Chikara Wrestle Factory
 
Wrestle Factory History






Chikara Wrestle Factory was founded in January, 2002 by Mike Quackenbush and Reckless Youth. After the debut of their first class of students that May, and the birth of the CHIKARA promotion, Reckless departed the company. Quackenbush trained the second through fifth classes of students by himself, before recruiting Chris Hero to assist him in the summer of 2004. Hero relocated to Pennsylvania to accept the position as co-trainer, and teach at the Allentown-based facility.

In March of 2005, Chikara Wrestle Factory moved from Allentown to Philadelphia, supplanting the existing CZW school at the New Alhambra (former ECW Arena.) The staff of the Wrestle Factory is periodically augmented by guest instructors, most notably Skayde of the Toryumon in years past, and currently by legendary luchador El Pantera.

In March of 2007, Chikara Wrestle Factory separated from the CZW training facility, and the Wrestle Factory is the only school currently housed at the New Alhambra. In October of 2007, Claudio Castagnoli was promoted from his role as guest trainer to head trainer, alongside Quackenbush, to aid in the training of the ninth class of students.

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