Brandi Wagner - Aug 28, 2018

The time for CHIKARA’s premier event, King of Trios, draws nigh. King of Trios (KOT) is CHIKARA’s version of WrestleMania, it is their biggest and grandest stage. Every event at CHIKARA is themed, and this one is themed after Star Wars. This is the 11th incarnation of the tournament, hence it has been titled Episode […]

Jamie Greer - Nov 10, 2021

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has become, without a question, the biggest rival WWE has had since 2001. While most of their biggest, flashiest, and well-known stars are former stars of major promotions like WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and Ring of Honor (ROH), there’s an almost indisputable narrative that while the meat on the […]

Scotty O'Shea
Jamie Greer - Oct 11, 2021

A big shock to the Canadian indie wrestling scene took place this past weekend, when Slam Wrestling revealed that Ontario indie veteran “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea was entering recovery following emergency brain surgery on Saturday. According to his wife’s Facebook account, early on Saturday morning, O’Shea “was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple […]

Jigsaw To Debut in GCW
Jamie Greer - Oct 29, 2021

Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) continues its trajectory of combining the best of indie wrestling’s past with those of its future, announcing on Friday that near 20-year veteran Jigsaw will be making his official GCW debut at GCW Blood on the Hills in Los Angeles, California on Friday, December 17, 2021. The event will air live […]

Incoherence to ROH
Jamie Greer - Aug 2, 2021

In a quiet move that was soon picked up on by wrestling Twitter, Ring of Honor booker Delirious tweeted out a match graphic that teases not only his return to the ring but that he’s bringing in Hallowicked and Frightmare to reform the stable Incoherence. From 2006 to 2009, the trio terrorized CHIKARA, with Delirious […]

CHIKARA The Renaissance Dawns
Frank Burford - Jul 10, 2021

CHIKARA has always been an innovator of independent wrestling, founded in 2002 by Mike Quackenbush, Reckless Youth, and Don Montoya, it was only in 2020 that it closed its doors to the world. We thought it would be interesting to watch their first ever show, CHIKARA The Renaissance Dawns, which took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania […]

Edith Surreal
Jamie Greer - Feb 25, 2021

Disclaimer: This article was updated to reflect a name change from Still Life to Edith Surreal, which occurred on March 4th. Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, […]

Max Smashmaster
Jamie Greer - Dec 22, 2020

From 2013 to 2016, Sidney Bakabella‘s Wrecking Crew stable ran riot throughout CHIKARA. Oleg the Usurper, Jaka, and a three-man unit known as Devastation Corporation caused grief to all the happy faces in the CHIKARA Universe. Devastation Corporation were three big men that were straight out of an unlicensed 80s video game like Mat Mania, […]

Jamie Greer - Jun 19, 2020

The fallout from the #SpeakOut movement online, the pro wrestling equivalent of the #MeToo movement that rocked Hollywood, has resulted in more repercussions as CHIKARA has announced that Kobald has been removed from their active roster ongoing following allegations of sexual misconduct were revealed on Social Media. Kobald has worked for CHIKARA since he started […]

CHIKARA The Renaissance Dawns
Jamie Greer - Jun 24, 2020

The indie wrestling was stunned on Tuesday when allegations came out in regards to the behavior of Mike Quackenbush, owner of CHIKARA and longtime indie veteran wrestler, who was described as using “numerous misogynistic, racist, and homophobic remarks” to students and wrestlers amongst other details in allegations released online via the #SpeakingOut movement. The news […]

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Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! This edition looks at a man who speaks/tweets in the third […]

Jamie Greer - Jun 24, 2020

Following allegations of misconduct against owner and head trainer Mike Quackenbush surfaced during the #SpeakingOut movement, on Wednesday there was a mass exodus of CHIKARA stars including Dasher Hatfield, Kimber Lee, Hallowicked, and Still Life With Apricots & Pears from the longtime US indie staple. In response, Mike Quackenbush has now issued a statement and […]

Stem the Hemorrhaging of Polka
Brandi Wagner - Feb 29, 2020

CHIKARA returns to the Wrestle Factory for its second event of the 21st season. They will present Stem the Hemorrhaging of Polka on February 29th. If you are unable to join the fun that is a CHIKARA event in person, you can watch it later on IndependentWrestling.TV and CHIKARAtopia. We will see clashes between The […]

Leon Noel - Feb 7, 2020

Since 2013, Chikara, along with some other promotions along the way, has celebrated National Pro Wrestling Day. The holiday was made to show the good side of pro wrestling. It also usually has shows team up with charities to support a cause. This year Chikara offshoot, Wrestling Is Fun, will host the 8 ever National […]

Jamie Greer - Nov 12, 2019

On Saturday at CHIKARA Tug of War Season 20 finale, the tag team The Bird and The Bee, featuring Solo Darling and Willow Nightingale, became the new Campeonatos de Parejas Champions in CHIKARA, capturing CHIKARA’s tag team titles. They defeated former tag team champions FIST (Tony Deppen & Travis Huckabee) in a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls […]

King of Trios
Brandi Wagner - Oct 4, 2019

CHIKARA’s biggest crown jewel for independent wrestling is arguably the King of Trios tournament. This will be the 13th incarnation of this tournament. Sixteen teams of three compete over 3 nights for the gold medals and the title of King of Trios. It is also a time for the CHIKARA faithful to find new friends […]

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JW Kirkland - Oct 4, 2019

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