November 14, 2011
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Main Event at this year's FanFest will be a Fatal Four-Way for the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship. Current KSWA title holder Ali Kaida will defend against the man he beat for the belt (The Latin Assassin), a former 5-time KSWA Champion (Shawn Blanchard) and the Number One contender for the strap (Mitch Napier). At Saturday's fundraiser for Immaculate Conception School in Bloomfield, all four men get a shot at each other before the most highly-anticipated event of the year.
In the Main Event, Shawn Blanchard will take on The Latin Assassin. Blanchard recently fell to his former protege Shane Starr in a Strap Match, so "The Enforcer" will have a chip on his shoulder. The Latin Assassin is still steaming from losing the coveted KSWA title in the first place. In fact, these former friends have proven time and time again that they do not like each other in the least. And with a shot at the KSWA title only a few weeks away, don't expect either Megastar to hold anything back.
The KSWA title is on the line when Ali Kaida takes on Mitch Napier. This 5-star match is the brainchild of KSWA Owner Bobby O. O says that Kaida is still reeling from a near-loss to Jay Flash at the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser earlier this month. If the Number One Contender Napier pulls out a victory here--and Napier has never been better or stronger--the FanFest Main Event would not be in danger. Napier, instead of Kaida, would carry the gold to the Lawrenceville Moose on December 3.
A fantastic 6-man tag team match is in order on Saturday when the KSWA Tag Team Champions--Party Gras team with Jay Flash to take on "Dr. Devastation" Lou Martin and Canadian Perfection. Lord Zoltan and Justin Sane have worked hard to keep their titles, defending against the VIPs, as well as the Canadians--J.P. Goulet and Drew Belanger. Now in six-man competition, the Party gets a little more intense with Flash as their partner. The Canadians couldn't ask for a better veteran leader than Martin. There's always unpredictability when you have Party Gras in the house but the Canadians and Martin might just be the perfect foil for their antics.
The KSWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship is on the line when champion "Ice Man" Tony Johnson defends against "The Drunken Luchadore" Joey Quervo. Before the Krazies think this is going to be a one-way stomp fest, they should take a closer look at Quervo. For six months in 2007-2008, Quervo was one-half of the Tag Team Champions along with La Lucha. In addition, Quervo has been a KSWA Megastar for more years than most others on the roster. He hasn't always had the most stellar win/loss record, and there is the whole being drunk thing, but Quervo is a crafty veteran. Johnson has done a appreciable job with the Jr. Heavyweight Championship. He lost the title to "The King" Del Douglas on the first day of Millvale Days, but immediately won in back the second day of Millvale Days. That irritated "The King" to no end. Johnson has also successfully defended against Alex Arcadian and Shane Starr, just to name two.
The Legion of the Apocalypse's Blood Beast and new acquisition Jonny Axx are scheduled to take on Alex Arcadian and Ric Rumsky, collectively known as the "Best Tag Team Evaaa." The Legion has been on a tear since its formation and growth. Mayor Mystery's brood does not currently possess the Tag Team Championships. The Mayor believes that Beast and Ax are the team to bring home the gold. They will have to go through a duo Krazies regard as one of their all-time favorites. Arcadian will bring the power and Rumsky the hydrokinetic energy to face the KSWA's strongest Megastar in the Blood Beast and one of its most devious in Axx.
And lastly but not least, the Megastars of the Jr. Heavyweight Division will go toe-to-toe in one of the most even-matched matches available: A Battle Royal. Wrestlers weighing 200 pounds and under will be able to compete in this unique event. Usually in a Battle Royal, the biggest wrestler has the most distinct advantage. Here, anyone could win with strategy and more than a little luck.
The KSWA at Immaculate Concept School fundraiser is this Saturday, November 19 at the School at 321 Edmond Street, the Bloomfield neighborhood on Pittsburgh, just off Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $10. Card is subject to change.