Bubba/AA Rematch, Gregory Issues Open Challenge, Action Hero To Face Whistle-Blower, VIPs Celebrate 20 Years
September 25, 2019
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
Bubba the Bulldog shocked the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) Krazies at Spirit Hall in June when he defeated The Prime-Time Player Anthony Alexander for the Golden Triangle Championship. And after a series of title defenses, Bubba faces Double-A in a KSWA Championship Committee-enforced rematch. Alexander, who has been more passionate in-ring than perhaps ever before, looks to reclaim the championship he has earned three times before. Meanwhile, Bubba has never been more successful, and is absolutely at the top of his game.
KSWA Heavyweight Champion Dennis Gregory has issued an Open Challenge for Saturday Night. The creative development occurred after Gregory said his last few opponents (fan favorite Yinza as well as the surging Justin Sane) weren’t up to his standards. He decided to take the Number One Contender challenge into his own hands and informed the Championship Committee that he has opened up the opportunity. Gregory’s manager, the Mayor of Parts Unknown Mayor Mystery, has backed up the plan. Both men have warned any and all wrestlers that Gregory will not lose Saturday night. [At Press-Time, Harley T. Morris has announced that he has pulled himself out of a match and will face Gregory in the KSWA Heavyweight Championship match.]
Sly Scarpone returns Saturday night to defend the Five-Star Championship against the 302-pound powerhouse Officer Dan Murphy. Murphy has let it be known that he has every intention of upending the uber-popular Action Hero. The clash of styles between these two Megastars should mean an interesting contest between the boffo box office star and competitive whistle-blower.
As previously noted, the reigning members of the VIPs—Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin—this week celebrate 20 years as the most dominate stable in Independent Professional Wrestling today. They get a chance to continue that trend of superiority when they defend the most prestigious tag team championships in wrestling today, the KSWA tag team championship against the iconic Hall of Famer T-Rantula and “Big Country” Matt McGraw. T-Rantula has been a KSWA tag team champion with The Jester, and the VIPs have held the belts six times. McGraw is looking for his first taste of KSWA championship gold and this could be his best opportunity. As KSWA Krazies know, anything can and will happen when you get these four Megastars in the same Spirit Hall ring.
More tag team action will be enjoyed by the fans as Yinza and Justin Sane team up to take on “Big and Bigger” the 660-pound combination of the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre and “Big” Mike Malachi. Yinza has had an up-and-down summer when it comes to wins and losses, while Sane has earned a number of popular wins against strong foes such as “King” Del Douglas. Massacre and Malachi have been had part-time summers and might face a bit of in-ring rust. With tag team wrestling in KSWA being at an all-time high, all of these wrestlers will be looking to impress as Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling organization steams toward FanFest season.
The tag team of “Thy Kingdom Come” Del Douglas and Rev. Ron Hunt go to war with the “Best Bros Around” BROhemoth and Mitch Napier. This is another showdown with two of the premier teams in Pittsburgh wrestling. The veteran experience of The King and constant exposure of The Rev match up well against the power of BROhemoth and smooth sophistication of Mitch Napier, this match has the potential to steal the tag team spotlight.
Shane Starr and “The Gavel” David Lawless will also see action Saturday night. KSWA returns to Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh, 15201. Call 412-726-1762 for more information and tickets. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bell time is 7:00 p.m. Card is subject to change.