A report on Chikara (professional wrestling)

Mike Quackenbush, one of the founders and the trainer until the promotion's closure
The Chikara roster of 2004
Juan Francisco de Coronado, a former Grand Champion and trainer

American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

King of Trios

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(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

King of Trios was a three-night tournament promoted by the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

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

In wrestling, Quackenbush is well known for being the promoter of Chikara and head trainer of its Wrestle Factory, a promotion and school he co-founded in 2002 with Reckless Youth.

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

He performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, where he started his career in May 2002.

Icarus in February 2016

Icarus (wrestler)

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American professional wrestler.

American professional wrestler.

Icarus in February 2016
(Left to right) Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Gran Akuma of Team F.I.S.T.
Icarus in June 2008
Chuck Taylor and Icarus having their heads shaved after losing a Double Mask vs. Double Hair match against The Colony
Icarus in September 2014
Icarus as one-half of Chikara's Campeones de Parejas

He is known for his 18-year tenure with the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, under the name Icarus since 2002, where he is a former Grand Champion, Campeon de Parejas and King of Trios winner.

Hero in December 2013

Chris Hero

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American professional wrestler and trainer.

American professional wrestler and trainer.

Hero in December 2013
Hero in 2009
Hero (right) in the ring with Excalibur at the 2008 Battle of Los Angeles
Hero making his ring entrance in 2008
(Left to right) Claudio Castagnoli, Sara Del Rey and Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling in 2011
Hero in August 2011
Hero at ROH taping in January 2014
Hero (right) with Claudio Castagnoli as The Kings of Wrestling on Pro Wrestling Noah's European Navigation tour
Hero posing on the turnbuckles at Revolution Pro Wrestling's Global Wars UK event in November 2016
Spradlin as Kassius Ohno in May 2018
Ohno getting hit with a powerbomb by Keith Lee

Hero has worked for a number of independent wrestling promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Ring of Honor (ROH), Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Chikara, as well as Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan.

Kingston in December 2019

Eddie Kingston

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American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Kingston in December 2019
Kingston in 2008.
Kingston in 2009
Kingston (bottom) with Volgar (left) and Jimmy Jacobs (right) as part of the Flood in September 2014
Kingston in March 2020, at 16 Carat Gold
Kingston at a PWG show in 2008.
Kingston and Homicide as the JAPW Tag Team Champions in April 2012.

Kingston started his wrestling career in 2002, and has wrestled for numerous wrestling promotions, including Evolve, National Wrestling Alliance, Chikara, AAW Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Impact Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Ring of Honor (ROH).

Jigsaw at an independent wrestling show in July 2012

Jigsaw (wrestler)

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

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

Jigsaw at an independent wrestling show in July 2012
Jigsaw at a Chikara show in 2007
Jigsaw and Mike Quackenbush in April 2011
Jigsaw in August 2010
An unmasked Jigsaw in 2008
Jigsaw holding a Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas belt in April 2011

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.

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

They competed in IWA Mid-South and Chikara and received training from Hero before returning to Europe.

Tag World Grand Prix

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The Tag World Grand Prix was a professional wrestling tag team tournament promoted by the Chikara and Wrestling is Fun! (WiF!) wrestling promotions.

Taylor in 2018

Chuck Taylor (wrestler)

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American professional wrestler signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), competing under the ring name Chuck Taylor.

American professional wrestler signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), competing under the ring name Chuck Taylor.

Taylor in 2018
Team F.I.S.T. (from left to right: Taylor, Icarus, and Gran Akuma) in 2008
Mr. Azerbaijan in 2015
The Kentucky Gentleman at PWG's Battle of Los Angeles show in 2008
Taylor at Smash Wrestling in 2015
Taylor as one-half of the Chikara Campeones de Parejas in March 2012

Howard has wrestled on the independent circuit since 2002, most notably appearing for Chikara, where he held the Campeonatos de Parejas twice, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he is a former two-time PWG World Champion.