February 19, 2010
by Willi Plett
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance celebrates ten years of headlocks and body slams this Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh, the Lawrenceville Moose. Bell time is scheduled for 7:30pm. Doors will open at approximately 6:45pm.
As part of the celebration the KSWA will be giving away $100 to one lucky fan in attendance. KSWA Owner Bobby O has also stated that there will be other giveaways throughout the night to celebrate this momentous occasion.
In addition to celebrating its tenth anniversary, the KSWA will hold preliminary matches for its annual Joe Abby Memorial Tournament. Last years winner Dr. Devastation Lou Martin has been boasting that he will be the first two-time champion of the tournament so it remains to be seen what he and his Advisor Frank Durso have up their sleeves to keep the trophy in the VIP's possession.
Other preliminary matches that have been announced are The Latin Assassin vs. Anthony Alexander. The feud between these two is at a fever pitch since Double A double-crossed the Latin Assassin at FanFest and joined The VIP's. The two had a spirited jarring match in January that lead to The VIP's jumping Latin. Assassin got dealt another blow when he and tag team partner Kris Kash lost to Alexander and KSWA Heavyweight Champion Shawn Blanchard. Latin is said to be more determined than ever to take down The VIP's one by one. Saturday he gets his shot at Revenge.
A Fatal Four Way Match has been set for another spot in the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament semis as Big Mike Malachi, Justin Sane, Bulldozer and Bobby Badfingers w/Gentleman Joe Perri.will battle. Bulldozer jumped Mike Malachi after his grueling Strap Match with Ali Kaida in January. The attack was spear-headed by Joe Perri who once managed Malachi before being fired. Perri has claimed that Bulldozer is the best big man in the KSWA and will prove it by unleashing Bulldozer on Malachi and the rest of the KSWA. In addition to Bulldozer, Joe Perri rolls out Bobby Badfingers, the Chicago wise-guy who is ready to make an impact and prove he is a force to be reckoned with. The last combatant is the deranged dress wearing Justin Sane. Sane will have his hands full with the brute force in this match but never count out the scrappy veteran.
In a match that could be one of the highlights of the night Kris Kash will take on Alex Arcadian for a spot in the Joe Abby Memorial semi-finals. Both of these guys are fan favorites and part of the young nucleus of the KSWA's bright future. Both have proven themselves in the ring and have a golden opportunity to take their game to the next level with a victory.
The KSWA Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as The Enforcer Shawn Blanchard fights his former VIP member The Future Shane Starr. Blanchard along with Lou Martin, Anthony Alexander and Frank Durso rudely dismissed Shane from the VIP's last month. Starr kicked Lou Martin in the face during a Tag Team Title match against Violence Incorporated which led to defeat and fighting between Shane and Martin. Blanchard has stated that Starr never lived up to The VIP's high standards and should have been gone long ago. The champion is out to rid the KSWA of Shane Starr once and for all. The Future is said to be very distraught and wants nothing better than to prove he is worthy by taking Shawn Blanchard's Heavyweight Title.
Bloodbeast, the winner of the Tag Team Title Match contract at Battlebowl will cash in his chance as he will team up with the devious Lord Zoltan to take on the KSWA Tag Team Champions Vinnie Stone and Ric Rumskey. The pairing of The Bloodbeast and Lord Zoltan is very interesting as both combatants are very dark and mysterious. With the young Bloodbeast's strength and the legendary Lord Zoltan's mind games the champions could be in for quite a match. Since forming Violence Inc. has proven to be a major player in the Tag Team Division capturing the title at Fan Fest. This match is a can't miss.
The King Del Douglas will defend his Golden Triangle Title vs. The Drunken Luchador Joey Quervo. Douglas defeated Justin Sane in his first defense and is said to becoming more pompous as each day rolls by. In addition to defending the title The King also put up $10,000 of his own money if Sane could beat him. Will Douglas offer Quervo the same deal? Quervo is coming off of a six man victory in January and is said to have been on a binger since.
In a match against bitter rivals, The Mayor of Mexico City, La Lucha will take on Biker Al. This has been one of the most heated rivalries over the tens years of the KSWA existence. These two have had many battles throughout the years and this match will be no different.
Also appearing will be The Great Toyota and Mitch Napier.
Tickets for this event are $10/Adult and $8/Kid. The Lawrenceville Moose is located at 120 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For tickets or more information on the event please call 412-726-1762 or log on to www.kswa.net.