At 15 Years, KSWA's Annual Visit To Millvale Days Means Title Defenses And Much More Friday And Saturday
September 9, 2019
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
It’s now 15 years since the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) debuted in Millvale Days. A “King” has been crowned and title changes have occurred over the years, as the Megastars have always looked forward to their home across the Allegheny River from Lawrenceville. This year’s contests will prove to be just as valuable as any from this storied tradition.
On Friday, the KSWA hits the ring at 6:30 along Grant Street, and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The most coveted title in the Commonwealth is on the line as current Heavyweight Champion Dennis Gregory will defend against one-time former champion Shane Starr. Starr has unsuccessfully challenged earlier this year and the KSWA Championship Committee would like to see the Sharpsburg Shooter get another opportunity a few doors down from his home town. Meanwhile, Gregory has held off all kinds of challenges since winning the KSWA Championship last year. This will be a prime match that could be as hard-hitting and impactful as any match anywhere this calendar.
The KSWA tag team championships are once again in the possession of Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin, the VIPs. They will have a daunting task in defending against the unique team of Yinza, the Pittsburgh Luchadore, and his one-time training partner “Big Country” Matt McGraw. Yinza and McGraw have teamed before but are going against the most decorated team in Pittsburgh independent wrestling history. History could be made with this match Friday night.
In a battle of the big men, Anthony Alexander takes on a returning “Big” Mike Malachi. These two former KSWA Champions have faced each multiple times over the years, and this newest showdown is as important as any. Malachi has been away for most of the summer, and Alexander has gained some motion when it comes to championship goals. Most recently, Alexander bodyslammed the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre. Alexander has looked recharged, and Malachi wants to put a stop to that.
Mitch Napier takes on Harley T. Morris and Zak Hunter in a Triple Threat contest this Friday evening. All three of these Megastars have faced each other in every conceivable match over the years, and all are looking to impress the KSWA Championship Committee. A good showing in this contest could do that.
Millvale’s vaunted “King” Del Douglas will take on old foe Justin Sane in one-on-one action. Two veterans of the ring wrestle in front of the Millvale faithful Friday Night. Both men scored victories in the last KSWA event at Spirit Hall and look forward to continuing that important momentum.
This is a free event as part of the 26th annual Millvale Days. For more Event Information, please call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change.