5 Senses

5Senses

Philadelphia, PA – 1.30.2016

Championship Rundown
Grand Champion: Princess Kimberlee
Campeones de Parejas: N_R_G (Race Jaxon & Hype Rockwell)
Young Lions Cup Champion: Heidi Lovelace

Commentary is provided by Mike Quackenbush, Leonard F. Chikarason, Sidney Bakabella, Bryce Remsburg, and Rod C. Diamondfire.

Kobald {B} vs. Pinkie Sanchez {BDK}

Kobald is replacing the injured Icarus. Sanchez wants a test of strength. Both men do some flexing. Sanchez enzuigiri’s Kobald instead of locking knuckles and twists his neck. He shoulder blocks Kobald. Kobald blocks Sanchez’s hip toss attempt. Sanchez runs into the corner, sending Kobald into it. Kobald evades an attack and dropkicks Sanchez to the floor. Kobald chases him around ringside. He catches Sanchez on the entrance ramp with a slap to the face. Kobald misses a double axe handle, landing face first on the ring apron. He throws Kobald face first into a fan’s boot. Kobald drops Sanchez face first on the apron off of his shoulders. He tries sending Sanchez into a fans boot, but Sanchez blocks it and throws Kobald into the boot instead. In the ring, Sanchez stings a vertical suplex and elbow drop together. Both men chop one another in the corner. Sanchez cuts off Kobald with a running back elbow for two. He also gets two with a knee drop. Kobald lands a tornado DDT for two. He positions Sanchez on the top rope. Sanchez drops Kobald down in a Gourd buster and follows with a frog splash for two. Kobald comes back with a spear in the corner. A running seated senton gets him two. He also gets two with a Regalplex. Sanchez powers Kobald up into a Death Valley Driver for two. Kobald gets his feet up to avoid a corner attack, but Sanchez catches his feet and places him on the top turnbuckle. Sanchez uppercuts Kobald. Kobald counters Sanchez’s superplex with a sunset bomb for two. Kobald lands a sit-out Michinoku Driver for two. Sanchez cracks Kobald with a knee strike as Kobald charges towards him in the corner. Sanchez comes off the top with a standing double stomp, but Kobald kicks out. Sanchez tries a super Frankensteiner. Kobald hangs on the top rope, sending Sanchez crumbling into the mat. Kobald then hits the Demon’s Toilet for the win at 10:56. This was a really fun opening match with lots of action that escalated and got the fans into the nearfalls. It was exactly what you would want from an opening match. Pinkie Sanchez may be the most underrated guy on the Indies. ***

El Hijo del Ice Cream {IC} & Ice Cream Jr. {IC} vs. Adam Ward & Burt West

Hijo jumps West and sends him face first into the top turnbuckle. He throws Ward face first into Jr.’s feet. They toss him out and in comes West. Jr. boots him in the stomach and sends him into the corner. Hijo vertical splashes West so that Jr. can dropkick him in the corner. Hijo wheelbarrows Jr. into a senton on West. Los Ice Creams gives Ward the Ice Cream sandwich. They set him up for the Ice Cream sandwich when all three members of The Devastation Corporation jump in at 2:03. These teams were mostly just killing time before the angle. N/R

Flex Rumblecrunch and Blaster McMassive do the damage as Max Smashmaster looks on. Blaster holds Jr. as Flex comes off the top with an elbow drop. They then give Jr. the Master Blaster. Princess Kimberlee chases them off. Max stares her down before leaving.

“Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti {T} vs. Wani

Angelosetti seems less energetic and a bit sad that he has nobody in his corner. Angelosetti forcefully shoulder blocks Wani after escaping a headlock, and Wani gets up right after. Wani takes him over in a side headlock. Angelosetti shoots him off and takes him down in an armdrag. They trade wristlocks. Angelosetti trips Wani to escape a hammerlock. Wani turns him over in a waistlock for two. He also gets two with an O’Connor Roll. Wani slips in from the apron. Angelosetti leapfrogs over him and nails a one-footed dropkick. Wani holds onto a side headlock. Angelosetti back suplexes his way free. He slams Wani into multiple splashes, but Wani kicks out of those at a one count. Angelosetti tries going up and over in the corner. Wani catches him on his shoulders and drops Angelosetti stomach first on the top rope. He takes him over with a German suplex for two. Wani applies a modified chinlock. Angelosetti elbows his way free, but Wani takes him over with a fallaway slam. He goes back to the side headlock. Angelosetti backs him to the corner to escape and Wani gives him an overhand chop. He throws some kicks to the mid-section and chokes Angelosetti. A diving forearm gets Wani a two count. After some chops, Angelosetti lands a middle rope crossbody. He gives Wani two back elbows and a dropkick. He gives Wani a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two. Wani gets in some shots to Angelosetti’s throat as well as some knife edge chops. Angelosetti stops Wani’s cascade with a reverse powerbomb. Juan Francisco de Coronado comes out, offering his flag to Angelosetti for the purpose of cheating. Angelosetti tries to ignore Coronado and places Wani on the top turnbuckle. He yells at Coronado to leave. The distraction allows Wani to fight back and knock Angelosetti to the mat. He comes off the middle rope, but Angelosetti catches him and drives him to the corner. After a few shoulder tackles he hits the ropes. Wani cuts him off with a clothesline to the stomach into an STO for two. Angelosetti comes back with a Northern Lights suplex. Wani kicks out and gives Angelosetti a reverse vertical suplex for two. Wani gets hung upside down in the corner. Angelosetti gives him a number of shoulder tackles before climbing the ropes. Coronado tries grabbing his leg but Angelosetti kicks him off. This gives Wani time to get his knees up as Angelosetti tries a Superfly splash. Wani cradles Angelosetti but Angelosetti still kicks out as two.Wani drops Angelosetti onto his stomach and drops him with a running neckbreaker for the pin at 13:34. Wani is really impressive and has a very bright future. He and Angelosetti meshed together really well and told a great story. I’m interested in where the Coronado storyline goes, and I appreciate that his involvement didn’t have a direct effect on the outcome. ***¼

Kodama says that their opponents may be born for battle, but he and Obariyon were bred for war, bred to be a Dark Army. Obariyon says the Battleborn may be united by the traumas they faced, but nothing will prepare them for the trauma the Batiri is going to unleash upon them.

Obariyon {B} & Kodama {B} vs. Lucas Calhoun {BB} & Missile Assault Man {BB}

Missile attacks the Batiri on the floor before the match. Calhoun pounds on Obariyon as the bell rings. Kodama tries a headscissors off the apron on Missile but Missile powerbombs him into a ring post. Missile joins Calhoun in pummeling Obariyon in their corner. Obariyon evades a running attack from Missile in the corner. He goes punch for uppercut with Missile, backing Missile to his corner. Calhoun smartly trips Kobald off the apron and drives him back first into the entrance ramp so that the Battleborn can continue to beat down Obariyon, focusing on his right knee. Obariyon comes off the second turnbuckle with a Frankensteiner, but dropkicks Calhoun instead of tagging out. Missile snaps and elbow drops his leg before dragging him back to the corner. Calhoun misses a splash and Missile misses an uppercut. Kodama tags in and unloads with clotheslines and a dropkick to Missile. He low bridges the top rope to send Calhoun out. Missile uppercuts Kodama in the shoulders to stop his momentum. Kodama comes off the middle turnbuckle but gets caught by Missile who looks for a sharpshooter. Kodama gets to the ropes. He headscissors Missile into the corner. Calhoun splashes Missile by accident. Kodama dropkicks them into each other. Missile places Obariyon on the top rope to stop his charge. Kodama backdrops Calhoun. Missile puts Kodama in a sharpshooter. Obariyon breaks the hold by giving Missile the Flying DDT. Calhoun eats a flurry of feet in the corner. They hit him with the Redrum, but that did damage to Obariyon’s already worn down leg. Missile takes out Kodama with a dangling reverse DDT off of the ring apron. He pulls Calhoun out of the ring. Obariyon small packages Missile for two. Missile puts on the sharpshooter and Obariyon taps out at 11:51. This gives Battleborn their third point. This told a great story, with the Batiri getting sympathy and Missile looking like a calculated killer. Both teams looked strong in the match and the Battleborn’s great strategy proved them worthy of a win and title opportunity. Good stuff. **¾

Ophidian tells Shynron and Argus that the Colony’s words in the Event Center struck a nerve with him. He believes the Snake Pit has cut the dead weight and are better than ever. Ophidian agrees the Colony is the greatest trio in CHIKARA, but they haven’t teamed in over a year. But, he doesn’t appreciate that the Colony thinks that they can march through the Snake Pit. He says they have passion, determination, and that he will lead them to victory, just as he did at “Top Banana.”

Fire Ant {C}, Silver Ant {C} & Worker Ant {C} vs. Ophidian {OP}, Shynron & Argus

Shynron and Fire Ant trade wristlocks to start. Fire Ant puts him in a standing Octopus stretch which he turns into a headscissors. He rolls up from the mat into a quesadora armdrag. Shynron gets onto Fire Ant’s shoulders and legdrags Fire Ant across the ring. He vertical suplexes him for two. Shynon sweeps out Fire Ant’s legs and gets two with a standing shooting star press.. He and Ophidian hit a moonsault/somersault senton combo and Fire Ant rolls to the floor. Worker Ant powers Ophidian to the corner. Ophidian lays in some shots to Worker Ant while ducking his offense. Worker Ant cuts him off with a forearm to the face. He misses a corner back elbow. Ophidian brings him down with a headscissors from the apron. Ophidian throws some spin kicks to Worker Ant, taking down with a spinwheel variant for two. Worker Ant scoop slams Ophidian. As Worker Ant tries to shake the cobwebs from his head, Argus attacks puts on a Tazzmission. Silver Ant dropkicks Argus to free his partner. Angry, Argus slaps Silver Ant in the face three times. Silver Ant dishes it right back, throwing in some chops and forearms for good measure. Argus ducks a chop and unloads with three of his own. He kicks Silver Ant against the ropes. Silver Ant reverses a whip and shoulder blocks Argus to the mat. He does it a second time and gets a two count. Argus doesn’t budge from Silver Ant’s running shoulder blocks that follow. He bounces off the ropes and knocks down Silver Ant himself. He belly-to-back suplexes Silver Ant. Fire Ant comes in and receives one himself. Argus muscles over the larger Worker Ant as well, and the Snake Pit land triple dives onto the Colony outside. Ophidian drives his knees into Silver Ant’s chest back in the ring. Double knees off the top get him two as Worker Ant breaks the pin. Worker Ant calls for the GTS. Ophidian turns it into the Death Grip. Worker Ant swings him into a uranage slam. Argus gives Worker Ant a belly-to-back suplex. Fire Ant throws some kicks before dropping Argus with a brainbuster. Shynron saves Argus from Fire Ant’s grasp. Shynron flips through his tornado DDT attempt. A standing Spanish Fly gets him two as Silver Ant breaks the cover. Silver Ant catches Shynron’s back handspring and gives him a backbreaker and German suplex for two. He brings down Shynron in a Fujiwara armbar. Ophidian comes off the top with double knees to break it. Worker Ant gives Ophidian a bicycle kick. Argus tornado kicks Worker Ant in the arm. Fire Ant high crossbody’s onto Argus. He looks for the Yahtzee Kick but is cut off by a bicycle kick from Ophidian. Shynron goes for a Pele kick but Silver Ant catches him with an ankle lock. Ophidian frees him with an enzuigiri. Silver Ant turns Shynron and Ophidian inside out with stereo clotheslines. Ophidian unloads with strikes and kicks on Fire Ant. Fire Ant cuts him off with an enzuigiri and leaping knee strike. After the Yahtzee Kick. Worker Ant passes Ophidian to Silver Ant for a powerbomb. The Ant Hill is broken up by Argus. He gives Fire Ant a gutbuster before attacking Silver Ant and Worker Ant in opposite corner. Silver Ant catches him with a tiger feint kick. Worker Ant cannonball sentons Argus. Argus eats the Ants Marching dropkick. Shynron sweeps out Fire Ant’s legs. He headscissors Worker Ant into Fire Ant. Silver Ant comes off the top with a dropkick to Shynron. Shynron dropkicks the entire Colony. He gives Fire Ant and Silver Ant a double back handspring Ace Crusher. Worker Ant tries the GTS. Shynron fights free. Worker Ant catches his kick but he Pele kicks Fire Ant and Silver Ant at the same time. Worker Ant powerbombs Shynron mid-air to stop his coast-to-coast dropkick. Shynron then falls to the Ant Hill giving the Colony the win at 19:34. These two teams had an exciting, action packed match. This rehabbed the Colony who had been all but absent as a team for a year, put over the Snake Pit as a force to be reckoned with, and showed how much Argus has improved, all in one fell swoop. It was like a Dragon Gate six man where the action just kept building until it ended. I expected this to be good but it crushed my expectations. Hats off to everyone. ***¾

Oleg the Usurper remarks that Princess Kimberlee is a good fighter. She had her moment, but now it is time for his moment. He says that it will be an honor claiming her head.

Grand Championship
Princess Kimberlee vs. Oleg the Usurper

Princess Kimberlee has been champion since 12.5.2015 and this is her first defense. Oleg throws her to the ropes out of a lock-up. He warns her by yelling “off with your head” in her face. She kicks at Oleg’s legs and tries a German suplex. He breaks the waistlock and butts her away. She catches him in the ropes with an Anaconda Vise. After breaking the hold, she comes off the top with a dropkick. A spin kick to the head brings Oleg to his knees. Kimberlee lays in some chest kicks. Oleg catches her leg and grabs her throat. She takes the arm and puts on a cross armbreaker. Oleg gets to the ropes instantly and proclaims “off with YOUR head” in his face. She delivers a running forearm and bicycle kick. Oleg splashes her against the ropes. A young fan distracts Oleg, but not long enough, as he gives Kim a backbreaker and a rolling senton for two. He picks up speed off the ropes and splashes Kimberlee in the corner. She kicks out of Oleg’s multiple pin attempts. She gives Oleg a split-legged chinbreaker. Oleg’s arms get tied up in the ropes, giving Kimberlee the opening to throw an onslaught of kicks to the chest. Referee Bryce Remsburg frees him, but Kimberlee unloads with chops to Oleg in the corner. A basement face crusher only gets her a one count. She sends Oleg to the floor and follows with a suicide dive. Oleg recovers and hits a Usurper kick. Oleg attempts a vertical suplex, but Kimberlee reverses it! Very angry, Oleg gets back in the name right before the 20 count. He chokeslams her right away. He does the deal with a Falcon Arrow. Oleg gives Kimberlee skull crusher across his hip. She bridges her shoulders off the mat just before the three count. He goes for Off With Her Head. She slides through Oleg’s legs and German suplexes him for two. Kimberlee gets on the CHIKARA Sepcial when suddenly Ice Cream Jr. attacks her. El Hijo del Ice Cream is there looking confused. Jr. unmasks to reveal himself to be Blaster McMassive! The match is ruled a No DQ win for Princess Kimberlee in 12:19. This was a great showcase for both competitors, as Oleg got to be a monster and Kimberlee got to be the small but mighty foe willing to fight and nearly conquer the monster. I had some concerns about how the match would go, but I think it was executed perfectly. I don’t know how great it is for Kimberlee’s first defense to end in a DQ, but hopefully she will have some strong defenses forthcoming to solidify her reign. ***

The Devastation Corporation beats down Oleg and Kimberlee. Max Smashmaster tells Oleg that just because he ripped up his contract, there’s no return policy when you make a deal with the devil. He says they’re not done and never will be. He then forces Kimberlee to watch a young female fan who is crying as a result of the carnage. Max says he’s not coming for Kimberlee’s title, he’s coming for her life. I love this Devastation Corporation. No fun and games, just ruining people.

Encore Match
Heidi Lovelace vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado

Lovelace stops Coronado’s kick and knees him in the face. She unleashes a flurry of forearms to the face. He whips her to the ropes but Lovelace comes back with a quesadora armdrag. She follows Coronado into the corner with a running forearm, then comes off the middle rope with an armdrag. She snapmares Coronado into a superkick to the back of the head for two. Lovelace tries a headscissors but Coronado drops her chest and face first into the mat. He slams her for one. He forearms her in the back twice and takes her down with a clothesline for two. She kicks Coronado out of the corner. She says “for Dasher” before coming off the middle rope with double knees. She tries the Heidi-Can-Rana. Coronado catches it and drops her down to her feet. Coronado delivers the Tiger Driver for two. He grabs his flag to cheat. Referee Larry Peace takes the flag away. Coronado low blows Lovelace while Peace is distracted, which has no effect. She crucifix pins Coronado for two. Lovelace hits the Heidi-Can-Rana for the pin at 3:57. That was fun. *

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