National Pro Wrestling Day 2019 Review!
On Sunday, February 10th, I made my way to the Tellus 360 building in Lancaster, PA to celebrate the annual National Pro Wrestling Day.
Every year CHIKARA Pro hosts this event. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. All donations from this year went to the Arch Street Center, which assists adults with serious mental illnesses. As with most years, I have gone it was standing room only. The event started shortly after the crowd finished entering the room.
Match 1: Penelope Ford d. Still Life with Apricots and Pears w/Blank
Penelope wins with a back handspring Ace Crusher. She then applied lipstick and vandalized Still Life with a kiss on the forehead. Blank, displeased, left the ring shortly after Penelope, leaving Still Life alone.
Match 2: The Bird and the Bee (Solo Darling and Willow Nightingale) d. Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream Junior), The Colony (Green Ant and Thief Ant) and The Proteus Wheel (Frantik and Volgar) in an elimination match. This was the first time I have gotten to see a future guest of our show Frantik, he eliminated The Colony, which included September’s guest Green Ant. The Bird and the Bee now have two points.
Match 3: Icarus d. Christian Cobain with a Blu-Ray. This is the first I’ve heard of Christian Cobain he reminded me of a cross between Cobra and Jean-Pierre Lafitte.
Match 4: Missile Assault Man d. Juan Francisco de Coronado with a Scorpion Death Drop. Missile Assault Man is one of the most impactful wrestlers I’ve ever seen. After the match Juan received a very upsetting letter, it appears that he has some trouble with taxes in Ecuador. This was my match of the night.
Match 5: “Mr. Touchdown”, Mark Angelosetti wants his title back from Dasher Hatfield. He calls him out. Boomer Hatfield makes the mistake of getting involved and narrowly avoids a beat down from Angelosetti. Dasher makes an appearance only to say that “Mr. Touchdown needs to earn the title”, which is lovely since Dasher didn’t earn it at all. This leads to “Mr. Touchdown” vs. Callux of The Proteus Wheel. Of course, Touchdown wins, but that is still not good enough for Dasher.
From this point, the match paces have quickened and there is much less storytelling due to time constraints.
Match 9: Main Event: Campeonatos De Parejas: The Whisper and Princess Kimberlee d. Crummels & Defarge in a Two Out of Three Falls match. Princess Kimberlee and The Whisper retained, much to the dismay of Princess Kimberlee.