Tonight, tonightÂ in Chicago brings Rise, the second Resistance Pro show. GregÂ was live at the first taping and turned the everlasting gaze of his camera eyeÂ ontoÂ the sweet sweet in-ring action. Check them out as the stars fall in line for one more rock and roll, Pro Wrestling, show.
November 11th, 2011
Excalibur – Chicago, Il
- R-Pro Title Men’s Title Tournament Semi-Final: The Sheik defeated El Generico with a Spike Choke
- Kyle O’Reilly and Tony Kozina defeated Hallowicked and Matt ClassicÂ by submission by Guillotine Choke on Hallowicked by O’Reilly
- Jay Bradley defeated Icarus with a Lariat
- The Briscoe Brothers (w/ D’arcy Dixon) defeated Teddy Hart and Akuma with a Springboard Doomsday Device
- R-Pro Women’s Title Gauntlet Match: Melanie Cruise defeated Cheerleader Melissa, Miss December, Sassy Stephie, Serenity, Simply Luscious, and Taylor Made to become the 1st Champion
- Petey Williams defeated Colt Cabana and Necro Butcher with a Canadian Destroyer on Cabana
- R-Pro Title Men’s Title Tournament Semi-Final: Kevin Steen and D.H. Smith wrestled to a draw
This past weekend CHIKARA put on its “SummerÂ Blockbuster” double-headerÂ with two big shows filled with international talent and pivotal matches. Last year’s Chikarasaurus Rex was our first live CHIKARA event. It was highlighted by two Dragon Gate vs CHIKARA six man tags and the appearance of Tommy Dreamer, Amazing Kong, and Cheerleader Melissa. This year’s expanded production featured the 12 Large Summit, along with an Ice Ribbon, CMLL and British invasion. A lot has changed in the year for CHIKARA, as the company continues to expand and improve. Here’s how the bigger, badder, better sequel went down:
Night One: Reading, PA
1. 12 Large Summit – Fire Ant defeated Jigsaw by arm lock submissionÂ â€“ Much is at stake in every match of the 12 Large Summit, a point-drivenÂ round robin tournament to crown CHIKARA’s first singles champion. If that wasn’t apparentÂ during the highly technicalÂ opening moments of this bout, it certainly became clear when Fire Ant made his second suicide dive ontoÂ Jigsaw, propelling both into the last row of seats.
The match was filled with greatness from the two tournament dark horses. The performance fromÂ Jigsaw was particular gutsy asÂ he was just making his return to the ring after a bicep injury. Clearly not 100%,Â Jigsaw had toÂ wrestle the latter half of the match with virtuallyÂ one arm. A sick penalty kick and brainbusterÂ combo almost gave him precious victory, but a few arm locks later and Jigsaw had no choice but to submit. Fantastic opener.