KSWA Returns To Beechview For "Brawl II," Latin Assassin To Face Old Foe

September 1, 2016
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist

After an earlier rain out this summer, the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) travels beyond the confluence and to Pittsburgh’s South Hills for Beechview Brawl II this Saturday, September 3!

The most talked about match of the day will take place between former 6-time KSWA World Champion Shawn Blanchard and former KSWA World Champion and now Beechview businessman The Latin Assassin! In recent years, The Latin Assassin has built a reputation for himself as a businessman as well as well as civic leader. Those responsibilities, as well as lingering injuries, have largely kept him out of the wrestling ring; however, his impromptu return to the ring really started last year. At the initial Beechview Brawl, Latin entered the ring for the first time in years to charge Blanchard, who was insulting the entrepreneur from the squared circle. Since that time, Latin has made a triumphant return, albeit it in infrequent appearances. The two former friends turned long-time foes lace up the boots and go at it in the center of the ring.

The KSWA title is on the line Saturday as Kris Kash is set to take on one half of the KSWA Tag Team Champions, in Bobby Badfingers. This is Badfinger’s first shot at Kash’s title, and despite the absence of the still-hurting Mayor Mystery, the Windy City Brawler is confident that he will add the most prestigious Single’s Title in the Commonwealth to Spear Asylum’s cache. Meanwhile, Kash has fended off the likes of Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin, as well as other challengers in recent months. Since winning both the KSWA World Title and one half of the tag belts (with Shane Starr) at FanFest, Kash has been busier than ever before. Even though The Lost Boys lost the tag team belts to Badfingers and Vinnie Stone, Kash has still defended the KSWA title with gusto (it should be noted that Starr went on to win the Golden Triangle Championship as well). This is a rare match between Kash and Badfingers and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Might Badfingers fulfill his career-long goal and become the Baddest Wrestler in the KSWA, as well as its most important titleholder?

Even though he is no longer the Golden Triangle Champion, “Dr. Devastation” Lou Martin remains the self-professed “Face of Pittsburgh,” and he has once again opened himself up to the “Face of Pittsburgh” Challenge! None other than the legendary Lord Zoltan will walk through the curtain to take on Martin in this challenge. As long-time KSWA Krazies undoubtedly know, Martin and Zoltan were once friends, but that went away when the mysterious dancer from Bourbon Street teamed up with Justin Sane five years ago. Now, Martin has his manicured-hands full with Lord Zoltan. It might not be too difficult for Zoltan to find a wrench in the tough Beechview streets. This showdown will certainly be a crowd pleaser.

Many Megastars will be in action. The current Golden Triangle Champion, Shane Starr, will be on hand, as well 5-Star Champion Harley T. Morris and his manager, the “Mad Genius” David Marbell. The Jester, “Big” Mike Malachi and others will be buckling up their boots in Beechview this Saturday afternoon.

This event is a free show, compliments of many businesses in Beechview. A full list of sponsors will be available on Saturday. The matches will take place at the same location as last year, the Beechview Farmers Market Parking Lot at Beechview & Broadway Avenues, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Bell time is 4:00 p.m. Call 412-726-1762 for more information. Card is subject to change.

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