Mike Quackenbush, Equinox, Eddie Kingston, & Sabian vs. The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero, Arik Cannon, & Claudio Castagnoli) & Gran Akuma from Young Lions Cup Night 3 2005


Pittson, PA

This match is on the Best of 2005 DVD, which is available for purchase at Smart Mark Video.  For a more informed opinion on this match, check out Kevin Ford’s review.

Recap from TJ Hawke:

There is a lot of talent in this match. I’ve never seen Kingston from this time period. He seems to be having a thing with Claudio at this time. CC tagged in Akuma instead of dealing with him. The beginning of the match was the standard lucha atomicos match with everyone squaring off. The tecnicos got the advantage and did some dives. Back in the ring, Claudio was able to cut off Equinox, and the rudos started to get the heat on him. He was worked over for a bit, but he eventually tagged out to Quack. Quack made a comeback on Hero, but Hero cut him off. The rudos then worked over Quack. That did not last long either though, and Sabian was able to tag in. He briefly made a comeback, but then he got cut off and worked over, too. He eventually tagged out to Kingston, and Kingston made a big comeback. The match broke down. Movez. Quack actually managed to hit Hero with the Hero’s Welcome: 1…2…3!

Wow, I’m surprised to see that Quack pinned Hero in a tag match instead of waiting for a singles encounter. Much like the last match on the 2005 set, this was just a fantastic time. Everyone in Chikara is slowly getting more and more polished in the ring, and their tag matches are really starting to get special. The progress in the quality of Chikara matches is cool to see.

Match Raing: ***3/4


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