As we cut to ringside, Johnny Saint Nelson is just ending his entrance, he’s preaching to the front row of fans as the next theme begins.
The Japanese National anthem begins playing as Sensei Abe Lincoln steps out onto the stage waving a Japanese flag. Shujin Yama follows behind, in a sparkly white robe bedazzled in red diamantes.
Moss: Well here we go! One of the odds on favorites in this whole tournament!
They march down to the ring, Yama paying no attention to the crowd while Sensei Lincoln laughs and taunts them. Arriving to the ring, Sensei Lincoln walks up the steps and holds the middle rope down for Yama to step through. He bows in the centre of the ring, as Sensei Lincoln unhooks Yama’s robe. Once freed, he raises his left leg and drops into a dramatic sumo pose while shouting something incomprehensible to both English- and Japanese-speaking audiences.
Harrold Robbins: This next match up is scheduled for one fall and is a second round match in the REAL WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT!
The fans cheer for the big implications.
Robbins: In the corner to my right, He hails from Cleveland Ohio, weighing in at 243 Lbs… This is The Saint! JOHNNY SAINT NELSON!
He gets jeers from the crowd in response.
Robbins: and in this corner… hailing from The Greatest Nation on Earth! Weighing in at 469 lbs! He is accompanied to the ring by his manager Abe Lincoln….SHUJIN YAMA!
DING DING DING!
The bell rings and the two competitors both wait to see what the other will do. Shujin Yama smirks but stands in place. JSN walks across the ring and stands much closer before he begins to dress Shujin down verbally about his weight.
Nelson: Follow JSN and I’ll show you the way to a healthier life! I can help you Shujin!
Yama looks back down to his manager Abraham and thats the opening JSN needed.
Moss: Saint Nelson now on the attack, he pummels at the shoulders and back of one of the big men here in Classic Wrestling! He gains control through that cheapshot.
Howley: When your opponent has the size advantage by THAT MUCH… sometimes you gotta go about things in a different way Moss. Strategy over Ability.
JSN pulls Yama to the middle of the ring and slaps on a side headlock. Yama tries to throw him off and into the ropes but JSN holds on. Nelson smiles and points to his head to attest to his intelligence. Yama lifts him up as he screams before dropping him back and headfirst into the mat.
Howley: That’ll get anyone off of a headlock!
Moss: Big Sideslam by the big man!
Abe Lincoln on the outside is very excited to see Yama take over, and take over he does. Shujin tosses Johnny Saint Nelson around the ring at will and off of a couple turnbuckles as well. Nelson is holding his back and is now the one spouting off prayers of his own. Yama breathes deep and heads back towards him. As the official looks back to see if Abe Lincoln is not causing any stress, JSN takes the opportunity to uppercut the care package of Shujin.
Moss: LOWBLOW TO THE SUMO!
Howley: The referee didn’t see it!
Yama falls to the mat and JSN tried to lift one of the big mans legs but finds it’s very heavy. Instead he drops a leg of his own onto the ankle of Yama. He stands back up begins to stomp on the right foot of The Sumo.
Howley: Taking the big man off of his feet and limiting his mobility. Smart play, he’s going to continue to attack that ankle. One thing we all know, Shujin Yama can’t squash you if he can’t jump for the Bonzai!
JSN smartly pulls Yama towards the ropes. He sets the big mans ankle on the bottom rope, and then uses it to slingshot himself up into the air and comes down onto Yama’s ankle with his backside.
Moss: All his weight coming down on that ankle could snap it into two pieces!
JSN does the same move again before the official makes him move off of the ropes over threat of DQ. He pulls Yama up and hits him with a couple forearms before he runs off the ropes at dropkicks the same ankle of Shujin. Shujin falls to one knee and holds the bad ankle. JSN sees an opportunity and hits the ropes once more. As he comes back Yama lifts him up and slams him down in one motion. It seems to do damage to him as well.
Howley: SAMOAN DROP! He’s holding that ankle though Moss! It obviously hurt pretty good pushing off of it to lift JSN up and over!
Moss: Anything to win the REAL WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP! That’s what this match represents! The winner moves on! The winner goes home Thunderbird!
With verbal motivation from Abe Lincoln, Shujin Yama slams JSN two more times, making sure to put most of his weight on his good leg. He then motions to the crowd that it’s over. He lifts JSN up and grabs him belly to belly style and slams him sideways.
Moss: That’s Shujin Yama’s set up move for the Bonzai!
Shujin begins to drag JSN towards the corner, limping a bit.
Moss: ..and it appears that’s what he’s going for!
Shujin climbs to the second rope. He bounces once but stops and winces. He reaches down for his ankle but JSN is on his knees now!
Howley: Watch out for the priest!
Moss: JSN reaching up now!
Saint Nelson pulls Yama off the second rope, slamming him onto his back! The official slides into position as JSN lifts both legs.
Moss: JSN HAS BOTH FEET ON THE TURNBUCKLE!
Abe Lincoln tries to get the referees attention but it’s too late.
DING DING DING!!!
The bell rings and the ring announcer does his thing, JSN slides out of the ring, away from the grasp of the Sumo wrestler.
Harrold Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen, Your winner by pinfall, and moving onto the THIRD round of the REAL WORLD’S TITLE TOURNAMENT… JOHNNY SAINT NELSON!