Thursday, May 15, 2014

Im Namen der Bruderschaft

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Chikara's penultimate big bad group before its temporary closure is announced for the next match to be unveiled for You Only Live Twice in Easton on May 25. Fans who remember the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes, however, will be getting only one member they will have expected to see. Ares returns, but he won't have Tim Donst by his side. Or Pinkie Sanchez. Or Daizee Haze, Lince Dorado, or Tursas. Obviously, Sara del Rey and Claudio Castagnoli won't be there. Not even Jakob Hammermeier, the annoying ring announcer turned surprisingly adept in-ring performer, will be by his side. Instead, he will bring Nøkken, a Norwegian water spirit who looks kinda like Tursas only with a bug face, and Milo Schnitzler, the puppet owner of Wrestling Is Cool. Not a whole lot is known about Ares' new companions except they give off a much creepier vibe than even Sanchez did at his sleaziest.

The group's opponents are the reigning and defending Kings of Trios, led by the two men who sent the BDK from Chikara for apparent good at High Noon in 2011. The Spectral Envoy, consisting of Frightmare, Hallowicked, and the great and devious UltraMantis Black, will lead the defenses against the Nordic invaders, who now are part of a far more sinister whole than they represented on the first go-around within the promotion.