Yeah, that's right... Shit. Speaking of SMV, what do you think, do they own a share of Chikara, could Chikara go without them? Because I swear SMV are their financial backers. Does Chikara really need them? Might seem like a silly question, but I just can't see THAT MUCH of a benefit for Chikara there.
I think it's mostly due to Chikara never bothering, or having funds at the time, with camera work. They hire SMV and let them do their thing. It's why the plug 'em during the shows too. Got to pay them bills.
I wouldn't object to Chikara trying their own distribution. PWG does it. Gabe does it (I think) So, at the risk of having their shows take a little bit longer to come out it could be beneficial in the end. Better prices could draw in more fans to buy more often and in greater numbers. I know I would.
I doubt Chikara would be selling their shows for anything less than $15. I also don't want them to takeover their own production. Right now we get some Chikara shows out on DVD the next day. Look how quickly Chikara shows come out and look how long it takes PWG to produce DVDs. And lok how long it takes Gabe not to produce his DVDs ever.
Yeah it's odd really even 30% would get me to spend a bunch with them but if it's the same sale they run every month then I'll be spending my money elsewhere and they'll have to wait till next time I have some cash.
Quick Thoughts: Since I did the Season 5 finale, why not do Season 4? Not sure what CHIKARA fans think but I thought Season 5's finale was much more consistent than Season 4 and even then this show is better than I remembered it being other than the Main Event. Regardless, a fun show with a great ME, holy shit was I the biggest Hallowicked mark back in the day, stealing the show here as expected back then. I found it funny as hell they had the EXACT same match at CZW Cage of Death 7 like 3 weeks later
Dragon Dragon, Equinox & Lance Steel vs. Dr. Cheung, Hydra & Punisher- *3/4
Sumie Sakai vs. Casanova- *
Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz vs. Crossbones & Rorschach- **1/2
Sabian vs. Arik Cannon- ***1/2
Larry Sweeney vs. Mr. Zero- **
Ultramantis Black vs. The Prophet- *1/2
Quack, Jigsaw & Storm vs. Hallowicked & FIST- ***1/2
Necro Butcher vs. Samoa Joe “Something to Prove” 2005:****1/4
WHAT.THE.FUCK!!! I am not sure if I just saw what I thought I saw. It seems like a blur of stiffness and pure brutality. This match isn’t long. If you have 15 minutes to spare you have enough time for this match. In that time though there is complete and utter destruction. It is a violent symphony. There are two “botches” it seems which don’t really hurt the match but make you feel terrible for Necro Butcher. I know I at least felt horrible for the guy. To put that in perspective I don’t feel any emotions to the go when he has his head stapled or he is slammed onto thumbtacks or he is being stabbed with light tubes. I do feel bad for him when he gets power slammed on his forehead. Yes, POWER SLAMMED ON HIS FUCKING FOREHEAD! The commentators aka CM Punk, Dave Prazak, and Eddie Kingston try and put that into words and a power slam onto the forehead is what they decided it was so I’m going to call it that instead of a botched power slam. Then there is a particularly brutal apron to floor spot that doesn’t go quite right. How Necro had as long of a career as he did I don’t understand. That mother is crazy. And I wish TNA would randomly decide to do something real awesome with Joe. This will now be the match that I shall measure all stiff brawls.
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