History Trivia / Chikara

25th Oct '17 10:23:44 PM RavenBlack
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** Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan but it is also believed others have filled in and not much belief there ever was an original rookie.
** Jervis Cottonbelly was originally played by a wrestler TJ Cain until he disappeared OutOfFocus for years. While the character had a more recent comeback people noticed that Kevin Condron's leave and Jervis's absence being around the same time has heavily implied to have been Jervis Cottonbelly from at least 2015 onward.
** The biggest example though being for years it was rumored Solider Ant and Drew Gulak were the same guy. Especially given how often wherever Gulak went in the states Solider Ant popped up too. In late 2016 Soldier Ant suffered a "career ending injury" on the same show that Drew Gulak left due to being signed full time by WWE. Naturally, noone was fooled.

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** Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Mr. Azerbaijan but it is also believed others have filled in and not much belief there ever was an original rookie.
** Jervis Cottonbelly was originally played by a wrestler TJ Cain until he disappeared OutOfFocus for years. While the character had a more recent comeback people noticed that Kevin Condron's leave and Jervis's absence being around the same time has heavily implied to have been Jervis Cottonbelly from at least 2015 onward.
** The biggest example though being for years it was rumored Solider Soldier Ant and Drew Gulak were the same guy. Especially given how often wherever Gulak went in the states Solider Soldier Ant popped up too. In late 2016 Soldier Ant suffered a "career ending injury" on the same show that Drew Gulak left due to being signed full time by WWE. Naturally, noone was fooled.
17th Oct '17 1:25:26 PM Homemaderat
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* ActingForTwo: Many of the more OutOfFocus masked wrestlers have been played by more significant wrestlers on the card. Both Quackenbush and Hallowicked have been under the Ice Cream masks before, and Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan (though probably not being the only one). Kevin Condron has been heavily implied to have been Jervis Cottonbelly from at least 2015 onward.
** In late 2016 Soldier Ant suffered a "career ending injury" on the same show that Drew Gulak left due to being signed full time by WWE. Naturally, noone was fooled.

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* ActingForTwo: Many Chikara is a strange animal in this regard compared to other wrestling companies, where they often like to train new wrestlers and bring in other wrestlers and sometimes remake them into a new gimmick. But over the years many of the more OutOfFocus masked wrestlers have been played by more significant wrestlers on the card. Both card either as well or all along. Given there's no out of story documentation how many people actually have trained at the Wrestlefactory in some of these cases it's unknown if some of these characters have always been played as throw in or if they are part timers who sometimes get substituted, or just rookies who flopped and they just kept the character alive.
** Los Ice Creams being perennial favorites have been this at times if not always. It is believed
Quackenbush and Hallowicked have been under the Ice Cream masks before, and but for the record most people who have been believed to have played the Ice Creams have been in the ring at the same time as the Ice Creams.
** Darkness Crabtree has often been played by Mike Quackenbush, maybe from the get-go or taking over the role at some point.
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Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan (though probably but it is also believed others have filled in and not much belief there ever was an original rookie.
** Jervis Cottonbelly was originally played by a wrestler TJ Cain until he disappeared OutOfFocus for years. While the character had a more recent comeback people noticed that Kevin Condron's leave and Jervis's absence
being around the only one). Kevin Condron same time has been heavily implied to have been Jervis Cottonbelly from at least 2015 onward.
** The biggest example though being for years it was rumored Solider Ant and Drew Gulak were the same guy. Especially given how often wherever Gulak went in the states Solider Ant popped up too. In late 2016 Soldier Ant suffered a "career ending injury" on the same show that Drew Gulak left due to being signed full time by WWE. Naturally, noone was fooled.
23rd Dec '16 7:12:00 AM lilithmercy
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** In late 2016 Soldier Ant suffered a "career ending injury" on the same show that Drew Gulak left due to being signed full time by WWE. Naturally, noone was fooled.
25th Aug '16 11:45:32 PM RavenBlack
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* ActingForTwo: many of the more OutOfFocus masked wrestlers have been played by more significant wrestlers on the card. Both Quackenbush and Hallowicked have been under the Ice Cream masks before, and Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan (though probably not being the only one).

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* ActingForTwo: many Many of the more OutOfFocus masked wrestlers have been played by more significant wrestlers on the card. Both Quackenbush and Hallowicked have been under the Ice Cream masks before, and Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan (though probably not being the only one). Kevin Condron has been heavily implied to have been Jervis Cottonbelly from at least 2015 onward.
2nd Jun '16 4:31:47 PM lilithmercy
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* ActingForTwo: many of the more OutOfFocus masked wrestlers have been played by more significant wrestlers on the card. Both Quackenbush and Hallowicked have been under the Ice Cream masks before, and Chuck Taylor is sourced on Wikipedia as being Mr Azerbaijan (though probably not being the only one).
26th Apr '16 6:20:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** Sinn Bodhi is Kizarny of Wrestling/{{WWE}} fame.
** Colin Olsen/Delaney also was employed by WWE for a time, and even nicknamed himself "Extremely Cute Wrestler" to remind everyone of it.
** As Louden Noxious, Gavin Loudspeaker is an announcer for Kaiju Big Battel.
* {{Jossed}}
** After the BDK was formed, the fans expected that Crossbones would become the 8th member, due to 1) [=UltraMantis=] Black treating him with contempt while favoring Delirious, and 2) his conspicuous absence during the brawl when the BDK formed. Before the next show even happened, Pinkie Sanchez commented the theory out in a blog, pretty much indicating it wasn't going to happen. And of course it didn't - Lince Dorado was the 8th member.
** Much of the BDK reveal in general was this, moreso than Crossbones as the 8th member; most notably, the idea that Carpenter Ant and Vökoder were both from the future due to their presence in a CHIKARA comic book set in the future was basically treated as the gospel by much of the fanbase, and Tim Donst and Pinkie Sanchez [[TakeThat thoroughly mocked them for it]] after the fact.
24th Apr '15 1:19:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In late 2002, they experimented with a sister promotion, [=Kiryoku=] Pro, which would focus on women's wrestling. It was abandoned after only three shows. Among the women who competed on those shows were [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree (Mickie James)]], [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Phoenix (Beth Phoenix)]] and [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes (Jillian Hall)]].

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** In late 2002, they experimented with a sister promotion, [=Kiryoku=] Pro, which would focus on women's wrestling. It was abandoned after only three shows. Among the women who competed on those shows were [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree (Mickie James)]], [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Phoenix (Beth Phoenix)]] and Phoenix)]], [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes (Jillian Hall)]].Hall)]] and Little Jeannie (from Wrestling/{{WCW}}).
21st Apr '15 3:44:39 AM RavenBlack
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* ThePeteBest: The Bloc Party debuted in Wrestling Is Fun, and two members didn't make it to Chikara. The Polar Baron was originally a NonActionBigBad leader of the group; he simply left. The Brown Morning of Belarus was KilledOffForReal after being hit with Estonian Thunderfrog's hammer and subsequently replaced with Prakash Sabar.

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* ThePeteBest: The Bloc Party debuted in Wrestling Is Fun, and two members but one member didn't make it to Chikara. The Polar Baron was originally a NonActionBigBad leader of the group; he simply left. Chikara, while another would leave not long after. The Brown Morning of Belarus was KilledOffForReal after being hit with Estonian Thunderfrog's hammer and subsequently replaced with Prakash Sabar.Sabar, while the Polar Baron, a NonActionBigBad, left after the Bloc Party lost a flag match to the Baltic Siege in the main event of ''The World is Not Enough''.
20th Apr '15 7:15:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* CareerResurrection: To the surprise of everyone, including Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, Wrestling/ManamiToyota had a foot out of the pro wrestling business until she was inspired to keep at it after spending sometime in Chikara.

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* CareerResurrection: BigNameFan: To the surprise of everyone, including Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, Wrestling/ManamiToyota had a foot out of the pro wrestling business until she was inspired to keep at it after spending sometime in Chikara.
20th Apr '15 7:13:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* CareerResurrection: To the surprise of everyone, including Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, Wrestling/ManamiToyota had a foot out of the pro wrestling business until she was inspired to keep at it after spending sometime in Chikara.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Sinn Bodhi is Kizarny of Wrestling/{{WWE}} fame.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy
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Sinn Bodhi is Kizarny of Wrestling/{{WWE}} fame.



* {{Jossed}}: After the BDK was formed, the fans expected that Crossbones would become the 8th member, due to 1) [=UltraMantis=] Black treating him with contempt while favoring Delirious, and 2) his conspicuous absence during the brawl when the BDK formed. Before the next show even happened, Pinkie Sanchez commented the theory out in a blog, pretty much indicating it wasn't going to happen. And of course it didn't - Lince Dorado was the 8th member.

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* {{Jossed}}: {{Jossed}}
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After the BDK was formed, the fans expected that Crossbones would become the 8th member, due to 1) [=UltraMantis=] Black treating him with contempt while favoring Delirious, and 2) his conspicuous absence during the brawl when the BDK formed. Before the next show even happened, Pinkie Sanchez commented the theory out in a blog, pretty much indicating it wasn't going to happen. And of course it didn't - Lince Dorado was the 8th member.



* OldShame: The pre-2004 shows, which most everyone on the CHIKARA roster have referred to as varying degrees of 'bad'. Icarus in particular has said that he'll do everything he can to keep the match in which he lost the Ichabod Slayne mask from seeing the light of day.

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* OldShame: OldShame
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The pre-2004 shows, which most everyone on the CHIKARA roster have referred to as varying degrees of 'bad'. Icarus in particular has said that he'll do everything he can to keep the match in which he lost the Ichabod Slayne mask from seeing the light of day.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In late 2002, they experimented with a sister promotion, [=Kiryoku=] Pro, which would focus on women's wrestling. It was abandoned after only three shows. Among the women who competed on those shows were [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree (Mickie James)]], [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Phoenix (Beth Phoenix)]] and [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes (Jillian Hall)]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen
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In late 2002, they experimented with a sister promotion, [=Kiryoku=] Pro, which would focus on women's wrestling. It was abandoned after only three shows. Among the women who competed on those shows were [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree (Mickie James)]], [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Phoenix (Beth Phoenix)]] and [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes (Jillian Hall)]].



* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Before the Chikara101 forums, there were the [=ChikaraFans=] forums. However, the moderators and a few of the most prominent users developed egos and started posting abusively and berating new users over pretty much everything - essentially falling afoul of the [[{{GIFT}} Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory}}. When Leonard F. Chikarason told them to cool off, the owners responded by turning violently against CHIKARA itself, deleting their archives and turning their main forum into a venue to bash the promotion. The Chikara101 forums are as good if not better than the [=ChikaraFans=] forums, but the archives are still missed.

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Before the Chikara101 forums, there were the [=ChikaraFans=] forums. However, the moderators and a few of the most prominent users developed egos and started posting abusively and berating new users over pretty much everything - essentially falling afoul of the [[{{GIFT}} Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory}}.Theory]]. When Leonard F. Chikarason told them to cool off, the owners responded by turning violently against CHIKARA itself, deleting their archives and turning their main forum into a venue to bash the promotion. The Chikara101 forums are as good if not better than the [=ChikaraFans=] forums, but the archives are still missed.
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