It was a great weekend and a great show. I sat with Tournament Master all three nights and got to meet Jim Steel on the third night. My first time going to all three nights of King Of Trios and would definitely do it again. It was hard to take decent pictures of the matches because of the lighting but here are two more from the main event. The person being carried out by the Young Bucks is Maria after she was knocked out cold by a super kick
I'm glad Spectral Envoy won. Ultramantis Black finally gets his day in the spotlight with his first Chikara championship, and that's a good thing. I can't wait to get all three nights on DVD.
Judging by the handfuls of cash and number people lined up to get a picture with her I think Maria made far more money than anyone at the show. A few other memories about this show
The Swamp Monster - Chuck Taylor peridocially sprayed him with water. I'm guessing to keep him from dehydrating ? The whole thing was very Plethador like
The Batiri Kissing Booth - Wish I had taken pictures of the all the men lined up for this
Obnoxious ROF guy - Sat near us two straight nights and wouldn't shut up. I think TM called him the ROH robot. I'm surprised and a little disappointed someone didn't punch him the mouth
Demolition - Someone telling Jim Steel that they thought Axe and Smash were really 3.0 dressed up as look a likes. That was a real head scratcher
The Chikara wrestlers in staying in character - Especially Mr Touchdown and The Batiri. I walked by Mr Touchdown's merchandise table and he yelled " hey you nerd come here and buy my t-shirt" and the Batiri hissing at me and accusing me of being sent to steal something when they found out that I wanted something signed for Werner.
Only regret - Not having a chance to play Ultra Mantis Black in a game of Apples To Apples at the fan conclave
Post by Tournament Master on Sept 18, 2012 9:16:02 GMT -5
Had a blast this past weekend. While Nights 1 and 2 were good, Night 3 is absolutely epic. Just bought the DVD, and I never buy DVDs for shows I go to. Only issue for those of you watching it, is that you will probably be seeing myself, Jim and Todd throughout the whole show on the hardcam. You will also see my daughter (who got her own chant when she drew the ticket for Rafflemania).
The fan conclave was really cool. We ran a Chikara game tournament, won by Hallowicked (foreshadowing the Spectral Envoy win the next day).
Also this weekend I got to check out Carson's Pro Wrestling World in Allentown, which is a wrestling museum and store. Some cool memorabilia, and a shrine to Bruno Sammartino. I may or may not have bought an SD Jones LJN figure to add to my LJN collection.
Hoping they do King of Trios there again next year.
That just sounds like such a great time. The King of Trios is my favorite thing about Chikara.
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