Archives for March 2014

The end of CHIKARA’s Season 9 (2010) saw the appointment of Wink Vavasseur as the Director of Fun by CHIKARA’s new owners, the Worldwide Media Development Corporation, a modest holding of the frighteningly large Titor Conglomerate. At first, this was a positive and welcomed change, as CHIKARA suffered under the rule of Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes, but Titor’s true intentions, and Wink’s relative incompetence, were yet to come to light.

Wink’s frequent use of Titor’s “Condor Security” paramilitary force as his own personal security drew the ire of his no-nonsense father Conrad. Irritated by the needless exposure of his Condors, Conrad cautioned his son: “no more screw-ups!” Their volatile relationship would be exploited on June 2, 2013 during the live broadcast of CHIKARA’s “Aniversario: Never Compromise.”

At “Never Compromise”, the exact kind of exposure the Vavasseurs hoped to avoid arrived on their doorstep, or more accurately, their mobile devices. A photo linking members of the Titor Conglomerate’s executive suite (including Wink’s father Conrad) to the extremist compound Elohim City was leaked via Twitter in an apparent act of sabotage by a disgruntled former employee. The revelation immediately sent the Vavasseurs into a tailspin that resulted in dozens upon dozens of Condor guards swarming the Trocadero Theatre and abruptly ending the main event match, which was still in progress. Condor disconnected the live stream, and forcibly evacuated the venue, throwing the fans, along with wrestlers and their belongings, out of the building. The stage was destroyed. CHIKARA was, quite literally, in ruins.

Less than 24 hours later, the remainder of CHIKARA’s 2013 events were canceled and many of the company’s assets, including los Campeonatos de Parejas, were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Titor removed Worldwide Media from their website to distance themselves from the chaos of “Never Compromise.” In a frantic scramble to cover their tracks, the Titor Conglomerate was quick to scorch earth as they retreated from view, and CHIKARA was reduced to mere ashes.