Championships On The Line In Imperial As Gregory, Bubba, VIPs And Scarpone All Look To Retain
October 8, 2019
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) tour of Western Pennsylvania continues on Saturday as the organization goes West of the city of Pittsburgh. The KSWA teams with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department and the West Hills Softball (14 and Under) league for a fundraiser. And after a week off for most of the singles champions, the KSWA storms forward with all of the belts on the line.
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion, Dennis Gregory defends the most sought-after and important singles title in the Commonwealth when he takes on one of the few other Megastars who have ever held it in Shane Starr. The two heavy-hitters have battled each other before and Gregory has been victorious; however, Starr is not out of the competitive picture just yet. In fact, Starr has muscled up and fine-tuned his in-ring delivery with aspirations of once again sitting high as the top professional wrestling in Pennsylvania.
The city of Pittsburgh’s premier wrestling championship, the Golden Triangle Championship, will be defended when Bubba the Bulldog returns. Most recently, Bubba lost to Anthony Alexander by disqualification and defeated Zak Hunter. The Bulldog last successfully defended the Golden Triangle Championship against Kash on August 24 in Verona. These two Megastars are among the most physical on the roster, with Kash taking some time off in recent months to rest, so this should be a tight matchup.
The most coveted tag team championships in the Commonwealth are on the line as the VIPs--Shawn Blanchard & "Dr. Devastation" Lou Martin—defend the KSWA tag team belts against the megastars that they beat—Mitch Napier and BROhemoth. The Best Bros Around are looking to reclaim the belts that they had earlier in the summer and the VIPs—who have held the KSWA tag team championships six times in their history—are planning on staying on top for 20 more years.
The KSWA Five Star Title is on the line as the two-time champion Sly Scarpone defends in a Triple Threat Match against Zak Hunter and the Pittsburgh Luchadore, Yinza. Both Hunter and Yinza have had great outings in recent months and have been rewarded with this shot at championship gold. Scarpone has proven to be a gutsy, fighting champion and is looking forward to the competition. Both Hunter and Yinza have been very hungry for singles gold in the KSWA and take great pride in this opportunity.
The iconic T-Rantula and his protégé’ Matt McGraw team up in “Big Country’s” home town to take on the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre and “The King” Del Douglas. T-Rantula and Massacre have battled each other on-and-off for a couple of years now. In recent months, Douglas has battled McGraw, and once got a clean victory over Big Country. There’s never a shortage of big chops and heavy hits when these Megastars get into the ring.
Recently, Double-A Anthony Alexander has inserted himself into the KSWA Heavyweight Championship title scene; however, the Championship Committee wants to see how he handles some of the harder hitters on the roster. Alexander and Deveer, a fellow fan favorite, earlier this year so they know each other. The power advantage will go toward Alexander, but Deveer continues to improve with a leaner and more athletic style. Even though there is no beef between the two, Alexander and Deveer will put on a great, physical match for the Krazies.
Two veterans—one of 20 years—Justin Sane and Harley T. Morris renew their rivalry. The two have battled each other over and over the past few years and neither have been able to secure a definitive edge. In the past few months, Morris has tightened his role as “The Professional” and Sane has had an upswing in success over the same amount of time. The two have shared the squared circle in a variety of ways this year, but this the first time the two have battled one-on-one since June 29.
KSWA Wrestling returns to Imperial for a Volunteer Fire Department and West Hills Softball (14 and Under) fundraiser this Saturday night, October 12, 2019. Bell time is 7:00 p.m. at the Imperial VFD, 111 Pine Street, Imperial, PA 15126. All tickets are $10. Call 412-726-1762. Card Subject to Change.