By Big Red Machine
From December 02, 2012
CHIKARA Under The Hood (12/2/2012)- Philadelphia, PA
3.0 vs. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano)- 6.5/10
DASHER HATFIELD vs. ICARUS (w/Sugar Dunkerton)- 6.25/10
GREAT finish! Sugar’s direction in 2013 should be interesting.
THE SHARD, JIGSAW, SOLDIER ANT, & DEVIANT vs. MIKE QUACKENBUSH, GREEN ANT, FIRE ANT & ASSAILTANT- 8/10
Great action and just plain AMAZING storytelling. This match was the main reason I bought this show and it did not disappoint. I love this angle. Quack is a freakin’ GENIUS!
YOUNG LIONS CUP MATCH: “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti(c) (w/Veronica) vs. ACH- 8/10
CROWNING OF THE HOMECOMING KING & QUEEN- AMAZING segment. This is CHIKARA at its most CHIKARA-ish, and it is glorious!
LOS ICE CREAMS vs. DEVASTATION CORPORATION (w/Sidney Bakabella)-good squash.
ULTRAMANTIS BLACK, FIGHTMARE, HALLOWICKED, CROSSBONES, & BLIND RAGE vs. DELRIOUS, OPHIDIAN, KOBAK=LD, OBARIYON & KODAMA- 7.5/10
Great action, but the Amasis reveal was really lame.
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS MATCH FOR THE CHIKARA CAMPEONATOS DE PAREJAS: The Young Bucks(c) vs. Marty Jannetty and the 1-2-3 Kid- 5.75/10
Kid looked great. Marty… not so much. Decent match, but nothing more. Hopefully we have seen the last of Marty Jannetty in a CHIKARA ring.
CHIKARA GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Eddie Kingston(c) vs. Tim Donst (w/Jakob Hammermeier)- 6.75/10
Not good enough for a main event. The stuff with Jakob was good, but I wasn’t into this match for large chunks of it at a time.
Overall, a great show from CHIKARA, but the top of the card was disappointing. I was expecting more from Donst and Kingston. Lots of great soryline stuff in this show, though, so it is a must-buy for CHIKARA fans, and even if you’re not much of a CHIKARA fan, ACH vs. Touchdown was still just plain awesome. 2013 should be a very, very interesting year.