Blog: Ophidian (11.16.17)
My journey has been long and arduous...but nothing if not fruitful. I cannot let my focus waver. Overconfindence has seen the downfall of many, both lesser and greater than I, and I refuse to follow that path. I can feel that what I seek is finally almost within reach, there’s just one last mountain to scale as CHIKARA embarks on a journey of its own to New England, one final series of tests in order for The Osirian Portal to rise to the greatest victory.
My path is fraught with obstacles. In the midst of my preparations for the Portal’s tag team glory, I will have to pause to defend my Young Lions Cup. No matter. When it gets down to the wire, I always have a trick up my sleeve. See you Saturday in Haverhill, Barksdale.
Does it crush you, knowing how easily I've become the superior Ophidian? How my accomplishments in the last few months have eclipsed the totality of your wrestling career? Winning the Rey de Voladores. Capturing the Young Lions Cup. My undefeated Osirian Portal's ascension. Do you burn with rage because your long-held secret was revealed not just to the world, but to your teammates in The Furies? Your role as the imposter 17 must make them rethink the decision to ever trust you. The depths of your failures are matched only by the heights of my success. There is no mask adequate to occlude your shame. It is time for the superior Ophidian to warm his cold-blooded skin in the light.
Blog: Kobald (11.13.17)
It’s me, your FAVORITE goblin, KOBALD! Since you BLOCKED me on just about every other type of communication, this is my only way of getting a message out to you.
Every waking moment since you FIXED me on May 6th of this year has been an absolute blast! Who knew all it would take to FIX me would be an act of pure, brutal strength combined with pinpoint accuracy & sincere selflessness? Oh, I know this one… It was ME! I knew it the whole time! I BEGGED you for months!! Even so, I am very appreciative of what you did for me & continue to do for me. For that, you are my IDOL! It’s not every day that you get to meet your idol, let alone TEAM WITH THEM! For me, the last 6 months have been a dream, but, for you, Oleg, the last 6 months haven’t been so kind. Looking back at the last several events, I believe the only match you won since you corrected my cranium was the match where you tagged with me in North Carolina at “The Parting of Ways” (Now available on CHIKARAPRO.COM!!!)
At first, I thought this losing streak of yours would make for a great story, a way to get the people behind us. Losing each & every singles match would bring you closer to me. BUT, BUT, BUT - here’s where it gets interesting - we would WIN every tag match together! You eventually see how successful you are with me by your side & we inevitably win 3 points & challenge Los Ice Creams for Los Campeonatos de Parejas. There’s no way we'd lose, THEY ARE THE STINKING ICE CREAMS! THEY ARE THE WORST TAG TEAM IN CHIKARA HISTORY!
I had it all planned out. After we win those tag belts, we hold & defend Los Campeonatos longer than any team ever. We hold onto those belts until CHIKARA gets bought out by Titan Sports in 2022. Our contracts carry over & we are heavily involved in an invasion angle that, overall, falls below expectations. After a few months of build, we are involved in a title unification match with the Young Bucks, Paul London & Spanky, and Super Dragon & Davey Richards…
*Webmaster's Note: I've cut about 12 pages of utter absurdity from this letter to conserve space and sanity.
…where we both get inducted into the Hall of Fame at Wrestlemelancholy 60 as the most decorated tag team in wrestling history!!!!!!!!!!!!
But now I see that your losing streak has gone on for too long. Things are not going according to plan. I have to be pretty upfront with you, Oleg. For all my plans to come true, something significant needs to change, & fast. I may be a bit UNCONVENTIONAL, but I am no idiot. It is YOU that has NOT been putting in 100% effort. I have already been part of an unsuccessful team. Remember The Batiri?? Sadly, I do as well. Not a single title or accolade in 7 years. I don’t have the patience to go through that level of disappointment again. There’s a reason why I am the last member of The Batiri & if you don’t want to end up like the other two, I suggest you try your best to STOP! LOSING! SO! MUCH!!!
Oleg, I will always be your biggest fan, but if you don’t pick up the slack, I may soon be the last fan you have left.
P.S. HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR THANKSGIVING! I WILL LEAVE THE SEAT AT THE END OF THE TABLE FOR YOU! HOPE YOU LIKE TOILET TURKEY!
Blog: Travis Huckabee (10.25.17)
It’s been a long two weeks for the Rumblebees. I've just recently recovered from my #HourOfPower match against Rory Gulak and despite her unwillingness to admit it, I know the same could be said for my partner Solo. She took a pounding at the hands of Sonny Defarge, but gave it her all, and even in defeat, can be proud of what she left in the ring. We've both needed this week to recover. And though we've enjoyed tag team success lately, we've had less luck individually. I am disappointed to have lost to Rory once again, and I’m disappointed to have been unable to help out my friend and fellow Rumblebee.
We're about to depart for Chicago, and we both have unique challenges ahead of us at the double-header on October 28th. Solo is set to rumble against perhaps the most accomplished graduate of the Wrestle Factory, Hallowicked, and I'll be against the midwestern up-and-comer, Everett Connors. Last time we were in Chicago, Swolo fought a bigger, stronger opponent and of course, she never backed down. Not even for a second. EC is as tough as they come but I've made my name as someone who will always endure. Everett Connors recently came close to capturing the Young Lions Cup - I can't say the same. And Hallowicked is the only 2-time Grand Champion in the history of CHIKARA. These are tall tasks awaiting us on Saturday in the Windy City, Solo. Don't let our recent defeats bog you down. We keep training, we keep improving, each and every day. People might think you don't stand a chance again Hallowicked. Then again, people didn't think we could ever capture Los Campeonatos, either.