Back to ringside we find Mushigahara taking off his large overcoat as he readies for the upcoming match. His tag team partner stands on the apron, while the manager stands on the floor directing traffic.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen the next contest is a TAG TEAM MATCH! With a 20 minute time limit. In the corner to my right, making their Classic Wrestling debuts this evening, this is the team of Ken Roddy, and Joe Jitsu! THE BLACK BELTS!
The fans give a mixed reaction to the men in colorful guis. They both strike a martial arts stance as their names are called and yell “HIYA!”. The foreign tag team opponents seem unimpressed.
Moss: A brand new team, looking to make a name for themselves here in Classic Wrestling!
Howley: Where do we find these guys?
In the other corner the two stand ready for their announcement.
Robbins: and their opponents. Former Classic Wrestling Tag Team Champions! Being accompanied to the ring by Eddie Dante, this is Leon Van Zandt, and Mushigahara… THE FOREIGN LEGION!
Loud grunts and yells come from the veteran tag team as their names come over the speaker. Eddie demands that they focus up.
Mushigahara looms as he’s been chosen to begin the matchup. LVZ moves to the outside. On the other side of the ring, Joe Jitsu is going to kick things off for the Black Belts (no pun intended).
DING DING DING
Moss: Here we go with another exciting matchup! Will the new guys prove they have IT, or will The Foreign Legion show why they have won tag team gold here in Classic!
As Mushi moves towards the middle, a bouncing Joe does the same. They go in for a lockup, but instead Joe Jitsu does a summersault past the big man who goes for a grapple. After he rolls through, Joe smacks his butt a few times and wiggles it in the direction of Mushigahara. Mushi barks at Eddie Dante about how he doesn’t like it, but the fans in the studio are here for it and actively applaud.
They go to lock up again but instead Mushi drives a forearm into the face of the Black Belt slamming him into the mat. Joe goes to get up but instead Mushigahara tosses him into the corner and starts lighting up his chest and gut with left and right hands. He grabs Mr Jitsu by the neck with both hands. The official starts to count, but Mushi takes one step and uses his momentum to toss Joe back to the middle of the ring by his head!
Howley: I believe they call that butt over teakettle…
Moss: I don’t think that’s the expression.
Howley: Yea but I can’t say ass on television.
Moss: I think you just did!
Joe gets up and Mushi comes in with arms raised. A quick side kick to the leg slows down the giants progress. HIYA! Joe sees his opening and goes in guns blazing.
Moss: Watch out now! These Black Belts know a thing or two about striking!
Two more kicks come in with quick succession, followed up by a high chop to the side of the neck of the big man. Mushi reels but doesn’t go down. Joe hits the ropes and comes back with a diving chop that finally takes the Foreign Legion member off his feet.
Howley: BOOM! What a shot!
Standing up quickly, Joe moves to his corner and tags in Ken Roddy!
Moss: And here comes the other one! Wait.. LVZ isn’t having any of this!
Leon Van Zandt comes in the ring on the other side and attacks the pair of Black Belts. The official is quick to get between them and break them up. As the referee pushes LVZ back to the apron, Eddie Dante climbs the ring steps and has his walking cane held back like a baseball bat.
Holwey: Watch out, Dante is up there and ready to swing for the fences! He’s seen the FL lose a couple in a row now and he’s not about to let it happen again! That’s a good manager if I’ve ever seen one Moss!
Moss: Are you advocating cheating Thunderbird?
Howley: I’m advocating WINNING pencil-neck! By any means necessary!
Joe Jitsu is stumbling back to his corner and doesn’t see Dante, when Eddie swings he does so with all he’s got.
Howley: WHAT THE!?
Moss: Ken Roddy just swept the leg on his own partner! Eddie Dante misses!
The legal man, Ken, trips his own partner in order to avoid the big Cane shot. The referee turns around just in time to see Dante fall off the apron. Mushigahara moves towards the pair but as Joe gets back up they double kick him in the gut. Stunned by the double kick he stops in his tracks but before long he’s being swept off his feet!
Moss: WOAH! DID YOU SEE THAT MOVE! Ken Roddy with the high kick! Joe Jitsu with the leg sweep! I think they call that the HIGH YA!
Howley: Ah it ain’t over yet though!
As Ken goes for the cover here comes Leon Van Zandt off the top rope. He goes to deliver the knee to the back of the head of Ken Roddy but Joe calls for his partner to move. At the last moment he does and LVZ Comes crashing down hard on Mushigahara!
The crowd comes alive as Joe Jitsu tosses LVZ out of the ring and Ken pins Mushigahara.
The bell rings and Harrold Robbins does his job.
Robbins: Ladies and Gentlemen the winners of this match… KEN RODDY, JOE JITSU… THE BLACK BELTS!
The pair hug in the ring before letting out a very excited HIGH YA towards the crowd. They jump for joy at the success of the new tag team. Someone in the front row even does a cartwheel they just cannot contain themselves.
The pair are quick to leave the ring after doing a couple of fight poses.
Moss: What a win from the newcomers here in Classic Wrestling! The Black Belts look to move up the rankings while The Foreign Legion needs to regroup and possibly refocus!
Howley: Big win for the new guys, but don’t look now Moss The Foreign Legion are having issues.
Mushigahara gets up and LVZ rolls in the ring to try to help him up. When he makes it over to Mushigahara, he pushes the German off of him and against the ropes. LVZ looks none too pleased with the push and tries to figure out what that was about. From behind him however Eddie Dante is back with the cane. This time to the back of the head.
LVZ goes down like a sack of bricks. His tag team partner wastes no time…
Moss: WHAT IS THIS!? Mushigahara is stomping on his own tag team partner like he’s trying to put out a fire! Eddie Dante is encouraging it!
Mushi picks up LVZ by the neck with two hands. He lifts him high into the air and then slams him down in front of him.
After a couple more stomps, Mushi and Eddie Dante leave the ring. Leaving the other Foreign Legion member lying.
An angry Eddie Dante has spittle flying from his lips as he screams at LVZ and the fans.
Moss: I… Can’t believe this! These are former Tag Team champions! …We’ll be right back folks!