Posted by invizweb on March 19, 2012
The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend. The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend at Madison Square Garden (in the early 2000s, I attended the FILA World Freestyle Wrestling Championships at MSG) . The first World Wrestling Entertainment show I would attend. To say that I had butterflies in my stomach would be an understatement. But when my friends offered me to attend with them, i definitely could say no.
I went to the event with two friends: a female henceforth known as Hobbit and her BigBro. We arrived at 4:47 PM at Madison Square Garden when everyone was scurrying to get in. Security seemed so rushed, they barely checked Hobbit’s bag. Hobbit later remarked that she could have snuck in treats and water. I would reply vodka but she said she prefers tequila. I wouldn’t say we weren’t surprised when we discovered our seats were stools in the back of the balcony area but that’s more of MSG making silly ideas to increase revenue instead of creating a more comfortable experience adding an additional row.
I was also befuddled when Justin Roberts instead of Lilian Garcia appeared. But that is neither here nor there. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by invizweb on October 9, 2008
CHIKARA: All 12 teams confirmed for November’s Tag World Grand Prix!
In just about a month, the CHIKARA gang is heading across the Atlantic to present the Tag World Grand Prix 2008 in conjunction with our pals at Westside Xtreme Wrestling. We’ve locked in 12 great tag teams from around the world – all together, the United States, Japan, England, Scotland, Canada, Egypt, Poland, Holland and Germany will be represented when we hit Oberhausen in November! In addition to which, some of the world’s finest mat men will be on hand in non-tourney action – we’re talking about the likes of Johnny Saint, Mike Quackenbush and Claudio Castagnoli!
Appearing in tournament action at the Tag World Grand Prix 2008:
~Representing CHIKARA in the Tag World Grand Prix 2008!~
–The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant)
–2.0 (Jagged & Shane Matthews)
–The Osirian Portal (Ophidian & Amasis)
–F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor & Icarus)
–The UnStable (Vin Gerard & STIGMA)
~Representing 1PW in the Tag World Grand Prix 2008!~
–The Fight Club (Jimmie James & Kid Fight)
~Representing wXw in the Tag World Grand Prix 2008!~
-wXw Tag Team Champions Doug Williams & Martin Stone
–The Revolution Purple (Lazio Fe & Adam Polak)
–Crimson City Saga (Tommy End & Zack Sabre, Jr.)
–Thumbtack Jack & Bernd Fohr
–Team World of Sport (Johnny Kidd & Robbie Brookside)
–The International Airforce (Kota Ibushi & Pac)
Posted in CHIKARA, Pro Wrestling | Tagged: Chuck Taylor, Claudio Castagnoli, Doug Williams, Johnny Kidd, Johnny Saint, Kota Ibushi, Mike Quackenbush, PAC, Robbie Brookside | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on October 5, 2008
Back in July, CHIKARA issued a challenge to a dozen promotions from around the world – and Big Japan Wrestling answered the call! On October 18th and 19th, both Easton and Philadelphia will get a taste of BJW action as the company’s stars clash with CHIKARA’s finest in a 2-day event unlike anything we’ve ever staged before!
Together, CHIKARA and Big Japan Wrestling will present the Global Gauntlet, which starts in Easton with a “Best of 5” series of singles matches. All in all, 8 matches will make up the card this Saturday in Easton, which features:
These matches will be part of the “Best of 5 Series:”
Ryuji Ito vs. Mike Quackenbush
Katsumasa Inoue vs. Hallowicked
Yuji Okabayashi vs. Ultimo Breakfast
Jaki Numazawa vs. UltraMantis Black
Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Brodie Lee
Posted in CHIKARA, Pro Wrestling | Tagged: Brodie Lee, Colin Delaney, Daisuke Sekimoto, Hallowicked, Jaki Numazawa, Katsumasa Inoue, Mike Quackenbush, Ryuji Ito, Ultimo Breakfast, UltraMantis Black, Yuji Okabayashi | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on September 15, 2008
Back in July, CHIKARA issued a challenge to a dozen promotions from around the world – and Big Japan Wrestling answered the call! On October 18th and 19th, both Easton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will get a taste of BJW action as the company’s stars clash with CHIKARA’s finest in a 2-day event unlike anything we’ve ever staged before! Today, we are thrilled to announce that the team captain for Big Japan Wrestling – none other than Ryuji Ito himself has chosen CHIKARA’s team captain, “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush to face him in Easton!
Together, CHIKARA and Big Japan Wrestling will present the Global Gauntlet, which starts in Easton with a “Best of 5” series of singles matches. This first competition will see 5 of the 7 members of Team Big Japan face off, one-on-one, with 5 members of the CHIKARA roster. To level the playing field between the two nights, we’re making these provisions regarding the action on Night 1:
-The “Best of 5 series” will be officiated by a referee from CHIKARA.
-The BJW wrestlers will handpick their opponents for the 5 matches.
Then, on Night 2 (in Philly), we’ll offer up a giant 7 vs. 7 winner-stays-on gauntlet match, pitting all the members of Team BJW against a team put together by CHIKARA. The following provisions will govern this match:
-The Gauntlet match will be officiated by a referee from BJW.
-The BJW team will determine the order of entry into the match first, CHIKARA will then determine the order of entry for their participants, ordered by the respective team captains (Ito & Quackenbush). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in CHIKARA, Current Events, Lucha Libre, Pro Wrestling | Tagged: Big Japan Wrestling, Mike Quackenbush, Ryuji Ito | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on August 29, 2008
Our September 21st Ohio debut is less than a month away, and tickets are moving fast already! With only 200 seats in-house, and a chunk of them already sold, there’s no better time than the present to head to our online store and snap up your advance tickets! Plus, there are specially priced tickets for kids, so feel free to bring the young ones for an afternoon of luchatastic fun!
We’ve got two of the afternoon’s 8 matches already locked in and announced for your review:
~First Meeting Ever~
El Oriental [AAA] vs. Claudio Castagnoli [CHIKARA]
~Singles Face Off~
Icarus vs. Sami Callihan
Posted in CHIKARA, Combat Sports, Current Events, Lucha Libre, North American Indies | Tagged: Claudio Castagnoli, Oriental | Leave a Comment »