Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling Boasts Big Week As Bubba & KSWA Owner Bobby O Share Important News And Notes
January 13, 2018
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The last week has shown once again as to why the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) is one of the most influential and important Independent promotions anywhere.
On Saturday, Battle Bowl X concluded with relative-newcomer “The Gavel” David Lawless, Esquire, outlasting 37 other competitors to win a shot at the KSWA Heavyweight Championship sometime in 2018. The opportunistic Lawless was able to dump the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre over the top rope and onto the concrete floor of Spirit Hall in front of some 400 Krazies to win the most important Battle Royal in independent wrestling. Massacre, who came in at contestant number four in the rapid-fire contest, came in second place. Another relative newcomer, “Flyin” Ryan Burke, was the third finalist, and one-time, former KSWA Champion Kris Kash rounded out the final four. It was announced that night that the now-vacated Brawl Under the Bridge title will have be earned at a match there July 21. One of the four finalists will have a shot at that title.
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Commonwealth’s second-largest daily newspaper—and city’s paper of record, featured a front of the sports section feature on the KSWA, that included coverage of FanFest, 2017. Megastars featured in the piece included “King” Del Douglas (in an accompanying video that debuted on Monday), KSWA Owner Bobby O, “Big Country” Matt McGraw, Anthony Alexander, then-Golden Triangle Champion Tommy Faime, Yinza, T-Rantula and Lord Zoltan. In pictures that ran online Monday, the Rock n’ Roll Express were also featured. The story was written by Elizabeth Bloom, with photos and video by Rebecca Droke.
Later in the week, new tag team champion Bubba the Bulldog took over the internet in Pittsburgh when he wore the belt to work. He live-streamed the occasion in a 17-minute video that drew a lot of attention. Bubba mentioned several times that his “Team Don’t Care” with “best friend” Dennis Gregory (led by Mayor Mystery) were the brand new KSWA tag team champions. By day, Bubba is the morning host of Star 100.7 and he represented the belt well with co-host Melanie Taylor. Traffic reporter and KSWA Krazy Greg McAtee made sure he had his picture taken with the title while in the studio. Others with ties to the KSWA, including fellow traffic reporter Adam Gusky (who was once a special guest ring announcer at FanFest), immediately recognized the most prestigious singles title in the Commonwealth from McAtee’s picture.
Later in the week, the KSWA Championship Committee was busy with announcements concerning upcoming events. The KSWA is proud to announce that it is teaming with the Springdale Junior - Senior High School Band for “SPRINGDALE SLAM” Pro Wrestling fundraiser on Saturday, February 17th inside the McGhee Fieldhouse (School Gym) at 501 Butler Road, Springdale, Pennsylvania 15144. Bell time is 7PM. Then the next week, Saturday, February 24, the KSWA returns to Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville for its 18th anniversary extravaganza. Now the longest-running professional wrestling brand in Western Pennsylvania, the KSWA is set to announce its 2018 “Chilly” Bill Cardille “Legacy” award to a business in the area that best exemplifies the Hall of Famer’s philanthropy and professionalism. The KSWA will also announce its “KSWA Krazy” of the year at the anniversary event. The KSWA Championship Committee is securing cards for both live, professional wrestling events.
It was also announced that the KSWA will return to Sharpsburg for the Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser, and the Mario Ferraro Sr., Memorial Tournament, on Saturday, November 3.
On Friday, KSWA Owner Bobby O released a video with the results of the Championship Raffle following Battle Bowl X. While Lawless was ensured an opportunity at KSWA immortality and the Heavyweight Championship, the accounting firm of Dewey, Cheatem, Howe and Wen were entrusted with providing the slots for other matches. In the end, Jack Massacre has earned a chance at the Golden Triangle Championship which is currently held by Anthony Alexander. “Flyin’” Ryan Burke has an opportunity at the Five-Star Championship, held now by Bob Badfingers, and Kris Kash will have a chance to recapture the Brawl Under the Bridge title in Homestead during the summer.
It’s all apart of being the city of Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling organization, says KSWA Owner Bobby O. More than ever, the KSWA is providing updates and news about goings on in the sporting world, as interest in the organization and its product has never been higher or more visible.