March 2, 2012
Ring ka King: It arrives
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Last week on Ring ka King, after Sonjay Dutt and Brutus Magnus failed to capture the tag team championship, they and their partner in crime Scott Steiner were warned by their boss that he was sending “it”. A minute into the first show this weekend, we see that the threat was real - for "it" arrives!
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An ambulance, containing "it" drove up to the backstage interviewer Ram as he was going on about this week's matches. Though Steiner, Dutt and Magnus (henceforth, the "Trio") tried to block the cameras from getting a closer look, a quick peek through the side window showed a monstrous figure in the back, rocking and screaming in rage.
Match 1: American Adonis w/ Shera vs Roscoe Jackson
Jackson used some unconventional offense to knock Adonis to the floor early on. Back in the ring, Adonis used his power to surprise Jackson with a sky high backslam, but wasn’t able to really capitalize. After coming out on the losing end of a chop exchange, Adonis felt the pain of a big boot to the head. Jackson looked like he had the match won after a flying cross body, but the ref was distracted by Shera who climbed to the apron to break up the pin. Jackson turned his back on Adonis to knock Shera to the ground, but that left him prone to the Adonis Lock. He was unable to break it and the match was called.
Winner: American Adonis
Match 2: Alyssa Flash vs Raisha Saeeed w/ the Sheiks
Well, this is a strange turn of events, given that Saeed and Flash are the same performer here in North America. Maybe this is setting up a future angle, but this Saeed has a rather masculine frame – something that definitely can’t be said about Flash! Flash started off quickly, but got caught going to the top rope and slammed hard to the mat right on the back of her head. She tried to fight back, but got pinned after a Killswitch. After the match, Saeed and the Sheiks continued assaulting Flash, but the Bollywood Boys and Mickie James made the save.
Winner: Raisha Saeed
Backstage, Zarovar the Indian mini wrestler told Ram he wanted to fight “it”. Dr. Nick Dinsmore gave him a “magic pill” that he said would help. Despite the protests of his giant buddy Chotu, Zarovar swallowed the pill, which seemed to bring out the aggression in the little guy.
Backstage, Commissioner Jazzy Lahoria said that he would be making a big announcement later on.
Match 3: Hollywood & Broadway vs Romeo Rapta & Barood
Romeo is an Indian lothario type, who comes to the ring striking poses, including the Rick Rude hip swirl, and carrying a rose in his mouth. Barood is the fat guy from last week who’s more likely to come to the ring with a chicken wing in his mouth. Still, Barood surprised his more experienced opponents by using his body like a cannonball to drive through them, and then tagged in Romeo. Romeo was doing well, when Zarovar, hopped up on his magic pill, ran into the ring and started rolling around and sliding between everyone’s legs. Once they were finally able to get him out of there, the match continued, with Adonis in control. He tagged in Barood, who tried to roll up Hollywood, but the crafty heel turned it over and grabbed the ropes for leverage, stealing the win.
Winners: Hollywood & Broadway
Backstage, Jazzy Lahoria announced that on the next episode, a 12-man battle royal would determine the number one contender to Matt Morgan’s Heavyweight Championship. Elsewhere, the sight of broken shackles confirmed that “it” was loose!
Match 4: Scott Steiner, Sonjay Dutt & Sir Brutus Magnus vs Chavo Guerrero, Bulldog Hart & Matt Morgan
As all of the company’s champions headed to the ring to face the Trio, Scott Steiner decided to take a few swings at the people in the first few rows. Hart was showcased early on, using his strength to take down the powerhouse Steiner. When Magnus came in, he wasn’t treated much better, eating a lot of offense himself. Some dirty tactics by Steiner, including nearly whipping Chavo through the ringside barricade, helped even things up. He and his partners punished Chavo for several minutes, until the scrappy luchadore scrambled loose and made the tag to Morgan. This started off a series of finisher attempts, but it was only after a sneaky low blow by Magnus that he was able to take Hart down for the pin.
Winners: Chavo Guerrero, Bulldog Hart, and Matt Morgan
After the match, Morgan was going to avenge the loss with a big chokeslam, but the lights went out. When they turned back on, Morgan turned around to see "it" - now revealed to be the Monster Abyss - standing beside him. Abyss destroyed all of the champions in short order, and then terrorized the refs, trainers, and fans. This set off a near riot, as Steiner started tearing down the ringside barriers and ran into the crowd with violent intentions. The show ended with a great visual, with a rampaging Abyss and a psychotic Steiner barging through the crowd, scattering the Indian fans, fearing for their lives.
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The show started off with a graphic in memory of Chotu, the giant Indian wrestler who was shown on last week’s episode hanging out with Zarovar the mini.
In the locker room, the Monster Abyss screamed in fury while looking at a picture of Matt Morgan. Elsewhere, backstage interviewer Ram revealed that a prominent American business man had made an offer to buy the company.
Heavyweight Champion Matt Morgan came to the ring, and cut a promo, starting with a few sentences in Hindi – impressive. He said that it wouldn’t matter who won the battle royal since he would beat them when they ultimately met in the ring. But his business out there tonight was to call out Abyss for the sneak attack on the last episode. Abyss obliged the champ with a fist, and it soon became a big fight. Abyss was in a zone where he couldn’t even feel pain, and he laid out Morgan with a Black Hole Slam. After the match, the dirty scoundrel Jwala came to the ring and beat up on Matt Morgan.
Match 1: The Sheiks & Raisha Saeed vs the Bollywood Boys & Mickie James
It looks like Raisha is a woman again. And speaking of women, thanks again B-Boys for your dancing-girl filled dance to the ring. The women started off fast and furious. Ultimately, the Boys and Sheiks were tagged in, and business picked up even more. The Boys used their size to ground the Sheiks. It looked like things were going the Boys’ way, but the Sheiks used some questionable tactics to roll one of them up for the pin.
Winners: The Sheiks & Raisha Saeed
After the match, Mickie challenged Raisha to a one-on-one match next week to settle their differences.
Match 2: Battle Royal to determine the number one contender to the Heavyweight Championship
This was more of a Royal Rumble, with new competitors coming in after a minute. Pretty standard rumble, with nobody getting eliminated until more than halfway through when Isaiah Cash made his way to the ring, and bodies - his included - soon were thrown to the floor. Things picked up some more as Zarovar and his walking golem Chotu entered the fray. Luckily for the rest of the participants, the powerful Chotu didn’t last long, voluntary eliminating himself when Zarovar got violently heaved out of the ring where he landed on Dr. Nick. Conspicuous by his absence from the match was fan favourite Mahabali Veera, who, it was shown had been brutally attacked and left in a bloody heap backstage by Abyss. Steiner was another big player in this one, eliminating several wrestlers in succession. But then he was flummoxed by debuting wrestler Aghori Saaya, a hulk of a man with a weightlifter’s body and a zombie/voodoo look. Eventually, the match came down to Saaya and Magnus, at which point it became a regular singles match. Magnus surprised Saaya with a low blow and a powerslam to get the surprise pin.
Winner, and new number one contender to the Heavyweight Championship: Sir Brutus Magnus
Next week: Mickie faces Raisha, Magnus gets his title shot, and the boss arrives.Bob Kapur is ridiculously late with this report. Blame the six hours of American Idol this week. E-mail him your Idol predictions at email@example.com. Seacrest, out.