2012, basically after King of Trios, everything fell apart. Storylines just kind of petered off. Eddie Kingston was apparently supposed to drop the title at least twice (Sara Del Rey and Tim Donst), but plans changed and they couldn't figure out what to do with him. Quack appeared to have a heel turn coming up, which had a ton of potential, but then they went with a Jigsaw heel turn instead, which wasn't nearly as interesting (though Jigsaw and Shard made a pretty good tag team). The season finale was especially a creative disaster.

Then, just as they were slowly but surely starting to dig their way out of that rut, Ashes hit. Maybe if they still had some momentum it could have been more forgivable, but the one-two punch of latter-2012 and Ashes hurt them bad.

Anyway, I finished watching the latest batch of Season 17 shows. The latest Infinite Gauntlet is mostly boring in the first half (outside of the Closers drawing #1 and #2 and casually thumb wrestling instead of actually battling it out), but picks up in the second half.

It has probably the biggest laugh I've gotten from a Chikara show in a while. Both members of Dez Peloton are in the match and one of their trademarks is that double-team move the World's Greatest Tag Team used to do, the Broken Arrow. The one where one guy holds the opponent by the ankles and drapes their chest over the top rope while the other teammate bounces across the ropes, does a leapfrog and lands on the opponent's back. Kluger is holding Hermit Crab for this move and in the middle of it, he realizes, wait, he can just throw Hermit Crab over the top rope. So he does. Meanwhile, Tippins bounces the ropes and has this reaction of "Dude, what the hell?! ...YAY!"

Jay 2K Winger
Oct 10, 2007

What are you looking for?

In further Chikara Mania Weekend news

Friday night, Crummels & Defarge defend the tag titles against Full Price Chocolate & Half Price Vanilla (Chuck TaylorTM & DUSTIN).

Saturday night, Zack Sabre Jr stops by to see if he can stretch Max Smashmaster like he can everyone else. Also, Mantis defends the Grand Championship against Juan Francisco de Coronado.

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


CHIKARA is getting just weird for no reason now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUxHUwmN-aE

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


Pinkie Sanchez speaks out on why he is no longer in CHIKARA.

SirDippingSauce
Oct 25, 2012


Ugh, that's really gross and unprofessional of Quack. As the kids says, "hosed up if true".

Embarrassed to ask but what's he mean by "next time I'll leave him without his shoes on"?

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

Dojo Bros 4 Eva


If he doesn't get paid he's going to kick Quacks rear end and steal his shoes

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

I hit the drums, so pay up

SirDippingSauce posted:

Ugh, that's really gross and unprofessional of Quack. As the kids says, "hosed up if true".

Embarrassed to ask but what's he mean by "next time I'll leave him without his shoes on"?

He's going to kick his rear end and take his shoes so when he regains consciousness he'll have to walk home uncomfortable for multiple reasons

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Am I the only one feeling like Quack is gunning for that "No, I'M the biggest rear end in a top hat promoter!" spot here? I mean come the gently caress on.

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


I wonder if it's just for a Quack's heel turn, he's that meta.

NotQuiteQuentin
Jan 29, 2005

BIG OVER


College Slice

Quack being really carny has been an open secret dating back to the CZWfans days. For all his wrestling is art stuff, he still is a promoter.

Wazzu
Feb 28, 2008

Are you sure I'm winning the Rumble? That does'nt seem right.....

NotQuiteQuentin posted:

Quack being really carny has been an open secret dating back to the CZWfans days. For all his wrestling is art stuff, he still is a promoter.

I can understand disappointment when you feel wrestlers aren't been profesional with you, and the awful realities of the economics of running a pro wrestling school and indy promotion, but.....

Pay the guy, talk to him, and work out what to do about lateness. Telling them they're not going to keep getting booked for showing up late too many drat times is one thing, telling them they're not getting paid tonight is another.

DM Punk posted:

CHIKARA is getting just weird for no reason now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUxHUwmN-aE

Aww yeah, just what the promotion needs. More storyline built around the bus of exploding orphans!

Wazzu fucked around with this message at Mar 16, 2017 around 05:31

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012


Chikarason changed his Twitter handle and is saying he's gone

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842484931125239808

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842485170171273216

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842485380356194304

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842485568084856832

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842485759718412289

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842485980061941760

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842486243351019520

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842486526516912130

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842486758583558146

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842487045473865730

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842488575593795585

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842488866091257857

https://twitter.com/JoeSposto/status/842489072903970817

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


Man, LFC left CHIKARA months ago. He was just talking about it today since a bunch of guys like Kondron were talking about leaving CHIKARA too. Jolly Roger was esp salty talking about being dropped from CHIKARA after refusing to reschedule his own vacation for Quack.

Surprisingly, Chris Hero seemed to weigh in and take Quack's side albeit not directly.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

I stopped caring about Kondron when he went super MRA-y on Twitter for a bit.

Did I get worked?

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Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

Brock! Oh, man, I'm sorry about your...

...tooth?


They did another Hour of Power show yesterday. Nothing major happened.

- Mr. Touchdown defeated a jobber.

- Ophidian did an interview where he mentioned that at WrestleMania weekend, he's issuing an open challenge.

- Jeremy Leary defeated Travis Huckabee in a match with a pretty awesome ending outside of a fan trying to get involved. Leary kept doing the Ophidian hand gesture throughout the match. Afterwards, he took part in an interview where he mentioned how fired up he was over losing to Ophidian recently, so he accepts the open challenge.

- Hermit Crab and Cajun Crawdad defeated a couple of jobbers. Afterwards, they were about to do an interview, but a crazed Frightmare showed up. He started screaming stuff at the camera while holding Silver Ant's mask, but he wasn't mic'd, so nobody knows what he said.

- The Whisper defeated Fire Ant cleanly in a pretty good match. After the match, Whisper, Lithuanian Snow Troll (now just Troll) and the weird headless guy (referred to as Mortimer) walked over to the interview area. Whisper shushed the interviewer and they once again had Mortimer open his coat as a projector screen. A projected promo appeared on it with Whisper cryptically offering help to Jeremy Leary for some reason.

- Merlok vs. Razorhawk went to a double count-out. It was mostly in Merlok in control, but they need to keep him from the title picture while building him up, so...

- Juan Francisco walked out and cut a promo while sitting in a wheelchair, saying that he's coming for the title and he's going to put UltraMantis back in the chair where he belongs.

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