CHIKARA King of Trios Night 3 Report
Credit: Joshua Higham & PWInsider
Semi-Finals: The Osirian Portal vs The Colony – Bryce Remsburg is your referee. Soldier Ant pinned Hieracon after a super neckbreaker. Tons of false finishes. I thought for sure The Portal would move on. This is the Portal’s first loss since Hieracon transformed in January.
Semi-Finals: FIST vs Michinoku Pro – Derek Sabato is your official. Chuck Taylor threw powder into the eyes of The Great Sasuke which allowed Icarus to catch him in a small package for the win.
The final is now set. The Colony vs Team FIST.
Ultimate Spider Jr vs. Jigsaw – John Barber is your referee. Jigsaw won after a brainbuster and a double stomp from the top. Good reaction for Spider and a “Please Come Back” chant.
A King of Trios banner signed by all the participants will be auctioned on chikarapro.com this week.
Tag Team Gauntlet: Nick Papagiorgio is your referee. Acid Jaz and Willie Richardson of Da Soul Touchaz enter first. Darin Corbin and Arik Cannon enter second. Corbin slo-moed his way out of one Pounce and not the second. But Cannon schoolboyed Richardson to eliminate them. The Batiri enter next. Corbin called for the Ginger Snap but that allowed for a lungblower and a leaping DDT for the pin. The Throwbacks enter next. Obariyon fouled Dasher Hatfield for a DQ. Death Haze (Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze) is next. Immediate Royal Butterfly on Dasher for the pin. Matt Classic and Darkness Crabtree are next. Old timey sexism abound from Classic and Crabtree, but a German suplex from Haze on Crabtree to eliminate them. The Roughnecks are out next. Grizzly gets a roll up with his feet on the ropes to eliminate the BDK. Kotoge and Harada from Osaka Pro are out next. Spanish Fly from Kotoge on Grizzly to eliminate the Roughnecks. 3.0 is next. Kotoge victory rolled Matthews to eliminate 3.0. Super Shisa and Kagetora are the final team to enter. Kotoge pinned Shisa after a double team flurry. Team Osaka Pro has three points and can challenge for the Campeonatos de Parejas. They gestured that they want the belts.
Madison Eagles vs. Manami Toyota – PJ Drummond is your referee. Toyota joked out of Hellbound. Eagles kicked out of the Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Toyota finally used the Queen Bee Bomb to get the three.
Akira Tozawa vs. Eddie Kingston – John Barber is your referee. Kingston finally puts away Tozawa with a Backfist to the Future and a backdrop driver. Tozawa continues to impress me every time I see him. Major sign of respect between the two after the match.
El Generico vs. 1-2-3 Kid – Bryce Remsburg is your referee. El Generico wins the 2011 Rey de Voladores with a turnbuckle brainbuster. They gave each other everything. El Generico kicked out of 2 X Factors and a Super X Factor. Kid kicked out of a couple brainbusters and a razor’s edge before the end. After the match, Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur presented Generico with the plaque and Kid took the mic. He called Philadelphia the capital of wrestling. He also said that he thinks this will be his last year wrestling, and if this is his last match, he can’t think of a better opponent than El Generico. He got another ovation and the crowd chanted “1 2 3!” and “Please Come Back!”
Gavin Loudspeaker announced that the DVDs of this weekend’s events are already in production and will be available starting Monday at Smart Mark Video.
The Colony vs. Team FIST – Bryce Remsburg. Green Ant pinned Icarus with a splash from on top the other two Ants who were standing on the ropes. The 2011 King of Trios is The Colony. Great match to end the weekend.