By Ben Simon
You’ve heard the news? Ken Kasa is still the Classic Wrestling Champion. The “Ironman” defeated Jake Dirden, 2-1, in a best-of-three showdown last weekend in East Carondelet.
With the match tied 1-1, Travis Cook blatantly interfered, trying to get the champion disqualified. This would yield a loss, yet a successful title defense. Referee Jay King knew that the deciding fall in the match had to be a pin or submission for a title change.
Even though King wouldn’t disqualify Ken Kasa, Dirden couldn’t keep his composure and tossed Kasa over the top rope for a DQ in the third.
There is no rest for champion Ken Kasa. He is signed to meet Heath Hatton for the title in Kasa’s 10th defense this Saturday at the Caseyville Village Hall in Caseyville, Ill.
Also on the card, Ron Powers and Chaz Wesson will tangle with Ricky Cruz & Ax Allwardt. What condition will Wesson be in? Ricky Cruz’s brutal chair assault left Chaz bloody and unconscious just this past weekend.
Note that Dave Vaughn was originally slated to team with Cruz in the match; Vaughn is taking a leave from pro wrestling.
The event is a benefit for the local fire department. For tickets, call (618) 344-1781.