CHIKARA King of Trios 9/14 Day 1 Results – Teams from ROH, Japan, ECW & “WWF” Compete!

Mike Killam

Thanks to Chris Shore and for the following results: 

CHIKARA King of Trios – Day 1


All the matches the first night were King of Trios opening round matches. The second round takes place on Saturday, semi-finals and finals are Sunday with extra matches thrown in to round out the card. Saturday also features the Fan Conclave, which I will be reporting live from…
1. Then Sendai Girls vs. The Colony. I admit, I haven't been following CHIKARA much this year, so I don't understand what is going on with all the different ants now. Nevertheless, this was a good match, but I'm not sure it was the right opener. The crowd was hot for the Sendai Girls, like they were for all the Japanese teams, and the Colony, but the match just didn't set the stage like last years opener did. It also still makes me personally uncomfortable to watch the men wrestle the women, especially when they hit them in the head or shove them to the ground, but the crowd didn't seem to mind too much. Green Ant headbutted assailANT on purpose, who is apparently one of the evil ants, which led to the Sendai Girls getting the win…
Sendai Girls defeated The Colony.
2. The Batiri vs. 3.0 and Akuma. 3.0 and Akuma were way over with the CHIKARA crowd. Their act is amusing enough, but this was the match with the least amount of heat throughout. Everything started nice with fans throwing toilet paper at the Batiri, who were accompanied by the rudo version of Ophidian. That even led to a funny moment where one of the Batiri tried to choke Akuma with TP only to have it rip. The problem here was way too many planned spots that took forever to setup and then failed to be executed properly. Ophidian interfered to help his team win…
The Batiri defeated 3.0 and Akuma.
3. Team Osaka Pro vs. F.I.S.T. I know very little about the Japanese promotions that sent teams, but Osaka Pro sure seems like the Japanese version of CHIKARA. What I do know is the three guys on that team were a riot. F.I.S.T. continues to be the most entertaining act in CHIKARA, and Icarus continues to be a heat magnet with nothing more than a jacket and a tattoo. When you buy the DVD for this show, watch this match first. I promise you won't be disappointed. It was match of the night, and it had all the things that make CHIKARA so much fun to watch. It had a few too many planned spots, but most of them were so hilarious it was worth it. Don't believe me, check this out: Icarus used Sugar Dunketon's hair pick to get the win. Some of the sentences I write when covering CHIKARA are so absurd.
F.I.S.T. Defeated Team Osaka Pro.
4. The Swarm vs. Quack, Jigsaw, and Toyota. The intermission main event had more ants in roles I didn't understand. It also had Manami Toyota, who is billed as the Greatest Female Wrestler Alive. She may very well be, but she had a bad night this night, not looking crisp, and shorting a number of jumps. Still, a good match that saw Quack's team get the win amongst dissension in the ant ranks. They had Jigsaw and Quack arguing at the end, which I assume leads to a loss for their team in round 2 and a rudo turn for Jigsaw…

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