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CHIKARA Owner Robbie Ellis to Join Aniversario Pack!

Back in 2014 when CHIKARA was in the midst of a year long shut down at the hands of the Titor Conglomerate, the promotion was put up for sale.  It was at that time that art collector and fomer CHIKARA competitor Robbie Ellis purchased the promotion and brought it back to the Chikarmy!  While Ellis has handed over the day to day operations to Director of Fun, Mike Quackenbush, he remains the promotion’s owner to this day.

The story of Robbie Ellis is a unique one, as detailed in the movie Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story.  He lived a double life, as both a renowned art dealer and a professional wrestler, which he did well into his 60’s.  In CHIKARA he often teamed with the immortal Larry Sweeney.  Perhaps these two can team once again in your fed!

We are proud to include Robbie Ellis, along with Solo Darling, Travis Huckabee, Darkness Crabtree, Private Eye and Crummels and Defarge, along with one more wrestler from CHIKARA’s past in this unique 8-pack that showcases the great past and awesome future of CHIKARA.  The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will  begin mailing everywhere on May 31st, and is available to preorder right now!  To preorder go to THIS LINK.

Rumblebees Look to Sting CHIKARA Tag Team Division!

The CHIKARA tag team division has always been a strong part of the promotion with classic teams like the Colony, Osirian Portal, and FIST dominating for years.  Now a new crop of tag teams has emerged in CHIKARA and the future looks bright.  While many of the headlines have been stolen (literally at times) by Crummels and Defarge, one new unexpected tag team may end up being the best of all and that team is the Rumblebees!

Travis Huckabee has been a long-time trainee at the CHIKARA Wrestlefactory, specializing in technical wrestling skills under the likes of Drew Gulak.  In 2016 he served as a referee who often made some questionable calls but always stuck up for what he thought was right and refused to be bullied.  This attitude showed at the Season 16 finale, when he stood up for Solo Darling after her upset win over the massive Max Smashmaster.

That incident sparked a friendship between Darling and Huckabee, and Travis decided to turn in his referee shirt for a pair of wrestling trunks and join the CHIKARA roster as an active wrestler.  So far the duo has had its moments as a tag team, but have not ended up on the winning side of many tag matches just yet.  However, they may get their chance to become CHIKARA Campeones de Parejas, since Solo Darling recently won the 3rd Infinite Gauntlet and a Golden Opportunity.  That Golden Opportunity allows her to skip the process of collecting 3 points and automatically challenge any champion of her choosing.  If they get the chance can they unseat the seemingly unbeatable Crummels and Defarge?

Solo Darling and Travis Huckabee join Darkness Crabtree, Private Eye and Crummels and Defarge, along with 2 more wrestler’s from CHIKARA’s past in this unique 8-pack that showcases the great past and awesome future of CHIKARA.  The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will  begin mailing everywhere on May 31st!

Watch out for Private Eye in CHIKARA Aniversario pack!

The early days of CHIKARA were marked by some very unique characters.  One of the more bizarre characters was CHIKARA’s resident detective, Private Eye.  His most distinguishing characteristic was of course the giant eyeball he has for a head.  If you could say one thing about Private Eye, it’s that he had no problem seeing the action in the ring!

Private Eye joins Darkness Crabtree and Crummels and Defarge, along with 4 other wrestler in this unique 8-pack that showcases the great past and awesome future of CHIKARA.  The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will be at the CHIKARA Aniversario School Reunion Event on May 27th in Hellertown, PA, and will begin mailing everywhere on May 31st!

Crummels and Defarge Continue Their Roll in CHIKARA Aniversario Pack!

The next duo to be included in the CHIKARA Aniversario 8-pack is the current Campeones de Parajes,  Cornelius Crummels and Sonny Defarge.  These “legitimate businessmen” came onto the scene in season 16 and quickly began to rack up points with their unique tandem offense.  Their only loss to date came during the CHIKARA tag team gauntlet during King of Trios weekend.  Their run continued in late season 16 and through secret season 17, until the finale of season 17 where they won a 3-way match to capture the vacant titles.

Crummels and Defarge will bring their wacky maneuvers to the CHIKARA game including the Super Monkey Flip and their finisher GREAT EXPECTATIONS.  They will join Darkness Crabtree and 5 other wrestler in this unique 8-pack that showcases the great past and awesome future of CHIKARA.

The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will be at the CHIKARA Aniversario School Reunion Event on May 27th in Hellertown, PA, and will begin mailing everywhere on May 31st!

Darkness Crabtree Stumbles into CHIKARA Aniversario Pack

The CHIKARA Aniversario 8-pack will combine some of the classic names from CHIKARA’s past with some of the names that will continue to headline the promotion in the future.  The first name is one of the most requested CHIKARA classic characters— Darkness Crabtree!

Originally known as Lester Crabtree and later donning the name Darkness when turning rudo, Crabtree is Chikara’s resident Octogenarian grappler.  He moves to and around the ring very slowly, as a man of his age would be expected to.  However, look out if he is able to get a hold of his special pills, which are known to give him a bust of energy…if only for a short period of time.  While Darkness Crabtree is CHIKARA’s cranky curmudgeon, he was also beloved by fans for his antics.

The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will be at the CHIKARA Aniversario School Reunion Event on May 27th in Hellertown, PA, and will begin mailing everywhere on May 31st!

CHIKARA Aniversario Coming This May!

On May 27th CHIKARA celebrates its 15th Anniversary with its annual Aniversario show.  Filsinger Games is helping celebrate by releasing the latest in the line of CHIKARA game packs, with the CHIKARA Aniversario 8-pack!

This unique 8-pack will celebrate both the early days of CHIKARA and the future ahead.  4 classic CHIKARA characters will be represented along with 4 of the promotion’s up and coming stars.  Stay tuned for the next few weeks as we release the names in this pack.  Promoter Prime will also get into CHIKARA fun with both classic and current CHIKARA stars in the May release.

The CHIKARA Aniversario pack will be at the CHIKARA Aniversario School Reunion Event on May 27th, and will begin mailing everywhere else on May 31st!

Officer Warren Barksdale Brings Law and Order to Chikara KOT Pack!

The 8th and final card for the brand new Chikara King of Trios game pack that was released this past weekend at the 2016 King of Trios event is a newcomer to the Chikara roster— Officer Warren Barksdale!

Although he recently made his debut, he originally trained at the Wrestle Factory nearly a decade ago, but left to enter the Police Academy and become an officer of the law.  Now he is back to bring law and order to the Chikara ring!  He debuted at the Young Lion’s Cup and has since worked his way to become a respected member of the roster.

Officer Warren Barksdale gets his first Chikara card as part of the Chikara King of Trios 8-pack. The Chikara King of Trios game pack begins mailing this week!  To order the game now click here!

Former Colony XTreme Force Ants Join King of Trios Pack!

Back in 2013 a new trio of ants debuted in Chikara and feuded with the original Colony. They were known as the Colony XTreme Force. Since the shut down of Chikara that trio has undergone some changes. Orbit Adventure Ant was killed by the vengeful Kevin Kondron. Missile Assault Ant was convinced to shed his mask and join Kondron’s Battleborn team under the name Missile Assault Man. The 3rd member of the trio, Arctic Rescue Ant remains with his career and mask intact, but instead of battling the Colony, has reached out to help them.

At King of Trios 2016, Arctic Rescue Ant and Missile Assault Man will join forces with the Colony’s Worker Ant. This trio of former rudo ants will look to match the 2011 feat of their Colony brothers and win the King of Trios crown. They have a tough test in round one facing the Grand Champion Hallowicked and his Hexed Men.

Arctic Rescue Ant and Missile Assault Man get their first Chikara cards as part of the Chikara King of Trios 8-pack. The Chikara King of Trios game pack will debut at the King of Trios event September 3 in Easton, PA and will begin mailing soon after! To preorder the game now click here!

Lucas Calhoun Puts “King” in Chikara King of Trios Pack!

Straight from Memphis, Tennessee comes the next member of the Chikara King of Trios set— its the Rockabilly Roughneck himself Lucas Calhoun! Calhoun started off his Chikara career under a mask as Volgar, the servant of the Flood’s leader, Deucalion. After the demise of Deucalion at the season 14 finale, Volgar was aimless, until Kevin Condron convinced Volgar to remove his mask and take on a new persona truer to his roots. Enter Lucas Calhoun! The charismatic Calhoun adopted many of the mannerisms of fellow Memphis native Elvis Presley, with the jumpsuits, karate chops and hip swiveling. Calhoun has had some success teaming with fellow Condron convert Missile Assault Man, even earning 3 points on one occasion. However, since Condron’s abandonment in April, Calhoun has gone off on his own, and gained the cheers of the crowd for the first time. Can Calhoun make it in Chaikara as a solo act? Or will he find a new partner to start jamming with? The Chikara King of Trios game pack will debut at the King of Trios event September 3 in Easton, PA and will begin mailing soon after! Online presale for the game begins next Monday 8/29!

Ecuador’s Greatest Athlete Joins Chikara King of Trios Game Pack!

There aren’t enough words to describe the greatness of Ecuador’s greatest athlete, Juan Francisco De Coronado.  At least as far as he is concerned!  The brash and conceited De Coronado debuted in Chikara on the first event back after the promotion’s shut down, and quickly drew the ire of the Chikarmy with his extended ring entrances and ongoing bragging about selling out the “famed” Ecuadome on multiple occasions.

Despite his over-sized ego, he does have an impressive resume in Chikara.  Juan was the first singles competitor to amass 3 points and challenge for the Chikara Grand Championship in season 14.  He also captained the United Nations team to an impressive record in the Challenge of the Immortals in season 15.  But his greatest accomplishment was leading the winning team and being the sole survivor in the 2015 Torneo Cibernetico.  That event kicked off an intense feud with Mr. Touchdown, which recently ended in a brutal No Disqualification match, a rarity in Chikara.

Now Juan Francisco De Coronado’s sights are set on leading the United Nations team of himself, Prakash Sabar and the Proletariat Boar of Moldova to the King of Trios crown.  Can they do it?  The Chikara King of Trios game pack will debut at the King of Trios event September 3 in Easton, PA and will begin mailing soon after!