The Natural Disasters
Brock Lesnar & Koko B. Ware
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!
Our final match for the first round features The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) against our fourth Wild Card duo in this tournament, the highly-unusual pairing of Brock Lesnar and WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware.
Thus far, only one Wild Card team has advanced in the tournament. Can the new team we're calling Birdman & The Beast pull off the upset this week?
Right from the outset, Koko B. Ware manages to throw off The Natural Disasters, simply by being faster than his massive foes. The Birdman ducks, dips and dodges around Earthquake, peppering the nearly 500-pounder with a series of flying dropkicks!
Frustrated, Earthquake tags out to his partner Typhoon. Surprisingly, Typhoon gets more of the same, as Ware runs at the big man and staggers him with clotheslines to the chest.
Is it possible that The Natural Disasters have underestimated their smaller rival?
As it turns out.... no, they haven't.
Typhoon stops Koko B. Ware in his tracks with a stiff forearm to the back of the head. Dazed, The Birdman is lifted up and slammed down to the mat with a crushing powerslam. ONE... TWO... Koko kicks out!
Typhoon tags out to Earthquake, but before he does, the big man whips his partner into Koko in the corner, and then jumps onto the back of his partner, creating a brutal double-avalanche.
The Bird Man needs some help here!
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Finally.... Brock Lesnar rushes into the ring to even the odds!
The Beast Incarnate strides toward the middle of the ring with a purpose, prompting both members of The Natural Disasters to back off. Neither Earthquake nor Typhoon want their next disaster to take place in Suplex City! The conquering, defending reigning WWE Universal Champion manages to keep both big men at bay.
Slowly but surely, Koko B. Ware rises to his feet and thanks Lesnar helping him out. Those who may have doubted the staying power of this unusual Wild Card team may have to reconsider their predictions, because....
WHAT THE HELL?!?!
Brock Lesnar has lifted his tag team partner Koko B. Ware up and is holding him high above his head. While Earthquake and Typhoon look on in awe, The Beast Incarnate puts The Bird Man in his patented F5, the very move that led to success for him in both the second and third Hasbro Classic.
But why would Lesnar do this? What does he have against Koko? With his alleged tag team partner flattened like a pancake, The Beast gives a creepy smile and heads out of the ring, allowing Earthquake and Typhoon to have their way with The Bird Man.
As Brock Lesnar leaves the ring, The Natural Disasters take advantage of the sudden turn of events.
With Typhoon holding Koko B. Ware down on the mat, Earthquake bounces off the ropes and leaps onto The Birdman's chest with his Earthquake Splash. He goes for the pinfall. ONE... TWO.... THREE! YOUR WINNERS: THE NATURAL DISASTERS.
Brock Lesnar gave up his slot in this year's Hasbro/Retro Classic, but for what reason? Now, The Natural Disasters will advance to the second round of our tournament.... which, by the way, begins here next week!