|The DevCorp was announced as the final Kings of Trios in 2014. Yeah, about that...|
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The "final" in there threw everyone into a tizzy, which for the uninitiated could have come off as a shock and a bummer. King of Trios is a staple event on the indie calendar, and a year without it would be, well, it would be 2013 all over again. Chikara would have a lot to rest its laurels on with this year's tourney as well. It finally got the Blue World Order to compete, and a guest team for the first time won the whole thing.It can be easy to overlook the work so many do. With this being the final edition of King of Trios, we wanted to spread the thanks around.— chikarapro (@CHIKARApro) September 9, 2015
However, for every year since 2009, Chikara has joked that each year's tournament would be the last. I heard the rumors in 2009. Dieter von Stiegerwalt proclaimed the BDK as the last ever King of Trios Champions in 2010. The same sort of thing happened in 2011 and in 2014. The only year where a Trios tournament was teased for the next year? That's right, 2012. Of course, this year could be the year that Chikara is not bluffing and is not planning on running Trios next year. Hey, the boy who cried wolf was telling the truth eventually. However, the most likely scenario here is that Chikara is once again playing on its longest-running rib.