Rowdy Roddy Piper
Welcome to the final match in the Hasbro Classic - Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. The Undertaker!
Rowdy Roddy Piper defeated Sgt. Slaughter in the first round; received a bye in the second round; and upended Giant Gonzales in the third round.
The Undertaker took a different path. He and Ultimate Warrior were counted out in the first round; then Ted DiBiase hired him as a wringer against The Honky Tonk Man in the second round; and he defeated both DiBiase and Jake The Snake Roberts in the third round!
And we're underway! The Undertaker begins by overpowering his smaller foe with his patented chokehold. When Rowdy Roddy Piper comes up for air, you know that he's likely to return the favor! Neither man is above bending the rules for this one.
The Phenom continues to weaken Hot Rod with crushing blows to the back. This one could be over in a hurry! And then, like a Dead Man possessed, The Undertaker takes whips Piper into the ropes. Who knows what he has planned next?
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As it turns out, The Undertaker is going for a (last?) ride! After he whips Piper into the ropes, the Rowdy Scot ducks his head and throws The Dead Man into the air with a huge backdrop! Piper attempts a quick pin, but The Undertaker kicks out at just one.
Piper attempts to continue with the rally, but he is quickly cut off by another choke from The Undertaker! This weakens Hot Rod considerably, and now it's The Undertaker's turn to attempt a pinfall. It gets two and a half before Piper can kick out. It's going to be increasingly difficult for Hot Rod to fight back here.
Groggy and desperately in need of a rest, Rowdy Roddy Piper is unable to fend off The Undertaker. The Dead Man grabs Piper's arm and scales the ropes. After walking the ropes, Undertaker goes old school (or perhaps it's still "current school" at this point in time?) and smashes Piper with a forearm. Another two count.
Piper mounts a brief rally by jamming a thumb into his opponent's eye, but it will only temporarily stop The Phenom. Rearing back, The Undertaker extends his arm and both men are clotheslined to the ground below!
The Undertaker has made a rare tactical mistake, allowing the match to spill outside the ring. This is the type of environment that Rowdy Roddy Piper is strongest in.
After shoving Undertaker into the ringside barricade, Piper throws The Dead Man back into the ring. But he only does this to employ another dirty trick: with The Phenom's legs on either side of the ring post, Piper rears back and slams one of Undertaker's limbs into the post. If Hot Rod can keep these tactics up, he may have a fighting chance yet!
Back in the ring, Rowdy Roddy Piper peppers The Undertaker with kicks to the head. Hot Rod then slowly picks the Dead Man up and signals to the crowd that it's time for his patented sleeper!
Unfortunately, The Undertaker has recovered sufficiently and grabs the throat of his opponent once again. This time, it leads to a vicious chokeslam that immobilizes The Rowdy Scot. With Piper helpless, The Undertaker delivers his patented Tombstone Piledrive.
One.... Two.... Three. It's all over. The winner of The Hasbro Classic - THE UNDERTAKER!!!