History YMMV / Chikara

6th Feb '17 1:06:07 AM RavenBlack
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*** Again in 2016! After disappearing in 2014 and spending the entirety of 2015 elsewhere, he made his return in mid-2016 to wrestle a handful of matches seemingly as a face...only to be suddenly turned heel and shoehorned into the Nazmaldun storyline as the Betrayer for no discernable reason, prompting mass groaning and facepalming.

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*** Again in 2016! After disappearing in 2014 and spending the entirety of 2015 elsewhere, he made his return in mid-2016 to wrestle a handful of matches seemingly as a face...only to be suddenly turned heel and shoehorned into the Nazmaldun storyline as the Betrayer for no discernable reason, prompting mass groaning and facepalming. He then disappeared again at the beginning of 2017.



*** Made even worse by Quackenbush "disputing" N_R_G's title loss via Golden Opportunity and stripping perennial favorites Los Ice Creams of the Campeonatos de Parejas. Many fans rallied behind Los Ice Creams, citing that Quackenbush had never specified that the Golden Opportunity could not be used to take the titles in one fall and speculating if he would've "disputed" the change if it had been a team other than N_R_G on the receiving end. Fortunately, their strong booking seemed to abate after this, as they were first eliminated from the four-way to decide new Campeones and have not been winning as many matches.

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*** Made even worse by Quackenbush "disputing" N_R_G's title loss via Golden Opportunity and stripping perennial favorites Los Ice Creams of the Campeonatos de Parejas. Many fans rallied behind Los Ice Creams, citing that Quackenbush had never specified that the Golden Opportunity could not be used to take the titles in one fall and speculating if he would've "disputed" the change if it had been a team other than N_R_G on the receiving end. Fortunately, their strong booking seemed to abate abated after this, as they were first eliminated from the four-way match that resulted from the "dispute", then began to decide new Campeones and have not been winning as many matches.argue amongst themselves before breaking up at the beginning of 2017.
29th Dec '16 9:32:08 AM RavenBlack
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*** Golden Opportunities, which the Challenge of the Immortals helped introduce. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet below for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.

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*** Golden Opportunities, which the Challenge of the Immortals helped introduce. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet below for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them. After the incident mentioned below, they were largely phased out.
** King of Trios 2016. Some took issue with no CHIKARA teams being in the final. Some derided Team JWP getting into the finals by disqualification. Some did not like the reveal of Jigsaw as the Betrayer, citing the utter lack of exposition to go along with it (and it certainly wasn't helped by the original blog hinting at Kevin Condron, who had departed CHIKARA earlier in the year, possibly being the original choice for the role). And still others were angered by the tag gauntlet, citing that no challengers for Moustache Mountain had been decided by it and that the end appearance of Billy Gunn and Sean Waltman completely derailed everything for the sake of a long-running joke.
** The decision to fire Joey Styles following an ill-advised joke for another promotion (EVOLVE) resulted in a minor case of this, as some supported the decision, others derided it, and still others believed everyone was making a figurative mountain out of a molehill.



*** Again in 2016! After disappearing in 2014 and spending the entirety of 2015 elsewhere, he made his return in mid-2016 to wrestle a handful of matches seemingly as a face...only to be suddenly turned heel and shoehorned into the Nazmaldun storyline as the Betrayer for no discernable reason, prompting mass groaning and facepalming.



** N_R_G. Once just a rookie team, their booking became inexplicably strong to the point where they've been a constant presence in main event multi-person matches, a product placement deal got them to the Campeonatos de Parejas, and they soon began participating in Four Corner Elimination Tag matches and shutting out potential challengers. Race Jaxon being extra obnoxious in blogs did not help their cause any. Mike Quackenbush's love of early 90's [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and gimmicks like High Energy (of which N_R_G is arguably a tribute) is very well known.
*** Made even worse by Quackenbush "disputing" N_R_G's title loss via Golden Opportunity and stripping perennial favorites Los Ice Creams of the Campeonatos de Parejas. Many fans rallied behind Los Ice Creams, citing that Quackenbush had never specified that the Golden Opportunity could not be used to take the titles in one fall and speculating if he would've "disputed" the change if it had been a team other than N_R_G on the receiving end.

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** N_R_G. Once just a rookie team, their booking became inexplicably strong to the point where they've been they were a constant presence in main event multi-person matches, a short-lived product placement deal got them to the Campeonatos de Parejas, and they soon began participating in Four Corner Elimination Tag matches and shutting out potential challengers.challengers in non-title competition. Race Jaxon being extra obnoxious in blogs did not help their cause any. Mike Quackenbush's love of early 90's [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and gimmicks like High Energy (of which N_R_G is arguably a tribute) is very well known.
*** Made even worse by Quackenbush "disputing" N_R_G's title loss via Golden Opportunity and stripping perennial favorites Los Ice Creams of the Campeonatos de Parejas. Many fans rallied behind Los Ice Creams, citing that Quackenbush had never specified that the Golden Opportunity could not be used to take the titles in one fall and speculating if he would've "disputed" the change if it had been a team other than N_R_G on the receiving end. Fortunately, their strong booking seemed to abate after this, as they were first eliminated from the four-way to decide new Campeones and have not been winning as many matches.
7th Dec '16 6:46:42 PM McJeff
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The original official Chikara forums were the fan-run [=ChikaraFans=]. And the owner and moderators fell afoul of the Main/{{GIFT}} and started acting like Internet Big Deals and running the forums like a fiefdom. So Chikara ended the affiliation with [=ChikaraFans=] and created their own official forums, [=Chikara101=]. Predictably, the guys who ran [=ChikaraFans=] turned completely against the promotion, renamed the forum to the Jorge Rivera Appreciation Society[[note]]this was shortly after the incident where Jorge "Skayde" Rivera screwed with CHIKARA shortly before King of Trios 2010[[note]] and then the Tuck Hanson Fanclub[[note]]Tuck Hanson was a indy wrestler in training who was unhappy with his time at the Wrestle Factory and posted a call-out on the [=Chikara101=] boards[[/note]] and used the boards for mudslinging and outside-kayfabe rumors until the owner let the domain die.

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The original official Chikara forums were the fan-run [=ChikaraFans=]. And the owner and moderators fell afoul of the Main/{{GIFT}} and started acting like Internet Big Deals and running the forums like a fiefdom. So Chikara ended the affiliation with [=ChikaraFans=] and created their own official forums, [=Chikara101=]. Predictably, the guys who ran [=ChikaraFans=] turned completely against the promotion, renamed the forum to the Jorge Rivera Appreciation Society[[note]]this was shortly after the incident where Jorge "Skayde" Rivera screwed with CHIKARA shortly before King of Trios 2010[[note]] 2010[[/note]] and then the Tuck Hanson Fanclub[[note]]Tuck Hanson was a indy wrestler in training who was unhappy with his time at the Wrestle Factory and posted a call-out on the [=Chikara101=] boards[[/note]] and used the boards for mudslinging and outside-kayfabe rumors until the owner let the domain die.
7th Dec '16 6:46:18 PM McJeff
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The original official Chikara forums were the fan-run [=ChikaraFans=]. And the owner and moderators fell afoul of the Main/{{GIFT}} and started acting like Internet Big Deals and running the forums like a fiefdom. So Chikara ended the affiliation with [=ChikaraFans=] and created their own official forums, [=Chikara101=]. Predictably, the guys who ran [=ChikaraFans=] turned completely against the promotion and used the boards for mudslinging and outside-kayfabe rumors until the owner let the domain die.

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: The original official Chikara forums were the fan-run [=ChikaraFans=]. And the owner and moderators fell afoul of the Main/{{GIFT}} and started acting like Internet Big Deals and running the forums like a fiefdom. So Chikara ended the affiliation with [=ChikaraFans=] and created their own official forums, [=Chikara101=]. Predictably, the guys who ran [=ChikaraFans=] turned completely against the promotion promotion, renamed the forum to the Jorge Rivera Appreciation Society[[note]]this was shortly after the incident where Jorge "Skayde" Rivera screwed with CHIKARA shortly before King of Trios 2010[[note]] and then the Tuck Hanson Fanclub[[note]]Tuck Hanson was a indy wrestler in training who was unhappy with his time at the Wrestle Factory and posted a call-out on the [=Chikara101=] boards[[/note]] and used the boards for mudslinging and outside-kayfabe rumors until the owner let the domain die.
15th Aug '16 9:36:10 PM RavenBlack
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*** Golden Opportunities, which the Challenge of the Immortals helped introduce. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.

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*** Golden Opportunities, which the Challenge of the Immortals helped introduce. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet below for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.
15th Aug '16 9:35:53 PM RavenBlack
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*** Golden Opportunities. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.

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*** Golden Opportunities.Opportunities, which the Challenge of the Immortals helped introduce. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.
15th Aug '16 9:35:27 PM RavenBlack
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*** Golden Opportunities. Some fans dislike Chikara's version of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Money in the Bank, others consider it a worthwhile addition, and still others don't mind it but wish that the rules for it would've been laid out from the beginning. (See the N_R_G entry under CreatorsPet for an incident caused by the rules not being set out, which really annoyed fans.) Some even disliked champions and those with Golden Opportunities already being entered in a battle royale for another, citing that they had no use for them.



** N_R_G. Once just a rookie team, their booking became inexplicably strong to the point where they've been a constant presence in main event multi-person matches, a product placement deal got them to the Campeonatos de Parejas, and they soon began participating in Four Corner Elimination Tag matches and shutting out potential challengers. Race Jaxon being extra obnoxious in blogs did not help their cause any. Mike Quackenbush's love of early 90's [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and gimmicks like High Energy (of which N_R_G is arguably a tribute) is very well known.
*** Made even worse by Quackenbush "disputing" N_R_G's title loss via Golden Opportunity and stripping perennial favorites Los Ice Creams of the Campeonatos de Parejas. Many fans rallied behind Los Ice Creams, citing that Quackenbush had never specified that the Golden Opportunity could not be used to take the titles in one fall and speculating if he would've "disputed" the change if it had been a team other than N_R_G on the receiving end.



** N_R_G is starting to get this way with some fans, as their booking has become inexplicably strong to the point where they're a constant presence in main event multi-person matches, a product placement deal got them to the Campeonatos de Parejas, and they've begun participating in Four Corner Elimination Tag matches and shutting out potential challengers.



* TheWoobie: Archibald Peck at Chikarasaurus Rex... Not only does he lose a loser leaves town match to Mr. Touchdown, he has to watch Veronica kiss him. The final shot of the show is of him sadly walking away from the stadium.

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* TheWoobie: Archibald Peck at Chikarasaurus Rex... Not only does did he lose a loser leaves town match to Mr. Touchdown, he has had to watch Veronica kiss him. The final shot of the show is of him sadly walking away from the stadium.
10th Jul '16 6:44:12 PM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Joker's [[RedBaron nickname]], "The Cambodian Ax Murderer"
30th May '16 9:34:52 PM RavenBlack
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*** Came completely full circle for them five years later at King of Trios '14, as their match against the Gentleman's Club was very well-received by fans to the point of "Match of the Year" chants.

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*** Came completely full circle for them five years later at King of Trios '14, after their disastrous match, as their match against the Gentleman's Club at King of Trios '14 was very well-received by fans to the point of "Match of the Year" chants.


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** N_R_G is starting to get this way with some fans, as their booking has become inexplicably strong to the point where they're a constant presence in main event multi-person matches, a product placement deal got them to the Campeonatos de Parejas, and they've begun participating in Four Corner Elimination Tag matches and shutting out potential challengers.
10th Nov '15 2:48:57 AM RavenBlack
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** The Challenge of the Immortals tournament broke them again. Some loved how everything had settled down after the shutdown and the Flood, while others thought it boring and dragging and still others wanted more focus on the bits of plot going on around it. It was certainly not helped that, for a good portion of the tournament, no official point totals were provided by Chikara, leading to mass confusion and many fans struggling to keep sense of it all.
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