Background: Early in 2012, five unknown men attacked the team Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, and The Colony. These men left Quackenbush hurt and the CHIKARMY confused. The later named assailANT, combatANT, deviANT, and The Shard revealed they were trained under Quackenbush, alongside Jigsaw, but never got the recognition or notoriety they deserved. 17, on the other hand, hadn’t met or wrestled Quackenbush, but felt he was better than him. The main thing that caused 17 to debut was him being kicked out of another independent company thanks to Grand champion Eddie Kingston and Jigsaw. With the help of Derek Sabato by being the liaison between CHIKARA management and the GEKIDO group, GEKIDO was made official members of the CHIKARA roster.
“Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch A Dinosaur”
June 2, 2012
Grand champion Eddie Kingston, Jigsaw, Soldier Ant, Green Ant vs. GEKIDO (17, assailANT, combatANT, deviANT, The Shard)
The Kingston-led quartet rushed the ring, sending their opponents to the floor for a huge brawl. Somehow, the numbers disadvantage didn’t hurt Team Kingston as they had a hold of all five men when the action returned inside until 17 took down Jigsaw. Suddenly, the fans rose to their feet as someone ran down the aisle. That someone was none other than Mike Quackenbush. Quack made his presence known immediately by springboard dropkicking 17 before unleashing a palm strike for Sabato. Somersault plancha by the injured Quackenbush took everyone down to a huge ovation.
Things finally settled as Soldier Ant worked over combatANT until The Shard tripped him and used slingshot splash to almost gain the three count. Soldier Ant was on the wrong part of town, with the GEKIDO Ants being the main ones keeping Soldier grounded. It seemed Soldier was going to make it to his corner, but ran into a high kick to the head by deviANT. Rather than keep things honorable, Soldier went after deviANT’s mask, bringing in everyone to start another brawl that the referee did a great job halting and restoring order.
The illegal attacks helped Soldier as he was able to duck a clothesline from combatANT, using a tope to take down 17 on floor after he kept running. This allowed Eddie Kingston to run in and wear out The Shard as the new legal man. The Ants from both sides were colliding and the only person able to turn the tides in a team’s favor was Quack. After a sick palm strike from “Lightning”, Quack employed his greatest student Jigsaw’s kicks to keep 17 reeling. Sadly, Quackenbush was yanked to floor before they could finish off 17. Kingston reentered after Shard used the Gory special on Jigsaw. German suplex by the champion, but his opposing Ants almost put his lights out with a double team Death Valley Driver. Super kick by Jigsaw to combatANT. Jigsaw abruptly stopped his attacks after he noticed something in the balcony. It was Fire Ant. Some twenty feet above the brawling opponents on the floor, Green Ant dove from his perch to take everyone down!
Everyone entered the ring after the huge dive, with Team Kingston almost dropping all over their opponents on their heads. 17 planned to stop the attacks by pulling Soldier’s mask off, but his hideous action was halted by a double team superplex by Quack and Green Ant. With 17 down following the attack, Team Kingston set up an ultra super mega Ant Hill in the corner that connected and crushed 17. Rather than stop there, Soldier Ant grabbed the prone 17, forcing him to submit in the CHIKARA special.
Winners: Eddie Kingston, Jigsaw, Soldier Ant, Green Ant (9:24)
Is It A Classic: With a great backdrop featuring an intriguing story, the match had all the makings of being something special. Thankfully, the match lived up to its tremendous amount of hype while packing a ton of action into less than ten minutes. It featured an intense style of typical CHIKARA action to accent what had been a highly intense feud up to that point. This is a must-see match from a must-see show.