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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32

I know there's not much CHIKARA talk here, but thought I'd throw out a thread if any of the W'ers went to the shows this weekend.

Overall, a great time. But I;m very tired now after three trips to Philly in three days and 4+ hour shows each day.

For the non-CHIKARA fan, the big news was probably the appearances of TEAM WWF (Demolition and One Man Gang) in the trios tournament and Glacier as a mystery partner for Los ICe Creams.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
One Man Gang is still alive?



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.37
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    One Man Gang is still alive?
Yes, despite JBL referring to him as "the late, great George Gray" on some DVD's additional commentary or something.

I got the Best of CHIKARA DVD (The W at Amazon) and... I dunno. You know how older wrestlers complain that the high-flying faster style has no psychology and it looks overly choreographed? Well, I don't think that about guys like Kendrick or London or AJ Styles, but I sure thought that about the CHIKARA DVD. The matches looked like collections of gymnasts putting on choreographed routines. Quite impressive from a choreography and athleticism standpoint, but not really a style of wrestling that I care to see. I also didn't like that this was their first mainstream DVD release, but they didn't do anything to explain who anyone was or what the circumstances surrounding any match were. They seemed to think you should know all these generic masked flippy dudes already.

On the other hand, I also got the Wrestling Society X set, and it's great. For some reason, the things that irritated me in the CHIKARA set (or when watching TNA) don't bother me here. In fact, I think WSX is exactly what TNA wishes it was, but that's probably an argument for another thread.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32

i think there are a number of issues on the Chikara DVD , including some of the ones you mentioned. Also, they took a lot of older stuff and I think the product has improved/eloved in the last year/18 months.

I would generally tell people that if they like Lucha or Toryumon/Dragon's Gate or M-PRO or Osaka Pro, they would like Chikara.

I would not recommend it to everyone, in all honesty. For example, ROH fans in Philly come to the shows due to the amount of crossover talent. ANd they inevitably complain about the product, knowing full-well how different it is than ROH.



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I was at Night 3 of KOT and it rocked. Its amazing how fun indy shows can be. Not only is every seat really close to the ring, but the wrestlers interact a lot more with the crowd and during intermission most of them are out selling shirts and other merch. Sara Del Ray is EXTREMELY hot in person, and she's not a bad wrestler either. Glacier was more over with the crowd than he EVER was in WCW. Seriously, the guy got huge pops when he was out. The weird thing is, he looks just like he did 10 years ago too. On the other hand, Demolition were extremely old and fat, but it was still fun to see them out there one last time. Hearing the old theme and seeing them come out is just an awesome site even if they let themselves go.

For $15 though, its a great time. Night 3 was over 4 hours long too. So, its a really good value.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.48
    Originally posted by KJames199
    On the other hand, I also got the Wrestling Society X set, and it's great. For some reason, the things that irritated me in the CHIKARA set (or when watching TNA) don't bother me here. In fact, I think WSX is exactly what TNA wishes it was, but that's probably an argument for another thread.


Really? I for one was not at all impressed by WSX... there were some cool highspots, but zero actual wrestling psychology. And the gimmick of having the musical guests "commentate" on the show didn't really work either. Oh, and let's not forget the REALLY CHEESY (even by wrestling standards) "explosions" when someone would get thrown out of the ring into high voltage wires or whatever they were supposd to be.
Don't get me wrong, the wrestlers actually displayed a lot of athletic talent. But I wouldn't call it a good wrestling show.
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#7 Posted on
    Originally posted by sentonBOMB
      Originally posted by KJames199
      On the other hand, I also got the Wrestling Society X set, and it's great. For some reason, the things that irritated me in the CHIKARA set (or when watching TNA) don't bother me here. In fact, I think WSX is exactly what TNA wishes it was, but that's probably an argument for another thread.


    Really? I for one was not at all impressed by WSX... there were some cool highspots, but zero actual wrestling psychology. And the gimmick of having the musical guests "commentate" on the show didn't really work either. Oh, and let's not forget the REALLY CHEESY (even by wrestling standards) "explosions" when someone would get thrown out of the ring into high voltage wires or whatever they were supposd to be.
    Don't get me wrong, the wrestlers actually displayed a lot of athletic talent. But I wouldn't call it a good wrestling show.


Well, it was made for the MTV/ADHD generation where people get bored after 2 minutes. But, it had Matt Classic, therefor it was awesome. I don't think it was ever meant to be taken as a serious wrestling fed. I mean, they taped like all the episodes in a span of 2 or 3 days. It was harmless entertainment that involved wrestling. I liked it for what it was.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
I was at all three nights.

Night one was pretty good, but it was the worst of the weekend. The Ants vs. Los Chivas match was the most fun of that night.

Night two was incredible. There was a team called Da Soul Touchaz. They were awesome and got one of the only "please come back" chants of the weekend. Their round one win over Team BSE got the second biggest pop of the night. But NOTHING could compete with the surprise of Glacier. And Glacier looked exactly the same as always. He obviously couldn't do as much as in the past, but it didn't matter. Demolition was over as well, and their match featured the best spot of the weekend. It was a "strut-off" between Larry Sweeney and the One Man Gang. The place went crazy.

The best match of the night in night two though was Team IWS (El Generico, Player Uno and Stupified) vs. Team F1rst (Arik Cannon, Darren Corbin and Ryan Cruz). It was in fact the finest match of the whole tournament.

Night three was really fun, although the show was so long (over four hours) that I and others lost interest. The matches were all pretty good though.

Overall, an excellent tournament, and I would recommend a purchase of nights two and three (night one is a maybe).

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32

I thought night 1 was the best, top to bottom.

But I became an instant mark for the Brits.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    I thought night 1 was the best, top to bottom.

    But I became an instant mark for the Brits.


That's interesting. As I was trying to think of stuff to say about night one, off the top of my head I couldn't think of hardly anything. But I could remember about six great things from nights two and three.

I will agree though that the British team was great. They did the old school heel schtick and it worked very well in riling up the crowd.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    The best match of the night in night two though was Team IWS (El Generico, Player Uno and Stupified) vs. Team F1rst (Arik Cannon, Darren Corbin and Ryan Cruz). It was in fact the finest match of the whole tournament.


That is such an awesome team. Uno and Stupefied have really come together as a team in the past year and El Generico is probably the funnest if not the best wrestler on the North American indy scene.

How did Hawke do with Sweeney and Ryder? I told Hawke that their team should be called "The Evolution of Annoying" with the grizzled annoying vet (Mitch Ryder), the annoying superstar (Larry Sweeney) and the cocky annoying youngstar (Shit-Hawke)



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32

Hawke really fits in well with CHIKARA, given his combination of humor and flippy-dos.

Now that he is dressing like Mitch, I want to see the student/pupil skits played out to the fullest. Mitch MUST try and take Shayne to a tanning salon.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
I remember some people scoffing at Hawke getting in with Ryder and Sweeney. But I thought that he did such a great job. His interactions in their match with Inconhelios (Delirius, Hallowicked and Helios) were awesome and he got quite a few laughs from the crowd when he pulled the chickenshit heel bit.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32

I think Hawke fits in better with the CHIKARA mindset than Max Boyer, who he replaced in the Kings of Wrestling last year.

I liked Boyer, but he was "too normal" for CHIKARA. :>



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.37
    Originally posted by sentonBOMB
    I for one was not at all impressed by WSX... there were some cool highspots, but zero actual wrestling psychology. And the gimmick of having the musical guests "commentate" on the show didn't really work either. Oh, and let's not forget the REALLY CHEESY (even by wrestling standards) "explosions" when someone would get thrown out of the ring into high voltage wires or whatever they were supposd to be.
    Don't get me wrong, the wrestlers actually displayed a lot of athletic talent. But I wouldn't call it a good wrestling show.
Oh, it wasn't a good wrestling show. It has the occasional decent match, but mostly it's just so absurd that I love it. TNA tries for that with its Stone Cold Shark Boys and its Thanksgiving dinners, but in the end, WSX is far zanier. The cheesiness of it all only helps. Commentary by musicians who have no idea why they're there? Explosions? And on the episode I watched tonight (#9 of 12, I think), challenges were made for an exploding cage deathmatch and a pirhanna deathmatch. This show was glorious in its utter mayhem and stupidity and I am sad it no longer exists. TNA, on the other hand, is merely stupid.

But I would certainly defend anyone's right to dislike WSX as it's certainly not for everyone (and not really very good).

I would not, however, defend anyone's right to dislike Matt Classic as that gimmick is pure gold.



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