Scarpone Focus On 5-Star, Blanchard Looks To Unseat Alexander, Reynolds To Debut In Mt. Pleasant
October 6, 2018
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) travels to the great town of Mount Pleasant and the Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena for the first time on Saturday, October 20. A Double Main Event is in store for the Krazies there as Golden Triangle Champion Anthony Alexander defends against long-time foe Shawn Blanchard and 5-Star title holder Bubba the Bulldog is challenged by impressive newcomer Sly Scarpone.
The battles between Alexander and Blanchard are of legend in the KSWA and “The Enforcer” is ready to reclaim his place in the record books. The two Megastars engaged in a long feud of the KSWA Heavyweight Championship in the past, and Alexander chose an opportunity to face Blanchard in the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament for his triumphant return to the Commonwealth’s premier professional wrestling promotion after a long absence. Alexander won that matchup and subsequently rested the Golden Triangle Championship from another vaunted member of the VIPs in “Mr. Tenacity” Tommy Faime. This is another chapter in that era-long rivalry between two rough-and-tumble veterans.
Bubba the Bulldog has successfully defended the 5-Star Championship on a number of occasions since winning the belt earlier this year. On October 20, he faces a foe unlike those he has faced before in one-on-one competition. Sly Scarpone, the muscular athlete from Indian Lake, PA has “skinned the cat” way into championship discussion. The Megastar made his debut in the KSWA earlier this year and has worked hard in-and-out of the ring for an opportunity for the 5-Star Championship. Could he monkey press his opponent to championship gold? Meanwhile, Bubba the Bulldog has turned heads and made impressions with the Krazies as he has successfully defended the title against many a seasoned Megastar.
“The Face of Pittsburgh” Lou Martin and Tommy Faime bring their tag team skills to Westmoreland County as they face off against Yinza and one-half of the KSWA tag team champions Kris Kash. Both Yinza and Kash have been on competitive rolls as of late, they are running into the buzz saws that have always been the VIPs. Although Faime and Martin have recently been on the wrong end of pinfall wins, they are never far from any victory. Ever since Yinza joined the KSWA, he has improved ten-fold every time he enters the squared circle and Kash remains one of the industry’s most efficacious high-flyers.
A veteran of the local Western Pennsylvania wrestling scene, Tanner Reynolds, makes his eagerly-anticipated debut in the KSWA. “America’s Most Hated” makes his entrance in a triple-threat match against two other young Megastars—Officer Dan Murphy and BROhemoth. Reynolds has held championships in many regional territories, and competed in the Pittsburgh area wrestling fundraiser for Lord Zoltan, but has never officially entered the Pittsburgh scene and the KSWA. He faces off against two larger Megastars in Murphy and BROhemoth. Reynolds may be able to arrange some sort of alliance with the continually cranky Officer Dan to upend the surging and popular Bronomally. This contest between three wrestlers looking to advance toward FanFest will be one not-to-miss.
Another contest between two grappling virtuosos is scheduled between former KSWA Heavyweight Champion Mitch Napier and one of the area’s leading veterans Dennis Gregory. The two champions have met before and the matchup has been striking. Both Megastars are incredibly strong and have keen expertise when in comes to technical, mat wrestling. In addition, both wrestlers are looking to impress the KSWA Championship Committee to potentially face KSWA Heavyweight Champion “The Gavel” David Lawless, Esquire, sooner rather than later.
In six-man tag team action, Justin Sane, The Jester and “Big Country” Matt McGraw look to take on “The King” Del Douglas, as well as “West Virginia Hammer” Harley T. Morris and “The Scum Bag” Zak Hunter. All six wrestlers have specialized talents when it comes to this match. With Sane and The Jester, it could be a Frog Splash Party, or with McGraw, Morris and Hunter is could be a slug fest. No matter what the others are doing, Douglas will be looking for a way to sneak a “W” into his personal win column. Douglas has been as effective as ever in his colorful career.
The 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre, seemingly on a competitive upswing since his partnership with Mayor Mystery, is set to take on Joey Quervo and Trick McSorley in a handicap match. Massacre has been more physical and determined in his appearances since joining Mayor Mystery’s stable. Always just “that far-away” from the next level of success, Massacre now looks at the Mayor of Parts Unknown and Manager of Champions to aid in his progression upward. McSorley could use a good showing, and even a victory, in this contest and Joey Quervo remains the talented, yet always unpredictable Joey Quervo.
The KSWA debuts at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena, 482 Bessemer Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 on Saturday, October 20. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $10. For more information call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change.