Tag Team Division Now In Focus, Might Kaida Suplex Himself To KSWA's Top Gold?
September 29, 2015
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to action on Saturday with the most prestigious tag team championship in all of the Commonwealth firmly in the cross-hairs.
The current and reigning KSWA tag team champions—Jack Massacre and “Big” Mike Malachi—will face one of their most diabolical foes in The Mercenaries—“Nasty” Nick Crane and Sniper. The teams met on September 18 in Millvale as part of that borough’s community days; however, the KSWA Championship Committee thought that the Mercenaries loss to “Big and Bigger” was not definitive enough to knock them from the Number One Contender’s perch. So, the teams will battle it out once again. It is interesting to note that despite multiple losses to both Party Gras and now Big and Bigger, The Mercenaries remain a coherent unit, only interested in tag team domination. And with Mayor Mystery in their corner this weekend, who knows what’s going to happen in this contest.
Regardless of who wins that match, they will face an important Number One Contender’s Match. “Deeds,” also managed by Mayor Mystery, consists of J-Ru and Bobby Badfingers. They will go up against one-time former tag team champions Kris Kash and Shane Starr. “Deeds” has had several opportunities at Big and Bigger but never quite got the job done. Here they face one of the most popular and noteworthy tandems in KSWA history: Kash and Starr.
The KSWA World Heavyweight Championship is on the line when current title holder Shawn Blanchard faces one-time champion Kaida. A lot has happened in the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance since Kaida was World Champion in 2011. Then using his full name, Ali Kaida won the title on July 9, 2011 when he defeated the Latin Assassin at the KSWA Arena. The ending of the match was controversial because Mitch Napier, who seconded Latin to the ring as a counter to Mayor Mystery serving as Kaida’s manager, threw in a towel as Latin was unresponsive in a Camel Clutch. Ali Kaida was the champion. One week later he’d successfully defend against Joey Quervo in Sharpsburg. He’d successfully hold off Jay Flash’s charge on July 30 at Larry Mills Park in Plum as part of Plum Community Days. On August 13, he would fend off Mitch Napier in his first defense at the KSWA Arena. This was also when Mayor Mystery lead the Legion of the Apocalypse. That group battled other Megastars throughout the year. On October 1, Ali Kaida defeated Kris Kash and on October 15 he defeated Alex Arcadian. Ali Kaida would defeat Jay Flash again and would have a double count out with Mitch Napier, leading up to FanFest 2011, where Napier would win the belt, only to drop it seconds later to Lou Martin, who had waited until the last possible second to cash in his Battle Bowl ticket.
Then Ali Kaida was an outsider, angry at the way he felt he was being treated. Somewhere along the line he had a change of heart and aligned with Bobby O when the entire ownership of the KSWA was on the line.
Now, with Shawn Blanchard as the 6-time champion, Kaida looks at his KSWA legacy. Now a fan favorite that suplexes his opponents from Lawrenceville to Bloomfield, Kaida looks at what might be his last great opportunity for KSWA immortality. A tag team champion as part of the intimidating “International Thugs,” and a two-time Golden Triangle Champion, “The Afghani Assault Weapon’s” KSWA career has been rich. Might he have enough in the tank for one more go-around representing the most significant organization in the state? He will find out on Saturday.
Jay Flash, still reeling from a giant beat down from T-Rantula at the last Teamster event, will face off against Justin Sane. Sane has had a successful 2015, but Flash has started calling himself the “Giant Killer.” Although Justin Sane does not possess one of the most enormous physiques in all of wrestling, he does have a grand history. It will be interesting to see what these high flyers have in store for one another.
As of this time, the KSWA Championship Committee hasn’t made any announcements as to what, if anything, will take place with the 5-Star Championship and Mitch Napier. Harley T. Morris and the “Mad Genius” David Marbell as promising some sort of declaration on Saturday. In addition, it’s a battle of former 5-Star Champions when The Jester faces off against Super Ginger.
Golden Triangle Champion “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin will team up with “King” Del Douglas and take on Lord Zoltan and Ric Rumsky. Rumsky has been hot on the trail of Martin and the Golden Triangle Championship. Meanwhile, Lord Zoltan has lifted Douglas’ crown and robe at recent events. Douglas wants his royal possessions back. He may get them on Saturday.
KSWA action returns this Saturday, October 3 at the Teamster’s Temple, 4701 Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids, with $15 seats high above the ring in the Mezzanine. Card is subject to change.