Chikara (stylized in all capital letters and sometimes referred to as Chikara Pro) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company takes both the name and logo from the Japanese kanji meaning strength. It was founded in 2002 by professional wrestlers Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth, who also served as trainers and in-ring performers.
The company focuses on promoting tag team matches, with emphasis on the high-flying lucha libre style. Two of their major events, the King of Trios tournament, originally held between February and March, but in 2012 moved to September, and Torneo Cibernetico, held between September and November, are centered on multi-man tag team matches. Their other major events include Aniversario, held in May, and the Young Lions Cup tournament, held between June and August. The company crowned its first singles champion in 2011, with the introduction of the Chikara Grand Championship.
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Chikara - Tyler Bate - Netflix
Tyler Bate (born 7 March 1997) is an English professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he appears on their developmental territory NXT. He is a former and the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion. His win at age 19 made him the youngest singles champion at the time, and youngest inaugural champion in WWE history and one of only two wrestlers in WWE history to win a championship as a teenager, the other being René Duprée. He and Trent Seven form the tag team Moustache Mountain and have collectively held the RPW Undisputed British Tag Team Championship in Revolution Pro Wrestling, the Progress Tag Team Championship in Progress Wrestling, the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas in Chikara and the NXT Tag Team Championship. Bate, Seven, and Pete Dunne collectively form British Strong Style.
Chikara - Preston City Wrestling (2014–2015) - Netflix
Bate debuted in Preston City Wrestling as “The Iron Master” Tyler Bate at PCW Fright Night III on 31 October 2014, competing unsuccessfully in a 4-way match also featuring Charlie Garrett, Rich Swann and Zack Gibson. Bate returned to PCW at Shooting Star in January 2015, aligning himself with The Hunter Brothers and Ryan Smile. Bate and his team were then defeated by Pete Dunne, Damian Dunne, Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews.
Chikara - References - Netflix