Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chikara's King of Trios becoming a women's wrestling paradise

Every few weeks, Chikara has announced a new King of Trios team for this September's incarnation of the event. (This year it has a Pokemon theme.) But today they pulled out one of their biggest units ever.

But first a look back. The first team announced was Team Sendai Girls (a Japanese joshi promotion) team of Cassandra Miyagi and the returning pair of DASH Chisako and Meiko Satomura. The second team announced would represent the SHIMMER promotion as they brought in Candace LeRae, Crazy Mary Dobson and former Chikara regular and SHIMMER champion Madison Eagles.

Today, the roster reveals picked up in a big way. Chikara announced the third team as Team Original Divas Revolution. Most interestingly, it brings too of its talents out of (semi-)retirement to do so.

Image credit: Chikara
Leading up the team is Mickie James, a big name all around the country. Her matches have become fewer since she had a child with Nick "Magnus" Aldis, but she's still an active weekend warrior. She leads two other former WWE heavy hitters.

First up is Lisa Marie Varon, working under the Victoria name for the first time in years. (The WWE trademark is long expired.) She has only appeared for Chikara once in the past as far as I know, and only as a special guest during the Chicago-based Tag World Grand Prix, which I was fortunate to attend live. I even got a picture with the lovely Ms. Varon, so it should be no surprise this news excites me.

But the third figure in the match is even more exciting as Jazz returns to wrestling to team with Mickie and Victoria. Jazz hasn't wrestled regularly for a couple years now, seemingly retiring to spend more time with her husband (the former Rodney Mack) and children.

That is a true power unit of veteran wrestlers and they will surely add tons to the event, even as we await the other thirteen announcements for the event.

Watch the full announcement video below.

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