These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Badass Decay: 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 turning face.
combatANT was the first member of GEKIDO to get noticed and picked up their first few wins. After that, absolutely nothing.
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.
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. Then...
The Torneo Cibernetico between Team CHIKARA (UltraMantis Black/Eddie Kingston/Icarus/Larry Sweeney/Jigsaw/Mike Quackenbush/STIGMA/Hallowicked) and the BDK (Ares/Claudio Castagnoli/Tursas/Sara Del Rey/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.
Dork Age: Ryan Cruz (of the North Star Express)'s "Version 2" gimmick of being a Matt Hardy rip-off.
Draco in Leather Pants: 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 "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.
Ensemble Darkhorse: 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
MST3K Mantra: Why they would give a team called "Incoherence" promo time when nothing they'd say would make any sense or even resemble words.
Narm: Jigsaw's promo on Armdrags to Riches, due to his delivery and some rather unfortunately phrased sentences ("we've done everything you can possibly do in a ring together!").
Replacement Scrappy: 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 Dragon Gate USA and other indies.
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: 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 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 My God, What Have I Done?.
The Scrappy: "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.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: 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.
The Woobie: 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.
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.