iNDIES, iNTERNATIONAL, & THE uNDERGROUND – 09.23.2018: The Once And Future Kings

The Hero and the Swiss Superman once ruled the kingdom with iron fists. It is time for the Kings to reunite and reclaim their land.

By Michael Melchor, Executive Editor


Okay, it’s been long enough.

Hell, it’s been so long that one guy left and came back a couple years later. And still nothing!

A travesty, especially we have both guys right there. On different brands, granted, but still.

Another travesty that one guy has been in the “developmental” (read: “indie darling”) brand since the first time he was there. But that’s another discussion for another time.

As for now, one of the most dominant teams that ever hit the independent scene is sitting right under WWE’s nose.

Takeshi Morishima and Atsushi Aoki v the Kings of Wrestling

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Unused. Unutilized. Hungry for conquest.

A team that held the CZW World Tag Team Championships, JCW Tag Team Championships, CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas, and Ring Of Honor World Tag Team Championships. Hell, at one point they held three of those titles at the same time!

The aforementioned ROH World Tag Team Championships? They held for one day shy of a year in 2010 and were voted the Tag Team of the Year in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards.

Everywhere they went, they ran roughshod. For two bigger guys, they could move. They had a killer instinct second to none and we’re so fluid they may as well have been one person.

The athleticism of the Rock & Roll Express, the precision of the Midnight Express and the mean streak of the Horsemen in a package nearly as big as The Skyscrapers.

No one could touch them at their peak. The Kings Reigned Supreme Over Nearly Everybody.

And then they split. One signed with WWE and impressed with his skills. So much that, ironically enough, he’s in a different team with one of the veterans.

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user Miguel Discart used under Creative Commons License

The Hero, meanwhile, waited for the opportunity to join his partner. And finally did. Then he was let go before he could make it to cable television. And brought back. And still hasn’t made it to cable television.

Which is ridiculous. If both guys were “just good wrestlers” who needed to learn the television side, then I get it. That’s (theoretically) the point of the “developmental” brand.

But the one that’s stuck there doesn’t need it. He’s ready for prime time. Ready to shine on his own, if that’s how it’s to be.

But he’s more than capable of shining as part of a team. The right team. The team he ruled the sport with as one of is members.

The other has his own team at the moment. One that started out leaving fans scratching their heads but has grown on the audience. There’s nothing wrong with this team other than it’s the wrong one.

The Hero needs to finally make his presence felt on cable television. And join up with the Swiss Superman.

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user Materialscientist used under Creative Commons License

But what of the team the Swiss Superman is already on?

Exactly. What of it? There’s speculation his partner may have to retire. If not, it’s a natural feud waiting to happen.

However it happening is immaterial. There are several ways to transition away from The Bar and take back the throne. Fantasy book it to your heart’s content.

As long as the end result is the same. That the Hero and the Swiss Superman are reunited and raising hell.

On whichever show, because that doesn’t matter, either. Red or Blue, Cuz or Blood, it just don’t matter, suckers dive for their lives when their offense scatters.

Because no matter which brand they’re assigned to, the Kings will rule the domain. As they have, so should they again.

The Kings deserve a Hero’s Welcome into WWE. Where they should dominate fresh competition. With weapons such as the Ricola Bomb. In some of the greatest battles the kingdom would ever witness.

Because the Kings would Reign Supreme Over Nearly Everybody.

The Hero, Kassius Ohno, deserves to be brought up.

The Swiss Superman, Cesaro, deserves to conquer new lands with a familiar partner.

The Kings of Wrestling deserve to reunite, dominate and raise hell inside of a WWE ring.

And provide us lowly subjects with some of the greatest tag matches we’d ever witness on the big stage.

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user FreddiusMercurium used under Creative Commons License


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