Alexander v Douglas, BROhemoth v Flash, Gregory v Scarpone Just Some Highlights As Action Returns To Spirit
June 18, 2018
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The current, reigning and two-time KSWA Golden Triangle Champion Anthony Alexander faces a vaunted challenger from his past on Saturday, June 23 in “The King” Del Douglas.
Both Megastars have been around Pittsburgh professional wrestling and the KSWA for a very long time. They have faced off in single’s competition a number of times over the years, with Alexander coming out victorious every time. Their last one-on-one contest took place on August 22, 2009 at an outdoor event at the West End’s Obey House. Alexander had just lost the KSWA Heavyweight Championship to Shawn Blanchard after 588 days and Douglas took the brunt of Double-A’s rage.
The two have wrestled each other, but this is a rare showdown between two Megastars who have each held the city of Pittsburgh’s most-prized wrestling title two times. Alexander has been on quite a roll since his return to the squared circle in March, 2017 and “The King” has remained arguably the most resilient Megastar in the KSWA’s 18-year history. Win or lose, Del Douglas puts up a regal, valiant effort every single time out.
It will be an interesting tag team match on Saturday when “The Gavel” David Lawless, Esquire and Officer Dan Murphy tangle with Kris Kash and Shane Starr. Action between “Lawless and Order” and “The Lost Boyz” is expected to be fast and furious, as the veteran team of Kash and Starr find yet another unique challenge. Lawless and Murphy have already made an imprint in the KSWA, with the attorney still clutching his Battle Bowl opportunity for the KSWA Heavyweight Championship, and Murphy recently faced Alexander for the Golden Triangle Championship. Meanwhile, Kash and Starr have been embroiled over the KSWA tag team championships, currently held by “Team Don’t Care”—Bubba the Bulldog and Dennis Gregory with Mayor Mystery.
Meanwhile, Mayor Mystery has let it be known that he has a big announcement to make on Saturday. The KSWA office lines have been burning, as they always do when the Mayor of Parts Unknown is up to something. Mayor Mystery’s interests have changed in recent months and the KSWA Krazies are a buzz with what he has planned next.
Another interesting contest of note is set between BROhemoth and Jay Flash. This is the first match slated between the two. Since his arrival, BROhemoth has challenged Mitch Napier for the KSWA’s top prize and then became a trusted ally. The Krazies have been enamored in BROhemoth pretty much from day one. Former KSWA Champion Jay Flash has taken note. The one-time fan favorite turned his back on fans several years ago and marched his way through the city of Giants to defeat then-KSWA champion Kris Kash. His unsuccessful FanFest defense against Kash and Napier has led Flash to more than a year of turmoil. This match will showcase vastly different styles, but a common bond of heavy-hitting.
Team 12 Gauge—Harley T. Morris and Zak Hunter with David Marbell—will face off against Justin Sane and “Big Country” Matt McGraw in tag team action. Sane and McGraw have formed a friendship in recent months, but Morris and Hunter have tagged together frequently in the KSWA as well as regional promotions. Will Marbell’s involvement play a part in this important contest in the city’s tag team division? Will McGraw’s evolving power and Sane’s skill set even out an advantage of familiarity?
Dennis Gregory, along with Mayor Mystery, have their hands full with Sly Scarpone. The KSWA Championship Committee has taken a liking to the young, ambitious Scarpone. Gregory, here without having to worry about defending the tag team championship, will find himself in competitive waters. Scarpone is looking to cement himself in the KSWA championship scene, and a win against one of Pennsylvania Independent Wrestling’s most successful wrestlers would be an important notch. Gregory, who is as impactful and heavy-hitting as ever, would like nothing better than to vanquish a newcomer like Scarpone. That’s because Gregory just “Don’t Care.”
The VIPs—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin—will face Trick McSorley and Yinza, the Pittsburgh Luchadore, in tag team action. Blanchard and Martin have taken the new class of McSorley, Yinza as well as McGraw personally. The VIPs believe that they are the past, present, and future of the KSWA, and the respectful newcomers simply want a shot at what’s yet to come. This impassioned match should be an important one to watch.
It’s already been announced and detailed that KSWA Heavyweight Champion Mitch Napier will defend against VIP anchor “Mr. Tenacity” Tommy Faime on Saturday.
The KSWA returns to action on Saturday, June 23 at Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street in the Heart of Lawrenceville’s Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. Card subject to change.