Ring ka King: Bollywood Boys become champs, Jarrett becomes a chump
BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Last week on Ring ka King, Goodwill Ambassador and Indian cricket star Harbhajan Singh accepted Jeff Jarrett's challenge for a match, and the Bollywood Boys won the right to face Jarrett's RDX henchmen Scott Steiner and Abyss for the Tag Team Championship. The fallout of those events, and a whole lot more on this week's shows. Let's head to the ring and see what happened!
Match 1: Raisha Saeed vs Alyssa Flash vs Angelina Love
During the introductions of Saeed and Flash, the commentators wondered who would be the lucky man after Love's announcement last week that she wanted to get married in India. I wondered what the chances would be of the third opponent being Cheerleader Melissa. This one started off as a two-on-one, as Flash and Saeed teamed up against Love, including an ugly spot where she got pulled out of the ring and landed on the floor on her face. After that, the two took turns punishing Love on the floor, slamming her against the apron and the ring steps repeatedly. Back in the ring, their co-operation ended, as they started fighting over who would get the pin. As they fought, Love recovered, and after dropkicking Flash out of the ring, she rolled up Saeed to get the surprise pin. After the match, Romeo Rapta came to the ring and gave Love several pieces of expensive jewelry. Then the mini Zoravar came to the ring all decked out in gold like Mr. T. He said that all of it would be hers, gave her a key, and escorted her to the back where he showed her his newest dowry present – a new truck.
Winner: Angelina Love
Goodwill Ambassador Harbhajan Singh came to the ring. He told the crowd that, even though he isn’t a wrestler, he would not back down from Jeff Jarrett’s challenge, which is why he signed the contract last week to face Jarrett. But after doing so, he noticed that Jeff hadn’t. He called Jeff to the ring to do so. Jarrett came to the ring, accompanied, naturally, by the members of RDX. Singh told him that if this was a cricket field, he’d own Jarrett, but that in a wrestling ring, the advantage would be Jeff’s. If not for one thing: Jarrett had seemingly forgotten that he was so confident of beating Singh that the contract stipulated that Jeff would wrestle blindfolded. After being goaded into signing by the crowd and Singh’s “chicken” chants, Jarrett signed. Singh had one other surprise for RDX – that he would have an outside enforcer to make sure that none of them would interfere in the match: the big sumo Yamamotoyama. Jarrett was excellent throughout this segment.
Backstage, the Indian Superman Mahabali Veera said that he and the Bollywood Boys would win the Heavyweight Championship and the Tag Team Championships, respectively, and in doing so, give the Indian fans a present that they deserve.
Match 2: Scott Steiner and Abyss vs Bollywood Boys – Tag Team Championship Match
Once again, Steiner and Abyss got a tremendous reaction from the crowd, as they immediately jumped the barriers and had the crowd running for the hills. The Boys decided to take the fight out there, and the brawl was on. The Boys go the better of things out there, and then used their quickness to capitalize, hitting stereo baseball slide kicks to stun the champs. But once they got in the ring, the power of Abyss and Steiner became a factor, and they punished the smaller challengers with power moves and smashes. But the Boys avoided an avalanche attempt and used their tag team prowess to quickly dispatch the champs back to the floor heading into the commercial break. When the match resumed, one of the Boys was back in jeopardy, the result of some dirty tactics employed by the veterans. Steiner, confident at this time of victory, even went so far as to break two of his cover attempts, sensing that he could win anytime he wanted, but preferring to dish out some more punishment. That would cost him, though, as he soon ate a clothesline from his own partner after the Boy was able to move out of the way. The fresh Boy got tagged in, and they were able to use a bunch of double team moves and some stunning aerials. But it didn’t last long, and soon one got chokeslammed while the other was locked in the Steiner Recliner. Just when it looked like the champs would retain, the lights in the building went out. When they turned back on, the ref had been knocked over, and Mahabali Veera was in the ring, wielding a wooden baton. Veera smashed both champions with it, leaving them dazed, and darted out of the ring. The Boys hit a pair of double superkicks, knocking Steiner out of the ring, and Abyss down for the three-count to win the match and the belts. Good, fun match.
Winners, and new Tag Team Champions: the Bollywood Boys
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett bought the services of “Outlaw” Isaiah Cash to take out Jwala to make sure he didn’t interfere in Jarrett’s match against Harbhajan Singh.
In the ring, interviewer Ram welcomed the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, Mahabali Veera. Veera said he would do what the Bollywood Boys did on the last show and what he hoped Singh would do to Jarrett later on. This brought out the champion, and RDX member, Sir Brutus Magnus accompanied by Sonjay Dutt and the hapless RDX lawyer. Magnus badmouthed the Indian crowd and, in Hindi, told Veera to leave the ring because he had no business in the ring with Magnus. Instead of leaving, Veera went on the offensive, throwing them all out of the ring, before posing with the belt.
Backstage, Ram asked Harbhajan Singh if he was ready to take on Jarrett. Singh said that he’s an athlete and felt he had a good chance. Matt Morgan joined in and wished Singh luck on behalf of himself and the entire locker room.
Ram was backstage with Angelina Love and asked her about her wedding plans. Love shared that her dream of an Indian wedding would be realized next week. Zoravar came in told her that even though he’s small in height, his heart is big enough to love her as much as ten men. She was flattered by his comments.
Match 1: Barood, Maxx B and the Mumbai Cats vs Hollywood & Broadway and the Sheiks
This one started off fast and furious (or furry-ous, with the Cats in there), with too much action to call. But a Cat fell victim to some cheating from the bad guy corner, and he soon felt the brunt of the quadruple attack. The Cat was able to escape, and he soon tagged in Barood who was like a short fat house of fire. He nearly won by hitting a Sheik with a Northern Lights Suplex, but when he went for a flying somersault splash, a Sheik moved, and he ended up as a big grease spot in the middle of the ring, and was easily covered.
Winners: Hollywood & Broadway and the Sheiks
Backstage, Romeo Rapta also expressed his love to Angelina. This brought out Zoravar once again to serenade Love who seemed moved by the overture.
Elsewhere, Jwala was sneak-atacked by Isaiah Cash, and pulled into a locker room. The door was closed so the camera could only pick up the sound of Cash destroying Jwala like he was paid to do.
Backstage, Sonjay Dutt said that the Ring ka King owners, and not RDX, would be responsible for what Jarrett does to Harbhajan Singh in their match tonight. And that Singh’s blood would be on their hands.
Match 2: Outlaw Isaiah Cash vs Barood
The match was supposed to be Cash vs Jwala, but Jwala wasn’t able to make it, thanks to the backstage sneak attack by Cash earlier on. Instead, Barood waddled to the ring, saying that he would take on Cash in Jwala’s place. Barood started off hot, tearing into Cash like Cash stole his dessert. But that didn’t last long, and after a series of power moves, including a double-arm chokeslam bomb, Cash got the pin. After the match, Cash attacked Barood again, punching him in the chins repeatedly, until the Bollywood Boys and Pathani Pathhe made the save.
Winner: Outlaw Isaiah Cash
Match 3: Jeff Jarrett vs Harbhajan Singh – no DQ match with Jarrett blindfolded
Yamamotoyama positioned himself ringside to keep the other RDX members at bay. The crowd was crazy supportive of Singh, who was announced as being cricket’s “Terminator”, chanting his name before the match even started. Singh took the mic before the bell and warned Jeff that this could be Jarrett’s last night in India and also perhaps in the ring in general. After Jarrett was blindfolded, Singh and Mahabali Veera pulled the old switcheroo. Veera took out Jarrett in short order with a couple of punches, a clothesline and the Veera Slam. He left the ring, and Singh covered Jarrett. After the match, the other members of RDX came to the ring and explained to Jarrett what happened. They angrily protested the outcome while Singh celebrated on the ramp to bring the show to an end.
Winner: Harbhajan Singh
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