First Brawl Under The Bridge Title Defense, Party Gras Might Get Last Shot At Tag Belts, Faime Faces Two Challengers
May 10, 2017
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest
The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) returns to action this Saturday night for a series of matches that showcases not only the most important wrestling titles in the Commonwealth, but battles between giants and hard-hitters as well.
The challenge for the KSWA World Heavyweight title between champion Mitch Napier and veteran Denny Gregory has already been showcased. The match for Tommy Faime’s Golden Triangle Championship is a Triple Threat match including Ice Machine and Harley T. Morris. Morris and Ice Machine both held the 5-Star championship, but neither have been elevated to the championship that represents the city of Pittsburgh.
It might be the last opportunity for Party Gras to earn tag team gold. Justin Sane recently won the 5-Star championship from Morris, and will be obligated to defend it; however, it is possible that Sane and Lord Zoltan could become two-time tag team champions this Saturday. Party Gras did hold the KSWA tag team championship for a still-record 75 weeks. If they win again, the title-thirsty duo wouldn’t rest until they broke their own record. Standing in their collective way of course is the reigning KSWA Tag Team Champions T-Rantula and The Jester. This match is unique in its own right because Lord Zoltan and T-Rantula, two legends in western Pennsylvania wrestling, have an opportunity in 2017 to battle each other on the state’s biggest stage…the KSWA’s squared circle. It’s also interesting to note that The Jester has tagged with Party Gras, and he along with “King” Del Douglas were the ones to end Justin Sane and Lord Zoltan’s historic run.
Not to be outdone, the Brawl Under The Bridge championship returns to the KSWA landscape as title holder Kris Kash defends for the first time in a Fatal Four-way. As per the KSWA Championship Committee, Kash will defend against friend and frequent tag team partner Shane Starr, as well as the VIP’s Shawn Blanchard and Lou Martin. The winner of this match will assuredly take the KSWA’s newest championship back to Homestead for the third annual Brawl Under the Bridge on July 22. All four Megastars, who have met and battled each other countless times over the past decade, find themselves where the stakes have never been higher.
MV Young and Jay Flash, two of the hardest-hitting young athletes in Pittsburgh wrestling, face off in a match of momentous significance. Flash, the former KSWA World Champion, looks to reclaim that position against a wrestler who will assuredly stand in his way for years to come. MV Young brings the acclaimed “Strong Style” of grappling to Pittsburgh, while Flash has been employing his version of the movement for his entire KSWA run. This is a match that the KSWA Krazies have embraced, and the athletes won’t let them down.
In another highly-anticipated showdown, the KSWA’s original giant, “Big” Mike Malachi takes on the winner of the 2017 Joe Abby Memorial Tournament, “Double A” Anthony Alexander. Alexander is still glowing from his surprise return to the KSWA and subsequent, shocking win. Meanwhile, Malachi is none-too-happy about Alexander’s return. Malachi says that he should have had the Abby tournament spot and win. He wants to take Alexander out as quickly as he returned.
“King” Del Douglas faces newcomer Gino Slice in one-on-one competition. The veteran Douglas has been on a roll, most recently defeating longtime foe Lord Zoltan, albeit in controversial fashion. Douglas is poising himself for a run at the 5-Star or KSWA title. Gino Slice comes to the KSWA trying to make a name for himself in Pittsburgh. If he’s able to upset the always-competitive Douglas, he could catapult himself well for the second half of the year.
And last but not least, former “Spear Asylum” anchor Bobby Badfingers joins forces with his “Dirty Deeds” partner J-Ru as the re-branded “Mossberg Militia.” The duo, who for the better part of a year challenged for the KSWA tag team championship. It now looks like they are poised to charge for the prize once again. They have issued an “Open Challenge” to show their renewed dominance. KSWA Owner Bobby O has worked with the KSWA Championship Committee to ink a team to answer the call. With any number of former KSWA wrestlers (and others throughout the industry) eager to apply their trade before the KSWA Krazies, absolutely anything could happen.
KSWA wrestling returns to Pittsburgh this Saturday night, at Spirit Hall, 242 51st Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood within the city of Pittsburgh. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids. Call 412-726-1762 for more information. Card is subject to change.