Kash v. Flash 2 Promises To Bring The Goods; Controversy Swirls Over Ice Machine's Cool 5-Star Win
October 13, 2016
by Trapper Tom, Ring Announcer/Wrestling Journalist
The year 2016 has been an interesting calendar for the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) World title. Former champion Kris Kash and now current titleholder Jay Flash have added a dimension of speed and quickness the most prestigious belt in the Commonwealth has never had. In fact it was a stunned crowd that witnessed the changing of the guard on September 10. Since that time, the KSWA has embarked one of the busiest stretches in the promotion's storied history.
Now, it's Kash v. Flash 2 this Saturday night.
After his win at the Teamster Temple, Flash has stayed away from any one-on-one competition with Kash. They have participated against each other in tag team competitions: Kash and Golden Triangle Champion Shane Starr have bested both Flash and Lou Martin and Flash and Tommy Faime in recent weeks. Flash has successfully defended the KSWA title twice against long-time top challenger Justin Sane.
Meanwhile, Kash has defeated both Faime and Shawn Blachard in single's competition.
Kash and Flash both are decidedly south of 200 pounds and less than six feet tall. While Flash is the stronger competitor, Kash is the higher flyer. Flash's career-changing ankle injury two years ago has grounded one of the industry's most-skilled aerial artists. Both opponents have a wealth of technical knowledge and a top skill set. Flash is more fluid, Kash the harder striker. At time their attacks are difficult to keep up; however, they both maintain a superior ground game.
Just like the first showdown, this matchup should not be missed.
All the while, KSWA Owner Tommy Faime remains beside himself with the new 5-Star Champion, Ice Machine. Machine defeated the Pride of West Virginia, Harley T. Morris in Wexford for the strap. Morris, who adored that championship like no other, as well as his manager, "The Mad Genius" David Marbell, are strategizing for a 5-Star rematch this Saturday night. Faime himself has said that there is conclusive proof that Ice Machine is in fact, the fired Tony Johnson. At press-time, Johnson had not made his feelings felt, other than he has rebuffed suggestions that he is the International Megastar Ice Machine. In fact, Johnson has repeatedly groaned over the fact that Ice Machine has used some of his moves in the ring, especially the Ice Kick.
The Golden Triangle Champion, Shane Starr, is expected to be in action this Saturday night. The KSWA Tag Team Champions, The Spear Asylum, are now convinced that The Jester will never be able to cash in his tag team championship opportunity from Battle Bowl. Bobby Badfingers in particular has attacked and speared the jovial Jester in recent weeks and not one wrestler has ventured out of the locker room to help.
Lord Zoltan is also eagerly waiting to hear who his opponent will be on October 15. The legendary KSWA Hall of Famer will soon extend his own personal legacy to 41 years in the squared circle, and the dancing machine appears to not be close to calling it quits.
Many other Megastars are expected to be in action this Saturday night, October 15 at the Teamster Temple, 4701 Butler Street, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Bell time is 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids, and $15 for Mezzanine, the best seat in the house. Card is subject to change.