Best of ChikaraWhen you think of over the top gimmicks, great wrestling, and small crowds what comes to your mind? Admittedly, if WWF 1994 was your first guess, I won’t take points off your test. However, this is exactly what Independent Promotion CHIKARA is… Or rather WAS. CHIKARA, based out of Philadelphia, has been around since early 2002 and enjoyed a pretty decent level of success. If you look at the slew of people who have worked for CHIKARA, you’ll come up with names such as Claudio Castagnoli (Antonio Cesaro of the WWE), Eddie Kingston, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Ultramantis Black, The Colony, The Young Bucks, Chris Hero, Brodie Lee, and Bryan Danielson among a ton of other stars of this industry. The amazing run at the top for the best independent promotion in the US was abruptly ended thanks to a conglomerate known as Titor and a security force known as Condor. (more…)

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