Monday, May 19, 2014

Los Campeonatos de Parejas Have Been Spotted?

They'll be there, but will they be recognized as Los Campeones?
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
Three of the four teams for the four-corner elimination tag match at You Only Live Twice, THIS SUNDAY in Easton, PA, have been announced, and things aren't looking so good for one of said teams so far. The first announced duo is 3.0, the crazy Canuckleheads who aided Archibald Peck in his efforts to rewrite history and save Chikara at National Pro Wrestling Day. For said efforts, they get to face off against two evil teams representing The Flood. In one corner, deviANT and 17 will rep the Gekido and look to expose further the seedy underbelly of the Chikara tecnicos.

And then the other team that has been announced so far are the reigning and defending Campeones de Parejas, The Pieces of Hate. Or are The Shard and Jigsaw, who defeated 3.0 at Aniversario: Never Compromise, still the recognized Tag Team Champions of Chikara?

The hardware was sold off quickly within the "end" of the promotion and cancellation of shows, and recently, the belts have resurfaced at Wrestling Is Fun!, where Princess Kimber Lee presented them to her charges, Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy (Lance Steel and Jolly Roger). Yet, no official announcement has come from the office on whether that transaction constituted a legal change of title. Then again, the standing Champions would not be put into a four-corners match where points presumably could be on the line. And that fourth team hasn't been announced yet. Could Steel and Roger be the last time in the match? Again, unless a paradigm has changed within the company, I doubt it.

Personally, I think the final team announced will more than likely be some iteration of The Colony, presumably with assailANT's rechristening as Worker Ant as the kicker. But until everything's announced, which may not be until the match starts on Sunday, well, I'm not going to assume anything.

ETA: The incredible Babs dropped that nugget on Twitter just a few minutes ago. At this point, 3.0 has gotta be praying for anyone to win BUT the Devastation Corporation.