August 10, 2010
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance, coming off of a tremendous fundraiser in Monongahela, hits the road once again, albeit not far from the Lawrenceville Moose. The Megastars of the KSWA will descend upon the Teamsters Union Local 249 this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
Former KSWA Heavyweight Champion Shawn Blanchard has instituted his rematch clause for a shot at The Latin Assassin's strap. The opportunity may never be better for “The Enforcer,” who hopes to capture the championship for an unprecedented 6th time. The Latin Assassin is still recovering from a brutal attack by the VIPs that left him with a broken ankle. Blanchard's time for a rematch is perfect, but The Latin Assassin, who holds the KSWA World Title with perhaps more pride than any other champion, is determined to keep what he has worked so hard to obtain.
The Golden Triangle Championship is on the line as The King Del Douglas defends against Justin Sane. Del Douglas has held the Golden Triangle Championship since December of last year and has knocked off challenger after challenger. Justin Sane says that after some recent setbacks, he has righted his ship and is ready for the next level of success. Unusual talk from a resident of the Smith's Grove Sanitarium in Haddonfield, Illinois, but he has said crazier things. The King, who's added a twisted Jester to his personal court, has never been better.
In Six-Man tag team action, members of the VIPs, “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin and “The Prime Time Player” Anthony Alexander, team with “auxiliary member” Lord Zoltan to face the KSWA Tag Team Champions, Kris Kash and Shane Starr and the returning Big Mike Malachi. Malachi has been out of action since July 3 when the VIPs attacked him and Paul Scuillo Memorial Event organizer Eric Crouse. Malachi took the brunt of the beating and suffered a shoulder injury. Crouse, who will be at the Teamsters Hall to promote the upcoming September 4 event, avoided serious injury.
The six-man match should be exciting as the VIPs are seizing each chance to make a statement inside the squared circle. Add Lord Zoltan into the mix and that match is as unpredictable as you could see. Obviously, Kash and Starr are operating on all cylinders as the new tag champs and Malachi will be out for vengeance. Added bonus: how will Frank Durso and Mayor Mystery co-exist with their wards in the ring?
In tag team action, Mitch Napier and “The Iceman” Tony Johnson team to face the brand new “Canadian Nationals” team of J.P. Goulet and Drew Belanger. Napier and Johnson haven't teamed before and the Nationals—Goulet and Belanger—both qualified for the Canadian Olympic team as wrestlers, then arrogantly turned down the invitation because they were refused limos and private 5-star hotel accommodations. Goulet and Belanger showed great skill in Monongahela. Johnson also exhibited tremendous upswing with superior athleticism, and Napier showed in his rookie year that he is already one of the best technical grapplers in the KSWA.
Vinnie Stone, who inexplicably hospitalized his tag team partner, Ric Rumsky at Summertime Bruise, once again hits the ring, this time against “All Business” Mike Buda. Stone has yet to publicly speak about the heinous attack that has injured Rumsky, perhaps permanently. Buda, who has shown capabilities to take a punch, may need his resilience. In addition to his patented spear, Stone has added an arm-bar submission move to his arsenal.
In a matchup that defies description, Ali Kaida is set to take on Biker Al. “The Afghani Assault Weapon” has proved himself more dangerous than ever. He was also in on the attack on The Latin Assassin and the intimidating VIPs were at a loss for words after watching his assault. Biker Al has busied himself with trying to get rid of “The Drunken Luchadore” Joey Quervo and The Great Toyota, neither of whom pose an Ali Kaida-type destructive force. Ali Kaida's former long-time manager, Gentleman Joe Perri, may have some inside tips for Biker Al; however, Kaida is more vicious and more violent than ever before. Quite simply, Ali Kaida is the most dangerous Megastar, maybe in the history of the KSWA.
And following a tremendous win in Monongahela recently, Bobby Badfingers finds himself on the fast track to a shot at the Golden Triangle Championship. On Saturday, the Windy City Crusher takes on The Jester. If Bobby Badfingers wins, he gets a shot at the Golden Triangle Championship on August 21. The Jester, who has already shown himself to be a great distraction and foil for Del Douglas, brings a level of insanity to the squared-circle the Krazies haven't seen since Justin Sane. Experience is on Badfingers' side without a doubt, but could Douglas get involved? Will Douglas survive Justin Sane's challenge?
The Teamster's fundraiser is set for this Saturday, August 14, at the Teamster's Temple, 4701 Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $15 for Reserved seating and $10 for General Admission. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Card is subject to change.