Chikara gets knee-deep in the NWA hoop-la…

   On July 21, CHIKARA shakes the PA-dust from its sandals and heads north – to Wallingford, Connecticut. The card is already filling up with incredible matches, but the recent suspension of Mitch Ryder and a conflicting Japanese tour for El Pantera have forced us to change our card more times than we’d care to admit.



    One new matched confirmed this morning will bring CHIKARA into the NWA spotlight. Currently, the NWA is in the process of crowning a new World Heavyweight champion. As luck would have it, two of the quarter-finalists in the NWA title tournament happen to be participating in our July 21 Wallingford card, and thanks to both Director of Fun Leonard F. Chikarason and NWA Executive Director Bob Trobich, we’re proud to announce that for the first time ever, Claudio Castagnoli will face Sicodelico, Jr., and the match has been sanctioned as a quarter-final bout in the ongoing NWA title tourney! Everyone here at CHIKARA is proud to know we’ll be playing a small part in this historic title tournament!

     That isn’t the only news we got from the NWA office, however. In the month of May, as some of you already know, our own Mike Quackenbush captured the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title from Tiger Mask IV at Fight Sports Midwest. Since then, the NWA has been trying to line up title defenses for the Quackster, with mixed results. A supposed title bout opposite Ultimo Dragon, which would have taken place in Japan just this past weekend, fell apart at the last minute. The NWA is resolute that Quack must defend the title in the coming weeks per their championship guidelines. In response to this Mike Quackenbush had this to say: “I know the NWA has been in talks with a laundry list of international stars trying to put together a title bout for the World Junior title. I want to be clear about this – I am hiding from no one. Name anyone you want the number one contender, anyone at all, and send them to Philly on August 5. I’ll meet them in the middle of the ring at ‘Maximum Overdraft.'”


    In just under a month, CHIKARA makes its Connecticut debut with “Showdown in CrisisLand!” at the Knights of Columbus hall in Wallingford. Advance tickets are already on sale and updated card information is available at – but in the meanwhile, check out the announced matches:



Claudio Castagnoli vs. Sicodelico, Jr.



Chris Hero vs. Lince Dorado



Gran Akuma & Icarus & Maxime Boyer vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant & Worker Ant



Eddie Kingston vs. Tim Donst



Los Ice Creams vs. The Olsen Twins



The Order of the Neo Solar Temple vs. Cheech & Cloudy & Hallowicked

    Join the rest of the CHIKARMY and come see us at “Showdown in CrisisLand!”, and to keep up to date with all things CHIKARA – visit our website and subscribe to our free, weekly podcast!


“Showdown in CrisisLand!” on Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Live @ Knights of Columbus Hall

279 Quinnipiac Street

in Wallingford, CT!

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Bell time is 7:00 pm.

All seats just $15.00!

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