Ring Ka King

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Ring Ka King
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Created by Jazzy Lahoria
No. of seasons 01
No. of episodes 26
Production
Location(s) Pune, India
Running time Approximately 1 hour per episode
(45 minutes and commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Colors TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original run 28 January 2012 (2012-01-28) – 22 April 2012 (2012-04-22)
External links
Website

Ring Ka King (Hindi: रिंग का किंग, English: King of the ring) was a professional wrestling promotion based in India, which was backed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).[1] Filming for the promotion's television product began in December 2011 with the backing of Endemol and debuted on India's The Colors Network on January 28, 2012.[2][3] The first season of 26 episodes concluded on April 22.[4]

Jeff Jarrett was in charge of the promotion, working alongside Dave Lagana, Sonjay Dutt and Jeremy Borash.[5] Savio Vega is responsible for training the Indian talent at Ohio Valley Wrestling.[6]

History[edit]

On 2011, TNA announced a big project in India. The new promotion, called Ring Ka King, was managed by Jeff Jarrett, who worked with Jeremy Borash, Dave Lagana and Indian and former TNA wrestler Sonjay Dutt. TNA spent various weeks taping the episodes. Ring Ka King featured Indian wrestlers and American wrestlers. Some of them, like Zema Ion, Scott Steiner or Abyss, were in contract with TNA. Other independent American wrestlers were Sonjay Dutt, Isaia Cash and American Adonis.

After the first season, TNA announced that they don't know if they will be taping a second season.

Championships[edit]

RKK World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

The RKK World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship and the highest ranked title in the promotion. RKK hosted a tournament to crown the first champion.[7]


Title tournament[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
   Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore [8]  
 Mahabali Veera W  
   Mahabali Veera [9]  
   Scott Steiner W  
 Scott Steiner W
   Max B [10]  
     Scott Steiner [9]
   Matt Morgan W
   Matt Morgan W  
 Sir Brutus Magnus [8]  
   Matt Morgan W
   Sonjay Dutt [9]  
 Chavo Guerrero [10]
   Sonjay Dutt W  
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Matt Morgan 1 December 20, 2011 1 Pune, India Ring Ka King Defeated Scott Steiner in the finals of an eight-man tournament to become the first champion. This episode aired on tape delay on February 5, 2012. [9][11]
2 Sir Brutus Magnus 1 December 21, 2011 122 Pune, India Ring Ka King This episode aired on tape delay on March 4, 2012. [12]
3 Mahabali Veera 1 April 21, 2012 1 Pune, India Ring Ka King This episode aired on tape delay on April 21, 2012. [4]

RKK Tag Team Championship[edit]

The RKK Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship in the Ring Ka King promotion. RKK hosted a tournament to crown the first champions.

Title tournament[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
   Pathani Patthe [13]  
 The Sheiks W  
   The Sheiks [14]  
   Bulldog Hart and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. W  
 Bulldog Hart and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. W
   Broadway and Hollywood [13]  
     Sir Brutus Magnus and Sonjay Dutt [14]
   Bulldog Hart and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. W
   Sir Brutus Magnus and Sonjay Dutt W  
 Jimmy Rave and Zema Ion [13]  
   Sir Brutus Magnus and Sonjay Dutt W
   Bollywood Boys [14]  
 Bollywood Boys W
   Mumbai Cats [13]  
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Bulldog Hart and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. 1 December 20, 2011 64 Pune, India Ring Ka King Hart and Guerrero defeated Sir Brutus Magnus and Sonjay Dutt in the finals of a tournament to become the inaugural champions. This episode aired on tape delay on February 19, 2012. [14]
2 RDX
(Abyss and Scott Steiner)
1 February 22, 2012 52 Pune, India Ring Ka King This episode aired on tape delay on March 11, 2012. [15]
3 The Bollywood Boys
(Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra)
1 April 14, 2012 8 Pune, India Ring Ka King This episode aired on tape delay on April 14, 2012. [16]

Alumni[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Abyss Parks, ChrisChris Parks
Aghori Saya Manjeet Singh
American Adonis Mordetzky, ChrisChris Mordetzky
Barood Sandeep Singh
Bulldog Hart Smith, HarryHarry Smith
Chavo Guerrero Jr. Guerrero, SalvadorSalvador Guerrero
Deadly Danda Saurav Gurjar
Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore Dinsmore, NicholasNicholas Dinsmore
Gurv Sihra Gurvinder Sihra
Harv Sihra Harvinder Sihra
Isaiah Cash Hankinson, DrewDrew Hankinson
Jeff Jarrett Jarrett, JeffreyJeffrey Jarrett Founder and "The Boss of RDX"
Jimmy Rave Guffey, JamesJames Guffey
Joey Hollywood Meehan, JosephJoseph Meehan
Jwala Tejinder Singh
Mahabali Veera Amanpreet Singh
Matt Morgan Morgan, MattMatt Morgan
Max B Max Basnet
Mumbai Cats Unknown
Pagal Parinda Vikas Kumar
Pathani Patthe #1 Ashab Ahmad Malik Hashim
Pathani Patthe #2 Ghulam Sabir
Roscoe Jackson Mueller, WilliamWilliam Mueller
Romeo Rapta Dinesh Kumar Rapta
Scott Steiner Rechsteiner, ScottScott Rechsteiner
Sheik Abdul Bashir Daivari, DaraDara Daivari
Sheik Mustafa Bashir Arya Daivari
Shera Harjeet Singh American Adonis' translator / Wrestler
Sir Brutus Magnus Aldis, NicholasNicholas Aldis
Sonjay Dutt Bhalla, ReteshRetesh Bhalla
Tony Broadway Maritato, JamesJames Maritato
TNT Rivera, JuanJuan Rivera
Yamamotoyama Ryūta, YamamotoyamaYamamotoyama Ryūta
Zema Ion Paris, MichaelMichael Paris
Zoravar Sarvesh Kumar

Female wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Alissa Flash/Raisha Saeed Anderson, MelissaMelissa Anderson As Raisha Saeed, manager of The Sheiks (Sheik Abdul Bashir and Sheik Mustafa Bashir)
James, MickieMickie James James, MickieMickie James
Love, AngelinaAngelina Love Williams, LaurenLauren Williams

Management[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Dave Lagana Dave Lagana Head writer
Dutch Mantell Keown, WayneWayne Keown
Jeremy Borash Borash, JeremyJeremy Borash Interviewer
Ring announcer
Jazzy Lahoria Jazzy Lahoria Commissioner (kayfabe)
Joe Bath Joe Bath Commentator
Keith Mitchell Mitchell, KeithKeith Mitchell Producer
Kubra Sait Kubra Sait Ring announcer
Rick Fansher Rick Fansher Director
Rudy Charles Engler, DanielDaniel Engler Referee
Ram Menan Ram Menan Interviewer
Siddhartha Kannan Siddhartha Kannan Commentator
Harbhajan Singh Singh, HarbhajanHarbhajan Singh Promoter
Savio Vega Rivera, JuanJuan Rivera Trainer

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Network Ref
 Canada Rogers Cable (Colors)
 United Kingdom Sky (Colors)
 United States Dish Network (Colors)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-12-19). "Name of TNA's India promotion revealed". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-01-17). "TNA Indian TV project notes - start-date, timeslot, TV announcer & ambassador revealed". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-01-19). "TNA News: TNA announces partnership to produce India TV series, details strategy behind new wrestling project". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  4. ^ a b Kapur, Bob (April 25, 2012). "Ring ka King: It all works out India end". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-12-09). "More details on TNA's upcoming India TV project". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  6. ^ Tedesco, Mike (2011-12-10). "Details on the "TNA India" project". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  7. ^ "RKK World Heavyweight Championship history". 
  8. ^ a b Kapur, Bob (January 29, 2012). "A first, positive look at TNA's Ring ka King". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d Kapur, Bob (February 6, 2012). "Matt Morgan wins Ring ka King Championship". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Kapur, Bob (January 30, 2012). "Tag teams featured on Ring ka King's second show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-12-20). "TNA News: Updates on TNA India project - first champion crowned, near-riot, former WWE wrestlers involved". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  12. ^ Kapur, Bob (2012-03-07). "Ring ka King: Magnus the new champ thanks to the B-O-double-S". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  13. ^ a b c d Kapur, Bob (February 13, 2012). "Ring ka King: Tournament time - top tag teams take to TV". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d Kapur, Bob (February 22, 2012). "Ring ka King: Tag tourney ends; Morgan defends; fat guy bends (and breaks)". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ Kapur, Bob (March 14, 2012). "Ring ka King: Coronations and championships - Jarrett's control quest continues". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ Kapur, Bob (March 17, 2012). "Ring ka King: Bollywood Boys become champs, Jarrett becomes a chump". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

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