Originally reviewed here.
July 19, 2014
New York City, New York
The Flood (Sinn Bohdi, The Odditorium (Oliver Grimsly & Qefka The Quiet) & Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Nøkken & Tursas w/Milo Schnitzler) vs. The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mark Angelosetti), The Baltic Siege (The Estonian ThunderFrog & The Latvian Proud Oak) & Jervis Cottonbelly
Story of the Match: There’s enough good on the tecnico side to make me think this match has a chance of being fun.
As expected, the crowd was very into the tecnicos. It seemed like the match would be all back and forth, but The Flood eventually cut off Jervis and worked him over for a very long time. In one of the most anti-climatic moments, Dasher ran in and tossed Jervis to the floor for a tag. That was stupid from a psychology standpoint even if “it makes storyline sense”! The Flood won when Kizarny caught the frog with a schoolboy and a handful of tights during the tecnico comeback.
The Flood attacked the tecnicos after the match. The tecnicos came back though, and the frog murdered Tursas with his hammer. That turned dark really fast. The Flood got really sad after that.
Analysis: While this match had many fun moments, I found this match to be incredibly unsatisfying overall. This life or death Flood storyline is really killing any enthusiasm that I could have for the Chikara product at the moment. The Flood has been such a drag on the product, as it has produced only a few matches that I enjoyed without reservation and the story does not interest me. I do not care about the struggle of the Chikara roster to keep out these invaders…that the company keeps booking in official matches.
Match Rating: **1/4