Cibernetico Increíble

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Philadelphia, PA – 10.18.2009

Commentary is provided by Leonard F. Chikarason, Louden Noxious, Bryce Remsburg, Jimmy ‘Equinox’ Olsen, and UltraMantis Black.

The Throwbacks are backstage. Sugar Dunkerton says that a classic never dies. He talks about all of the classic things that are back in style; Nintendo’s, afros, etc. He says it’s time for CHIKARA to get a taste of what old school is all about. He says anything that’s not them is whack, and that they’re going to get their first point tonight.

Dasher Hatfield {T} & Sugar Dunkerton {T} vs. El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC}

Los Ice Creams are replacing the Badd Boyz, who were held up at the Canadian Border. Los Ice Creams attack before the bell. The Throwbacks respond with stereo hip tosses. Dunkerton sends Hijo into a wind-up Polish Hammer from Hatfield. Hatfield baseball dropkicks Jr.’s leg out. Dunkerton runs across his back multiple times, which Bryce Remsburg calls him out on for traveling. Hatfield dropkicks Jr. in the side. They Alley Oops Hijo onto Jr. Hatfield charges in with a clothesline to Jr. in the corner. Hijo counters a clothesline with a flying posterior attack. This allows Los Ice Creams to work over Hatfield in their corner. Hatfield ends up leapfrogging over them both. He wind up chops Hijo into Jr. He then throws Jr. into Hijo and splashes them both in the corner. Dunkerton tags in and throws some jabs with a little fancy footwork. Jr. pokes Dunkerton in the eyes. Dunkerton sends Jr. to the apron. He calls Hijo a chicken, baiting him into accidentally giving his brother an overhand chop. Dunkerton chops Jr. too. Dunkerton baits Hijo into dropkicking Jr. to the floor. Hijo avoids a backdrop and pinches Dunkerton’s bottom. He also slaps Dunkerton in the face. Dunkerton dropkicks Hijo to the corner. Hatfield runs the bases for a baseball slide dropkick. Dunkerton catches Jr. coming off the top rope with a punch to the stomach. The Throwbacks hit the Grand Slam Dunk (the Grand Slam followed by a top rope elbow) for the pin at 7:26. This was a fun opening match. The Throwbacks had instant chemistry and Dunkerton proved to be a phenomenal partner choice on Hatfield’s behalf. They also got to showcase their fun demeanor against Los Ice Creams, leaving a positive impression in their debut weekend. **

You can watch this match in its entirety here.

Ryuichi Kawakami {BJW} vs. Vin Gerard {U}

Gerard is replacing Eddie Kingston, who was injured wrestling Sami Callihan in CZW last weekend. Kawakami shoves Gerard down after being mocked. Kawakami twists up his wrist. Gerard escapes. He tries a shoulder block but Kawakami doesn’t budge. Kawakami snapmares him into a chinlock. He slams Gerard for two. He takes him over with a hip toss and stomps on his ribs. Gerard slips out of a back suplex. He chop blocks Kawakami and drops his elbow multiple times on Kawakami’s leg. He twists up his calf until Kawakami grabs the ropes. Gerard rakes ‘s eyes when he tries to fight back. He drives Kawakami’s knee into the apron a few times. Kawakami absorbs Gerard’s chop. He catches Gerard with a forearm strike. Three running forearm strikes earn him a two count. He deadlifts Gerard up into a belly-to-back suplex for two. Gerard kicks out Kawakami’s leg and drops him with a choke STO. Kawakami throws more forearms Gerard trips Kawakami into an STF. Kawakami gets the ropes. Gerard pulls him to the middle of the ring and re-applies the STF. Kawakami taps out at 6:21. Psychology wise this was totally fine, but nobody cared. Kingston and Kawakami in a slugfest would have been a treat and this was not that type of match at all. *

Sara Del Ray & La Malcriada vs. Daizee Haze & Bullfight Sora

Haze knees Malcriada in the stomach and puts on a waistlock. Malcriada uses the ropes to escape and knocks Haze down with a clothesline. She whips Haze to the corner and follows in with a Bronco Buster. She slingshots Haze into a chest kick from Sara. Haze armdrags Sara and tags in Sora. She drives her cow horns into Sara’s posterior. Angry, Sara stomps her to the mat. She hip attacks Sora in the corner. She misses a second one. Sora trips Sara. Sara kicks her and chases her around the ring. Haze goes after Malcriada’s left leg. Meanwhile, Sara is attacking Sora on the floor. He tosses Sora into Haze. Malcriada headscissors Sora to the corner. She misses a high crossbody. Malcriada spikes Sora with a tornado DDT for two. Haze knees Malcriada into a Gourd Buster from Sora. Haze delivers the Heart Punch and a German suplex. Sara breaks the cover. She kicks Sora to stop her attack. Malcriada kicks out Haze’s leg and Oklahoma rolls her two. Sara tags in and boots Sora off the apron. Haze rolls up Sara for two. Malcriada and Sara whip Haze into the ropes, crotching Sora on the top rope. Haze takes double back elbows. Sara gives Sora a piledriver. He pulls Sora up at the two count. She swiftly kicks her in the side of the head. Again, Sara pulls her up on the two count. She does the same thing again after the Royal Butterfly suplex. Referee Nikkan Lee makes a Castigo Excesivo call, disqualifying Sara and Malcriada at 7:05. Haze stares down Sara and says “You’re better than this; we deserve something more.” Haze had been clamoring for more competition all season, and this match played right into where Sara and Haze were heading down the road. The match itself was pretty solid with some quality wrestling out of Malcriada especially. **¼

Haze is pacing backstage angrily. She says she is sick and tired being patronized for being a woman in the wrestling business. Sara says she knows exactly what Haze is talking about. They agree that they’re best woman wrestlers in the world. Haze says they have wrestled many different times, but theorizes that it may be time for them to put their differences aside and work together. Sara says there is something going on that they may be perfect for, but shoves the camera man away before we can hear about it.

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Sal Rinauro

Rinauro can’t budge Claudio in their collar and elbow tie-up. He spits in his hand before requesting a test of strength. Claudio is too tall for Rinauro to lock knuckles. He tricks Bryce into bending over so Rinauro can sit on his shoulders. They lock-up with Rinauro on Bryce’s shoulders. Claudio applies a wristlock. Rinauro reverses. Claudio uses the ropes to put Rinauro in an abdominal stretch. He breaks cleanly at the four count. They finally engage in a test of strength. Rinauro gets on the ropes allowing Bryce to slide out. Claudio releases and Rinauro slaps him in the face. Claudio pulls him down by the throat, almost dropping him. When he lets Rinauro go, Rinauro slaps him again. Claudio slaps Rinauro. Rinauro grabs the ropes to avoid the Giant Swing. Claudio bodyslams him, then comes off of the middle rope with an elbow drop. Rinauro moves out of the way. He’s too weak to Giant Swing Claudio. Claudio kicks away his elbow attempt and tries a press slam. Rinauro slips out. Claudio catches his dropkick and Giant Swings him. He stops twice, but on third Swing, Rinauro taps out at 6:47. This was even better comedy than the match with Quackenbush last night. Really fun stuff. *½

Icarus says F.I.S.T. is already one man down this weekend (Akuma suffered an injury in training). To make things worse, Chikarason decided to pit Icarus and Taylor against each other. However, Icarus says they have no worries. Taylor says they don’t worry about swine flu, Godzilla, or anything else, because F.I.S.T. runs CHIKARA. As they’re walking away, Ryuichi Kawakami comes up and gives Taylor a bottle; a gift from Kaz Miyakami. Taylor accepts the bottle and walks off.

Trios Increíble
Icarus {F}, Crossbones {ONT} & Colin Delaney {U} vs. Chuck Taylor {F}, UltraMantis Black {ONT} & STIGMA {U}

The UnStable and F.I.S.T. mess around with one another. Crossbones looks to lay down for Mantis, but referee Nick Papagiorgio refuses to make the count. Mantis throws some strikes to Crossbones’ chest. Crossbones reverses an Irish whip and body blocks Mantis. He kicks his leg out and splashes him in the corner. Mantis rolls out.Taylor dropkicks Crossbones out. Icarus rolls up Taylor for two. They shove one another. Icarus pulls off a hiponesa and a toreador before sending Taylor to the corner with a headscissors. Taylor flips over Icarus and lands a springboard dropkick. STIGMA shoulder blocks Delaney. They get into a forearm strike battle which STIGMA wins. STIGMA drops him with a belly-to-back suplex. He chokes Delaney with his belt. Crossbones bites STIGMA’s arm. Taylor pulls on Crossbones’ mask. Icarus pulls on Taylor’s mask. Mantis pulls on Icarus’ mouth, forming a Rudo cheating chain. Delaney leg lariats Mantis. Taylor boots Delaney. Crossbones clotheslines Taylor. STIGMA gives Crossbones a neckbreaker across his knee. Icarus drops STIGMA with a back cracker. Icarus blocks Taylor’s Sole Food with a Shiranui. Vökoder comes ringside showing interest in Mantis’ staff, much like Carpenter Ant last night. Speaking of last night, due to his interference in the Order’s tag team match, Leonard F. Chikarason ejects Vökoder from the ringside area. The man in white from “Young Lions Cup VII Night III” appears on the big screen. Mantis begins to back away. It turns out, the man on the screen and an even larger man in white are in the crowd. Mantis turns around, notices them, and runs screaming backstage. In the ring, STIGMA looks for the Stigmata on Icarus, Icarus counters with a prawn hold for the pin at 6:42. This Increibles match was a nice backdrop to advance Mantis’ story with the men in white, but honestly the wrestling was really good. It’s a shame it was all a catalyst for a story, because I think it could have been a really cool match if given the time. **½

Brodie Lee yells at Grizzly Redwood for dropping the ball in their tag title match last night. He tells Redwood that he did so much better on his own. Lee says Redwood has one more chance to prove himself.

Amasis {OP} & Ophidian {OP} vs. Brodie Lee {R} & Grizzly Redwood {R}

Lee shoves down Amasis out of a lock-up. Amasis ducks a second lock-up but gets slapped in the face. Redwood blind tags in and puts Amasis in a side headlock. Amasis escapes. He dropkicks Redwood and snaps off an armdrag. He does some dancing before slapping Redwood. Lee tosses Amasis to the floor. Ophidian avoids a corner splash. He victory rolls Lee for two. Lee stops a tornado DDT and slaps Ophidian in the face. Ophidian sends him to the floor with a headscissors. He Japanese armdrags Redwood. The Portal give Redwood the Slave Initiation. Amasis gives Redwood a neckbreaker across his knee. Ophidian drives his knees into Redwood’s chest and Amasis splashes him. Lee pulls Nick Papagiorgio’s leg to stop the pinfall. Redwood pops Amasis to the second rope where Lee blasts him with a right hand. The Roughnecks gang up on Amasis until he ducks Redwood’s double axe handle and drops him with a running STO. Amasis ducks Lee’s clothesline. Ophidian tags in. Lee catches his high crossbody attempt, but Ophidian back handsprings into an armdrag. He comes off of Lee’s shoulders into a headscissors. A second headscissors follows. He drives Lee into the mat with a DDT. He goes for a reverse prawn hold. Lee blocks him. Amasis shoulder tackles Lee, giving Ophidian the reverse prawn hold for two. Redwood chops Amasis mid-air to counter a pescado. Lee pulls Redwood back into the ring by his beard. Redwood boots Ophidian into a superkick from Lee. Redwood Frankensteiner’s Ophidian into the corner. Lee throws him in a half-nelson suplex. Redwood goes for the pin, but Lee pulls him off. He wants the glory. Lee goes to toss Redwood onto the Portal. Redwood slips off his shoulders and suicide dives onto the Portal. Lee big boots Ophidian. He gets two with the Truck Stop. Ophidian ducks both of their big boots. Lee accidentally boots Redwood! The Portal throw chops at Lee. They knock him down with stereo springboard kicks. Ophidian Skins the Snake to the floor and headscissors Lee into the guardrails. The Portal hit the Osirian Sacrament on Redwood for the pin at 14:11, giving them their third point. This was good in establishing the Portal as a Tecnico unit while also continuing the Roughnecks dissension, even allowing Redwood to show a little more individuality. It accomplished two goals while providing some solid wrestling, which I consider a success. ***¼

Lee looks to help his partner, but instead cracks him in the face with a big boot! He violently tosses his dirty wifebeater on Redwood, then tosses a trashcan into the ring. Redwood remained lifeless during the entire intermission.

Torneo Cibernetico
Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked {I}, Player Uno {SSB}, Matt Jackson {YB}, Carpenter Ant {C}, Lince Dorado {TFN}, Cheech Hernandez, & Soldier Ant {C} vs. Fire Ant {C}, Jigsaw, Nick Jackson {YB}, Player Dos {SSB}, KC ‘Cloudy’ Day, Frightmare {I}, Green Ant {C}, & Helios {TFN}

Because of the nature of this match, there will be no play by play. I’ll list the eliminations (in order) and other interesting/important notes of the match.

The Rules

Lucha tags are in effect, meaning in addition to physically contacting a wrestler, leaving the ring counts as a legal tag. Each team has a batting order that must be followed. That means that the wrestler in the ring must tag out to the next man in the batting order. Only the next wrestler in the batting order is up on the apron while the remaining teammates on each team wait on the floor. If the batting order is broken, the team can be disqualified. The order in which the participants are listed above is the batting order for both teams. The match is under elimination rules by pinfall, submission, disqualification or count out. There can only be one winner, so if more than one man on a team survives when all members of another team have been eliminated those teammates must wrestle each other to determine the winner.

Eliminations:

– Green Ant is the first one eliminated at 15:58. Hallowicked dove onto his partner Frightmare, and Player Uno followed. Green Ant came in looking to dive, but Matt Jackson came in as he was next in the batting order for Uno’s team. Matt and Green Ant went back and forth with a series of pin attempts, but Matt counted Green Ant’s shoulders down when Green Ant went for La Magistral.
– KC ‘Cloudy’ Day is eliminated at 20:20 after Hallowicked blasts him with the Yakuza Kick. Teammates were flying in and out of the ring. Cloudy looked to dive on a group outside, but ate the kick and took the fall.
– Player Uno was eliminated at 25:22 when Player Dos hit him with the frog splash. Nick Jackson was in the ring and hit a superkick. He rolled out, and Dos came in as the next man landing the frog splash. The referee counted three right as Uno kicked out, making this particular pinfall questionable.
– Cheech Hernandez is eliminated at 32:43. Cheech and Frightmare were going at it, and Cheech had control. After hitting a Superman spear in the corner, Cheech placed Frightmare on his shoulders. Frightmare turned and dropped Cheech on his head with a crucifix bomb. Frightmare followed up with the Kneecolopsy, and that was all she wrote.
– Nick Jackson is eliminated at 36:53. After hitting a torture rack bobm on Soldier Ant, Jigsaw tagged in Nick Jackson. Nick went for a 450 splash, but Soldier Ant got his knees up. Soldier Ant tagged in Quackenbush. Quackenbuch made short work of Nick, giving him a boot to the face, a palm strike, and the Quackendriver III to eliminate the younger buck.
– Matt Jackson is eliminated at 39:15. Matt had full control of Player Dos, Finlay Rolling into a moonsault. Matt even hit his signature tumbleweed ace crusher, but even that only got him a two. Matt went up top for another dive. As he came off, Player Dos rolled to his feet. Even though Matt rolled through his dive, Dos caught him in a small package as he got to his feet and pinned him.
– Frightmare is eliminated at 40:16. Frightmare and Carpenter Ant jumped in as the legal men on their team. Carpenter took out Frightmare with a seated Polish hammer. Carpenter Ant then hit a Burning Hammer variation to pin Frightmare.
– Jigsaw is eliminated at 41:59. Helios and Dorado came in and Dorado took out Helios. Lince went for the Lynxsault. Fire Ant grabbed Dorado’s legs and draped him on the second rope. Helios tagged in Jigsaw, who came off the top with a double stomp. Jigsaw looked for the Jig N’ Tonic, but Dorado fought out of it. Dorado turned a huracanrana into the CHIKARA Special which forced Jigsaw to tap out.
– Player Dos is eliminated at 43:02. Dos looked to roll-up Dorado with a wheelbarrow, but Lince dropped down and pinned Dos instead.
– Helios is eliminated at 46:18. Hallowicked tosses Fire Ant to the floor by his corner. While Helios was looking at Fire Ant, Hallowicked pulled him up to the top rope. Hallowicked landed the Super Fisherman’s Buster to pin Helios, and gain revenge for Helios beating him in a singles match the night before.
– Lince Dorado is eliminated in 47:18. Dorado dropped to his knees when Fire Ant tried a wheelbarrow, but this time it didn’t work. Dorado instead hit a standing Spanish Fly. Lince looked for the CHIKARA Special, but Fire Ant pushed him back and rolled him up for the pin instead.
– Fire Ant is eliminated in 47:30. Soldier Ant runs in and is sent to the floor. Quackenbush comes in, lands the Quackendriver IV on Fire Ant, and eliminates him. Fire Ant’s entire team has been eliminated, and the remaining members of Soldier Ant’s team must fight until there is only one.
– Hallowicked is eliminated in 48:17. Quackenbush gets sent to the floor, and Carpenter Ant follows with a dive. Soldier Ant blocks a Yakuza Kick from Hallowicked and hits the TKO on him for the pin.
– Mike Quackenbush is eliminated in 48:45. Soldier Ant blocked a palm strike and hit Quack with a TKO. Quackenbush kicked out. Soldier Ant then rolled up Quackenbush with the Skayde Schoolboy to pin him .
– Carpenter Ant wins the 2009 Torneo Cibernetico when he forces Soldier Ant to tap out to an Inverted CHIKARA Special in 51:20. Soldier Ant applied the CHIKARA Special but Carpenter Ant escaped. Soldier Ant went for a TKO, but Carpenter Ant took Soldier Ant down and locked on the Inverted CHIKARA Special for the win.

There was exciting, fast-paced action from bell to bell. The format of the Cibernetico allowed for some unique pairings, and the further story of certain teams falling apart (the Super Smash Bros. and Jigsaw/Dorado) specifically. Carpenter Ant winning was one heck of a surprise, especially using a variation on the CHIKARA Special we had not seen. This was a lot of fun to watch and a one of a kind contest. ****

Backstage, Green Ant excitedly congratulates Carpenter Ant on his victory. Mike Quackenbush interrupts the celebration and asks Carpenter Ant how he came to learn the Inverted CHIKARA Special. Carpenter Ant stats that Quackenbush would be surprised to learn what he knows and walks away. Quackenbush looks inquisitive and annoyed as heads off in the other direction.

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