i stay out to late. got nothing in my brain. that’s what people say.
Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012
i’ve never reblogged anything so fast
The last time this happened, an Egyptian Pharaoh was there to see it.
Quick! This is the ultimate line up, you can reach the furthest Chapp-ai if you dial out now. :O
The CHIKARA Special
So I’ve covered the Hero and Quackenbush beef as best as I can, but something worth mentioning is this; it was a long time before Quack and Hero had their saga ending singles match, but they did find plenty of time to go at it in the ring, usually in trios or atomicos style matches, as well as the second Cibernetico match in which both men captained their respective teams.
The point being, Hero had plenty of options to escape and duck Quack all he wanted, but they still wrestled, only Quack couldn’t put Hero away the way he wanted to; not only did they know eachother so well due to their time as a team, but Hero was Quack’s co-trainer in the Wrestlefactory. Hero essentially knew everything that Quackenbush knew by proxy. Coupling that with Hero’s fairly extensive knowledge of wrestling to begin with, Hero knew everything that Quack had, in and out.
So it goes without saying, Quack needed something that Hero had never seen before to put him away. So, on May 26th, 2007, Mike Quackenbush locked Chris Hero in the CHIKARA Special, or if you prefer, the kneeling step-over head-hold wrist-lock followed by hooking the opponent’s far leg. But you could save a lot more time by just saying the CHIKARA Special.
Quackenbush had Hero in a move that he’d never seen before, and as such, had no counter, had no escape measure, and for the record, is pretty deceptively painful, and had no choice but to tap. Quack knew Hero’s goose was cooked should he ever be locked in the move again, and so he taught the CHIKARA Special to EVERYONE. All of his pupils. Anyone that would ever have a beef with Chris Hero. So not only is the CHIKARA Special Quackenbush’s creation, it’s also the promotion specific super move we’ve all come to know and love. Nearly every technico you know of uses it, and a great many victories have come as a result of that one move.
Hero spends a lot of 2007 on his back due to the CHIKARA Special, usually to Lince Dorado of all people, until finally, on October 17th, 2007, Hero faces Equinox in a Hair vs. Mask match; Equinox begins to lock Hero in the CHIKARA Special, and Hero made his move; he counters the un-counterable move, and locks it on Equinox himself. This stuns a great few people, actually, and sets yet another stage in CHIKARA’s history all on it’s own.
We would later find out that Shane Storm sold out the CHIKARA Special to UltraMantis Black in exchange for a free win over HYDRAAAAA, and in turn Mantis taught the move to Hero, whereupon he learned the counter to the move. It wouldn’t much matter, since Hero wasn’t long for CHIKARA anyhow, but still, Quack’s greatest enemy now knew his super move, as did his cronies.
The story of how Quack figured all of that out is yet another history lesson in and of itself, which you will learn…next time. You’ll want to stay tuned for that one, cuz it has spies and pseudo-nazis in it.
What did we learn today?
- We have the CHIKARA Special to thank for Vin Gerard and THAT whole mess.
- The best counter to any super move is a kick in the head
- Corporate espionage is the best way to ferret out traitors.