38 episodes

”Kings of the Ring” is a fictional re-telling of the 1980‘s Wrestling Wars written and produced like an ensemble cable TV drama series.

Kings of the Ring Mana Sports Media

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    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

”Kings of the Ring” is a fictional re-telling of the 1980‘s Wrestling Wars written and produced like an ensemble cable TV drama series.

    Season 4 ”Overdose” #35

    Season 4 ”Overdose” #35

    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.


    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    Nigel Davies got Thor a TV gig on the "Love Boat", Krusher Krawcyk became desperate to work anywhere after bankruptcy court, Jesse James had a special meeting with Ava Hawkins to save the company, and the Rock'n'Rollers have become the hottest babyface tag team in the business.

    Brick Sawyer and Tiger Warren pulled a humiliating and costly rib on golden boy Apollo Sampson, and "Pretty Boy" Willie Dean advised him to fight back or risk losing the locker room. Hercules continues to struggle with his Mbutu Zulu gimmick, while getting constantly razzed by old mentor DeShawn Brown, ABC News reporter Michael Sluck didn't get the revenge he hoped for on the wrestling business, and Charlie Gotch put his veteran babyfaces against the hot young heel Apocalypse, despite the warnings from son Nelly.

    And the Tarzan Kid is dead from a heroin overdose...


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use,  and sexual situations.


    "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, Cyrus Fees, and Evan Ginzburg.  For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR

    Patreon.com/KingsOTR


    Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories


    350DaystheMovie.com


    YouTube.com/RJCityLovesYou


    Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV


    Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees

    • 33 min
    Season 4 ”The Gathering” #34

    Season 4 ”The Gathering” #34

    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.


    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    The Tarzan Kid has been struggling with his gambling and his underworld connections. Apollo Sampson has been a constant target of locker room bullies Brick Sawyer and Tiger Warren. Since utilizing their Criss Stanley-created gimmicks, Shark & Buzzsaw have become hits for Charlie Gotch's AMW. Daniel Hawkins was given strict orders by his sister to shut down all wrestling operations. Julian Cain secured multiple business deals for the EWF. After struggling with his rehab, Miss Kitty tried to convince Diamond Donny Gold to visit the boys at an SCW show, Barry Lovelace overheard Jesse and Hawkins talking about Donny switching seats with Waylon, and Burt Ironside sent out invitations to the World Wrestling Alliance Heads, for a massive BBQ to discuss a potential "Super Bowl of Wrestling".


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for excessive profanity and sexual dialogue.


    "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, Cyrus Fees, and Evan Ginzburg.  For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR

    Patreon.com/KingsOTR


    Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories


    350DaystheMovie.com


    YouTube.com/RJCityLovesYou


    Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV


    Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees

    • 35 min
    Season 4 ”Invitations” #33

    Season 4 ”Invitations” #33

    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.


    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    Daniel Hawkins unknowingly outbid fellow WWA members to buy Heartland Pro-Wrestling at auction, as part of his moves to compete with Julian Cain's Empire, while the wrestlers began their migration out of St. Louis. And while Criss Stanley continues to find ways to fit in and be useful, Burt Ironside didn't like how he and the Alliance were worked by Julian in the auction.

    After working off his gambling debts with the Mafia, the Tarzan Kid is once again riding high, the Southern Rebels debuted in All-South Wrestling by re-starting their feud with Gabriel Angel which now includes Apollo Sampson, whose been having his own issues with wrestler life and being targeted by locker room bully Brick Sawyer. Hercules Harris struggles with his "Mbutu Zulu" gimmick while Michael Angel and Corporal Punishment struggle with their standing in the EWF.

    And while Julian Cain makes moves to attempt to impress mainstream society we journeyed back to the 60's where we saw the Kingsverse in its early days and his interactions with the owners of the Alliance as we explore where Julian's issues with Charlie Gotch began.


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for excessive profanity and sexual dialogue.


    "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, Cyrus Fees, and Evan Ginzburg.  For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR

    Patreon.com/KingsOTR


    Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories


    350DaystheMovie.com


    YouTube.com/RJCityLovesYou


    Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV


    Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees

    • 37 min
    Season 4: ”Farewell to the Innocent” #32

    Season 4: ”Farewell to the Innocent” #32

    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.


    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    Diamond Donny Gold awakened from the plane crash only to learn that he’s paralyzed from the waist down, and that Chief Waylon Thorpe died.


    Corporal Punishment begged for his job back in the Empire, and Louie the Greek noticed how personal Julian Cain’s feelings are towards Charlie Gotch.


    Charlie and Burt schemed on the future, Julian Cain successfully swiped Hollywood Buddy Melrose out of retirement, Tarzan has been working with the dragoni crime family to pay off his gambling debts, and the Southern Rebels arrived in All-South and immediately targeted Gabriel Angel who is all alone


    And finally, St. Louis was sold at auction to the highest bigger, and we never found out if was Charlie & Burt, Krusher & Gilmore, Julian Cain, or someone else … until now.


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity,  smoking, and disgusting graphic sexual dialogue.


    "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, Cyrus Fees, and Evan Ginzburg.  For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR

    Patreon.com/KingsOTR


    Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories


    350DaystheMovie.com


    YouTube.com/RJCityLovesYou


    Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV


    Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees








     

    • 32 min
    Season 4: ”Keep it in St. Louie” #31 [SEASON PREMIERE]

    Season 4: ”Keep it in St. Louie” #31 [SEASON PREMIERE]

    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.


    Please welcome Evan Ginzburg to the Kingsverse! Evan was an Associate Producer on the Oscar-nominated 2010 film The Wrestler and noted wrestling documentary 350 Days, and a prominent advocate for the Pro-Wrestling business.







    Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories



    350DaystheMovie.com
     








     







    Sign up with Patreon.com/KingsOTR to get EXTENDED EDITIONS of all episodes and support the most unique podcast in Pro-Wrestling!
     

    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    Krusher Krawcyk lost a 2-million dollar lawsuit for striking reporter Michael Sluck, and began preparing for bankruptcy.


    Julian Cain arrogantly took the Empire back to Atlanta and drew the smallest crowd to ever see Thor Hansen as EWF champ, despite his celebrity status as co-star of the hit Rambo movie.


    Hercules Harris and Tommy Aloha bailed on SCW to join the Empire, to mixed results as Hercules was saddled with a heavy gimmick that he was highly conflicted about playing.


    Burt Ironside’s All-South Wrestling and Charlie Gotch’s American Midwest Wrestling were both energized by the influx of the Meat Machine talents, packaged by Burt’s nephew Criss Stanley with new ready for TV gimmicks.


    The Southern Rebels finally finished up in SCW, doing the honors for the Rock’n’Rollers at Wrestle America. Wrestle America, SCW’s biggest show in history headlined by Hollywood comedian, Jimmy Buck vs. Jesse James, and Diamond Donny Gold defending the WWA world title against rookie Beau Riggs. A wrestling dream show turned into a nightmare as the private plane flying Diamond Donny to the next town, went down in a fiery crash.


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use, smoking, homophobic slurs and sexual dialogue.


    "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, Cyrus Fees, and Evan Ginzburg.  For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR

    Patreon.com/KingsOTR


    · YouTube.com/RJCityLovesYou


    · Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV


    · Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees

    • 39 min
    Season 3: ”Wrestle America” #30 [SEASON FINALE]

    Season 3: ”Wrestle America” #30 [SEASON FINALE]

    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.


    The Novel Adaptations for KINGS OF THE RING:


    Book (Season) One: The Rise of Cain (eps 1-11)


    Book (Season) Two: Retaliation (eps 12-20)


    are now available on Amazon!  300+ pages each with DELETED and EXPANDED scenes and much more!


    Amazon USA

    Amazon UK

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    Sign up with Patreon.com/KingsOTR to get EXTENDED EDITIONS of all episodes and support the most unique podcast in Pro-Wrestling!


    Previously on Kings of the Ring,


    Jesse James talked Daniel Hawkins into holding a second annual expensive supercard for the summer, but in a stadium, while Julian Cain so jazzed by the release of their Wrestling for Africa song on MTV is bringing the Empire back to Atlanta as a mainstream national promotion


    Burt Ironside has stabilized All-South wrestling behind Criss Stanley discovery Apollo Sampson while Michael Angel went on a drunk and high bender and ended up getting arrested at a gay sex restroom


    Krusher Krawcyk loses a $2 million lawsuit for striking an ABC reporter, while Beau Riggs is given the big opportunity to wrestle World champ Diamond Donny Gold in the main event of Wrestle America.


    After Corporal Punishment was offered to star in a cartoon and toyline from Hasbro, Julian fired him, and was unable to get a job anywhere in wrestling, so Hasbro killed the deal. Hercules Harris struggles with the new African gimmick put on him by Julian Cain, Leroy Brown is told he needs to get surgery if he ever wants to wrestle again, and the Tarzan Kid paid off his gambling debts by working jobs for the Dragoni crime family.


    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. This episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use, smoking, homophobic slurs and sexual dialogue.


    Be sure to LIKE/SUBSCRIBE/FAVORITE the “Kings of the Ring” and be sure to give us a 5-star rating on whichever Podcast App you listen to the show on.  Thanks!


    "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.


    Kings of the Ring Merchandise

    KingsOTR.com

    Twitter.com/KingsOTR

    Facebook.com/KingsOTR


    · YouTube.com/RJCity


    · Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees


    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Kings of the Ring…

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Donut Holstein ,

Nothing like this anywhere

This is by far the best thing in podcasts. I’ve even heard other audio dramas, and this is the best, not just in wrestling. Re-listen to past seasons if you really want to catch the storytelling depth you get with KOTR.

Davidmwein ,

King of pods!

King of the Ring is a creative idea in the world of wrestiling podcasts. I'd never quite seen anything like it but I had a great time hearing the story of Wrestiling Wars.

Yosemiteke ,

Ahh, the '80's!

It puts me back into my childhood! A great listen, especially on drives to Indy shows!

Edit: I have gone through the series four times already and am about to start my fifth run!

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