Castagnoli (left) and Ares (right) as the Campeones de Parejas in April 2010, with Tursas (center)
Ares in October 2010
Ophidian (left) and Amasis (right) before a JAPW show in 2010
UltraMantis Black (right) controlling Delirious with the Eye of Tyr
Ares (right) with Castagnoli (left) as the Chikara Campeones de Parejas, with Tursas (center) at the 2010 King of Trios
Amasis in 2008
Vökoder in May 2009
Ares performing a sleeper hold on Amasis.
Ophidian in 2008
(From left to right) BDK members Dieter VonSteigerwalt, Jakob Hammermeier and Derek Sabato
Ares and Claudio Castagnoli as the Chikara Campeones de Parejas in October 2010.
Hieracon in April 2011
Pinkie Sanchez (left) and Lince Dorado (right) posing next to Ryan Cruz as Tim Donst holds him in a straight jacket choke
Lince Dorado holding the Young Lions Cup
Jakob Hammermeier in April 2011
Tursas in October 2010
Claudio Castagnoli and Ares as the Campeones de Parejas

He made a surprise appearance at Chikara's “Three-Fisted Tales” show where he and Castagnoli reunited to form the "heel" stable BDK in 2009, and went on to win the 2010 King of Trios with fellow stablemate Tursas.

- Ares (wrestler)

On November 22, 2009 at Chikara's Season eight finale titled Three Fisted Tales, following the conclusion of the main event between The Colony (Fire Ant and Soldier Ant) and The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian), the two masked men from months prior invaded the ring and one of them stated that a war was coming and that he was tired of waiting.

- Bruderschaft des Kreuzes

This led to both men removing their masks, the larger man revealed another mask with a helmet, horns and beard, while the man with the microphone unmasked as Ares, a Swiss wrestler.

- Bruderschaft des Kreuzes

On April 23, 2010, The Osirian Portal got in on the 2010 King of Trios tournament through a back door, when a random draw picked them to replace Team Mexico, who no-showed the event, and face the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK) (Ares, Claudio Castagnoli and Tursas) in the first round.

- The Osirian Portal

In April Castagnoli, Jaggi and Tursas defeated the teams of The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) and Sara Del Rey, Team Perros del Mal (El Alebrije, Cuije and El Orientál), Team Big Japan Wrestling (Daisuke Sekimoto, Kankuro Hoshino and Yuji Okabayashi) and The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant and Green Ant) over a three-day tournament to win the 2010 King of Trios.

- Ares (wrestler)
Castagnoli (left) and Ares (right) as the Campeones de Parejas in April 2010, with Tursas (center)

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Quackenbush in October 2019

Mike Quackenbush

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American podcaster, author, professional wrestling trainer, professional wrestling promoter, and retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Mike Quackenbush.

American podcaster, author, professional wrestling trainer, professional wrestling promoter, and retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Mike Quackenbush.

Quackenbush in October 2019
(Left to right) Quackenbush, Shane Storm and Jigsaw, the 2007 King of Trios
Quackenbush at a Chikara show in June 2008
Quackenbush with Manami Toyota in April 2011
Quackenbush performing the Chikara Special on the Great Sasuke
Quackenbush going for a high-angle senton bomb on the Great Sasuke
Quackenbush performing a Mexican surfboard on Stupefied in 2008

He would make his in-ring return on March 18, 2006, at a Westside Xtreme Wrestling event, where he defeated Ares for the wXw World Heavyweight Championship.

In early 2009 Quackenbush and Jigsaw gained three points, but were unable to defeat the Campeones de Parejas The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) on April 25.

In 2010 Quackenbush became embroiled in a feud with Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK), who had formed on the final show of 2009 and were threatening to take over Chikara, with its members quickly winning the Young Lions Cup, Campeonatos de Parejas and King of Trios, while also having one of its members as the Chikara Director of Fun.

Cesaro in 2014

Cesaro (wrestler)

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Swiss professional wrestler.

Swiss professional wrestler.

Cesaro in 2014
Castagnoli in April 2014
Castagnoli (right), upon his return to Chikara with Ice Cream Jr. (left) and El Hijo del Ice Cream
Castagnoli performing the giant swing as Hero waits to dropkick the spinning opponent
Castagnoli performing the giant swing in 2009
Castagnoli in the ring in 2009
Castagnoli as Antonio Cesaro during a WWE dark match in 2012
Cesaro as the United States Champion in 2013
In 2013, Cesaro formed The Real Americans with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger
On the post-WrestleMania Raw, Hulk Hogan endorsed and congratulated Cesaro for winning the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX
During the first half of 2015, Cesaro spent much of his time teaming with Tyson Kidd in pursuit of the WWE Tag Team Championship
Cesaro with "Cesaro Section" in 2016
Cesaro (left) and Sheamus in May 2017
The Bar as the Raw Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania 34
Cesaro performing the "Giant Swing" during a house show in January 2015

He first used a Japanese gimmick before changing it to a Swiss banker, along with Ares, together known as Swiss Money Holding.

After beating the entire tecnico roster Castagnoli aligned himself with Ares, Tursas, Pinkie Sanchez, Tim Donst, Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze to form the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes.

In April Castagnoli, Ares and Tursas defeated the teams of The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) and Sara Del Rey, Team Perros del Mal (El Alebrije, Cuije and El Orientál), Team Big Japan Wrestling (Daisuke Sekimoto, Kankuro Hoshino and Yuji Okabayashi) and The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant and Green Ant) over a three-day tournament to win the 2010 King of Trios.

Hallowicked in July 2013

Hallowicked

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American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hallowicked.

American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hallowicked.

Hallowicked in July 2013
Incoherence making their entrance at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's ¡Dia de los Dangerous! event
Hallowicked (left) and Frightmare in April 2010
The Spectral Envoy in April 2011
Hallowicked in November 2008
Hallowicked as Campeon de Parejas

In 2010 Incoherence began feuding with Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK).

After the tournament Chikara announced that Incoherence would challenge for the Campeonatos de Parejas, held by BDK's Claudio Castagnoli and Ares, on May 23 at Chikara's eighth anniversary show.

On July 25, 2009, Hallowicked made his debut for Dragon Gate USA, at the promotion's first ever pay-per-view Enter the Dragon, teaming with Amasis and Team F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Gran Akuma) in an eight-man tag team match, where they were defeated by Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw and The Colony (Fire Ant and Soldier Ant).

Torneo cibernetico

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Multi-man professional wrestling elimination match that was created and primarily used in Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling promotions, especially in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre .

Multi-man professional wrestling elimination match that was created and primarily used in Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling promotions, especially in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre .

Chikara's fifth annual Torneo Cibernetico was held on November 15, 2008, in Framingham, Massachusetts, and saw "Team Equinox" (Jimmy "Equinox" Olsen (captain), Mike Quackenbush, Tim Donst, Hydra, Helios, Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, and Worker Ant) taking on "Team Gerard" (Vin Gerard (captain), Lince Dorado, Stigma, Eddie Kingston, Amasis, Ophidian, UltraMantis Black, and Crossbones).

Chikara's seventh annual Torneo Cibernetico was held on October 23, 2010, in Easton, PA, and saw "Team Chikara" (UltraMantis Black (captain), Hallowicked, Icarus, Jigsaw, Eddie Kingston, Mike Quackenbush, STIGMA, and Vökoder) taking on "Der Bruderschaft des Kreuzes" (Ares (captain), Claudio Castagnoli, Sara Del Rey, Delirious, Tim Donst, Daizee Haze, Pinkie Sanchez, and Tursas).

Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and Green Ant (later known as Silver Ant) in April 2011, celebrating their King of Trios victory

The Colony (professional wrestling)

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Professional wrestling stable, best known for performing for Chikara.

Professional wrestling stable, best known for performing for Chikara.

Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and Green Ant (later known as Silver Ant) in April 2011, celebrating their King of Trios victory
Fire Ant in 2008
Green Ant in 2012
assailAnt, who joined The Colony in late 2012 and later became the second Worker Ant in 2014
From left to right: Silver Ant, Fire Ant, and Worker Ant (II) during the 2014 King of Trios in September 2014
Fire Ant with the Young Lions Cup

The Colony would go on to defeat the Fight Club in the opening round, their rivals the UnStable in the semi-finals and both The Osirian Portal and Martin Stone and Pac in the finals to win the tournament.

On November 22, 2009, at Three-Fisted Tales, Carpenter Ant became a rudo and unmasked to reveal himself as Pinkie Sanchez, while also joining the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK).

On April 25 The Colony defeated Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke) to make their way to the finals of the tournament, where they were defeated by the BDK trio of Ares, Castagnoli and Tursas, when referee Derek Sabato turned rudo, revealed himself as being aligned with BDK and performed a fast count to end the match.

Sara Del Rey in August 2011

Sara Del Rey

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American professional wrestling trainer and retired professional wrestler, best known by her ring name Sara Del Rey.

American professional wrestling trainer and retired professional wrestler, best known by her ring name Sara Del Rey.

Sara Del Rey in August 2011
Del Rey as the Shimmer Champion in October 2007
Del Rey appearing for Chikara in 2012
Left to right: Claudio Castagnoli, Del Rey and Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling in 2011
Del Rey in May 2009
Del Rey preparing to perform the Royal Butterfly on Alexxus in 2010.
Del Rey executing a belly-to-back suplex against Leah von Dutch in 2011
Del Rey with Claudio Castagnoli in 2009.

In November 2009, she was placed in her first major storyline in the company, when she turned into a villain and aligned herself with Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, Daizee Haze, Pinkie Sanchez, Tim Donst and Tursas to form the stable Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK).

While in BDK, Del Rey began regularly teaming with Haze, and together the two of them picked up victories over tag teams such as The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian), Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr.), The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Sugar Dunkerton), Amazing Kong and Raisha Saeed, and Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw.

(From left to right) Mike Quackenbush, Shane Storm and Jigsaw, the 2007 King of Trios

King of Trios

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Three-night tournament promoted by the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

Three-night tournament promoted by the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

(From left to right) Mike Quackenbush, Shane Storm and Jigsaw, the 2007 King of Trios
Lince Dorado, one third of the 2008 King of Trios, along with Incognito and El Pantera
(From left to right) Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Gran Akuma of F.I.S.T., the 2009 King of Trios
(From left to right) Claudio Castagnoli, Tursas and Ares of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes, the 2010 King of Trios
(From left to right) Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and Green Ant of The Colony, the 2011 King of Trios
Frightmare (back left), Hallowicked (front left) and UltraMantis Black (right) of the Spectral Envoy, the 2012 King of Trios
(Left) Max Smashmaster and (right) Blaster McMassive of the Devastation Corporation, the 2014 King of Trios
(From left to right) Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven, the 2017 King of Trios

Team Egypt (The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) and MECHA Mummy)

Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Ares, Claudio Castagnoli and Tursas)

Haze in 2009

Daizee Haze

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American former professional wrestler known under the ring name Daizee Haze.

American former professional wrestler known under the ring name Daizee Haze.

Haze in 2009
Haze in the ring in 2008
Haze (left) and Sara Del Rey in October 2010
Haze with her signature plastic daisy
Haze (left) and Tomoka Nakagawa after winning the Shimmer Tag Team Championship
Haze at an ROH event in 2006

In November 2009 she was placed in her first major storyline in the company, when she aligned herself with Claudio Castagnoli, Ares, Pinkie Sanchez, Sara Del Rey, Tim Donst and Tursas to form the heel stable Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK).

While in BDK Haze began regularly teaming with Del Rey and together the two of them picked up victories over tag teams such as The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian), Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr.), The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Sugar Dunkerton), Amazing Kong and Raisha Saeed, and Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw.

Promotional poster featuring various Chikara wrestlers

Chikara High Noon

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Professional wrestling internet pay-per-view event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on November 13, 2011 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Professional wrestling internet pay-per-view event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on November 13, 2011 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Promotional poster featuring various Chikara wrestlers
Mike Quackenbush, Chikara's founder and booker
UltraMantis Black (right) controlling Delirious with the Eye of Tyr
(Left to right) Bruderschaft des Kreuzes members Claudio Castagnoli, Tursas and Ares
Green Ant
Archibald Peck holding Colt Cabana in a headlock during their first match against each other on April 16, 2011
(Left to right) Ophidian and Amasis of The Osirian Portal
Icarus
(Left to right) Hallowicked and UltraMantis Black of the Spectral Envoy
Eddie Kingston, the inaugural Chikara Grand Champion

On April 21 the twelve participants were announced as Amasis, Brodie Lee, Claudio Castagnoli, Eddie Kingston, Fire Ant, Hallowicked, Icarus, Jigsaw, Mike Quackenbush, Sara Del Rey, UltraMantis Black and Vin Gerard.

After months of threats from a mysterious man dressed in white, on November 22, 2009, a new top rudo stable, Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK), was formed, with Ares and Claudio Castagnoli as its leaders.