Post by warriorlynx on Jul 18, 2018 14:12:39 GMT -5
Showdown at Shea
PART 2 of 2 Hulk Hogan (c) (w/Blassie) vs. Andre the Giant for the WWF Heavyweight Championship.
Vince McMahon on commentary talks about how if Andre wins the title, he will vacate the belt. He wants to ensure that Hulk Hogan who injured him earlier in the year, would never have a shot at the title again.
Hogan is in the ring first to huge heat, Andre comes out next. The two face off each other with a test of strength. Hogan can barely move the Giant till Andre manages to push Hogan into a corner to a pop. Hogan gets frustrated and they grapple Hogan manages to get Andre into a corner! Hogan starts to kick and punch, but Andre fights back with whipping Hogan's chest till Hogan rolls out of the ring. Andre won't have it and goes after Hulk, pounding on him and even bodyslamming him on the floor! The referee warns Andre about it as Andre breaks count and rolls Hogan back in the ring. Hogan is hurt, Andre whips him to the ropes for a big boot, but misses. Hogan manages to jump with a shoulderblock but falls himself. Andre is wobbly, Hogan is fired up and hits the ropes for a bit clothesline and Andre falls.
Hogan gets in a few holds, Andre reverses some. Hogan goes for the bearhug and locks it in. Andre reverses it with his own bearhug! Hogan is shouting and is about to pass out. Blassie gets on the apron and distracts the ref. Andre let's go to go after Blassie. Hogan is up and gets a foreign object and punches out Andre who falls from it. Hogan tucks it back in his tights and goes for the big leg drop! One two...Andre's foot is on the ropes. Hogan gets angry and stomps on the giant. Andre is up and drops a belly-to-belly suplex. Andre bodyslams Hogan with ease and hits the ropes for a big elbow smash only for Hogan to get out of the way! Hogan is fired up and waits for Andre who is up, Hogan lands the big bodyslam successfully on Andre a "first" in the WWF! Hogan's back is hurt from the bodyslam he faced on the outside earlier. Hogan can barely stand and tries to go for the pin to two. Andre snaps and starts to choke out Hulk and won't let go! The referee calls for the bell after the five count.
Winner: Hulk Hogan via DQ to retain the WWF Heavyweight Championship
Andre breaks the hold after the five count, and regrets what he did. Tor Kamata runs out and attacks Andre from behind. Andre easily knocks him out of the ring. Hogan is hurt, but takes out his foreign object again and lands a big one in the face as Andre gets locked into the ropes! Hogan has Andre where he wants him and starts to land several punches as the crowd boos hard. Suddenly out comes running SUPERSTAR Billy Graham!
Superstar runs out to a huge pop and gets in the ring till Hogan gets scared and runs out of the ring! Superstar helps Andre up and they both celebrate.
Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko in a STEEL CAGE Match
The cage is set and the match goes exactly as it originally did with a different finish. Both Larry and Bruno are bleeding throughout. As both men attempt to climb over, Bruno drops Larry to the floor. Bruno doesn't climb over and climbs down. He drags Larry to a corner and decides to land several punches over and over so much that Larry himself is begging for his life! Bruno finally feel remorse, stops and looks at the fans and walks out through the door the winner as Larry is sitting in a corner, bloodied up and beaten badly that they have to take him away in a stretcher!
Post by wokenunderjohngrohs on Jul 20, 2018 0:14:48 GMT -5
Good Card at the Showdown in Shea man, you did pretty good. And I hope the Hogan/Graham rivalry drags on for a while. I honestly thought Andre was closing in on winning the championship, but Hogan still lives to fight another day. Yea Bruno did give Larry the beating of a lifetime, This feud kind of reminds me like Ciampa vs Gargano in NXT in real life.
Post by warriorlynx on Aug 8, 2018 14:11:38 GMT -5
I had some great plans for this diary, but it seems there is a lack of interest for it especially since this takes place in a different age of wrestling and most readers are into post-1984 wrestling. The next big feud was meant to be Superstar Billy Graham vs. Hulk Hogan (c) (w/Blassie) for the WWF title. This was one of the "dream matches" in the old days, but I admit I couldn't get there. It was always meant to connect to the rise of the Rock'n Wrestling Connection.
For those who read this diary, I hope you enjoyed it.