CHIKARA's first ever iPPV, "High Noon," is right around the corner. This is a huge deal to the entire roster.
We've worked long and hard for this. Sacrificed time away from friends and family. Shed blood, sweat and tears
for this company. Put in countless hours to help get the name CHIKARA out there for the whole world to know, love
and respect. We all did this...but no one has done as much for CHIKARA as you, Quack.
On May 25, 2002 you took place in CHIKARA's first event ever! You were in the main event of that show with five
of the best. The success or failure of the debut event rested on your shoulders and you took it all on. You took the
ball and ran with it and YOU are why CHIKARA is where it is today. I'm not taking anything away from the rest of the locker
room. We've all sacrificed and busted our butts to make CHIKARA what it is today. We do this because we love this
company and believe in it. But there wouldn't be a company for us to believe in, to fight for and help grow if it
wasn't for you opening the Wrestle Factory some ten seasons ago. Quack, you're the face of this company and
I can't think of a better champion for CHIKARA, than you!
Ya know, as I type this, I can't help but think back about how I would sit in a car twice a week alongside my
close friend Eddie Kingston on our way to training in Allentown. We would drive two hours each way, twice a week,
to make it to class. Ya know why we would do this? Because on Linden Street in Allentown is where you went
to be trained by Mike Quackenbush.
We could have learned our craft at one of the other
schools in NY or NJ, but we didn't. We came to the Wrestle Factory to train with the best, to train alongside
you, Mike. I love Eddie like a brother and wish him all the luck in the world. He's fought hard, worked hard,
and trained hard to be where he is today. He's outlasted all these other guys that started with us in the second
class. I don't
just mean guys like DJ Skittlez and Gran Akuma. There were guys that couldn't last one training session before
they quit. There were guys that would get tied in knots, stretched and stretched some more, and they'd just walk
right out the door because they couldn't take it. I think about Jose and the two Franks, who couldn't hang on
long enough at the Wrestle Factory to make their debuts. But Eddie and me, we survived. We endured. And we
accomplished something very few do. I've seen Eddie live his dream at CHIKARA, and he's a survivor if there ever
was one. I've stood alongside him for over a decade in, and out, of the ring. But on November 13th at "High Noon,"
I won't be by his side. I'm going to stand in the corner of my tag team partner, my mentor and my friend.
Now's the time to take what is yours, Quack. Now is the time when all that you've worked for finally pays off.
At "High Noon," live on iPPV on November 13th...its your time to win the gold and become the first ever
CHIKARA Grand Champion!