King of Trios

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King of Trios is a three-night tournament promoted by the Chikara wrestling promotion. The tournament is a different take on the Tag World Grand Prix event that the company is known for annually promoting; in King of Trios, instead of tag teams, there are trios that will compete in six-man tag team matches to see which of them will advance.

List of winners[edit]

Year Winner
2007 Jigsaw, Mike Quackenbush and Shane Storm
2008 Los Luchadores de Mexico
(Incognito, Lince Dorado and El Pantera)
2009 F.I.S.T.
(Chuck Taylor, Gran Akuma and Icarus)
2010 Bruderschaft des Kreuzes
(Ares, Claudio Castagnoli and Tursas)
2011 The Colony
(Fire Ant, Green Ant and Soldier Ant)
2012 The Spectral Envoy
(Frightmare, Hallowicked and UltraMantis Black)
2014 The Devastation Corporation
(Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch and Max Smashmaster)
2015 TBD

2007[edit]

(From left to right) Mike Quackenbush, Shane Storm and Jigsaw, the 2007 King of Trios.

All in all, sixteen trios competed in the tournament, making for a total of forty-eight competitors. The tournament marked the 2007 season premiere of the promotion. The three nights of the 2007 tournament took place on February 16, 2007 in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, February 17 in Barnesville, Pennsylvania, and February 18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2][3] Nobutaka Moribe was originally scheduled to be a part of Team DDT, but had to be replaced by MASAMUNE, after getting stuck in traffic.[1]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
February 16 and 17
Quarter-finals
February 16 and 17
Semifinals
February 18
Finals
February 18
               
Los Ice Creams Pin
Neo–Solar Temple  18:35 [1]
Los Ice Creams Pin
Kings of Wrestling  10:16 [1]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
Team USA  09:18 [1]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
Kaientai Dojo  14:35 [3]
Sweeney/Ryder/Ellis Pin
Iron Saints  12:19 [1]
Iron Saints Pin
Kaientai Dojo  17:43 [1]
Kaientai Dojo Pin
Team DDT  17:04 [1]
Kaientai Dojo Pin
Quack/ShaneSaw  23:05 [3]
Team PWG Pin
Mucha Lucha  14:06 [2]
Mucha Lucha Pin
Hallowicked/Cheech/Cloudy  11:04 [2]
The Colony Pin
Hallowicked/Cheech/Cloudy  10:15 [2]
Mucha Lucha Pin
Quack/ShaneSaw  14:45 [3]
Team IWS Pin
Quack/ShaneSaw  13:54 [2]
Quack/ShaneSaw Pin
Team TNA  24:52 [2]
BLKOUT Pin
Team TNA  17:43 [2]

2008[edit]

Lince Dorado, one third of the 2008 King of Trios, along with Incognito and El Pantera.

The 2008 King of Trios Tournament was held February 29, and March 1 and 2, 2008 at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[4][5][6] The tournament featured 28 teams, up from the 16 of 2007. Team Dr. Keith was originally scheduled to comprise Brodie Lee and the Olsen Twins (Colin Olsen and Jimmy Olsen), but Colin was forced to pull out of the event after signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. His replacement was decided by a random draw.[4] Los Ice Creams' third partner was decided in similar fashion.[5]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
February 29 and March 1
Second round
February 29 and March 1
Quarter-finals
March 2
Semifinals
March 2
Finals
March 2
 Glacier/Los Ice Creams Pin  
 Los Luchadores de Mexico  13:29 [5]      Los Luchadores de Mexico Pin  
 The F1rst Family Pin      Team IWS  21:37 [5]  
 Team IWS  15:35 [5]        Los Luchadores de Mexico Pin  
 Team Egypt Pin      Quack/Storm/Skayde  19:06 [6]  
 Quack/Storm/Skayde  14:22 [4]      Quack/Storm/Skayde Pin  
 Dr. Keith Pin      Team WTF  12:47 [4]  
 Team WTF  14:11 [4]        Los Luchadores de Mexico Pin  
 The Colony Pin      The Colony  13:10 [6]  
 Team El Dorado  13:44 [7]      The Colony Pin  
 Las Chivas Rayadas Pin      Las Chivas Rayadas  11:23 [4]  
 Team ROH  11:21 [4]      The Colony Pin
 F.I.S.T. Pin      F.I.S.T.  12:49 [6]  
 Sweet 'n' Sour, Inc.  11:47 [5]      F.I.S.T. Pin  
 Da Soul Touchaz Pin      Da Soul Touchaz  13:09 [5]  
 Team BSE  13:31 [5]        Los Luchadores de Mexico  14:45 [6]
          BLKOUT Sub
          BLKOUT Pin
 Kaiju's Sea Amigos Pin      Neo–Solar Temple  09:08 [4]  
 Neo–Solar Temple  05:24 [7]      BLKOUT Pin
 The Southern Saints Pin      Team DDT  13:44 [6]  
 Team DDT  10:26 [5]      Team DDT Pin  
          Team AZW  09:20 [5]  
          BLKOUT DQ  
          The Golden Trio  10:32 [6]  
          The Golden Trio Sub       
 Team IPW:UK Sub      Team IPW:UK  16:05 [4]       
 The Naptown Dragons  12:30 [4]      The Golden Trio Pin
 The Fabulous Three Pin      The Fabulous Three  12:40 [6]  
 Team Stranglehold  10:18 [5]      The Fabulous Three Pin
          Team WWF  10:06 [5]  
      

2009[edit]

(From left to right) Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Gran Akuma of F.I.S.T., the 2009 King of Trios.

The 2009 King of Trios tournament took place over March 27, 28 and 29 at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[8][9][10] This tournament had 16 teams due to the financial troubles of last year (down from the 28 of last year). The Cold Front was originally scheduled to comprise Al Snow, Iceberg and Glacier, but Iceberg couldn't make it to the show and was replaced by a random draw.[11]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
March 27
Quarter-finals
March 28
Semifinals
March 29
Finals
March 29
               
The Cold Front 2.0 Pin
The UnStable  26:22 [8]
The UnStable Pin
Da Soul Touchaz 8:40[9]
Da Soul Touchaz Pin
Team CZW 14:56[8]
The UnStable Pin
Team Uppercut  15:17 [10]
Incoherence Pin
Masters of 1,000 Holds 16:43[8]
Masters of 1,000 Holds Pin
Team Uppercut  33:35 [9]
The Roughnecks Sub
Team Uppercut 20:38[8]
Team Uppercut Sub
F.I.S.T.  11:09 [10]
Team DDT Sub
The Future is Now 19:39[8]
The Future is Now Pin
The Osirian Portal 17:53[9]
The Osirian Portal Pin
Team PWG 16:29[8]
The Future is Now Pin
F.I.S.T. 13:31[10]
The Death Match Kings Pin
F.I.S.T. 12:01[8]
F.I.S.T. Pin
The F1rst Family 15:03[9]
The F1rst Family Pin
Team EPIC WAR 11:43[8]

2010[edit]

(From left to right) Claudio Castagnoli, Tursas and Ares of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes, the 2010 King of Trios.

The 2010 King of Trios tournament took place April 23, 24 and 25 at The Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[7] Like the previous year, 16 teams entered the tournament. The team of Aeroform and Johnny Gargano earned the final spot in the tournament by winning Absolute Intense Wrestling's 16-team Jack of All Trios tournament, held on April 9 and 10.[12] Team Delicioso was originally scheduled to consist of Cassandro, El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr., but Cassandro was forced to withdraw from the tournament, after breaking his leg at Ring of Honor's The Big Bang! pay-per-view on April 3. He announced on a blog on Chikara's official website that he had hand-picked his replacement as opposed to letting it be decided by a random draw.[13] On April 9 Curry Man was revealed as the replacement.[14] Originally Team Mexico (Jorge "Skayde" Rivera, Turbo and Valiente) was scheduled to enter the tournament, but on April 22 the company announced that both Valiente and Turbo were off the event and that as a result they were severing all ties with Rivera, who was in charge of bringing the two to the event and who reportedly tried to hold the company up for more money, despite failing to deliver Valiente and Turbo, who had already taken bookings elsewhere for the weekend.[15] Their replacement trio, who ended up being the team of The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian) and Sara Del Rey, was decided at the event by a random draw.[16]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
April 23
Quarter-finals
April 24
Semifinals
April 25
Finals
April 25
               
The UnStable Pin
Team Osaka Pro 09:55[7]
Team Osaka Pro Pin
F.I.S.T. 14:27[7]
F.I.S.T. Pin
The Throwbacks 13:43[7]
Team Osaka Pro Pin
The Colony 08:58[7]
The F1rst Family Sub
Dorado/Sanchez/Donst 18:40[7]
Dorado/Sanchez/Donst Sub
The Colony 18:51[7]
The Colony Pin
Aeroform/Gargano 14:10[7]
The Colony Pin
Ares/Castagnoli/Tursas 13:30[7]
Ares/Castagnoli/Tursas Pin
Osirian Portal/Del Rey 11:01[7]
Ares/Castagnoli/Tursas Pin
Team Perros del Mal 09:46[7]
Team Perros del Mal Pin
Team Delicioso 15:50[7]
Ares/Castagnoli/Tursas Pin
Team BJW 14:12[7]
The Future is Now Pin
The Jackson 3 19:24[7]
The Future is Now Pin
Team BJW 13:35[7]
Team BJW Sub
Team Frightning 11:12[7]

2011[edit]

(From left to right) Soldier Ant, Fire Ant and Green Ant of The Colony, the 2011 King of Trios.

The 2011 King of Trios tournament took place April 15, 16 and 17 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[17][18] As in the two previous years, 16 teams entered the tournament.[17] The tournament marked the first time all scheduled participants were able to make it to the shows. The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Chikara Wrestle Factory graduate Alex Whybrow, better known as Larry Sweeney, who died on April 11, 2011. The whole tournament was released on DVD by Smart Mark Video on April 18, less than 24 hours after its conclusion.[19]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
April 15
Quarter-finals
April 16
Semifinals
April 17
Finals
April 17
               
Dragon Gate Pin
Spectral Envoy 13:34[7]
Dragon Gate Pin
Osirian Portal 21:08[7]
¡3.0lé! Pin
Osirian Portal 18:12[7]
Osirian Portal Pin
The Colony 16:01[7]
The Colony Pin
Batiri/Bodhi 16:32[7]
The Colony Sub
BDK 13:05[7]
BDK Pin
Da Soul Touchaz 11:23[7]
The Colony Pin
F.I.S.T. 20:51[7]
Australia Pin
F.I.S.T. 11:13[7]
F.I.S.T. Pin
Osaka Pro 19:15[7]
The Throwbacks Pin
Osaka Pro 17:04[7]
F.I.S.T. Pin
Michinoku Pro 16:13[7]
Michinoku Pro Pin
Minnesota 22:51[7]
Michinoku Pro Pin
Jigsaw/Toyota/Quackenbush 21:28[7]
Jigsaw/Toyota/Quackenbush Pin
Red/Maximos 10:11[7]

2012[edit]

Frightmare (back left), Hallowicked (front left) and UltraMantis Black (right) of the Spectral Envoy, the 2012 King of Trios.

The 2012 King of Trios tournament took place September 14, 15 and 16 in Easton, Pennsylvania.[20][21] The tournament featured the first ever all-female trios, representing the Japanese JWP Joshi Puroresu and Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling promotions. Submission Squad (Davey Vega, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay and Pierre Abernathy) was originally scheduled to become the first quartet in the history of King of Trios, but were unable to make the event due to "travel issues". They were replaced by the team of Mihara, The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger and Tito Santana, a team decided supposedly by a random draw.[22] Submission Squad did however show up later that night and attempted to force their way into the arena. They were subsequently turned away and thrown out.[23]

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
September 14
Quarter-finals
September 15
Semifinals
September 16
Finals
September 16
               
Osaka Pro Pin
F.I.S.T. 21:02[7]
F.I.S.T. Sub
JWP 12:59[7]
JWP Sub
The Throwbacks 12:42[7]
F.I.S.T. Pin
The Spectral Envoy 11:53[7]
3.0 and Akuma Pin
The Batiri 11:08[7]
The Batiri Pin
The Spectral Envoy 11:41[7]
The Spectral Envoy Pin
Mihara/Stranger/Santana 16:28[7]
The Spectral Envoy Sub
Ring of Honor 20:28[7]
Jigsaw/Toyota/Quackenbush Pin
The Swarm 14:34[7]
Jigsaw/Toyota/Quackenbush Pin
Sendai Girls 12:43[7]
The Colony Pin
Sendai Girls 12:30[7]
Sendai Girls Pin
Ring of Honor 10:16[7]
Faces of Pain Pin
Ring of Honor 12:42[7]
Ring of Honor Pin
Extreme Trio 21:27[7]
Team WWF Pin
Extreme Trio 20:50[7]

2014[edit]

(Left) Max Smashmaster and (right) Blaster McMassive of the Devastation Corporation, the 2014 King of Trios.

The 2014 King of Trios tournament took place September 19, 20 and 21 in Easton, Pennsylvania.[24] The streams of each night were available on demand 10 hours after the conclusion of each. On September 23, the entire tournament was released on Blu-Ray for the first time.

Teams
Tournament bracket
First round
September 19
Quarter-finals
September 20
Semifinals
September 21
Finals
September 21
               
BDK3 Pin
3peck0 [25]
3peck0 Sub
Gekido [25]
KE4TPG Sub
Gekido [25]
3peck0 Pin
Devastation Corporation [25]
Team UK Pin
The Bloc Party [25]
Team UK Pin
Devastation Corporation [25]
Team Extravaganza Pin
Devastation Corporation [25]
Devastation Corporation Pin
The Golden Trio [25]
The Flood Pin
The Spectral Envoy [25]
The Flood Pin
The Colony [25]
The Colony: Xtreme Force Pin
The Colony [25]
The Flood Sub
The Golden Trio [25]
Kizarny & his Odditorium Pin
The Spirit Squad [25]
The Spirit Squad Sub
The Golden Trio [25]
LAX Pin
The Golden Trio [25]

2015[edit]

The 2015 King of Trios tournament is scheduled to take place September 4, 5 and 6 in Easton, Pennsylvania.[26][27]

Teams

DVDs[edit]

2007
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2007 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2007 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2007 – Night 3
2008
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2008 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2008 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2008 – Night 3
2009
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2009 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2009 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2009 – Night 3
2010
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2010 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2010 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2010 – Night 3
2011
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2011 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2011 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2011 – Night 3
2012
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2012 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2012 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2012 – Night 3
2014
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2014 – Night 1
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2014 – Night 2
  • Chikara: King of Trios 2014 – Night 3

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