April 7, 2014
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
When the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to the road for fundraising action this coming Saturday, April 12, a new era officially begins.
Last Saturday, Bobby O regained ownership of Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling organization when his managerial client, Kaida, made former owner Shawn Blanchard tap out to the Cobra Clutch. Blanchard was so confident that he’d be able to sweep Bobby O inside the squared circle that he put his propriety of the promotion up, as well as the fate of the VIPs.
Now, the most influential quartet ever in Pennsylvania professional wrestling history, is defunct.
Bobby O and the Championship Committee have wasted no time in getting the KSWA back in action. Next week, a “Spring Slam” Battle Royal will feature an opportunity at the Commonwealth’s most prestigious belt: the KSWA World Heavyweight Championship. Participants will rush to the ring and have to toss each other over the top rope at a chance for KSWA gold.
Five Star Champion Bobby Badfingers has already predicted he will win the Battle Royal and the Heavyweight championship. Badfingers, who won the 5-Star Championship in last December’s annual FanFest Gauntlet Match, has also been a Golden Triangle Champion. The self-professed “Baddest Man in the KSWA” has a habit of making Megastars retire instead of facing him. Plus, coming off of a successful title defense against Kris Kash, Badfingers has to be considered a front-runner.
KSWA World Champion and Sharpsburg's own Shane Starr is coming off of a successful title defense against “Nasty” Nick Crane, as well as a tag team match that saw the invading “Mercenaries” fall to the Sharpsburg Shooter and the returning Mitch Napier. Starr has lived up to his promise of lifting the KSWA belt to the sky and to take all challengers. This upcoming challenge will be a daunting task for the still-young KSWA standard bearer.
What role former VIP’s Blanchard, Lou Martin, and KSWA tag team champions Edric Everhart and Tyler Cross will play in the Battle Royal is still yet to be seen. All four have to be considered serious contenders for the Keystone State’s most valuable ten pounds of gold.
Kris Kash, Napier, Kaida, “The King” Del Douglas and even the suddenly-hot Joey Quervo all have to be considered as prime contenders for the opportunity.
April 12ths, fundraiser for Guyasuta of Fox Chapel Youth Football and Cheerleading will be held at Linden Hall, 205 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg. All tickets are $10 and bell time is $7. For more information call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change.