Young Bids Farewell To Hometown, Morris Gets Rematch, T-Rantula Hopes For Redemption, 6-Man Could Be Match Of The Year
September 29, 2017
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to New Kensington Saturday evening for the 3rd annual Sam’s Club (Tarentum)-sponsored fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.
The KSWA and Western Pennsylvania says goodbye (for now) to MV Young, who has announced that he is relocating to Florida for family responsibilities, and he wants a send-off in his home town. Young, a Burrell High School graduate, will take on former KSWA Heavyweight Champion Jay Flash in what promises to be a hard-hitting, high-impact contest between two of the region’s most impressive wrestlers. Flash wants to send Young packing and reclaim a path to the KSWA Heavyweight Championship, the most coveted singles title in the Commonwealth. Young wants to impress with suplexes and the gritty style that has made him extraordinarily popular.
The KSWA Heavyweight title is on the line as current champion Mitch Napier defends against Harley T. Morris (w/David Marbell) in a rematch of Millvale Days’ second event. The two former 5-Star Champions are no stranger to each other, as it was Morris who took that title from Napier last year. They are two similarly-sized, well-versed technical wrestlers. Napier is most certainly the strongest pound-for-pound wrestler in the KSWA, but the younger Morris continually improves. This opportunity—struck by the KSWA Championship Committee with Marbell’s encouragement—will be a tough test for Napier.
The original VIPs—Shawn Blanchard, Lou Martin and the reigning Golden Triangle Champion Tommy Faime—will take on Kris Kash, Shane Starr and Anthony Alexander in a six-man tag team match that some observers say will be a candidate for “Match of the Year.” All six men are adroitly familiar with one another, and can guess every move. However, they are also six Megastars who are constantly evolving. This will be a match to watch and enjoy.
The “New Attitude” Bob (Don’t call me Bobby) Badfingers takes on the affable and loveable Jester in single’s competition. Badfingers and Mayor Mystery have gone separate ways, and Bob has left all of his tag team partners in the preverbal dust. He promises to be more brutal and calculating than ever before, and Badfingers was never a jovial sort. The Jester, however, continually offers shenanigans and unpredictability rarely seen in the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. The Jester is one of a kind.
In a battle of seasoned veterans, T-Rantula hopes to regain some semblance of revenge for the dastardly attack Dennis Gregory and Bubba the Bulldog perpetrated on the KSWA tag team champions. Gregory and Bubba rushed T and The Jester during their tag team defense against Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin last month. T-Rantula went to “Nacho City” for the first time in his KSWA career. Might there be retribution, or does the always-contemplating “Golden Boy” have something up his sleeve? Bubba is not set to be in New Kensington, so Gregory will need to have eyes in the back of his head.
The newly-minted tag team some are calling “The Royal Crowns,” “King” Del Douglas and Lord Zoltan will take on the team of Justin Sane and Yinza, the Pittsburgh Luchadore. Sane has chosen a talented, but largely-untested rookie in his escalating feud with Lord Zoltan. The team of Douglas and Zoltan seems to have really clicked in their early go-rounds. The next chapter in the post Party Gras annuals is about to be written.
And all of the KSWA Megastars who wish will be included in a Megastar Battle Royal. The winner of the event will be added to the upcoming Mario Ferraro Sr. Memorial Tournament at the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department. The tournament has quickly become a stepping stone to FanFest opportunities, and a prestigious title for any Megastar to hold. This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, November 11. FanFest/Toy Drive 2017 is Saturday, December 2, at Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville.
This Saturday’s fundraiser will be at the Kinloch Fireman Hall, 915 New York Avenue, New Kensington, PA, 15068. All tickets are $10, and for more information please call 412-726-1762. Card subject to change.