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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Show of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present, as well as some special guests, were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Our next category is Show of the Year.

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Best Storyline or Feud

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Halfway through and it’s time for Storyline or Feud of the Year!

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Kevin Ford’s Top 10 CHIKARA Matches of 2016

I love lists. Who doesn’t? It’s a fun way to create (hopefully civil) debate amongst your peers, whether it be about music, movies, television, books, and of course, pro wrestling. It feels like every year around this time on social media a number of wrestling fans are buried in their Excel workbooks, rewatching and recriquiting matches, perhaps catching the two or three matches that weren’t on the radar at the time they aired, trying to put together a definitive Top 10 (or so) list of what they feel were the…

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CHIKARA 12/03/16 Temple of Doom & Supremacy Results

Credit: CHIKARA101 Lucas Calhoun defeats Drew Gulak (9:00) Rick Roland, Sloan Caprice & The Big Deal defeat The Submission Squad (Davey Vega, Gary The Barn Owl & Pierre Abernathy) (6:00) Cornelius Crummels & Sonny Defarge defeat Dez Peloton (Donald Kluger & Jasper Tippins) (14:00) Solo Darling defeats Max Smashmaster (w/Sidney Bakabella) (6:00) Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.) defeat Cajun Crawdad & Hermit Crab (10:00) Mask Vs. Mask Match Frightmare defeats Amasis (21:00) Credit: CHIKARA101 1. Bullet Ant Space Monkey & Silver Ant def….

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¡VIVA CHIKARA! – “Hot Cops with Silver Bullets”

The Season 16 CHIKARA finale is upon us! JUSTIN and Kevin Ford are here to chat and predict both cards. Who will be unmasked? Who will win the 12th annual Torneo Cibernetico? Could their be a double agent in our midsts? Also: off topic conversation about Japanese wrestlers in America and Mysterium Populus. Listen! To play JUSTIN’s King of Trios themed Mario Maker level, enter code 1DDF-0000-005E-F7F0 You can download the file by clicking the arrow button on the player Follow Kevin on Twitter Follow Justin on Twitter You may…

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My Love Affair With the Torneo Cibernetico

Most wrestling fans will have a favorite match-type. For some, it’s the hell in a cell. Others prefer good, old-fashioned 2/3 falls matches. For me, it’s the cibernetico. While I have always loved a good ladder match, there is something special about a well-worked cibernetico. If you have read some of my previous columns here at PWPonderings, you’ll have seen me wax poetically about promotions like CMLL and CHIKARA. Those are the two promotions that utilize the gimmick, arguably better than any other. For those who may be unfamiliar, the…

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Embracing CHIKARA

PG wrestling is currently one of the most polarizing things to modern fans. Many blame WWE’s lessened appeal to this, claiming that the days of the attitude era were the best time in the company’s history. Of course, many of those same people choose not to check out the numerous promotions that are geared towards pleasing them. Others see that the PG rating is a business tool that has allowed WWE to remain on mainstream networks and gain several sponsors that help keep things running smoothly. Despite the various stances…

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CHIKARA 11/05/16 Counting Backwards & Like Phantoms, Forever Results

CHIKARA Counting Backwards 1. Drew Gulak def. Lucas Calhoun in about 10 minutes with a delayed sunset flip. – Post-match, Calhoun said he learned a lot about himself and wants a few more minutes. Gulak agrees. 2. Lucas Calhoun def. Drew Gulak in about 2 minutes with an abdominal stretch roll-up. – Post-match, Gulak was interviewed by a new interviewer lady and said this was his hometown and Calhoun will pay for this. 3. 4 Corner Elimination – Chuck Taylor[super]TM[/super] & DUSTIN def. The Closers (Caprice & Roland) (w/ The…

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¡VIVA CHIKARA! – “Cycling Yahoos”

This episode is DENSE. On top of JUSTIN and Kevin previewing this weekend’s shows exhaustively, the duo discusses their thoughts on some of CHIKARA’s newer characters, the Nazmaldun angle, where they think the company is headed as the season finale looms near, and recalling a can’t miss opportunity that CHIKARA didn’t take and how they just might do it again. Don’t miss out one of the finest episodes in VIVA history. To play JUSTIN’s King of Trios themed Mario Maker level, enter code 1DDF-0000-005E-F7F0 Follow Jerome on Twitter Follow CHIKARA…

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Filsinger Games Update (October 2016): Ring of Honor and CHIKARA

While the Spring saw newer independent promotions receive the spotlight from Filsinger Games, the Summer saw new sets for two old favorites: Ring of Honor and CHIKARA, both with a healthy mix of fresh additions to the Filsinger universe and much needed updates. Named after the annual “Best in the World” PPV, this six card Ring of Honor set featured six who some would say fit that very bill. It would be hard to argue that in 2016, Kenny Omega is not amongst the best in the world of professional…

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