Monday, August 3, 2015

Princess of Trios?

Can tasty treats act as proper retainers for a Princess looking to become "King?"
Graphics via @CHIKARAPro
The 15th team entered in King of Trios this year is the final one representing the Challenge of the Immortals squads. Crown and Court will be represented, and the head of the team shall be the group's royal contingent. Princess Kimber Lee will lead her frozen rudo minions, Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo del Ice Cream, into action as the group tries to become the first ever Kings of Trios with a Queen in their midst. Meiko Satomura, Sendai Sachiko, and Dash Chisako made it all the way to the semifinals of the 2012 tournament, nearly pulling off the upset of the Young Bucks and Mike Bennett to get to the finals. Lee will look to be the first woman to burst into the finals.

However, she will have a tough task of whipping her troops into shape. Los Ice Creams aren't exactly among the elite Chikara wrestlers in terms of wins and losses (even if they are elite when it comes to comedy). I can't help but think that she'd have a better chance with fourth Crown and Court member Jervis Cottonbelly and, I don't know, maybe importing a friend from outside the COTI confines like, hey, Marion Fontaine! Still, you ride with the cars you've got, and Lee just happens to have an ice cream truck at her disposal. Sadly, it feels like her run will be truncated, but even if the Crown and Court loses on night one, I expect all four members to have some kind of impact on the rest of the weekend.

With this announcement, only one trio remains to be revealed. It could be Kevin Condron's funhouse, which could include any combination of himself, "Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun, Missile! Assault! Man!, or the Lithuanian Snow Troll. It could be a surprise team that includes disgruntled Chikara alumni like Tim Donst or Jigsaw or Helios (note, it probably won't include either Donst or Jigsaw or Helios, whom all of you probably know better as Ricochet/Prince Puma). Personally, I'm rooting for the return of the Submission Squad, which I have a funny feeling might end up being the case. Or, it could be three wrestlers totally out of left field. Either way, whatever team is announced will be the cherry on the sundae of a field that already includes the following:

The Bullet Club (AJ Styles and the Young Bucks), Team Lucha Underground/AAA (Fenix, Drago, and Aerostar), Team Fight Club Pro (MK McKinnan and Moustache Mountain), Team Attack (Mark Andrews, Pete Dunne, and Flash Morgan), the Blue World Order (Big Stevie Cool, Da Blue Guy, and Hollywood Nova), the defending Champion Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Max Smashmaster, and Flex Rumblecrunch), Dasher's Dugout (Dasher Hatfield, Mark Angelosetti, and Icarus), The Snake Pit (Ophidian, Shynron, and Eddie Kingston), United Nations (Juan Francisco de Coronado, Mr. Azerbaijan, and the Proletariat Boar of Moldova), the Gentlemen's Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak, and the Swamp Monster), the BDK (Jakob Hammermeier, N√łkken, and Soldier Ant), the Battle Hive (Amasis, Fire Ant, and Worker Ant), the Nightmare Warriors (Hallowicked, Frightmare, and Silver Ant), and the Arcane Horde (Oleg the Usurper and the Batiri)

I don't know about you, but I think Trios is gonna be lit as heck this year. The 16th and final team should probably be announced sometime this week.