June 7, 2010
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Tag Team division in the Keystone State Wrestling Association has never been more competitive, with current title holders Ric Rumsky and Vinnie Stone—Violence, Inc.—have never looked better. The combination of the fast-moving Rumsky and powerful Stone are really working like a well-oiled machine, and they will have to continue on that roll Saturday night.
Violence, Inc will take on the winner of the VIP's—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin (w/Frank Durso) and Kash/Starr match, with the KSWA gold on the line. “The Enforcer” and “Dr. Devastation” are the most veteran team in the KSWA (they even defeated Rumsky and Stone last year for the straps), and they are preparing to take on Kris Kash and Shane Starr, who were at one time on track to be a great combination as “The Lost Boys.”
Kash and Starr, have now “found” each other and showed that they still have chemistry by nearly upsetting the VIPs at the St. John Neumann fundraiser. Only some VIP-shenanigans lead the veterans to the win. Now, thanks to KSWA Owner Bobby O, Kash and Starr are in the hunt for the titles.
The winners of the Kash/Starr and VIP's match will face Violence, Inc. later in the night for the titles.
Speaking of Tag Team Champions, the Blood Beast and The Latin Assassin were Champions on two different occasions, the second time for an impressive eight months. Their partnership came about when Blood Beast shockingly helped The Latin Assassin in a feud with Biker Al. Al had been using Blood Beast as a tough, but Latin helped to humanize the former Camp Blood denizen.
Since the duo lost the belts to another incarnation of the VIPs—Lou Martin and Shane Starr—they quietly went their separate ways. Not much communication has been forthcoming from either Latin or the Beast's corners. However, Gentleman Joe Perri, who is guiding the Beast these days, thinks this is his best opportunity to finally capture the KSWA's top prize.
Meanwhile, The Latin Assassin is coming off of a tough title defense against Perri's former follower, Ali Kaida. The new KSWA Champ was reeling after taking a beating from the Afghani Assault Weapon. Kaida was more vicious than ever, and The Latin Assassin is battling with everything he had. Now, the ever-studious Perri has watched the powerful Ali Kaida toss the champ around. The Blood Beast is arguably the strongest Megastar in the KSWA. What does The Latin Assassin have in store to combat this monstrous challenge? Find out Saturday.
Right before Anthony Alexander stunned the KSWA Krazies and “defected” to the VIPs, he tagged with Alex Arcadian in the tournament to crown new title holders. Some observers wondered what “Quad-A” could do given the time, but alas, some things are never meant to be. Now these Megastars meet one-on-one for the first time. Alexander, now trimmer and perhaps more focused than we've seen him in quite some time, faces off against Arcadian, a youngster who is growing into his own in the KSWA. Arcadian is growing into realm of strong men only a few Megastars, including Alexander, currently reside. Both of these wrestlers also possess an arsenal on offense. This matchup has the potential to be a real good one.
In other action, “The Drunken Luchadore” Joey Quervo is set to take on a member of the 2010 rookie class, Mike Buda. Buda, who enters the KSWA after an outstanding military career, is still as green as his singlet. But the KSWA is about opportunity and Buda is taking his shot in Pittsburgh Professional Wrestling. He will take on Quervo, a veteran who has experienced his share of ups and downs in and out of the squared circle.
Also scheduled is the return of a KSWA “one of a kind.” Mr. Puniverse Bob Atlas, who took part the $1,000 Battle Royal at the St. John Neumann's fundraiser. Atlas enjoyed his return so much that he immediately pulled his retirement papers from the KSWA offices and resigned with the group. It's unclear who his opponent will be on Saturday, but the 358-lbs dancing machine makes his return Saturday night.
Other matches are in the process of being signed.
Heatwave Havoc is the KSWA's ode to the beginning of summer. This year's fantastic event takes place on Saturday, June 12 at the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh, the Lawrenceville Moose, 120 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. Card is subject to change.