* BadassDecay: The Bruderschaft, excluding Claudio, Ares and Donst, came down with a pretty severe case of it. Pinkie Sanchez and Death Haze got the worst of it, although Sara Del Rey recovered after [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]].
** combatANT was the first member of GEKIDO to get noticed and picked up their first few wins. After that, absolutely nothing.
* CreatorsPet:
** Lince Dorado had a severe case of it after his debut. He seemed to veer from being booked entirely too strongly to being booked realistically to being booked entirely too strongly again periodically, and he was never popular enough to justify his mega-push. This reaction even spilled over to the other two members of The Future Is Now (Equinox and Helios), making them the least popular tecnicos on the roster to the point where, after being beaten by super-rudos FIST during the ''King of Trios 2009'' event, the fans chanted "THANK YOU FIST!" Went downhill after winning King of Trios 2008.
** Jigsaw. Some fans find it strange that Jigsaw, after his stunt quitting Chikara, joining the Vulture Squad, unmasking and burying his gimmick and Chikara itself, was allowed back into the company, let alone made into the #2 hero behind only Quack himself. The fact that he's one of the blander babyfaces on the roster doesn't help much.
** And the [=QuackenSaw=] team is a funny sort of Scrappy. Because they don't compete much outside Chikara, the team draws in outside fans from Ring of Honor and the like, and they always get great reactions on the shows. But check the forums dedicated to Chikara, and it at least appears the homebase is getting tired of "[=Quackensue=]" and was not at all enthused at them winning the tag belts.
** Hieracon. Jonathan Gresham was re-gimmicked to become the third member of the Osirian Portal. But while Amasis and Ophidian had insane chemistry with each other, Hieracon lacked that chemistry. Add to that that the storyline behind him joining was "hey he's pretty good let's give him a mask and an Egyptian gimmick now", and the whole thing came across as horribly forced. It didn't help that while Amasis and Ophidian would interact and play to the crowd, Hieracon would mostly just stand on the ring apron looking awkward at best and bored witless at worst.
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]: Yoshiaki Yago vs Necro Butcher at Tag World Grand Prix 2006. What really put this over the top was Eddie Kingston on commentary totally marking out the whole time.
** Night One of the 2007 King Of Trios. Team Japan vs The Thomasellis. Miyawaki and Sal slug it out. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9bpnlXggCY Then...]]
** The Torneo Cibernetico between Team CHIKARA ([=UltraMantis=] Black[=/=]Eddie Kingston[=/=]Icarus[=/=]Larry Sweeney[=/=]Jigsaw[=/=]Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush[=/=]STIGMA[=/=]Hallowicked) and the BDK (Ares[=/=]Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli[=/=]Tursas[=/=]Wrestling/SaraDelRey[=/=]Tim Donst[=/=]Delirious[=/=]Daizee Haze[=/=]Pinkie Sanchez) at ''The Dark Cibernetico'', October 23, 2010. Whereas previous Ciberneticos had run an hour or longer, this one manages to pack in ''years'' of storylines into a, by comparison, mere ''35:45''.
* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhov41UQbUI The match in slow motion]] mentioned under RuleOfFunny on the main page.
* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwazFvHhrk4 Hydra's farewell.]]
* DorkAge: Ryan Cruz (of the North Star Express)'s "Version 2" gimmick of being a Matt Hardy rip-off.
** The Titor Conglomerate/Death of Chikara storyline. An 8 month period of no shows with a story told through a combination of shows in the various spinoff/sister Wrestling Is promotions and a video series called Ashes. The intent seemed to be to get fans involved with an elaborate AlternateRealityGame but really just caused fans to get frustrated until the end of National Pro Wrestling Day 2014 gave a date for Chikara's return.
* DracoInLeatherPants: [=UltraMantis=] Black. At ''Pick Up Or Delivery'', April 9, 2004, [=BLKOUT=] (Joker and Sabian) d. [=UltraMantis=] and Mister Zero when [=UltraMantis=] turned heel and told [=BLKOUT=], "Be my guest," with Joker pinning Zero after a Sabian top-rope senton. Someone in the crowd said, "You're supposed to be a {{Superhero}}." [=UltraMantis=] got on the mic and ran down Zero and the fans, declared [[ThatManIsDead "[=UltraMantis=] is dead"]], changed his mask and said that he was now [=UltraMantis=] Black, and the fans said "Thank God." Thus, after he had blatantly screwed over his own partner, costing his team the win, and verbally buried Zero and the fans and said that he was sick of the human species, it turned out the fans actually ''preferred'' him as a heel.
* EarWorm[=/=]SoBadItsGood: Tim Donst's song "Who Is The Man?" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb66NFME8KA Have a listen!]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [=UltraMantis=] Black is by far one of the most popular wrestlers in spite of not having won anything major for the first ten years of the company's existence.
** Despite the fact that Crossbones has spent his career in CHIKARA as a lackey and hasn't ever really been a top tier guy, he has a very vocal fanbase.
** Kobald of the Batiri
* FridgeBrilliance: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqOUbC_KIdA first]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7EL6vm2XsQ two]] BDK videos posted to Website/YouTube had their titles spelled out seemingly in JapaneseRanguage ([="urutoramantisu burakku"=] and "neo soraa tempura"), even though the mastermind of the BDK would later turn out to be Ares, who was Swiss. However, although the person speaking in the video was clearly Caucasian, the voice was so impossibly distorted that it was impossible to identify him from it.
* {{Narm}}: Jigsaw's promo on ''Armdrags to Riches,'' due to his delivery and some rather [[AccidentalInnuendo unfortunately phrased sentences]] ("we've done everything you can possibly do in a ring together!").
* ReplacementScrappy: Right now, Johnny Gargano for Gran Akuma in Chikara. Made worse by the absolute lack of anyone talking about Akuma's reason for leaving, and Akuma's apparent good health in his appearances for [[Wrestling/DragonGate Dragon Gate USA]] and other indies.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Lince Dorado's heel turn when he joined the Bruderschaft. Now, instead of the commentators marking out over his high flying, they have Jakob Hammermeier holding up score cards declaring his dives a 10.0. And they're being careful not to overpush him - he failed to beat Wrestling/{{Frightmare}} for the Young Lions Cup, and he was the member of the Bruderschaft left off their Cibernetico team. He first got much better in the ring, and then turned rudo to great effect.
** ...then went right back into the Scrappy Heap after his March 2010 no shows and his subsequent removal from the Chikara roster. To say that fans were not happy would be an understatement.
** Equinox was a truly dire high-flyer, talking about a guy who had a 50-50 chance of pulling off his finishing move. Gerard now works a style more fitting to him, and improved a lot
** Johnny Gargano. He was already gaining acceptance due to being pretty solid in the ring. Then he suffered a back injury and completely won the fans over with his devotion to wrestling and having good matches despite being in incredible pain. It almost reached the point of the fans who hadn't liked Gargano going MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
** Borderline with the mentioned below Submission Squad. When the huge rudo group appeared to cause chaos at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, the Squad appeared to the surprise of everyone proclaiming that if they wanted to take down Chikara they'd have to go through them... they then proceeded to get beat down but most wrestlers and fans respected the effort regardless of their feelings on the Squad as wrestlers.
*** It helps that the Squad have spent the years since their infamously awful match at King of Trios '09 improving and are considered among the best guys on the Texas indy wrestling scene now.
* TheScrappy: "wmdchikara" aka Anton Frady. He's not a wrestler - he's actually a moderator on their official forums - but he's ''in-character while moderating''. If a post is overly critical of Wink Vavasseur or really anything related to Titor Conglomerate, he'll either delete the post entirely or edit it to remove the offending content and send a nasty private message to the person who posted it. Most fans agree that this really adds next to nothing to the angle and does make the boards less fun to post on.
** The Submission Squad of Danny Vega, Gary Jay, Evan Gelistico and Pierre Abernathy. Their tag match from King of Trios 2009 is widely considered to be the worst match in Chikara history and they were promptly booed out of the building for it.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The fans reaction to Gran Akuma being kicked out of Team F.I.S.T. and being replaced by Johnny Gargano at ''Chikarasaurus Rex: King Of Show.''
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Joker's [[RedBaron nickname]], "The Cambodian Ax Murderer"
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler: 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.]]
** [[spoiler: And video updates on CHIKARA's official Youtube channel show that at least a month later, Archie is ''still walking.'']]
** May sound strange, but, honestly, Crossbones, if only for how [=UMB=] treated him while they were the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple.