Various News: Chikara Results From This Weekend, NYWC’s Card for 2013 Psycho Circus, More On Olympics And Wrestling
– USA Today has an article about the IOC’s decision to remove wrestling from the Olympics, which features quotes from Harvey Schiller. Schiller is the former Turner executive who “fired” Eric Bischoff on WCW Monday Nitro.
– The New York Wrestling Connection in Deer Park, Long Island will run their biggest show of the year, the 2013 Psycho Circus on Saturday, February 23 at the NYWC Sportatorium. Here’s the card so far:
*Psycho Circus – Team Apollyon (Apollyon & Dickie Rodz & Rex Lawless & Ryan Rush) vs. Team Big O (Big O & Mikey Whipwreck & Stockade & Alvin Alvarez
*Jerry Lynn vs. Papadon vs. Mike Mondo in Lynn’s final Northeast match.
*NYWC Tag Team champions John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs. Chuck Taylor & Jigsaw
*Trent Baretta vs. Tony Nese
*Joker’s Wild Battle Royal.
You can find ticket information here.
– CHIKARA began their “Season 12″ over the weekend with shows in Reading and Easton, PA. On February 9 in Reading, CHIKARA Grand champion Eddie Kingston lost by submission in a non-title match to Green Ant with the Texas Cloverleaf, which will set up a title fight in March. Kevin Steen and the Young Bucks teamed up in a six man tag against 3.0 and Gran Akuma, which they won.
On February 10, Steen challenged Kingston for the Grand title and lost. Green Ant challenged Kingston to a title fight on March 9 in Orlando, Florida. Kingston slapped him as a result. The show also saw The Young Bucks lose the CHIKARA tag titles to 3.0 in a Best of Three Falls match.
There was also an angle where Ophidian came out during a fan giveaway when a fan won a mask of his enemy Amasis. He attacked a section of “fans” who were wearing the same match. Amasis then appeared to taunt him. Mr. Touchdown retained his Young Lions Cut over Saturyne. The storyline of the Colony and The Swarm being forced to team with each other despite being rivals by CHIKARA’s Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur continued. Delirious lost to Dasher Hatfield but attacked him after. They also teased putting Tim Donst with Veronica after he was upset with Jakob Hammermeier. Donst cut Jakob’s hair in front of the fans on February 9.
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