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?
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!