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?
Blog: Princess KimberLee (7.6.16)
Let me start by thanking you all for your support during my reign as CHIKARA Grand Champion. It was an amazing honor to have made history and shared that experience with you all.
Now an opportunity to claim another crown, King of Trios winner, lay before me. This time, the odds of being the first female winner are not in my favor. There are more talented women in this year’s tournament than ever before. That includes my best friend, Heidi Lovelace. But the Princess Who Saves Herself isn’t treating any competitor differently than the next. Male or female, they’re all dangerous, accomplished fighters. A battle like this requires the most unrelenting allies.
Not only have I accepted ThunderFrog’s invitation to join his team, but he’s chivalrously given me the noble task of choosing our third member. The criteria from the Thunder Gods being very specific. As much as it pains us, ThunderFrog dared not risk the wrath of his lords.
Of course we both instantly thought of Jervis Cottonbelly. Sadly, as honest and true as Jervie is - he’s just not royalty. And frankly, with all due respect to past partners (like Los Ice Creams, for example) this conflict is going to require some heavier artillery. We need the fierce, and the fearless.
So the popular choice would seem to be Eddie Kingston. The War King, Mad King, King of Diamonds, call him what you will. After teaming together in Birmingham, Kingston showed that he fought only for himself. At "Tightrope," his inability to control his rage cost him not just a match, but his points. At King of Trios, a mistake like that can be fatal.
Granted, this leaves few options.
Let it also be known: Jakob Hammermeier is a false and self-proclaimed king and therefore disqualified. As if I would even...so please, Jakob, stop. I have since blocked your mobile device number. Don’t make me contact the authorities.
After long meditation, I believe I know the king who would fit our Warriors Three. A vi-king: Oleg the Usurper. There is no one else I’ve shared the ring with who hits with the strength of an ogre. Oleg and I have stood back-to-back, swords in hand. He has proven his nobility to me in battle, despite his dark past. The king of vikings will make a formidable partner, and he's a more loyal ally than Eddie Kingston could ever be. The Usurper served the Arcane Horde well and has come a long way from his barbaric origins. Everyone deserves a second chance.
Onward to victory!
Blog: Jakob Hammermeier (6.30.16)
You just couldn't help yourself, could you Eddie?
Is there a more quintessential Eddie Kingston move than to not only sabotage your chance to cash in your own three points, but to actually get suspended as well? Bravo. Striking the harmless referee whom you refused to listen to during your most recent temper tantrum at Tightrope. Attacking an official. You've surely outdone yourself this time, Eddie. You throw those things away, why? Because I won't turn around and look at your stupid face? I'm not here to play Simon Says, I'm here to rule MY kingdom...CHIKARA.
Gee golly, good thing you taught me that lesson Eddie. My knuckles are still aching from pulverizing the once Great War King's not so royal jaw....again.....for the fourth time (if you're keeping count at home.)
All teasing aside, you really have taught me quite a bit. You have shown me time and time again how a King should NEVER behave. A mistake that I'll be more than happy to rectify on both of our behalves.
Despite the modicum of bias I may or may not have against the former War King, I take a great amount of pity to see someone who used to be so great, continue to fall from grace. It's a real shame. Real shame. Once, you were not just a threat, you were THE threat at CHIKARA. But no more.
Enjoy your time off Eddie. Maybe you should use this absolutely necessary punishment as an opportunity to reflect on yourself and grow both as a man, and as a warrior.