Rowdy Roddy Piper
Round Three Matchup
Welcome to the first semifinal match here in the Hasbro Classic!
Rowdy Roddy Piper, who earlier vanquished Sgt. Slaughter and then received a bye... takes on the 8 foot tall Giant Gonzales, who got past Brutus Beefcake and The British Bulldog.
Right away, Piper is using his famous brawling technique to take Gonzales off his game!
But rapid-fire punches have a limited effect on Giant Gonzales, who is able to shrug them off and continue his own brand of power offense.
Like a child, Gonzales easily grabs Hot Rod with his furry arms and places his head between the top and middle rope. Ignoring the invisible referee's instructions, Giant Gonzales begins to choke the air out of Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Sure, Gonzales will have to release the hold, but Hot Rod is now winded.
Continuing to use his huge size to his advantage, Giant Gonzales picks up Roddy Piper over his head and slams him down hard to the canvas. So far, The Rowdy One isn't kicking ass OR chewing bubblegum!
Gonzales boots Piper in the stomach, sending him to the corner. The Giant has Piper on the ropes - literally and figuratively. With Hot Rod groggy, Gonzales backs up at charges at Piper.... a move that would prove to be a turning point in this match.
Moving away from the ropes at the last possible moment, Piper misses Gonzales' blind charge! The Giant finds his momentum propelling him over the top rope. After first having his feet stuck in the ropes, Gonzales manages to free himself, while crashing down to the concrete floor below.
Hurt and laying down in the wreckage, Giant Gonzales is unable to make the count back in. Your winner by countout.... ROWDY RODDY PIPER!
Piper has made it to the final round! Whom will he face?
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