Chikara (professional wrestling)

ChikaraCHIKARA ProReckless YouthCHIKARAtopiaChikara Wrestle FactoryChikara wrestling promotion
Chikara (stylized in all capital letters and sometimes referred to as Chikara Pro) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.wikipedia
407 Related Articles

Kushida (wrestler)

KushidaYujiro Kushida
Kushida went on to compete in wrestling promotions in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, most notably Chikara and Border City Wrestling.

Dalton Castle (wrestler)

Dalton CastleAshley RemingtonBrett Giehl
Giehl is also known for his tenure in Chikara, where he wrestled under the names Ashley Remington and Dalton Caroline Castle.

The Blue Meanie

Da Blue GuyBrian HeffronBlue Meanie
On September 4, 2015, Da Blue Guy, Big Stevie Cool and Hollywood Nova reunited as the Blue World Order for Chikara's 2015 King of Trios tournament.

Makoto (wrestler)

Makoto, who had stated that her dream was to make it to WWE, made her American debut on July 30, 2011, when she teamed with Daizee Haze and Sara Del Rey in a losing effort against the trio of Mima Shimoda, Portia Perez and Tsukasa Fujimoto at a Chikara event in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Ruckus (wrestler)

RuckusClaude MarrowThe Deal
He performs in Combat Zone Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Maryland Championship Wrestling, Chikara and Jersey All Pro Wrestling.

Kazuchika Okada

OkadaOkatoKazuchika "Rainmaker" Okada
Okada would also make appearances in the United States and Canada for promotions such as UWA Hardcore Wrestling and Chikara.

SeXXXy Eddy

He has competed in several North American independent promotions including Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Northern Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and has toured Europe with International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom and Westside Xtreme Wrestling.

Johnny Kidd (wrestler)

Johnny KiddJohn Lowing
On 30 July 2011, Kidd made his debut for American promotion Chikara, defeating compatriot Johnny Saint in a match contested under World of Sport rules.

Tommy Dreamer

Thomas LaughlinBobby OceanKimberly and Brianna Laughlin
On April 25, Dreamer made his debut for Philadelphia-based Chikara, challenging Eddie Kingston to a match at the Anniversary show on May 23.

The Barbarian (wrestler)

The BarbarianSioneSione Vailahi
In August 2012, Chikara announced that The Barbarian would be making his debut for the promotion in the following month's 2012 King of Trios tournament, where he will reunite with The Warlord and Meng as The Faces of Pain in reference to their previous team names Faces of Fear and Powers of Pain.

Sumie Sakai

Sumi Sakai
She currently resides in the United States, appearing with professional wrestling promotions in the northeastern United States, such as Women's Extreme Wrestling and Chikara, as well as a regular performer in Ring of Honor, where she was the inaugural and longest reigning Women of Honor Champion.

Fénix (wrestler)

FénixRey FénixRey Fenix
On September 4, Fénix made his debut for another American promotion, Chikara, when he, Aero Star and Drago entered the 2015 King of Trios tournament as "Team AAA".

Tsubasa Kuragaki

Yasuko Kuragaki
In early December 2011, Kuragaki made her American debut, when she took part in the three-day JoshiMania weekend, held by the Chikara promotion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sanada (wrestler)

SanadaSeiya SanadaThe Great Sanada
On September 20, 2014, Sanada, using his villainous Great Sanada persona, made his debut for American independent promotion Chikara, entering the annual Rey de Voladores tournament.

Brain Damage (wrestler)

Brain Damage
Brain Damage made his one and only appearance for CHIKARA Pro's "King of Trios" tournament in 2009, where he teamed with Necro Butcher and Toby Klein.

Kyle O'Reilly

Kyle Greenwood
On August 28, 2010, O'Reilly competed in Chikara's Young Lions Cup tournament, but lost to Adam Cole in the quarter-finals.

The Kartel

Terry FrazierSha Samuels
In February 2008, the Kartel competed Chikara's King of Trios tournament in Philadelphia, United States, teaming with Martin Stone as Team IPW:UK, but were defeated in the second round of the tournament by the Golden Trio (Delirious, Hallowicked and Helios).

Stigma (wrestler)

Shane StormSTIGMAShane Storm / Stigma
Stigma (stylized as STIGMA) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion, where he is a former Young Lions Cup Champion and King of Trios winner.

Rich Swann

Richard Swann
Additionally Swann has competed for promotions such as Evolve, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Dragon Gate.

Emil Sitoci

During this time, he competed in companies such as IWA Mid-South, CZW and Chikara.

Mickie James

Alexis Laree
On February 2, 2016, James made an appearance for Chikara in a losing effort against Grand Champion Princess Kimber Lee.

The S.A.T.

Joel MaximoJoel Maximo and Wil MaximoJoel and Jose Maximo
On March 3, 2011, Chikara announced that the Maximos (Joel and Wil) would re-unite with the Amazing Red for the 2011 King of Trios tournament, starting on April 15.

Super Dragon

Daniel LyonBarry White DriverDaniel Lyon (wrestler)
Beginning his career in 1997, he has worked for companies such as All Pro Wrestling (APW), Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Ring of Honor (ROH), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) and Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW).

Yuji Okabayashi

Four months after his debut, Okabayashi made his American debut, when he, along with several other BJW wrestlers, took part in the Global Gauntlet events held by the Chikara promotion.

Excalibur (wrestler)

In addition to his work in CZW, Excalibur performed at Ring of Honor, where he wrestled Super Dragon at the Do or Die show in 2004, and also Chikara, where he competed until his final match in 2006.