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 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] 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  
   Spectral Envoy 11:53[7]  
 3.0 and Akuma Pin  
 The Batiri 11:08[7]  
   The Batiri Pin
 
   Spectral Envoy 11:41[7]  
 Spectral Envoy Pin
 Mihara/Stranger/Santana 16:28[7]  
   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]

The 2014 King of Trios tournament is scheduled to take place September 19, 20, and 21 in Easton, Pennsylvania.[24]

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

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