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CHIKARA The Black Goodbye Review

Taped from Philadelphia, PA Commentators: Mike Quackenbush, Bryce Remsburg,    Kimber Lee vs. Rock Lobster Lobster is replacing an injured Solo Darling.  Pretty even in the early going until Lobster drives Lee into the middle rope. Slap to the face and then he sends Lee into the top turnbuckle. He slows things down. If there’s one thing an opener needs, it’s a chinlock. Lobster forces Lee into the splits before kicking her in the face. Inverted DDT but not a great cover. Lee trips Lobster and sends him hard into…

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CHIKARA King of Trios 2016 Night 3 Review

Taped from Easton, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Bryce Remsburg, Mike Quackenbush, Trent Seven, and Leonard F. Chikarason King of Trios Semifinals #1: Sendai Girls (Cassandra Miyagi, Dash Chisako and Meiko Satomura) vs. Warriors Three (Kimber Lee, Oleg the Usurper, and Thunderfrog) The Warriors Three defeated one full women’s team the previous night and now they’re taking on another. The unpredictable Miyagi and Oleg begin the match. We get a test of strength tease. Oleg accidentally headbutts her. Into the turnbuckle goes Miyagi’s head. More speed but Miyagi gets out of the way. More…

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CHIKARA King of Trios 2016 Night 2 Review

Taped from Easton, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Bryce Remsburg, Leonard F. Chikarason and Mike Quackenbush Crazy Mary Dobson vs. Deonna Purrazzo Purrazzo has been a part of a number of Women of Honor matches, but this is her CHIKARA debut. Dobson lost the night before as part of Team SHIMMER to Team Original Diva’s Revolution. Dobson sends Purrazzo into the ropes and then hits a running knee.  Fishermen’s suplex. Another headbutt. Knee into the midsection. Rolling mare. Kick misses but a side kick does hit. Jawbreaker by Purrazzo. Running knee…

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CHIKARA King of Trios 2016 Night 1 Review

Taped from Easton, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Mike Quackenbush, Joey Styles, Bryce Remsburg King of Trios First Round: Major League Moustache (Dasher Hatfield and Moustache Mountain {Tyler Bate and Trent Seven}[Campeones De Parajas]) vs. The Batiri (Obaryion, Kodama, and Kobald) It’s amazing how long these three men have been in CHIKARA yet never achieved championship gold or a King of Trios victory. Given they’re wrestling the campeones and one of the real CHIKARA stalwarts, it’s going to be a tough night for them. Crowd chants “moustache” so everyone really knows…

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CHIKARA No One’s First, And You’re Next Review

Taped from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Mike Quackenbush, Bryce Remsburg, Dasher Hatfield Note: This is CHIKARA’s first network special. We start with Missile Assault Man rubbing his head in the locker room. Soldier Ant says they need to talk. This transitions into a great video package highlighting every match on the card. Vlad Radinov shoots off a Master Blaster to start the event. Way to create a clean-up job for the crew right from the get go. Hermit Crab vs. Ophidian So the idea is that this is teacher versus student….

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CHIKARA When Nature Calls and Back in the Habit Reviews

The first half of 2016 for CHIKARA was a vast improvement over the previous 18 months as they seemed to get back to basics and put the emphasis back on the characters and less on evil authority figures and conspiracy based storylines. The best part about the doubleshot in Toronto is two excellent singles matches are on the docket, and we get to see the return of some old favorites. Taped from Toronto, Ontario Commentators: Mike Quackenbush and Scott Holladay Evil Uno vs. Kobald Uno hasn’t been in CHIKARA for…

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CHIKARA vs. SMASH Wrestling Review

Toronto, ONT – 7.24.2016 The Striking Vikings (Dasher Hatfield & Oleg the Usurper) [CHIKARA] vs. Super Smash Bros. (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) [SMASH] Grayson is the former Player Dos/Stupefied. He and Oleg pummel each other before the bell even rings. Uno and Hatfield pull them apart, but get knocked down and sent outside. Oleg tosses Grayson to the corner and gives him a chop. Grayson blocks some head shots and rocks Oleg with a pair of uppercuts and a chop. Oleg splashes him against the ropes. Hatfield tags in…

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CHIKARA Tightrope Review

Taped from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Mike Quackenbush, Dasher Hatfield, and Leonard F. Chikarason Four Corner Elimination Tag: Kimber Lee and Heidi Lovelace vs. The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) vs. Arctic Rescue Ant and Pinkie Sanchez vs. The Proletariat Boar of Muldova and Prakash Sabar Kimber talks about how much she and Heidi Lovelace have already accomplished, and now it’s time to make history and get three points. Given some of the tension that exists, we’ll see how that plays out. Arctic and Pinkie are an awfully random team. Ophidian…

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CHIKARA Aniversario: The Lost World Review

Taped from Glasgow, Scotland Commentators: Mike Quackenbush and Ron Diamondfire Nixon Newell vs. Heidi Lovelace Newell puts over Lovelace but talks about representing British strong style. Having seen her on a recent Shimmer weekend, I can tell you she was impressive and will surely be someone to watch in the coming year. Unlike the crowd last night, this one has a of energy and is into the show right from the start. Feeling out process leads to an exchange of chops. Pair of armdrags and a one footed dropkick from…

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CHIKARA Aniversario: The Two Towers Review

Taped from North Shields, England Commentators: Mike Quackenbush, Leonard F. Chikarason, and Dasher Hatfield Lucas Calhoun vs. Heidi Lovelace Calhoun compliments Manchester and also puts over his opponent tonight. I appreciate the work CHIKARA is putting into Calhoun by allowing him singles matches every night this weekend and having him cut promos. Lovelace was on the losing team in the main event, but her work this year has been excellent. Code of honor is followed. Some early karate attempts but Lovelace hits a knee strike and forearms. Calhoun swing dances…

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