Friday, April 22, 2011

Breaking News

4/21/2011: Hello all! It’s your CHIKARA Director of Fun, here, Wink Vavasseur! I thought I’d pop in and give you all a quick post-KOT update. First of all, let me say how interesting it was to meet so many of you this past weekend. King of Trios 2011 was such a successful event, and much of the credit goes to you guys, the fans. Of course, I suppose, a lot of credit goes to the incredibly talented wrestlers, too. And, though I’m a very modest person, I’d be remiss to not expect a bit of the credit to go to me. So, credit all around! And a special note to everyone who had their picture taken with me: if I blinked in your photo, just remember that a blink is like two WINKs for the price of one! Ha! Also, please send a copy of your picture to me at I’ve got a wall of pictures in my office of me posing with celebrities, titans of industry, and world dignitaries. I’m setting aside a spot for the best KOT picture, right between a photo of me with Gary Trudeau (I inspired a “Doonesbury” character, a floating, talking lawn chair; that guy’s weird) and a photo of me with Lee Iacocca.
Alright, that’s all for now, gang! ...Oh, wait, I almost totally forgot about the reason I started writing this in the first place...the results of the voting that took place! Well, all the votes have been collected, tabulated and re-counted (no hanging chads, trust me!), and here are the results:
5 = Claudio Castagnoli
3 = Jigsaw
2 = Hallowicked
2 = Amasis
2 = Mike Quackenbush
2 = Fire Ant
2 = Eddie Kingston
2 = Sara Del Rey
2 = Icarus
2 = UltraMantis Black
2 = Brodie Lee
2 = Vin Gerard
1 = Scott Parker
1 = Shane Matthews
1 = Daizee Haze
1 = Sinn Bodhi
1 = Obariyon
1 = Kodama
1 = Dasher Hatfield
1 = Sugar Dunkerton
1 = Soldier Ant
1 = Ice Cream, Jr.
1 = El Hijo del Ice Cream

So, let me reveal my plan. What I’ve come up with gets a little complicated, so please bear with me. I’ve devised a tournament where the top twelve vote-getters will be divided up into two blocks of round robin-style match-ups. The tournament will begin on May 21st in Easton, PA. There are more details to follow, but I really need a few days off to rest after tabulating the votes and brainstorming.

Now, to all the wrestlers vying for the top spot, I offer up these words of encouragement, words of inspiration, words of poetry once sung by a legend:
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
It’s my life
Good luck to each and every one of you, and may the best competitor win! As always, send questions, comments, concerns and compliments to:

Remember, I read every e-mail!*
*My assistant reads every email.


  1. So Sara. I assume you voted for Daizee and she voted for you. Any idea who else voted for you? Claudio? Madison Eagles? Kinda interested in who the other vote is.