Chikara

I had the pleasure of working at CHIKARA for about a year and a half, as it’s intrepid reporter and “girl friday”, writing, podcasting, managing merch, running ring crew, and tearing tickets. In addition, I was in training at The Wrestle Factory to be a referee, until a severe wrist injury forced me to stop for now.

I think CHIKARA embodies everything that is good about pro wrestling. It takes inspiration from pop culture, comics, mythology, psychology, video games, and many other sources, to create a unique and vibrant culture. Chikara features long-term booking at its best and a number of stories have their roots in earlier Seasons. There’s so much depth and storylines can be taken a number of ways and viewed on a number of levels.

I think pretty much every wrestling fan will find a wrestler whose style they love, whether they lean toward high-fliers, mat technicians, or both. The live shows are great, as they have a family-like atmosphere. Plus, everyone is there because they love wrestling and want to have fun. And isn’t that the point?

Podcasts:

Chikara in 15 Minutes or Less

A KYW 1060 News Radio-Inspired Podcast

Audio: http://chikarain15.com/audio

Raw Transcripts: http://chikarain15.com/transcript

 

Chattin’ with the CHIKARMY

Features Interviews With Fans Talking CHIKARA

Audio: http://chikarain15.com/chattin-with-the-chikarmy

 

Articles:

Who Watches Chikara’s Watchmen?

3.0 and the Quest for The Promised Land

Chikara’s Watchmen and the Nature of Heroes

GEKIDO

Jigsaw and Self-Image

Love, Wrestling, and Chikara

The Osirian Portal Part 1

The Osirian Portal Part 2

The Self-Actualization of Archibald Peck

Tim Donst and Jakob Hammermeier Overview

Tim Donst and Jakob Hammermeier Storyline

Tim Donst and Jakob Hammermeier: The End

Ultramantis as a Tragic Hero

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