April 10, 2012
Ring ka King: Indians rule the ring; Angelina wants a fling; Sonjay Dutt flies with a wing; sumo wrestler wears a string
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
It was a fully loaded couple of hours this week on Ring ka King, with the Bollywood Boys and Mahabali Veera earning title shots, Harbhajan Singh accepting Jeff Jarrett's challenge for a match, and lots of other developments. Let's head to the ring and see what happened!
The show started off with RDX coming to the ring, with their lawyer sweeping the ramp and ring before they enter so they didn’t mess up their shoes. Jeff Jarrett noted that, in order to address the complaints by the fans over his recent actions, he would give them some competitive matches on this week’s shows, including several multi-man matches to determine the contenders for RDX’s championships. He also said that he would love to face Harbhajan Singh in the ring, but that Singh was a coward (the commentators were hilarious in their outrage to this).
As they trumpeted, Jwala’s music started and the Indian psycho hit the ring. He questioned why he wasn’t scheduled to be in the battle royal to determine the number one contendership to the World Heavyweight Championship. Sonjay Dutt responded saying that Jwala didn’t deserve it, but rather deserved to sweep up the arena, and threw him the broom. Jwala went into berserker mode and tried to take them all out, but the numbers game was too much for him. As RDX was swarming him, the giant sumo wrestler came down to the ring wearing full battle gear (which is to say, not much). He got into position, sending RDX scattering like scared dogs.
Backstage, Mahabali Veera told backstage announcer Ram that after beating the American Adonis tonight, he would go on to win the battle royal on the next show.
Match 1: The Bollywood Boys vs Hollywood & Broadway vs the Pathani Pathhe vs the Sheiks w/ Raisha – number one contenders match
The match started off with some quick tags by all teams, and things got crazy early on with the Boys dispatching all of their opponents to the floor, and then taking them out with stereo high dives from the ropes. When the action got back in the ring, the Sheiks and H&B took control, taking turns beating up on a B-Boy, only to break up each other’s pin attempt. After some miscommunication by the heels, the Boy was able to tag in his partner, and soon thereafter the match became a pier-six brawl. The Pathhe hit H&B with the battering ram, but got thrown out by the Sheiks. As the Sheiks turned around, the Boys were there to capitalize. They threw them out of the ring, then hit Hollywood with a pair of superkicks to get the pin. After the match, the Pathhe showed there were no hard feelings, and they celebrated by dancing with the Boys and the Boys’ troupe of dancing girls. There’s a joke in there somewhere about dancing girls and hard feelings, but this is a family show.
Winners, and number one contenders to the Tag Team Championship: the Bollywood Boys
Backstage, Ram interviewed the Ring ka King lawyer. He asked if the lawyer would comment about Jazzy Lahoria’s petitioning RkK shareholders to do something about RDX, but the lawyer had no comment. RDX barged in and Sonjay told him that the only announcement he would make is that RDX would continue to run the company the way they wanted to.
Up next was a montage of promos by various competitors in tomorrow night’s battle royal. This was a good way to get over the importance of the match and the title.
American Adonis w/ Shera vs Mahabali Veera
This one had been building for several weeks, and the crowd was hot to finally see Veera square off against his nemesis. He didn’t disappoint, hitting Adonis with a huge flying shoulder tackle to start. Adonis spilled outside of the ring where Shera proved to be an asset, distracting Veera and allowing Adonis to attack him from behind, slamming the Indian Superman down hard on the ringside mat. In the ring, Adonis continued the punishment, chopping and stomping Veera at will. Adonis hit him with a big knee to the back and then stretched out Veera, looking to soften him up even further, with Shera assisting whenever the ref’s back was turned. A big lariat knocked Veera for a loop and prone for the Adonis Lock. Veera was able to power out of the move, though, and that set him on the comeback trail. He battered Adonis, hitting a huge Stinger Splash. Some miscommunication by Shera left Adonis prone to the big Veera Bomb, and that was enough for the hometown favourite to get the 1-2-3.
Winner: Mahabali Veera
To end the show, the RkK lawyer came out to the entrance ramp with the sumo. He introduced the large competitor as Yamamotoyama, and revealed that the Goodwill Ambassador Harbhajan Singh had brought in the big man. He further announced that Singh would be there at the next show with a big surprise in tow, a surprise intended for Jeff Jarrett.
Once again, RDX kicked off the show, again with their lawyer sweeping their way. The ring was set up with a red carpet, and a big framed photo of Goodwill Ambassador Harbhajan Singh. Jarrett called out Singh and said he would wrestle him blindfolded if need be. RDX showed off their homemade anti-Singh t-shirts, and then broke Singh’s picture, threw it in a trash can and burned it.
Backstage, Ram interviewed the RkK lawyer who wasn’t saying anything, when Jazzy Lahoria walked in. Lahoria teased the big surprise that Singh would have for Jarrett later on, but wouldn’t divulge details.
Match 1: Sonjay Dutt w/ Sir Brutus Magnus vs Jimmy Rave
Dutt came to the ring wearing his golden wings, which is a gimmick that really needs to be brought over here. Fun stuff to start, with a series of holds and reversals that Rave got the better of. Dutt tried to dazzle with some aerobatics, but got caught with a big slap. A high risk move by Rave cost him and he tumbled to the floor. Dutt, despite flapping his arms to symbolize his high-flying arsenal, kept teasing high risk moves, but would stop short every time. His showboating cost him some time, though, and Rave fought back to make it competitive. Dutt finally did go to the sky, but crashed hard when Rave avoided a springboard cross body. Rave’s intensity failed him, though, and when he went for a charging attack, he ate Dutt’s feet, knocking him silly. Dutt capitalized with a draping dropkick, then put on his wings and hit a Superfly Splash for the pin.
Winner: Sonjay Dutt
Backstage, Angelina Love met up with Romeo Rapta who told her that he wanted to talk to her after her match. As he walked away, the mini Zoravar told her the same.
Match 2: Raisha Saeed w/ the Sheiks vs Angelina Love
Love was able to overcome Saeed’s attack before the bell, which caused the Sheiks to interfere on behalf of their companion. The referee saw what they tried to do, though, and ejected them from ringside. A frustrated Saeed took out her anger on Love, stomping on her on the bottom rope. Saeed sat Love on top of the top turnbuckle, and tried for a superplex, but got shoved down. Love fired back with a series of clotheslines, and after a Lights Out, got the pin.
Winner: Angelina Love
Romeo Rapta came to the ring with a bouquet of roses and proclaimed her as the most beautiful woman he had ever seen in his life, told her that he loved her, and asked her to marry him. This brought out Zoravar who had an even bigger bouquet and he did the same. Hey, if she’s into short-statured Indian guys, I’m available. Love left the ring while Rapta and Zoravar argued.
Backstage, Love told Ram that she did want to get married while in India, and that it would take place in a Ring ka King ring, but that she hadn’t made up her mind as to with whom.
Match 3: 20-man battle royal – number one contender match
It seemed that the entire roster, except for the RDX members, were in this one. After all of the participants were in the ring, Yamamotoyama came down to the ring, and blocked the entrance ramp, presumably so nobody from RDX could interfere in the outcome. Matt Morgan made an impact, sending out three guys in very short order. Some long-standing feuds like Isaiah Cash and Roscoe Jackson continued here, but otherwise it was just bodies being thrown out periodically. No surprise when Barood got dumped unceremoniously to the floor. A nice move when Adonis picked up Pagal Parinda in the Adonis Lock and heaved him over the rope. It quickly came down to a battle of mostly big men – Cash, Jackson, Morgan, Veera, and Adonis, with Chavo beaten down in the corner. Cash and Jackson momentarily teamed up to eliminate Morgan, but then Cash threw out Jackson from behind. This left Chavo and Veera to combine their efforts against Cash and Adonis. Veera and Adonis continued their hostility, while Cash struggled to throw out Chavo. This segment went for some time before Cash and Adonis teamed up to eliminate Chavo. They then turned their attention to Veera. They tried the same double-team move, but Veera reversed it and Cash got dumped. Veera then surprised Adonis, hit him with the Veera Bomb, and clotheslined Adonis over the top, to win it all.
Winner, and new number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship: Mahabali Veera
After the match, Harbhajan Singh came to the ring. He congratulated Veera, then grabbed the contract that Jeff Jarrett had left at ringside and signed it, to set the two up in a match, to the delight of the celebrating crowd.
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