KSWA Top 35 Megastars Of All Time Finds Hall of Famer And Owner At #6
August 31, 2014
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The 6th Top KSWA Megastar of All Time once called himself a “Very Important Person from a Very Important Place.” From the very beginning of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance, this Megastar has been an important cog in an ever-rolling wheel. In his first match on February 18, 2000 he lost to La Lucha at Peabody High School. In his second match he and Skippy Hawke fell short of the KSWA tag team gold, which was held by two other important wrestlers—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin.
On November 18, 2000, Blanchard beat this Megastar and forced him to retire. The closure wouldn’t take. On April 28, 2001 he would become the third man to hold what would later become the most important Single’s title in the Commonwealth. He would hold the title until September 21, 2002. He held the strap for 511 days, the longest reign of its type at the time.
On May 17, 2003 this Megastar and “Big” Mike Malachi won the KSWA Tag Team Championship. It’s interesting to note that they lost them in a second match the very same night. On August 20, 2005 he and Del Douglas won the belts in an interesting manner. Biker Al was paid by the VIPs to bail on his tag team partner La Lucha and the Mexican Megastar was pinned for the loss. On December 3, 2005, the roles were reversed and Douglas lost the tag team belts when his partner retired for a second time.
This Megastar’s retirement would not stay permanent, as he would re-appear for a match here and there. While he was away for a long time, it has always been possible that he was just barely away from the true goings on. Most recently he returned this past January for Battle Bowl. He would not win, but the taste of action must have re-invigorated this always-influential personality.
His career is unique in another fashion. On March 23, 2013 he was the very first KSWA "Original" to be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame. He headlined the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament that year. The rest of the class included George "The Animal" Steele, "Luscious" Johnny Valiant and Studio Wrestling referee Bucky Palermo.
He would later, some would say by nefarious means, gain a portion of ownership in the KSWA. He has immediately made his presence known and the KSWA hasn’t been the same. He is now the Verified Investment Partner. He is Tommy Faime.