Due to allegations against CHIKARA owner and head trainer, and following many wrestlers announcing their departures, he announced the company was shutting down operations immediately, with him resigning from the Wrestle Factory Wrestling School. A full statement will come in the “near future”.
CHIKARA was founded in 2002 and immediately became one of the pioneers of the US indies revolution. Over the years, CHIKARA saw many of its stars move on to bigger companies, such as Cesaro, Orange Cassidy, Ricochet, Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno), Kimber Lee, Ruby Riott, Drew Gulak or Johnny Gargano, while continuing to train some of the top indie talents in the country. Their loyal fanbase, the “CHIKARArmy”, embraced the promotion as a true way of life.
CHIKARA was never about one person or one building or any tangible thing.
CHIKARA was about a community, about a spirit I (and many others) spent my entire adult life helping to facilitate, on both sides of the curtain.
When processing this, please try and separate the two.
— Bryce Remsburg (@dabryceisright) June 24, 2020
Pic courtesy of CHIKARA