Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wrestling Is Presents: Ashes (Episodes 1 through 5)

Okay, Wrestling Is YouTube Channel has start posting videos called Ashes. Each video is titled and which I would call an internet show, I would call them episodes. So far they released five in total. The story is so far is about Chikara and what happened to the promotion when at their last show, Aniversario: Never Compromise got compromise in the main event, when, Wink Vavasseur, the Director of Fun, unleashed the whole entire Condor Security on Eddie Kingston and Icarus. Each episode has contain one wrestler, except for episode three and five, which Icarus is in both. I will mention what he is up to in the episodes.

So far in each episode of Ashes there are a total of 9 wrestlers. They are the following:

  1. Mike Quackenbush
  2. Green Ant
  3. Fire Ant
  4. Worker Ant
  5. Chuck Taylor
  6. Icarus
  7. Shane Matthews
  8. Scott Parker
  9. Tim Donst
Anyway, I might as well go into it. Here are the details of each episode:

Ashes Episode 1: "Prelude"

A construction worker is talking to a guy and explaining about doing some work on a building and he said that he needs it to do before the Allentown Zoning Board. The guy is not worry about it. The construction worker wanted to know what the guy is up to. The guy explains that he is going to train in pro wrestling. The construction worker ask the guy what is he is going to call it. The guy that is revealed to be Mike Quackenbush and says, "The Wrestle Factory".

Here is the episode:

This episode is what the story have been tell as how Mike Quackenbush open the Wrestle Factory over a decade ago in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I know only two have help Mike to train: Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli.

Ashes Episode 2: "Man Down"

Fire Ant and Green Ant are at a house to a guy in a wheelchair. According to the comments on the video post on YouTube, they say it's Worker Ant, but, I am not sure, but I would agree. Anyway, the Ants are looking for their friend, Soldier Ant, who has gone missing and they ask the guy in the wheelchair if he seen Soldier Ant. The guy said that he hasn't and then the guy give the Ants a box of something and he said that they learn enough and make him proud.

Here is the episode:

The story of the Colony (That's the name of the stable that had Fire Ant and Green Ant) is that they were trained at the Wrestle Factory under Mike Quackenbush, however who also was trained the Colony. According to Wikipedia, Soldier Ant, Fire Ant, and Worker Ant were trained by Chris Hero and Green Ant was trained by Claudio Castagnoli. Besides that, the Colony has some odd ants: assailAnt and Carpenter Ant. assailAnt is the new member of the Colony, replacing Soldier Ant, and Carpenter Ant is a traitor. Carpenter Ant betrayed the Colony when he joined Bruderschaft des Kreuzes and removed the mask to reveal himself as Pinkie "Pink Ant" Sanchez, which he has a mask that was in pink and white when he joined them, but, he was being a nutcase.

Ashes Episode 3: "Garbage"

At a Dragon Gate USA show, Icarus was watching an eight man tag team, featuring his pal and former member of Team F.I.S.T, Chuck Taylor. After the show, Icarus tried to get backstage to see Chuck Taylor, but he was denied, because he was not part of Dragon Gate USA. Outside, Icarus waited for Chuck Taylor to come out and the two talk. Icarus was trying to convince Chuck about what happened at Aniversaro: Never Compromise, but, Chuck convince Icarus to get new ring gear and try to get bookings. As Chuck was about to drive off, he tells Icarus that he needs to change or his career will too. The last thing Chuck was telling Icarus to call him and then he drove off. Icarus shakes his head.

Here is the episode:

Icarus has been part of a tag team and stabled called, Team F.I.S.T. with originally, Gran Akuma, and before Chuck Taylor was added to the trio. The three men were in fact part of the stable, The Kings of Wrestling, in Chikara with the late Larry Sweeney and the two original members of the Kings of Wrestling, Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. They got so out of control when Claudio and Chris start to fell apart and Chris tried to kept the stable in tact, but, it got worse. After that Team F.I.S.T stay together, until Gran Akuma was betrayed by Icarus and Chuck Taylor and was replaced by Johnny Gargano.

Ashes Episode 4: "Thwarted"

While on an elevator to the top of a parking garage, the tag team known as 3.0, friends, Shane Matthews and Scott Parker talk about what happened at Chikara Aniversario: Never Compromise. The two tells about what happened during the main event and why they left after their match. Scott Parker said that what happened at the show they have to go back to the end. Scott wanted to know is who was there when the stage falls. Shane Matthews said that Wink Vavasseur has been off the radar for months. Scott agrees. Shane suggest about the band geek, which Scott said, "Archibald Peck?", which Shane agrees. Shane believe that Archibald Peck knows what happened at Aniversario: Never Compromise. Scott like the ideal and the two are on the hunt for Archibald Peck.

Here is the episode:

I don't know what to say about Shane Mathews and Scott Parker. All I read through Wikipedia that they won the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas two times. I would admit that Shane Mathews is very crazy and Scott Parker keeps it together.

Ashes Episode 5: "Fickle"

Outside of an antique store, Icarus, in his car, has just finished drinking coffee or tea and thinking about what Chuck Taylor told him. All of a sudden a guy comes out of the antique store which caught Icarus' eye. Icarus went inside of the store and said, "Donst, I know you are not happy to see me. But, we need to talk". Apparently the guy in the store is Tim Donst. Tim was really happy to see Icarus. Tim tells Icarus that he needs to eat lunch. Icarus don't mind at all. So, the two end up talking while Tim is having lunch. As the two talk, Icarus wanted to talk about what happened at Chikara Anivesario: Never Compromise and trying to get the gang back. Tim froze for a moment in between of what Icarus is saying, until Icarus mention about what happened at the show, which Tim thought for more then a moment. Tim snaps out of it and tells Icarus to say hello to Hallowicked. As Icarus is leaving, Tim caught up to him and give Icarus the Young Lions Cup to give to Jakob Hammermeier and tell him that Tim is sorry. Icarus takes the cup and put it in his car. Icarus sighs and he mocks Tim. Icarus has a hissy fit. Then, Icarus pulls out a notebook and permanent marker and cross off something. Then Icarus drives with the GPS on his iPhone is on.

Here is the episode:

Some YouTube users said that there were references into this episode, which I could agree on. 1647 Republic Road is the location of the Wrestle Factory is at. The antique store, which someone said furniture store is where Tim Donst and Hallowicked had a fight in one. However, I also know a few other things. For an example, what Tim is eating is a salad, but it might be vegan, in which this is referred to Bryan Danielson as Tim had fought against him when Bryan got fired from WWE before he was rehired again. Another one is that blue button shirt and white shorts, which I don't care about the color button shirt, but that button shirt and shorts are referred to Tim's music video "Who is the Man", in which Tim sings about him and Hallowicked over the Young Lions Cup. Another thing is when Tim gave Icarus the Young Lions Cup to give to Jakob Hammermeier, Tim was the reason why Jakob lost to "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti as the Young Lions Cup was on the line. I don't know what the story about Icarus and Tim Donst if they ever feuded, but, I know about Tim and why he froze when Icarus mention about Aniversario: Never Compromise.

Tim Donst has been trained by Mike Quackenbush, Chris Hero, and Jorge "Skayde" Rivera at the Wrestle Factory. Tim made his debut in 2007 an got into crazy feuds including Eddie Kingston, Ultra Mantis Black, Mike Quackenbush, Hydra, Player Dos, Hallowicked, and most recently, Gavin Loudspeaker, which prompt into a hair vs. hair match at Aniversario: Never Compromise, which Tim lost. Tim is currently has been seen at Wrestling is Fun, Wrestling is Art, Absolute Intense Wrestling, and Eastern Pennsylvania Wrestling Entertainment Underground, which he is currently the Underground US Champion. Tim is on twitter and tweets mostly about what he likes, hates, loves, and he will talk about anything at all. He is really nice. Also, he follows anyone if they ever talk about wrestling. Tim had a match against Michael Hutter at a Absolute Intense Wrestling show and lost. I really like Tim. I found out about this episode through Tim's twitter account.

I don't know when there will be more episodes, but it might be within the next few months or so.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Independent much they changed in years...

Okay, I made a similar blog entry about some changes of one of the best and legend of the Independent Scene, which he is currently with WWE, Chris Hero. As you know, it was to celebrate his 15 year in pro wrestling (yes, if you follow him on twitter, @KassiusOhno, and like his Facebook page, he really mean it. He posted like a month ago). Now it came to me to a surprised how much fit Chris has been, since, I watched that music video that Dave Prazak made for Chris and it's on his (Chris') YouTube channel, months ago. Let me show you what I mean by:

This is a screen shot from the music video on Chris:

Now fast forward to when Chris was in Ring of Honor and was managed by the late Larry Sweeny:

And now, let me show you what he looks like now:

Yeah, that photo is from WWE NXT Facebook page. I wish I can show you more, but, this blog needs to continue.

Now, what prompt me to do this entry? Well, I will admit this. It has to do with Chuck Taylor, who years ago, was part of the Kings of Wrestling stable in Chikara and a few years ago, he got his butt kicked by Austin Aries at Evovle 6. However, Chuck Taylor looked like some kinda dork in high school, you so do not want to be with. See what I mean by in this screen shot:

Yes, that's Chuck Taylor holding the Chikara Young Lions Cup with Larry Sweeny (Red shirt), Chris Hero, and Mitch Ryder (no relationship to Zack Ryder). But, here's something else to hear about. As I read Tim Donst's second blog entry on his website,, about some wrestling and other things, Tim posted on his blog an Instagram link of himself going after Fire Ant (yes, that's a wrestler), which I find out that it's Chuck Taylor posted the video clip on his Instagram account, but, I was surprise to see that Chuck changed. Chuck was going off as what he is suppose to be in his current gimmick as a Kentucky Gentleman, but, I have to say is wow. He looks like a model, but, it's more historical. Let me show you what I mean by:

That is straight from his twitter account:
I am surprised that he changed like Chris did too.

I guess you want to see what Tim Donst look like? Well okay...

Yeah, you thought, I would post it on here, but you can click at this link:

It's the four photos of Tim, when he was in Chikara. They range from 2007 to 2012. Well, here is what Tim is looking right now by this video post by Chuck Taylor on his Instagram account, where Tim was tying his sneaker when he sees an old foe, Fire Ant:

However, I am going to try to give you a better glance at Tim once the Eastern Pennsylvania Wrestling Entertainment have their show. Yeah, Tim tweeted and mention on his blog that he is going to be wrestling in their show and he is their US Champion.