King Of The Ring
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King Of The Ring

kingofring.jpgYeah, OK, so the sponsor’s name precedes the name of the event, the website is klunky, there’s a disheartening absence of b-girls in the lineup of dancers, and the strict no-photos rule screams cheesy-DVD-release-TBA, but where else in Toronto, besides the (Red Bull) King Of The Ring, are you going to see this much b-boying this Sunday?
It’s a one-on-one battle– 20 pan-Canadian b-boys and 20 American b-boys compete for a dorky WWE-style championship belt in a boxing ring gimmickally set up in the Sony BMG parking lot at Dufferin & Liberty.
Once you get past all the fake theatrics, you can anticipate some genuine b-boy theatrics and serious moves as you root for the little guy from Hull or Winnipeg to overtake legends from the Rock Steady Crew or Floor Lords.
DJs Serious and Jazzy Jay provide beats. MC’s Querock and K-Mel likely rap about Red Bull. Zulu Gremlin, Ken Swift & Kwikstep judge. $10 general admission, $15 ringside. Starts at 6pm. Probably worth it just to stand near Ken Swift.