"WrestleWar" Brings KSWA Back to Sheraden With Gregory Facing His Biggest Foe, Alexander Looks To Extend Historic GT Run Against The Rev

April 3, 2019
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest

This means War. After a successful debut in 2018, the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to the American Legion Langley Post 496 in the Sheraden neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh this Saturday, April 6 for the fundraising WrestleWar.

Last Saturday night, BROhemoth won the 12th annual Joe Abby Memorial Tournament in spectacular fashion. First, the big man defeated “The Face of Pittsburgh” Lou Martin in the semi-finals and “The Gavel” David Lawless in the exciting final match. The KSWA Championship Committee saw enough in the Bronanamly, that they skyrocketed him to an opportunity at the most coveted title in the Commonwealth, the KSWA Heavyweight Championship. This weekend, BROhemoth takes on one of the hardest hitting champions the KSWA has ever seen in Dennis Gregory. Gregory also withstood incredible competition when he successfully defended against former two-time champion Mitch Napier.

The city’s premier championship—the Golden Triangle belt—is up for grabs as two-time and current titleholder “Double-A Anthony Alexander” defends against “Rev” Ron Hunt. Hunt has impressed in his appearances, which leads to another opportunity at the Golden Triangle Championship. Meanwhile, Alexander has held the Golden Triangle Championship for 490 days come Saturday, the fourth-longest reign for that championship in KSWA’s illustrious 19-year history. Alexander’s first time with the belt lasted 735-days.

All three current members of the VIPs—Shawn Blanchard, Lou Martin and Tommy Faime—team up to face Kris Kash, Shane Starr and Yinza. Blanchard and Faime are the current KSWA tag team champions, with Kash and Starr being the most recent former champions. Martin and Yinza still have unfinished business in their rivalry as well. This promises to be an athletic contest.

T-Rantula and “Big Country” Matt McGraw will team up to take on KSWA’s “original big man” “Big” Mike Malachi and Officer Dan Murphy. T-Rantula hopes to get his hands-on Malachi for his part in sidelining the KSWA Hall of Famer for the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament and festivities. T also hopes to eventually get his hands on the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre once again as well.

In other exciting matches, Sly Scarpone, who is hot on the heels of Five Star Champion Bubba the Bulldog will take on Harley T. Morris in one-on-one competition. This should be an interesting match for fans of the sport. Both Megastars are bare-knuckle technicians.

Morris’ former tag team partner, Zak Hunter, will face “The Enigma” Lucio Deveer in one-on-one competition. Hunter continues to show he can compete with anyone, and Deveer has trimmed down and chiseled his way up for KSWA action.

“King” Del Douglas once again faces his former protégé and tag team championship partner The Jester. Douglas is one of the KSWA’s most loyal soldiers and The Jester has become a veteran leader in his own right. Plus, these athletes know each other inside and out. This brawl could still the show in a show that is packed to the hilt.

Sophomore Trick McSorley continues his step up the KSWA’s competitive ladder by taking on Joey Quervo.

Bell time for this great community organization is 7pm with doors opening at 5pm. All tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Langley American Legion. For event and ticket information call Don Scholz, Kurt Perrucci or 412-726-1762.

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