What is this blog?

This blog will review every match that is released on the official CHIKARA “Best of” DVD series.  Each match will have its own post. The posts are organized chronologically   Where can you get these “Best of” DVDs, you ask? Smart Mark Video of course!

I would never pretend to be a CHIKARA expert. In fact, I’m largely doing these reviews because I have watched very little CHIKARA from before 2009. With that in mind, there are several places you can go for better CHIKARA information and for more informed opinion.  CHIKARA has an official website, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Channel, and Forum.  I also highly recommend that you check out Kevin Ford’s CHIKARA Special Blog and his CHIKARA Special Tumblr.  You should also check out all the CHIKARA DVD reviews from PWPonderings.

Why does this blog exist? There are two main reasons. First of all, I thought this blog could serve as a cool “time capsule” for opinions on the very best of CHIKARA. Secondly, the reviews of these “Best of” DVDs will eventually appear in full on 411mania.com.  Basically, this gives me a place to slowly collect my review of each “Best of.” Thus, if you really care about reading my reviews of these DVDs but don’t feel like dealing with a blog (that will be updated slowly and erratically), simply click away and wait for them to pop up on 411mania.com over the next year (or more).  If you’re still interested in following this blog, I recommend that you subscribe/follow the blog with your email or follow the blog on Twitter. You can do either of those things with a simple click in the appropriate space in the right hand column.

– TJ Hawke, editor of FreeProWrestling.com and writer for 411mania.com.  You can contact me via my email (Shabang728@gmail.com) or my Twitter (@TJHawke411).


Chris Hero vs. Mike Quackenbush from Anniversario 2007


May 26, 2007

Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Read Kevin Ford’s take here.

Buy this match here.

From Kevin Ford:
Chris Hero takes us back on a history lesson with him and Mike Quackenbush. He says Mike has been relentless on getting a singles match for two years, even following him to Germany to try and get it. Hero says that Mike doesn’t deserve it. A vision came to him when he defeated Claudio Castagnoli last month; that he is so much better than Mike that he was willing to grant him a match. He proves his supremacy over Quackenbush and CHIKARA tonight.

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