69 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 • 53 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.

    Story So Far...(Prep for Season 6)

    Story So Far...(Prep for Season 6)

    New to the show? Not ready to binge Seasons 1-5 first? Worried you'll get lost jumping in with Season 6? Old fan, but it's been a while since you last heard Seasons 1-5?
    Listen to this 8-minute primer to get caught up to speed as we continue with Year 3 of the KINGS OF THE RING saga: 1986...

    • 8 min
    Season 6 "The Bombshell" #51 [SEASON PREMIERE]

    Season 6 "The Bombshell" #51 [SEASON PREMIERE]

    Welcome to KINGS OF THE RING, the one and only BILL APTER! Yes the most recognizable journalist in pro-wrestling history will be playing the part of the All-American Dan Sanders in Season 6!!! 
    Get your official #KingsOTR MERCH on Pro Wrestling Tees! 
    Get the official NOVEL ADAPTATIONS! 
    KingsOTR.com
    Twitter.com/KingsOTR
    Patreon.com/KingsOTR (Deleted Scenes, 2-weeks early, Breaking Kayfabe)
    Facebook.com/KingsOTR
    YouTube.com/@KingsOTR
    Previously on Kings of the Ring,
    Thor leaked to Hollywood Buddy Melrose of Buddy's plan to launch a union for pro-wrestlers, endearing Thor to Julian and getting the union shut down before it could start by firing Buddy.
    Outlaw Jesse James seemingly regained the World Heavyweight title from Diamond Donny Gold before 30,000 at Wrestle America in Charlotte, but the pinfall was erased when the original ref who was knocked out, disqualified Donny but was too disoriented to call for the bell, while former Heartland owner and WWA President George Gilmore was brought out of retirement to help the Alliance deal with Daniel Hawkins who was looking to take over the WWA through force.
    Hollywood superagent Daniel Daybreak, after screwing up Thor's chances to co-star in Predator, filmed a TV pilot based around Thor called Superteam USA for syndication, and Michael Angel returned home to Dallas after his drugs overdose that almost killed him and was surprisingly welcomed in by father Burt, who believed he was no longer gay after emerging from death's door.
    And finally, after months of head to head house show battles, Julian Cain and Charlie Gotch met face to face and ended up fighting, which resulted in Charlie almost killing Julian with a choke, but instead died of a heart attack... all slowly before Julian's eyes, rather than getting help.
    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity and sexual content
    "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:
    Bill Apter (PWI, Sportskeeda) LINKS HERE!
    Lanny Poffo (WWE)
    RJ City (AEW) Hey EWW! Playlist!
    Cyrus Fees (UFC) LINKS HERE!
    Evan Ginzburg (350 Days, The Wrestler) LINKS HERE! 
    LA Smooth (Samoan Dynasty/Bloodline) LINKS HERE!
    For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com

    • 42 min
    Season 6 "The Funeral" #52

    Season 6 "The Funeral" #52

    The bombshells continue in a second consecutive Jumbo-sized episode!
    Get your official #KingsOTR MERCH on Pro Wrestling Tees! 
    Get the official NOVEL ADAPTATIONS! 
    KingsOTR.com
    Twitter.com/KingsOTR
    Patreon.com/KingsOTR (Deleted Scenes, 2-weeks early, Breaking Kayfabe)
    Facebook.com/KingsOTR
    YouTube.com/@KingsOTR
    Previously on Kings of the Ring,
    The Rock'n'Rollers have emerged as the hottest heartthrob tag team in wrestling, but were screwed out of the WWA World Tag Team titles by "Pretty Boy" Willie Dean and "The Best" Kenny West.
    Failing to sell the Superteam USA pilot on his own, superagent Daniel Daybreak hopes bringing Thor Hansen to the pitch meetings will close the deal.
    Feeling mistreated by Charlie Gotch in AMW, Shark and Buzzsaw decided to accept the invitations from either SCW in Atlanta or the EWF in New York.
    Burt Ironside has welcomed Michael Angel back home to All-South Wrestling, but only because he believes his near death experience has eliminated all traces of homosexuality. And so far Michael is playing along, to the confusion of Gabriel.
    Diamond Donny Gold incited a riot when Willie Dean and Kenny West helped break Jesse James' leg in a steel cage in Richmond.
    And finally, after everyone was dealing with the fallout of Charlie Gotch's death, Julian's mother revealed that not only did Charlie never rape her, they had a years' long affair, and Charlie is Julian's real father!
    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated TV-14 for profanity.
    "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:
    Bill Apter (PWI, Sportskeeda) LINKS HERE!
    Lanny Poffo (WWE)
    RJ City (AEW) Hey EWW! Playlist!
    Cyrus Fees (UFC) LINKS HERE!
    Evan Ginzburg (350 Days, The Wrestler) LINKS HERE! 
    LA Smooth (Samoan Dynasty/Bloodline) LINKS HERE!
    For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com

    • 43 min
    Season 6 "Thor Hansen vs. Vance Armstrong" #53

    Season 6 "Thor Hansen vs. Vance Armstrong" #53

    Get your official #KingsOTR MERCH on Pro Wrestling Tees! 
    Get the official NOVEL ADAPTATIONS! 
    KingsOTR.com
    Twitter.com/KingsOTR
    Patreon.com/KingsOTR (Deleted Scenes, 2-weeks early, Breaking Kayfabe)
    Facebook.com/KingsOTR
    YouTube.com/@KingsOTR
    Previously on Kings of the Ring,
    Jesse James, brought down the entire Meat Machine to Georgia to train with Prince Abdullah and Brutal Bob Walker, and then split them all up throughout the Alliance, but all with the promise of coming back to work for him eventually.
    Bitter at Jesse James' broken World title promise, a distracted Vladimir Rykoff inadvertently broke Beau Riggs' ribs in an angle designed to set up their main event house show run, and Beautiful Barry Lovelace felt his World title run changed people's perceptions of him.
    To Gabriel Angel's surprise, Burt Ironside's insistence that Michael Angel was "cured" of his gayness after his overdose coma, wasn't met with ridicule from Michael.
    Feeling held back and unsure about Nelly Gotch's leadership, Shark and Buzzsaw decided to leave AMW but were disappointed when Julian Cain's invitation appeared to be false, while Nelly Gotch has not reacted to his father Charlie's death well... at all, and Corporal Punishment has been the most over babyface on the AMW roster since he arrived this year.
    The phenom Vance Armstrong, after the greatest debut match in wrestling history has the entire EWF excited about his future, and Julian Cain excited about him as a replacement for the questionable loyalty of Thor Hansen, all while Julian dropped another funeral bomb at Charlie Gotch's, shocking everyone by praising the man!
    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use, sexual dialogue, 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:
    Bill Apter (PWI, Sportskeeda) LINKS HERE!
    Lanny Poffo (WWE)
    RJ City (AEW) Hey EWW! Playlist!
    Cyrus Fees (UFC) LINKS HERE!
    Evan Ginzburg (350 Days, The Wrestler) LINKS HERE! 
    LA Smooth (Samoan Dynasty/Bloodline) LINKS HERE!
    For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com

    • 36 min
    Season 6: "Miss Kitty" #54

    Season 6: "Miss Kitty" #54

    Get your official #KingsOTR MERCH on Pro Wrestling Tees! 
    Get the official NOVEL ADAPTATIONS! 
    KingsOTR.com
    Twitter.com/KingsOTR
    Patreon.com/KingsOTR (Deleted Scenes, 2-weeks early, Breaking Kayfabe)
    Facebook.com/KingsOTR
    YouTube.com/@KingsOTR
    Previously on Kings of the Ring...
    The most impactful season ever continues in the newest episode as Julian’s lost it for Vance Armstrong after Thor Hansen psyched out his would be successor, AMW is spiraling, the Alliance Civil War continues behind the scenes, Gabriel Angel worries about Michael, Jesse James had to make adjustments after Vladimir Rykoff accidentally broke pal Beau Riggs’ ribs, Beautiful Barry Lovelace dispenses unsolicited wrestling advice, Dan Sanders falsely accused Corporal Punishment of being a druggie, the Apocalypse arrived in Atlanta, and the Diamond Club dominates the WVBS airwaves!
    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use, sexual dialogue, and graphic sexual descriptions. 
    "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:
    Bill Apter (PWI, Sportskeeda) LINKS HERE!
    Lanny Poffo (WWE)
    RJ City (AEW) Hey EWW! Playlist!
    Cyrus Fees (UFC) LINKS HERE!
    Evan Ginzburg (350 Days, The Wrestler) LINKS HERE! 
    LA Smooth (Samoan Dynasty/Bloodline) LINKS HERE!
    For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com

    • 33 min
    Season 6 "Deals with the Devil" #55

    Season 6 "Deals with the Devil" #55

    Previously on Kings of the Ring,
    AMW Champion Dan Sanders convinced Nelly Gotch to let him book his retirement program against Corporal Punishment, and Julian Cain ordered Louie the Greek to begin a quick angle to turn M'Butu Zulu babyface.
    Since Michael Angel returned from a near death overdose and came back to All-South and the family, he's been acting out Burt's delusion that he's no longer gay, which is frustrating his brother Gabriel who doesn't see this ending well.
    Luke St. Pierre long promised Julian Cain a meeting with the Montreal territory, the only province EWF doesn't run, all while Julian scrambles to find a main event for his stadium show, since Vance Armstrong turned out to be a bust.
    The Rock'n'Rollers phenomenon became official when they ended up drawing huge crowds as headliners for WWA's official second tour, and in their first day on the job, Shark of the Apocalypse told the entire locker room that Barry Lovelace won the World title because his wife, Miss Kitty, slept with the boss, Daniel Hawkins.
    Kings of the Ring is intended for mature audiences. Today’s episode would be rated MA for profanity, drug use, graphic sexual dialogue, subtle racism, and dialogue referencing underage girls.
    Check out A.I. renderings of the Kingsverse! KingsOTR.com/characters
    How bout the NOVELS! https: KingsOTR.com/book
    Become a Patron and hear the full Extended Edition episodes from the entire season, plus hear new episodes 2 weeks before regular people! Patreon.com/KingsOTR
    "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:

    Bill Apter (Pro-Wrestling Illustrated Legend, Sportskeeda, ApterChats)


    Lanny Poffo (WWE)


    RJ City (AEW) HEY EWW: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLILTWWX_AIJRiFlvhG6aHKq7cnA2c1Fuf 


    Cyrus Fees (UFC) Facebook.com/CyrusFeesTV, Facebook.com/InThisCornerCyrusFees


    Evan Ginzburg (350 Days, The Wrestler). Facebook.com/EvanGinzburgsOldSchoolWrestlingMemories, 350DaystheMovie.com
    For any questions or feedback email us at PartsUnknown@KingsOTR.com.
    KingsOTR.com
    Twitter.com/KingsOTR
    Facebook.com/KingsOTR
    Patreon.com/KingsOTR

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

treetss12 ,

Capturing!

Incredible sound! Your voice pulled me in and I found myself drawn to your podcast without even watching wrestling myself. Well done 👏👏👏

111#fann ,

Best show ever

Look forward to the 15th every month without a doubt my favorite show on the internet or tv. Thanks for all the hard work. Can’t wait till the next season is out. 🤘🏼🫠😎

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.

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