November 4, 2010
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
At the beginning of 2010, Alex Arcadian won a shot at the Golden Triangle Championship at the innovative Battle Bowl. He waited almost until the end of the year to take it, and Saturday may be the biggest night of his KSWA career.
Arcadian will take on one-time tag team partner Double-A Anthony Alexander for the prestigious Golden Triangle Championship at the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser. Arcadian, who has been out of action for much of 2010 due to a variety of injuries, comes in at 100% and VIP-member Alexander arrives in peak condition. Alexander had previously scored a shot at The Latin Assassin's World Title at this event, but was rebuffed by KSWA Owner Bobby O when Arcadian played his hand with the opportunity. Alexander is seething and promises to take out his frustrations on the returning Arcadian.
The other members of the VIPs—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin—continue on their quest for the KSWA tag team championship. At this event, Blanchard and Martin will take on the KSWA tag team champs—Shane Starr and Kris Kash—in singles competition. Kash is set to take on frequent nemesis Blanchard (w/Frank Durso), while Starr wrestles Martin. The VIPs left the tag champions out in the middle of the ring at the last Lawrenceville Moose event. The VIPs attacked with a folding chair, leaving Kash and Starr battered and bruised. These singles matches ultimately lead up to the VIP's shot at the tag team gold at FanFest in December. There, Kash and Starr will be squired to the ring by legendary wrestling manager James J. Dillon, while the VIPs are always accompanied to the ring by KSWA Hall of Famer Frank Durso.
In an epic battle of the KSWA big men—Big Mike Malachi takes on his former partner Ali Kaida. Malachi and Kaida where anchors of the International Thugs, unequivocally the most dominant tag team in the decade-long history of the KSWA. No team manhandled opponents like the International Thugs. After that team imploded, Malachi returned to the U.S., as well as the Krazies, but Kaida became more uncontrollable and dangerous than ever. Malachi is back in the hunt for the Golden Triangle Championship and Kaida is gearing up for his shot at the KSWA Heavyweight Title at FanFest in December. This promises to be a brutal, unforgiving match.
The Blood Beast, who buried Justin Sane into a casket last month, looks to continue on his dominate roll by taking on Mitch Napier. Napier is establishing himself as the best KSWA Megastar who has never held a championship. Here he takes on one of the most successful tag team wrestlers in the past few years. Power v. technical savvy.
The “Masked Marvels” consisting of The Great Toyota and Joey Quervo will take on “The King” Del Douglas and The Jester in tag team competition. Toyota and Quervo have become quite a serviceable team and Douglas continues to teach the unpredictable Jester the nuisances of the squared circle. Will the shenanigans of Toyota and Quervo annoy the King? Will the Jester drive everyone nuts?
As is often the case at fundraising events away from the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh, the KSWA holds Battle Royals as a way to entertain the Krazies in a unique way and this Saturday is no exception. The match is also a tremendous opportunity for some newer guys to get noticed by match makers. The field for Saturday's Battle Royal includes rookies like Mike Buda, Jay Flash, Tony Johnson, J.P. Goulet and The Jester. It's also the way for veterans like Bobby Badfingers, The Great Toyota, Joey Quervo, the Blood Beast, Mitch Napier and Del Douglas to cash an extra paycheck. Battle Royals are also fast-paced matches that get the fans interested in a big, big way.
In the Main Event of the evening, The Latin Assassin cast out an open invitation for a shot at his gold and “Vicious” Vinnie Stone responded. Stone has been on a tear in recent months, especially after he seriously injured his former tag team championship partner, Ric Rumsky. Stone sent Rumsky out on a stretcher and possibly into early retirement. Last month, Stone was shocked to see Alex Arcadian return to Pittsburgh wrestling. The two are destined for a showdown at FanFest, unless Stone is victorious.
Here, Stone takes on the extremely popular Assassin, who has never been more crisp and efficient inside the squared circle. Stone is all straight-forward aggression. Can Latin sidestep or alter that offense? The veteran believes he can. Latin also cannot look past a challenger like Stone, either because it could end up being Vinnie Stone defending the belt against Ali Kaida at FanFest.
Latin could hit Vinnie with the Flying Lariat or Stone could spear the Assassin for the gold. This showdown promises to be a tremendous headliner.
The KSWA/Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser is this Saturday, November 6, at the fire hall at 611 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $10. Card is subject to change. For more information, go to www.kswa.net.