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"This never happens during MY matches."
October 27, 2012 6:48 AM   Subscribe

Some folks in CHIKARA Pro were having a wrestling match, and a baseball game broke out.
posted by mightygodking (20 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I do not fucking get wrestling.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:28 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wrestling is amazing and I love it for its ridiculousness.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:41 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I hate to be the one to tell you, but that is NOT real wrestling and that was NOT a real baseball game.

Of course, it may have been more real than the Tiger's showing in the first two World Series games . :-\
posted by HuronBob at 7:45 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


There's a "more hits than the Yankees got in the ALCS" joke here somewhere.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:47 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


As a big fan of pro wrestling, Chikara, Dasher Hatfield, and Colt Cabana, this pleases me a great deal.

I went to my first Chikara show earlier this year when they were in the neighborhood, and it was a real riot. So many of the workers on the roster are not only talented athletes, but really gifted physical comedians. If you have the chance, go to a show and sit as close to the ring as you can get. It's really something.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:51 AM on October 27, 2012


And they say this stuff is scripted...
posted by MtDewd at 7:55 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


What the actual fuck.
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:22 AM on October 27, 2012


"Rarely, if ever, does this happen."
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:23 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


nathancaswell: "I do not fucking get wrestling."

Just imagine that you are being entertained, forget all else, and you'll have a wonderful time.
posted by Deathalicious at 8:35 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was a hell of a long set-up for a girlie slap.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:35 AM on October 27, 2012


I'll add that Chikara is one of the most remarkable indy promotions on the East coast, and their fans are the best.

Worst fans? New Jersey All Pro.
posted by Deathalicious at 8:40 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


What is on second.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:46 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wrestling is amazing and I love it for its ridiculousness.

It's basically opera with grappling techniques and a lot less singing.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:21 AM on October 27, 2012


For those who would be interested, many of the CHIKARA guys (including Dasher Hatfield from the OP) are going to be on a free-per-view webcast tonight at 7 PM EST:

Warning: May contain wrestling-like substance

A who's-who for your convenience can be found here.
posted by delfin at 11:34 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I heard Colt Cabana on a podcast recently. He seemed like a cool dude. This definitely adds more evidence to that assertion.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:21 PM on October 27, 2012


Since they're supposed to be outfielders, am I the only one who think an infield fly call would be appropriate?
posted by ouke at 1:59 PM on October 27, 2012


I was a huge, maniacal, obsessive wrestling fan when I was a kid. I grew out of it when I was about 12, but not before I had an ridiculous library of VHS bootlegs of the best and worst America, Japan, and the world over had to offer. At a certain point, I just couldn't get into it anymore, I knew it was fake the whole time (though Puroesu really does blur the line) but as everyone but the dickheads know that's not the point. Through the WWF Attitude era, the Monday Night Wars, the fall of WCW, I could only hold passing interest in much of anything they would show.

But watching CHIKARA makes me feel like a kid again.
posted by mediocre at 2:13 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Rarely, if ever, does this happen."

I'll say. An inside-the-park home run with bases loaded? Practically unheard of.
posted by ShutterBun at 2:29 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


In case anyone's looking for that free-per-view stream, the show has been delayed to 8 PM because the ring hasn't arrived yet.

"Like music and sex, wrestling is so much more fun when it's local, no-budget, and sleazy." -- former wrestling manager Jello Biafra
posted by delfin at 4:20 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I never get tired of that clip.

The important thing to point out, is that outside of whatever the wrestlers hashed out in the locker room, everything else was entirely improvised. Chikara fans are notably awesome for this as they manage to pick up on this shit almost instantaneously and consider it Bad Form to ruin the joke. So they switch to Baseball Crowd Stuff until someone comes up with the genius "BEL-LY ITCH-ER!" chant, get The Wave going within seconds and generally go with the flow.
Other Noted Chikara Chicanery

A Modern Day Space Jam

Chikara Portrait Studio

Baby Oil
posted by WeX Majors at 11:18 PM on October 27, 2012


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