Special Permission Granted For Street Fight, Tag Team Division To Clarify, Foes To Take Part In Rematches This Saturday Night
August 8, 2018
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to action this Saturday Night at the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh in a landmark Street Fight.
Normally, the KSWA is rebuffed from city officials in regards to questionable sanctions; however, the KSWA Championship Committee has remarkable sway when it comes to Street Fights in the heart of the Lawrenceville Cultural District—Spirit Hall on 51st Street on most nights—but the KSWA Arena on blistering and heart-pounding Saturday Nights.
This marquee Street Fight includes all anchoring members of the VIPs—Shawn Blanchard, Lou Martin and Tommy Faime—battle KSWA Heavyweight Champion Mitch Napier and his eager backup in BROhemoth and Yinza. The VIPs, with Blanchard in particular, are not happy with the mashup. With a reign lasting more than 600 days with scores of successful defenses against a gallery of Pittsburgh’s absolute best and noteworthy challengers, Napier is the promotion’s all-time fight-worn champion. “The Best Around”—a title and theme he reluctantly adopted—Napier finds himself teamed with one of those remarkable challengers in BROhemoth, and his spunkiest athlete Yinza.
The intensity of this Street Fight will resonate throughout Lawrenceville and surrounding neighborhoods, including downtown Pittsburgh.
The KSWA tag team championship is once again on the line after an unorthodox and downright bizarre conclusion in Westmoreland County that saw Team Don’t Care momentarily lose the titles after Mayor Mystery was pinned in the center of the ring. The Krazies will remember Mayor Mystery tossed powder into Kris Kash’s eyes during the scrum and the Manager of Champions was pinned by Kash’s roll-up. Referee Shawn Patrick, who was also comprised during the final moments of the match, made the pin, gave the belts to Shane Starr and Kris Kash. Moments later after it was pointed out that the wrong man (who wasn’t even a match participant) had his shoulders pressed on the mat for the distinct three-count. Patrick raced back, grabbed the belts off of Kash and Starr and gave them back to Bubba the Bulldog and Dennis Gregory. In all the confusion, the KSWA Championship Committee ruled that the belts still belonged to Team Don’t Care and Kash and Starr were to remain #1 contenders. That lead to this return match.
The KSWA’s Golden Triangle Championship is on the line Saturday Night with Double-A Anthony Alexander defending against one-time former champion Jay Flash. Flash is eager to get back into contention for KSWA gold and the Championship Committee has given him this outstanding opportunity. Alexander, who has nearly matched Napier defense-for-defense is willing to take on the cocksure Flash. The two Megastars have made indelible marks during their respective KSWA careers and this match should be one not to miss.
Speaking of matches not to miss, “The King” Del Douglas once again renews an age-old rivalry with the Mayor of Mexico City, La Lucha! The former KSWA Heavyweight Champion and still one of the most beloved wrestlers in the organization’s 18.5-year career, still “brings it” when he continually leaves semi-retirement. And Douglas continues to be one of Independent Wrestling’s most unique and durable stalwarts. A multiple-time champion, Douglas continues to reign over the competition with fists that are “Banned in 49 out of the 50 states” and a “Drop It Like It’s Hot” finisher that has felled many an opponent. Neither of these old school Megastars will dazzle with the hottest flips and most outrageous arsenal of moments, nor have they ever promised such. They are just two of the Megastars who have contributed to making professional wrestling in Pittsburgh one of the coolest things in America’s Most Livable cities.
“The Gavel” David Lawless, Esquire, faces long-time veteran Justin Sane in one-on-one action. Lawless, who is still in control of a Battle Bowl Contract for the KSWA Heavyweight Championship, now puts his litigious focus on Pittsburgh professional wrestling’s most unpredictable athlete. Justin Sane has long served as a measuring stick of sorts for all up-and-coming wrestlers who look forward to moving up the competitive ladder. Sane is just enough of a volatile talent to keep the always measured Lawless on point.
In tag team competition, Big Country Matt McGraw has employed the talents of T-Rantula to help in his feud with Team 12 Gauge. Harley T. Morris and Zak Hunter had an incredibly good showing at Brawl Under the Bridge IV in the ladder match. The duo did a great job keeping other opponents at bay for much of the match. That’s actually a very good attribute going into tag team competition with McGraw. And Big Country has chosen one of the most storied big men in the history of the independent industry. This could be the biggest match ever for Team 12 Gauge and very pivotal for McGraw as well.
Lucio Deveer takes on “Flyin’” Ryan Burke in one-on-one action. This is a “sort of” rematch of the Brawl Under the Bridge ladder match. Both men fared very well, and Deveer was victorious at the end of the night. In fact, Deveer showed superpowers throughout the contest, most notably springing to victory after delivering Justin Sane through a ladder via a Death Valley Driver. The KSWA Krazies have yet to really connect with Burke, who hasn’t been on most events, especially at Spirit Hall. This contest between two fan favorites should go over well with the summertime crowd.
The KSWA live professional wrestling event is this Saturday, August 11 at Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. Card is subject to change.