Terror in the Neighborhood

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Hamden, CT – 10.24.2010

Commentary is provided by Bryce Remsburg, Gavin Loudspeaker, Mike Quackenbush, Steve “The Turtle” Weiner, Leonard F. Chikarason, and Colin Delaney Olsen.

The Olsen Twins are backstage. They confirm that their reunion is no joke. Colin says he got tired of the UnStable being so sad all the time, and says he and Jimmy will defeat them tonight.

Colin Delaney Olsen {OT} & Jimmy Olsen {OT} vs. Vin Gerard {U} & STIGMA {U}

Jimmy immediately lays in strikes to STIGMA. STIGMA takes control, but not for long. STIGMA flinches at a punch from Jimmy and tags in Gerard. Colin drops off the apron to avoid a tag from Jimmy, teasing dissension. STIGMA and Gerard surround Jimmy in the ring. Colin trips Gerard and chops him on the floor, and I give a sigh of relief. Jimmy chops STIGMA in the ring. Jimmy throws STIGMA to the floor, and Colin flies onto him with a tope con hilo. Jimmy chops Gerard in the corner as STIGMA and Colin fight on the floor. Jimmy assists Colin into a blockbuster on Gerard. The Olsens each hit a knee lift on STIGMA and Gerard, respectively. The UnStable knock Colin to the floor where Gerard continues his attack. STIGMA rams his shoulder into Jimmy’s mid-section and rakes his face. The UnStable beat down Jimmy, isolating him from Colin. Jimmy blasts Gerard with a hard right punch to escape their grasp and tags in Colin. Colin knocks down Gerard and STIGMA with forearms. He dropkicks STIGMA to the floor. Jimmy hits STIGMA with a missilie dropkick. He wheelbarrows Colin into a senton on STIGMA for two. Jimmy wheelbarrows Gerard into a neckbreaker/powerbomb combo. Colin leapfrogs over Jimmy into a legdrop on Gerard’s neck for two. Jimmy takes STIGMA down with a hurricanrana twice. Gerard takes Jimmy to the floor. Colin hits STIGMA with a low lariat, but Gerard immediately slaps on the STF. Colin taps out at 8:27. This was a feel good reunion for the Olsen Twins, and they’re just as entertaining as ever. The UnStable made a good team to face in their re-debut but I am puzzled as to why The Olsens didn’t win. Interesting that Colin was the one who took the fall here. **1/2

Soldier Ant {C} vs. Dragon Yuki {PWK}

Yuki grabs a side headlock. Soldier Ant escapes into a wristlock. Yuki reverses. He does a few kip-ups and armdrags Soldier Ant down for two. Yuki trips Soldier Ant. Soldier Ant tries a hip toss, but Yuki takes him over with one of his own. Yuki kicks Soldier Ant to cut him off. Soldier Ant dropkicks Yuki. Soldier Ant tries a slam, but Yuki is too fat. Yuki elbows Soldier Ant in the head. Yuki applies a dragon headlock, which Soldier Ant slips out of. Yuki looks for a butterfly suplex. Soldier Ant escapes and takes Yuki down with a saluting headscissors. Yuki catches Soldier Ant in a crossbody and splashes him. Yuki misses a middle rope moonsault. Soldier Ant hits a discuss forearm and a diving saluting headbutt for two. Soldier Ant locks in the CHIKARA Special to submit Yuki at 5:36. Quack on commentary tells us that Yuki was here to celebrate his 10th year in wrestling. If I sucked as bad as Yuki after that long, I’d keep that tidbit a secret. Soldier Ant wrestled circles around him, but given the short time and Yuki’s ineptitude, this was ugly. ½*

The Super Smash Bros. are backstage. Dos is speaking in French to Uno. Wink Vavasseur comes out and tells them that he likes what they’re doing and calls them the “Game Boys”. Wink says he wants them in a match with “Army Ant”, when he definitely means Soldier Ant. For a guy who ‘s been at the shows lately, you think he’d know the names of these guys. The Smash Bros. ask Wink who he is, claiming he’s an auditor. Wink is offended, saying all he gets is lip from the locker room for trying to create synergy. This was some weird, wild stuff.

Gavin Loudspeaker is doing the ring intros for the BDK tonight, so I guess Jakob Hammermeier is elsewhere tonight. Jakob was also absent from the Cibernetico, I just forgot to mention it.

Player Uno {SSB} & Player Dos {SSB} vs. Sara Del Rey {BDK} & Daizee Haze {BDK}

Dos kisses Haze’s hand. How chivalrous! Haze cranks on a side headlock. Dos shoots her off and Haze uses her feminine charm to stop Dos from hitting her. She trips Dos and stomps on his chest. Dos rolls up Haze for two. He tries a La Magistral cradle but only gets two. Sara tags in and nails Dos with forearms. She knocks Uno off the apron with one as well. Dos kicks Sara in the chest and takes her down with a step-up hurricanrana. Uno tags in and Sara kicks him in the side of the head. Uno gives Sara a jump-up neckbreaker. Sara goes to the floor. Dos holds up the middle rope and Uno dives onto Sara with a suicide dive. Haze low blows Dos behind the referee’s back. Haze kicks out Dos’ legs. Sara and Haze attack Dos, targeting his leg. Dos continues to be reluctant to attack Haze, until finally superkicking her. Dos kicks Sara in the head and tags in Uno. Uno hits a Hadouken to Sara’s chest. Haze puts Uno in a sleeper hold. Uno turns so that Sara kicks Haze instead of him. He suplexes Sara while dropping into a senton on Haze. He pins for Sara for two. Uno and Dos hit Sara with a side slam/springboard reverse DDT combo for two. Haze brings Dos to the floor. Sara hits Uno with a rolling heel kick. Dos backdrops Sara and dragon suplexes Haze. Dos ducks a kick from Sara and gives her an implant DDT for two. Sara crotches Dos on the top rope. Haze hits Uno with the Heart Punch and the Mind Trip. Sara drops Dos with a piledriver. Haze follows up with a bridging German suplex for the pin at 9:38. The female BDK tandem now have three points and a future shot at the Campeones de Parejas. These were two teams you wouldn’t expect to be a good pairing, but really had a fun match in the end. I feel like the Smash Brothers simply don’t get enough credit for just how good they are, but to be fair, they always get the chance to showcase their skills in CHIKARA. I just wish they would win a match again. Did you know they haven’t won a straight tag team match since November of 2008? Ridiculous! I think it’s interesting to see when the female BDK team will cash in their points, considering Claudio and Ares are the Campeones de Parejas for the time being. ***

Hallowicked and Frightmare cut a promo in gibberish. Been awhile since we’ve gotten one of these.

Hallowicked {I} & Frightmare {I} vs. Icarus {F} & Johnny Gargano {F}

Luke aka “Hallowicked guy” gets some camera time. The former Night Shift start off with Icarus controlling Hallowicked on the mat. Hallowicked takes Icarus down with a few armdrags. Hallowicked chair mares Icarus for two. Icarus tries to tag out but ends up in the wrong corner. He retreats to the right corner and tags in Gargano. He and Frightmare avoid each others moves. Frightmare takes him down with a couple armdrags and a pop-up clothesline. Hallowicked comes in and sends Frightmare into Gargano with a yakuza kick. Incoherence hit a side slam/legdrop combo for two. Frightmare scares Icarus into the ring. Incoherence send F.I.S.T. to the floor with stereo step-up hurricanranas. Frightmare dives onto Icarus with a tope con hilo. Hallowicked dives onto Gargano with a diving shoulder attack. Gargano attacks Hallowicked as he comes back in the ring. F.I.S.T. keep Hallowicked in their corner, choking him as well as attacking him. Hallowicked escapes by sliding to the floor. Frightmare comes off with top with a splash onto both Icarus and Gargano. He drops Icarus with a crucifix bomb. Gargano breaks the pin. Hallowicked tries Go Too Sleepy Hollow but Gargano stops him. Frightmare and Hallowicked both hit him with an enzuigiri. Hallowicked hits Go Too Sleepy Hollow for two. Icarus hits a front kick and Gargano superkicks Hallowicked for two. Frightmare takes Gargano over with a body rana. Icarus spears Frightmare. He drops him with the EVO. Icarus goes for the Shiranui, but Hallowicked blocks him. Referee Bryce Remsburg accidentally gets knocked down as Icarus is on Hallowicked’s shoulders. Icarus hits Frightmare with the Blu-Ray DVD. Gargano lawn darts Frightmare and hits the Hurts Donut. Gargano gets a visual pin, but Bryce is still down. Gargano tries a second Hurts Donut. Hallowicked yakuza kicks Gargano, and Frightmare rolls him up. Icarus breaks the pin. Hallowicked blocks the pedigree and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Hallowicked uses Frightmare to hit an assisted ace crusher on Icarus. That move, which is called “The Headless Horsemen”, gets Incoherence the pin at 13:17. Another fun tag match to get things moving between both teams. I liked the pairings in the match, as Gargano proved he has earned another shot at the YLC and Icarus and Hallowicked are always good as opponents. This reminded me of their encounter a year ago, and this was just as good. Very good stuff from both teams. ***

Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw are backstage. Quack says they’re in the same position they were in back in August: two points under their belt with the opportunity of a third point being blocked by a BDK team. Quack says that the cracks of the BDK began to show last night, and they will not let the BDK stand in their way again this time.

Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Tursas {BDK} & Pinkie “Pink Ant” Sanchez {BDK}

BDK referee Derek Sabato has been assigned this match. They accidentally play F.I.S.T’s music for QuackSaw. Quack emerges and says “NOT OUR MUSIC!” in a cute moment. Jigsaw kicks Sanchez in the stomach and head. Jigsaw avoids a corner attack and hits a sick kick. Jigsaw goes to the floor. Quack sunset flips Sanchez to the ropes where Jigsaw dropkicks him in the side of the head. Sabato slow counts a roll-up from Quack. Tursas tags in. Quack’s offense has no effect on him. Quack gets knocked down by a shoulder block from Tursas and a forearm from Quack. Quack and Jigsaw take Tursas and Sanchez to the corner. Jigsaw is sent to the floor. Tursas gives Quack a gut buster. Quack gets bullied on the mat. He tags out to Jigsaw, who twists on Sanchez’s leg. Jigsaw keeps his attack on Sanchez’s leg. Quack tags in and slams his posterior on Sanchez’s leg. Quack pushes Sanchez off the top rope to the floor and hits him with a tope con hilo. He dives onto Tursas, who catches Quack and slams him back first into the ring post. Tursas and Sanchez target Quack’s shoulder back in the ring, trapping Quack in their corner. Quack sends Tursas through the ropes and gives Sanchez an atomic drop. Jigsaw tags in and hits a jumping enzuigiri on Sanchez. Sanchez blocks a brainbuster. Jigsaw catches Sanchez in a crossbody and throws him into Tursas on the apron. Jigsaw hits a low superkick and low enzuigiri. Sabato slow counts him, and Tursas breaks the pin. Jigsaw kicks the ropes into Sanchez’s knee. Jigsaw hits the Mad Scientist Bomb for two. Jigsaw puts on a half crab, and Sabato pulls the ropes towards Sanchez. Tursas comes in and suplexes Jigsaw out of the hold. Quack breaks the pin. Sabato gets in Quack’s face, and Sanchez attacks him from behind. He rolls up Quack for two. Quack blocks the Burning Snicklefritz and looks for the Quackendriver I. Sanchez pushes Quack into a slam from Tursas. Jigsaw breaks the pin. Sanchez catches a superkick and rolls up Sanchez for two. Sanchez hits a bodyscissors DDT and Quack breaks the pin. Quack palm strikes Sanchez. Tursas breaks the pin. Quack hits the Quackendriver III and Tursas again breaks the pin. Quack and Jigsaw hit Tursas with a double superkick. Sanchez trips Jigsaw and brings him to the floor. Tursas hits a flying crossbody on Quack, and Sabato fast counts to give the BDK the win at 14:04. The drama with Quack and Jigsaw getting slow counted and losing their points was pulled off very, very well but the execution of the match itself was off. It didn’t seem to click. The beginning was good, but it slowed down a lot in the end. At least it accomplished what it set out to do, making Quack and Jigsaw look hopeless in terms of earning a title shot by the season’s end. **1/2

Dasher Hatfield {T} vs. Grizzly Redwood {ROH}

An exchange of wristlocks starts the match. Hatfield knocks Redwood down with an elbow to the gut. Redwood takes Hatfield down with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Hatfield hits one of his own. Redwood goes over Hatfield into a side headlock. Hatfield gets shot off the ropes, and Redwood slides through Hatfield’s legs. Redwood gets sent to the floor, and Hatfield gives him a baseball slide. Hatfield hits a back breaker in the ring for two. Hatfield elbows Redwood in the mid-section. Hatfield blocks a swinging DDT and hits a Northern Lights suplex for two. Redwood evades a splash in the corner. Hatfield gives him a sole butt and a modified jackhammer for two. Hatfield looks for the Grand Slam. Redwood pushes him off and hits a seated splash/double axe handle combo. Redwood hits an axe handle and a spin kick. He then hits a low bulldog for two. Hatfield hits a big boot. Redwood plays possum and small packages Hatfield for the pin at 6:48. Weird considering Hatfield beat Brodie last night. I guess you can say that since Grizzly beat Dasher, and Dasher beat Brodie, Grizzly has a good chance of beating Brodie in their inevitable rematch. Otherwise, this match was decent. Nothing too special or bad, but very forgettable. *1/2

We go backstage to Tim Donst, who says that he first got into wrestling because he loved every aspect of it. He says that changed when Eddie Kingston showed him the dark side of professional wrestling when he destroyed Donst back in Wallingford, CT in 2007. Donst says Kingston did it for no reason other than to hurt him. Donst says he’s been trying to shake the image of being a punching bag for years, and that he will unleash his dark side on Kingston tonight.

Eddie Kingston vs. Tim Donst {BDK}

Donst is hesitant to lock-up with Kingston. Kingston takes Donst down in a side headlock. Donst escapes and tries another lock-up. Donst gets his hands up to block a chop in the corner. Kingston takes Donst to the mat, where Donst crawls under the ropes to break. Kingston hits a belly-to-belly suplex for two. Kingston gives Donst a Lou Thesz press and pounds on him. Donst slaps Kingston. Kingston chases Donst ringside. Donst brings Kingston back into the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex from the apron. Donst looks for a choke. Kingston escapes, and elbows Donst in the head. Donst nails Kingston with a flurry of forearms in a Camel Clutch position. Kingston chokes Donst on the mat. Donst chops Kingston in the corner, asking Kingston if he remembers when he chopped Donst the same way. Kingston headbutts Donst and knocks him down with a forearm. Donst chokes Kingston in the corner. Kingston knocks Donst down with a rolling forearm. Kingston chops Donst around ringside. Kingston hits a flurry of chops in the ring. Donst reverses and hits some himself. Kingston lights up Donst with more chops. Donst pokes Kingston in the eyes and drops him with an STO for two. Donst hits the SDT for two. Kingston rolls up Donst for two as Donst goes for the Inverted CHIKARA Special. Kingston drops Donst with a Saito suplex for two. Donst blocks the Backfist and hits the Donstitution for two. Kingston nails the Backfist to the Future for the pin at 10:48. A step below their original match, but there was almost no way to live up to the hype. It was still a good match, and Kingston got another win in his war against the BDK, but I just feel like maybe in a different environment this would have come off as a lot more special. **1/2

Campeonatos de Parejas
Claudio Castagnoli {BDK} & Ares {BDK} (Campeones) vs. Amasis {OP} & Ophidian {OP}

Ares brings Delirious with him to the ring. He goes to attack The Portal before the match, but the Portal fight him off. Claudio and Ares attack The Portal until a gang of Tecnicos come out to get their back. Referee Derek Sabato (who is the official for this match) forces them to clear out, threatening to DQ the Portal for both falls if the Tecnicos don’t leave. Leonard F. Chikarason mentions on commentary that Sabato was supposed to only be allowed to referee one match per night, but with the Director of Fun in the BDK’s back pocket, he broke the rules on their behalf. Claudio and Ares continue to pummel Amasis and Ophidian on the floor, including Claudio throwing Amasis face first into the ring post. In the ring, Ophidian blocks a Tiger Driver with a hurricanrana. He gives Claudio an inside cradle for two. Ophidian backslides Ares. Claudio breaks the pin. Claudio throws Ophidian down and hits a huge European uppercut for the pin at 1:16. The BDK lead the match one fall to zero. The BDK continue to beat down Ophidian, with them abusing their size and the referee’s bias to their advantage. Ophidian rolls through a prawn hold and tags in Amasis to finally escape. He lays in a few punches with little effect. He does the splits so that Ares and Claudio run into each other. Amasis drops Ares with a spinebuster, and Sabato slow counts so Ares can kick out. Claudio wheelbarrows Ares into a spear in the corner. Claudio gives Amasis a HUGE chokeslam for two. The BDK hit Ares with a double hip toss. They pick up and pound Amasis on the mat before dropping him with a double powerbomb. Ophidian breaks the pin. Ophidian skins the cat and headscissors Claudio to the floor. Amasis hits a springboard shoulder tackle on Ares. The Portal hit the Osirian Sacrament, and Sabato slow counts the Portal again. Ophidian hits a Thesz press in the corner. Ares blocks a spear from Amasis, but Ophidian hits him with an enzuigiri. He follows up with an Asai moonsault. Claudio deadlifts Ophidian into a German suplex. Claudio clobbers Amasis with a hard lariat for two. Amasis escapes the Ricola Bomb. He rolls up Claudio for two. Claudio shoulder blocks Amasis to the floor. Ophidian prawn holds Claudio and gets slow counted. Ophidian locks Claudio in the Ophidian Death Grip. Claudio backs Ophidian to the corner and Ophidian hangs on. Claudio rams him multiple times and Ophidian doesn’t let up. Claudio’s arm drops twice, and then Sabato pushes Ophidian and Claudio out to the floor to tag in Ares and Amasis. Delirious grabs Amasis legs. Ares hits Amasis with the Tiger Driver to score the second fall and the victory at 13:28. Remsburg and Chikarason did a magnificent job on commentary putting over how the Campeones de Parejas are such a key part in this war and how unfair the BDK were being. The match itself went really well, with the Portal being victims of circumstance. They could have won the belts if management had not screwed them over, and that point was made clear. The wrestling was also very good, and as a package this was great stuff. ***1/2

Derek Sabato forces Bryce Remsburg, as the senior official, to raise Claudio and Ares’ arms. Claudio gets in his face, and Bryce finally does so. The BDK shake Sabato’s hand as they head to the back together.

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