Opportunities About For Megastars, Cardille "Legacy" Winner To Be Honored, More As KSWA Turns 20
February 19, 2020
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
It’s been a twenty-year labor of love for professional wrestling when the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) opens its doors this Saturday night at the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh.
The KSWA’s 283rd event takes place at Spirit Hall and is highlighted by Heavyweight Champion Anthony Alexander’s title defense against the returning Edric Everhart. Opportunity has always been the calling card of the KSWA and it’s never been more important. Everhart, a former KSWA tag team champion and for a brief time he was a hand-picked member of the VIPs—returns for the first time since March, 28, 2015 and gets a chance to win the most coveted title in the Commonwealth.
The Golden Triangle Championship will be defended by Shane Starr when he takes on the challenge of J-Ru. J-Ru was in the first match of the inaugural KSWA card on February 18, 2000 at Peabody High School. Shane Starr has won a number of championships since he debuted at 18 years of age in 2005. Starr recently tagged with Alexander to take on Bubba the Bulldog and Dennis Gregory, and now the Golden Triangle Champion will face a formidable foe looking to cement his legacy in Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling scene. Both men are eager to have a good showing in front of the Krazies this Saturday.
One-time former tag team champions Bubba the Bulldog and Dennis Gregory team once again to face the hard-hitting team of T-Rantula and “Big Country” Matt McGraw. The match will be interesting as Bubba and Dennis have not tagged with each other often in recent months. They both held singles gold for significant amounts of time, while T-Rantula and McGraw have become an established team over the past year. However, as their appearance in Brackenridge proves, the Mayor Mystery-led “Team Don’t Care” still has the chops to be an effective duo.
The battle of the biggest takes place Saturday night as The Beastman faces off against the 7-foot-tall Jack Massacre. Between the two Megastars, there will be nearly 800 pounds of humanity in the ring. This hard-hitting contest will be a challenge to both wrestlers. Rarely do they face off against with someone who is of equal size and strength. Both Massacre and Beastman will have to ratchet up the physical context of their showdown.
One of the KSWA’s longest-tenured veterans, Justin Sane, is set to team up with the Pittsburgh Luchadore, Yinza to face Five-Star Champion Harley T. Morris and his partner “King” Del Douglas. Morris fought off Sane in Brackenridge, but their long-time rivalry isn’t over. Add Morris’ taunting of Yinza recently on social media and this feud can only this should be a heated matchup.
Many of the KSWA’s favorite “and not so favorite” Megastars will also be in action.
The KSWA will honor Lawrenceville United as its “Chilly” Bill Cardille “Legacy Award” winner. Lawrenceville United is an “inclusive, resident-driven, non-profit” organization that works to improve the quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents. The organization has long been a supporter of the KSWA, and they will be honored Saturday. In addition, the annual KSWA “Fan of the Year” will be revealed at the event.
The KSWA 20th Anniversary event takes place this Saturday, February 22 at Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh. Front row seats are sold out, but General Admission tickets remain for $12. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the bell time is 7:00 p.m. All who purchase a ticket will receive a commemorative cup recognizing the 20th anniversary.
Call 412-726-1762 for more information. Card is subject to change.