Coming back from the break The “God Beast” Mushigahara is already in the ring, his partner Leon Van Zandt on the outside.
The arena is filled with a dull roar that crests and crashes before building to a crest again, matching the anticipation of the fans who are ready for the start of the match. As the ring announcer clasps the mic there is a tension that builds in the fans, the roar of their voices starts to churn and rise as he lifts it and begins to speak.
“Now entering the ring…” is all he gets out before the opening chords of Into The Fire by Dokken begins to play.
The crowd erupts into a frenzy, recognizing the power chords and clashing cymbals as the anthem of two of the most dangerous men in professional wrestling today. “..weighing in at a total combined weight of 538 pounds, they hail from Satans Kingdom…”
No sooner does the announcer identify their hometown in Vermont than Breakneck and Smashmouth explode into the arena, not through the gorilla position, but through the crowd. Security is all around them, trying desperately, ineffectively, to keep the fans back, but those few who manage to get through are greeted with a stiff arm and a palm to the face as nothing slows their march to the ring.
A bearded Business Man in a well tailored three-piece suit, sunglasses and a copy of the Wall Street Journal rolled up in one hand, trails the two behemoths “…this is Smashmouth and Breakneck: TWISTED STEEL”
Moss: We have two of our stellar teams from our tag team division represented here in this match.
Howley: Yes, but we need to see how well they can handle themselves when they are on their own.
Moss: That’s right as Smashmouth takes on Mushigahara.
As the bell rings both men stare each other down for what feels like an eternity. The crowd begin to jeer the competitors but they pay them no mind whatsoever. The two men begin to mouth off to each other, when Smashmouth turns his back towards Mushigahara. He takes offense to the blatant disrespect and shoves Smashmouth in the back knocking him into the ropes. Smashmouth holds onto the top rope and turns towards Mushigahara and shoves him back, but barely moves. Mushigahara returns the favor but this time with his back not turned Smashmouth doesn’t move from the shove. Mushigahara throws an elbow towards Smashmouth and he eats it but doesn’t give way, and he returns one back towards Mushigahara. The two men exchange blows several times, with neither giving way.
Moss: These two behemoths are just going toe to toe and neither man is willing to give.
Howley: This is going to come down to whoever tires out first, and who can take advantage of the situation.
Smashmouth runs the ropes and leaps towards Mushigahara with a clothesline only slightly rocking him. Mushigahara then runs the ropes and attempts one of his own. As was done to him, Smashmouth doesn’t move and screams in Mushigahara’s face, causing the former sumo to heartily laugh. Smashmouth quickly chops the chest as the crowd “Woo’s” as the snack echoes through the studio. Smashmouth lands another, and then another. Mushigahara eats all of them and the only discernible damage is a slightly red chest. With a quick palm strike Mushigahara gets Smashmouth to stumble backwards, and then another. And finally a third one gets Smashmouth pinned in the corner. Mushigahara lays a shoulder into the abdomen of Smashmouth. With a guttural groan Mushigahara rears back and slams in again. The ref finally attempts to get Mushigahara to back away after a third shoulder smash.
Moss: It’s about time, Smashmouth’s ribs could possibly be broken.
Howley: Well it sure as heck ain’t ballet. That’s a risk these men take for our entertainment.
As Mushigahara begrudgingly backs away Smashmouth rushes towards him and tries to pick the sumo up, but can’t as his ribs won’t allow him. Mushigahara goes for a bear hug but as he reaches for him, he grabs nothing but air. Before he realizes Smashmouth is behind him and kicks the back of his knee, and then a second time. The sumo is down to a knee. Smashmouth runs the ropes and lays a clothesline to the back of the neck of Mushigahara. He falls face first onto the mat. Smashmouth wastes no time stomping the lower back of Mushigahara.
Howley: Smashmouth looking to get a bit of revenge on Mushigahara for the shoulder smashes.
Moss: He is relentless on the attack.
Smashmouth gloats towards the crowd in an effort to pump himself up, thus allowing Mushigahara to slowly pull himself up using the bottom rope. His partner and manager whisper something to the sumo and he nods.
Moss: Looks like they are talking some strategy into their partner.
Howley: Well he’s gonna need it.
Smashmouth’s partner Breakneck points this out to the ref, but he waves him off. Mushigahara and Smashmouth get face to face once more. Both men are winded and breathing heavily. Eddie Dante climbs up onto the apron, causing Breakneck to do the same. As Smashmouth knees Mushigahara in the stomach and goes for a small package, but the ref doesn’t see it, as Dante leaps off the apron and points towards Breakneck, as the ref rushes over to him and tries to get him off the apron, as Leon Van Zandt slides in under the bottom rope, and pulls the small package over, causing Mushigahara to have the pin, and quickly slides out as Breakneck hops down. The ref turns and sees the pin.
Moss: Not Like This
Smashmouth tries to kick his legs but the strength of Mushigahara is too much.
Howley: It’s genius!
Still struggling to free himself Smashmouth can’t get the Sumo off of him.
The bell rings as Mushigahara let’s go and rolls out onto the floor where he is helped to his feet by Zandt and Dante. He holds his arms up high in the air as Twisted Steel are beside themselves in the ring.
Harold Robbins: The winner of this Match VIA Pinfall…. The Emperor Mushigahara!!!