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CHIKARA 22 (8/16/03)

Match No. 1: Jack Marciano beat Gran Akuma via DQ

Match No. 2: Blind Rage beat Jolly Roger

Match No. 3: UltraMantis beat Hallowicked

Match No. 4: Eddie Kingston beat Icarus

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush & Sumie Sakai beat the Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach)

CHIKARA 21: Tag World Grand Prix (7/26/03)

Match No. 1: Gran Akuma beat Eddie Kingston.

Match No. 2: American Gigolo beat Jolly Roger.

Match No. 3 : Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO) vs. The Night Shift (Hallowicked & Blind Rage) in the Tag World Grand Prix final. Hallowicked and Mantis start things. They trade moves before tagging in ZERO and Rage. ZERO uses a straight jacket camel clutch on Rage. Rage then takes a nasty back drop to the floor. Rage catches Mantis with a back suplex. Rage with a huge suplex on Mantis. Heels then give him a double suplex. Mantis finally makes the hot tag. ZERO cleans house. Hallowicked catches him with a swinging neckbreaker followed by a sitout powerslam. Rage uses a reverse suplex on Mantis. Mantis then applies a ground octopus hold on Rage. Rage puts Mantis in a stepover toehold facelock (STF) but ZERO breaks it up. Mantis and ZERO give Rage a last shaven unicorn cutter but he kicks out. Hallowicked then hits a super fisherman’s buster on ZERO for the pin. Heels continue the beating after the match. Icarus and Grand Akuma make the save. Match started out slow, but good action leading up to the finish. Rating: ***

Match No. 4: Icarus vs. Jack Marciano. Camera focuses on one of Icarus’ terrible tattoos. They do a test of strength and Marciano pulls the hair. Referee Bryce Remsburg then pulls Marciano’s hair. Nice chain wrestling before Marciano takes a nice bump through the ropes. Marciano snaps Icarus’ throat over the top rope. Marciano hits inverted ddt on Icarus. Nice move by Marciano as he steps on the hair of Icarus and then pulls his arms. Pretty good dropkick by Icarus. Icarus hits a samurai ddt. Marciano with a wheelbarrow dropkick but Icarus kicks out. Marciano to the top. He misses a moonsault. Icarus then hits a springboard backflip three-quarter facelock falling reverse DDT (Shiranui). Kingston distracts the Remsburg. Icraus then takes out Kingston and Icarus hits a hurricanrana for the pin. This was on of the matches of the year in 2003 in CHIKARA and while it wasn’t spectacular it was pretty damn good for a couple of guys early in their career. Rating: ***1/2

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush, Sumie Sakai & DJ Skittlez beat The Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach) & Mercedes Martinez two falls to one.

CHIKARA 20: Tag World Grand Prix (7/5/03)

Match No. 1: The Night Shift (Hallowicked & Blind Rage) vs. Brad Bradley & Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs is over doing his Bruiser Brody gimmick yelling Huss. Bradley gorilla presses Jacobs and tosses him to the floor, where he hits a plancha on The Night Shift. Bradley then follows with a dive over the top rope (Tope Suicido). Blind Rage with a nice reverse suplex on Jacobs. Shoddy camera work and poor lighting make this one hard to follow. Heels working over Jacobs. Bradley gets the hot tag and cleans house. Bradley does rocket launcher with Jacobs splashing Rage. Bradley does a jacknife powerbomb on Hallowicked followed by a side slam (Air Raid Crash) on Rage. Rage then hits a rolling reverse prawn hold on Jacobs for the pin. Decent match, hard to see, Jacobs was over for a guy likely not seen before in this territory. Rating: **1/2

Match No. 2: The Superfriends (Mike Quackenbush & Chris Hero) vs. Skayda & Arakencito. Since Arakencito is a mini, he only needs to pin Quack or Hero with a two count; they must pin him with a four count. Quack and Arakencito open and trade holds and reversals on the mat. Quack catches the mini with a cerebro lock. Hero working over the Skyda’s legs. Skyda reverses it and grabs a single leg grapevine. Skyda putting on a clinic with several holds. Nice chain wrestling by Quack and the mini, who hits a flip dive over the top rope (Tope con Hilo). Hero with a big elbow on Skayda. Skayda does several arm drags and then a drop kick that sends him outside the ring. Nice suplex by Quack on the mini, followed by an elbow. Quack gets him in a standing scorpion deathlock. Hero tags in and punishes the mini’s legs. Quack misses a senton dive from the top rope. Mini to the top. He does a 450 splash but Quack kicks out at one. Quack hits a tiger driver but the Mini kicks out at three. Skayda working over Quack, hitting a twisting face slam. Skayda uses an abdominal stretch but hero breaks it up. Quack hits a black tornado driver. He goes for a move outside, but the mini cuts him off. Hero tags in and the mini headbutts him in the arm. Hero then clotehslines the hell out of the little guy, who then gives him a jawbreaker. He then gives Hero a super jawbreaker from the top rope. Hero gives him a brainbuster, followed by a hangman’s clutch for the tap. Real good technical action, crowd not into it much unfortunately. Rating: ***

Match No. 3: Team F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma & Icarus) vs. The Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach). Akuma and Rohrschach open. Jigsaw then tags in as does Icarus. They goof around with a mirror spot before Icarus clotheslines him over the top rope. Akuma hits a tope to the floor. Heels now working over Icarus. He nearly gets the hot tag. More working over Icarus. Jigsaw misses a corkscrew senton. Icarus finally makes the hot tag. Akuma cleans house. The Conundrum with a crazy double team belly-to-back piledriver on Akuma. Rohrschach uses a swining frankensteiner on Icarus followed by a victory roll, but Akuma breaks it up. After a blown spot, Akuma backdrops Rohrschach to the floor. Akuma then hits a high cross body block on Jigsaw for the pin. Pretty decent match for guys very early in their career. Rating: **1/2

Match No. 4: Jolly Roger & American Gigolo vs. Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO). Looks like match is joined in progress. ZERO working over Roger early. These two are working well together. Gigolo now working Mantis. Apparently Gigolo worked for AAA in Mexico although I’ve never heard of him before. Roger with a nice hip toss into a sitout power bomb (hip toss driver). Things getting a bit sloppy. ZERO gets the hot tag. But he gets caught in an overhead abdominal stretch by Gigolo. ZERO and Mantis then catch Roger with a double cutter (Last Shaven Unicorn) for the pin. Decent match, but a bit sloppy, open must have sucked if they cut it and finish came out of nowhere. Rating: **

Match No. 5: Swiss Money Holding (Claudio Castagnoli & Ares) vs. Senior Assault Team (Melvin Snodgrass & Lester Crabtree). This may be Castagnoli’s first U.S. appearance. Very quick squash as Ares holds Lester and Castagnoli hits a neckbreaker (Cash Flow) for the pin. Rating: **

Match No. 6: The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) vs. Mercedes Martinez & Sumie Sakai. Marciano gets a slap to the face by Martinez. Marciano then gives her a snap mare by the hair (Hair Mare). She gives him a huge hip toss and then a slam. She then works him over. Sakai does a cross body block to the outside (Plancha Suicida). Girls doubleteam the heels. Sakai puts Marciano in the camel clutch. Heels all over Sakai. Nice snap suplex by Marciano. Sakai recovers and gives Marciano a drop toe hold into the corner and then two drop kicks from up top. He then catches her in a backbreaker. Marciano misses a frog splash and Sukai makes the hot tag. Mercedes with a nice swinging ddt on Kingston. Sakai hits a moonsault press but the ref is distracted. Sakai witha nice satellite headscissors on Marciano. She also does the same to Kingston. She then gives him a hurricanrana. But she accidentally dropkicks Martinez and then Kingston schoolboys her for the pin. Pretty good match, Wild Cards work the crowd very well. After the match, Martinez takes out Sakai. Rating: **1/2

Match No. 7: The Night Shift (Hallowicked & Blind Rage) vs. Team F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma & Icarus). Icarus and Blind Rage open. Both are sporting new looks from the first year. Icarus lost the mask and that was actually a bad thing as the long red hair is not a good look. Hallowicked hits a nice ddt on Akuma. Icarus and Rage trade some nice moves. Rage hits a sto. Icarus with some loud lariats on Rage and then a swinging ddt. Rage hits a crucifix sitout powerbomb (Niagara Driver) on Icarus. Hallowicked hits a frankensteiner on Akuma. Action starts to pick up. Hallowicked then hits a sitout powerbomb (Michinoku Driver) for the pin as Rage holds his legs down from outside the ring. Pretty good match with some real good moves. Rating: ***

Match No. 8: Swiss Money Holding (Claudio Castagnoli & Ares) vs. The Superfriends (Mike Quackenbush & Chris Hero). Claudio and Quack open things. Quack gets Claudio in a stretch muffler. Hero and Ares in. They do a nice sequence led by Hero. Quack back in. He wraps the arms and legs of Ares in a la nieblina. Claudio gets Hero in a body scissor. They do a crazy move where they are tied up upside down and the slap each other in the face several times. Quack catches Claudio in a pendulum and he rams his head into the bottom turnbuckle. Quack and Claudio get on their partners’ shoulders and trade some spots. Claudio with a pair of nice european uppercuts on Hero. Quack with a nice flip dive (Tope con Hilo) followed by a dive (Tope Suicido) by Claudio. Hero then hits a corkscrew tope to the floor. Heels hit a combo sto and russian leg sweep on Quack. Ares picks up Claudio and he spears Quack in the corner (tandem spear). Match dragging and things starting to get sloppy. Ares chokes Hero with his tie. Hero avoids the tandem spear and counters with a double power bomb. Ares hits a swinging neckbreaker on Hero. Heels working over Hero. Hero catches Ares with a cradle back suplex. Hero makes the hot tag. Quack with a tornado ddt on Claudio followed by a senton. Ares breaks it up. Ares hits a gorrilla press sitout powerbomb (Michinoku Driver) on Quack. Ares does an airplane spin drop (Pyramid Drop) on Hero. Heels hit the Cash Flow on Quack but he kicks out. Hero hits an inverted swinging neckbreaker (Hero’s Welcome) but Ares kicks out. Quack and Hero do a double Hero’s Welcome but Claudio makes the save. Hero applies stepover toehold inverted crevatte (Hangman’s Clutch) while Claudio puts Quack in a bridging cobra clutch (Swiss Sleeper Hold) and the bell rings. Turns out it is a time limit draw. Both team are eliminated from the tournament. For booking reasons, match had to go 30 minutes, but damn did it drag and lose the crowd. Guys did some great moves but lacking several things to make it outstanding match. Rating: ***

Match No. 9: The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) vs. Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO). Heels attack at the bell. Marciano with a double axe handle to the back of Mantis. Mantis with a nice flip dive (Tope con Hilo) on Marciano. Kingston with a nice lariat on Zero. Heels working over Zero in the corner. Wild Cards using great heel tactics keeping Zero from tagging. Marciano with a side indian deathlock on Zero. Zero finally makes the hot tag and Mantis cleans house. Heels then work him over hitting a double sto. Mantis with a nice double underhook sitout facebuster (Reverse Tiger Driver). Marciano with a huge yakuza kick on Zero. Marciano with a knee from the top as Kingston holds Mantis but Zero makes the save. Kingston with a nice uranage suplex. Match skips forward. With Kingston on the top rope, Mantis goes for some kind of double underhook toss. Kingston lands awkwardly and grabs his balls in pain. Zero covers him for the pin. No idea what happened nor why they skipped right to the finish, which lowers the match rating. Rating: ***

CHIKARA 19: You Be The Booker! (6/13/03)

Match No. 1: Reckless Youth beat Mike Kruel via DQ.

Match No. 2: Icarus beat Hallowicked in Sudden Death Rules match.

Match No. 3: The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) beat Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO).

Match No. 4: Jigsaw beat Gran Akuma.

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush & Blind Rage wrestled to 30-minute draw in Best of 3 match.

CHIKARA 18: Aniversario (5/24/03)

Match No. 1: Double Jeopardy Battle Royal. First two are Ninja and Lester Crabtree. Clowning early. Ninja with a huge chop on Lester. Love Bug next in the ring. Love Bug throws out Ninja. Lester starts beating on Bug. Brock Singleton next in the ring. He throws out Bug who takes a nasty bump on his head. Dragonfly next in the ring. Lester pokes Brock in the eyes. Brock drops Lester with a clothesline. Marshal Law next in the ring. Marshal throws Lester out. Melvin Snodgrass next in the ring. Brock and Law doubleteaming Dragonfly. Mike Kruel is in next. Dragonfly jumps on Brock who throws him over the top rope. Jolly Roger is next in the ring. Brock throws out Melvin. Reckless Youth next in the ring. Law and Brock throw Jolly Roger out of the ring. Brock turns on Marshal and clotheslines him out of the ring. Then Reckless Youth and Mike Kruel eliminate Brock to win the Battle Royal and will wrestle later. Semi-entertaining opener. Rating: **

Match No. 2: Private Eye vs. Phantasmo. This is a grudge match as the two have split their matches on the previous two cards. Phantasmo cuts a promo in Spanish. Nobody understands him. Phantasmo jumps Eye at the bell. He gives him a clothesline for a near fall. Phantasmo to the top rope. He misses a senton. Phantasmo back up top. He hits a cross body block for a two count. Phantasmo goes for an hurricanrana but Eye catches him with a power bomb. Eye throws powder at Phantasmo. Then hits a ddt for the pin. Another match that was semi-entertaining. Rating: **

Match No. 3: DJ Skittlez vs. Blind Rage. Match stipulation is the winner picks the loser’s entrance music. Rage with a dive on Skittlez as he comes through the curtain. They trade punches. Skittlez the face is getting booed. Decent dropkick by Rage. Brainbuster by Rage who has a new look since the last televised CHIKARA card. Skittlez misses a senton after nearly falling off the top rope twice. Rage puts him in a camel clutch. Skittlez hits an atomic drop, then a clothesline followed by a backdrop. Skittlez back to the top where he hits a flying clothesline. Rage with a stepover toehold facelock (STF) but Skittlez makes the ropes. Skittlez then puts Rage in the STF. Rage with a running powerbomb into an STF. Big headbutt by Rage. From the top rope, Skittlez hits a spinning powerbomb for the pin. Not bad. Rating: **1/2

Match No. 4: Mike Kruel vs. Reckless Youth in Double Jeopardy match. They trade arm bars and escape early. Release german suplex by Kruel. Kruel then hits a decent suplex. And a huge knee to the midsection. Double clothesline puts both guys down. Knee from the top rope by Youth. Kruel hits a neckbreaker on Youth. Leg sweep by Youth followed by a nice flog splash. Kruel kicks out. Huge forearm by Kruel. He goes to the top rope but Youth catches him with a ddt. Kruel gets his leg on the rope. Youth charges him in the corner, Kruel drops on him and puts his feet on the ropes for the pin. Slow early, picked up and turned into decent match. Rating: ***

Match No. 5: Team F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma & Icarus), Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO) & Mike Quackenbush vs. The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano), The Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach) & Hallowicked. UltraMantis and Hallowicked open things. Audio is terrible on the camera from the balcony. Mantis works the arm. Quack tagged in. Jigsaw now in. He works Quack’s arm. Quack escapes with a break dance move. It looks like he goes for one of his Lightning Lock’s, but Rorschach breaks it up. Quack gives both members of the Conundrum an atomic drop and then a double single leg boston crab. Quack tags in Zero. He works on Rorschach who then tags in Kingston. Zero works the arm. Zero tags in Akuma who works the arm. Kingston tags in Marciano and Akuma tags in Icarus. What’s up with the hair. No wonder he was under the hood the first year. Marciano has Icarus in a dragon sleeper type move but Icarus flips over and then catches Jack in the same move. Jack breaks it up with a pair of knees. They do the comedy spot where Kingston has his back turned and Jack gives him the arm of Icarus and he works it up and down. Next is Mantis. They try the move on Quack but he reverses it and gives Kingston his partner’s arm. Kingston works the arm and Marciano gets pissed. Great spot. Heels argue and Quack eggs them on. Heels make up. Quack then nails Marciano with a loud palm strike and a couple of chops. Quack with some nice moves. He does a headscissors into a roll that puts Marciano over the top rope. More comedy as Quack smacks Marciano in the back and he makes it look like Rorschach did it. Heels fight some more. Rorschach blames some kid at ringside and they mess with him. Kingston takes his hat and throws it. Back in the ring, Zero and Jigsaw go at it. Another comedy spot where they run the ropes until they get tired before Zero superkicks Jigsaw in the ass and out the ring. Icarus in against Kingston. Eddie hits some big chops but gets caught in an arm drag, satellite headscissors, monkey flip and senton by Icarus. He did all his moves in one sequence. Rorschach slams Icarus but he recovers and tags in Mantis. They trade arm rags. Huge atomic drop by Mantis. Hallowicked tags in against Akuma. They do some crazy spot where all 10 guys spin around like they are doing a leg sweep and then jump in tandem. Akuma with a nice spinning headscissors. Kingston tags in and drops Akuma on his head with a release german suplex. That had to hurt. Jigsaw in. Now Hallowicked. Heels do a bunch of doubleteams on Akuma. Jigsaw leapfrogs Rorschach and then leg drops Akuma in a nice spot. Kingston back in. He continues the beating on Akuma. Missed spot as Marciano goes for a cross body block and takes out Akuma’s knees. Marciano with an elbow from the top rope. Kind of weak. Akuma goes for the hot tag. Mantis takes out several heels before tagging Quack who nails Jigsaw with a huge dropkick. Icarus goes for springboad backflip ddt type move but he lands on Kingston’s shoulder. Marciano hits a knee from the top rope and then Kingston plants him with a slam. Crazy move where the heels hold arms and then toss Rorschach high in the air before he comes down hard on Icarus. Nice dropkick on Marciano by Icarus and then he makes the tag. Zero cleans house. He then hits a tope on Kingston which doesn’t look that impressive in the small ring. Mantis and Rorschach with some nice dives to the floor. Marciano also does a dive and Akuma nearly kills himself with a corkscrew dive. Hallowicked’s turn with a dive. Quack does a nice springboard spining dive to the floor. Time for the chain wrestling. The kind where all 10 guys put each other in submissions one after the other. The last guy in the chain then breaks the hold and puts one on the last guy at the other end. They finally break it. Another cool spot. Marciano fucks up another move. Quack has some problems as well as his mule kick nearly misses. He then gives Marciano a palm strike and a double foot stomp. Zero hits a sitout powerbomb on Rorschach. Jigsaw with a long distance dropkick on Zero and then he does a flip dive to the floor. Kingston hits Icarus with a capture suplex. Icarus then hits a ddt. Rorschach hits a nice northern lights suplex followed by a second. Mantis then gives him a sitout double under backbreaker. Hallowicked with a sitout power bomb on Akuma. Akuma then hits a suplex into a sitout powerbomb. Now comes another group spot as there are five simultaneous pin attempts. Quack has Marciano in an abdominal stretch but Kingston gives Akuma a leg sweep and his legs hit Quack and he breaks the hold. Wildcards give Akuma a double russian leg sweep but Quack breaks it up. Marciano and Kingston are back-to-back and they go to give Quack and Akuma power bombs but they grab hands. Then both hit hurricanranas. Another group pin attempt as the Conundrum roll up the faces and the Wild Cards get on top. The Wild Cards hold the faces and the Conondrum go for superkicks but Quack and Akuma duck. Great double surfboard by Quack and Akuma. Great double team roll up by the Conundrum. Suicide dives by Quack and Akuma. Sitout powerbomb by Hallowicked on Icarus. Icarus then hits a springboard backflip three-quarter facelock inverted ddt but Rorschach makes the save. Nice doubelteam work by Conundrum on Ultra/ZERO. Zero and Mantis then give Jigsaw and Rorschach back to back double underhook piledrivers. Somehow, they kick out. Wildcards and Ultra/ZERO square off. Kingston with a suplex that looks like a capture into a side slam. He then gives Zero a huge boot to the face. Kingston gives Zero a windmill ddt. Mantis then gives Kingston side suplex. Zero with a sitout reverse power bomb on Marciano. Another group submission spot. Things starting to get crazy. Hallowicked with a nasty superplex on Icarus. Jigsaw with a corkscrew dive on Icarus. Finally, Quack puts Jigsaw in what looks to be the crossface over the shoulder cloverleaf (Lightning Lock) for the submission. These guys put on one hell of a show. Sure they botched a couple of spots but the choreographing and the moves used for a bunch of very young wrestlers was nothing short of damn impressive. Rating: ***1/2

After the match, Quack cuts a promo. He talks about being an alternative and he then thanks the fans for their support.

CHIKARA 17 (5/10/03)

Match No. 1: Senior Assault Team (Melvin Snodgrass & Lester Crabtree) beat the Wildcards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano).

Match No. 2: Phantasmo beat Private Eye.

Match No. 3: Icarus beat Brock Singleton.

Match No. 4: Blind Rage beat DJ Skittlez.

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush, Gran Akuma & Mister ZERO beat Hallowicked, Rorschach & Robbie Ellis.

CHIKARA 16 (4/12/03)

Match No. 1: Blind Rage beat DJ Skittlez.

Match No. 2: Private Eye beat Phantasmo.

Match No. 3: Hallowicked beat Icarus to retain Young Lions Cup.

Match No. 4: Gran Akuma beat Jolly Roger.

Match No. 5: Ultra/ZERO (UltraMantis & Mister ZERO) & Mike Quackenbush vs. The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) & Rorschach. Quack and Marciano start things. Quack grapevines the legs and gets a cross face right away. Jump cut. Quack now unloading on Marciano. He gets a sleeper but Marciano breaks it up by ramming him into the turnbuckle. Another jump cut as now Zero is laying the boots to Kingston sitting in the corner. He then gives Kingston some facewashes and a running big boot to the face. Zero is one of my favorite CHIKARA wrestlers. Hilarious gimmick and he’s pretty sound technically for his time in the business. Kingston is also great early. Zero gets an armbar but Kingston reaches the ropes. Mantis tags in against Rorschach. Hugh hip toss by Mantis followed by a clothesline to the floor. He goes to the top and does a flip suicide dive to the floor. Another jump cut. Zero and Kingston in the ring. Marcino distracts Zero and Kingston gives him a lariat. Wild Cards give Zero a double russian leg sweep. Rorschach tags in. He gives Zero a leg lariat. Followed by a suplex. Heels all over Zero in the corner. Zero gives both Wild Cards a clothesline but he gets superkicked by Rorschach. Another jump cut. Marciano on top of Zero. He goes for a moonsault but misses. Fans into it as Zero makes the hot tag to Quack. He cleans house and there is another fucking jump cut. Enough already. Marciano gives Mantis a spinning bulldog. Mantis recovers and then gives Kingston a death valley driver. Rorschach makes the save. Quack all over him. They are now the legal men, I guess. Quack gets nailed with a hurricanrana from the middle rope. And a second. Quack does a crazy handstand springboard onto the apron. He then does a springboard swinging ddt (Tail of the Dragon) for a near fall. Kingston holds Quack on his shoulders, Marciano gives him a knee from the top rope and Kingston slams him. I’m sure they have a name for that move. Rorschach hits a splash and count gets broken up. Quack with a suplex on Marciano, then Quack and Mantis give him another. Quack and Mantis give him a third suplex but it knocks down Zero. Weak looking spot as Marciano gives Zero a leg trip onto Marciano’s knee. Rorschach nearly rolls up Zero. Crazy spot in the corner as Kingston goes to power bomb Zero in the corner. Quack gets on Zero’s back as Rorschach climbs to the top. Quack then gives him a superplex. Marciano and Zero are in the same position and Marciano then gives Mantis a sunset flip powerbomb. Zero finally backdrops Kingston and Quack hits a senton. Kingston kicks out. Quack with a suicide dive onto Rorschach in the third row. Kingston then unmasks Zero and the heels get disqualified. Decent match but not shown in its entirety. Standard Lucha finish that isn’t seen in the U.S. so we’ll say it was a creative finish. Rating: **1/2

CHIKARA 15 (4/12/03)

Match No. 1: Blind Rage beat Jolly Roger.

Match No. 2: DJ Skittlez beat Hallowicked.

Match No. 3: Mike Quackenbush, Mister ZERO and Gran Akuma beat Rorschach & The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano).

CHIKARA 14 (4/5/03)

Match No. 1: Icarus & Matt Vandal won the Double Jeopardy Battle Royal.

Match No. 2: Eddie Kingston beat UltraMantis.

Match No. 3: Jack Marciano and Mister ZERO were both DQ’d.

Match No. 4: Blind Rage beat Private Eye.

Match No. 5: Matt Vandal beat Icarus in Double Jeopardy Battle Royal singles match.

Match No. 6: Mike Quackenbush, Gran Akuma & DJ Skittlez beat Hallowicked and the Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach). Skittlez pinned Rorschach.

CHIKARA 13 (3/29/03)

Match No. 1: UltraMantis & Mister ZERO beat the Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) in a Double Jeopardy Battle Royal.

Match No. 2: Icarus beat Hallowicked.

Match No. 3: UltraMantis and Mister ZERO were both DQ’d in the Double Jeopardy Battle singles match.

Match No. 4: Eddie Kingston beat Private Eye.

Match No. 5: DJ Skittlez & Gran Akuma & Mike Quackenbush beat Blind Rage & The Conundrum (Jigsaw & Rorschach). Akuma pinned Rorschach.

CHIKARA 12 (3/8/03)

Match No. 1: DJ Skittlez beat Blind Rage.

Match No. 2: Hallowicked beat Private Eye.

Match No. 3: Don Montoya beat CM Punk.

Match No. 4: Gran Akuma beat Mitch Ryder.

Match No. 5: UltraMantis & Mister ZERO & Mike Quackenbush beat Jigsaw & The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano). Quackenbush pinned Jigsaw.

CHIKARA Best of 2002

Match No. 1 (5/25/2002): Goldbond Mafia (C.M. Punk, Colt Cabana & Chris Hero) vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush, Reckless Youth & Don Montoya). Damn good main event for CHIKARA debut. Crowd is very over for Punk. Quack does nice Spaceman Plancha. Cabana’s antics are spectacular. Props to Quack for booking these guys before ROH. All six do submissions at the same time. Quack misses reverse frankensteiner. It looks like Cabana blew the spot. He hits it a second time and Reckless then pins Cabana with a Northern Lights Bomb 2K1. Great, entertaining match by six professionals. They went 30 minutes and it never dragged. Rating: ***3/4

Match No. 2 (6/14/02): Mister Zero & La Parka vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush & Reckless Youth). La Parka is over with crowd. His chair has Latino World Order sticker. Quack & Youth hit nice Double Tope. Nice highspots outside of ring. Zero gets mad at La Parka. Parka nails him with his chair. Park DQ’d for hitting Quack with the chair. Very good match with international superstar. Great moves, only blown spot was Parka slipping off top rope and nearly breaking his neck. Rating: ***3/4

Match No. 3 (6/21/02): Night Shift (Blind Rage & Hallowicked & Ichabod Slayne) & Mister Zero vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush & Don Montoya & Reckless Youth) & UltraMantis. Rage cuts promo before the match. He gives mic it Ichabod who is mute. He then gives mic to Hallowicked who is unintelligible. Again, funny bit. All eight guys do submission moves on each other. Actually, make it seven as UltraMantis stands outside waiting for tag. Nice Triple Tope by faces. Ichabod hit Reckless with pumpkin and Hallowicked got pin. Good match, liked the bits. Rating: ***

Match No. 4 (10/12/02): The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) vs. Senior Assault Team (Lester Crabtree & Melvin Snodgrass). Melvin chokes on his medication and then spits it in Marciano’s eye. Topes by the Senior Assault Team. Kingston hits yakuza kick on Crabtree. Moonsault by Marciano on Snodgrass. Then Kingston. Crabtree with a sweater-gree on Kingston. Kingston his uranage then an exploder suplex. Crabtree gets his foot on the ropes. Snodgrass rolls Marciano up for a two. Marciano does swinging ddt into a bulldog. Marciano hits flipping drop kick and Kingston hits royal flush on Crabtree for the pin. Decent comedy match, guys did a good job for their first match. Rating: ***

Match No. 5 (10/12/02): Mike Quackenbush & UltraMantis & Dragonfly & Gran Akuma vs. Blind Rage, Mister ZERO, Ichabod Slayne & Hallowicked. Slayne wearing a dress in the match. Monkey flip on Rage by Quack. Quack misses spinning kick but Rage sells it. Akuma looking good in his first match. Mantis tries to walks the rope but misses springboard. Quack gives Rage a monkey flip to the floor. Then puts him in a gory gallows submission. Nice group wrestling by the faces. Then slingshot giros by all three. Zero uses camel clutch on Dragon Fly. Rage uses muta lock type submission on Fly. Faces use fans to help with abdominal stretch leverage. Hallowicked hits swining neckbreaker on Fly. Rage gives Fly a michinoku driver. Mantis hits figure four on Hallowicked. Everyone in the ring with a submission hold. Then then all do suplexes. All eight do submission holds. Very nice. They all do headlocks. Then Zero does a ddt and everyone follows. Zero hits german suplex on Akuma. Akuma uses flying body press for a two count. Tons of finishing moves. Rage uses stf on Quack who makes the ropes. Both teams use triple team maneuvers. Quack hits tiger driver from top rope on Slayne for the pin. Tons of great moves and highspots. Really good match considering how young these guys are. Rating: ***1/2

Match No. 6 (11/9/02): DJ Skittlez vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup quarterfinals match. Nice tope by Skittlez. Skittlez follows up with suplex. Hallowicked uses handspring splash in the corner. Hallowicked does hurricanrana and then plancha over the top rope. Hallowicked uses a cattle mutilation type move. Skittlez uses spinning bulldog. Then an inverted ddt. Hallowicked hits michinoku driver. Skittlez uses tiger driver for a near fall. Skittlez hits spinning seated power bomb but Hallowicked reaches the ropes. Hallowicked pins Skittlez with his feet on the ropes. Pretty good match. Rating: ***

Match No. 7 (11/16/02): Gran Akuma vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup semifinals match. Nice lucha chain wrestling by these two. Hallowicked with a waterwheel slam. Then a release northern lights suplex. Akuma hits tope over top of referee Bryce Remsburg to the floor. Akuma uses a moustrap. Hallowicked misses handspring. Falcon arrow by Akuma, followed by a leg drop from the top rope. Hallowicked uses springboard frankensteiner for the pin as he holds the ropes. Lots of nice moves, nothing out of place. Rating: ***1/2

Match No. 8 (11/16/02): UltraMantis vs. Mister ZERO in Young Lions Cup semifinals match. Chain wrestling early. Now they trade slaps. Mantis uses double underhook suplex. Flying hip attack by Mantis. Zero responds with huge forearm. Followed by a snap suplex. Zero uses newspaper gimmick on Mantis. Nice sto by Mantis. Mantis uses torture rack backbreaker type of move. Gory special by Zero. Mantis uses unprettier. Zero uses last shaven unicorn for the pin. Another very solid match. Rating: ***

Match No. 9 (11/16/02): Mister ZERO vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup final. Hallowicked attacks zero at the bell and takes it into the crowd. Nice dropkick from middle turnbuckle by Zero. Snap suplex by Hallowicked. Followed by neckbreaker. He hits a ddt and continues the assault with a knee to the back of the head. Hallowicked to the top but misses a frog splash. Zero on the offensive. Huge clothesline and elbow. They tumble to the floor from another clothesline, especially Zero who takes huge bump. Hallowicked tumbles into the chairs. Hallowicked misses cartwheel. Zero throws him into gimmick table. They are in the balcony wearing each other’s masks. Zero uses spotlight. Hallowicked tries to throw Zero from the balcony. They head back down to the floor. And have their own masks on. German suplex by Zero. Blind Rage at ringsade. UltraMantis also comes to ringside. Zero hits rydeen bomb and blue thunder bomb. Hallowicked uses michinoku driver for a near fall. All of the competitors are at ringside cheering. Zero hits last shaven unicorn but can’t make the pin. Hallowicked hits super fisherman’s buster from the top rope for the pin. Rudos jump into the ring to celebrate and they put Hallowicked on their shoulders. Great match by these two with some classic brawling. Rating: ****

CHIKARA 11 (12/7/2002)

Match No. 1: DJ Skittelz beat Jigsaw.

Match No. 2: UltraMantis & The Senior Assault Team (Lester Crabtree & Melvin Snodgrass) beat Mister ZERO & The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano).

Match No. 3: Love Bug beat Marshal Law.

Match No. 4: Hallowicked beat Gran Akuma in a Young Lions Cup match.

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush beat Mitch Ryder.

Match No. 6: Blind Rage beat Ichabod Slayne in a hair vs. mask match and Slayne was unmasked.

CHIKARA 10 (11/23/02)

Match No. 1: Phoenix beat Ambery Holly in Kiryoku Pro Showcase Match.

Match No. 2: Gran Akuma beat Jigsaw.

Match No. 3: Hallowicked beat DJ Skittelz.

Match No. 4: Macaela beat Lexie Fyfe in Kiryoku Pro Showcase Match.

Match No. 5: Blind Rage beat Ichabod Slayne.

Match No. 6: Mister ZERO beat Dragonfly.

Match No. 7: Mercedez Martinez beat Alexis Laree in Kiryoku Pro Showcase Match.

Match No. 8: Mitch Ryder & The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) beat Mike Quackenbush, UltraMantis & Melvin Snodgrass in an elimination match. Ryder pinned Quackenbush to win the match.

CHIKARA 9: Young Lions Cup, Night 2 (11/16/02)

Match No. 1: Gran Akuma vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup semifinals match. Nice lucha chain wrestling by these two. Hallowicked with a waterwheel slam. Then a release northern lights suplex. Akuma hits tope over top of referee Bryce Remsburg to the floor. Akuma uses a moustrap. Hallowicked misses handspring. Falcon arrow by Akuma, followed by a leg drop from the top rope. Hallowicked uses springboard frankensteiner for the pin as he holds the ropes. Lots of nice moves, nothing out of place. Rating: ***1/2

Match No. 2: UltraMantis vs. Mister ZERO in Young Lions Cup semifinals match. Chain wrestling early. Now they trade slaps. Mantis uses double underhook suplex. Flying hip attack by Mantis. Zero responds with huge forearm. Followed by a snap suplex. Zero uses newspaper gimmick on Mantis. Nice sto by Mantis. Mantis uses torture rack backbreaker type of move. Gory special by Zero. Mantis uses unprettier. Zero uses last shaven unicorn for the pin. Another very solid match. Rating: ***

Match No. 3: Mike Quackenbush & Love Bug & DJ Skittlez & Icabod Slayne beat Blind Rage & Jigsaw & The Wild Cards (Jack Marciano & Eddie Kingston) in two out of three falls.

Match No. 4: Marshal Law beat the Senior Assault Team (Lester Crabtree & Melvin Snodgrass) in a handicap match.

Match No. 5: Mister ZERO vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup final. Hallowicked attacks zero at the bell and takes it into the crowd. Nice dropkick from middle turnbuckle by Zero. Snap suplex by Hallowicked. Followed by neckbreaker. He hits a ddt and continues the assault with a knee to the back of the head. Hallowicked to the top but misses a frog splash. Zero on the offensive. Huge clothesline and elbow. They tumble to the floor from another clothesline, especially Zero who takes huge bump. Hallowicked tumbles into the chairs. Hallowicked misses cartwheel. Zero throws him into gimmick table. They are in the balcony wearing each other’s masks. Zero uses spotlight. Hallowicked tries to throw Zero from the balcony. They head back down to the floor. And have their own masks on. German suplex by Zero. Blind Rage at ringsade. UltraMantis also comes to ringside. Zero hits rydeen bomb and blue thunder bomb. Hallowicked uses michinoku driver for a near fall. All of the competitors are at ringside cheering. Zero hits last shaven unicorn but can’t make the pin. Hallowicked hits super fisherman’s buster from the top rope for the pin. Rudos jump into the ring to celebrate and they put Hallowicked on their shoulders. Great match by these two with some classic brawling. Rating: ****

CHIKARA 8: Young Lions Cup (11/9/02)

Match No. 1: DJ Skittlez vs. Hallowicked in Young Lions Cup quarterfinals match. Nice tope by Skittlez. Skittlez follows up with suplex. Hallowicked uses handspring splash in the corner. Hallowicked does hurricanrana and then plancha over the top rope. Hallowicked uses a cattle mutilation type move. Skittlez uses spinning bulldog. Then an inverted ddt. Hallowicked hits michinoku driver. Skittlez uses tiger driver for a near fall. Skittlez hits spinning seated power bomb but Hallowicked reaches the ropes. Hallowicked pins Skittlez with his feet on the ropes. Pretty good match. Rating: ***

Match No. 2: Gran Akuma beat Jack Marciano in Young Lions Cup quarterfinals match.

Match No. 3: UltraMantis beat Eddie Kingston in Young Lions Cup quarterfinals match.

Match No. 4: Mister ZERO beat Super Orka via tapout in Young Lions Cup quarterfinals match.

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush & Dragonfly & Love Bug beat Blind Rage & Brock Singleton & Ichabod Slayne.

CHIKARA 7 (10/26/02)

Match No. 1: DJ Skittlez vs. Ichabod Slayne. Missed spot early. Slayne uses moonsault onto Skittlez on the floor. Nice sitting powerbomb by Skittlez. Blind Rage goes to hit Skittlez with the pumpkin but he hits Slayne. Skittlez hits spinning powerbomb for the pin. Decent match. Rating: **1/2

Match No. 2: Marshal Law vs. Dragonfly. Dragonfly can’t do anything in this one. Marshal hits blockbuster suplex. And a side slam. Nice bump over top rope by Dragonfly. Marshal hits amaze impact followed by senton for the pin. Nice finisher by a big guy. Squash. Rating: **

Mister ZERO cuts a promo. He says he is looking for the perfect partner. He brings out Brock Singleton and Sasha.

Match No. 3: Mister ZERO & Brock Singleton vs. Melvin Snodgrass & Lester Crabtree. Mostly comedy. Melvin spits his pills into Brock’s face. Lester hurts his back trying a suplex. Brock uses a torture abdominal stretch on Lester. Followed by a sitting power bomb. Zero hits camel clutch on Melvin. Lester spanks Brock and Zero. Melvin spanks Sasha. Zero hits last shaven unicorn drop for the pin. Average comedy match. Rating: **1/2

After the match, Zero fires Brock.

Match No. 4: Chris Divine vs. Don Montoya vs. Slyk Wagner Brown. Match joined in progress. Slyk does nice moonsault on Montoya. Divine and Slyk argue. Slyk hits some loud chops on Divine in the corner. Montoya powerbombs Slyk who superplexes Divine. Sadly, neither April Hunter or Trinity is at ringside. Slyk accidentally hits moonsault on Divine and Montoya rolls up Slyk for the pin. Decent for what was shown. Rating: **1/2
Match No. 5: Mercedez Martinez vs. Stephanie Star. Match not shown.
Match No. 6: Gran Akuma vs. Blind Rage. Sloppy work early. Pretty nice cross body block by Akuma. Ichabod Slayne comes to the ring. His interference backfires and Akuma gets the pin with a sitting power bomb. Decent match for what was shown. Rating: **
Match No. 7: April Hunter vs. Nikki Rox. Match not shown.
Match No. 8: Hallowicked & The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) vs. Mike Quackenbush & Love Bug & UltraMantis. Kingston and Marciano trade slaps and chops. Nice doubleteam work by the wild cards. Faces do group leverage move. Marciano misses 540 from top rope. Submissions by all wrestlers at once. Quack takes some punishment. He uses a razor’s edge into a sitting powerbomb on Hallowicked for the pin. Nice moves in this one. Rating: ***

CHIKARA 6 (10/12/02)

Match No. 1: Double Jeopardy Battle Royal. Joined in progress. Match is short and sweet. Winners are Marshal Law and Love Bug. Rating: None

Love Bug cuts a promo. Marshal Law drops Love Bug. He then cuts a promo and says they are done as a team. 

Match No. 2: The Wild Cards (Eddie Kingston & Jack Marciano) vs. Senior Assault Team (Lester Crabtree & Melvin Snodgrass). Melvin chokes on his medication and then spits it in Marciano’s eye. Topes by the Senior Assault Team. Kingston hits yakuza kick on Crabtree. Moonsault by Marciano on Snodgrass. Then Kingston. Crabtree with a sweater-gree on Kingston. Kingston his uranage then an exploder suplex. Crabtree gets his foot on the ropes. Snodgrass rolls Marciano up for a two. Marciano does swinging ddt into a bulldog. Marciano hits flipping drop kick and Kingston hits royal flush on Crabtree for the pin. Decent comedy match, guys did a good job for their first match. Rating: ***

Match No. 3: DJ Skittlez vs. Phantasmo. Nice suicide dive by Skittlez. Phantasmo hits cross body block on Skittlez on the floor. Skittlez hits a tilt-a-whirl power bomb for the pin. Rating: **
Match No. 4: Love Bug vs. Marshal Law. Double jeopardy match. Match highlights. Bug takes hard bump to the floor. Marshall Law destroys Bug. Not much to this one. Rating: **

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush & UltraMantis & Dragonfly & Gran Akuma vs. Blind Rage, Mister ZERO, Ichabod Slayne & Hallowicked. Slayne wearing a dress in the match. Monkey flip on Rage by Quack. Quack misses spinning kick but Rage sells it. Akuma looking good in his first match. Mantis tries to walks the rope but misses springboard. Quack gives Rage a monkey flip to the floor. Then puts him in a gory gallows submission. Nice group wrestling by the faces. Then slingshot giros by all three. Zero uses camel clutch on Dragon Fly. Rage uses muta lock type submission on Fly. Faces use fans to help with abdominal stretch leverage. Hallowicked hits swining neckbreaker on Fly. Rage gives Fly a michinoku driver. Mantis hits figure four on Hallowicked. Everyone in the ring with a submission hold. Then then all do suplexes. All eight do submission holds. Very nice. They all do headlocks. Then Zero does a ddt and everyone follows. Zero hits german suplex on Akuma. Akuma uses flying body press for a two count. Tons of finishing moves. Rage uses stf on Quack who makes the ropes. Both teams use triple team maneuvers. Quack hits tiger driver from top rope on Slayne for the pin. Tons of great moves and highspots. Really good match considering how young these guys are. Rating: ***1/2

CHIKARA 5 (6/21/2002)

Match No. 1: UltraMantis vs. Ichabod Slayne. Hallowicked trips Mantis, Slayne falls on top of him for pin as Hallowicked holds his feet down so he can’t kick out. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 2: Night Shift (Blind Rage & Hallowicked & Ichabod Slayne) & Mister Zero vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush & Don Montoya & Reckless Youth) & UltraMantis. Rage cuts promo before the match. He gives mic it Ichabod who is mute. He then gives mic to Hallowicked who is unintelligible. Again, funny bit. All eight guys do submission moves on each other. Actually, make it seven as UltraMantis stands outside waiting for tag. Nice Triple Tope by faces. Ichabod hit Reckless with pumpkin and Hallowicked got pin. Rating: *** Good match, liked the bits.

Match No. 3: Dragonfly vs. Ninja Mexicano vs. Super Orka. Dragonfly pins Ninja Mexicano, Dragonfly pins Super Orka. Rating: None (highlights only)

Love Bug cuts promo. Marshal Law comes out. Yawn. The Shoot Club come out laughing. Yeah, those guys do suck at promos, not to mention the gay chick music.

Match No. 4: Beauty & the Beast vs. The Shoot Club (Brock Singleton & Mason Hunter). Brock hits Bug with Six Shooter and Mason gets the pin. Rating: ** Not much to write home about.

Match No. 5: Zane Madrox vs. Phantasmo. Another Zane fiasco. He gets win in rematch with Cop Killa. Rating: None (highlights only)

CHIKARA 4 (6/14/2002)

Match No. 1: Don Montoya vs. Blind Rage. Rage gets the pin after hitting Montoya with the pumpkin. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 2: Hallowicked vs. UltraMantis. Phantom DQ for second straight show as Hallowicked throws loaded sock to Ultra and then falls down like he was hit. I guess the rules education continues. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 3: Zane Madrox vs. Phantasmo. Another Madrox match in highlight form. He must really suck. Phantasmo wins with a Thesz Press type of move, holding the ropes. Rating: None (highlights only)

Mister Zero cuts promo, puts over La Parka.

Match No. 4: Mister Zero & La Parka vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush & Reckless Youth). La Parka is over with crowd. His chair has Latino World Order sticker. Quack & Youth hit nice Double Tope. Nice highspots outside of ring. Zero gets mad at La Parka. Parka nails him with his chair. Park DQ’d for hitting Quack with the chair. Rating: ***3/4 Very good match with international superstar. Great moves, only blown spot was Parka slipping off top rope and nearly breaking his neck.

CHIKARA 3 (6/7/2002)

Match No. 1: Reckless Youth vs. Hallowicked. Youth comes out to Copa Cabana, in tribute to Gold Bond Mafia? Hallowicked cuts promo but you can’t understand him. Youth tells him to lift his mask. He does, but you still can’t understand him. Funny bit. Ichabod Slayne comes out and distracts Youth. When Youth turns around, Hallowicked grabs his package and falls down like he received a low blow. Ref thinks it happened so he DQs Youth. Rating: *** Youth got a good match out of the kid. A sloppy spot or two but I liked the finish, as Quack is educating the CHIKARA fans. Last show, it was a real low blow, this time a phantom nut shot.

Mister Zero cuts a promo. He is wearing a more traditional wrestling mask, with a bald spot and comb over. He picks Zane Madrox as his new partner.

Match No. 2: Beauty & the Beast (Love Bug & Marshal Law) vs. Mister Zero & Zane Madrox. Marshal pins Zero after Rock Bottom by Love Bug. Rating: None (highlights only)

Mister Zero cuts promo on Madrox and then fires him. Madrox then lays him out.

Match No. 3: UltraMantis vs. Brock Singleton. Singleton wins with a spear. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 4: Don Montoya vs. Ichabod Slayne. Montoya moves pretty well for a fat ass. Slayne pins Montoya with his feet on the ropes. Rating: **1/2 Average match, couple of missed spots.

Match No. 5: Mike Quackenbush vs. Blind Rage. Imitating Japan, fans throw streamers at Quack. He ties up Rage with La Nieblina. Quack hits nice Tope Con Hilo. We see first CHIKARA ref bump. Quack hits palm thrust and alligator clutch but no ref. Ichabod hits tornado DDT on Quack. Multiple run-ins. Ref sees everyone fighting and chases them to back. Quack hits Quackendriver. He runs to the back to get the ref. As he is entering the ring, Ichabod hits him with the pumpkin and Blind Rage gets the pin. Rating: ***1/2 Solid match with good moves, creative finish boosts rating. Give Quack credit for not being afraid to put over the young guys.

The Night Shift destroys the Black T-shirt Squad after the match.

CHIKARA 2 (5/31/2002)

Match No. 1: Zane Madrox vs. Matt Vandal. Madrox wins with legdrop off top rope. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 2: Marshal Law vs. Brock Singleton. Marshal wins with some sort of camel clutch rollover pin. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 3: Night Shift (Blind Rage & Hallowicked & Ichabod Slayne) vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush & Reckless Youth & Don Montoya). Quackenbush starts out solo. He does nice Kama Gatame on Hallowicked and Cerebrolock on Ichabod at the same time, which looks like he is surfing. Youth and Montoya join the match. Nice spot where faces trick Blind Rage into doing Pumphandle on Hallowicked. Another nice spot features all six guys do submission on each other at same time. Quack does nice Suicida onto the floor. Quack hits Quackendriver but no ref. Ref distracted as Ichabod hits Quack with pumpkin allowing Blind Rage to get the pin. Rating: *** Good entertaining match with decent moves.

Match No. 4: Blind Rage vs. Love Bug. This was actually opener, but shown in this spot. Love Bug wins after Blind Rage is DQ’d for low blow. Rating: **1/4 Average match, kind of short with questionable finish. Since this is second show, maybe Quack is trying to get over Lucha style of rules.

Match No. 5: Mister Zero vs. UltraMantis. Mantis wins with Butterfly Suplex. Rating: **1/2 Solid match, nothing spectacular.

CHIKARA 1 (5/25/2002)

Match No. 1: Mister Zero vs. Dragonfly. Love the pop-up video captions that give background, name the wrestling holds (VHS version only). Zero is wearing a classic Halloween style mask depicting a bald, middle-aged man. Zero has classic move: Camel Clutch while reading the newspaper. Zero also drinks coffee from his mug during the match. Zero wins with nasty Last Shaven Unicorn Drop. Rating: **1/2 Two rookies wrestle good, solid match.

Match No. 2: UltraMantis vs. Blind Rage. Blind Rage wins with Gory Catapult. I’ve never seen this move before so I take no credit for getting the name correct. Thanks, pop-up video. Rating: **1/2 Another good but not great match. No blown spots, but Mantis calls audible spot within earshot of camera.

Match No. 3: Zane Madrox vs. Kid Kruel. Madrox taps to arm bar. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 4: Beauty & the Beast (Love Bug and Marshal Law) vs. Night Shift (Hallowicked & Ichabod Slayne). Love Bug makes Ichabod tap to Boston Crab. Rating: None (highlights only)

Match No. 5: Goldbond Mafia (C.M. Punk, Colt Cabana & Chris Hero) vs. Black T-shirt Squad (Mike Quackenbush, Reckless Youth & Don Montoya). Damn good main event for CHIKARA debut. Crowd is very over for Punk. Quack does nice Spaceman Plancha. Cabana’s antics are spectacular. Props to Quack for booking these guys before ROH. All six do submissions at the same time. Quack misses Reverse Frankensteiner. It looks like Cabana blew the spot. He hits it a second time and Reckless then pins Cabana with a Northern Lights Bomb 2K1. Rating: ***3/4 Great, entertaining match by six professionals. They went 30 minutes and it never dragged.