The Original Renegade Returns To Team With Tag Team Champions, Sin Born Gets Opportunity At Top Prize, Kavod Defends Against Juggernaut

November 9, 2021
By Trapper Tom, Editor, KSWA Digest

It’s the return of the “original” Renegade when Justin Sane returns to the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA) to tag with the tag team champions. Sane joins Yinza, the Pittsburgh Luchadore and “Big Country” Matt McGraw to take on the accomplished team of J-Ru, Harley T. Morris and Officer Dan Murphy.

Justin Sane has been one of the founders of the KSWA, debuting on the third KSWA event on August 4, 2000 in Bloomfield. He’s a multi-time champion who was one-half of Party Gras, one of the organization’s all-time great tag teams. He and Lord Zoltan held the KSWA tag team belts a decade ago for a record 525-days. Sane has been on the sidelines, and sometimes in the audience, since the KSWA’s 20th anniversary event in February, 2020. Plagued by injuries, Sane has been working his way back to health and the active KSWA roster. He jumps right in with one of the most popular duos since the Party Gras days, and against three Megastars who are on top of their game. The “Professional” Harley T. Morris has been on a bit of a skid since losing the 5-Star Championship earlier this year, so he is looking to make a statement. J-Ru also recently abdicated the 5-Star Championship to The Regent Joshua Kavod and continues with solid work in the ring. And then there’s the 300-plus-pound Officer Dan Murphy who has battled KSWA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Alexander tooth-and-nail over the summer. This will be a great “welcome back” to one of the KSWA all-time legends, as well as a spring board into the FanFest season.

The KSWA Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as Double-A Anthony Alexander defends the Commonwealth’s most prestigious prize against the Sin Born. The wrestler from Dead Man’s Hollow takes on the most prolific champion currently in professional wrestling in front of an always-inspired crowd. Alexander continues to take on each and every competitor, whether they are friend of foe, and the KSWA Championship Committee and Owner Bobby O have been impressed with Sin Born. A talented athlete, Sin Born should bring a unique challenge to Alexander, who most recently has taken on big men like Beast Man and Officer Dan Murphy, as well as valuable veterans like Lucio Deveer. This will be another challenge for the Prime-Time Player and he will be ready.

Another veteran who had been out with an injury, Shawn Blanchard, will get another shot with Shane Starr for the Golden Triangle Championship. Blanchard has been as hungry and angry as ever on social media, has shown respect for Starr. That doesn’t mean, however, that he doesn’t want that title. The two will battle over the only title the former 6-time KSWA champion hasn’t earned. This will be a hard-fought contest between two of Pittsburgh wrestling’s most stubborn and hard-fighting athletes.

For the 5-Star Championship, new titleholder “The Regent” Joshua Kavod has a hard-headed rival in “The Ram” Anthony Drake. The two are no strangers to each other, and both have captured fans in the KSWA. But that usually stops at the curtain when two wrestlers battle in the KSWA. The Regent takes to heart the responsibilities of the 5-Star championship and The Ram has captured gold elsewhere. This will be a contest between two distinctly-different styles. No one in Pittsburgh flies like Kavod and The Ram is a head-butting juggernaut. Drake is one of the organization’s strongest entities and Kavod is quick and resilient. This has the chance to be a match of the night.

The feud between “The Face of Pittsburgh” Lou Martin and “King” Del Douglas enters into a new phase Saturday night. The two of Pittsburgh’s most recognizable professional wrestlers have stomped, slapped, kicked, punched and (in Douglas’ case) eaten dog food, as part of this ancient rivalry. The two are evenly-matched in practically every single way, so it is difficult to tell who might end up with the victory Saturday. Regardless, it will be on of the most intense fights of the evening.

Rookie KSWA Megastar Tyler Grayson will face off against the Cleveland Bruiser, the KSWA’s resident rebel rouser. Grayson has appeared in the Millvale Battle Royal and has been training with the KSWA for months. Now he gets an opportunity to impress against an intolerable foe who somehow continues to show up for beatings.

The KSWA returns to the Pioneer Hose Company, Station 112, 124 Morgan Street, Brackenridge, this Saturday Night, November 13 at a special 6:00 p.m. bell time. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and all tickets are $10. For more information, call 412-726-1762.

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