Moss: We’ve officially made it to SLAM-A-THON on Pay-Per-View, Thunderbird! Can you feel the energy from the Cleveland crowd here in the Gund Arena?
Howley: Sure can, Moss. Kicking off our fun filled event tonight will be a tag team competition between the Foreign Legion, who barely missed out on qualifying for the tag team title match, versus the team of Rikki Roxx and Scott Hunter!
Moss: That’s right! Mushigawa and Leon Van Zandt will be looking to prove they belong in the hunt for the titles, but Rikki and Scott might have something to say about that!
Howley: I can’t wait! Let’s go over to Harold Robbins for the intros.
I WANNA ROCK! ROCK!
Rikki Roxx struts into the arena like only he can as Twisted Sister belts out the classic tune. Bandana wrapped around his head and long flowing blond hair behind him. He’s got the stiff upper lip going below his mirrored aviator sunglasses as he swaggers his way to the ring. All the ladies in the crowd scream and rush the barricades, showering him with used panties and pleas for love as he makes his way up the stairs.
Roxx provocatively enters through the ropes, looking above his aviators pushed down to the end of his nose and shooting the ladies a wink before going into the ring with metal horns high into the air. He parades around and poses for the crowd, soaking in the energy as he awaits.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen… this tag team rules match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first… weighing in at 235 lbs. He hails from Detroit Rock City! The THRASHMANNNNN… RIKKI ROXX!
“Burning Heart” reverberates through the Gund Arena. The crowd stands to their feet to catch a glimpse of the fan favorite as he walks out from behind the curtain.
Robbins: And his partner… weighing 245 lbs, hailing from Miami, Florida… SCOTT HUNTER!
“New World Symphony, 4th Movement” by Antonin Dvorak begins to play. Through the curtain comes the imposing duo of Mushigahara and Leon Van Zandt.
Robbins: And their opponents, accompanied by Eddie Dante… weighing in at a combined 532 lbs… they are Mushigawa and Leon Van Zandt… THE FOREIGN LEGION!
Mushigawa and Leon sprint down toward the ring, leaving their manager behind them. Roxx and Hunter look ready for some pre-bell action.
Moss: Foreign Legion is wasting no time here tonight!
Howley: Our favorite official, Felipe Chicoda is quick to cut them off as soon as they slide into the ring. Looks like he learned from their last match as he forces LVZ to the apron.
Rikki and Scott lower their guard and exchange a couple words before Hunter nods and steps through the ropes onto the apron in their corner. Chicoda calls for the bell.
DING! DING!! DING!!!
Moss: And here we go as LVZ and Rikki Roxx kick off the action! They lock up in the center of the squared circle!
LVZ snaps his arm up and over Rikki’s neck and starts to squeeze.
Howley: Leon using his slight height advantage to transition into a standing headlock.
Roxx quickly grabs onto each side of LVZ’s midsection and throws him to the ropes. LVZ bounces off the ropes and charges back toward Rikki with an outstretched arm.
Moss: Leon looking for the clothesline on the return-
Howley: Rikki ducks! LVZ bounces off the other ropes… Roxx sends him to the mat with a fireman’s carry.
LVZ slaps the mat and pushes himself up to his feet almost as fast as his opponent. The two meet back in the middle of the ring and grapple again. Rikki quickly pulls Leon’s shoulders downward while sending a knee up to his midsection.
Moss: Rikki whips Leon into his team’s corner after a smart knee to the gut right there. He charges after his opponent…
Howley: Big corner splash by Roxx! He tags in Scott Hunter!
Rikki grabs LVZ and turns him around, holding his arms up so Hunter can land a couple shots to the abdomen.
Moss: Teamwork against a duo like the Foreign Legion is going to be absolutely critical for Rikki and Hunter and it seems like they are well aware of that fact, T-bird.
Chicoda warns Roxx, who eventually steps through the ropes onto the apron. Hunter sends a quick boot to the gut of LVZ and grabs his head.
Howley: A nice snap suplex by Scott Hunter! He rolls over looking for a quick pin!
Chicoda drops for the count…
Moss: Hunter grabs LVZ and pulls him up.
While being stood up, LVZ shoots both hands up and grabs Hunter’s head, then drops to his knees pulling Scott’s head down onto the top of his own.
Howley: Smart counter there by LVZ!
Mushigawa’s leans over the ropes back in their corner begging for a tag. On the same page, LVZ takes advantage of the stumbled Scott Hunter and leaps back toward his teammate, slapping his hand before landing on the mat and rolling out onto the apron.
Moss: Mushigawa gets the tag and he’s ready for action, charging into the ring and flattening out Scott Hunter with a clothesline!
Hunter rolls on the mat in pain while Mushigawa taunts the crowd, receiving a slew of boos for his efforts.
Howley: The folks here in Cleveland are letting The Foreign Legion know just how they feel about them tonight!
Mushigawa moves toward Hunter’s head and lifts a leg.
Moss: Mushigawa with a big leg drop here. NO! HUNTER MOVES JUST IN TIME!
Mushigawa holds his lower back, as his face turns red. Hunter takes the chance to scurry back toward his corner.
Howley: Scott Hunter trying to make a tag here – wait, what’s going on here?
Moss: Seems like Eddie Dante is having some words with the official. Philipe is having no part of it, though. Looks like he’s giving the manager some words of his own…
Howley: Hunter makes the tag! Here comes Rikki Roxx back in action, who sends a sharp low dropkick to the head of Mushigawa as the big man was trying to get back to his feet!
Philipe Chicoda turns back to the action and starts shouting at Rikki Roxx.
Moss: I don’t think the official saw the tag!
Howley: I think you’re right, Moss. Seems like Chicoda’s forcing Rikki back out of the ring!
Showing frustration with the official, Scott Hunter steps back through the ropes and into the ring. He grabs Mushigawa and lifts him up to his feet, then whips him toward his team’s corner.
Moss: Mushigawa plants a foot and stops the whip, then reverses direction sending Scott Hunter into The Foreign Legion’s corner. What a show of strength right there, Thunderbird.
Mushigawa approaches Hunter in his corner.
Howley: Mushigawa with a big right – HUNTER BLOCKS! Hunter throws one back of his own-
Moss: LVZ grabs Hunter’s arm before he can land the punch! Mushigawa sends a left into Hunter’s exposed ribs. Then a right! Then another left!
Howley: Philipe is not happy with Foreign Legion’s shenanigans here, giving the team a warning of their own now.
Mushigawa brushes the official away, then tags LVZ in. He grabs Hunter’s head and locks his head under his left arm. LVZ runs to the side of his teammate, grabbing Hunter’s head under his right.
Moss: DOUBLE SUPLEX BY THE FOREIGN LEGION! OH MY, WHAT AN IMPACT!
Howley: Mushigawa holding his hands up innocently as Chicoda demands he leave the ring.
Moss: LVZ drops down on the mat at the side of the downed Scott Hunter and pushes him on his side – he’s locking in the Sugar Hold! This could be it, folks!
Just as Mushigawa begins to step through the ropes, he sees Rikki Roxx charging in to break up the hold.
Howley: The big man turns on a dime, as Chicoda checks on Hunter, and moves toward Roxx!
Just as Rikki gets close enough to dive, Mushigawa lifts his big right boot.
Moss: Boot to the face! Rikki Roxx is out cold! LVZ applies more pressure on the Sugar Hold…
Howley: Hunter taps! Hunter taps!
Chicoda calls for the bell and quickly tries to force LVZ to release the hold.
DING! DING!! DING!!!
Robbins: And your winners… THE FOREIGN LEGION!
Moss: Controversial outcome of this first match of SLAM-A-THON, as the Foreign Legion manage to pull this one off.
Howley: You hate to see it, Moss, but you know what you’re getting when you face The Foreign Legion.