Tuesday, June 2, 2015

King of Trios Team #3 Comes from England

From across the pond
Graphics via @CHIKARAPro
The third team for King of Trios has been announced. It is another guest team, and it features three wrestlers who have wrestled for Chikara before. Team Fight Club Pro will enter the fray featuring MK McKinnan, Tyler Bate, and Trent Seven. Bate and Seven comprise the team "Moustache Mountain," which has been described to me as 1920s farmers who turn into strippers halfway down their ring entrance. They made their Chikara debuts during the recent UK tour to great fanfare. McKinnan is a high-flying junior heavyweight who came over to the States for the rain-soaked 2011 Young Lions Cup tournament, where he competed against Archibald Peck, Milo Shizo, and Mat Fitchett in a four-way first round match.

Chikara is putting its best foot forward early on with the Trios announcements, heavy on the guest stars. However, this year's tourney could arguably be more interesting for how the native teams are configured and how they will function together. The Challenge of the Immortals has thrown some spanners into the works of traditional pairings, most notably the Colony and the Osirian Portal. With the story implications of the native teams and the power packed by the first three announced trios (the other two being AJ Styles and the Young Bucks, and Fenix, Drago, and Aerostar), this year's tournament could shape up as the best yet.