Season 10 is nearly upon us. It's almost surreal to type that out. Season 10. I can hardly believe the place
we've arrived at since first opening the doors of Chikara Wrestle Factory all those years ago.
Certainly, there have been those that have attempted to derail us for their own fame and glory. "Sweet
n' Sour International" first formed in a CHIKARA ring. Then the Kings of Wrestling came together
following the events of the Tag World Grand Prix 2005. Most notably, and most dangerous of all - the Bruderschaft
des Kreuzes has plagued us since 2009.
I'm sure to a lot of fans, what symbolizes the BDK is that grey and white cross logo of theirs. Not to me, though.
Reluctant though I am to admit as much, what has come to symbolize that group to me is something of my own invention.
A variation of the CHIKARA Special submission hold.
You can imagine my surprise, watching the final moments of Cibernetico Increible, and seeing a move
I had been developing in some secrecy, being applied by a person I didn't even know. Not that this would be
the first or last betrayal I would experience at the hands of a friend, but you never really get used to that
feeling. Knowing the rug has been yanked out from under you by someone you trust.
As you know, that person was Tim Donst. And the hold that I taught Donst, and told him was inescapable, became known as
the Inverted CHIKARA Special. And it became synonymous with the BDK, a group that seeks to undermine CHIKARA at
every turn. They even managed to get one of their sympathizers installed as Director of Fun for a short while...but
a while nontheless. They made the most of it, but I'm sorry to tell you BDKers, nothing lasts forever. We are taking
back what's ours. The symbols of CHIKARA - like the Young Lions Cup, and los Campeonatos de Parejas - the ones that
denote the finest among us, and represent us to the world at large.
But there is something we cannot take back. The hold that I associate with your group of traitors and malcontents
and losers. The Inverted CHIKARA Special is yours now. You stole it, in a sense...but I don't want it back. Think of
it as a consolation prize. Because the real prizes at CHIKARA are forevermore denied you. Rack up your points. Take your
shots. Try and claim these belts, if you can.
I don't need that hold to beat you - any of you, all of you. I've got a thousand more where that came from. It's time for
CHIKARA to stand tall. Our tenth season is here. History will be made, and if history is written by the victors, then
it will be my job to make sure the only legacy being erased, BDK, is your own.
See ya Sunday, Tim.