Maximum Overdraft


Philadelphia, PA – 8.5.2007

Commentary is provided by Leonard F. Chikarason, UltraMantis Black, Chris Hero, Bryce Remsburg, and Shayne Hawke.

Pre-Show Match
Jigsaw, Shane Storm, Tim Donst & Moscow vs. UltraMantis Black {ONT}, Shawn Reed, Justin Reed, & Chris Styles

The three men teaming with Mantis comprise a team called The Southern Saints. Jigsaw starts with Shawn. Jigsaw ties him up on the mat. Mantis and Donst tag in once Shawn frees himself. Donst goes for a few different cradles. Donst takes the mount so he and Mantis can go amateur. Donst maneuvers Mantis into another pinfall attempt. He kicks out and retreats to the Saints. Styles and Moscow tag in. Moscow throws a calf kick and spears him with his horns. Justin and Storm tag in. Storm gives Justin a headscissors, Manhattan drop, and a hook clothesline. He grazes him with a spinwheel kick for two. A chain of headlocks is formed with Shanesaw, Mantis, and Justin. Shanesaw send both men to the floor. Jigsaw dives onto Mantis while Styles stops Storm with a kick. The Saints beat down Storm until Storm catches Shawn with a flying forearm. Moscow cleans house. Donst gives an assist to take down Justin. Both he and Moscow take their straps down and apply ankle locks. The Reed’s fend them off. Jigsaw and Styles fight in one corner while Mantis and Donst fight in another. Donst Gator Rolls Mantis. Styles throws him out. He drops Jigsaw with a neckbreaker. Storm German suplexes him. Shawn breaks the pin and gives Storm a Death Valley neckbreaker across the knee. Moscow makes the save. He hits the Russian Sickle. Justin gives him a Razor’s Edge neckbreaker. Jigsaw uses a double stomp to break the pin. Justin goes for his Razor’s Edge neckbreaker again. Jigsaw counters it into a roll-up. A superkick gives Jigsaw the pin at 13:09. The Saints weren’t bad, but quite bland. Jigsaw carried the weight of his team though Moscow was a hit with the fans. A main event Atomico this was not, but not bad for a warm up. **

2.0 are in the back. Shane Matthews says a promo by their opponents, Los Ice Creams, made things personal. However, their feud goes back all the way to 1994. Jagged and Shane marched to the convenience store to buy some ice cream sandwiches on a hot Summer day. As they’re walking home, the ice cream melts and gets on Jagged Chicago Bulls Zubaz shorts. As punishment for staining his brand new shorts, Jagged’s father spanked him. Matthews says that they will spank Los Ice Creams and give them their just desserts. Get it?

El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC} vs. Jagged {2.0} & Shane Matthews {2.0}

2.0 pounce the moment Los Ice Creams enter the ring. Los Ice Creams knock them down after ducking stereo clotheslines. Matthews overhand chops Hijo causing him to cry. Hijo kicks him in the leg and bops his nose. Matthews does not appreciate Hijo’s kiss or buttocks pinch. He sends Matthews out with an Asesino. Jagged rakes Jr.’s eyes. That does nothing so Jr. stabs him with his cone. Jagged responds with a clothesline. 2.0 wear down Jr. in their half of the ring. Jr. gives them double Cold Stone Stunners so he can tag in Hijo. Hijo throws elbows and chops at both Jagged and Matthews. Hijo causes Jagged to armdrag Matthews. Matthews then accidentally elbow drops Jagged. 2.0 respond with double Russian leg sweeps. Jr. dropkicks them both. Matthews responds with his own dropkick. Hijo hops onto Jagged on the floor. Jr. gives Matthews the Jack and Jill Hammer. Hijo insists Jr. let him come off the top rope. Jagged tries knocking him down but gets punched. Hijo hops off the top and into a splash on Matthews. Jr. knocks down Jagged. La Magistral cradle to Jagged gives Jr. the win and Los Ice Creams their 3rd point in 6:23. That was a lot of fun, as expected. 2.0 kind of looked like chumps after a big win last month, but considering this would be their last match in CHIKARA until May, it was the right call. **¼

Eddie Kingston is trying really hard not to lose his cool, but he’s clearly not pleased that people of the CHIKARA locker room are getting outside opportunities in places like ROH and FIP while he isn’t. He was a part of an FIP doubleshot but I guess that’s not good enough for him. He understands that he isn’t owed anything but he feels like all he has is sorrow an heartache for all the hard work he’s put into the wrestling business. Worse than that, CHIKARA, the company he believes he built, won’t give him the one match he wants: a singles bout with Hallowicked. He’s tired of being disrespected everywhere he goes. He says no offense to Ricochet, his opponent tonight, but he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He says the injuries Donst suffered last month and Ricochet suffers tonight are on Leonard F. Chikarason and Hallowicked’s heads. This promo was one for the ages and is worth looking up.

Ricochet vs. Eddie Kingston {BO}

Kingston shoves Ricochet down out of a lock-up twice. Ricochet tries knocking him down with running shoulder tackles. After stomping on Kingston’s foot and leaping off the second rope he is successful. He also uses a headscissors. He Tiger walks up Kingston and nails an enzuigiri. He follows with a cannonball senton for two. Kingston takes him down and chops him up in the corner. Ricochet responds with a chop or two but gets knocked down. Kingston kicks him in the side of the head. He yells up to LFC in commentary “Where’s Hallowicked” as he keeps Ricochet down. Ricochet reverses an Irish whip, sending Kingston into the guardrails. Kingston however takes control with a chinlock back in the ring. Kingston smacks him in the face. Ricochet responds with a tornado kick for two. He dropkicks Kingston to the corner and hits a tiger feint kick to the back. He springboard dropkicks Kingston for two. Kingston rolls out. Ricochet follows with a twisting tope. Ricochet dives in with a headscissors but Kingston gives him a powerbomb. He puts on a full nelson clutch but Ricochet gets the ropes. Ricochet rolls out of the way of a yakuza kick. He spikes Kingston with a huracanrana. He misses a twisting splash but lands on his feet. Kingston kicks Ricochet right in the groin. Derek Sabato DQ’s Kingston at 8:24. This wasn’t the legendary beatdown Kingston gave Donst, but the outcome was similar: Ricochet looked good taking a beating and getting in some hope spots while Kingston looks like an animal unleashed. ***

Kingston Backfists Ricochet after the bell. He grabs a Hallowicked replica mask from the merchandise table and puts it on Ricochet. He nails him with a short arm clothesline. Kingston punches and chokes Ricochet. Bryce and Sabato try getting him off. Once again Kingston yells up to LFC to make the match between him and Hallowicked. He says he carry’s the company and gets nothing for it while F.I.S.T. get a match with the Briscoes. He heads to the back in a huff while Ricochet is tended to.

Shayne Hawke reminds us that it was Billy Roc who halted Hawke’s quest to become the Young Lions Cup holder in June. Hawke is coming to avenge that loss tonight. It’s on til’ the break of dawn.

Billy Roc vs. Shayne Hawke

Hawke is proud of himself for not shaking hands. Roc takes him down and locks his legs. Hawke gets the ropes. Hawke grabs a double knuckle lock and uses his legs to stretch out Roc overhead. Hawke holds onto the leg. Roc bridges him into a headlock. Hawke smacks him in the face when applying a wristlock. Roc snapmares Hawke into his own wristlock. Hawke forearms his way out. Roc responds with one of his own. He shoulder tackles Hawke and takes him over in a Frankensteiner. He utilizes some armdrag variants to send Hawke to the floor. Roc brings him back in but gets caught with a double axe handle to the back. Hawke throws some punches while keeping Roc grounded. Roc comes off the second rope with a headscissors. He backdrops Hawke for two. He snapmares Hawke into a back kick. He dropkicks him through the ropes and slingshots into a splash. He drives Hawke’s face repeatedly into the canvas. Hawke responds with an Ace Crusher for two. Roc comes back with a Death Valley neckbreaker. He goes for a Shiranui. Hawke counters with the Tomahawke for the win at 7:50. There was no really story here, just moves and whatnot. It was fine but nobody really cared. F.I.S.T come out to congratulate Hawke and help him to the back. **

Sara Del Rey says it’s tough for her to accept that Daizee Haze has defeated her twice in CHIKARA. However, tonight they have a 2 out of 3 Falls match, and Sara will avenge both of those losses in the same match.

2 out of 3 Falls
Daizee Haze vs. Sara Del Rey

Haze attacks Sara on the floor before the bell. In the ring Sara starts off the match with chops and a hip attack. Haze slips out when she is whipped to the ropes. Sara chases her back into the ring where Haze drops some elbows. Sara avoids an ankle lock but takes a knee to the mid-section. Sara body blocks Haze and slams her into a dropkick. She snapmares Haze off the second rope. Haze bites her arm, so Sara gives her a vertical splash. Haze cascades up and sits down on Sara, getting the first pin at 5:02. Haze attacks Sara’s knee at the beginning of the second fall. This continues on the floor where Sara manages to send Haze into the guardrails twice. Back in the ring Sara suplexes Haze but her leg is too hurt to hold onto a bridge. Sara boots her in the chest. She misses a second one and gets her leg kicked out. Haze misses a crossbody off the second rope. Sara catches her in a mouse trap pin at 9:03, tying up the match one fall a piece. Haze tries a bodyscissors. Sara sits down on it for two. Haze twists up Sara’s leg in the ropes. On the top rope she delivers the Heart Punch and a Frankensteiner. Sara kicks out. She goes for the Mind Trap. Sara suplexes her onto her head. Haze tries a kick. Sara instead catches her in the Royal Butterfly Suplex to get the third and deciding fall at 11:41. I get why they did 2 out of 3 falls but I really think the crowd would have been more interested in a straight up singles match. They were mostly quiet until the very end of the match where things got really good and they knew the match would actually end. Both women worked very smartly but a more compact one fall match would have made a difference in the overall value. **½

Fire Ant {C}, Soldier Ant {C} & Worker Ant {C} vs. Delirious {I}, Cheech & Cloudy

Cheech and Cloudy are cosplaying as Delirious in this bout. All three freak out at the bell. Delirious and Soldier Ant trade holds. Soldier Ant nails a rolling saluting forearm and takes Delirious down with a saluting crossbody. Worker Ant comes in with Cloudy. Cloudy takes Worker Ant off his game and armdrags him. Some back and forth ends with Cloudy pulling off a headscissors and single leg dropkick. Cheech and Fire Ant tag in. Fire Ant goes for some quick pins after a headscissors. Cheech fights out of the Colony’s corner. He walks the ropes and armdrags Fire Ant into his partners twice. Just when it looks like he’s going to be attacked, we get the M-Pro comedy spot. He dropkicks Fire Ant and tags in Delirious. He gives Worker Ant multiple elbows to the neck and back. Cheech and Cloudy do the same. We get a triple Camel Clutch. Worker Ant enzuigiri’s Delirious and tags in Fire Ant. Fire Ant takes all three opponents down with fireman’s carry’s. He’s so pumped up he gives both his partners and referee Bryce Remsburg them as well. Worker and Soldier Ant dive out onto their opponents while Bryce admonishes Fire Ant. Fire Ant fireman’s carry’s Cheech onto everyone. Then, Fire Ant gets Antapulted onto his opponents. Delirious clotheslines Worker and Soldier Ant thrice. He chokeslams Soldier Ant and gives Worker Ant a 2k1 Bomb. All three Delirious’ give neverending clotheslines in opposite corners. Cheech and Cloudy dropkick Soldier and Worker while Delirious hits Fire Ant with the Panic Attack. The Colony dispose of Cheech and Cloudy, leaving Delirious to take a triple dropkick in the corner. He also takes the G.I. Ant splash. Fire Ant sends Cheech back to the floor. Cloudy gets caught in the Ant Hill. Cheech however dropkicks Fire Ant to stop it. Soldier and Worker Ant both take Partly Cloudy with a chance of Cheech. Cloudy DDT’s Fire Ant. Cheech gives him the Burnout. Delirious comes off the top with Shadows Over Heck. Fire Ant kicks out! Chemical Imbalance II gets him the win in 13:35. The combination of Up In Smoke and Incoherence continues to be a winning formula. They worked so well with the Colony, mixing the humor in with some great wrestling and providing a memorable trios bout. ***¼

La Parkita vs. Payaso del Futuro

Parkita dances with some random girl before the match. He armdrags Payaso to the floor. Payaso comes back in. A headscissors sends him back out. Parkita dropkicks him three times. Again Payaso roll to the floor. Parkita crossbody’s after him after enough stalling to make Payaso look silly. Well, sillier than a futuristic clown typically is. In the ring some dancing distracts Payaso and allows Parkita to poke him in the eyes. He armdrags Payaso and punches him to the floor. Parkita suicide dives out. Parkita throws some chops back in the ring and stretches his arm out. Payaso splashes the leg. Parkita escapes a leg hold and puts on a Camel Clutch. He dropkicks Payaso to the floor and does a cannonball off the apron onto him. In the ring he busts out another armdrag and crucifix pins Payaso for the pin in 7:31. There was a whole lot of nothing going on. Payaso could not have possibly been lazier and Parkita was more interested in his woman, who he danced with again after the match, then anything else. Fun fact: 22 months later Parkita was killed by prostitutes. DUD

Young Lions Cup
Chuck Taylor {KOW} (Champion) vs. Drake Younger

Younger is a surprise opponent, answering Taylor’s open challenge. Taylor makes himself proud taking Younger down with a pair of armdrags. Taylor notices a single thumbtack in the ring (possibly from Younger’s boot) and wants a DQ win for it. Younger takes him down in a waistlock. He paint brushes the back of Taylor’s head before giving Taylor two of his own armdrags. After a hip toss, Younger tornado clutches Taylor into an armdrag. Younger misses a baseball slide. He throws some strikes. Taylor gives him a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor! He applies a chinlock back in the ring. Younger goes for a couple quick pins. Taylor stops him with his pretty dropkick. He pulls out the invisible grenade and explodes it with an elbow drop for one. Younger brings Taylor out of the corner with a running powerslam. He gets two with a spinebuster. From the apron Taylor hits a springboard dropkick. He goes for Sole Food but Younger counters with a Death Valley Falcon Arrow. Doing the deal is only good for two. Taylor sole butt kicks Younger. Sole Food connects. He powerbombs Younger for two. Younger responds with a Saito suplex. He comes off the top with a frog splash. Taylor kicks out. Younger calls for Drake’s Landing. Taylor slides out. He crotches Younger on the top rope. Taylor brings him down with the Awful Waffle! That’s good enough for the pin at 9:32. That was short but made Taylor look really strong in defeating such a tough opponent. Younger was an excellent surprise as the crowd was very excited to see him and he worked his butt off. ***

Chris Hero makes it known that it was him personally that resurrected the Kings of Wrestling; not because he likes Claudio Castagnoli, but because he’s a great wrestler. He says Lince Dorado’s victory over him last month was simply a fluke. He and Pantera are just a speed bump to them regaining the Campeones de Parejas. Hero brings up that Claudio defeated Sicodelico Jr. last month. Claudio tells Hero not to screw things up for them tonight.

Lince Dorado & El Pantera vs. Chris Hero {KOW} & Claudio Castagnoli {KOW}

Claudio and Hero jump the luchadores. Hero monkey flips Dorado. Dorado lands on his feet and gets in an overhand chop. Dorado utilizes his own monkey flip. He maneuvers his way into a headscissors which causes Hero to retreat. Claudio and Pantera tag in. Pantera flips into an armdrag. He headscissors Claudio across the ring. Pantera uses the ropes to send both Kings out with armdrags. Hero attacks Pantera when he’s not paying attention. Pantera sends Hero out with an armdrag. Dorado tries taking Claudio down. He does, but Claudio pops up and uppercuts him. Dorado pulls out the Déjà vu. He springboards in. Claudio catches him with a backbreaker. Hero slingshots in with double knees to the chest. The Kings double team and isolate Dorado. Dorado takes them both down with a London Bridge. Pantera comes in. He gives Claudio a stunner. Pantera blocks double boots. Pantera avoids Hero’s senton. He pops Dorado up for double dropkicks. The Kings get sent out. Dorado and Pantera follow with suicide dives. Dorado corkscrews into a crossbody on Hero. Claudio deadlifts him up into a side slam. Pantera moonsault blocks onto Claudio for two. Claudio responds with the Match Killer. He goes up top. Pantera brings him down with a headscissors. Hero punches Pantera and chops Dorado. Dorado ducks a boot and vies onto Claudio on the floor. Pantera high crossbody’s Hero. Hero goes for the Hero’s Welcome. Pantera whips him overhead. He puts Hero in the CHIKARA Special! Hero taps out at 11:42. Pantera’s moving pretty sluggish but Hero and Claudio managed to work well with him and Dorado carried his end of the bargain. The finish was the key here and that was executed perfectly. **¾

Mike Quackenbush says there is a wake of controversy after he won the NWA Jr. Heavyweight title from Tiger Mask IV a few months ago. The politics from numerous companies don’t interest him, as his main concern is doing the legacy of the title proud by having classic matches, despite him taking drastic measures to win the title. Black Tiger is the first name sent to face Quackenbush and he accepts it with open arms. Rest assured, he plans to knock down whomever the NWA sets up for him.

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Mike Quackenbush (Champion) vs. Black Tiger IV

Quackenbush dropkicks Tiger’s right knee right away. He then applies pressure to his legs and chin. He dragonscrews the leg. Tiger stretches out Quackenbush’s back in a bow and arrow. A Lucha exchange ends with two armdrags and a crucifix pin attempt from Quackenbush. He sends Tiger to the floor and tope con hilo’s after him. Tiger snaps Quackenbush’s neck across the top rope. He strings some suplexes together for a two count. He drives his knee into Quackenbush’s neck. For a second it looks like Quackenbush took over but a kick, chop, Manhattan drop, and dropkick to the side of the head change that. He drops a knee onto the chest for two. Quackenbush takes out Tiger’s legs and crucifixes him for two. Tiger gives him a Gourd Buster. From the top rope he drops his knee into Quackenbush’s neck. He hooks the leg whilst applying a chinlock. Tiger pokes his eyes. He tries a tornado DDT. Quackenbush avoids it and catches him mid-air with a dropkick. He headbutts Tiger in the chest. Tiger blocks a bulldog but falls to double knees to the chest. He gets stretched out before being dropped in the Black Tornado Slam. He gets two with that and a reverse brainbuster. He calls for the Quackendriver III. Tiger spins out of it and comes off the second rope with a Flying DDT. He taunts Quackenbush before attempting a Frankensteiner. Quackenbush flips out of it and brings Tiger off the second with a dragonscrew leg whip. He rolls Tiger into an ankle lock while locking his other leg. Tiger gets the ropes. Quackenbush grabs his leg and Tiger kicks him away. He gets two with a Tiger suplex. After some positioning, Tiger backslides Quackenbush for two. The tombstone gets the same result. He tries the Tiger Driver. Quackenbush evades it and palm strikes Tiger. He rolls him into Lightning Lock Beta. Tiger taps out at 13:09. This was a terrific first defense for Quackenbush. He beat a former champion, smartly worked over Tiger’s leg the whole match, and had it pay off in the end. The last few nearfalls were exciting and made Quackenbush look strong as he kicked out of some big offense. ***½

Gran Akuma feels like F.I.S.T. has been wasting away since they won the Campeones de Parejas, but finally they have some real competition tonight: The Briscoes. While he knows the Briscoes are tough, F.I.S.T. is smart, and they have the home field advantage. He says they will need to “man up” during the match and bow down when it’s over. Icarus says the Briscoes will see their rough, tough, and intelligent side, and know what it is like to be defeated in CHIKARA.

Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe vs. Icarus {F} & Gran Akuma {F}

Mark snapmares Akuma into a back kick. Akuma returns the favor. Mark throws some strikes to Akuma in the corner and suplexes him for two. Akuma rolls to the floor. Icarus and Jay tag in. They go back and forth until Jay nails a leg lariat. They both pose in the corners. When Icarus comes down Jay boots him in the face. Akuma knees Jay from the apron. He rolls under a clothesline. Mark slingshots in with a dropkick. He dives out onto Akuma while Jay gives Icarus a sit-out Gourd Buster. Mark slingshot knees Icarus into Jay’s Death Valley Driver. Mark hits a twisting springboard splash for two. They double hip toss Icarus out of the corner. Icarus continues to be attacked while Akuma is kept at bay. Icarus slides to the floor. Akuma gives Jay a sole butt kick and a fallaway kick to the face. Icarus comes back in with an enzuigiri. Jay now finds himself trapped in F.I.S.T.’s corner. Jay wins a strike exchange with Icarus and boots him down. Mark kicks Akuma off the apron and throws Redneck Kung-Fu at Icarus. Akuma gets a taste himself. Mark gives Icarus a Judo throw suplex. The Briscoes double team Icarus, ending with a big lariat. They go for a Doomsday Device. Akuma trips Mark and whips him into the guardrails. Icarus victory rolls Jay for two. Jay takes F.I.S.T. Kicks. Akuma brings Jay off the top with a Frankensteiner. Icarus frog splashes onto him for two. Jay pops gorilla presses Icarus into a Death Valley Driver for two. Mark knees Icarus in the corner and gives him a modified powerbomb for two. Mark slips out of a Shiranui. The Briscoes look for the Doomsday Device. Icarus spikes Jay with a reverse Frankensteiner. Akuma spider exploder suplexes Mark off the top, then comes down with a moonsault for two. Mark and Akuma trade pinfalls. Akuma catches Mark with a handful of tights for the win at 14:00. The ending here was pretty weak, but up until then this was a solid tag match. Given it was set up as somewhat of a “dream match”, had the ROH vs. CHIKARA tag champions, and was the Briscoes debut, I’d call it slightly disappointing but still worth the watch. ***¼

While F.I.S.T are celebrating, the Briscoes attack and give Icarus the Doomsday Device! Jay gives Akuma the Jay Driller, then Mark follows with the Cutthroat Driver. I would have preferred that stuff be incorporated into the body of the match but whatever. Icarus and Akuma have some words and shove one another. They leave separately.


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