Rowdy Roddy Piper
Round Two Matchup
Welcome to The 2nd Annual Hasbro Classic, a tournament where YOU determine the winners! After Randy Savage defeated Tatanka last week, we move along in the second round with a bout between Rowdy Roddy Piper and The Undertaker.
Hasbro Classic devotees may recall that in last year's tournament, Piper and Undertaker made it to the final match, with The Dead Man coming out on top.
Who will survive in this, their second Hasbro Classic encounter?
At the outset, Rowdy Roddy Piper attempts to surprise The Undertaker by jamming two fingers into The Dead Man's eyes. Unfortunately for Piper, something like that doesn't phase The Undertaker -- it just angers him.
Fighting back, The Dead Man shoves Piper into the ropes. Using his ominous grey rubber glove, Undertaker clamps a hand around Hot Rod's throat and begins squeezing. While The Phenom only has five seconds to break the hold.... it's not like we have a special Hasbro referee to break things up.
So Undertaker continues to use his vise-like grip on The Rowdy Scot, working him over.
The Undertaker releases his grip on Rowdy Roddy Piper, making a rare tactical error. With The Dead Man temporarily caught off guard, Piper reels back and lands a punch to the face! A few more blows, combined with Piper's patented Irish Whip (even though he's Scottish), knocks Undertaker on his back.
Taking advantage of the prone Undertaker, Piper attempts a choke of his own, using his foot on The Dead Man's throat and hanging on to the ring ropes for additional leverage.
Once The Undertaker is back on his feet, Rowdy Roddy Piper whips him into the ropes, and is caught off guard by a BIG back body drop.
Which... come to think of it, is the exact opposite of a move used in last year's tournament finals.
How did you vote?
Using the unconventional wisdom he's built an entire career on, Rowdy Roddy Piper climb to the ring apron and begins peppering The Undertaker with lefts and rights.
Hot Rod reels back to charge at The Dead Man, and is caught by The Phenom's patented choke slam!
But this time, Undertaker chokes Piper over the ropes to the ground below!
The Hasbro Classic - repeating big spots since 2016.
OUCH! There's no way that Rowdy Roddy Piper will get up from that massive chokeslam!
And he doesn't. Dazed and confused outside the ring, the (nonexistent) referee makes the count.... ONE.... TWO... THREE.... FOUR.... FIVE.... SIX.... SEVEN... EIGHT.... NINE... TEN!
Your winner by countout: THE UNDERTAKER!
The Undertaker continues his streak (against Piper) and is now 2-0. Will he make it all the way to the finals again?