Chikara (professional wrestling)

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Chikara (stylized in all capital letters and sometimes referred to as Chikara Pro) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.wikipedia
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King of Trios

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Two of their major events, September's King of Trios, the promotion's premiere event, and April's Tag World Grand Prix are centered on tag team and trios matches.
King of Trios is a three-night tournament promoted by the Chikara wrestling promotion.

Tag World Grand Prix

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Two of their major events, September's King of Trios, the promotion's premiere event, and April's Tag World Grand Prix are centered on tag team and trios matches.
The Tag World Grand Prix is a professional wrestling tag team tournament promoted by the Chikara wrestling promotion.

Mike Quackenbush

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It was founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, who also served as trainers and in-ring performers.
Quackenbush is the founder of both The Wrestle Factory and the professional wrestling promotion Chikara.

UltraMantis Black

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The first class included UltraMantis, Mister Zero, Dragonfly, Hallowicked, and Ichabod Slayne.
UltraMantis Black (born July 17, 1975) is a professional wrestler and musician, who performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

Icarus (wrestler)

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The first class included UltraMantis, Mister Zero, Dragonfly, Hallowicked, and Ichabod Slayne.
He performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, under the name Icarus, where he is a former Grand Champion, Campeon de Parejas and King of Trios winner.

Hallowicked

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The first class included UltraMantis, Mister Zero, Dragonfly, Hallowicked, and Ichabod Slayne.
He performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, where he started his career in May 2002.

Chikara Grand Championship

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In 2011, Chikara introduced the Grand Championship, the promotion's primary singles championship. On August 1, 2011, Chikara announced that their first ever live Internet pay-per-view (iPPV), titled High Noon, would take place November 13, 2011, and would feature the crowning of the first ever Chikara Grand Champion.
The Chikara Grand Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Chikara promotion.

Reckless Youth

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It was founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, who also served as trainers and in-ring performers.
He has competed in numerous North American independent promotions including the East Coast Wrestling Association, Combat Zone Wrestling and Chikara, where he was one of the original founders alongside Mike Quackenbush.

Chris Hero

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The first show on May 25, 2002, featured not only the Wrestle Factory students and head trainers, but several other independent wrestlers, including Don Montoya, CM Punk, Colt Cabana, Chris Hero, Love Bug, Marshal Law, and Blind Rage.
From his debut in 1998 until 2010 and again between 2013 and 2017 Spradlin (as "Chris Hero") worked for a number of independent wrestling promotions, including the American Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Ring of Honor, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling and Chikara, as well as Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan.

Colt Cabana

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The first show on May 25, 2002, featured not only the Wrestle Factory students and head trainers, but several other independent wrestlers, including Don Montoya, CM Punk, Colt Cabana, Chris Hero, Love Bug, Marshal Law, and Blind Rage.
Colton also wrestled as Scotty Goldman in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and as old school masked wrestler Matt Classic in Wrestling Society X and Chikara.

Gran Akuma

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The first show in St. John's saw the Wildcards (Eddie Kingston and BlackJack Marciano), Gran Akuma, DJ Skittlez, Melvin Snodgrass and Lester Crabtree debut, and shortly after, they were joined by Wrestle Factory graduates Jigsaw and Bryce Remsburg.
Gran Akuma (born December 20, 1974) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his work in Chikara.

Eddie Kingston

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The first show in St. John's saw the Wildcards (Eddie Kingston and BlackJack Marciano), Gran Akuma, DJ Skittlez, Melvin Snodgrass and Lester Crabtree debut, and shortly after, they were joined by Wrestle Factory graduates Jigsaw and Bryce Remsburg.
He is also well known for his work in Chikara, AAW Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Ring of Honor.

Jigsaw (wrestler)

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The first show in St. John's saw the Wildcards (Eddie Kingston and BlackJack Marciano), Gran Akuma, DJ Skittlez, Melvin Snodgrass and Lester Crabtree debut, and shortly after, they were joined by Wrestle Factory graduates Jigsaw and Bryce Remsburg.
He is best known for his work on the independent circuit for promotions such as Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, Full Impact Pro, and Ring of Honor and has also made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he worked under the ring name Rubix.

Chikara High Noon

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On August 1, 2011, Chikara announced that their first ever live Internet pay-per-view (iPPV), titled High Noon, would take place November 13, 2011, and would feature the crowning of the first ever Chikara Grand Champion.
High Noon was a professional wrestling internet pay-per-view (iPPV) event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on November 13, 2011 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur

During 2012, High Noon was followed by the Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur and Under the Hood Internet pay-per-views.
Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur was a professional wrestling internet pay-per-view (iPPV) event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on June 2, 2012 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and aired live on GoFightLive, with a pre-show airing live on Ustream.

Under the Hood

During 2012, High Noon was followed by the Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur and Under the Hood Internet pay-per-views.
Under the Hood was a professional wrestling internet pay-per-view (iPPV) event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on December 2, 2012 at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Frightmare (wrestler)

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In February 2012, Chikara launched their first ever web comic, written by Joey Esposito and drawn by Alex Cormack, telling the secret origin of Frightmare.
He performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, where he is a former Young Lions Cup Champion.

Aniversario: Never Compromise

On June 2, 2013, Chikara ran an angle at the conclusion of their fourth iPPV, Aniversario: Never Compromise, where the event was shut down by Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur.
Aniversario: Never Compromise was a professional wrestling internet pay-per-view (iPPV) event produced by the Chikara promotion, that took place on June 2, 2013, at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Combat Zone Wrestling

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They then took over the training for Combat Zone Wrestling, leading to the school's new name of CZW/Chikara Wrestle Factory.
The academy relocated to The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and briefly merged with the Chikara Wrestle Factory.

Skayde

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In 2005, Jorge "Skayde" Rivera joined as the third trainer.
Rivera then traveled to the United States, where he wrestled in both Chikara and Combat Zone Wrestling as Destello.

The Colony (professional wrestling)

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Head trainer Mike Quackenbush is now assisted by trainers Fire Ant, Hallowicked, Juan Francisco de Coronado, and Ophidian.
The Colony is a professional wrestling stable, best known for performing for Chikara.

Ophidian (wrestler)

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Head trainer Mike Quackenbush is now assisted by trainers Fire Ant, Hallowicked, Juan Francisco de Coronado, and Ophidian.
Ophidian is a professional wrestler best known for performing with Chikara.

Osaka Pro Wrestling

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In 2010, Chikara established a close working relationship with the Osaka Pro Wrestling promotion.
In 2010 Osaka Pro started a close working relationship with American promotion Chikara.

ACH (wrestler)

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He has wrestled for several American promotions, like Ring of Honor (ROH), AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (AAW), Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA), Impact Wrestling, Major League Wrestling (MLW) and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).

Dick Togo

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Wrestlers such as Aja Kong, Dick Togo, The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, Kana, Kaori Yoneyama, Kota Ibushi, Manami Toyota, and Mayumi Ozaki have made rare American appearances for Chikara.
In early 2011, Togo announced the start of his retirement tour as part of which he returned to the United States in April to take part in Chikara's 2011 King of Trios tournament, where he would team with The Great Sasuke and Jinsei Shinzaki as Team Michinoku Pro.