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SleepCousinDeath
Oct 13, 2012


Gavok posted:

In the semis, Rory defeated Zack Sabre Jr. while Juan Francisco defeated Matt Riddle. In the finals, Rory made Juan Francisco tap in under a minute, which earned him his third point.

I refuse to believe any of this.

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Wazzu
Feb 28, 2008

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

Gavok posted:

Triple posting in honor of King of Trios, which is this weekend it seems. I hope it's good!

In the meantime, I wrote up a ten year retrospective on King of Trios because why not.

Cool article, fun read. I'm suprised as a comic book nerd on a nerd website that you don't like the reference comic book covers for so many of the KoT cover arts.

The worst packaging as spoiler that I remember from Chikara was one Young Lions Cup DVD where the images on the DVD where that of the winner with his trophy.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


SleepCousinDeath posted:

I refuse to believe any of this.

Why?

Wazzu posted:

Cool article, fun read. I'm suprised as a comic book nerd on a nerd website that you don't like the reference comic book covers for so many of the KoT cover arts.

The worst packaging as spoiler that I remember from Chikara was one Young Lions Cup DVD where the images on the DVD where that of the winner with his trophy.

I guess I just talked about those too much on my old site that it became a blindspot.

I still find it funny that the Transformer-themed year of KoT included a Stan Bush concert.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

This is cyber bulling and I will not stand for it.


This is gonna be the first KOT night 1 I've missed in years

I marked out apocalyptically hard for the submission squad surprise entrance last year. I was more pumped for the squad then people were for Bullet Club the year before

frankenfreak
Feb 16, 2007

Coming from the deeps of the Frankenwald to haunt you

quote:

Luckily, the non-trios matches that weekend featured the likes of Rockstar Spud, Rich Swann, Tigre Uno, Sanada, Yoshi Tatsu, and AR Fox.

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


Gavok posted:

Why?


I guess I just talked about those too much on my old site that it became a blindspot.

I still find it funny that the Transformer-themed year of KoT included a Stan Bush concert.

It was funny how stoked Quack was for that concert. The only songs I remember were 2 versions of The Touch.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1



hopefully Yoshi's doing his old man lucha gimmick from mexico. that's the best Yoshi.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?



What am I missing here?

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Gavok posted:

What am I missing here?

Most folks think Yoshu Tatsu is dogshit

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


SleepCousinDeath posted:

I refuse to believe any of this.
Quackenbush also had three tiny japanese girls win King of Trios one year so it's all good

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


El Gallinero Gros posted:

Most folks think Yoshu Tatsu is dogshit

Fair enough. Though his KoT appearance was in-between his WWE release and his unfortunate NJPW run. He had a working neck and was coming off as a squandered WWE talent at the time.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


I wish I could find the quote I posted after Okada won the belt from Tanahashi the first time where I compared Okada to "If Yoshi Tatsu had come to NJPW and won the title just because he was on american TV" because boy I was so wrong about that quote in SO many ways

SleepCousinDeath
Oct 13, 2012


RealFoxy posted:

Quackenbush also had three tiny japanese girls win King of Trios one year so it's all good

I'm okay with that, it's that I remember Juan Francisco de Coronado as being not very good and I from what I've read it doesn't seem like he's improved.

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


JFDC does give me Jeff Jarrett vibes...

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


Numero6 posted:

JFDC does give me Jeff Jarrett vibes...

That's exactly who I was going to compare him to. JFDC isn't bad. He's fine, but as a midcard heel. Putting him on top feels forced. He's the first Grand Champion who I felt didn't work and that's including Icarus.

It doesn't help that the company hasn't been doing much of a job building up top faces to unseat him. Mr. Touchdown has a title shot against JFDC post-Trios and they might as well pull the trigger unless they're using it to build towards Dasher winning instead.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

This is cyber bulling and I will not stand for it.


Honestly I really dig JFDC and think he's an amazing heel. His ring work isn't incredible, but he makes up for it with a pretty strong personality.

syzpid
Aug 9, 2014


Sort of off topic, but has anyone been to Excellence Pro Wrestling? I live near where they run shows, and their posters always have Chikara guys (specifically Icarus, Hollowicked and Hermit Crab) so I've been tempted to go but it's a bit of a walk.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

Looks like The Batiri and MAM have some pretty bad things to say about KoT on twitter? Any ideas what's going on there?

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

It's OK to beat your wife if she's drunk


Capsaicin posted:

Looks like The Batiri and MAM have some pretty bad things to say about KoT on twitter? Any ideas what's going on there?

Nudity happened

https://twitter.com/JigsawWRESTLING...816847191154689

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


It wasn't KoT. There's some burlesque wrestling show called GLOB taking place at the Wrestle Factory tonight, which explains why MAM's tweet was liked by guys who aren't booked for Trios.

Took me a while to figure this out, since I didn't want to look too deep into KoT tweets due to minimizing spoilers. It just seemed especially odd that there was something apparently majorly non-family friendly going on and the only outrage I could find about KoT was someone rating it a 0 in advance because Chikara took too long to let her know if the show was wheelchair accessible.

NotQuiteQuentin
Jan 29, 2005

BIG OVER


College Slice

Gavok posted:

It wasn't KoT. There's some burlesque wrestling show called GLOB taking place at the Wrestle Factory tonight, which explains why MAM's tweet was liked by guys who aren't booked for Trios.

Took me a while to figure this out, since I didn't want to look too deep into KoT tweets due to minimizing spoilers. It just seemed especially odd that there was something apparently majorly non-family friendly going on and the only outrage I could find about KoT was someone rating it a 0 in advance because Chikara took too long to let her know if the show was wheelchair accessible.

Yeah the burlesque show is run by the former Ophidian, his wife and is being put on by Powerbomb.TV (the former Vin Gerard is one of the key people behind the platform). I can see why people not booked on KOT could be salty though.

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


Did Quack accept or he had no say?

CombineThresher
Apr 10, 2006

GIT R DONNE


NotQuiteQuentin posted:

the former Ophidian

Wait, did Ophidian retire?

Chinston Wurchill
Jun 27, 2010

It's not that kind of test.

CombineThresher posted:

Wait, did Ophidian retire?

He lost a sarcophagus match, was revived by the Whisper, and changed his gimmick to the Ourobouros.

How quickly does stuff go up on Chikaratopia? I'm feeling nostalgic and I might plunk down a few bucks for KoT.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

This is cyber bulling and I will not stand for it.


I've noticed Chikara has been weirdly quiet about KOT so far. Do they have a special domestic plan in mind or something?

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


Chinston Wurchill posted:

He lost a sarcophagus match, was revived by the Whisper, and changed his gimmick to the Ourobouros.

How quickly does stuff go up on Chikaratopia? I'm feeling nostalgic and I might plunk down a few bucks for KoT.

About two months, I'd say.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

This is cyber bulling and I will not stand for it.


So is Tyler bate out of WWE or something

Also, I saw an ad for a lucha show in WI that had a guy wearing Shane Storms mask but clearly wasn't Shane Storm. Anyone know what's up with that?

Mel Mudkiper fucked around with this message at Sep 6, 2017 around 00:55

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


No, all 3 of BSS are signed to some weird contract with WWE.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


I'm watching the rough cut of Night 1 and I'm loving the stupid Party City Lucha Underground team. It's like the Asylum Films versions of Johnny Mundo, Pentagon Jr. and Matanza!

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


Finished watching the rough cut of all three nights. It's a really good show and all, but it definitely feels off. The Chikara roster is depleted as is and not too many of them made the trip. What you get is King of Trios with guest appearances by Chikara. Doesn't help that for the third year in a row, they did a non-Chikara vs. non-Chikara final.

Night 1

- House CCK (Chris Brookes, Kid Lykos, Elijah) defeated House Bike Cops (Officer Warren Barksdale, Jasper Tippins, Donald Kluger).

- House Rot (Hallowicked, Frightmare, Kobald) defeated House Bodyslam (Michael Fynne, Vasyl, Emeritus Midnight). House Bodyslam is the team that looks like a trio of Lucha Underground cosplayers, including a Matanza-looking guy whose gimmick is that he always carries a teddy bear and it tells him what to do.

- House Seven Seas (Hermit Crab, Cajun Crawdad, Merlok) defeated House Revival (Jonny Storm, Jody Fleisch, Jonny Moss). Seven Seas' dynamic is that even though Merlok is the current unstoppable monster in Chikara, Hermit Crab and Cajun Crawdad are two bumbling idiots who feel "Don't worry, we got this" whenever Merlok cleans house.

- House Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven) defeated House Whitewolf (A-Kid, Adam Chase, Zayas)

- Casa Dorada (Juan Francisco de Coronado, Sonny Defarge, Cornelius Crummels) defeated House Sport (James Mason, Mal Sanders, Danny Boy Collins). Like 90% of the match was House Sport kicking Casa Dorada's asses, but then JFDC pinned one of them with his legs on the ropes.

- House Furies (Fire Ant, Solo Darling, Travis Huckabee) defeated House Fight Club (Millie Mckenzie, Kyle Fletcher, Omari). Match of the night, easily. In the end, Huckabee debuted his new finisher, a spinning stretch muffler into a slam.

- House SENDAI Girls (Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako, Cassandra Miyagi) defeated House Xyberhawx (Sylverhawk, Razerhawk, Nytehawk).

- House Throwback (Dasher Hatfield, Mr. Touchdown, Simon Grimm) defeated House Attack (Deputy Damian Dunne, Jim Obstruction, Lee Obstruction). House Attack is a team of evil cops with a masked fat dude in their corner. Really awesome ending where the Obstruction brothers pushed Touchdown into the corner with their shoulders while Dunne climbed to the top and started wailing on him. Dasher climbed up to the top, superplexed Dunne off the Obstruction brothers and Touchdown front facelocked them in place while Dasher made the pin.

Night 2

- In the Rey de Voladores opening round, "Ophidian" defeated A-Kid, Omari and Phantasmo. Whisper is now wearing Ophidian's old mask and tights and copies his gestures and moves. If it wasn't for his tattoo, it would almost be believable. At one point he hypnotized his three opponents with a yoyo and had one double-chokeslam the others.

- Casa Dorada defeated House CCK in a rare heel vs. heel trios match. Chris Brookes' trademark is doing a camel clutch wet willy. He did it to Defarge, who in return put Brookes in the clutch, put his finger in his own ear and then put that finger in Brookes' mouth.

- In the other Rey de Voladores opener, Jody Fleisch defeated Chuck Mambo, Red Eagle, Jr. and Sylverhawk. Easily the better of the two matches and got a standing ovation.

- House SENDAI Girls defeated House Seven Seas.

- House Rot defeated House Furies. The opening several minutes was a huge brawl around the arena that wasn't picked up by the hard cam in the rough cut. Really good match that ended with Fire Ant getting his hands on Frightmare and endlessly destroying him. Despite warnings from the ref, Fire Ant refused to go for a pin and instead kept hitting Beach Breakers until being disqualified for "castigo excesivo." After the match, he continued laying into Frightmare until the other Furies and security held him back. Frightmare had to be carried off by Hallowicked and Kobald.

- Mike Quackenbush and Johnny Kidd went to a draw due to time limit. They agreed to continue on until one person got pinned and eventually Quack won with a backslide. Afterwards, the two put each other over on the mic.

- House Strong Style defeated House Throwback. Not only the best match of the weekend, but one of the all-time best King of Trios tournament matches ever.

Night 3

- House SENDAI Girls defeated Casa Dorada. Started with Casa Dorada triple-teaming Satomura, but then the SENDAI Girls turned it around and focused on one opponent at a time until winning.

- House Strong Style were announced as getting a bye to the finals due to Frightmare not being cleared and House Rot having to forfeit. Pete Dunne shrugged and smiled at the news. First time they've ever done a bye at KOT.

- Officer Warren Barksdale defeated Deputy Damian Dunne in a comedy match that played up the whole good cop vs. evil cop dynamic. Dunne's partners attacked Barksdale behind the ref's back, but the bicyclists showed up to even the odds.

- Fire Ant defeated Kobald in a squash. Fire Ant drilled him with a bunch of hard kicks to the head for a little while. After two Beach Breakers, he reluctantly made the pin and stormed off.

- Tag Gauntlet ended with Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos getting three wins, then facing Los Ice Creams (the current champs) as the tenth and final team. Due to the fatigue and stakes, it was one of the more competitive Los Ice Cream matches in a long, long time. Los Ice Creams won, undoing all of Brookes and Lykos' points.

- Merlok defeated Sylverhawk.

- In the Rey de Voladores finals, "Ophidian" defeated Jody Fleisch after a lengthy match. They fought on the outside, Fleisch was thrown headfirst into the post, was completely knocked out and "Ophidian" rolled him into the ring for a pin. Lots of ringside crew guys ran over to check up on Fleisch afterwards as "Ophidian" walked away without celebrating.

- House Strong Style defeated House SENDAI Girls to become the 2017 King of Trios. Seven and Bate were mostly polite in their grappling while Dunne would just walk into the ring and punch the women straight in the face. At one point, everyone brawled to the outside and one of them jumped off the castle entrance. On the rough cut you could just see everyone looking over at something exciting and then a leg suddenly flies across the screen. In the end, Seven and Bate each tried to hit Cassandra and DASH with Pedigrees on the edge of the ring, but they reversed it and turned it into Satomura vs. Dunne. Dunne eventually hit the Bitter End and that was it.

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


Come on Gavok, you're the comic book guy, you should know a Bane reference when you see it.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


KungFu Grip posted:

Come on Gavok, you're the comic book guy, you should know a Bane reference when you see it.

Listen, when you just see the dude from the shoulders up, yes, he's Injustice 2 Bane.

When you see his full body and he's standing next to Off-Brand Johnny Mundo and Low-Rentagon Jr., he's totally Bargain Bin Matanza.

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


I think KFG is talking about the Osito-esque teddy bear

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


Beef Jerky Robot posted:

I think KFG is talking about the Osito-esque teddy bear

Huh. I totally forgot that was a thing. My bad.

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


Gavok posted:

Huh. I totally forgot that was a thing. My bad.

To be fair I only remembered that it was a thing because of Arkham Asylum.

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

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

...tooth?


They livestreamed a show on Chikaratopia today and even though it just ended, I forgot most of it. Rory Gulak made Hallowicked tap out and JFDC defeated Mr. Touchdown. Nothing of importance and we're still stuck in a never-ending JFDC title reign.

There's two months to kill before the season finale and Fire Ant currently has 3 points, so I suppose they're building towards Dasher winning the title in the finale.

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

HEY KID

Drew Gulak was there to watch his brother. I would have walked over and shook his hand but I'm sure he was trying to stay low key

TheJunkyardGod
Sep 19, 2004

Do not taunt the Octopus

Dangerous Person posted:

Drew Gulak was there to watch his brother. I would have walked over and shook his hand but I'm sure he was trying to stay low key

I was there too! Are the crowds always that calm?

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


Kobald doing a Finn Balor entrance was pretty funny.

Also, poor Ashley Vox will never beat Merlock.

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Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

HEY KID

TheJunkyardGod posted:

I was there too! Are the crowds always that calm?


Chikara crowds can get pretty into it. This card was fun but it wasn't a crazy show or anything. That ending with Touchdown getting escorted out of the ring by a doctor was a weirdly down way to end things. My friend was wondering where Dasher was today. Did they show anything after the show on the stream?

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