Legion of Doom
Rhythm & Blues
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!
This week in first-round action, we have Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) against Rhythm & Blues (The Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine), our third of four Wild Card teams!
This battle between LOD and R&B begins with The Honky Tonk Man doing his typically stalling, and then getting smashed in the mouth by Hawk for good measure!
The Honky Tonk Man decides to stall a spell, walking around ringside and hearing his fans sing the virtues of The Greatest Intercontinental Champion Of All Time.... and by which I mean, hear a round of boos.
Once back in the ring, HTM appears to square off with his Legion of Doom opponent, only to quickly tag out to Rhythm & Blues partner Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
And yes -- we know that Valentine isn't decked out in his Rhythm & Blues dark hair and white jumpsuit attire. Thank you, Zack Ryder, for buying the only copy of that Valentine in existence and thus turning our annual tournament into a sham!
Once in the ring, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine fares surprisingly well against Hawk, evening the odds for Rhythm & Blues. Hey, if The Nasty Boys upended The Shield last week.... why couldn't another Jimmy Hart team have a similar fate?
Although Valentine usually takes 10 minutes in the ring just to get warmed up, he's able to exchange blows with Hawk, slowly wearing the Chicago native down.
With the imaginary referee distracted, Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man double-team Hawk, weakening him and preventing him from tagging out to his Legion Of Doom partner Animal. Will this turn into a Rhythm & Blues victory??
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Greg "The Hammer" Valentine punishes Hawk with a shoulderbreaker and then a piledriver. But Hawk no-sells the move (as he was known to do back in the day) and finally makes the tag to Animal!
Animal comes in a house of fire, clotheslines and then shoulderblocking The Hammer. Hoping to save his Rhythm & Blues partner, The Honky Tonk Man runs in to stop the onslaught.
In order to get The Greatest Of All Time out of the way, The Legion Of Doom simply lifts HTM over their heads and tosses him to the ground below. Could this be the beginning of the end?
Following The Honky Tonk Man's sudden disposal, Legion of Doom turn their attention to Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
Hoisting The Hammer up, LOD nails Valentine in a (awkward version of the) Doomsday Device! Hawk goes for the cover. ONE.... TWO... THREE! YOUR WINNERS: LEGION OF DOOM!!
The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine have been sent packing. Ahhhhhh, what a rush!
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