KSWA Top 35 Of All Time Features A Terror Turned Hero At #7
August 31, 2014
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The 7th Top KSWA Megastar of All Time has always made the most of his opportunities. His very first match was a shot at the KSWA World Heavyweight Title, which was then held by “Big” Mike Malachi on February 1, 2003. An immigrant, he would immediately feud with La Lucha—the promotion’s most popular migrant of all time. His first “Boot Camp Match” would be against another popular Megastar, Bosco Baracus on January 24, 2004. A sizable athlete always well over 270 lbs., he was always in heavy-hitting battles. He would win championships along the way, but FanFest quickly became a launching point.
In the very first FanFest in 2005, he was defeated by Lou Martin, who defended the KSWA World Heavyweight Champion. By the next year, he and his International Thugs tag team cohort Malachi held onto the KSWA Tag Team Championship against Kris Kash and Shane Starr. In 2007, “IT” lost the straps to La Lucha and Joey Quervo, the “Mexican Connection.” At FanFest 2008 he challenged “Double A” Anthony Alexander for the state’s most prestigious prize on what would quickly become the Commonwealth’s most revered stage. In front of an ever-increasing crowd, Alexander held off this Megastar in a Boot Camp Match. In 2009, he and Malachi had split ranks and wrestled to a no contest.
The Latin Assassin defeated this Megastar and retained the KSWA World Title in 2010. By 2011’s FanFest, he had earned the belt but lost it to Mitch Napier in a Fatal Four-Way. In 2012 he lost to Jack Massacre in a spectacular match. In 2013, he was on the losing end of a complex Four Corners Match. While his win-loss record at FanFest hasn’t been unblemished, he is an anchor to that spectacle.
It was around January, 2006 when then-manager “Gentleman” Joe Perri unveiled “IT,” the mega-watted team of International Thugs. This wrestler, Malachi and Baracus were the initial members, all under Perri’s leadership. They promised to dominate the tag team division and even took aim at Single’s gold as well. When they won the tag belts, they held onto them for more than a year.
On February 21, 2009 this Megastar would beat La Lucha for the Golden Triangle Championship but would only hold onto it for a short while.
In 2010 he would win the “King of the Hill” Battle Royal in Millvale.
On July 9, 2011 he would achieve a goal few thought possible: he won the KSWA World Heavyweight Championship after a long feud with The Latin Assassin. He would successfully defend the belt against the likes of Jay Flash, Mitch Napier and Kris Kash.
He would hold onto the strap until FanFest on December 3, 2011, where he’d lose it in a Fatal Four Way, despite never being pinned for the loss.
Since that time he would battle Diamond Dave Diamond in a Headbanger’s Brawl and he was a major part of the Legion of the Apocalypse quartet. However, recently the long-agitated Megastar had a change of heart and began to stand up for Bobby O and other good guys. At Heatwave Havoc, 2013 he saved the owner from a VIP beat-down.
On February 22, 2014 he reunited with Malachi to win a tag match over Martin and The Blood Beast. And probably in the single biggest match of his career, on March 29, 2013 he served as a client of KSWA Owner Bobby O’s and defeated Shawn Blanchard in the ring with the company’s ownership on the line. He is Kaida.