The Texas Tornado
The Honky Tonk Man
Round One Matchup
We are down to the second-last match in the first round of The Hasbro Classic! While some of the bouts have been famous rematches, this one appears to be a new match-up between former Intercontinental Champions The Texas Tornado and The Honky Tonk Man.
Right off the bat, The Honky Tonk Man is no match for The Texas Tornado's strength! Kerry Von Erich clotheslined Honky Tonk out of the ring and onto the arena floor below!
Honky Tonk briefly considered taking a hike before re-entering the squared circle.
Back in the ring, The Greatest Intercontinental Champion Of All Time stopped The Tornado in his tracks with a villainous thumb to the eye! Temporarily blinded, Honky Tonk used this to his advantage to work over his opponent.
Quickly, Honky Tonk attempts to put Von Erich away with his patented Shake, Rattle & Roll neckbreaker, but The Tornado powers out of it with a huge backdrop to the Elvis impersonator.
Back on his feet, Texas Tornado is now a man possessed!
Before he can have a chance to recover, Texas Tornado slams Honky Tonk Man to the canvas hard. HTM's then hit with an inverted atomic drop, which only gets a two count.
Tornado props Honky up and then takes two steps back. It's time for Von Erich's patented finisher, the Discus Punch!
The Tornado nails it beautifully, but instead of knocking Honky to the floor, he's sent through the ropes, where Honky Tonk Man quickly gets tangled.
The referee attempts to untangle Honky Tonk Man, but it's all a ruse. With his attention elsewhere, the ref missed Honky's low blow on his World Class caliber opponent. Tornado is reeling in pain and collapses in a heap.
Taking advantage of this, Honky Tonk quickly frees himself and hops on top of Texas Tornado for a pin. Unbeknownst to the official, Honky Tonk is also using the second rope for leverage.
One... Two.... Three! Your winner - The Honky Tonk Man!
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