Tag Archives: Mike Quackenbush

What the heck is going on with Chikara?

icarus-chikaraIn the lead-up to Never Compromise this blog was one of the top destinations for Chikara conspiracy talk. Some of the most viewed posts in our history are about this very topic. That period between Tag World Grand Prix and Never Compromise was the most speculation heavy period of pro wrestling I can remember and some of the most fun as well. Hours upon hours were spent listening to podcasts, reading theories, chatting on message boards and everything else, and then Never Compromise happened and it all shut down.

Not only did the promotion shut down, but that spark that I felt where I needed to know more shut down too. No longer did I research conspiracy theories and attempt to read into tweets. I followed, sure, but the obsession was gone. Over the past few months things have happened, some big and some small, that have moved this thing forward and made us finally start to believe that Chikara could one day return. While at the same time things have happened that have made it seem like the Titor Conglomerate and their thugs have made it seem like they would never, ever allow Chikara return. While I'm not sure what is going to happen or how imminent a Chikara return is, I felt it was time to do a catch-up on everything that has happened since Never Compromise because now is the time that things are starting to happen. Now is the time that the feeling is starting to return. I may never understand why all this ever happened, but I'm ready to jump back in. I'm ready to get my favorite wrestling promotion back. Read more

Chikarageddon: Derek Sabato, the Titor Conglomerate and Tim Donst

Never Compromise is tomorrow and there are a lot of questions heading into the show. Is this the end of Chkara as we know it? Or the beginning of the next chapter in a whole new world? We've asked many questions here at the site that others are afraid to ask, but we aren't the first ones to ask them. Other blogs have done so as well, but the only member of the Chikara roster that we have ever seen make public comments about the Titor Conglomerate is Derek Sabato. He posted a blog on Chikara's website asking some difficult questions and shortly afterwards that blog was deleted and Sabato was released from Chikara. As we've seen, WMD/Titor do not like people asking questions about them and the silencing of Sabato should have been our first clue that something was not right in the world of Chikara.

While Chikara deleted the blog from their website and hoped to make it disappear, we luckily have the Chikara Special who saved the blog. Here's a snippet of it:

So I’ll have to take this to a public forum if I want any answers to my questions. What is it exactly that Condor Security does for the Titor Conglomerate? There are some outrageous allegations out there about the group. How do you respond to them? Read more

Delving deeper into Chikarmageddon, conspiracies and John Titor

conrad vavasseurThe potentially world ending Never Compromise is just three days away and we still have a LOT to talk about. I don't want to waste a lot of time with set-up so let's just get right into it. Please keep in mind that everything you see here is an opinion that I have formed based on things that I have read and is no way a sign of what can or will happen.

  • The Archibald Peck collapsing time line theory is (thankfully) not going to come true.

I believe the Mandible Claw Chikara podcast was the first one to hint at an end of days type scenario based on Archie's time travel. I have come to the conclusion that this is not something that we should be worried about. Why? Because sometimes a banana is just a banana. Let me explain:

In the Chikara Answers post I asked our mysterious informant what the Swamp Monster and Lance Steel were doing in the balcony during Archibald Peck's match right before his time travel. The idea that a known time traveler and a Swamp Monster with potential reality bending powers being in the balcony at the same time as another Chikara wrestler time traveled was not a coincidence. There are a lot of people who have been obsessed with this idea, but the informant's answer has given me some calm on this matter. The informant said:

They seemed to be discussing the properties of an ever-ripe banana.

Which is to say, maybe they were just watching the show and admiring a banana. Maybe nothing sinister was at work. Sometimes a banana is just a banana.

I'd also like to point to what known time traveler John Titor had to say about paradoxes:

If you met yourself on another worldline, what would happen?
It has always surprised me why that concept is so hard for people to imagine and accept. Nothing would happen. The universe would not end and there are no paradox problems that threaten existence.

Temporal space-time is made up of every possible quantum state. The Everett Wheeler model is correct. I have met and/or seen myself twice on different worldlines. The first was a training mission and the second is now.

I was born in 1998 so the other "me" is 2 on this worldline. There is a saying where I come from, "Every possible thing that can happen or will happen has already happened somewhere".

I feel like John Titor is an expert on these things being a time traveler and all, so I'm going with what he said.

  • Why does John Titor share a name with the conglomerate in control of Chikara?

Money? Power? Let your mind wander.

  • Civil war? A fractured country in the future? Worldlines? Read more

Mr. Touchdown must be stopped: An Under The Hood preview

Chikara's Under the Hood is this Sunday live on iPPV at Smart Mark Video on Demand and you should probably just go ahead and order it. Chikara always delivers with their season finales and their previous iPPVs have been among the top shows of the year. This Sunday should be no different with seven good to great matches on the card and many storylines reaching their boiling point. This is Chikara's last show for two whole months (noooooooo) so everyone should be bringing their A-Game. To say I'm excited would be a gross understatement.

So let's preview the card on the Ole! Wrestling Excitement Scale (with 1 being the most excited and 8 being the least) which is a thing I just made up. Read more