|For the first time since JoshiMania, Chikara's BACK at The Arena|
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
The writing was on the wall for the promotion returning to Swanson and Ritner when it was announced that its wrestling school, the Chikara Wrestle Factory, would return to the building. Personally, I thought King of Trios would be the return event, but the big homecoming turned out to be saved for the final event of the return season. While the Easton Funplex is still the best place to see Chikara, the Arena remains a close second. Plus, it has the added benefit of being in the thick of South Philadelphia, and selfishly, it's only five minutes from my house. But my bet is none of you care about that.
Anyway, the show will get underway at 7PM local time, which is a much later than normal start time for a typical Chikara Sunday show. No matches have been announced yet, but at least four shows are on tap between now and then. I expect a fifth show, Cibernetico in Easton, to be announced for December 5, but that is just a guess. You can buy tickets now via the 2300 Arena's site. Get excited, because not only will this show be the end to one of the most tumultuous stretches in Chikara history, but it should be a grand return to one of indie wrestling's signature arenas.
ETA: December 6 is actually a Saturday. Your intrepid blogger sucks at calendars.