A Indy worker in the New York area who trained under Mike Quackenbush. As he debuted in 2000, he is not counted as a member of the original class, but is a honorary member. Led the Night Shift, a Power Trio of himself and two of the original class rookies in Hallowicked and Ichabod Slayne (the future Icarus), until Slayne broke away from them. Then he continued on in a tag team with Hallowicked until UltraMantis went to the dark side dubbing himself Ultra-Mantis Black. This unit was called the Dark Breed. He continued to lead this unit until his retirement in 2004. But, he would return in the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix, and would still be aligned with the Dark Breed. In 2006, he sided with UltraMantis Black when the Dark Breed split, and served as a brief member of the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple. His last match in November of 2006 saw him making peace with Hallowicked, and staying out of CHIKARA for good. That is, until he returned for one night at the 2012 season finale to aid Mantis once more.
Back from the Dead: Mantis tends to claim that Blind Rage has literally risen from his grave whenever he returns to CHIKARA.
Bald of Awesome: Lost his hair sometime between 2006 and 2012. It didn't seem to hurt his wrestling any.
The Bus Came Back: Wrestled a sizable amount in 2005 (even in the tag World and Cibernetico) and 2006 before going back into retirement, until he made a return to join the Spectral Envoy in battling Delirious and the Batiri. He's officially semi-active as of 2013, although there's no word on how long that will last yet.
One of the members of the second class, who debuted in 2002. From the very start, he was a tag partner of his childhood friend Eddie Kingston dubbed the Wild Cards. For much of his time in wrestling, the duo caused much trouble in CHIKARA, fueding with Team F.I.S.T. and Ultra-ZERO. However, he suddenly retired early in 2005, and has not been seen since then.
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanished by the start of 2005. Some explanations outside of CHIKARA is Chris Hero kicking him out of all of wrestling or retiring of a knee injury he got in Canada in the winter of 2004, and to this day remains perhaps the most notable CHIKARA trainee to have never returned.
The Dragon: Was this in the Toxic Trio of him, Kingston and a still-Rudo Jigsaw.
Noodle Incident: For years Kingston would mention BlackJack's departure from wrestling as one of the reasons for his horrible attitude, always trying to make it sound as if BlackJack was forced out without explicitly saying so.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Chris Hero had a legitimate falling out with CHIKARA. No details have ever been confirmed. CHIKARA suppresses discussion and speculation to the point that bringing it up at all is a bannable offense on the fan forums, and for a while Chris Hero's name was autocensored on the boards.
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Just up-and-up vanished from CHIKARA by 2005 with no explanation. Has only appeared once since then, in the "retired guys battle royal" that happened in 2010.
Cassandra Truth: Spent all of 2009 insisting that Claudio Castagnoli was the bad guy.
Determinator: A major part of his tecnico character since 2010 has been the fact that he will not give up. Extends to real life as well, as he refuses to take time off to rehab some pretty serious knee injuries as long as he holds the Grand Championship.
Tecnico Rudo Revolving Door: Started as a Rudo, became a Tecnico in 2005, went back to being a Rudo in 2007, and is now currently a Tecnico again since 2010, though a Rudo turn has recently been hinted at as he went off on fans regarding "You killed Archie" chants.
Tag Team: The Wildcards, with Black Jack Marciano, the Roughnecks, with Brodie Lee and Grizzly Redwood
Token Evil Teammate: His Tecnico turn in 2010 had more to do with wanting to fight Claudio Castagnoli and The Bruderschaft than actually being a tecnico. He did eventually turn tecnico for real, though.
The Bus Came Back: After staying away from CHIKARA for a year and a half, he returned to seek revenge on his ex-stablemates at the end of season ten. He subsequently ran the gauntlet against F.I.S.T and defeated Icarus in a ladder match to win the rights to a full time contract.
Put on a Bus: After being kicked out of F.I.S.T. in 2010 he disappeared from Chikara for a year and a half - although he worked other indies, including the vaguely Chikara-affiliated Dragon Gate USA during that time.
Tecnico Rudo Turn: Jigsaw turned on Quack in late 2012 after Quack started trying to injure the GEKIDO wrestlers, saying that they need guidance not broken bones. Although Jig's point is acknowledged even by the tecnicos to have some merit, in his first match post-turn he wrestled as a pure Rudo. Also, it's been speculated that the reason he gave was just to cover up the real reason he turned - he was tired of being Quackenbush's Lancer and wants to become the Quackenbush of GEKIDO.
Red Baron: "A Wrestling Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma"
Grey and Black Morality: Quack's been deliberately trying to give the GEKIDO wrestlers career ending injuries, and succeeded with 2 of them. But he only started doing this as a response to GEKIDO doing it, and he says he's doing it to protect his roster from GEKIDO and others like them.
He Who Fights Monsters: In 2012. With the GEKIDO invasion, Quack has been getting increasingly vicious in his attacks on GEKIDO's members. Including ending 17's career after giving him four Quackendrivers in a row, and snapping combatANT's neck.
Put on a Bus: Vanished off the CHIKARA roster in 2013, after he received a letter presumably containing information about Wink Vavasseur's company, Titor Conglomerate.
The Unfettered: As of High Noon, when Kingston beat Quack for the Grand Championship, Quack feels like he's not the face of the company anymore and thus doesn't have any obligation to take the high road against invaders like GEKIDO.
If you think, for some reason, we're going to stand idly by while you come in here and try to wreck what we have built over the last eleven seasons, I will greet you at the door and I will break your bones.
Skayde was handling the booking of Team Mexico, he tried to extort more money from Chikara and then arranged alternate booking for the members of Team Mexico anyway, causing Chikara to have to find a replacement team and blacklist Skayde
Evil Costume Switch: When he became STIGMA. Of course, no way was his Shane Storm get-up going to work as a Rudo.
Put on a Bus: Lost a match (with the UnStable) against 3.0 where the losing team would be forced to break up. Outside of a one-off appearance at the 10th Anniversary Weekend as Shane Storm and a handful of matches for the Wrestling is Fun spinoff promotion he hasn't been seen since.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Delirious has never been treated like a complete joke, but after being broken out of his Brainwashed and Crazy status of the Eye of Tyr, he has been stalking UltraMantis Black looking for revenge, and come across as a major threat.
Stealth Pun: Nowadays it's harder to figure out why a chubby Mexican guy with a Doctor gimmick has anything to do with him, but back then, remember Cena's old Badass Nickname The Doctor of Thuganomics".
From Nobody to Nightmare: As Equinox, an extremely unremarkable lower midcard face. As Vin Gerard, the Big Bad of season 8 and leader of the UnStable.
Worked Shoot: Vin beat Eddie Kingston clean via STF one day before being released by Chikara in October 2011, giving Kingston his only loss in the tournament to crown the inaugural Grand Champion. Kingston ended up winning the title. Meanwhile, Vin spent some time on other indies releasing tweets and youtube videos demanding a title shot against Kingston, and it seemed as though this was building towards a big, possibly inter-fed, angle. Instead he was abruptly rehired in February 2012, got his title shot, lost in 10 minutes and was re-released.
People Who First Wrestled in 2006
Lethal Joke Character: Sure, he's goofy, but he won the 2007 Young Lion's Cup, the inaugural Rey de Voladores, 1/3 of the winners of 2009 King of Trios, and retired Worker Ant.
Rule of Funny: Player Uno could be paused if someone hit the Start button design on his pants. Ophidian exploited this when the Osirian Portal won the Campeonatos from the Smash Bros by pausing him, then tipping him over and pinning him.
Alter Ego Acting: Matthews and Parker were introduced as 2.0. In 2010, they mysteriously started calling themselves the Badd Boyz, Brad (Shane) and Chadd (Scott.) At Wit, Verve and a Bit o'Nerve, March 20, 2010, there was supposed to be a match between 2.0 and the Badd Boyz, but 2.0 didn't come out. After they were counted out, the Badd Boyz explained that they were 2.0 all along, but they changed their names because they hadn't been winning very often. They then went back to their own names and renamed the team 3.0.
Egyptian Mythology: Always present, but low-key. Until his return in 2013, when it plays in a lot more.
Game Breaking Injury: Was forced to retire in 2011 due to a serious spinal injury suffered in a car crash.
Put on a Bus: After Amasis announced his retirement, Ophidian turned on him and stripped him of his mask. Ophidian would claim he "killed" Amasis and took his soul.
The Bus Came Back: Returned at the 2012 season finale to give Ophidian quite a scare. In the early months of 2013, he taunted Ophidian from the sidelines, before returning to the roster to seek revenge.
Red Baron: "The Funky Pharaoh". Later "The Madjai of the Deities".
Jerkass: One of his schticks was refusing to play along with the normal Chikara tomfoolery. For example when a spontaneous baseball game broke out during a Throwbacks match, instead of playing along he just decked the nearest opponent with an open hand slap. To say nothing of the way he treated Grizzly Redwood when they teamed.
There's also the way he always made a beeline for ring announcer Gavin Loudspeaker, who had to flee for his safety. No reason was ever given for his irrational hatred of him.
The Jannetty: To both Claudio Castagnoli and Ares. They had been a trio called Swiss Money Holding, but Claudio had gone on to become a major fixture in the American independent scene. Ares remained in Europe, and Roudin had actually retired - booking problems with the Tag World Grand Prix 2008 caused Chikara to beg him out of retirement for the show.
Pinkie Sanchez (formerly Carpenter Ant)
Kayfabe: Allegedly left Chikara over a falling out with Quackenbush regarding kayfabe. Quack's very strict about the roster maintaining it, and Pinky loves to talk to the fans after the shows even when he's working heel.
Charlie Brown From Outta Town: Some time after CHIKARAsaurus Rex, he returned as the Mysterious and Handsome Stranger, a take on Dusty Rhodes' Midnight Rider, to get his revenge upon Veronica and Angelosetti. At Under The Hood, he voluntarily unmasked, slopping Veronica. Except this was not the Archibald Peck that walked through North America, but a time displaced version of him. See the Season 11 epilogue below.
Time Travel: And it tends to be triggered by being backfisted. This has happened more than once, most recently being named as the cause for the complication listed above, and is further addressed by Archie himself in his March 7th, 2013 blog.
Stable Time Loop: To explain, Archie was backfisted to the past in a backstage argument with Eddie Kingston prior to his Loser Leaves Town match listed above, becoming the Mysterious and Handsome Stranger. Meanwhile, a second Archie competed in that match and was exiled from CHIKARA. Stranger!Archie appeared a while after Exiled!Archie started his walk, unmasked after slopping Veronica at the Season 11 finale, and was allowed to compete in CHIKARA by reasoning that he was not Exiled!Archie. Stranger!Archie, well aware that he was on borrowed time, still chose to compete against Kingston at the 2nd Stage of the 2013 Tag World Grand Prix, and was backfisted back to that Loser Leaves Town match, becoming Exiled!Archie and presumably closing the loop...
...except the time loop might not be completely closed after all. As the match was going on, a man dressed in Archie's ring gear◊ appeared in the balcony. Whether he is Exiled!Archie, a third Archie entirely, or not even involved in the time loop is currently unknown.
Who's Laughing Now?: After beating up Mr. Touchdown so bad he was disqualified for excessive violence.
With BFFs Like These: After losing to Hallowicked at "Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur," Tim Donst has turned into a rotten partner, treating Jakob increasingly worse (in a way that seriously brings to mind Domestic Abuse), sabotaging his efforts at becoming Young Lions Cup champion, and finally abandoning him to the tender mercies of Eddie Kingston.
Jerk Jock: Though he was listed as a Tecnico for the entirety of season 11 no matter what he did, including killing Sapphire. His status on the roster page was finally changed to Rudo in January of 2013.
Big Bad: Of GEKIDO. He wasn't quite formidable enough to become Big Bad of Chikara entirely.
Both Sides Have a Point: One thing that should be noted about 17 injuring people - all of the injuries he inflicted on others were caused by legal submission holds during legitimate matches, not by post-match assaults. How much moral culpability this absolves him of is totally YMMV though.
Becoming the Mask: Wink Vavasseur, using his "Chikarabermetrics", switched assailANT into The Colony and Soldier Ant into The Swarm. It took most of 2012 for him to lose his rudo habits, but assailANT ended up turning on GEKIDO to join The Colony.
The Big Guy: His tagline on the CHIKARA roster page is "The big, blue bruiser of The Colony" and he refers to himself as the biggest ant in CHIKARA.
Hazy Feel Turn: Although his turn seemed pretty genuine, he's the only wrestler currently on the CHIKARA roster with no stated alignment. And while he seems to be enjoying being part of The Colony, he doesn't seem at all concerned about Soldier Ant. He's also effusive in his praise of the otherwise-despised Wink Vavasseur.
What Happened to the Third Member of D-Corp?: At Under The Hood (December 2012) they came out with a 3rd guy. The 3rd guy went backstage instead of accompanying Max and Blaster to the ring, and then didn't appear again for months.
...until May 18th, 2013, during the Tag World Grand Prix, when he turned up and helped Smashmaster & McMassive brutally beat down the Colony. Sidney Bakabella later revealed on Twitter that his name is Flex Rumblecrunch.
People Who First Wrestled in 2013
The Colony: Xtreme Force (Arctic Rescue Ant, Missile Assault Ant and Orbit Adventure Ant)
Creator's Pets: In-universe. Created by Wink Vavasseur, hyped by Wink Vavasseur, fawned over by Wink Vavasseur, arbitrarily and retroactively declared the Kings of Trios by Wink Vavasseur.
Pokémon Speak: The only things the three seem to be capable of saying are their names. Which they do. Over and over and over again.
Occasionally they say buzzwords instead.
Totally Radical: Parodied. They were created by Wink Vavasseur in response to The Colony's popularity. Their finisher names are like this - for example, Arctic Rescue Ant's Finishing Move, an ordinary Guillotine Legdrop, is called "2Radical MegaAir Tailbone Slammer: Xtreme". And finally, their alignment listed on the roster page isn't rudo or tecnico, it's Totally Radical. Their wrestling style is listed as Awesome.
Staff and other non-wrestlers
The Ace: In addition to being a popular referee and commentator, he's been known to plancha onto a pack of brawling wrestlers to restore order. He can also cut a pretty mean rug.
Expy: Of "Number One" Paul Jones and Paul Ellering.
Fish Out of Temporal Water: He seems to be stuck in the early 90s. At Under The Hood, he called out Herb Abrams. Herb's promotion closed 2 decades ago and Herb is dead. Since then he's made references to working with Fritz Von Erich, The Sheik, and frequently says he's doing the bidding of Toots Mondt. The guy's all over the place.
The Napoleon: He's quite short and his increasingly stupid decisions and demands for respect are implied to be because he's suffering from a bit of this.
Pointy-Haired Boss: Confirmed on the official forums by a new moderator, who said that the reason "Conrad [Vavasseur]'s screwup son" got the job was because Chikara was supposed to be "somewhere no one would notice."
Reassigned to Antarctica: For Wink, Chikara is Antarctica. His father stuck him at a small independent wrestling promotion due to his incomptence elsewhere.
Took a Level in Dumbass: Compare the beginning of 2011, when he sanctioned the Grand Championship, to 2012, when he broke up multiple successful tag teams with his Chikarabermetrics nonsense.