After watching night 2 of King of Trios, Chikara sure is a bleak show for a family friendly promotion.
As I said in the secret chat King of Trios is not family friendly but the rest of Chikara is.
Sure, but not even counting KoT, the rest of Chikara has still had about 5 character deaths in 4 months.
As someone mostly unfamiliar with Chikara I found that last segment pretty ridiculous when set against the silliness and geekery of the entire rest of the show. I was at the show and remember most people around me making jokes about the out-of-nowhere seriousness rather than showing concern over the dead? crippled? wrestlers.
Chikara seems OK in general, but are people really into the idea of wrestlers being killed by rather-safe-looking choke slams?
I won't speak for others but I've found the Flood stuff to be a very compelling and the death count has made the story feel like the stakes are a lot higher than the stuff currently going on in WWE. As for the actual killing move, it's all about suspension of disbelief, much like most everything else in wrestling.