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Ring ka King: It all works out India end
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling


The first season of Ring ka King comes to a close with two big shows, including a title match, a wedding, and the long-awaited showdown between Jeff Jarrett and his nemesis, Harbhajan Singh. Let's head to the ring and check out the action!

April 21

The show started off backstage, where Jeff Jarrett barged into Jazzy Lahoria’s office and said that Mahabali Veera would never get a shot at Brutus Magnus’ Heavyweight Championship. As he was violently expressing his point, he was stopped by the sumo Yamamotoyama who handcuffed himself to Jarrett.

The ring was set up for Angelina Love’s wedding. The ring was decked out quite nicely, with traditional Indian wedding décor like a red carpet, flowers, ceremonial chairs and the like. Romeo Rapta came to the ring first, and then his competing suitor the mini Zoravar followed. Love was beautiful in her wedding sari, though the Indian traditionalist in me says she should have been wearing a veil. She took her seat, and was asked by Ram as to who she would marry. Ram gave her a wedding garland to put around the neck of her chosen one… who turned out to be Zoravar! The happy couple circled the fire (Wikipedia it, or check out the Simpsons episode where Apu got married for some context), and the pundit announced them as Mr. and Mrs. Zoravar, and the party began – seriously, this was great, with the entire crowd singing and dancing along. Meanwhile, the wedding guests, Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore and the chubby Barood consoled Rapta, while the newlyweds headed to the back.

Match 1: Zema Ion vs Jimmy Rave vs Pagal Parinda vs Sonjay Dutt – Ladder Match

Sonjay’s golden wings, representing the claim to be Ring ka King’s Best High Flier, were at stake in this one. The three favourites teamed up against Dutt, hitting him with a triple dropkick in the early moments. Ion and Rave fought for a bit, and Ion hit the first big move with a huge somersault dive to the floor onto Rave. Parinda tried to bring the ladder in, but Dutt stopped him with a low sliding dropkick that sent it into his gut. Some ladder fun here, with Dutt getting laddered low, Rave getting back body dropped onto a leaning ladder, and Parinda kicking Ion off of the ladder from halfway up. Parinda had his hands on the wings, but Dutt sent him down hard with a Sheik suplex. Dutt followed that up with a springboard splash onto Parinda on the floor. Meanwhile, Rave and Ion battled it out, both climbing up either side of the ladder. Dutt sneaked in and pushed them over, and made his ascent. Parinda hit a sweet jump from the turnbuckle onto the other side of the ladder, knocked Dutt down, and scaled the top to grab the wings. Good match – short, but exciting.

Winner: Pagal Parinda

Backstage, Jarrett argued that he should be allowed to watch his RDX member Brutus defend his belt. Goodwill Ambassador Harbhajan Singh agreed and said Jeff was welcome at ringside to “enjoy the match”, but that he would under the sumo’s watchful eye.

Match 2: Sir Brutus Magnus vs Mahabali Veera – for the Heavyweight Championship

Jarrett was pulled unceremoniously around the ring by the beefy sumo, much to his chagrin. Magnus tried stalling in order to quiet down the heavily pro-Veera crowd, but it didn’t work. The two jockeyed for position, but Veera’s strength gave him an early edge. Magnus used some questionable tactics to take the advantage, and he assaulted Veera with a number of solid moves. After an extended beating, Veera used the crowd to cheer him on and power him out of trouble. He hit Magnus with a few clotheslines and a big shoulder block. A desperate Magnus went outside to get the belt, but Singh pulled it away from him – Jarrett tried to stop Singh, but Yamamotoyama stopped him. His plans thwarted, Magnus was left prone for a Veera Bomb, which put him down for the three.

Winner and new Heavyweight Champion: Mahabali Veera

An angry Jarrett promised that any non-RDX member would be dead men on the next show, and that Singh’s blood would be on RDX’s hands.

April 22

My, how the mighty have fallen. That was the case for RDX who headed for the ring, for the first time in weeks, without any championships. Jeff Jarrett warned the entire roster that RDX was planning on burning the company to the ground in two stages. First, in a ten man tag match against five of Harbhajan Singh’s picks. And second, in an unsanctioned street fight pitting Jeff Jarrett against his enemy Harbhajan Singh. The crowd reactions for this was simply tremendous.

Match 1: RDX (Deadly Danda, Abyss, Scott Steiner, Sir Brutus Magnus, and Sonjay Dutt) vs Team Ring ka King (Roscoe Jackson, Pagal Parinda, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Matt Morgan, and Mahabali Veera)

On the way to the ring, the members of RDX made comments that suggested that Isaiah Cash was going to be doing a job for them during this match – guess we’ll find out. Before the opening bell, the teams started brawling, and the action soon spilled to the floor. There, Steiner caused another near-riot as he jumped into the crowd, sending them scattering – even those in the balcony seating! Finally, the ref got some semblance of order, and the teams made their way back into the ring. There, RDX were able to isolate Chavo and take turns beating him up. He was finally able to get loose, and tag in Matt Morgan, who took control. After a sequence that saw each wrestler hit his trademark finisher, Veera was able to catch up with Danda and hit the Veera Bomb to get the pin.

Winners: Team Ring ka King

Outside the building, Ram caught up with the newlyweds, Angelina Love and Zoravar who were driving Yamamotoyama around in the back of their truck. Zoravar explained that they were deferring their honeymoon until after the Singh-Jarrett match.

Match 2: Jeff Jarrett vs Harbhajan Singh – Street Fight grudge match

After some teasing with Jarrett’s guitar and a big wooden post in Harbhajan, the two finally got down to business. Early on, Singh surprisingly got the better of Jeff, using wrestling throws and some techniques that were not cricket (pardon the fun). Jarrett tried to leave, but the big sumo blocked his way, so Jarrett had no choice but to get back in the ring. Before he and Singh could lock up, though, the lights went out. When they came back on, the members of RDX were in the ring, holding down Singh. Jarrett picked up a guitar with bad intentions for Singh, but then several members of Team RkK ran in for the save. Jarrett bailed after hitting Mahabali Veera with El Kabong, so Singh had to take his frustration out on the rest of RDX, hitting them with his wooden stick. During this confusion, Isaiah Cash showed up, carrying all of the company’s championship belts. He took his payoff from RDX and gave them the belts. With all of the titles, and therefore the foundation of the company, in hand, RDX ran outside the building. They climbed onto the back of a trailer and bid the company namaste, noting that the company was essentially finished without the belts.

Winner: No contest

The show, and series, finished with Singh in the ring, vowing that he would track down RDX, get back the belts, and make them pay.

Bob Kapur wants to thank the SLAM! Wrestling readers for their feedback on the RkK reports, and hopes people enjoyed them. Stay tuned for any news as to whether there will be a second season. In the meantime, you can send Bob a note at bobkapur@hotmail.com.