By Big Red Machine
From August 12, 2012
CHIKARA The Ring of Wax (8/12/2012)- Indianapolis, IN
BATIRI & OPHIDIAN PROMO- okay
THE SWARM (CombatANT, DeviANT, & Soldier Ant) vs. THE BATIRI (w/Ophidian)- 5.5/10
The material Soldier Ant’s outfit is made of is refractive… which entirely defeats the purpose of it being camouflage. After the match, CombatANT and DeviANT berate Soldier Ant for losing.
TIM DONST vs. SATURYNE- 4/10
A short match, but it did a great job of getting over that this new, post-head shaving Tim Donst can be absolutely vicious.
THE MYSTERIOUS AND HANDSOME STRANGER vs. LANCE BRAVADO- 4/10
Yeah, I’m calling BS! How can we know if this newcomer is truly handsome or not if he is wearing a mask? Plus, I doubt he is as handsome as someone like Archibald Peck. Anyway, this was a fun match, but I had some issues with it. Most importantly, shouldn’t Sapphire’s interference have caused the Stranger to be DQed? Also, keeping a living Feral Pigeon in a bag seems like something PETA would really frown upon.
MIKE QUACKENBUSH & JIGSAW vs. 17 & THE SHARD- 6/10
Good action, but FREAKIN’ AWESOME STORYTELLING!
Just watching Quack’s demeanor throughout this match gets everything over PERFECTLY! He was interrupting 17’s submission on Jigsaw with some just vicious stomps, and that finish… WOW! Genius!
Quack hits 17 with all four Quackendrivers in a row, resulting in a DQ for excessive punishment. Then he stil goes at it and tries to break 17’s leg with an ankle lock, meanwhile the refs try to pull him off and Jigsaw yells at him that this isn’t necessary.
ULTRAMANTIS BLACK & FRIGHTMARE vs. AC/DC (Arik Canon & Darin Corbin)- 4.25/10
EDDIE KINGSTON vs. HARLEM BRAVADO- 6/10
I know I should be happy about a young guy getting to go out there and look competitive against a main eventer, but it should not take the Grand Champion almost twenty minutes to put away one half of a midcard tag team.
SUGAR DUNKERTON, OPHIDIAN, Chuck Taylor & Icarus vs. 3.0, Green Ant, & Fire Ant- 4.5/10
They do some eh comedy, then they go straight to a string of finishers, followed by some dives to the outside (which were hurt by the fact that the crowd was sitting so close. Ophidian winds up accidentally misting Sugar, which then leads to Icarus getting pinned.
YOUNG LIONS CUP X TOURNAMENT FINAL: ACH vs. “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti (w/Dasher Hatfield & Veronica)- 8.5/10
An awesome match. These two are the future of wrestling. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in WWE within a few years.
ACH PROMO- awesome!
Overall, a pretty good show from CHIKARA, but mostly on the strength of the main event and everything Quack does in his match.