MV Young Looks To Make His Way To The Top Of Wrestling In PGH And Jay Flash Is In His Way

May 1, 2017
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest

A Major-League city boasts professional ventures in a combination of big-name sports, such as baseball, basketball, football and/or hockey. Only Pittsburgh qualifies as a Major-League city in the western confines of the Commonwealth and it proudly touts the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) as its brand of choice.

One of the most eagerly-awaited matches of the year is to take place on Saturday, May 13. Former KSWA World Champion Jay Flash works his way back up the competitive ladder, and standing is his way is the physical juggernaut, “The One” MV Young.

Once KSWA Krazies found out that this match was scheduled to take place, they got very excited. The former title holder, formerly a South Beach Soldier, now a Megastar on a Mission, Jay Flash has beefed up from 174 pounds to a chiseled 200. The musculature has not slowed Flash down one bit, he remains one of the quickest and most brutal strikers professional wrestling has seen in some time.

Flash is poised to take on MV Young, who has missed a little time due to a nagging hand injury; however, the young man is back and ready to elevate in his home neighborhood of Lawrenceville.

Young and Flash met, briefly, at Battle Bowl in January. Young, making his debut in Pittsburgh after landing high profile matches in Europe, took the brawl to Flash. In fact, Young eliminated Flash in the over-the-top-rope extravaganza that’s designed to reset the competitive clock for all titles, most notably the KSWA World Championship.

Flash won the title, besting Kris Kash just last year. After a series of successful defenses, Flash faced his biggest challenge in former champion Mitch Napier and Kash at KSWA FanFest, Pittsburgh’s biggest wrestling stage.

MV Young has already taken on Denny Gregory in a blow-for-blow, exciting slug fest that left an impression on both men. Meanwhile, Flash has taken Mitch Napier to the limit of competition.

Now with Napier battling veteran Denny Gregory (that preview comes at a different time), Flash finds himself facing off with a young (pun intended), strong style brawler ready to ascend in Pennsylvania’s most important wrestling promotion.

At the Joe Abby Memorial Tournament, Flash defeated Shane Starr in first-round competition, but couldn’t get by surprise entrant Anthony Alexander in the finals. Young stepped into Mayor Mystery’s sites when he got involved in the aftermath of his team’s win.

With two like-minded, physical combatants, the match between Jay Flash and MV Young will highlight an already outstanding night. In addition to Napier v. Gregory, the KSWA Golden Triangle Championship will be on the line as champion Tommy Faime defends against both Harley T. Morris and Ice Machine. The KSWA Tag Team Championship will be defended as T-Rantula and The Jester fend off the former and longest-reigning KSWA Tag Team Champions of all time—Party Gras (Lord Zoltan and Justin Sane). In addition, a Brawl Under The Bridge title match has been scheduled. In it, Kris Kash defends against his long-time friend and tag team partner Shane Starr, as well as Lou Martin and Shawn Blanchard in a Fatal Four-way. And Joe Abby Memorial Tournament winner, Anthony Alexander—that’s right—Double A—will face off against the KSWA’s “Original Giant” Mike Malachi. Other matches are to follow.

Jay Flash and MV Young face off as part of KSWA Saturday Night and Spirit Lodge, 242 51st Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. For more information call 412-726-1762. Card is subject to change.

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