Blog: Race Jaxon (7.20.16)
300 DAYS! 300 Days that N_R_G has been the reigning and defending Campeones de Parejas! Defending! Defending? Defending...? Nope! Not! Nuh uh! There has been nothing defensive about our reign! Our reign has been all OFFENSIVE! We have sought the best tag teams out, and we have fought and we have scrapped and we have used the power of Electric Monkey to show everyone of them what N_R_G was all about! Since defeating The Devastation Corporation almost a year ago, challengers from around the world have believed they could take us out, get those three points and take our titles! Didn't happen! It never happened! It won't happen!
We've been international ambassadors to our beautiful NRGetic fans in Europe! Showing off our skills to the masses, seeking out all challengers! Sometimes even with the benefit of our trios partner Heidi! Heidi and Hype! All about that H! While Hype flew us across the ol' pond I stumbled across an exciting radio station on the plane...a lone saxophone purring at midnight kept me ready to show the world the excitement that is N_R_G... a cat tickled some ivory keys as I contemplated superkicking a member or The Batiri... I left that plane playing the air clarinet while I contemplated catching some air! I would have never thought of myself as a Kenny G (no relation) fan before that flight, but the smooth jazz channel won me over.
Anyway. Back on track, and Back in the Habit! CHIKARA ventures up north to Canada with Hype at the wheel and ready to topple the Moustache Mountain! I've been scouting out Trent Seven and Tyler Bate since their awesome showing at last years King of Trios tournament. They took AJ Styles and the Young Bucks to the limit. Moustache Mountain are impressive in every way. Heck, I struggle to grow facial hair but, Hype's follicles could certainly give either one of the Brits a major struggle in a mustache-growing contest! In keeping with tradition, N_R_G wants to go on the offensive and show Moustache Mountain! Canada! The U.K.! CHIKARA! Who the reigning.... and offending...Campeones de Parejas are, N_R_G! N_R_G! N_R_G! Whew. I gotta chill out. I hope the car can pick up some of those unobtrusive, whispery, lazy notes for our trip to Ontario...
Blog: Mike Quackenbush (7.14.16)
Recently, I've watched as members of The Colony, specifically Worker Ant, and then Silver Ant, poke at each other. And I know what it's like to have a tag team partner that you come to think of as a brother. A partner that knows just what to say to make you forget about a tough loss, is probably the exact same partner that knows just what to say to get under your skin, or light a fire underneath you. At King of Trios, three's company and four's a crowd, and I get that it must not sit well with a quartet, but that's the lay of the land. Trios are trios, guys.
Still, I hate to see this sort of thing fester. And I know that the strongest bonds between tag team partners are forged in the heat of battle. A common goal is sometimes the precise thing two differing points of view need, to get back on the same page.
Allow me to assist: Worker Ant, Silver Ant, get ready to bring some new focus. You'll need it, if you want to get past Obariyon and Kodama next Saturday. They are more savage, more barbarous than ever before. Someone needs to stop these guys dead in their tracks. I don't like what's emerging amidst our ranks, with this Nazmaldun business. It seems like their power grows by the day. Are you up to the challenge?
Blog: Worker Ant (7.8.16)
So, Fire Ant, Silver Ant & Soldier Ant are representing The Colony at this year's King of Trios tournament. I've seen all the comments online talking this up. Why? Because they're the "original" Colony?!?! You know what, I'm tired of holding my tongue as if there isn't a problem with all of this! How disrespectful is that? If my memory serves me correctly, Worker Ant was a part of the "original" Colony. You know, the same Worker Ant that I now honor, by taking up his mantle and continuing his legacy. Did everyone forget him? I mean this is the same man whose career came to an abrupt end due to injury.
...my career was almost cut short due to injury.
The date was October 9, 2015 in Manhattan. That night, instead of going home to my family, I was forced to go to the New York Presbyterian Hospital because of Soldier Ant. Injured by someone I'd reached out to time and time again. Sidelined for two months, reduced to lying in bed and a grueling routine of physical therapy. Maybe I could have let that go. During that time, my own son suffered an arm injury. I couldn't even accompany him in the scramble to the emergency room, stuck in the bed that Soldier Ant put me in. That's the part I've never been able to forgive.
It's time that I get everything off my chest!!
Green Ant didn't want to honor Worker Ant, so the mantle came to me. I took the cause of The Colony and made it my own. Even doing everything I could to help someone I barely knew at all. Soldier, while you were taking orders from Jakob Hammermeier of all people, I was the faithful soldier in your place. And what did that get me?