by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer, Wrestling Journalist
September 25, 2009
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance travels to the near North Hills on Saturday, September 26 to “Drop-Kick Diabetes.”
The fundraiser for local man Bill Stipetich will feature a Main Event between North Hills native “Big” Mike Malachi and “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin, a founding member of the VIP's.
Big Mike has recently re-embraced his Pittsburgh roots after a few years of being a lynch-pin of the International Thugs. He faces Martin, as diabolical a grappler that the KSWA has ever employed.
In other action, Del Douglas, who failed to defend his “King of Millvale” Battle Royal last weekend, is irate. He is set to take on La Lucha, the “Mayor of Mexico.” La Lucha, who is struggling mightily in the win column in 2009, looks to even things up against Douglas. The two battled in single's action during Millvale Days, with Douglas coming out on top. This entire year has been a difficult one for La Lucha—a one-time Golden Triangle, multiple-time tag team and one-time KSWA World Championship. Douglas, meanwhile has never been better and he hopes to dominate La Lucha again.
Tag Team competitors Ric Rumsky and Vinnie Stone, as well as “The Drunken Luchadore” Joey Quervo are set to take on the unusual team of The Great Toyota, Bulldozer (with Gentleman Joe Perri) and the Blood Beast. Blood Beast has been reeling since losing the Tag Team titles with The Latin Assassin. In fact, Beast has been seen talking with Perri in recent weeks. That poses the question: “could Perri add the imposing Blood Beast to his ever-increasing and impressive stable?
Perri already holds the Great Toyota's vis and KSWA contract and is actively looking for an addition with Blood Beast's pedigree. Perri foresees a team of Bulldozer and Beast as dominators for years to come. Who knows if that is really in the cards.
Meanwhile, Rumsky and Stone are coming off of a 24-hour reign as Tag Team Champions. The duo is hoping to wear the belts once again, and need to get back into the winning pay window again. They hope to do that with the resilient Quervo at their side.
Speaking of The Latin Assassin, the Bronx, New York resident is riding high, despite the Tag Team loss. He will take on Alex Aracadian in one-on-one competition. This match has a chance to be a show-stealer. Latin and Arcadian were extremely entertaining when they faced off as part of Tag Team action over the past year. Arcadian is back after a lengthy break and Latin is at the top of his game.
KSWA Heavyweight Champion “The Enforcer” Shawn Blanchard will accept the challenge of Justin Sane. Blanchard, the 5-time champion, defends against the veteran Sane. The match should showcase the skills of two long-time stalwarts who know each other very well. Could Sane upset Blanchard in the North Hills? Blanchard, who won one-half of the Tag Team Championship with Lou Martin last weekend, could be distracted, thus giving Sane a better-than-expected chance to wear the big gold.
The Golden Triangle Championship is on the line when champion Kris Kash puts his title on the line against his one-time friend and tag team partner Shane Starr. Kash has been battling smaller guys in the recent months and Shane Starr, a member of the VIPs, is looking for retribution for losing the tag championship at Millvale Days. Perhaps Starr is looking for a way to get back into the good graces of the VIPs. Winning the Golden Triangle Championship could mean that the VIPs have control over all of the KSWA gold.
In a Special Attraction Match, Double-A Anthony Alexander will face off with rookie Mitch Napier. Some say that the Mitch Napier/Kris Kash match was the highlight of the Liedertafel event a few weeks ago, and Double-A asked for the match. This could be great opportunity for Napier to impress the former KSWA Champion. The Sioux Falls, Iowa technical standout taking on the Hollywood, California strong man would make for an outstanding feature.
“Drop Kick Diabetes,” a family-friendly live wrestling event is set for the Ross Township Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the event begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $10. The event will also feature an “over the top” Chinese auction. Card is subject to change. Call 412-726-1762 or go to www.kswa.net for more information.