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Recap from TJ Hawke:
This was a Loser Leaves Town match. The wrestler that ate the pinfall would be banned from Chikara for life. MMA was super over when he made his entrance. Sugar Dunkerton was on commentary, which was his return to Chikara after having not appeared since November 2011. MMA caught Dasher in a triangle choke, but Dasher made it to the ropes. At one point, MMA chased Touchdown to the entrance ramp. MMA was in control until Touchdown caught him with a big spinebuster. Back in the ring, Colt hit his Asai Moonsault on the Throwbacks. Colt actually almost botched that. Eventually, Colt got caught with a Throwbacks double team move, and and Throwbacks started to get the heat on Colt. MMA was nowhere to be seen after that spinebuster on the ramp. The Throwbacks dominated Colt for a while. At one point, Touchdown did the Gratuitous Backflip, and Colt then immediately took him down with a lariat. MMA was still nowhere to be seen. Out of nowhere, some marching band music hit, and Archibald Peck made his way to the ring!!! Archie ran wild! Archie went for the Cranial Crescendo, but Archie got distracted by the sudden presence of Veronica. Archie then went for the dive, but Touchdown caught him with an Ace Crusher: 1…2…NO! Colt then hit Touchdown with the Flying Asshole, and he then locked in the Billy Goat’s Cure. Dasher made the save and sent Colt into the crowd. The referee checked in on Colt. Veronica got in the ring and placed the baton in between Archie and Touchdown. They fought over the baton, but Dasher threw the baton away. Touchdown then hit Archie with the helmet: 1…2…3!
Veronica then went back in the ring. She kissed Mr. Touchdown right in front of Archibald Peck.
The Loser Leaves Town match was always going to end disappointingly because none of these four men should be banned from Chikara for life. Having said that, everything about this match and feud had been executed to near perfection. At the time, I wrote that Chikara would be foolish to not bring back Archibald Peck in some fashion. Peck had mentioned his travels to Mexico on several occasions, so I hoped El Bandolero would be gracing Chikara with his presence. Little did I know that Chikara had something better up their sleeve: The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger. Also of note, it was kind of amazing how much of an afterthought Colt Cabana was in all of this. That just goes to show the strength of the characters of Chikara that the most famous man in the ring was who the crowd cared the least about. I enjoyed this match more the second time through.
Match Rating: ***