Top 10 Moments Of 2017: #4--The Most Exclusive Roster In Indy Wrestling Welcomes Many New Faces
December 31, 2017
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) has long-been recognized as having the most exclusive roster in Independent Wrestling. The KSWA Championship Committee has provided loyalty to the Pittsburgh wrestling fan base by providing professional wrestling "The Way You Like It." And that means familiar faces and an emphasis on quality and stability.
Much has been made about the debuts of veterans like Dennis Gregory and Bubba the Bulldog onto the current Pittsburgh wrestling scene, but others like MV Young, Remy LaVey, Zak Hunter, Gino Slice and Lucio Deveer have made important shockwaves and knuckle sandwiches over the past year.
Others like "The Gavel" David Lawless, "Flyin'" Ryan Burke and Marcus Knight have impressed. Maybe moreso, "Big Country" Matt McGraw and Yinza, the Pittsburgh Luchadore have provided resilience and durability.
Lawless and Gregory both had title shots against Mitch Napier, and McGraw won a Battle Royal in New Kensington and was in the finals for the Mario Ferraro Memorial Tournament.
No one had more of an impact than BROhemoth, who along with Hunter had a tag team title match. He also inserted himself into the Heavyweight championship scene when he challenged Napier at Brawl Under the Bridge III. BROhemoth, not content with that opportunity, attacked Napier repeatedly, which led to the KSWA Champion going to Owner Bobby O and asking for a FanFest match.
Leading up to 2018, many of the Megastars who debuted in 2017 will return. There is always a chance that other new wrestlers will make their way to Pittsburgh, and no athlete in western Pennsylvania doesn't want to tussle before the Krazies.