Once Again Ready For Single's Division, Kris Kash Challenges For Pennsylvania's Top Prize

May 1, 2019
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest

Kris Kash may be the challenger current Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) World Heavyweight Champion Dennis Gregory doesn’t want to face. That showdown takes place this Saturday Night.

Kash, who started his KSWA journey with friend, fellow tag team partner and “Lost Boy” Shane Starr in 2005. The duo started as young, 18-year-old kids, but they have morphed into multi-time champions, and both have even worn the most coveted championship title in the Commonwealth. And now, Kash wants it back.

Kris Kash won the KSWA Heavyweight Championship on December 5, 2005 in a FanFest “Championship Cavalcade” that saw him victorious over then-titleholder Shawn Blanchard, Shane Starr, Mitch Napier and Lou Martin. It was the biggest night in Kash’s career as he and Starr just a few matches earlier, won the KSWA tag team championships from Sniper and “Nasty” Nick Crane. Kash held onto the championship until September 10, 2016 when a giant-chasing Jay Flash bested “The Biggest of them All” for the most sought-after title in the Keystone State.

During his reign, Kash defeated Blanchard and Del Douglas. Early on, Kash and Starr defeated opponents, but ultimately lost the straps to Bobby Badfingers and Vinnie Stone on May 28, 2016. That allowed the beleaguered champion from the stress that is two World Championships. Even so, Kash collected the inaugural Brawl Under the Bridge championship from Blanchard in Homestead.

Douglas, Bobby Badfingers and Lou Martin all had championship opportunities but nothing clicked. On September 10, 2016, one could hear a pin drop in the Lawrenceville Teamster Temple when Flash defeated Kash. The 12th Megastar to hoist the 10-pounds of gold, his 280 day at the top of the summit was over.

Kash has held the Golden Triangle Championship twice before his Heavyweight run, one Five-Star reign, a Brawl Under the Bridge title win and a couple of tag team championships. It could be argued that Kash is near Blanchard as the most decorated wrestler in KSWA history. Heck, The Enforcer once stuck his hand out in respect to Kash after his won the KSWA championship.

But now, Kash faces off against Dennis Gregory, who just last week defeated “The Artist,” J-Ru at Springdale Slam 2 north of Pittsburgh.

This showdown is part of Cinco de Mayhem, this Saturday, May 4, at Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh, 15201. Tickets are $12 for front row, $10 for general admission. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and bell time is 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 412- 726-1762. Card is subject to change.

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