Moss: It’s now time for the big one Thunderbird! We’ve seen New Tag Team Champions Crowned, we’ve seen King Kong Frank retain his championship over Bobby Dean, and we’ve seen a new number one contender for that championship crowned as well!
Howley: And it’s all come down to this! One match to go! The Biggest stakes are on the line!
Moss: That’s right, partner! This has been building for months, and finally we get an answer to which man will walk out with the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP! Let’s move over to our ring announcer!
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s now time for our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!
The fans get loud and raucous at the thought. They’ve had a long night but they’ve been waiting for this one.
Robbins: Coming to the ring first…
Boos ring out across the arena as the challenger makes his way out through the curtain. The Japanese Anthem blaring out across the Joe Louis.
Robbins: The challenger… Weighing in at 469 pounds… Hailing from The Greatest Nation on Earth! Being accompanied by Sensei Abe Lincoln! This is SHUJIN YAMA!
Yama comes through the curtain with Sensei Abe Lincoln. Lincoln leads the way and tosses salt or sand down on the ground for Yama to walk over. Yama is bare footed with his ankles taped as usual. He looks focused as he stares towards the ring, ignoring the fans jeers.
Moss: The most dominant champion that Classic has ever seen. He defended the Premier American Championship multiple times before finally succumbing to King Kong Frank at Capital Clash!
Yama walks slowly into the ring and snarls before stretching out in his own corner.
Howley: Not a man I want to face one on one under any circumstance!
“Life in the Fastlane” by The Eagles blares out across the arena, and everyone gets off their feet. The roar that erupts from the crowd is deafening. The fans in Detroit have clearly heard of the Mecca!
Moss: Woah! I can barely hear myself think!
Howley: They really like the champ in Detroit!
As Vito moves through the curtain the roar only gets louder. He holds his gold championship high into the air as he walks. At first it’s all we can see is the gleam off of the prized trophy.
He nears the ring and he’s wearing some special occasion tights that say Mecca on one side, and CLASSICMANIA on the other.
Robbins: And his opponent, weighing in at 261 pounds… hailing from Brooklyn, New York… He is the reigning and DEFENDING, REAL WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! THIS IS VITO VALENTINO!
He stops just outside the ring and finally takes the opportunity to look around the arena behind his sunglasses. The fans go bananas. He hops up on the apron and goes to step through, only to be immediately attacked by Shujin Yama.
Moss: Referee Chip Newman calls for the bell and we’re underway!
Howley: Big Yama not wasting any time whatsoever here with his offensive attack. Smart moves! He has one motive and one motive only, and that’s to rid Vito of the REAL WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP by any means necessary!
Big forearms crash across the back of Vito who tries moving around the ring to avoid the strikes but Yama is playing the angles and attacking him wherever he goes. Finally with a double ax handle against the back of his neck Vito Valentino falls to his knees. Abe Lincoln slaps the mat in support of Yama.
Shujin grabs him by the head and moves him to a corner. He rears back to hit Vito again but Valentino is able to get a boot inbetween them and daze the big man suddenly. Vito follows up with some quick punches and the Classic fans come to life.
Moss: Not so fast Shujin! Vito’s a fighting champion!
With each shot Yama sways a little more until finally he’s able to block one and strike back on his own. The big blow immediately knocks Vito down to his backside.
Howley: This is a question of speed vs power! Death by a million cuts vs one big bomb! Vito is going to have his work cut out for him if he’s going to retain here, he’s going to have to control his breathing and wait for the big guy to tire out. Meanwhile Shujin is going to be looking for an opening, one small mistake from Valentino and it’s lights out, for the Mecca!
Shujin kicks at Valentino dropping him onto his back. Yama then grabs the top rope for balance, and places one of his bare feet against the neck of Vito. With one motion he stands solely on Vito’s neck while hanging the other foot in the air. Valentino flails wildly as Chip Newman begins his 5 second count. He gets to four and a half before the challenger lets go.
Vito rolls out of the ring and hits the mats outside with a splat. Chip Newman follows Yama around berating him for breaking the rules. The sumo takes his chastising in stride, because outside, no one is watching Abe Lincoln.
Vito is up to his hands and knees when Lincoln comes over and kicks him square in the ribs. Vito lets out a shriek and rolls away but Lincoln follows up with another kick to the ribs. He then gets out of Dodge before Newman catches on.
Moss: Well I can’t say I’m surprised, we expected this out of Lincoln, but the question has to be asked… Why does a man that big, need someones help on the outside?
Howley: I don’t know if I’d call it help Moss, more like… Insurance!
Moss: Well hopefully Metro meets his deductible!
Vito is able to crawl back into the ring but when he stands up Yama meets him with a standing headbutt that drops him right back to the mat. Yama gives Vito his last rites before hitting the ropes and coming back with a very athletic legdrop. He leaps…
Howley: Well that was fast!
But Vito rolls out of the way and Yama hits the mat, backside first.
Moss: NOT QUITE PARTNER!
Vito rolls to his feet and hits the ropes. Yama still in a sitting position reaches for his backside and doesn’t see the champion coming right at him. Diving clothesline from Valentino hits hard and Yamas back finally hits the mat for the first time.
Both men stay down for breath, and Chip Newman begins his count. It’s about 6 seconds later that the Champion is on his feet, and Yama is trying to pull himself back up using the ropes. Yama makes it to the turnbuckle where he’s able to get his much larger frame upright, when he turns around he sees a blur running at him.
Howley: Corner Dropkick! Valentino pulling out all the stops tonight!
Moss: He’s going to have to! Valentino is making a career out of being our giant killer. He took down Lord Colossus, he took down Alex Bruder, and now he’s trying to take down Shujin Yama!
Vito is right back up and grabs Yama in a rear chin lock. Shujin reaches for the ropes but he’s just short. He struggles a bit trying to pry the bicep off of his neck but is unable. Sensei Abe Lincoln climbs the ring steps and gets on the apron and once again Chip Newman is there to cut him off. He’s screaming at him to get down but the Sensei is arguing that the move is an illegal choke.
Yama flails inside the ring, one of his hands finally finds Vitos head but the champ is quick to avoid and strikes thrown his way. Eventually Yama uses one hand to find Vitos head, and when he does, he uses his other thumb like a spike and drives it into the eye of Valentino. The hold is broken and Abe Lincoln slowly walks back down the ring steps.
Moss: Referee Chip Newman has GOT to do something about Abe Lincoln! He’s twice gotten involved in this match!
Howley: Not that he’s seen! As far as Chip knows, he’s just fighting for his guy!
Moss: Seen or not, Sensei Abe Lincoln is having a distinct impact on this matchup!
Vito tries to get his eyesight back as Yama finally makes his way up. He pushes off the mat with his fist and is back on two feet.
Moss: Here comes the Champion!
Shujin catches Vito in the air and drops him on his back.
Howley: There he goes!
Moss: Big time samoan drop! Yamas got the cover!
Howley: He almost had em!
The entire arena lets out a gasp when Vito kicks out, followed by cheers. They start clapping for him to come back. Meanwhile Abe Lincoln is demanding that Chip count faster.
A glance at Lincoln stops his bickering and Newman is right back into the match. Yama picks Vito up to his feet and runs him into the corner. Yama follows and slams his backside into the champion hard. Yama turns and does it a second time. He then backs up a few steps and slaps his stomach.
Moss: He’s going for a body splash!
Howley: Vito Pancakes, now available at the Mecca for breakfast!
Moss: Would you stop!
Yama comes rolling in as fast as he can but Vito uses the top two ropes to spring himself upwards Yama crashes against the turnbuckle pads and Valentino flips over his back and slides down.
Moss: SUNSET FLIP! VITOS GOT THE PIN!
Newman slides into position.
At the last second Abe Lincoln pulls Chip Newman out of the ring by his ankles. Newman hits the floor on his feet and two immediately get in one anothers face. The fans boo loudly across the arena, and Abe Lincoln shouts as loud as he can to speak over them.
Lincoln: You’re counting faster for Vito!
Newman: I’m counting the same for both of them! You can’t put your hands on me i’m the referee!
Lincoln: What are you going to do about it puny man?
Chip Newman rears back as if he’s going to punch Abe Lincoln. The Sensei closes his eyes and braces for it, but it never comes. When he slowly opens his eyes he just sees a large finger pointing…. To the curtain. Lincoln goes ballistic.
Newman: YOU’RE OUTTA HERE!
The fans start to cheer but not everyone understands what’s happening. The ring announcer makes it clear after Newman walks over to him.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen I’m being told that Sensei Abraham Lincoln is being kicked out of the Joe Louis Arena!
The fans explode in happiness. Meanwhile security marches out to grab a determined Abe Lincoln and escort him out. The fans mock and call him names as he’s being carried away. Inside the ring Yama can’t believe this. Now as Chip Newman slides back in, it’s Yama in his face. Newman doesn’t back down one iota. He steps to Yama and points at his Classic Wrestling logo on his shirt. Yama waves him off angrily and turns around to a up and ready Vito Valentino.
Vito rocks Yama with punch after punch after punch. The tightly weaved pony tail of Shujin Yama flies with every shot like a shadow. Vito gets faster with every punch. Finally he goes off the ropes and hits a clothesline but Yama doesn’t go down, he just rocks back and forth like a boat on rough waters. Vito hits the ropes again and comes back with another clothesline that has Yama now on one foot trying to regain his balance. Not waiting for that to happen, Vito takes off once more and comes back with a third clothesline. Yama hits the mat hard and the fans erupt once more.
Vito climbs the second rope and comes off with a legdrop across Yamas throat that leaves the big man gasping for air. Vito crawls over and grabs the leg.
Yama kicks out with authority. He looks over where Abe Lincoln would be for encouragement but he’s long gone. Yama shakes his head and starts to get up. Vito likewise starts to get up. Both men meet in the middle of the ring. Both men worn down. Both men dripping sweat.
Yama overhand chop.
Vito punches again.
The fans ride their emotions like a roller coaster with each strike.
Yama goes for a clothesline, Vito ducks it! Vito goes for a dropkick but it’s sidestepped by Yama. Vito crawls through Yamas legs while getting up, Yama turns around just in time to see a kick coming for his head.
Howley: Savate Kick! I could feel that one up here Moss! Vito now goes for the second rope once more!
Vito dives at Yama. Shujin is able to catch and use his own momentum against him in the air with a Judo throw.
Moss: Tsukaminage! That’s the move he usually uses to set up…
Yama positions Vito in the corner and climbs to the second rope facing the crowd. Without the pageantry, without the screaming words, Yama just bounces and drops. The fans groan as the big mand lands directly on the chest of Metro. Yama lets himself smile for the first time, and crosses his arms confidently. Chip Newman slides into position.
The fans are unglued. The frenzy is wild. Yamas smile fades as quickly as his mouth drops open in surprise. Undettered. He stands up, climbs the second rope again and once more jumps down.
Moss: Oh my…
Chip Newman slides in again.
The bell rings and the fans in the arena are in shock. There are some immediate boos, but it’s hard to hear behind the breathlessness of most in the crowd.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen, your winnerrrr…
Robbins: AND NEWWWWWWW CLASSIC WRESTLING REAL WORLDS CHAMPION. SHUJIN YAMA!
He rolls off of Vito and stands up in the middle of the ring. Down the aisle comes Abe Lincoln who is thrilled with thre outcome. He’s laughing at fans as he passes. Meanwhile the belt is being handed to Yama in the center of the ring. Shujin takes it from Chip Newman, and refuses to have his arm raised. He holds the title up with one hand and drops to a knee.
Moss: Folks at home, I am speechless. I did not think this is what was going to happen, and while I knew there was a chance, I just… Shujin Yama is our new REAL Worlds Champion! Wow!
Howley: Vito Valentino has been a great champion for a long long time Moss, but tonight Shujin was just too much, too tough, and too good to be beat. He’s a monster, and we’ve seen what he did with the Premier American Championship, now just imagine how he’s going to handle the REAL Worlds Championship!
Yama stands in the ring as the fans of Classic Wrestling throw some trash his way. Balls of paper, programs, empty water bottles and more start to fill the ringside area. Yama smiles and takes it all in. Abe Lincoln pats him on the back and now takes the title to hold for him.
Vito Valentino moves to the floor, and can’t believe what’s just happened. He holds his chest with both arms and stares down Shujin in the ring.
Moss: Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for joining us for ClassicMania, unfortunately we are out of time here tonight, and what a night it was! We saw multiple titles change hands, we saw feuds come to an end, and we saw the greatest spectacle in all of sports! Tune in a couple of weeks from now for another edition of Classic Wrestling on RBTV! Until then folks! Good Night!