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CHIKARA: King of Trios 2008 – the biggest wrestling tournament in history!

It will be made up of 84 fighters from around the world – making it the biggest tournament in pro-wrestling history. It will be seen by fans from across the globe – many of whom are making the trek to South Philadelphia to see it live. It will be covered by print and online press outlets in a dozen or more languages – making this year’s installment of the mighty King of Trios into the highest-profile weekend in our company’s lifespan. And so far, the 24 announced trios represent 18 different wrestling organizations from all over creation – not just CHIKARA, but ROH, CZW, IWA:MS and more – like Canada’s IWS and BSE – or Mexico’s IWRG and Promociones Mora – or Japan’s DDT, Wrestle Land, El Dorado – or British independent IPW:UK. There’s also some sea monsters and a bunch of goats coming.

Today, a group of CHIKARA regulars are throwing their hats in the proverbial ring. Brodie Lee, the biggest man on the CHIKARA roster will team up with Jimmy and Colin Olsen for tournament action at King of Trios! The group has seen mixed results as a trio before, and now they have the added handicap of Colin’s increasingly injured status to contend with – he’s been manhandled on ECW television for the last month or so by everyone from Kane to the Great Khali.

We’ve added hotel and travel information to our site to help those looking to stay in the area for King of Trios weekend, and there will be a special fan conclave held on Saturday afternoon for fans to attend. So now the mighty King of Trios 2008 will feature:

-Team WWF (Demolition Ax & Demolition Smash & One Man Gang)
-The Colony (Fire Ant, Soldier Ant & Worker Ant)
-Sweet n’ Sour, Inc. (Tank Toland & Bobby Dempsey & Sara Del Rey)
-ROH Grads (Shane Hagadorn & Alex Payne & Rhett Titus)
-The Fabulous Three (Mitch Ryder & Larry Sweeney & Shayne Hawke)
-Kaiju’s Sea Amigos (D.W. Cycloptopuss III, Unibouzo & Call-Me-Kevin)
-The Golden Trio (Delirious & Hallowicked & Helios)
-Team IWS (El Generico & Super Smash Bros.)
-Team El Dorado (Mototsugu Shimizu & Go & Michael Nakazawa{freelance})
-Team BSE (Kobra Kai & Super Xtremo & La Sombra)
-Team IPW:UK (Martin Stone & The Kartel: Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier)
-Team AZW (AkuA & The Immortals)
-Team F1rst Wrestling (Arik Cannon & The North Star Express)
-The BLK Out (Eddie Kingston & Sabian & Joker)
-Las Chivas Rayadas (Chiva II & Chiva III & Chiva IV)
-The Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz & Willie Richardson & Marshe Rockett w/ C-Red)
-F.I.S.T. (Gran Akuma, Chuck Taylor & Icarus)
-The Naptown Dragons (Drake Younger & Dustin Lee & Scotty Vortekz)
-The Southern Saints (Shawn Reed & Marcus O’Neil & Chris Styles)
-The Order of the Neo Solar Temple (UltraMantis Black, Hydra & Crossbones)
-Team Egypt (Ophidian & Mecha Mummy & Amasis, the Funky Pharoah)
-Team Mexico (Lince Dorado & El Pantera & Incognito)
– Tim Donst & Drew Gulak & Andy Sumner
-Brodie Lee & Jimmy Olsen & Colin Olsen

We’ll announce the next participating trio Wednesday on our website!

Advance tickets for our mind-blowing tournament, King of Trios, are on sale right now!

King of Trios 2008
2.29.2008 3.1.2008 3.2.2008
Friday night through Sunday afternoon
Live @ The New Alhambra (formerly ECW Arena)!
7 W. Ritner Street
in southern Philadelphia, PA!
The action on Night 1 and Night 2 will begin at 7:00 pm
Action on March 2nd will begin at 3:30 pm!

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