February 22, 2012
Ring ka King: Tag tourney ends; Morgan defends; fat guy bends (and breaks)
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
This week on Ring ka King, the tournament to decide the new Tag Team champions comes to a close - will the results be what "the boss" was hoping for? Elsewhere, various contenders vie for Matt Morgan's Heavyweight Championship, and they'll do whatever it takes to get a shot - including destroying a fat guy.
Saturday, February 18
The number one contender to the Heavyweight Championship, “Outlaw” Isaiah Cash rode on down to ringside, and called out Matt Morgan. As the champ headed to the ring to answer the call, he was attacked from behind by the psycho Jwala, and the two fought down the ramp and into the ring. There, Morgan was able to dispatch of Jwala, only to turn around and get waffled by a belt shot by the opportunistic Cash.
Backstage, Sir Brutus Magnus reminded Sonjay Dutt that “the boss” demanded that they win the Tag Team Championship tournament, or else he was going to send “it”. Sonjay was frightened by the thought – and also by Scott Steiner who yelled at him for good measure.
Elsewhere, Mickie James crossed some unkind words with Raisha Saeed.
Match 1: Jwala vs Barood
Barood is a chunky Indian wrestler who is barely taller than the top turnbuckle. Before the action started, Jwala grabbed a microphone and said that he refused to fight a fellow Indian. This was a lie, though, which was revealed when he brutally assaulted the pork pie after hugging him and calling him his brother. Jwala finished off the tubby rookie with a Sholay Spike, which laid out Barood for the pin. After the match, Jwala demanded that commissioner Jazzy Lahoria grant him a title shot. Lahoria, flanked by his security team, including Deadly Danda, came to the ring. Instead of granting Jwala a title shot, he suspended Jwala and had security throw him out of the building.
Match 2: Dutt & Magnus vs the Bollywood Boys – Tag Team Championship tournament semi-final match
A good match that had the Boys in control early on with a series of quick tags and double-team moves, prompting the commentator to unleash a cheesy trademark phrase, “Yeah, baby, I like it!” He didn’t like it when Dutt and Magnus managed to slow things down, though. Good thing that didn’t last long. Soon, the Boys took control again. It looked like they were going to end things with a Hart Attack, but their cheating opponents managed to trip them up. After that, with one Boy thrown out of the ring, the other was prone for a rolling face buster/flying elbow smash combination for the pin.
Winners: Sonjay Dutt and Brutus Magnus
Backstage, Chavo Guerrero and Bulldog Hart expressed their confidence about their upcoming match. They were interrupted by the little midget who asked for a title shot should the two third-generation wrestlers win the tournament. Hart and Guerrero laughed off the challenge, until they saw the midget’s partner – a towering giant guy.
A vignette was shown for the soon to debut, high flying wrester Pagal Parinda.
Backstage, Matt Morgan had some angry words for Jwala and Isaiah Cash, who both attacked him earlier.
Match 3: The Sheiks w/ Raisha Saeed vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bulldog Hart – Tag Team Championship tournament semni-final match
Hart used his size and strength to get an early advantage, throwing the Sheiks around at will. Combined with Chavo’s quickness, it looked like it would be an early night for the Sheiks. That is, until, the Sheiks started using some underhanded tactics. Near the end of the match, Raisha tried to get involved. But Mickie James ran into the ring and cat-fightted the masked one right out of the ring. That problem taken care of, Hart and Guerrero regrouped, and hit a Sheik with a powerslam/frog splash combo for the pinfall victory.
Winners: Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bulldog Hart
Sunday, February 19
In their respective locker rooms, Matt Morgan was wished good luck by Harbhajan Singh, while Isaiah Cash refused to join forces with Dutt, Steiner and Morgan.
Match 1: Pagal Parinda vs Jimmy Rave
Parinda came to the ring wearing a mask and a giant pair of feathered wings, resembling a bird – but didn’t wrestle with them - a pity, since that would be way cool. This was a match with honour, apparently, as the two shook hands to start things off. Parvinda used some nice acrobatics both defensively and offensively. Until he crash-landed when Rave dropkicked him during a springboard cross-body attempt. But like the Phoenix, he rose again, dizzying Rave with a twisting head-scissors, and putting him down for good after a moonsault.
Winner: Pagal Parinda
Match 2: “Outlaw” Isaiah Cash vs Matt Morgan – World Heavyweight Championship match
The two started slugging it out in the middle of the ring. Morgan won this exchange, embarrassing Cash and sending him to the floor. The two battled it out ringside, with Cash ending up on top, grounding the giant. Back in the ring, Cash continued to deliver a beating on Morgan, including some elbows and a legdrop or two. Morgan gutted it out, though, and soon the tables had turned. He ultimately won by hitting Cash with the Carbon Footprint, catching the biker full-on the face when Cash came off the top rope.
Winner, and still World Heavyweight champion: Matt Morgan
Match 3: Bulldog Hart & Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Sonjay Dutt & Sir Brutus Magnus – Tag Team Championship tournament finals
This one started with an exchange of slaps, but then it became more traditional. Chavo and Hart dazzled with some impressive moves, including a huge vertical suplex by Hart, and a flying dive to the floor by Chavo. They manhandled both Dutt and Magnus for some time, until Magnus broke their momentum with a sick clothesline on Chavo. After that, the villains kept the pressure on. That lasted until Chavo avoided a big running splash, and Magnus was momentarily stunned, giving Chavo a chance to make the tag to Hart. Hart was cleaning house, which prompted Scott Steiner to try to make his way to ringside to help his partners in crime. Would have worked, too, if Deadly Danda wasn’t right there. With Steiner neutralized, this gave Chavo and Hart the opportunity to hit their double team move on Sonjay for the pin.
Winners, and new Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Bulldog Hart
The show came to a close with Harbhajan Singh awarding the belts to the new champs, and Scott Steiner backstage, receiving the ominous warning from the boss that “it” was coming.Bob Kapur is too tired to think of anything funny to say here. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll reply when he wakes up.