History Wrestling / CHIKARA

17th Aug '17 11:07:17 PM McJeff
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* PermanentlyMissableContent: And we missed it. The [=MysteriumP=] riddle that was going around at the same time as the closure angle was going to affect the storyline had anyone been able to solve it - sadly, nobody even came close, and so everything related to [=MysteriumP=] was simply dropped.


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* VillainTeamUp: The Flood was a superstable of several rudo factions, under the lead of Deucalion and Jimmy Jacobs.
17th Aug '17 11:02:30 PM McJeff
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*CrapSaccharineWorld: Chikara would have to be this for the wrestlers who work there - the promotion is colorful and family friendly, and you have a pretty good chance of getting possessed by a demon or murdered by a super-soldier.



* EvilPowerVacuum: The storyline going into 2012. With Ares, Claudio and Sinn Bodhi gone and the BDK disbanded, the top rudo spot was up for grabs and Tim Donst, Obariyon, Brodie Lee, Ophidian, and Vin Gerard were all in the running for it. However, Donst and Obariyon ended up back in the midcard, Brodie was signed to a WWE developmental deal, Vin was re-released after losing a match against Eddie Kingston, and 17 wasn't quite formidable enough to claim the job. By 2013, Wink Vavasseur had become a NonActionBigBad.

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* EvilPowerVacuum: The storyline going into 2012. With Ares, Claudio and Sinn Bodhi gone and the BDK disbanded, the top rudo spot was up for grabs and Tim Donst, Obariyon, Brodie Lee, Ophidian, and Vin Gerard were all in the running for it. However, Donst Donst, Ophidian and Obariyon ended up back in the midcard, Brodie was signed to a WWE developmental deal, Vin was re-released after losing a match against Eddie Kingston, and 17 wasn't quite formidable enough to claim the job. By 2013, Wink Vavasseur had become a NonActionBigBad.
18th Jul '17 8:00:56 PM RavenBlack
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** Currently for Season 18, the EvilPowerVacuum continues, as no one has claimed the position.



** Saturyne and Gran Akuma failed to return to CHIKARA with no within-kayfabe reason after it returned in May 2014. The real reason was that the former ditched and bashed her gimmick and the latter bashed the Ashes Of... angle and wasn't invited back.

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** Saturyne and Gran Akuma failed to return to CHIKARA with no within-kayfabe reason after it returned in May 2014. The real reason was that the former ditched and bashed her gimmick and the latter bashed the Ashes Of... angle and angle, wasn't invited back.back, and didn't show up again outside of a video package 'til May of 2017.



*** TheBrute: Blind Rage

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*** TheBrute: Blind RageRage (later replaced by Mark Angelosetti)
13th Jul '17 12:34:05 PM Andrewjpet12
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** Most Season 19 shows are named after episode titles from the post-2005 ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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** Most Season 19 18 shows are named after episode titles from the post-2005 ''Series/DoctorWho''.
13th Jul '17 12:33:46 PM Andrewjpet12
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** All of the ''[=Cibernetico=]'' shows have names derived from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (e.g., ''[=Cibernetico=] and Robin''.)



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** All of the ''[=Cibernetico=]'' shows have names derived from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (e.g., ''[=Cibernetico=] and Robin''.)



** The names of the 2014 shows were all taken from [[Film/JamesBond James Bond films]].
** With the exception of Back to Skull (which is a Music/TheyMightBeGiants album), all the Season 15 shows are named after episodes of Series/ArrestedDevelopment.

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** The Most of the Season 14 events had the names of the 2014 shows were all taken from [[Film/JamesBond James Bond films]].
films]], except the two Quebec events, which used the French translations ''[[Film/LicenceToKill Permis de Tuer]]'' and ''[[Film/LiveAndLetDie Vivre et Laisser Mourir]]''.
** With the exception of Back to Skull (which is a Music/TheyMightBeGiants album), all the Season 15 shows are named after episodes of Series/ArrestedDevelopment.''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.



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

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* Season 17 ** The "lost season" shows have the theme of Series/DoctorWho are, appropriately enough, named after ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode titles.titles.
** Most Season 19 shows are named after episode titles from the post-2005 ''Series/DoctorWho''.



* ThemeNaming: All of the 2014 events had the names of [[Film/JamesBond James Bond films]], except the two Quebec events, which used the French translations ''[[Film/LicenceToKill Permis de Tuer]]'' and ''[[Film/LiveAndLetDie Vivre et Laisser Mourir]]''.
30th May '17 5:28:27 AM RavenBlack
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* ArtifactTitle: After Mr. Azerbaijan disappeared from CHIKARA, the Bloc Party replaced him with Juan Francisco de Coronado, who is from Argentina rather than the Bloc.

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* ArtifactTitle: After Mr. Azerbaijan disappeared from CHIKARA, the Bloc Party replaced him with Juan Francisco de Coronado, who is from Argentina Ecuador rather than the Bloc. Averted after they split from de Coronado and Azerbaijan returned.
30th May '17 5:26:45 AM RavenBlack
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Sometime after Chikara's 'closure', a series of Chikara-related videos, titled [[http://theashesof.com/ Ashes]], started being put up. Among other things, these mainly chronicle the Colony's search for Soldier Ant, 3.0's search for Archibald Peck, and Icarus' search for allies to help revive Chikara. These, in extended form and along with footage that wasn't included in the web series, were compiled into a [[http://shop.wrestlingis.com/product/the-ashes-of-chikara-download full-length feature film]], which, according to Mike Quackenbush and along with everything that happened from the closure to National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, is considered to be season 13. In October 2013 Chikara signed an agreement with Creator/NeonAlley, the anime streaming service, to release a weekly wrestling program on their Saturday lineup. This deal expired at the end of March 2014.

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Sometime after Chikara's 'closure', a series of Chikara-related videos, titled [[http://theashesof.com/ Ashes]], started being put up. Among other things, these mainly chronicle the Colony's search for Soldier Ant, 3.0's search for Archibald Peck, and Icarus' search for allies to help revive Chikara. These, in extended form and along with footage that wasn't included in the web series, were compiled into a [[http://shop.wrestlingis.com/product/the-ashes-of-chikara-download [[http://chikarapro.com/chikaratopiafiles/ashes-chikara-theatrical-release full-length feature film]], which, according to Mike Quackenbush and along with everything that happened from the closure to National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, is considered to be season 13. In October 2013 Chikara signed an agreement with Creator/NeonAlley, the anime streaming service, to release a weekly wrestling program on their Saturday lineup. This deal expired at the end of March 2014.
15th May '17 7:25:50 AM RavenBlack
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** Early Season 16 established Jakob Hammermeier as a contender for the title, as he drafted Jaka into the BDK to replace the departed Nøkken, then used the Eye of Tyr on Hallowicked, effectively drafting the Nightmare Warriors as well. Unfortunately, drawing the ire of Eddie Kingston then having the Eye stolen from him by the Warriors (with Hallowicked faking his brainwashing) knocked him completely out of the running.

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** Early Season 16 established Jakob Hammermeier as a contender for the title, as he drafted Jaka into the BDK to replace the departed Nøkken, then used the Eye of Tyr on Hallowicked, effectively drafting the Nightmare Warriors as well. Unfortunately, drawing the ire of Eddie Kingston then having the Eye stolen from him by the Warriors (with Hallowicked faking his brainwashing) knocked him completely out of the running.running, and soon [[PutOnABus out of CHIKARA as a whole]].
** For Season 17, there was again an EvilPowerVacuum, this time left in the wake of Nazmaldun's banishment and the collapse of the Pillars of Woe. As it was an abbreviated "secret" Season, no one was able to pull it off, though The Whisper came close.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Chris Hero may have ascended to this after leaving the promotion, considering his involvement in the backstory and formation of the BDK. This was reinforced by his later claim of responsibility for the assassination of the original Dr. Cube, making him also responsible for Jakob Hammermeier's hostile takeover of the BDK, the advent of Nazmaldun, and at least partially for the formation of the Flood.

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Chris Hero may have ascended to this after leaving the promotion, considering his involvement in the backstory and formation of the BDK. This was reinforced by his later claim of responsibility for the assassination of the original Dr. Cube, making him also responsible for Jakob Hammermeier's hostile takeover of the BDK, the advent of Nazmaldun, and at least partially for the formation of the Flood.Flood.
** Several Seasons after his assumed demise, the reveal of the contents of Missile Assault Man's journal went a long way in establishing Deucalion as one.
18th Mar '17 11:01:47 AM McJeff
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** In March 2017 Kevin Condron went on a massive anti-Mike Quackenbush rant on twitter. He accused Quack of, among other things, making the rookies work for free and pay their own travel costs. He also said that the massive roster turnover of the last couple years was because Quack fired anyone who stood up for themselves, and that Deucalion was a plot device used to intimidate the roster into silence (if they complained about anything, their characters would be killed by him). The former Leonard F. Chikarason stood up for him.
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.
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