In 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
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
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