March 21, 2012
Ring ka King: Love and lots of Lahoria
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Last week, Ring ka King saw new tag team champions crowned. What's on tap this week? Read on!
Match 1: Shera w/ American Adonis vs Mahabali Veera
Shera is Adonis’ interpreter-slash-lackey, and he was picked by Adonis to take on his nemesis Veera. Shera attacked while Veera was taking off his jacket, and took control early, working on Veera in the corner. The Indian Superman fought back, though, and after a couple of big clotheslines and a pump-handle slam, hit a spinebuster to get the quick pin. After the match, Veera challenged Adonis, and it looked like he was going to get his opportunity, but Adonis chickened out.
Winner: Mahabali Veera
Backstage, the stage was set for Harbhajan Singh to mediate who would get control over the company. RDX entered the boardroom, with Jarrett arguing that since they held all the gold in the company, they should control the company. Singh laid down the law, and said he would here both sides before rendering his decision.
Backstage, Ram interviewed Barood, noting the Bombay Butterball’s losing streak. Barood said that, despite his losses, he had not lost sight of his overall goal, which is to become the best Indian wrestler in the world.
Match 2: Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore & TNT vs the Pathani Pathhe
Funny moment in the early moments of the match, when Dinsmore tried to tell the crowd, in Hindi, to be quiet. It didn’t work, though, and instead they cheered when the truck drivers were able to knock him down. Their success didn’t last long, though, and after some shady tactics by TNT from the apron, the veterans isolated one of the Pathhe. After a double clothesline by Dinsmore and Pathhe One,it was a race to their respective corners for the tag, and soon became a Texas Tornado brawl. The Pathhe used the Battering Ram on TNT to get the upset win.
Winners: The Pathani Pathhe
Backstage, Commissioner Jazzy Lahoria made a convincing argument as to why he should retain control – but RDX simply laughed it off.
Match 3: Outlaw Isaiah Cash vs Roscoe Jackson
Jackson took a page out of Shera’s playbook, attacking the Cowboy before the bell. But a Thesz Press by Jackson got him out of trouble, and a big bulldog later, he was firmly in control. That is until Cash ducked a big swing, and hit a standing side slam. That put Jackson down to the mat, where Cash continued the onslaught. He locked on a tight headlock, and even the encouragement of the Indian crowd couldn’t help Jackson escape it. Instead, Cash released it, only to continue the punishment with stomps and smashes. After an over-confident Cash missed a big splash, Jackson came back, hitting a big clothesline, and then dumping Cash on the back of his head with a gross-looking Sheik suplex. Jackson hit a few power moves, and a nice high cross body off the top that sent Cash scrambling to the floor. There, he tried for some dirty tactics, including pulling out a weapon from underneath the ring – looked like a big round frying pan. A swing and a miss! And Jackson rolled Cash up for the win. After the match, Cash attacked the celebrating Jackson, hitting him with the pan, and laying on a beating.
Winner: Roscoe Jackson
Backstage, Jarrett’s lawyer laid out RDX’s view. He said that if Jarrett doesn’t get control, RDX would abandon the titles and leave the company. This would, he argued, spell the end of RKK. Singh said he’d announce his decision in the ring.
Backstage, Matt Morgan said that, regardless of who gets control, he’s going to get his title shot on the next show. Some impressive Hindi skills from Morgan.
In the ring, Harbhajan Singh asked both Jazzy Lahoria and Jeff Jarrett to join him in the ring. Singh recapped both sides’ arguments. Jarrett’s lawyer was great here, translating for Jarrett and then acting either cocky or indignant, depending on what Sing was saying. Singh said that the only fair way to decide who should take control is by proving who was superior in the ring. He declared that each side would pick five wrestlers, and the two sides would battle it out in a Ring ka King World Cup match, winner take all. And what’s more, the match would take place in a steel cage. Jarrett was furious by this turn of events, and took his frustrations out on his lawyer, dropping him with a DDT to end the show.
The show kicked off with RDX making their way to the ring, accompanied by their lawyer, now wearing a neck brace. Some funny moments, with Jarrett yelling at his sad sack lawyer, even kicking him in the butt out of frustration. In the ring, Jarrett took the mic and blamed his incompetent lawyer and the corrupt Harbhajan Singh for putting him in an unfortunate position. He then introduced the fifth member of his World Cup team to join Scott Steiner, Abyss, Brutus Magnus and Sonjay Dutt: Jazzy Lahoria’s former bodyguard, Deadly Danda.
Match 1: Deadly Danda vs Puma w/ Leopard
As a warm-up for the World Cup, Danda was put into this match against one half of the Mumbai Cats. Simply put, Puma was no match for the size and strength of Danda. He tried hard, but after eating a few kicks to the face, a falling powerslam put him down for the count.
Winner: Deadly Danda
Match 2: Alyssa Flash vs Angelina Love
Ive said it before, I’ll say it again, Alyssa is too good to not be on national TV every week. She and Love exchanged some mat wrestling to start, with Love getting the advantage in the air with some spinning leg bombs. Flash took a cheap shot, poking Love in the eye when the ref tried to break them out of the corner. Flash locked on a face-wringer, but Love was able to power out of it. She then it a flatliner for the pin. After the match, Romeo Rapta came to the ring and handed Love a flower, continuing their flirtation from the other week. Then, Zoravar, the little mini wrestler came out with a teddy bear (it was taller than him!) and gave that to Love. The two suitors had words in the ring while Love left with both gifts.
Backstage, Jazzy Lahoria announced four members of his team in the World Cup: Matt Morgan, Mahabali Veera, Chavo Guerrero and Bulldog Hart. He wouldn’t reveal the name of the fifth.
Match 3: Matt Morgan vs Sir Brutus Magnus – World Heavyweight Championship
Magnus tried to use his quickness to avoid Morgan’s offense, but soon got caught. Once Morgan got his clutches on Magnus, he hit a variety of moves, eventually knocking the champion to the floor. There, Morgan continued his dominance, sending Magnus about three rows deep from the barricade. As the two battled it out in the stands, the fans scattered like ants. Morgan rolled Magnus back into the ring, and basically toyed with Magnus for some time. Unfortunately, at one point it looked like Morgan jammed his knee, and his pain continued when Magnus clipped the same knee, football style. With the giant in pain, Magnus continued to work the knee, locking on a Figure-Four. He then went for a Texas Cloverleaf, but Morgan was able to power out of that. He then fired up, and after hitting the champ with a chokeslam, it looked like he was going to regain the title. Instead, RDX came to the ring and started an attack. This prompted Lahoria’s announced team to come in for the save. Then, Deadly Danda pulled out his nightstick and started attacking. This brought out Jwala who cleaned Danda out of there and evened up the odds. Lahoria came to the ring and announced that the crazy man Jwala was the fifth member of his team.
Winner: No contest
The show ended with Lahoria’s team celebrating in the ring while RDX retreated to the back.
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