CHIKARA: King of Trios 2011 Night Two

Night two of CHIKARA King of Trios managed to top Night One in pretty much every way, which is saying a lot (you can read full results here). The night started with a fantastic match between Mr. Archibald Peck and Colt Cabana. Peck, who may or not be making waves in ROH as Barrister R.D. Evans and known as the King of ACW as Robert Evans, is the complete star pro wrestling star. Much like Cabana, he holds any audience in the palm of his hand, and the over-the-top band major gimmick only enhances it.

Match of the night probably belongs to Team FIST vs Osaka Pro. It was an incredible 20 minutes that managed to bring the entire crowd to their feet, and it was just the second match! Great work from all involved. FIST showed they could hang with some of the most innovative and athletic in Japan, while at the same time completely pissing the crowd off with their antics. It’s a fine line to walk, but few do it better.

The two four ways for the high-flyer mini-tournament were both great. Zack Sabre Jr. was very British, Pinkie Sanchez was very jerkish, and the 1-2-3 Kid was very 1990s-ish, in the good way.

The main event between Team Manami and Team Michinoku Pro was, of course, incredible. Dick Togo again was on fire, delivering a massive chop to Toyota before ripping Jigsaw apart. The Queen took flight and a top rope dive to the floor outside, and did her signature rollup as a counter to Jinsei Shinzaki‘s famed prayer powerbomb. Yeah, that happened. And we have more day of this once in a lifetime greatness. Ikuzo!

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