Blog: Donald Kluger (5.1.17)
I thought I would pause from my RIGOROUS training schedule to share my musings about some recent developments here at CHIKARA.
Firstly, it is with the utmost enthusiasm and ZEAL that I am stratagizing for my GLORIOUS OPPORTUNITY to WIN the Infinite Gauntlet!!! This grueling and SAVAGE contest will be a TRUE TEST of my willpower. Some of the most EXTRAORDINARY competitors in the HISTORY OF CHIKARA will be competing on this FATEFUL NIGHT. In spite of these obstacles, NAY… BECAUSE of them, I believe that THIS HALF of Dez Peloton will prove victorious.
Secondly, I know that my previous statement must beg the questions “Will the luxurious Jasper Tippins also be participating? Will your friendship be at RISK?” The answer to the second inquiry is simple - Jasper and myself have FORGED a bond of real FRIENDSHIP through rigorous competition. Our friendship is NEVER at risk. Such a quandary however, is not relevant in this case, as it is with a heavy HEART I regret to inform you that Jasper Tippins will not be in attendance. He will still be in recovery from a BRUTAL attempt to qualify for the Tour de Romandie (CURSE you Richie Porte!!!)
The Infinite Gauntlet requires perseverance, determination, and ENDURANCE for success. These are traits I not only have, I EMBODY THEM. I will outlast every competitor until NONE REMAIN ANYWHERE FOREVER. I have no apprehension in calling my shot here - Donald Kluger will climb that summit and STAND TALL IN VICTORY.
Blog: Travis Huckabee (3.15.17)
I'd be lying if I said that the last few months haven't been difficult. I came up short in the Young Lions Cup tournament, I lost to a better competitor in Silver Ant at the last #HourOfPower, and my recent tag team effort with Solo Darling was unsuccessful. Though I trained relentlessly for well over a year, I never imagined how hard it would be to transition from referee to wrestler.
Say what you will, but I have met these challenges and I am still moving forward. I've heard a few times now that I could have picked a bigger tag team partner. That I could have picked a more powerful tag team partner. While there are many reasons why I'm proud to have Solo as my tag partner, it's her enthusiasm and her dedication to improvement that inspire me. She might be sidelined with a nagging injury this Sunday, but I know she'll be rooting for me to do my best. I would do that exact same thing for her. And looking ahead to Sunday's live #HourOfPower, I'll be quite happy to fight for the two of us.
I'm going to face Jeremy Leary. If there was any one man who you could call my "opposite" on the roster, I guess it'd be him. He is a heavy-handed brawler who is proud to win, even if he takes shortcuts to get there. While I don't appreciate your tactics Leary, I have to respect how dangerous you are.
While I may not have the best win-loss record as of late, I have met every challenge head-on, and this Sunday will be no different. Bring whatever you want, bring whatever you have because it takes a lot to keep me down. I don't have to prove myself to you, Leary. But to the doubters that think I should still be a referee, and to the person that always reminds me to do my best, I have a lot to prove.
Sunday. Let's rumble.
Blog: Kobald (2.10.17)
WE DID NOT ASK FOR ANY OF THIS!!We did not ask for Deucalion to break our spine.MURDERER!We did not ask to be brought back.BUT WE ARE GRATEFUL!!We did not ask to tag with that Dragon Dragon slayer, Oleg.MURDERER!We did not ask to become a weapon hexed by the power of Nazmaldun.TORMENTOR!We did not ask for Ophidian to make the voice disappear.HE DID THIS!!
Everything we ever wanted was right there and now there isn't a sound.We wanted what we didn't want and didn't know what we wanted until it was gone.WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE ANYMORE!
That’s where YOU come in, Oleg!You may have sworn never to harm us, but you were part of The Flood.You are the slayer of Dragon Dragon.We made it very clear we never trusted you.Your atrocities have not been forgotten!!But just days ago we watched as Worker Ant's lifeless carcass slumped on the mat, guilty of the same injustice.We are the thing we hate.WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE ANYMORE!
The 3 of us must get together to settle things.SOON!PLEASE.SOON!