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Chikara (stylized in all capital letters and sometimes referred to as Chikara Pro) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company takes both the name and logo from the Japanese kanji meaning strength. It was founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, who also served as trainers and in-ring performers.The company focuses on promoting tag team matches, with emphasis on the high-flying lucha libre style. Two of their major events, the King of Trios tournament, originally held between February and March, but in 2012 moved to September, and Torneo Cibernetico, held between September and November, are centered on multi-man tag team matches. Their other major events include Aniversario, held in May, and the Young Lions Cup tournament, held between June and August. The company crowned its first singles champion in 2011, with the introduction of the Chikara Grand Championship.
UltraMantis Black returns to action! The former "Equinox," Vin Gerard, looks to take his frustrations out on Worker Ant. The other members of The Colony meet perennial rivals, F.I.S.T.! The Wrestle Factory head trainers join forces with the latest graduates when Claudio Castagnoli, Lince Dorado, and Ophidian take on Mike Quackenbush, Tim Donst and Amasis.
The second annual King of Trios tournament kicks off in grand fashion! From across the United States, as well as Mexico, Europe and Japan, comes 14 teams of 3 wrestlers each, vying for glory in pro-wrestling's biggest tournament!
The second annual King of Trios tournament rages on, with action featuring Team WWF, los Luchadores de Mexico, Canada's Team IWS, and a breakout performance by Da Soul Touchaz! Two elimination rounds whittle down 14 trios, by night's end, just 4 trios advance.
Night 3 of wrestling's biggest tournament features the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final round of King of Trios! The annual Tag Team Gauntlet returns! CHIKARA favorites and a heaping helping of special guest stars top off what will forever be known as the largest (in terms of competing teams) King of Trios of all time.
Vin Gerard brings the pain to The Colony in a match of infamy! Lince Dorado attempts to capture the Young Lions Cup. Tim Donst is dazed when UltraMantis Black plants him on his head, and Shane Storm tries to turn his bad luck around against Brodie Lee!
Claudio Castagnoli squares off against the "Big Rig" Brodie Lee as their rivalry begins to boil. Vin Gerard goes too far against The Colony! Following his KO at "Deuces Wild," Tim Donst joins the Order of the Neo Solar Temple, while dissent arises amongst The Fabulous Three! Incoherence defends los Campeonatos de Parejas in the main event.
In a featured attraction, Claudio Castagnoli wrestles Jorge "Skayde" Rivera. The Rey de Voladores tournament starts with two 4-way elimination qualifiers! Pelle Primeau impresses the Director of Fun. Eddie Kingston shows up and makes a challenge and Vin Gerard attacks The Colony!
Kingston breaks Shane Storm's nose once again, while the Fabulous Three continues to fracture! The Campeonatos de Parejas are defended and Helios faces Incognito in the Rey de Voladores finals! Features K-DOJO star PSYCHO in singles action opposite Gran Akuma.
A lucha libre classic is featured, as El Pantera and Jorge "Skayde" Rivera match holds. 2.0 returns, and The Order of the Neo Solar Temple fights two of Dr. Cube's monsters in a bizarre contest! Vin Gerard continues to stir the pot. Claudio Castagnoli and Brodie Lee take every opportunity to get at each other, including in this card's main event bout!
Jimmy Olsen and Vin Gerard face off for the first time! Los Ice Creams square off against the rookie members of The Order of the Neo Solar Temple. Brodie Lee and Claudio Castagnoli's rivalry reaches a fever pitch here, with an out-of-control contest!
The Young Lions Cup features 24 fresh, new faces vying to win CHIKARA's oldest prize! During Night 1, 12 rookies are whittled down until just 1 remains, advancing into the Cup final! Two non-tournament matches, both trios contests featuring CHIKARA mainstays, round out the card.
The next set of 12 combatants fight to reach the Young Lions Cup final! Mike Quackenbush shockingly attacks his own tag team partner Shane Storm, seconds after earning three points! Non-tournament tag action sees UltraMantis Black and Crossbones face off with Da Soul Touchaz.
A Young Lions Cup Champion is crowned! The Fabulous Three become The Fabulous Two, while Tim Donst reveals his true colors to UltraMantis Black! The legendary meeting of Incoherence and the Super Smash Bros is featured.
For one day only, Senior Official Bryce Remsburg is the acting Director of Fun! Mike Quackenbush looks for revenge against Shane Storm following his betrayal. Brodie Lee and Claudio Castagnoli look to settle their differences in a No Disqualification match! Both the Young Lions Cup and los Campeonatos de Parejas are contested on this loaded card.
Super Smash Brother Stupefied powers up, and becomes Player Dos! Vin Gerard tries to convince Shane Storm to join him, before Storm faces a furious Mike Quackenbush! The Sea Donsters cash in their three points, and challenge Incoherence for Los Campeonatos!
Kaiju's big bad, Dr. Cube, teams with The Order of the Neo Solar Temple against Mike Quackenbush and the Sea Donsters, while Incoherence and Claudio Castagnoli face off with the Osirian Portal and Brodie Lee! Shane Storm is coaxed by the persuasive Vin Gerard.
A lottery is held, and eight random tag teams are selected for tournament action. The two lottery "losers," Brodie Lee and Hydra, meet in singles action. Man, that lottery has lethal consequences for some. This features the CHIKARA return of Colin Delaney Olsen, following his tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Claudio Castagnoli and Brodie Lee fight in CHIKARA's first steel cage match! Shane Storm undergoes a dark metamorphosis at the prodding of Vin Gerard. The long-absent Jigsaw makes a surprising return, but doesn't get the welcome he expects.
It's brother versus brother when Jimmy Olsen wrestles Colin Delaney! Drake Younger wants revenge against STIGMA, and Vin Gerard defends the Young Lions Cup! The main events features an action-packed 10-man Relevos Increibles!
Incoherence defends los Campeonatos de Parejas against the Super Smash Bros. in the main event! Claudio Castagnoli wrestles Drake Younger for the first time. Mike Quackenbush, Tim Donst, and The Colony come together to face Vin Gerard's "UnStable" and The Order of the Neo Solar Temple!
CHIKARA collides with Big Japan Wrestling in a "Best of 5" Series, plus a tag team match pitting CHIKARA's The Osirian Portal against BJW's Atsushi Ohashi and Shinya Ishikawa! The finals of La Loteria Letal are decided when Lince Dorado and Jimmy Olsen wrestle The UnStable!
CHIKARA's battle with Big Japan Wrestling climaxes in a seven-on-seven gauntlet match! Vin Gerard tries to recruit Jigsaw for his "UnStable." Jimmy Olsen turns the tables and transforms into Equinox. The Osirian Portal cash in their three points against the Super Smash Bros.!
The Tag World Grand Prix returns, this time in Oberhausen, Germany! Twelve teams battle not just for bragging rights, but also points towards a Campeonatos de Parejas title match! In a technical masterpiece, Mike Quackenbush takes on Johnny Saint, under "World of Sport" rules.
The second night of the Tag World Grand Prix (held in Germany) features the final two rounds of the tournament! Plus, in a "Best of 3 Falls" match, Mike Quackenbush faces longtime rival Claudio Castagnoli!
Former Equinox Vin Gerard and current Equinox, Jimmy Olsen, each captain squads in the annual Torneo Cibernetico! The Osirian Portal presents their newest find, the massive Escorpion Egipcio! The Fabulous Two take on Claudio Castagnoli in a handicap match.
Eddie Kingston battles Claudio Castagnoli, and Castagnoli finally accepts Larry Sweeney's pleas for partnership. Worker Ant gets his chance at the Young Lions Cup, while a special provision sees Ophidian and Escorpion Egipcio defend los Campeonatos de Parejas!
It's a Super Fun Times Over-the-Top-Rope Elimination Style No-Hold-Barred Masked-Dudes-Welcome Battle Royal of Doom (and Honor!) It's got a ton of wrestlers in it. The Future Is Now comes together to oppose Vin Gerard and his UnStable. The Sea Donsters try to end their rivalry with the Order of the Neo Solar Temple!
It's all been building to this! "Swiss n' Sour" take on The Fabulous Two, while Hydra fights his former master, UltraMantis Black. Mike Quackenbush teams with Tim Donst to take on STIGMA and Colin Delaney, but a face from the past reappears! Plus, the fate of the Young Lions Cup is contested in the most controversial bout in its storied legacy.
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