I unfortunately don't have much to talk about this week. There are shows coming up in about 2 1/2 weeks so I'll probably talk more about them later. But here's a quick recap of what's already been announced for the May shows:
Cafe Culture -- May 17, 2008 -- Hellertown, PA
Rey de Voladores Match #1 -- Helios vs. Lince Dorado vs. ? vs. ?
Something has to give in this match, and only 2 of the 4 wrestlers have been announced. Can Helios show that he deserves to be the YLC champion, or will Lince manage to keep momentum on his side?
Rey de Voladores Match #2 -- Stupefied vs. Incognito vs. ? vs. ?
Incognito will definitely be the largest man in this mini-tournament. And I believe that this will be Stupefied's first "singles" match in Chikara.
Mike Quackenbush & Shane Storm vs. Gran Akuma & Chuck Taylor
An interesting match-up that will hopefully produce at least one good feud for the year -- Chuck vs. Quackenbush perhaps?
El Pantera & The Colony vs. The Order
For the first time, we will see the new 4-man version of The Order teaming together: UltraMantis, Crossbones, Hydra, and Tim Donst. We'll have to see how The Colony has recouperated from the beating at the hands of Bull Pain.
Pelle Primeau vs. Icarus
What a random little match. Maybe Pelle can pull off an upset and use some momentum for Sunday's show -- he'll need it.
Mitch Ryder & Shane Storm vs. Create-A-Wrestler & Player Uno
Mitch Ryder against masked hoochadores! You can't ask for much better than that. Hopefully we'll get another good showing by CAW at this show as well.
Grit and Glory -- May 18, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Rey de Voladores Final
We'll have to see who the other four competitors are to predict anything for this match.
Incoherence (c) vs. Osirian Portal, for Los Campeonatos de Parejas
I wonder if this will main event the whole weekend! The Portal has grown so much since their tag team debut last September. I don't believe, though, that they're ready to take the tag titles from Hallowicked and Delirious quite yet, though.
Claudio's Trio vs. Quackenbush's Trio
Well this may be another random little match, but it should be a good one. If a story doesn't develop out of Quackenbush's match on Saturday, maybe this one will do it. Unless Chuck and Brodie do double duty, these teams aren't easy to predict.
Sara del Ray & Bobby Dempsey vs. Chuck Taylor & Daizee Haze
This should be fun. We should get some decent to great wrestling out of everybody in this match.
Pelle Primeau vs. Brodie Lee
Oh man Pelle is so dead.
Next week I'll comment on the Aniversario shows, as well as any additions to the Rey de Voladores shows. Until then, thanks for reading!