The Evil That Lies Within, Part 4


Lakewood, OH – 6.26.2011

Commentary is provided by UltraMantis Black, Bryce Remsburg, Tim Donst, Gavin Loudspeaker, Leonard F. Chikarason, and Vin Gerard.

Originally scheduled for this show was a “12 Large: Summit” bout between Eddie Kingston and Brodie Lee. However, due to an leg injury suffered by Brodie, this match will not take place and Kingston will receive 2 points via forfeit. Kingston will now compete in non-tournament action against Hieracon.

Elimination Match
Colin Delaney Olsen {OT} & Jimmy Olsen {OT} vs. Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon vs. Obariyon {B} & Kobald {B} vs. El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC}

Lyndon evades a couple attacks from Junior in the corner. Lyndon boots him from the apron, then armdrags into a pin for two. Lyndon won’t fall for Junior’s trick of making him look upwards. He sits down Indian Style when Junior tries to sweep his leg. He ducks a boot and monkey flips Junior to the ropes. Lyndon tricks Junior into looking up and scares him with a crane pose. He delivers multiple kicks, causing Junior to retreat to the floor. Kendrick and Hijo tag in. Hijo laughs as he applies a headlock. Kendrick reverses. Kendrick cartwheels out of a wristlock, and Hijo retreats into the crowd. Hijo pinches Kendrick’s bottom and slaps him in the face. Kendrick dropkicks Hijo back into the crowd. Kendrick goes for an Asai moonsault onto Los Ice Creams, but Obariyon palm strikes him. Colin throws him to the floor. Lyndon takes Colin down with headscissors. Colin rolls into a headscissors. Lyndon blasts him with a knee strike and Colin responds with a leg lariat. Jimmy tags in and Kendrick crossbody’s both Olsens. Obariyon throws Kendrick to the floor. He nails Colin with a running elbow and an elbow drop for two. Kobald slingshots in with a splash to Colin for two. The Batiri isolate Colin in their corner. Colin throws Obariyon to the floor. Lyndon comes in and sends Colin to the floor. He knocks down Jimmy with strikes and a bicycle kick. Kendrick gives Jimmy an enzugiri into a Dragon Suplex from Lyndon. Colin breaks the pin and eats an inside out suplex for his troubles. The Olsens drop him with a powerbomb/neckbreaker combo and Lyndon breaks the pin. Kobald spears Lyndon and Jimmy clotheslines Obariyon to the floor. Colin dives onto Obariyon and Jimmy. Hijo hits Kendrick with El Asesino for the first pin at 11:28.

Los Ice Creams celebrate in grand fashion. Hijo harasses some young fans. The Olsens stop Hijo and claim the kids could beat Los Ice Creams any day. Colin reveals that he has Lactaid to curb his lactose intolerance that he suffers from. Hijo knocks it out of his hand and puts Colin in a sleeper. Jimmy gets one of the children to give Colin one of the Lactaid pills. Colin fires up and escapes the headlock. Colin gives Hijo a series of clotheslines. The fan (named Jacob) tags in, and the Olsens ram him feet first onto Los Ice Creams. They dog pile Los Ice Creams for the elimination at 14:41. Obariyon attacks Colin from behind on the floor. Colin delivers some forearms. Obariyon gives him a back cracker for two. Jimmy hits Obariyon with an enzuigiri on the top rope. Kobald bites Jimmy’s neck. Kobald ducks a punch and chops Jimmy. Jimmy hits Kobald with his hard right punch. Obariyon spikes Jimmy with the Flying DDT for the pin at 16:36. It was really good seeing The Olsens and Aerofrom back in a CHIKARA ring. Both teams are much better and more crisp than the last time they were and I’d be all for seeing them have more appearances in CHIKARA. This was a fun way to get the crowd going, even if I think the order of elimination could have been better. **3/4

Dasher Hatfield says he loves America and doesn’t like Tursas’s anti-American bashing. He’s plans to rectify that tonight.

Dasher Hatfield {T} vs. Tursas {BDK}

Hatfield challenges Tursas to a duel by slapping him with a baseball mit. Hatfield ducks two forearms from Tursas and delivers an overhand slap. He drops the top rope to send Tursas to the floor. He connects with a baseball slide. He misses a senton but lands on his feet. Tursas sucks a lariat and drops Hatfield back first on the ring apron. In the ring, Tursas chops Hatfield in the corner. Tursas drops an elbow for two. Hatfield avoids a hip attack but gets knocked down with a shoulder block. Tursas puts on an abdominal stretch. Tursas slams Hatfield and goes to the apron. He falls back for a splash but Hatfield moves. He slingshots into a roll-up for two. Tursas hits a single leg dropkick for two. Tursas leans a Bear Hug into multiple pin attempts. Hatfield breaks free but gets shoved to the corner. Dasher goes for a bulldog. Tursas catches him, so Hatfield transitions into a headscissors. Hatfield kicks Tursas’ leg out and shoulder tackles him for two. Hatfield can’t get him up for the Suicide Squeeze. Tursas throws him with the Kreuz Bomb for the pin at 6:09. Hatfield put in a shockingly good effort here, showing a lot of growth in his character and ability. Not much else to say aside from that I am glad this was more than a simple squash. **

Cheech Hernandez vs. Shiima Xion

As you’d expect, a pose off kicks this match off. Xion asks for a handshake, admitting defeat. Cheech concedes and catches Xion’s kick attempt. Cheech armdrags him over and grabs a headlock. Cheech grabs his Xion by instinct which Xion does not appreciate. Xion armdrags Cheech to the corner and mocks him with a pose. Cheech reverses a slam with an armdrag. Xion walks the ropes into a corkscrew armdrag. Cheech trips Xion and applies a sharpshooter. Cheech stands on his like a surfboard. Xion breaks and sends Cheech to the floor. Cheech trips him from the apron and lands two chops. Xion snaps Cheech neck first on the top rope. He hits a missile dropkick for two. Xion suplexes Cheech and places his knee across his throat. Xion whips Cheech to the corner. Cheech avoids a clothesline from the apron. He comes back in and hits a German suplex for two. Xion drops Cheech on the top rope. He hits a neckbreaker right after two. He rolls Cheech into a leg and neck-capture submission. Cheech puts his foot on the rope to break it. Xion pops him into a mule kick. Xion misses a moonsault. Cheech lights him up with chops and slaps. Xion bails to the floor. Xion ducks a baseball slide but gets dropped back first on the ring apron. Cheech hits a slingshot senton in the ring for two. He Superman spears Xion. Xion delivers the Hostile Makeover. Cheech superkicks Xion and facewashes him in the corner. He hits a 619 from the floor. Xion blocks a maneuver with a side Russian leg sweep. He applies a crossface. Cheech ducks a superkick and Xion rolls him up for two. Cheech lifts Xion into The Deluxe for the pin at 11:38. This was a solid showcase for what both guys can do. Like the teams in the first match, I’d like more of these guys in CHIKARA. **3/4

Sugar Dunkerton says while he has respect for Ophidian, his new mission is to win all of his matches. He says he will beat Ophidian until his skin sheds.

Ophidian {OP} vs. Sugar Dunkerton {T}

Dunkerton is wearing Osirian Portal gauntlets as a tribute to Amasis. Dunkerton gets a chickenwing hammerlock which Ophidian uses the ropes to break. They kick each other in the legs. This leads into the Kid N’ Play dance routine. Ophidian forces Dunkerton to do the wave. Dunkerton turns a full nelson into a dance. Dunkerton shoves Ophidian, and Ophidian comes back with the Worm. They each hit an armdrag. Ophidian headstands in the corner. Dunkerton charges, but Ophidian slips off and headbutts Dunkerton in the chest. Dunkerton goes to the floor and Ophidian follows with a corkscrew tope. Dunkerton delivers the Drop It Likes It Hot (a dangling STO) for two. Dunkerton slams his forearms into Ophidian’s face as he traps him in a bodyscissors. He rains his elbows into the side of Ophidian’s head as well. Once escaping, Ophidian remains standing as Dunkerton throws shoulder blocks at him. Ophidian ducks a clothesline and nails a sick kick. Ophidian Skins the Snake. He applies the Death Grip on the mat. Dunkerton throws Ophidian into the corner with a somersault senton to break. Dunkerton German suplexes him for two. Dunkerton knocks him down with a right hand. Ophidian responds with an enzuigiri. Ophidian delivers double knees and headstands into a lungblower. He misses a springboard moosnault. Dunkerton hits Bow Chicka Wow Wow. He picks up Ophidian and hits a shotgun variation for two. Ophidian reverses Dunkerton’s powerslam into the Ophidian Death Grip. Ophidian bridges back into a prawn hold for the pin at 9:28. Like the previous bout, this was a nice showcase for both guys. Dunkerton’s serious side makes for much better matches, but he doesn’t stray from his character either. If Amasis really is retired, I’m thrilled to say Ophidian will be fine without him. **3/4

Eddie Kingston vs. Hieracon {OP}

Vin Gerard takes a seat at commentary to watch Eddie Kingston. Kingston shoves Hieracon down, but shows pain in his leg that Gerard chop blocked last evening. Hieracon targets his attack on Kingston’s leg. He sends Kingston to the ropes with a tilt-a-whirl throw. Kingston goes to the floor and Hieracon slingshots onto him. Kingston catches Hieracon and rams him into the ring post. Kingston drops his elbow into Hieracon’s back and suplexes him for two. Hieracon goes back on offense for a hot minute before being dropped with a side slam. Kingston throws him out of a bear hug for two. After a Camel Clutch, Kingston stomps on Hieracon’s back. Kingston pummels Hieracon’s back and kidneys in the corner. He hits a uranage suplex for two. Kingston delivers a uranage backbreaker for two. Kingston looks to superplex Hieracon. Hieracon headbutts Kingston into a sunset bomb. Hieracon kicks his leg out and connects with an enzuigiri. Hieracon delivers a stunner for two. He wrenches on Kingston’s hurt leg. Kingston roll to the floor after using the ropes to break the hold. Hieracon dives onto him with the Bermuda Triangle. In the ring he hits a superkick for two. Kingston hits another uranage backbreaker. Gerard comes as Kingston connects with a yakuza kick. Hieracon moonsaults into a DDT while Kingston is distracted. He then hits a shooting star press for two. He again applies a kneebar. Kingston escapes and delivers a DDT. He then hits the Sliding D and a Saito suplex. He hits the Backfist to the Future and applies the Guillotine Choke. Hieracon passes out at 12:29. My official verdict on Hieracon is either turn him heel and have him be Jonathan Gresham, or only put him in tag matches. The fans clearly are not interested in seeing him as a singles competitor and he is just far too inconsistent in the ring. Both guys had an off weekend, but managed to put on a fairly decent match. It just went way too long. **1/2

UltraMantis Black tells Hallowicked that he promised he would emancipate Delirious from the BDK’s enslavement. He says it’s a shame that Ares can’t be around to see what they will do to the BDK tonight. Hallowicked throws in some of his signature gibberish before Mantis quips that the BDK will fall.

Hallowicked {SE} & UltraMantis Black {SE} vs. Tim Donst {BDK} & Jakob Hammermeier {BDK}

Hammermeier is replacing Ares, who was originally scheduled for this bout. Donst is wearing the singlet and facepaint he donned as a member of Mantis’ Order of the Neo-Solar Temple and Hammermeier is wearing Hydra’s muscle suit. Mantis and Hallowicked attack The BDK. The fight spills out to the floor where the Envoy double flapjack Hammermeier on the entrance ramp. In the ring, Mantis delivers elbows and chops to Donst. Hammermeier clotheslines Mantis to prevent him from hitting the Praying Mantis Bomb. Donst and Hammermeier beat down Mantis in their corner. Mantis escapes by shoving Donst into Hammermeier, who gets crotched on the top rope. He backdrops Donst and tags in Hallowicked. Hallowicked gives Donst a step-up Frankensteiner and a step-up enzugiri. He hits Go Too Sleepy Hollow. He supersnapmares Hammermeier. Mantis hits him with a low clothesline for two. Donst blocks Hallowicked’s yakuza kick. Donst crotches Hallowicked and hits the Donst Cap. He follows up with a German suplex for two. Donst gives Hallowicked a bulldog and a Gator Roll. He applies the Inverted CHIKARA Special. Mantis breaks the hold. Hammermeier gives Mantis an inverted headlock backbreaker. Hammermeier applies the Hydralock. Mantis escapes. Mantis goes for the Praying Mantis Bomb on Donst, but Hammermeier helps Donst escape. Hallowicked yakuza kicks Donst. Mantis drills Hammermeier with the Praying Mantis Bomb for the pin at 8:40. Hallowicked and Mantis are another pair who deserve a shot at the tag titles. They haven’t lost a step since taking a hiatus from teaming for five years. They had a fun, aggressive match that told a solid story. The BDK’s outfits were fantastic touches. **3/4

Young Lions Cup
Frightmare {SE} vs. Kodama {B}

Both men throw one another to the corner. Kodama armdrags into a grapevine stretch. Frightmare hops up and armdrags Kodama to the corner. A lucha sequence ends with Frightmare hitting a dropkick. He hits a basement dropkick and sends Kodama to the apron. Kodama slingshots in with an armdrag. Frightmare sends him to the floor with a step-up Frankensteiner and follows with a tope con hilo. Kodama throws Frightmare face first into the apron before putting him back in the ring. Frightmare blocks a slingshot huracanrana. Kodama twists out of the corner and delivers a neckbreaker for two. Kodama throws Frightmare into all four corners. He lands a leg lariat for two. Kodama takes Frightmare down with a dragonscrew leg whip. Kodama does some more damage to Frightmare’s right leg. Frightmare comes off the top rope with a crossbody. He nails a yakuza kick and pops up into a clothesline for two. Kodama goes for a reverse huracanrana. He instead sits down on it for a two count. Frightmare drops him the Frightmare On Elm Street for two. Kodama delivers his Flying Blockbuster on the ring apron. He rolls Frightmare back into the ring but only gets two. Kodama goes for the Flying Blockbuster again. Frightmare evades it and hits the Kneecolepsy for the pin at 8:09. This took a bit of time to get going, but by the ending the fans seemed to be digging it. Frightmare is now the most successful Young Lions Cup champion ever, with seven defenses under his belt. **3/4

Vin Gerard says he remembers when he was a main eventer and a Young Lions Cup champion. He says tonight feels like how things used to be, and he claims that by the end of the season that no one will forget him.

Mike Quackenbush, Fire Ant {C}, Soldier Ant {C} & Green Ant {C} vs. Icarus {F}, Chuck Taylor {F}, Johnny Gargano {F} & Vin Gerard

Green Ant and Gargano trade holds on their feet and on the mat. Reaching a stalemate, Soldier Ant tags in and also looks for control. Gargano does push-ups in a headscissors. Soldier Ant escapes into a headlock. Gargano goes for a brainbuster, but Soldier Ant reverses into a suplex. The Colony hit Gargano with some triple team offense. Green Ant puts on a stump puller variation, and Taylor pulls his attenae from the apron to break it. Icarus slams Green Ant and drops a leg for two. Fire Ant sends Icarus to the apron with an armdrag. He too feels the wrath of the Colony’s triple team attack . A string of submissions is created, leading to Soldier Ant pinning all of his opponents except Taylor for two. Taylor asks for Quack to tag in, and Quack obliges. Quack takes both Taylor and Gerard down with an armdrag, headscissors combo. He sends Gerard out with a cartwheel armdrag and Taylor with a sole butt. He knocks Gargano onto Taylor’s shoulders and knocks them both into Gerard. The Colony look to Antapult Fire Ant onto them, but Icarus breaks it and gives Green Ant a basement dropkick. F.I.S.T. and Gerard bully Green Ant on their side of the ring. After a lengthy beatdown, Green Ant manages to nail Icarus with a clothesline and tag in Fire Ant. He hits Taylor with the Heat of the Moment and then Burns Down The House. He headscissors Taylor and floats into a DDT on Gargano. Fire Ant suplexes him and Icarus breaks the count. All of the Tecnicos attack Icarus in the corner. They do the same to Quack. Quack sweeps Icarus legs and dives onto Gerard, Taylor and Gargano. The Colony deliver triple dropkicks to Icarus in the corner. Fire Ant is Anatapulted onto Taylor and Gargano. Soldier Ant and Green Ant deliver the Ants Marching neckbreaker to Icarus. Gerard breaks the pin and sends Green Ant to the floor. Quack slaps Gerard. Gerard dragonscrews him into the STF. Fire Ant gives Gerard the Yahtzee Kick to save Quack. F.I.S.T. hit the F.I.S.T. Kicks to Fire Ant. Gerard drops him with the 2k1 Bomb for two. Gerard hits Fire Ant in the stomach. Soldier Ant sends him out. Gargano lawn darts him. Quack hits him with a palm strike. Icarus blocks one and delivers a Shiranui. Green Ant blasts Icarus with a forearm. Green Ant puts him in the Torture Rack. Taylor superkicks him to break it. Taylor gives Soldier Ant the Sole Food. Soldier Ant drops him with the TKO for two. Soldier Ant puts him in the CHIKARA Special. His partners stop the other opponents from breaking it, but Taylor gets to the ropes to break it anyway. Taylor kicks Quack into a back cracker from Icarus. Gargano superkicks him for two. Quack throws Taylor and Gargano together. Gargano eats a series of attacks. Quack dives onto Icarus, Taylor and Gerard. The Colony give Gerard the Ant Hill for the pin at 18:44. Now this is the kind of match I was waiting for. Just like the Atomico matches from last year, this was fun, exciting and delivered a lot of really cool sequences. The Tecnicos pinning the hometown Rudo was a nice poetic way to end the show. This was the shot of adrenaline this show needed. ***3/4


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