February 1, 2021
Welcome to Kings of the Ring. A fictional wrestling saga inspired by the real-life stories of the 1980’s Pro-Wrestling Era, written and produced like an ensemble cast cable drama or soap opera.
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Previously on Kings of the Ring,
Every Territory in the World Wrestling Alliance suffered major hits over a year ago when Michael Angel, Leroy Brown, Corporal Punishment, Killian Kavanagh, and several others all no-showed Alliance events and followed Thor Hanson to Julian Cain’s Empire.
Following a potentially fatal backstage fight, AMW’s North American champion Goliath went back to Japan and destroyed the belt, forcing Charlie Gotch to fire him and vacate the title. Meanwhile the other half of their 1984 headlining feud, Buddy Melrose retired from the ring, after suffering a cardiac arrest in a match with Goliath. Charlie did not take the decision well, and fired and disowned his long-time best friend and ally.
Julian Cain fired EWF’s official “patriot” Corporal Punishment after he inadvertently pissed off Julian by securing a high-profile toy and cartoon deal with Hasbro that was not brokered by the Empire.
At Empire-Mania, Madonna’s manager, Rob D’Zima told "Diamond" Donny Gold he’d been selected to be Madonna’s boytoy for the evening, until his match ran long postponing her live performance and causing her to be booed.
After the awful publicity and reputation dogging the wrestling industry from the ABC News Exposed report, Julian concocted a plan for a project to provide the distraction they needed to distinguish themselves from the rest of the industry.
Jimmy Buck’s initial angle of wrestling women has been getting over, and they’ve taken that angle on the road at house shows throughout the Southeast, where all the SCW acts are really starting to catch on.
To get them out of the corner they painted themselves into last year, Peyton Thomas and Burt Ironside made “Pretty Boy” Willie Dean their champion in All-South Wrestling, who has ended up holding onto that title ever since, as there hasn’t been anyone else for that spot.
The guys from the Meat Machine were drafted by the heads of the Alliance, and split off to various parts of the country, after being trained by Prince Abdullah Akbar, but not before vowing to always be friends no matter where their careers took them, and to always be the Meat Machine!
Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity and tasteless jokes from the 80’s.
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"Kings of the Ring" is written and directed by @SteveTeTai. Sound Design and editing by Mana Sports Media. Voice characterization by Steve Te Tai, with Guest Voice Actors RJ City and Cyrus Fees. For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.