It's your Director of Fun, Wink Vavasseur, here to tell you about some
great ideas I've been jotting down on my notepad!
Recently, over a fantastic(ly expensive) sushi dinner at Shiroi Hana
in Philadelphia (which I will subsequently be writing off as a
business expense,) a thought occurred to me, a thought that really got
my brain-wheels a-turnin'. The thought: it's been a long while since
ol' Wink unbuttoned his collar, rolled up his sleeves, and really got
his hands deep in the muck of the CHIKARA roster to create some
well-reasoned, thought-provoking, conversation-starting matches. It's
high time to get my hands dirty again!
My first all-new concoction will be a 4-on-4 match taking
place on February 25th in Reading, PA, pitting two quartets of
grapplers against each other. On the one side of the ring, I've
decided that the grotesque faces of Obariyon and Kodama will pair up
nicely with the ugly mugs of Timmy Donst and Jakob Hammermeier. I
have a feeling that after this match, these four wrestlers will be
like Sam and Bogey at the end of "Casablanca": it will be the
beginning of a beautiful friendship. They seemed to like each
other back at the Cibernetico, and I do like putting them together.
The other side of the bout made me think a little harder. When people
talk about great quartets, a lot of names get tossed around, but,
invariably, one group always ends up at the top of the list: The
Beatles. So, I thought to myself, Wink, who among the CHIKARA roster
typifies the distinct characteristics and qualities that made The
Beatles such a strong quartet? I think I've got it!
Let's start with the Lennon/McCartney one-two punch. I need two
wrestlers who are both comfortable being duel-heads of this operation,
lacking any timidity (which will only be a weakness,) and possessing the
talent to lead, while also willing to share the limelight with their
partner. The obvious choice is the tag team of 3.0 - Scott Parker and
Shane Matthews. I'll let the fans decide which is "the cute one" and
which is "the jagged one." After that comes "the quiet Beatle,"
George, whose talent and work ethic made him stand out from the rest,
even as he attempted to hide behind his art. This was an easy choice:
Greg Iron, the wrestler on this team that I respect most of all.
Of course, this brings us lastly to Ringo, the drummer. For this
role, I've chosen Eddie Kingston because, well, Ringo was always my
I think this quartet I've come up with makes a lot of sense. And,
gentlemen, I have no problem telling you that your futures look pretty
bright: if you do well in Reading, I'll consider investing some money
to have masks made. I mean, CHIKARA already has a Colony of Ants; why
not a Quartet of Beetles??