Originally reviewed here.
July 19, 2014
New York City, New York
The Pieces of Hate (Jigsaw & The Shard) vs. The Osirian Portal (Ophidian & Amasis)
Story of the Match: The Pieces of Hate are still the Campeonatus de Parejas, but this is a non-title match.
The match was mostly a ton of back and forth action after a brief heat segment on Ophidian. The action was a ton of fun, and I was really enjoying the match. The finish was The Shard just kicking Ophidian in the crotch. There wasn’t even a roll-up or anything afterwards. The Shard kicked him in the crotch and then pinned him.
Analysis: I was ready to write about how much fun the match was and how it was the exact kind of match Chikara should be putting on regularly. Unfortunately, the finish happened and washed away most of the goodwill this match generated. I really dislike how often Chikara storylines get in the way of remotely satisfying finishes in 2014. It is beyond archaic to book that way.
Match Rating: ***