Battle Bowl Final 4, KSWA Rematch, "Face Of Pittsburgh" Challenge This Saturday
February 14, 2016
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to action on Saturday, February 20, 2016 with a momentum heavyweight title defense, a fashionable "Face Of Pittsburgh" Challenge, and a 6-Man tag team match that's simply too hot for the Polar Vortex. All of that doesn't even include what's in store for Battle Bowl winner Mitch Napier and the other championship-opportunity qualifiers: The Jester, Tony Johnson and Harley T. Morris.
First off, the KSWA World Heavyweight Champion, Kris Kash, will defend his title one-on-on from the man he won it from during the Championship Cavalcade at FanFest, Shawn Blanchard.
Even though Kash did not defend the most prestigious Single's Title in the Commonwealth in January, he did team with Shane Starr as the reigning KSWA World Tag Team Champions. Blanchard, of course, takes that as dodging him for a rematch. That will be settled next Saturday as Kash takes on his most-heated rival, the former 6-time champion.
Who will accept the #Faceofpittsburgh Open Challenge created by Lou Martin? The current and reigning two-time KSWA Golden Triangle Champion with the mug insured by Lloyd's of London for a cool one-million-dollars claims that he is the most interesting man in Pittsburgh. Plus, he says he cannot be beaten for the city's most-regarded championship. The KSWA office phones have been blistering with heat since this challenge has been initiated. The KSWA Championship Committee has lodged all calls and plans on making its decision secret until Saturday.
Battle Bowl winner and current 5-Star Champion Mitch Napier has a full card ahead of him in the new year. The Sioux Falls Fighter will be defending the championship that was seemingly designed for him: one built upon competition. Now he also has a better-than-average shot to earn an opportunity at the industry's most revered prize: the KSWA World Heavyweight Title. The belt, currently held by Kris Kash, was once Mitch's for approximately two minutes on December 3, 2011. He had defeated a healthy field of challengers in a Fatal Four Way match. The dust had not yet settled on the announcement of his title win when Lou Martin rushed the ring with a referee and claimed his Battle Bowl win. A sneaky Death Certificate later, Martin was the two-time KSWA Champ. That loss has haunted Napier to this very day. Now, he may be able to have that same opportunity.
The other Battle Bowl finalists--the Jester, "Ice Man" Tony Johnson and Harley T. Morris also have that same opportunity, according to the raffle that will determine who gets what shot at what belt. The tag team, Golden Triangle and 5-Star championship will all be challenged some time this calendar year by the finalists.
Speaking of Morris, the Pride of West Virginia has not answered for his planned sneak attack on Justin Sane at FanFest. In the months since famed Pittsburgh actor Curt Wootton smashed a University of Pittsburgh flag pole over the KSWA Original's back in December, it has been figured out that Morris and his manager, the diabolical "Mad Genius" David Marbell were behind the charade all along. Sane has found himself out-numbered, but those numbers have shrunk since the legendary KSWA Hall of Famer Lord Zoltan has returned to his pal's side. Now, Morris finds himself in the battle of a lifetime. He has drawn the attention of the Bourbon Street Brawler, the Megastar with a wrench in each hand, the dancing spectacular that is Lord Zoltan. Marbell and Wootton have both pleaded with the KSWA Championship Committee to call off this match. It is still on.
The "Giant Slayer" Jay Flash is still on a heck of a run. Even though he bailed out on Jack Massacre in their one-on-one competition last month, he did make an impression by eliminating both Massacre and T-Rantula in an Epic Battle Bowl appearance for all three Megastars. What may happen next for the South Beach Soldier when it comes to the former tag team champions--Massacre and a returning "Big" Mike Malachi?
Mayor Mystery's stable, which includes "Deeds," consisting of J-Ru and Bobby Badfingers, along with Sniper, will face off against Tony Johnson and the KSWA tag team champions: Kris Kash and Shane Starr. This feud between Johnson and Mayor Mystery's squad has been simmering. Johnson needed backup and he found it in the best possible partners. This match will assuredly be a barn burner in the Teamster Temple.
See all of the other Megastars like "King" Del Douglas and "Nasty" Nick Crane wrestle in Pittsburgh this Saturday Night.
KSWA Saturday Night is at the Teamster Temple at 4701 Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh this Saturday, February 20. Bell time is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids and $15 for Mezzanine. Card is subject to change.