by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer, Wrestling Journalist
July 21, 2009
In recent months, the state of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) World Heavyweight Championship and the World Tag Team Championships have garnered most of the attention from the Krazies and experts alike. Meanwhile, the KSWA's prestigious Golden Triangle Championship has also been on a ruckus ride.
Ever since Kris Kash upset the Afghani Assault Weapon, Ali Kaida, for the title, he has put it on the line. In an already infamous contest, Kash lost the belt to “The King” Del Douglas at the Obey House on June 27, only to regain the strap less than a week later at the Independence Day celebration at Arsenal Park.
“King” Del Douglas has been one of the most steadfast wrestlers in the KSWA locker room. Once a nondescript, yet-physically-gifted grappler, Douglas has really found his calling in recent years. His ascent up the KSWA ladder started with his extraordinary success at Millvale Days. Douglas has never not won the King of Millvale Battle Royal.
Douglas earned gold the first time at the Obey House's Backyard Brawl the hard way. He was victorious in an over-the-top-rope Battle Royal earlier on the 27th. As stipulation of that match, Douglas received a shot at Kash's title. And he took advantage of it, thanks to a handful of Kash's ring attire.
Uproarious in victory, the King paraded around Millvale with the Golden Triangle Championship as if it was the Stanley Cup. However, unlike Lord Stanley's Trophy, King Douglas didn't allow any Millvale denizens to get anywhere near the gold. A child's hand was even reportedly slapped when she got too close to the strap at Subway.
Kash, still one of the youngest and slightest of build within the KSWA locker room, continues to win fans over with his gritty heart and determination. Once primarily a Tag Team wrestler with one-time friend Shane Starr (of the Lost Boys), Kash has become a thorn in the side of many Megastars, most notably the aforementioned Ali Kaida. Kash has taken on all comers for the Golden Triangle Championship.
The battle for the strap at the Obey House was intense from the beginning. Douglas, like Kash, isn't one of the true heavyweights within the KSWA, but “The King” has had his go-rounds with larger athletes like Anthony Alexander. Kash, as well, has had success with leverage against Big Mike Malachi and others.
Matched well with size, the two relied on their own specific strengths: Kash—the quick, high-flyer—and Douglas—the brawler. Both used their arsenal of moves and maneuvers, until Douglas got the controversial victory.
At Arsenal Park on the day before Independence Day, the rematch between Kash and the King lead off the event. More than 250 fans were filing around the ring when the combatants came to the ring. Fans ringside got to witness all of the chops, slaps, kicks, punches and technical moves they've come to expect of the opponents. Kash's top rope dive onto Douglas near the assembled Krazies was a highlight of the match. But one, two, three in the middle of the ring, Kash was successful and became a two-time Golden Triangle Champion.
What's next for these two Megastars? Only matches in the months ahead can determine that future.