8/16/2010: CHIKARA has done an excellent job since it's existence doing that one thing that wrestling promotions and wrestlers themselves try to become - and that's something different. To say that CHIKARA has been succeeding would be an understatement. This company is arguably the fastest-growing independent wrestling company in the United States, and it's because they have stuck to their guns and have continued to do what they do best. They're different.
CHIKARA is a company that every aspiring young wrestler wants to be a part of. It's a chance to showcase your abilities in front of some of the most talented performers in the world, and some of the most appreciative fans that there are. To be a part of the Young Lions Cup is not only a great honor, but an excellent opportunity. Just being in this tournament is proof that you have been recognized as one of the standout young guys on the circuit. But to win the thing, that's on a whole other level. You are the best, most promising young guy in the business if you walk away with that trophy. Some people have called me the dark horse in this tournament. I'm about to tell you why I'm the favorite...
Because I am different. Just like CHIKARA, Adam Cole sticks to his guns. I do what works for me, and I believe in what I bring to the table. I don't wear a mask, I am not as athletically gifted as the luchadores that I may face. What I do possess though, is a confidence and belief in myself that many of my peers in this tournament lack. We are all young. We are all hungry. Many are unsure. Not unsure because they don't have the tools, but because they have not been on a stage as big as the Young Lions Cup.
Since I started wrestling, I have been physically and emotionally challeneged everytime I step through those ropes, each challenge bigger than the last. And I have prevailed. The YLC is no different. I intend to walk away as the YLC champion, and I intend to show the CHIKARA fans what I bring to the table.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Xaij3N9CY - Check this out!