Title Shots And Opportunites At Stake As Megastars Bring "Softball Slam" To Brackenridge
March 3, 2018
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
There’s no rest for the weary in the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. For the third Saturday in a row, the KSWA will be in the community, and its Megastars are ready for action.
This Saturday, KSWA Heavyweight Champion Mitch Napier defends against “Big” Mike Malachi, one of the most notorious Megastars of all time. It was September 9 of last year in with Malachi challenged Napier last for the most prestigious title in the Commonwealth. Napier was victorious, but not without significant effort. Malachi is a one-time, former KSWA Heavyweight Champion, multiple tag team and singles champion who has earned for one more time at the top of the mountain. Napier has been the busiest KSWA Champion of all time and just last weekend survived a challenge from the then-unknown to KSWA Krazies “Officer” Dan Murphy. Murphy, the “Lawless and Order” tag team partner of Battle Bowl X winner “The Gavel” David Lawless, used his superior size and machismo to take Napier to the limit. Malachi is just as big and just as powerful, with far more experience. This is a title defense not to be taken lightly. If Napier can get by this challenge, it will be a significant accomplishment.
The KSWA Golden Triangle Championship will be on the line as “Double A” Anthony Alexander takes on hearty challenger Harley T. Morris. Alexander sustained quite a beating last week in a monumental Triple Threat defense against Malachi and the 320-pound BROhemoth. Alexander has substantial size and experience over Morris; however, the Pride and Joy of West Virginia cannot be taken lightly. He is a former Five-Star Champion and has given KSWA Champion Napier significant runs for his money in title matchups. Alexander returned to the KSWA nearly a year ago after a long absence. Since his return, Alexander has been just as successful as he had been in the past. This defense will be a trying one, especially if Morris’ manager, “Starmaker” David Marbell has anything to do with it.
The tag team heat between the VIPs—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin—along with current Five-Star Champion Bob Badfingers continues with the “Rookie Class” of Yinza, Trick McSorley and “Big Country” Matt McGraw. The talented newcomers have consistently on the “bad side” of the wiry veterans. This contest is a rematch from last week in which the veterans were victorious over the fan favorites. Since their debut last year, McGraw has butted heads with the VIPs, and Yinza has surged to challenge Badfingers. Plus, McSorley is trying hard to cement his name and reputation as an “up and comer.” Will the veterans prevail, or will the upstarts have an upset? There’s only one way to find out.
In a match that should be quite competitive, T-Rantula will take on the Megastar once known as the Giant Slayer, Jay Flash. It’s been a while since these two have matched up, and Flash has bulked up significantly since they last crossed paths. Adding power is a necessity when facing one of the industry’s most feared, powerful and resilient players of all time in T-Rantula. Will Jay Flash find his way to Nacho City, or will he “Flash Track” his way back into championship contention? The KSWA Hall of Famer is not in a particularly good mood once inside that squared circle, so it will be interesting to see how this pans out.
In tag team competition, Kris Kash and Shane Starr, “The Lost Boyz” face off against “The King” Del Douglas and his “Royal Crown” compadre Lord Zoltan. Both of these veteran teams know their opponents very well, and in an era in which each and every tag team victory means much to the KSWA Championship Committee, this contest to arch a team forward. Anyone looking to take on “Team Don’t Care,” Bubba the Bulldog and Dennis Gregory, need to pile up victories in this competitive division.
Another interesting match for fans to watch is the Triple Threat match between Zak Hunter, The Jester and “Flyin’” Ryan Burke. All three of these athletes are similar height, but Burke gives up weight to both Hunter and The Jester. The KSWA Krazies don’t know if Hunter can “fly” but they do know that The Jester is very comfortable on the top rope. Could a brawling ground game benefit Hunter in this contest? All three Megastars bring different skill sets to the table and this is the very first time they have met in a match like this. It’s also interesting to note that The Jester has had incredible success in the KSWA, and both Hunter and Burke are looking for similar trajectories. This showing can help move any of the three forward. Plus, Burke still holds onto the Battle Bowl X opportunity for the Five-Star Championship.
Jack Massacre finds himself in a peculiar Handicap Match. The seven-foot-tall fan favorite will take on the Masked Duo of Joey Quervo and The Cleveland Bruiser. It was a long time ago, but at one-time Quervo had some success in the KSWA—and the Bruiser is just gaining his competitive footing. They take on the giant Jack Massacre. Massacre, who has had a number of high-profile disagreements with T-Rantula, hopes to find an easier time in Brackenridge.
Other Megastars will also be in action Saturday night.
KSWA Wrestling presents a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Spirit 12U Premier Girls Fast Pitch and Pioneer Hose Company on Saturday, March 3, 2018, with a 7:00 p.m. bell time. The event is to be held at Pioneer Hose Company No 2, 124 Morgan Street, Brackenridge, PA 15014. All tickets are $10. For more information, call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change.