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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 Wrestling/{{The Colony|Wrestling}}'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://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.

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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 Wrestling/{{The Colony|Wrestling}}'s search for Soldier Ant, 3.0's search for Archibald Peck, Wrestling/ArchibaldPeck, 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://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.

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** The 2008 Season Premiere ''Two Eyebrows Are Better Than One'', January 27, 2008, was supposed to have been held at [[http://www.moravian.edu Moravian College]] in Bethlehem, PA but had to be moved to the American Legion Hall in Hellertown. The second match was a [[MeleeATrois Three-Way-Dance]] with Hydra, Zombie Plantain (a creation of Dr. Cube as an EvilCounterpart to the popular Heroes team Los Platanos) and The Moravian Greyhound, some guy in a greyhound suit, since Moravian College's teams are called The Greyhounds. The match ended with Hydra and Zombie Plantain double-chokeslamming the Greyhound and both pinning him, with Hydra being declared the winner.


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://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.

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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 Wrestling/{{The Colony|Wrestling}}'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://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.


->[[AC:"Madame de Staël said, "In life, one must choose between [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} boredom]] and [[{{Wrestling/TNA}} suffering]]." de Staël is dead. [[TakeAThirdOption There is always an alternative.]]"]]

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->[[AC:"Madame de Staël said, "In life, one must choose between [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} boredom]] and [[{{Wrestling/TNA}} [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling suffering]]." de Staël is dead. [[TakeAThirdOption There is always an alternative.]]"]]



** The ''King of Trios'' tournaments have regularly featured teams from other promotions, including Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}[[note]]Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr, Hotstuff Hernandez and Homicide of LAX[[/note]] [[GarbageWrestler Big Japan Pro Wrestling]], Osaka Pro, Kaientai Dojo, El Dorado, IPW: UK, BSE (Blood Sweat and Ears in Canada), IWS (International Wrestling Syndicate in Canada), [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]][[note]]Wrestling/{{Demolition}} and Wrestling/TheOneManGang in 2008[[/note]], EPIC WAR, [=F1RST=], Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Perros del Mal, Wrestling/DragonGate, Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling[[note]]Wrestling/AJStyles and The Young Bucks of Wrestling/BulletClub[[/note]] and Wrestling/{{ECW}}[[note]]Wrestling/StevieRichards, Wrestling/{{Nova}} and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie of the blue World order[[/note]].

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** The ''King of Trios'' tournaments have regularly featured teams from other promotions, including Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}[[note]]Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr, [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]][[note]]Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr, Hotstuff Hernandez and Homicide of LAX[[/note]] [[GarbageWrestler Big Japan Pro Wrestling]], Osaka Pro, Kaientai Dojo, El Dorado, IPW: UK, BSE (Blood Sweat and Ears in Canada), IWS (International Wrestling Syndicate in Canada), [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]][[note]]Wrestling/{{Demolition}} and Wrestling/TheOneManGang in 2008[[/note]], EPIC WAR, [=F1RST=], Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Perros del Mal, Wrestling/DragonGate, Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling[[note]]Wrestling/AJStyles and The Young Bucks of Wrestling/BulletClub[[/note]] and Wrestling/{{ECW}}[[note]]Wrestling/StevieRichards, Wrestling/{{Nova}} and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie of the blue World order[[/note]].


* TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil: 2014 had ''tecnicos'' (The Colony, The Throwbacks, The Spectral Envoy, etc.), ''rudos'' (Chuck Taylor, Juan Francisco de Coronado, The Bloc Party, etc.) and...The Flood.

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* TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil: 2014 TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil:
** After Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes formed at the end of 2009, the roster page was changed from ''Tecnicos'', ''Rudos'' and ''Staff'' to ''Tecnicos'', ''Rudos'', ''Bruderschaft'' and ''Staff.''
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had ''tecnicos'' (The Colony, The Throwbacks, The Spectral Envoy, etc.), ''rudos'' (Chuck Taylor, Juan Francisco de Coronado, The Bloc Party, etc.) and...The Flood.


* LegionOfDoom: The Flood, an alliance of GEKIDO, Dr. Cube's Posse, Sinn Bodhi's Odditorium, BDK, Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew, The Colony: Xtreme Force (A unit of Condor operatives) and Jimmy Jacobs alongside Condor operatives Volgar and Callux (with Eddie Kingston later taking Callux's place) certainly gave off this vibe.


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* MatryoshkaObject: The Flood, an alliance of GEKIDO, Dr. Cube's Posse, Sinn Bodhi's Odditorium, BDK, Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew, The Colony: Xtreme Force (A unit of Condor operatives) and Jimmy Jacobs alongside Condor operatives Volgar and Callux (with Eddie Kingston later taking Callux's place) certainly gave off this vibe.


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze as part of the BDK. As of 2016, this dynamic has been inherited by Wrestling/HeidiLovelace and Princess [=KimberLee=].

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze as part of the BDK. As of 2016, this dynamic has been inherited by Wrestling/HeidiLovelace [[Wrestling/RubyRiott Heidi Lovelace]] and Princess [=KimberLee=].


* CurbStompBattle: Eddie Kingston does this to people a lot. Notable examples include his feuds against Lince Dorado in season seven, Tim Donst in season six, and BLK-OUT vs. The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple at King of Trios '08. In 2010 the all-girl team of Death Haze beat former Campeones De Parejas the Osirian Portal in 5 minutes. (Death Haze later themselves lost in that exact time to the Colony, but the match was intended to go 15+ minutes before Daizee suffered a legit broken nose from a Fire Ant kick and they stopped it early)

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* CurbStompBattle: Eddie Kingston does this to people a lot. Notable examples include his feuds against Lince Dorado in season seven, Tim Donst in season six, and BLK-OUT vs. The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple at King of Trios '08. In 2010 the all-girl team of Death Haze beat former Campeones De Parejas the Osirian Portal Wrestling/TheOsirianPortal in 5 minutes. (Death Haze later themselves lost in that exact time to the Colony, but the match was intended to go 15+ minutes before Daizee suffered a legit broken nose from a Fire Ant kick and they stopped it early)


* AerithAndBob: The Death Match Kings at ''King of Trios 2009'' were Necro Butcher, Brain Damage and..."Mr. Insanity" Toby Klein.

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* AerithAndBob: The Death Match Kings at ''King of Trios 2009'' were Necro Butcher, Wrestling/NecroButcher, Brain Damage and..."Mr. Insanity" Toby Klein.


* ViewersAreGeniuses: Simply being able to keep up with the numerous {{Shout Out}}s and {{Take That}}s in an average event, from the wrestlers AND the announcers, requires a ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' meets Creator/QuentinTarantino meets Wrestling/JoeyStyles-level of cultural and wrestling literacy and attention span.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Simply being able to keep up with the numerous [[ReferenceOverdosed numerous]] {{Shout Out}}s and {{Take That}}s in an average event, from the wrestlers AND the announcers, requires a ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' meets Creator/QuentinTarantino meets Wrestling/JoeyStyles-level of cultural and wrestling literacy and attention span.

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** Season 19 takes its show titles from either Hong Kong action movies or ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' books.


** The theming for each King of Trios from Season 14 onwards uses a specific reference as its shout out:
*** 2014: ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''
*** 2015: ''Film/HarryPotter''
*** 2016: ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
*** 2017: ''Series/GameOfThrones''
*** 2018: ''Franchise/StarWars''
*** 2019: ''[[{{Music/Queen}} A Night At The Opera]]''



** Most Season 16 shows take their names from the second installments of various film franchises.

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** Most Season 16 shows take their names from the second installments of various film franchises. Those that don't take their names from various song titles.


!!! "[=Tropecast=]-A-Go-Go":

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!!! !! "[=Tropecast=]-A-Go-Go":


** Crossbones, who vanished in early 2010 and was absent for about a year and a half, made his return in a Big Damn Heroes moment to help Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}} against Sinn Bodhi and The Batiri. He now makes occasional appearances.

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** Crossbones, Wrestling/{{Crossbones|TheWrestler}}, who vanished in early 2010 and was absent for about a year and a half, made his return in a Big Damn Heroes moment to help Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}} against Sinn Bodhi and The Batiri. He now makes occasional appearances.


** 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, wasn't invited back, and didn't show up again outside of a video package 'til May of 2017.

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** Saturyne [[Wrestling/HaniaTheHowlingHuntress 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, wasn't invited back, and didn't show up again outside of a video package 'til May of 2017.

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