FIRST ROUND MATCH
Welcome to The 4th Annual Hasbro/Retro Classic, a tournament where you determine the winners... and just by voting, you could qualify to win a FREE Hasbro figure when the tournament concludes this spring! This unique tournament features WWF Hasbro figures battling it out with WWE Retro figures for tag team action figure supremacy!
To open this year's tournament, we have The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) battling the first of four "Wild Card" teams, Money Inc. (The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Shyster). Right from the offset, DiBiase and IRS cut the ring in half and begin to work over Jannetty.
Money Inc. continues to dominate the match, working over Marty Jannetty in the heel corner. At one point, IRS knocks the wind out of Jannetty by tossing him across the mat with a hip toss.
Jannetty desperately needs to tag to his partner Shawn Michaels in order to keep his team alive. But it seems next to impossible when Irwin R. Shyster and Ted DiBiase are constantly making quick tags in and out of the ring.
With The Rockers chances of winning The Hasbro/Retro Classic be over before they begin?
After an eternity.... Marty Jannetty fights his way out of the Money Inc. corner and begins the slow march towards making a hot tag to his partner Shawn Michaels.
But wait! Ted DiBiase is also set to tag out Irwin R. Shyster (they had tagged each other in between photos; trust me). If IRS can get in the ring before Jannetty tags out, it could be all over for The Rockers!
Thankfully, Jannetty gets the tag to Shawn Michaels and the imaginary crowd goes wild! Can the future Heartbreak Kid turn the tables on Money Inc.?
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Shawn Michaels comes in a house of fire, blasting both members of Money Inc. with a series of dropkicks! Unfortunately, the momentum doesn't last long, and soon, Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Shyster are laying the boots to him.
With the imaginary referee occupied and Marty Jannetty lying down on the job, The Million Dollar Man rears back and prepares to nail Michaels with his famous Million Dollar Punch while IRS holds him place.
At the last possible second, Shawn Michaels ducks out of the way! The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase ends up clocking Irwin R. Shyster in the face! Who would have possibly seen that coming, unless it's someone who's watched wrestling at least once in the past.
With the members of Money Inc. temporarily distracted, Michaels and tags his partner Marty Jannetty! The Rockers rock Money Inc. with their famous double-dropkick and - even though it seems impossible for a Hasbro figure to execute - Jannetty traps IRS with a Rocker Dropper.
Jannetty goes for the pinfall on IRS. ONE - TWO - THREE!
Your winners of the opening match: THE ROCKERS!
Be sure to vote each week to determine who advances to the next round. Next up: The New Day vs. Twin Towers.
When you vote via email, not only do you help determine who wins the tournament, you're also eligible to win a FREE Hasbro figure when the 4th Annual Hasbro/Retro Classic concludes this spring!