CHIKARA The Cibernetico Rises
Manhattan, New York 11/18/12
1.) “Mr. Touchdown” Mark Angelosetti vs. Soldier Ant: **3/4
"Mr Touchdown" gets caught with a wrench before the match begins. SHENANIGANS!! Soldier Ant is still a Prisoner of War following being forcibly paired with The Swarm. A good opener. Touchdown uses a foreign object to win.
2.) The Shard vs. Fire Ant: ***1/4
I believe The Shard had promised to go after the CHIKARA guys following Mike Quackenbush disposing of 17 and combatANT. A pretty good match. Feel like this is one of the right occasions where a guy works on a body part and it actually plays a direct role in the ending.
After the match, The Shard continues his attack. This brings out Mike Quackenbush, Green Ant, and eventually Jigsaw. Quack & Jig' get into an argument, and Quack essentially wants to know where Jigsaw's loyalties lie. He ends up giving Quackenbush a HUGE superkick and leaves with The Shard. Good segment. A heel Jigsaw opens the door for some fresh match-ups.
3.) Icarus vs. Dasher Hatfield: **3/4
A decent match. Nothing really outstanding, but entertaining nonetheless. Icarus lays out Dasher after the match.
4.) The Heart Throbs vs. The 1-2-3 Kid & Marty Jannetty: **1/2
Kid & Jannetty gained two points in their victory in the Tag Gauntlet at King of Trios 2012 Weekend, so this would be their third point if they get the win, which they do. Ok, but the show's worst match.
5.) Torneo Cibernetico – Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs, The Bravados, The Briscoes & The Young Bucks vs. Eddie Kingston, Gran Akuma, 3.0, The Spectral Envoy & Tim Donst: ****1/4
So it's Team Kingston vs. Team "Don't Call Us Team Ring of Honor". This is also my first time watching a Cibernetico Match. I actually enjoy the "batting order" format. It's something unique, though it does lead to LONG matches. This one was no different. Very good stuff here. Everyone played their part which led to a great match. After Kevin Steen was eliminated Tim Donst & Eddie Kingston went at it to determine a sole winner (Donst had gone after Kingston earlier in the match, already softening him up). Donst ended up picking up a HUGE win over the Grand Champion. With the help of Jakob Hammermeier, he tied Kingston to the ropes, gave him his two weeks notice, and laid him out with the title belt.
The Cibernetico Match saved this show from being below average. Doesn't mean their weren't good matches on here (the other four matches all had their positives) but the Cibernetico & the Tim Donst angle make this show worth the purchase.