March 14, 2012
Ring ka King: Coronations and championships - Jarrett's control quest continues
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Last week, Jeff Jarrett's quest for control of Ring ka King took a major step, as his man Brutus Magnus stole the Heavyweight Championship away from Matt Morgan. Will anyone be able to stop him from achieving his goal? Let's head to the ring and find out.
Match 1: The Bollywood Boys & Pagal Parinda vs Zema Ion, Jimmy Rave & Maxx B
Very quick tags from both teams to start, with Parinda in particular showing off some dynamic aerials. A lot happened really quickly, with highlights being Rave’s huge uranage (Rock Bottom) onto a Bollywood Boy on the apron that looked really painful, and a stunning somersault dive by Ion onto his opponents. Soon after everyone got back into the ring, the Boys hit Rave with stereo superkicks, and Parinda took it home with a moonsault. Good match, if not too quickly over.
Winners: The Bollywood Boys & Pagal Parinda
Jarrett’s stable made a heck of a splashy entrance, arriving at the building on the back of a flat-bed transport truck in formal Indian garb. Backstage announcer Ram confronted Deadly Danda for turning his back on the company last week, but Danda didn’t seem repentant for his actions.
Match 2: American Adonis w/ Shera vs Barood
Barood could be like an Indian Mikey Whipwreck with a worse body shape – seriously, the guy is like a spandex-covered potato But the Indian fans love him. He was in a fighting mood tonight, rocking Adonis with a couple of shots, but then Adonis dropped him with a big Samoan Drop. This left Barood weakened and prone for the Adonis Lock, and in a matter of seconds, he blacked out.
Winner: American Adonis
After the match, Adonis challenged anyone in the back to accept his Adonis Lock challenge. Cue the Indian Superman, Mahabali Veera. This seemed to faze Adonis, who backed out under the excuse that he had already wrestled a match.
Tony Broadway w/ Joey Hollywood vs Mahabali Veera
An early distraction by Hollywood on the outside let Broadway take over early, hitting Veera with a snapmare and a low dropkick, followed by some stomps in the corner. Broadway showboated to the crowd a bit too long, and got caught with a big clothesline. Fired up now, Veera hit a series of clotheslines, and then a Veera Bomb for the pin.
Winner: Mahabali Veera
Backstage, Ram interviewed Sonjay Dutt who was dressed in the finest Indian silk. He promised that the celebration that Jarrett’s henchmen had planned for later on would be unbelievable.
Elsewhere, Goodwill Ambassador Harbhajan Singh said that he would never forgive Jeff Jarrett for his actions last week, and said that he would do what it takes to get Jarrett out of the company – no matter how powerful Jarrett has with the Heavyweight Champion Brutus Magnus under his influence.
In the last segment, the red carpet was rolled out down the entrance ramp, and the ring was similarly decorated. An Indian brass band led the honour guard, which included some dancing girls carrying a crown on a pillow, to the ring. This was stellar, with Jarrett wearing an old-school purple sports coat and a smug smile on his face all the way to the ring. In the ring now was a throne, upon which the cape-wearing champion sat, flanked by the rest of the faction, including Danda. With Dutt translating, Jarrett thanked the crowd for attending the first ever Ring ka King coronation. He congratulated Magnus for single-handedly beating Morgan, to the outrage of the commentary team. Jarrett then said that RDX would next go on to win the Tag Team Championship on the next show when Steiner and Abyss were scheduled to compete for the belts. Jarrett then gave special incentive to Danda, promising to keep him rolling in the rupees as long as his men kept winning. He then promised something for Dutt – a set of golden-feathered angel wings to symbolize Dutt as the best high-flyer in the company. This was hilarious, as Dutt looked so proud wearing these life-sized wings. Jarrett then announced the faction’s name moving forward would be “RDX”. Dutt then told Jeff that they had a surprise for him – from the ceiling descended a golden guitar. This brought out Commissioner Jazzy Lahoria. He reminded RDX that he was still the Commissioner, and that what he said goes. Deadly Danda then took the mic and intimidated his former boss, saying it was six on one. But Lahoria reminded him that Indian tigers run in packs, which brought out the good guys on the roster. The show ended with the two sides facing off in the middle of the ring.
The show started off with TNA Knockout Angelina Love being introduced, and she promised to give all of her love to the Indian fans.
Match 1: The Sheiks w/ Raisha Saeed vs Maxx B & Romeo Rapta
When Romeo was taking off his shirt, to the delight of the ladies in attendance, Mustafa kicked him in the gut to start things off. Rapta recovered from the sneak attack, and took over. Maxx B continued the momentum, knocking down Abdul Bashir with a flurry of firsts. But soon the tag experience of the Sheiks came into plan, and they were able to isolate Maxx. The ref caught the Sheiks cheating, and when he admonished them, Maxx was able to get the tag to Rapta. Rapta surprised Mustafa with a beautiful springboard dropkick, and the Sheiks tried for desperate measures. Raisha was digging in her boot for a foreign object, but Angelina Love ran to the ring and prevented her from doing so. Mustafa protested Love’s presence, and he was rolled up for the pin for his troubles.
Winners: Maxx B & Romeo Rapta
Backstage, Jazzy Lahoria said that he had spoken with the Ring ka King’s shareholders said that they were brining in an independent mediator to resolve the issues between Lahoria and RDX.
Match 2: Barood vs Leopard
The commentators noted Barood’s losing streak, and wondered if he could turn things around in this match against one half of the Mumbai Cats. The two shook hands before the match in a sign of sportsmanship. Barood used his weight advantage to barrel into Leopard and knock him down, and followed that up with some well-executed offensive power moves. But Leopard had the reflexes of a cat and was able to stop short on a Barood dropkick attempt. With Barood turtled on his back, Leopard rolled him up for the pin.
After the match, the psychotic Jwala ran in, and hit the Cats with a double clothesline to clear the ring. He sat down in a chair and said that unless he got a title shot, he wouldn’t leave. This brought out RDX. Jarrett first thanked Jwala for his assist in the Magnus title win, and offered Jwala the chance to join RDX, suggesting that doing so may earn him a title opportunity somewhere down the line. Jwala answered that he would get a shot and wouldn’t need Jarrett or RDX to get one, and then left. That business out of the way, Jarrett said that he didn’t care who the mediator was to be, because he had to concentrate on winning the Tag Team Championship.
Match 3 – Abyss & Scott Steiner vs Chavo Guerrero & Bulldog Hart – Tag Team Championship match
Chavo started out using hit-and-run tactics on Abyss, a smart move lest he got caught in the clutches of the monster. When Hart got tagged in, Steiner answered the call to take him on. Steiner immediately got to work, hitting Smith with various boots and stomps. But Smith woud not yeield, and nailed Steiner with a series of suplexes to ground the self-professed genetic freak. Abyss’ timely grab of Chavo in the corner gave Steiner the chance he was looking for. He dragged Chavo into the corner, where the RDX members continued to deliver the punishment. Chavo refused to yield, though, and after surprising Abyss with an enziguri, tagged in the fresh Hart. He went to work on both challengers, showing off some power of his own. Momentum in his favour, he even joined his partner in giving the bigger Abyss a double suplex. The champs couldn’t be stopped, and it wasn’t long afterwards that Chavo hit the frog splash on Abyss for the… no! Before he got the chance to get the win, Sonjay Dutt distracted the referee. Chavo knocked him to the floor, but then walked into the Black Hole Slam and got pinned.
Winners, and new Tag Team Champions: Abyss & Scott Steiner
After the match, the rest of RDX came to the ring to celebrate with the new champs. But then, Ram put a stop to the party, to welcome Jazzy Lahoria back to the ring, accompanied by Matt Morgan and Mahabali Veera. Ram then announced that the mediator who the investors selected to decide who gets control of the company was none other than Goodwill Ambassador Habhajan Singh.
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