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We're marking the conclusion of eleven full years, and kicking off our twelfth in style - CHIKARA makes its triumphant return to live iPay-Per-View with our ONLY visit to Philadelphia this calendar year! On June 2nd we bring to you "Aniversario: Never Compromise," and tickets are available right now! Head to our store and grab your advance tickets today!
Can't make it to the show? No sweat - "Aniversario: Never Compromise," is available anywhere you can get the internet, through the magic of iPPV! Our friends at Smart Mark Video, (via SMVOD.com) will offer this event up live, and you can order the iPPV right now by clicking here!
We are proud to release the official theme song for this landmark event! Australian rockers Toehider created the song "Never Compromise," to help us celebrate our anniversary and give this event a little something special. You can grab the official theme song in iTunes right now. And if you're not an iTunes subscriber, fear not - Amazon MP3, Google Play, eMusic, Simfy, Rdio and a dozen other online outlets have this rockin good track available for purchase right now as well! Roll down the windows and jam along as we mark the days until "Aniversario: Never Compromise."
1) Main Event Championship Bout!
-When the Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur proclaimed that the Grand Championship of CHIKARA must be defended at every event, it presented new challenges for current champion Eddie Kingston. Kingston has defeated every competitor who has come at his championship, and a new challenger steps up at "Aniversario: Never Compromise," Icarus. The Gen-1 original will get his chance at the highest prize in CHIKARA. Will Kingston retain his stranglehold on the title, or will "The Winged Ring Warrior" find his place atop of CHIKARA? Icarus made a plea to his idol in a recent blog. Will Icarus have his childhood hero in his corner on June 2nd?
2) Two Out of Three Falls Title Contest!
-A declaration made early in the Season 12 by Jigsaw has finally come to fruition. The Pieces of Hate (Jigsaw & The Shard) will challenge for CHIKARA's Campeonatos de Parejas. when they take on the reigning champions 3.0 (Scott "Jagged" Parker & Shane Matthews). Jigsaw & The Shard came away from the gauntlet that was the Tag World Grand Prix 2013 (in Chicago) as victors and will waste no time challenging for the titles. Will The Pieces of Hate continue their run of dominance toward the championships, or will 3.0 derail the challengers and retain their place in "The Promised Land?"
3) In a Sarcophagus Match!
-A match that has been several months in the making, will finally go down at "Aniversario: Never Compromise." The Funky Pharaoh was forced out of CHIKARA by Ophidian and now, nearly two years later, he returns to seek his revenge. At WrestleCon, Amasis hoped to get his hands on Ophidian, but an attack by The Batiri prevented that from occurring. Now, there is no running for Ophidian. When CHIKARA returns to Philadelphia, the city of Amasis' departure, the two former comrades will wage war, and it can only end when one of them is entombed in a Sarcophagus!
4) A Three-on-Three Throwdown!
-For the first time ever, all three members of The Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster, Flex Rumblecrunch & Blaster McMassive) will bring their brand of destruction to a CHIKARA ring. Their opponents may be much smaller in size, but when it comes to heart, fighting spirit and teamwork, there are few that can compare with The Colony (Fire Ant, Green Ant, and assailANT). Following a harrowing beatdown that saw ant bodies broken and strewn all over the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, the beloved ant threesome is ready for revenge!
5) Mandated by the Director of Fun!
-It seems that Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur has had enough. Vavasseur has mandated that CHIKARA ring announcer Gavin Loudspeaker face Tim Donst. Loudspeaker spoke up against Donst, trying to knock some sense into his team of followers, Jakob Hammermeier, Veronica, and Steve "The Turtle" Weiner. Donst attacked, tormented, and even kidnapped Loudspeaker, and now their quarrel will make it to "Aniversario: Never Compromise." Recently, Gavin opened up about the lead up to his first in-ring action, and his thoughts on the match against Donst. Loudspeaker will need a miracle to upset Donst, and he knows it.
6) The Battle for Trios Supremacy!
-It's safe to say that in their short time on the CHIKARA roster that The Colony: Xtreme Force (Missile Assault Ant, Arctic Rescue Ant, and Orbit Adventure Ant) have made more enemies than friends. On multiple occasions The Colony: Xtreme Force has targeted the mask of Frightmare and the rest of The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked & Ultramantis Black) did not take that dastardly deed lightly. Now, the 2012 King of Trios champions will look to take out Xtreme Force for not just the bragging rights of trios supremacy, but also for justice. Can The Colony: Xtreme Force make a statement and grab a victory?
7) A Young Lions Cup Rematch!
-The first match between Saturyne and "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti for the prestigious Young Lions Cup was a classic. Mr. Touchdown was pushed to the limit against Saturyne during Season 12's premiere weekend. The Young Lions Cup was on the line several more times in Season 12, and Angelosetti toppled all challengers to his title. Now, at CHIKARA's return to Philadelphia, the "Intergalactic Luchadora" will get her second chance to grab the gold and make history as the first Young Lioness Cup champion in CHIKARA.
8) Dasher Steps Up to the Plate!
-During Season 12's Premiere weekend Delirious found himself on the losing end of a match against "The Old-Timey King of Swing," Dasher Hatfield. and this set the unbalanced overlord into a rage. In a blog, Hatfield considered his win a huge, career-defining moment. The next day Delirious attacked Hatfield from behind and delivered three painful knees to the skull. Worse, at WrestleCon, Dasher suffered several broken ribs, that put him out of commission for the foreseeable future. Hatfield, again, took to the blog to announce that Delirious' actions will no longer eat away at him, and at "Aniversario: Never Compromise," Hatfield will take on Delirious to settle the score!