Top 35 KSWA Megastars Of All Time Features Some Of Mayor Mystery’s Influences, Promising Youngsters & Steely Veterans
August 14, 2014
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
Some wrestlers have the gift of talking into a microphone, while some don’t. Some don’t need to speak for themselves as managers usually fill that bill, while others verbally blister anyone in their path.
There are managers like the Mayor of Parts Unknown, Mayor Mystery, who leave their unmistakable mark by grooming a wrestler for success.
Some on this portion of the list are remarkable by their technical prowess in the ring while others leave fans awestruck by their power and ability to intimidate.
The 25th Top KSWA Megastar of All Time is the greatest Instigator in the history of the promotion. While this Megastar may not have the best win-loss record ever recorded, he almost always makes a statement. In the early months of 2013 he set his sights on the veteran Latin Assassin. He poked fun at the former KSWA World Champion and started a defining feud in both Megastar’s career. While Latin defeated this foe in both May and June of 2013, the second match was a tag team contest in which, after a post-match attack, the former champion was sidelined, maybe for good. Had this wrestler not missed a lot of events in recent years, he would assuredly be higher on this list. In January of 2014, he earned a shot at the KSWA World Heavyweight Championship, and he may be physically and psychologically peaking for the opportunity. He is J-Ru.
The 24th Top KSWA Megastar of All Time has really improved his game since losing his first match to “The Drunken Luchadore” Joey Quervo on July 24, 2010. It would be nearly a year before he tasted victory as he and Drew Belanger beat Kris Kash and Shane Starr in tag team action. This Megastar would win some and lose some over the next year but would build a resume and confidence. He and his frequent tag team partner would leave Pittsburgh wrestling in March, 2012. They would return as orange-mask-wearing muscle for the VIPs. It would later be announced that the new Tyler Cross and this Megastar were new members of the KSWA’s most exclusive stable. Cross and this wrestler would win the KSWA World Titles and defend them several times before recently losing them. He is Edric Everhart.
The 23rd Top KSWA Megastar of All Time has been a frequent champion including a stint as the Golden Triangle Champion from April 28 to September 14, 2012. He was also uniquely paired with The Latin Assassin with two runs as the KSWA Tag Team Champions in 2008. His first match was a loss against Zero on April 1, 2006, but matchmakers liked his size and remarkable strength, so he was vaulted to a match with Anthony Alexander for the Golden Triangle Championship on May 6, 2006 and Shawn Blanchard for the KSWA World Title on June 10, 2006. Early boos from the Krazies actually started to turn to cheers. On May 3, 2008 he and The Latin Assassin won their first tag team championship. They would successfully defend against the International Thugs and Biker Al and Vinnie Stone. They would lose the straps and then win them back again before losing to the VIPs. He would return to the dark side and help form the Mayor Mystery-led Legion of the Apocalypse. Since that squad dissolved, he is still trying to find his next direction, but for a while from 2008-2012, he was a feared combatant. He is The Blood Beast.
The 22nd Top KSWA Megastar of All Time is one of the top young stars in the KSWA. On June 6, 2009 he shocked the organization by defeating the ultra-popular La Lucha. He would battle and defeat established Megastars like Joey Quervo and The Great Toyota in one-on-one competition. He’d also participate in tag team matches against the Vinnie Stone, Ric Rumsky, Alex Arcadian and others. He would battle all, mostly much smaller contenders in those formative years, but on May 1, 2010 he lost a Slam Match Challenge against “Big” Mike Malachi. He would leave the KSWA for nearly 2 ˝ years. When he returned in Battle Bowl V on January 12, 2013, the KSWA was electric. On June 15, 2013 he would team with J-Ru to battle The Latin Assassin and Jack Massacre. This Megastar would attack Latin and put him on the shelf to this very day. Along with his manager, Mayor Mystery, he would win a shot at the KSWA World Championship but not defeat Shane Starr. He achieved a self-proclaimed 7-year dream by winning the Golden Triangle Championship on June 28, 2014. He is Bull Dozer.
The 21st Top KSWA Megastar of All Time has a remarkable distinction. At 7-feet-tall and more than 365 lbs., he is the largest professional wrestler to ever wrestle for an independent organization in the vast, rich history of Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling scene. He made his debut on August 13, 2011. He would wrestle in tag team matches against Mayor Mystery’s Legion of the Apocalypse throughout 2011 and 2012. On March 24, 2012 he and Kris Kash nearly won the KSWA Tag Team Championship at the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament, but “The King” Del Douglas and The Jester bested them in the finals of the tournament. The KSWA Championship Committee rewarded his success with opportunities for the KSWA World Title held by Lou Martin. In two highly-respected matches, he nearly upset the Champion. Always a fan favorite (Krazies frequently tail-gate before Massacre matches), he has defeated many of the most powerful Megastars in the KSWA. He returned from a long absence to team with “Big” Mike Malachi to win the KSWA World Tag Team Championship on May 31, 2014. The team was immortalized on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. True story. He is Jack Massacre.
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