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CHIKARA: 7th annual Young Lions Cup tournament! Fan Appreciation Night!

August brings our annual tradition – the Young Lions Cup – back for it’s seventh incarnation! This year, 24 wrestlers, all age 25 or younger, will compete for the prized Cup that has been held by some of independent wrestling’s brightest stars, from Jigsaw to Chuck Taylor, from Hallowicked to Larry Sweeney. The first two rounds of action will take place in Easton, with the finals being held at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia. Thus far, just five of the participants have been confirmed:

1) Create-A-Wrestler
-This year’s CAW contest saw us deluged with ideas, and we’ll all find out the winner this year at Young Lions Cup. Is this Koala Lumpur or Ask-A-Ninja’s lucky year? Maybe we’ll see Dasher Hatfield or Emohel emerge at this year’s YLC…

2) Soldier Ant
-The militant mat mite of the Colony cheered on partner Fire Ant last year as he defeated Vin Gerard in the finals. Can Soldier Ant, hot off his lucha de apuesta last month at Aniversario, ride that wave of momentum to a YLC win?

3) Trik Davis
-Midwest stand-out Davis returns for his second attempt at the YLC – he previously competed in Young Lions Cup III back in 2005. This year, he’s got an experience edge he lacked in ’05, and his eligibility is running short…

4) Frightmare
-The crazed sidekick of Hallowicked has made quite a splash since showing up last autumn. With pinfall victories over Grizzly Redwood and Brodie Lee to his credit, he’ll have to face down a field of competitors both bigger and more experienced than he is to bring home the gold…

5) Player Dos
– The aerial wonder from Canada, Player Dos, returns to the YLC…last year, he competed as “Stupified,” but since then, a lot’s happened for the high-flyer. With impressive showings in the tag ranks, and at March’s “Rey de Voladores,” he’s got a lot of momentum in ’09 that he lacked twelve months ago…

In the month of July, we’re paying a final 2009 visit to Reading, and it’ll be Fan Appreciation Night when we play the Riverside Beneficial Assoc.! There’s no more intimate venue in which to see the stars of CHIKARA than our Reading stop, and we’re loading up with CHIKARA faves and a few surprises to make the evening a can’t-miss affair! Every paying customer attending our July 31st event will get a free gift – some might get a bumper sticker, others might get a replica mask, some will even get official CHIKARA DVD’s! Later this week, we’ve got a brand new match to add to the card!

Officially signed for July 31 in Reading:

~Trios Match!~
Hallowicked & Frightmare & Hydra vs. The UnStable

~Ladies Match!~
Daizee Haze vs. Rayna VonTash

Our 4th ever Pod-Per-View is coming in the month of June! On Tuesday, June 30th, we’ll release a brand new program featuring exclusive content and loads of goodness for you to download and enjoy! Pod-Per-View 4: The Quest for Peace features all your CHIKARA favorites, and rumors of a cameo by Margot Kidder are unsubstantiated.
Tickets for our upcoming events are available here! The wait for “Aniversario Yin” (from Easton) and “Aniversario Yang” (from Philadelphia) is over – the official DVD’s are now available at Smart Mark Video! Complete with new, original covers, plus backstage interviews, these are great collectors items for CHIKARA fans new and old! Support CHIKARA by getting your official DVD’s through our exclusive distributor, Smart Mark Video.com!

CHIKARA Presents: Dragon Gate USA
7.25.2009 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The ECW Arena!
7 W. Ritner St.
in scenic South Philly, PA!
The action starts @ 8:00 pm!

“Never Kneel at the Altar of Conformity”
7.31.2009 – Friday Evening
Live @ The Riverside Beneficial Assoc.!
1742 Pear St.
in clean Reading, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 1
8.14.2009 – Friday Evening
Live @ The Charles Chrin Comm. Center!
4100 Green Pond Rd.
in spacious Easton, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 2
8.15.2009 – Saturday Evening
Live @ The Charles Chrin Comm. Center!
4100 Green Pond Rd.
in spacious Easton, PA!
The fun starts @ 7:30 pm!

Young Lions Cup VII – Night 3
8.16.2009 – Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The ECW Arena!
7 W. Ritner St.
in scenic South Philly, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!

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