History Wrestling / CHIKARA

5th Feb '17 8:19:51 PM RavenBlack
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** National Pro Wrestling Day 2017, February 4th, 2017. Originally assumed to be the lead-in to Season Seventeen, it ended up being the opener to Season Eighteen, at the same time revealing the existence of a "secret" Season Seventeen. Accompanying the revelation were changes such as Race Jaxon having had a FaceHeelTurn and, most shockingly, [=UltraMantis=] Black being in possession of the Grand Championship.
5th Feb '17 12:36:07 AM RavenBlack
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CHIKARA returned on May 25th, 2014, the 12th year anniversary of their very first show, with the Season 14 opener, ''You Only Live Twice''. This was [[http://www.smvod.com/premium-video/chikara-ippv-may-25-2014-you-only-live-twice-easton-pa aired on iPPV]]. Season 16 opened on January 30th, 2016 with the dual events ''Days of the Phoenix'' and ''5 Senses'' and closed on December 3rd, 2016 with the dual events ''Temple of Doom'' and ''Supremacy''.

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CHIKARA returned on May 25th, 2014, the 12th year anniversary of their very first show, with the Season 14 opener, ''You Only Live Twice''. This was [[http://www.smvod.com/premium-video/chikara-ippv-may-25-2014-you-only-live-twice-easton-pa aired on iPPV]]. Season 16 18 (not a typo) opened on January 30th, 2016 February 4th, 2017 with National Pro Wrestling Day 2017. It would also reveal the dual events ''Days existence of the Phoenix'' and ''5 Senses'' and closed a "secret" Season 17, which would become available for streaming on December 3rd, 2016 with the dual events ''Temple of Doom'' and ''Supremacy''.[=CHIKARATopia=].
31st Jan '17 4:31:29 AM hitmonkey
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** Current authority figure Wink Vavasseur showed shades of it, though he eventually subverted it by being a WellDoneSonGuy to a real corrupt executive.

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** Current authority Authority figure Wink Vavasseur showed shades of it, though he eventually subverted it by being a WellDoneSonGuy to a real corrupt executive.



* FunnyAnimal: U.S. Ape, [=MosCOW=], Dragon Dragon, CP Munk, Colt [=CaBunny=]... the list goes on. Currently represented by the Colony, a duo turned trio turned foursome turned trio turned duo turned trio, turned foursome again of masked wrestlers who represent different types of ants.

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* FunnyAnimal: U.S. Ape, [=MosCOW=], Dragon Dragon, CP Munk, Colt [=CaBunny=]... the list goes on. Currently represented by the Colony, a duo turned trio turned foursome turned trio turned duo turned trio, turned foursome again of Colony who are masked wrestlers who represent different types of ants.



* HeelFaceTurn: Well, it's a wrestling promotion, so obviously quite a few. Perhaps of the most note in the current CHIKARA landscape are [=UltraMantis=] Black, Eddie Kingston and Sara Del Rey. And most recently, [=assailANT=].

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* HeelFaceTurn: Well, it's a wrestling promotion, so obviously quite a few. Perhaps of the most note in the current CHIKARA landscape are [=UltraMantis=] Black, Eddie Kingston and Sara Del Rey. And most recently, [=assailANT=].
27th Jan '17 8:01:57 PM RavenBlack
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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of Golden Opportunities for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.

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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of a Golden Opportunities Opportunity for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.
27th Jan '17 8:01:05 PM RavenBlack
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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of Golden Opportunities for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.
21st Jan '17 2:14:27 PM McJeff
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: There have been some roster members who just vanished (Like Melvin Snodgrass, [=BlackJack Marciano=], Lance Steel, Retail Dragon, Dr. Cheung and Private Eye, for example). but the most notable examples are probably Mitch Ryder, Lince Dorado, and Tursas. The most recent example is Sara Del Rey, who was signed in early autumn 2012 as a trainer with WWE but didn't get an in-character explanation for the departure.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: There have been some roster members who just vanished (Like Melvin Snodgrass, [=BlackJack Marciano=], Lance Steel, Retail Dragon, Dr. Cheung and Private Eye, for example). but the most notable examples are probably Mitch Ryder, Lince Dorado, Tursas, and Tursas. The most recent example is Sara Del Rey, who was signed in early autumn 2012 as a trainer with WWE but didn't get an in-character explanation for the departure.Rey.


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** Season 16 had a ton of characters get Chucked, included but not limited to - Shynron, Pinkie Sanchez, Argus, Jaka, Proletariat Boar, Prakash Sabar, Jakob Hammermeier and Eddie Kingston.
15th Jan '17 7:51:23 AM Jay2K
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* WhamLine: The aforementioned usage of the Eye of Tyr on [=UltraMantis=] Black. Fans were aware that the Eye was capable of MindControl, and that would have been bad enough. But after joining Hallowicked and Frightmare in their prayer ritual, Mantis looked up at them and said, "My Spear, My Broadsword..." revealing something far worse-- that he had become [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by [[EldritchAbomination Nazmaldun]].
14th Jan '17 2:03:22 PM Jay2K
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* MeaningfulEcho: "I remember EVERYTHING!" [[spoiler: Spoken first to Wrestling/UltraMantisBlack when [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] was freed from [[{{Brainwashed}} the effects]] of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Eye of Tyr]] in 2012. Later repeated to Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} when Mantis was freed from [[DemonicPossession Nazmaldun]] (and the same Eye of Tyr) in 2016.]]
8th Jan '17 8:31:44 PM tenuousbreaker
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* ActionGirl: Early on, Chikara ran a series of shows called Kiryoku Pro featuring only women, with usual adversaries Wrestling/MercedesMartinez and Sumie Sakai representing the 'brand' at the first Tag World Grand Prix. After Kiryoko pro was discontinued an eventual ruling was made that there was no difference between men and women in Chikara, allowing both parties to cut loose on one another. That hasn't stopped them from putting on shows like "Joshimania" though.

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* ActionGirl: Early on, Chikara ran a series of shows called Kiryoku Pro featuring only women, with usual women. Usual adversaries Wrestling/MercedesMartinez and Sumie Sakai representing represented the 'brand' at the first Tag World Grand Prix. After Kiryoko pro Pro was discontinued an eventual discontinued, a ruling was made that there was no difference between men and women in Chikara, allowing both parties to cut loose on one another. That Chikara. Since then, Chikara has had various intergender matches. This hasn't stopped them from putting on ladies-only shows like "Joshimania" though.



* CerebusRetcon: Wink Vavasseur's "[=CHIKARAbermetrics=]" were initially seen as him merely being a incompetent PointyHairedBoss. Then, on twitter, he revealed it was a system devised by his father, Conrad, to isolate and break the spirits of many CHIKARA wrestlers...

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* CerebusRetcon: Wink Vavasseur's "[=CHIKARAbermetrics=]" were initially seen as him merely being a incompetent PointyHairedBoss. Then, on twitter, Twitter, he revealed it was a system devised by his father, Conrad, to isolate and break the spirits of many CHIKARA wrestlers...



** Joshi Mania has seen the additions of Ice Ribbon, WAVE, JWP, Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, Union and Mima Shimoda represented Wrestling/{{CMLL}} at King Of The Sequel, where Joshi Mania was first announced.

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** Joshi Mania has seen the additions of Ice Ribbon, WAVE, JWP, Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, Union and Mima Shimoda represented Wrestling/{{CMLL}} at King Of The Sequel, where Joshi Mania Joshimania was first announced.



* Season 17 shows have the theme of Series/DoctorWho episode titles.



* TakeThat: CP Munk was a TakeThat against Wrestling/CMPunk, born after Punk canceled on one of their shows at the last minute. Punk didn't take it very well, which inspired CP Munk to become an occasionally recurring character, as well as the creation of Colt [=CaBunny=] (based off Punk's tag partner Wrestling/ColtCabana), and later Ace Panda (based off Ace Steel; the Panda portion of this character came from WWE losing the letter F to the World Wildlife Fund in a lawsuit, leading to jokes that WWE "lost to the Pandas"). He also used a chipmunked version of Music/{{AFI}}'s "Miseria Cantare- The Beginning" as entrance music.

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* TakeThat: CP Munk was a TakeThat against Wrestling/CMPunk, born after Punk canceled on one of their shows at the last minute. Punk didn't take it very well, which inspired CP Munk to become an occasionally recurring character, as well as the creation of Colt [=CaBunny=] (based off Punk's tag partner Wrestling/ColtCabana), and later Ace Panda (based off Ace Steel; Steel, the Panda portion of this character came from WWE losing the letter F to the World Wildlife Fund in a lawsuit, leading to jokes that WWE "lost to the Pandas"). He also used a chipmunked version of Music/{{AFI}}'s "Miseria Cantare- The Beginning" as entrance music.



* WorkedShoot: Vin Gerard being released from Chikara seemed to be one. One ''day'' before his release in October 2011 he won clean over Eddie Kingston via submission. He then posted youtube videos and made appearances at a few other promotions talking about Chikara, and the angle looked like a worked shoot. Come February 2012 he got readded to the Chikara roster... lost clean to Kingston, was immediately removed from the roster and vanished into thin air.

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* WorkedShoot: Vin Gerard being released from Chikara seemed to be one. One ''day'' before his release in October 2011 he won clean over Eddie Kingston via submission. He then posted youtube Youtube videos and made appearances at a few other promotions talking about Chikara, and the angle looked like a worked shoot. Come February 2012 he got readded re-added to the Chikara roster... lost clean to Kingston, was immediately removed from the roster roster, and vanished into thin air.
1st Jan '17 2:53:13 PM McJeff
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* CutShort: The Snowflake arc disappeared for a few months, and then came back long enough for an AntiClimax ending in which all of Snowflake's "allies" walked out on him. Kevin Condron later implied on his twitter account that booking disagreements had derailed the whole angle.
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