1) For los Campeonatos de Parejas!
-Our newly crowned Campeones
will make the first title defense of their second championship reign. In their first reign, 3.0 (Scott “Jagged Parker
& Shane Matthews
) were dethroned only one month after capturing gold, will history repeat itself in Tampa? 3.0 faces a gigantic (literally!) challenge from super-heavyweights and #1 contenders The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster
& Blaster McMassive
). Will 3.0’s reign end just as suddenly as it started, or will the reigning champs prove history wrong and come out on top of this title mismatch?
2) King vs. Kong!
-During CHIKARA‘s Season 12 premiere weekend reigning Grand Champion Eddie Kingston drew the ire of Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur, stemming from an accidental shove in Reading. In Tampa, just one night before his championship is on the line against Green Ant, Kingston will face one of his most difficult challenges to date:Amazing Kong! Is this challenge a sign of things to come for the champ from the vengeful Director of Fun?
3) Who Are Wink’s Unknown Soldiers?
-Direct of Fun Wink Vavasseur recently appointed Soldier Ant as a leader of an unknown team for CHIKARA‘s Florida debut. With less than one week left there is still mystery over who the DoF will choose to team with Soldier Ant. In Tampa The Militant Mat Mite will face off against his former Colony teammate Fire Ant along withassailANT, Dasher Hatfield, and Saturyne. Who will Wink choose as Soldier Ant’s mystery teammates, and how will Soldier Ant fare in his new leadership role?
4) For The Young Lions Cup!
-Jakob Hammermeier gets a second chance at the prestigious Young Lions Cup when he takes on “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti, in Tampa. Hammermeier lost in the tournament to crown the Young Lions CupChampion, but will look to rectify that loss by defeating Angelosetti, who has been dominant in his defense of the cup. Jakob will be looking to score the upset, claim the championship, and be the one proclaiming “It’s Good!” on March 8th.
5) First Time Ever!
-CHIKARA Season 11 showed that Sean Waltman still has it, and can hang with the best in the world of professional wrestling. In Tampa, Waltman will face a great challenge when he matches up with recent King of Trios winner Hallowicked, for the first time ever!
6) Four Corner Elimination Tag Match!
-Four teams will tangle to gain precious points toward the prestigious Campeonatos de Parejas. In this four team elimination tag match, the winning team will have to survive facing not one, not two, but three other teams all at once. Mike Quackenbush and Green Ant, The Batiri (Kobald & Kodama), F.I.S.T. (Icarus & Sugar Dunkerton), and Jigsaw and The Shard, will all tangle for a chance toward CHIKARA tag-team gold.
7) One Year In The Making!
-Johnny Gargano was the reason that Gran Akuma was kicked out of F.I.S.T., now the two have been trading verbal barbs in CHIKARA‘s blog section. On March 8th, this bitter war of words will be settled in the ring at “Just Shadows In The Fog.” Gargano claims that F.I.S.T. outgrew Akuma, and Akuma claims he’s the man who made people fear F.I.S.T. Who will come out on top in Tampa, the current F.I.S.T. star, or the former F.I.S.T. castoff?
8) One On One!
-Archibald Peck made his triumphant return to a CHIKARA ring during the Season 12 premiere, and now will take on Obariyon during our Florida debut. Peck settled an old score during the opening weekend in Pennsylvania, now he will try to top the devious and dangerous Obariyon in Tampa.