Chikara a independent promotion has been doing incredibly dense storylines for years and they are only getting more insane, Here is an example.
Eddie Kingston's Backfist to the Future, for some reason, actually backfists Archibald Peck (and Peck only) to the future.
It happened for the first time in his first match in the promotion,
which was against Kingston. He claimed that the backfist sent him to
2015, where he found the CHIKARA Almanac, and then upon returning to
the past used the info to his benefit...until it stopped working. He
theorized at that point that he had irrevocably changed the timeline.
This was all we heard about it for a year or so.
Fast forward to last year's Chikarasaurus Rex iPPV. Peck (in Mixed
Martial Archie persona) and Colt Cabana are teaming against Mr.
Touchdown and Dasher Hatfield in a Loser Leaves Town match. During the
match, MMA brawls backstage, and eventually re-emerges as Mixed
Martial Archie. At the time this was presumed to be merely a Faces of
Foley-esque costume change. That assumption was woefully inaccurate.
Peck lost the fall. He then had to leave town, and we saw a series of
vignettes on the CHIKARA Office YouTube Channel about Peck wandering
the world, ending up in Parts Unknown.
MEANWHILE, someone new debuted for CHIKARA called the Mysterious and
Handsome Stranger. It was clearly Peck under a mask, and eventually he
was unmasked, and forced to leave CHIKARA due to the stips of the
Loser Leaves Town match.
HOWEVER, his legal representative Barrister R.D. Evans presented a
case to Wink Vavasseur to get Peck re-instated. As it turns out, the
Mysterious and Handsome Stranger was NOT the Peck that lost the fall
at C-Rex. When MMA went backstage at C-Rex, he got in a brawl with
Kingston and got backfisted again. This sent him back to 1885 where he
learned cowboy ways, and then eventually got backfisted back to the
future, and returned to CHIKARA as the Stranger.
The Peck that DID re-emerge from the curtain at C-Rex and then
wandered off into Parts Unknown was revealed to be a future version of
Peck, backfisted back to the date of C-Rex 2012 from some point in May
2013. Sure enough, when the re-instated Peck fought Eddie Kingston last month at the Tag World Grand Prix event, Kingston backfisted him,
the lights went out, and he was gone. Gone back to C-Rex to emerge
from the curtain and get pinned and wander off into Parts Unknown. But
he was also BACK as well, in the balcony, observing his own
past/future AFTER having returned from Parts Unknown. If that makes
In diagram form his existence throughout time looks like this