The World is Not Enough

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Revere, MA – 7.20.2014

Commentary is provided by Leonard F. Chikarason, Bryce Remsburg, Chuck Taylor, Mike Quackenbush, and UltraMantis Black.

3.0 are backstage. Scott ‘Jagged’ Parker talks about family – some of are blood related, but others are chosen, like the folks in CHIKARA. Some may not consider him and Shane Matthews to be pure bred CHIKARA guys, but they’ve been in the company since 2006 so they’re as close as it gets. They have seen all the groups come in and try to wreck CHIKARA only for them to be run off. Tonight will be no different for the Odditorium. Matthews says not to let the door hit them on the way out. BOO YA!

Scott ‘Jagged’ Parker {3.0} & Shane Matthews {3.0} vs. Sir Oliver Grimsly {ODD} & Qefka the Quiet {ODD}

Qefka creates an invisible wall, baiting Jagged into a kick to the stomach. Qefka catapults up for a double wrist clutch drag. Jagged comes back with a leg lariat. He tags in Matthews who comes off the second rope with an elbow to Qefka’s arm. Jagged and Matthews take turns doing damage to his arm before Matthees gives him a side Russian leg sweep. 3.0 then ram his head multiple times in the top turnbuckle. Grimsly tries to run in, but falls victim to a drop toe hold and an elbow drop to the shoulder blades. Qefka whips Jagged to the corner. Jagged gets to the second rope, but Grimsly trips him, allowing the Odditorium to run roughshod on the Wet Bandit in their corner. Jagged is able to resist Grimsly’s Bed of Nails backcracker and tags in Matthews. He knocks Qefka off the apron and gives Grimsly a slam and clothesline. He shoves the Odditorium into each other and sends Qefka outside. Jagged dropkicks him through the ropes and drops an elbow on the floor. Grimsly falls to the Sweet Taste of Professionalism at 5:34. Short and sweet. The Odditorium actually work really well together and were solid foes for the very over 3.0. **¼

Archibald Peck vs. Ashley Remington

Bryce Remsburg mentioned on commentary in the previous match that he asked for the privilege to referee this match. He and Peck are very charmed by Remington. Remington breaks a lock-up in the corner at the count of one. The fans want them to hug it out, so Bryce jumps into Remington’s arms for a hug of his own. The fans call for a referee sandwich, bringing Remington and Peck to hug Bryce at the same time. After that, Remington again breaks a lock-up in the corner at the count of one. Peck also breaks on one when they lock-up after that. This causes a battle of sorts with both guy constantly breaking lock-ups on one in opposite corners. Peck falls and breaks on two by accident, which displeases Peck and the crowd. The crowd forgives him. Remington drop toe holds Peck and looks for a German suplex. Peck elbows his way free. Remington trips him into a pin attempt. Peck does the same. They boot each other in the face at the same time, then check to make sure each other is OK. Peck grabs onto a wristlock while grabbing his arm. Peck compliments Remington’s triceps and examines his arm. Remington gives Peck some tips on isolated tricep pull-downs. While showing his technique, Peck accidentally back hands Remington! Remington almost loses his temper, but calms himself down. Remington trips Peck, but Peck kicks him to the floor. Peck sets up for a dive. Remington holds the ropes open for him. Peck questions who he will land on. Remington apologizes and goes to the floor to prepare for the dive. Peck suicide dives onto Remington. Remington catches him and they high five. In the ring, Peck goes for another high five and ends up palm striking Remington in the side of his face! Peck apologizes and Remington accepts. Remington armdrags Peck. Peck goes for a sunset flip. Remington pulls Peck up.Remington pulls down into a modified seated Octopus stretch. Peck gets the ropes. Remington rolls him up for two, then delivers a low dropkick, Peck gets to his feet. He avoids a corner splash. He sends Remington’s face into multiple turnbuckles repeatedly, ending with a bulldog. Remington kicks Peck avoiding his backdrop attempt. Peck avoids a third kick and a punch, finally backdropping Remington. Peck hits the New Move. He calls for the Cranial Crescendo. The roof is so low, that he hits head on it, crotches himself on the top turnbuckle, and crumples to the mat. Remington deadlifts him up into a German suplex for two. Peck boots Remington to block an attack. He does a slow motion regulation suplex for two. Peck once again calls for the Cranial Crescendo, but this time he only ascends to the first rope. He misses the move due to not having enough air. As a good sport, Remington scoots over and places Peck’s arm across him for a two count. Peck shoulder blocks Remington in the corner. He flips his way to the apron and tries to slingshot in. Remington catches Peck with the Fair Winds. He locks on Anchor’s Away and Peck submits at 15:21. This was a pure delight. These two characters are beloved and gave the fans the exact match they would want from these two. In a way it defies description, despite my best efforts, but it’s more than worthy of a watch. ***½

Peck is gifted a fruit basket by Ashley’s angels post match. Peck is delighted.

Icarus, UltraMantis Black {SE}, Hallowicked {SE}, Amasis {OP} & Ophidian {OP} vs. Max Smashmaster {DC}, Blaster McMassive {DC}, Flex Rumblecrunch {DC}, Sinn ‘Kizarny’ Bodhi {ODD} & Dr. Cube {TF}

Sidney Bakabella is in the Flood’s corner. A big brawl starts off the bout. The CHIKARA quintet end up clearing the ring. The Flood drag them out to the floor to continue the fight. They decide to bring Mantis back in for isolation and pummeling. When Bodhi begins to choke Mantis, the rest of the CHIKARA team jump in, but the Flood quickly dispose of them and continue their beatdown of Mantis. Mantis is able to hit the floor, bringing in Hallowicked. A corner splash from Smashmaster keeps the Flood’s momentum going. McMassive tosses Hallowicked to the floor. Amasis runs in and eats a big boot right away. Ophidian tries running in but Rumblecrunch disposes of him. Smashmaster sentons onto Amasis for two. Amasis is kicked to the floor. Rumblecrunch back elbows Ophidian when he runs in. Smashmaster tries tossing Ophidian to the floor. Ophidian makes his way to the apron, slingshots over Smashmaster, and tags in Icarus. He high crossbody’s Smashmaster, enzuigiri’s McMassive, and gives Rumblecrunch a TKO across his knee. Bodhi breaks his pin. Icarus flips Bodhi to the floor after avoiding a boot. Cube pitches Icarus outside. Ophidian enzuigiri’s Cube into a superkick from Amasis. Icarus and the Envoy attempt stereo suicide dives but are cut off by the Dev Corp. Icarus and the Envoy end up triple suplexing them back into the ring. Hallowicked pescado’s onto Blaster while Mantis pescado’s onto Smashmaster. Rumblecrunch splashes Icarus in the corner. McMassive drops him with a Boss Man Slam. Smashmaster hits a Swanton on Icarus for the pin at 9:17. This was sloppy, hard to follow, and The Flood looked stupid just tossing guys to the floor left and right instead of trying to wear one guy down. I appreciate commentary saying that they wanted to harm as many CHIKARA guys as possible, but I just wasn’t buying it. Playing up Icarus’ concussion is a fine story arc, but as a viewer it leaves me concerned and makes it uncomfortable for me to watch him in this bout. Ugly stuff. ½*

Shynron vs. Missile Assault Ant {CXF}

Shynron now has custom music and it’s absolutely fantastic. Missile screams his name to the crowd. He misses a pump kick. Shynron takes him over with a Frankensteiner. He back flips into a corner elbow drop. Missile avoids a bottom rope 450 splash. Shynron lands on his feet, but gets tossed into the corner with a buckle bomb. Missile starts a stomp but Shynron cuts him off. He hits a back handspring Ace Crusher for two. Missile uppercuts Shynron, sending him to the second rope. Shynron comes off with a Frankensteiner. A tiger feint kick follows. He rolls up into a spike Frankensteiner. Shynron hits the bottom rope 450 splash for the pin at 2:33. Surprised to see this go so short, but the crowd loved Shynron’s exciting offense so I see no fault in what they did. *

Campeonatos de Parejas
Jigsaw {G} & The Shard {G} (Campeones) vs. Dasher Hatfield {T} & Mark Angelosetti {T}

The Pieces of Hate jump the Throwbacks from behind. Jigsaw and Hatfield fight on the floor. Angelosetti snapmares Shard into a couple knees to the back a running forearm to the back. Angelosetti slams Shard and splashes him multiple times. Jigsaw and Angelosetti exchange strikes. Angelosetti catches him with a knee strike to the stomach. Jigsaw blocks a snapmare. Hatfield punches him in the stomach. The Throwbacks double hip toss him into tandem falling headbutts to the ribs. Hatfield snaps off a pair of armdrags on Shard before giving him a drop toe hold into a surfboard. Angelosetti bulldogs Shard out of the hold. Jigsaw breaks the cover. Shard ducks a clothesline but succombs to a quebradora backbreaker. Shard shoves Angelosetti into a knee to the back by Jigsaw. Shard snapmares Angelosetti into a back kick, and the Pieces of Hate take control. Angelosetti slips out of the ring when Shard whips him to the rope. Hatfield comes in with some strikes of his own. He goes for a baseball slide dropkick. Shard catches him, and Jigsaw jumps in with a superkick. He superkicks Angelosetti and gives him a glancing blow to the head. Shard gives Hatfield a waterwheel slam in the corner. Jigsaw hits the Jig N’ Tonic to pick up the first fall at 5:08. The Pieces of Hate beat down Hatfield aggressively as Angelosetti looks on. Angelosetti tackles the Shard as Jigsaw has Hatfield set up for another Jig N’ Tonic. Angelosetti shoulder tackles Jigsaw, causing Hatfield to turn Jigsaw’s hold into a Yoshi Tonic. That gives Hatfield the pin and second fall at 10:21! Angelosetti and Shard throw punches. Shard gives him uppercuts. Angelosetti forearms Shard to the corner. He brings out of the corner with a spinebuster for two. Jigsaw superkicks Angelosetti and German suplexes him for two. Hatfield ducks a superkick from Jigsaw. He spins Jigsaw around into a neckbreaker. Jigsaw kicks out. Hatfield blocks Shard’s superkick and backslides him for two. Shard kicks Hatfield and drops him out of a Gory Catapult for two. Angelosetti brings Shard to the top rope. Jigsaw kicks Angelosetti to stop his superplex. He gives him the brainbuster on the ring apron! Shard double stomps Angelosetti on the apron! Angelosetti musters the strength to kick out of the pin attempt. Hatfield fights off both Pieces of Hate and throws their heads together. He eats tandem superkicks but manages to kick out. Jigsaw goes for the Jig N’ Tonic. Shard supplements it with a top rope double stomp! Angelosetti saves his partner in the nick of time. Angelosetti jackknife pins Jigsaw for two. He drives Jigsaw into the corner, unloading with shoulder tackles. Jigsaw distracts Bryce Remsburg so Shard can low blow him. Jigsaw then superkicks Angelosetti. Angelosetti kicks out! Jigsaw picks him up for the Jig N’ Tonic. Shard heads up top. Hatfield shoves Shard to the floor. Angelosetti wiggles free from Jigsaw’s grasp. The Throwbacks hit Jigsaw with Prime Time for the pin, third fall, AND the titles at 17:31. These two teams are the MVP’s of CHIKARA in 2014, so it’s no surprise they put on a killer match. The low blow played off the Portal match from the night before, so at least it ended up having some value. It was a stellar contest with great nearfalls and exciting action. It is decidedly the most underappreciated CHIKARA bout of the year. Worth the price of the show alone. ****

Eddie Kingston is filmed for a promo. He seemingly can’t collect his thoughts, because he says nothing and shoves the camera away.

Jervis Cottonbelly vs. Eddie Kingston

Cottonbelly is still nursing his ribs after taking a top rope splash from Tursas last night. Kingston doesn’t want to shake hands. Cottonbelly wants to lock up but Kingston’s not into it. He settles for a wristlock. Kingston shoves Cottonbelly away. Two men in velvet suits and plague masks are watching on. Cottonbelly goes for Kingston’s leg but he doesn’t budge. He tries a waistlock but Kingston throws him to the mat. Cottonbelly yells at Kingston that he is better than this. He jumps on Kingston’s back, but Kingston grabs the top rope. Cottonbelly hits him with some elbow strikes. Kingston reverses a whip to the corner. Cottonbelly slides through his legs and rolls him up. Kingston effortlessly rolls through it. He throws some jabs to Cottonbelly’s injured ribs. Kingston considers a Saito suplex but instead just drops him to the mat and goes to the corner. The two men in plague masks attack Cottonbelly, resulting in a DQ at 4:09. This wasn’t as bad as Kingston vs. Coronado from last night, because at least Cottonbelly looked like a fighter, but it was still a waste. ¼*

The two henchmen beat down Cottonbelly and kick him out of the ring. Jimmy Jacobs’ voice comes over the PA system. He tells Kingston his voice should be in his head 24/7 guiding his every thought and action, but clearly it’s not. Jacobs says the sedated man he sees in the ring is not the man Jacobs knew. Jacobs says he needs Kingston to destroy one of his acolytes so he can take his place. Because if Kingston does that, then Jacobs can protect him, who can protect “her”, and Kingston can have “her” again. Jacobs promises Kingston he will do just that. That promise convinces Kingston to punch one of the acolytes in the face, giving him an exploder suplex and a short-arm lariat afterwards. He follows up with a powerbomb. After putting on a glove, Kingston nails him with the Backfist to the Future. He spends some time sitting in the corner of the ring before leaving the building through the side door.

Worker Ant {C} vs. Arctic Rescue Ant {CXF}

This is a continuation from the “match” they had during the “Flood” Ashes video. Arctic lights up Worker Ant with kicks. Worker Ant comes back with forearm strikes. Arctic wants a tilt-a-whirl headscissors but ends up taking Snake Eyes and a bicycle kick to the floor. He tries a suicide dive but Arctic cuts him off with a kick. He then legdrops him across the second rope. Arctic hits a dropkick for two. Worker Ant blocks a clothesline. He goes for the GTS. Arctic slips out and chop blocks his legs. He comes off the second rope with a facebuster for two. Arctic does some skiing as he ties up Worker Ant’s legs around his own legs. Worker Ant headbutts Arctic in the shoulder and goes for the GTS again. Arctic rakes his eyes. He comes off the second rope with a crossbody for two. Arctic heads up top, but Worker Ant tosses him off. The two ants trade forearm strikes. Worker Ant wins that exchange, but Arctic rakes his eyes. He goes for a quesadora bulldog, but Worker Ant counters into a uranage. He hits a second uranage. Arctic ducks a rolling clothesline. Worker Ant however gives him a powerbomb for two. GTS gets him the win at 5:34. I like that they built to the GTS, but there wasn’t much else to sink your teeth into. *

You can watch the match in its entirety here.

Losing Team Waves Winners’ Nations Flags – Elimination Match
The Estonian Thunderfrog {BS}, Latvian Proud Oak {BS} & Lithuanian Snow Troll {BS} vs. The Proletariat Boar of Moldova {BP}, Mr. Azerbaijan {BP} & Prakash Sabar {BP}

The Polar Baron is in the Bloc Party’s corner. He stated on the latest Event Center that if the Bloc Party lost that he would leave the country. All six men brawl to start. Oak back elbows Sabar, then rolls him up into a hip toss. Four more hip tosses follow. He headstands into a splash for two. Boar clobbers Thunderfrog with a flying forearm. Thunderfrog responds with many forearms and a boot. Azerbaijan tosses Thunderfrog out. Troll kicks him into the middle turnbuckle and lands a tornado DDT. Troll suicide dives onto Azerbaijan and Sabar. Thunderfrog looks for an Asai moonsault, but Boar spears him onto everybody on the floor. In the ring Troll hip attacks Sabar in the corner. Boar spears Troll eliminating him at 3:20. Oak blocks Boar’s boot and hits him with a Stunner. Thunderfrog lands a top rope splash. Azerbaijan breaks the cover. He tosses Oak out so the Thunderfrog can be isolated by the Bloc Party. Azerbaijan and Thunderfrog end up knocking each other down simultaneously with stereo clotheslines. Sabar grabs his leg, but Thunderfrog kicks him away and tags in Oak. Oak reverse armdrags all three Bloc Party members. He rolls into a back rake to Sabar. Sabar throws some kicks to Oak’s mid-section. He misses the Bronco Buster. Thunderfrog gives him a Razor’s Edge into a reverse Rydeen Bomb from Oak, eliminating Sabar at 7:00. Oak eye rakes Azerbaijan to escape a suplex. He goes for a headstand. Boar spears him as he is doing the headstand, eliminating him at 7:46. Boar tosses Thunderfrog to the floor where Azerbaijan chokes him with the ring skirt and a shirt. Boar gives the Thunderfrog a Samoan Drop for two. Azerbaijan back rakes Thunderfrog into a spinebuster from Boar. The Thunderfrog fights back with furious forearms. Boar clobbers his back and gives him a belly-to-back suplex for two. Azerbaijan holds Thunderfrog. Boar goes for a spear but accidentaly spears Azerbaijan! As Boar is checking on him, the Thunderfrog schoolboys Boar, eliminating him at 11:10. Boar and Sabar jump into attack the Thunderfrog, but Oak and Troll take them out. Azerbaijan gives Thunderfrog a pump handle slam for two. Thunderfrog fights out of a second pump handle slam. The Estonian Stampede leads to the CHIKARA Special! Azerbaijan taps out at 12:44. This was about on the level of their National Pro Wrestling Day bout, but had more drama and something on the line. It’s an odd choice for the main event, but a nice way to end the feud between the teams. **¾

The Bloc Party, with great displeasure, hold up the flags of the Baltic Siege’s countries. The Polar Baron is very upset. The Flood then make their way to the ring. They beat down the Baltic Siege. Deucalion makes his way out. He grabs The Estonian Thunderfrog and gives him a chokebreaker across his knee! This serves as revenge for the Thunderfrog disposing of Tursas with his Hammer of Peace the night before. The Proud Oak and Troll try resuscitating their fallen friend but it’s of no use. It would be the last time we would see The Estonian Thunderfrog.

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