- CHRIS HERO
WEIGHT: 232 lbs.
TRAINERS: Les Thatcher, Dory Funk Jr., Ian Rotten, Tracey Smothers, Dave Taylor, William Regal, Fit Finlay, Skayde
DEBUT: September 12th 1998
THEME MUSIC: It's A Bird, It's A Plane - Ralph Cardell
The CHIKARA vs. KOW war continued into 2006, with Hero and Claudio winning the Campeonatos de Parejas in the final Tag World Grand Prix, gloating right in front of Quackenbush, watching from the Eagle's Nest, frustrated (he was out injured at the time). When Quackenbush returned, he formed an effective trio with Jigsaw and Shane Storm to try and take out the Kings, but, ultimately, the stable destroyed themselves. Hero and Castagnoli succesfully defeated challengers such as Yago & MIYAWAKI and the North Star Express, but lost the belts to - yes - Akuma and Icarus. It was after this match that Hero snapped, ordering his students to attack Castagnoli, kicking him out of the group. Hero would not be seen in CHIKARA again until March of 2007, returning from a Japanese tour with Pro Wrestling NOAH, and he returned with renewed confidence, promising to make a singles impact once again. He did this with wins over Ricochet, Hallowicked, and finally Castagnoli, who he defeated at Rey de Voladores after interference from ROH running buddy "Sweet 'N Sour" Larry Sweeney. As a result of this, Castagnoli was forced to rejoin the Kings. However, following this, it appeared that the Kings divided into two groups: Akuma, Icarus and Chuck Taylor, and Hero, Claudio and Sweeney. Civil war has occurred within the Kings of Wrestling.