June 2, 2011
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The hottest, most in-demand brand of Independent Wrestling is the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. Coming off of a successful Mayhem and and Deaf WrestleFest, as well as an industry-shattering appearance at one of the world's premier outlets for contemporary art, the KSWA's phone lines have been lit with inquiries of what's next.
As a result, this month's card has been excitedly shaping up, and changing. Most notably, Jay Flash's challenge of the new KSWA Golden Triangle Champion, Bobby Badfingers. In addition, the Main Event has undergone a number of alterations itself.
As it now stands, the VIPs—“The Enforcer” Shawn Blanchard and “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin (along with Advisor, KSWA Hall of Famer and former Golden Triangle Champion (!) Frank Durso—will team with Canadian Perfection--”The Cold Blooded Canadian” Drew Belanger and “The Flawless One” J.P. Goulet against Kris Kash, Shane Starr, Justin Sane and a hereunto unknown “mystery partner.”
The dirt sheets have been abuzz with rumors. It can be confirmed that former Megstar “Mr. Puniverse” Bob Atlas will remain retired. In fact he was quoted recently as saying that his injuries were too much and he feels much better with his pink bike shorts on the shelf. Former World Champion La Lucha was also quoted—through an interpreter—as saying he's enjoying filming novellas in Mexico and serving the KSWA as an international ambassador. Even Double-A Anthony Alexander won't be in the mix. His shoulder injury is worse than earlier believed and his return is indefinite. The KSWA's other, active Double-A Alex Arcadian, could be a dark-horse entrant.
KSWA Owner Bobby O and Interim Kommissioner Gentleman Joe Perri can confirm that outside talent has also inquired about potential openings. Neither would comment on any developments.
Bobby Badfinger's quick roll-up of Shawn Blanchard allowed him to score KSWA gold for the first time recently. Badfingers was a top contender for the Golden Triangle Championship before Alexander was forced to vacate due to injury. His first defense will be against Jay Flash, who was also nipping at Alexander's heels ever since he earned an opportunity for the strap during Battle Bowl. The quick-moving Flash could fare well against the brawling Badfingers. If Flash can stick-and-move well enough to get Badfingers off his feet, the Chicago street brawler's reign as Golden Triangle Champion may be short-lived. But then again, if Flash finds himself in front of Badfinger's ham hocks, it could be lights out for Jay.
More intrigue continues with the “Pick an Opponent” matches slated for KSWA World Champion The Latin Assassin and top contender Ali Kaida. Ali Kaida will chose an opponent for Latin and visa versa. The easy choices are Blood Beast and Mitch Napier respectively following recent events but they are set to lock up in one-on-one action. Again, phone lines, email accounts and Twitter bombs have bombarded the KSWA offices with requests for more information. The leader of the Legion of the Apocalypse, Mayor Mystery assures the Krazies that their opponent for Latin will be a one who will give the KSWA Champ a run for his money.
The Latin Assassin says he's rested, well-trained and ready for any and all comers. All the while, he says that his choice for Ali Kaida will be a much-guarded surprise .Wrestlers large and small have contacted Latin and the KSWA, eager to take their shots at the Afghani Assault Weapon. Mayor Mystery has tried to pull every favor in his book as a way to figure out who Latin has in store for Kaida. So far he hasn't gotten anywhere with his search.
Another match that should intrigue the Krazies is the one-on-one matchup between The Jester and The Great Toyota. The Jester has a grueling, physical style, while Toyota remains loyal to his martial arts background. There isn't too much size difference between the two, with a slight advantage going to The Jester. Toyota, who undergoes a vigorous cardiovascular routine, has an edge with endurance and technique. The Jester is surprisingly quick, while Toyota is has more experience.
Also slated for action are “The King” Del Douglas, “Vicious” Vinnie Stone and Ric Rumsky.
Heatwave Havoc is Saturday, June 11th at Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh the KSWA Arena, 51st St. in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. There's plenty of free parking near the Moose and there's merchandise, beverages for all ages and plenty of snacks. Card is subject to change. For more information or tickets call 412-726-1762.