Archiving chapter two here for anyone who never read it on the official board.
CHAPTER TWO: prologue, part one
twenty years later
"Hey Andrew, what's in the box?"
"Oh, hi mom. I was just going through all of my old stuff. Look here, I found all of my wrestling figures."
"Wow. I remember how into playing with those things you were as a kid, and how much we liked giving you a hard time about it. You'd write down all of the winners and losers in a notebook and run it like a real wrestling tv show."
"Right. Until that one fateful trip to grandma's house. Remember how you interrupted me right before the main event and how mad I was the whole drive?"
"How could I forget? Your dad and I thought it'd ruin the entire trip until we got there. Then you saw grandma's next door neighbor Jenny. Girls magically replaced toys overnight!"
"Hahahaha, you're right, my priorities did seem to shift a little that summer! I never did get back to that show, you know? I do remember something you probably don't though."
"That little comment you made about how maybe one day there'd be Champions Of The Galaxy cards of the real-life wrestlers. I think you were psychic mom, because it happened."
"Psychic mom, huh? I like the sound of that! You outgrew toys, went through a dozen video game systems, different girls have come and gone over the years, but that game just keeps on going, doesn't it?"
"Yep. Hey, you know, maybe it's time to finish that show."
Up next: chapter two begins.
The next edition of Wrestling Superstars will feature the historic title match between Andre The Giant and Ted DiBiase. Pay per view technical difficulties in a large part of the country caused many to miss out, so this colossal match will be shown in it's entirety for all to see. PLUS, in the television main event it will be a rematch between Ravishing Rick Rude and Magnificent Muraco. All of this and more, coming your way this week!
The show started with an apology to all of the fans who missed the main event of the pay-per-view due to technical difficulties beyond the company's control. As promised, the main event in it's entirety.
Andre The Giant defeated Ted DiBiase via disqualification in a world title match. After some talking and stalling, Andre went to lock up with DiBiase and got caught with a poke in the eyes. DiBiase used a variety of punches, kicks, and choking to bring the Giant to his knees. Ted went for the cover after a back elbow from the second rope, but Andre kicked out hard at "1". The Giant finally mounted a comeback and DiBiase bailed out of the ring following a big boot from Andre. Ted tried to run away and take the intentional countout, but Andre gave chase, grabbed him from behind, and tossed him back into the ring. Andre hit a head butt and then set up for the BIG SPLASH. It looked like it was all over for DiBiase when Bob Orton Jr, Iron Sheik, and Nikolai Volkoff stormed the ring. Andre was overwhelmed and the ref called for the bell. Officials and refs came in to break up the beating, but the damage had been done: Andre had won the match, but the belt had been saved for DiBiase.
Following the playing of the tape, the show began withTed DiBiase going to the interview area accompanied by Cowboy Bob Orton, Iron Sheik, and Nikolai Volkoff. DiBiase began with his maniacal laughter and reveled in the fact that he was still the champ. He stated, as always, that "everybody's got a price for the Million Dollar Man" and that includes the men standing behind him: his new bodyguard Orton, and the other two founding members of the "Million Dollar Team" and future tag team champions Sheik and Volkoff. Ted said they may not like the American way, but they sure love the money. Ted finished by vowing that, with Orton watching their backs, they will dominate Wrestling Superstars for a long time to come and no one can do anything to stop them.
Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake (w/Johnny V) beat SD Jones and Koko B. Ware. A dominating performance by Valentine and Beefcake, a team ready to make a serious run at the tag team championship in the pending title tournament. Jones fell to a Beefcake FLYING KNEE in the end.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan pinned One Man Gang. Gang jumped Duggan at the bell and used some clubbing forearms, but Duggan quickly mounted his comeback. From there it was all Hacksaw as he made the once-imposing One Man Gang look timid and easily scored the win with the Flying Spear.
During Hacksaw's match, King Kong Bundy was seen in pre-recorded comments in the old "corner box" at the top of the screen. Bundy said the ref made the mistake of his life at Superstar Mania, favoring Hacksaw and doing everything in his power to make sure he won. Bundy said Hacksaw hasn't heard the last of King Kong Bundy and promised to be the last man standing next time they meet.
Ravishing Rick Rude (w/Heenan) pinned Don "The Rock" Muraco in the television main event.
[/color][/center]Mr. Fuji made his appearance for the first time in Wrestling Superstars as, prior to the bout he came to the ring to talk with Muraco. Things got heated during the exchange and the distraction gave Rude an opening to pounce. He had Muraco in trouble early, but The Rock fought back hard. He took the bout to the floor, slammed Rude on the floor, brought him back in, and looked like he was going to get the win afterall. Rude, however, had other plans and soon had Muraco set up for the RUDE AWAKENING. Muraco miraculously kicked out, his massive neck apparently absorbing the damage. Rude argued with the ref and was momentarily off his game, but pressed his attack and finally gained the pin after a piledriver.
After the match Fuji hung his head in disgust and walked away cursing Muraco as Heenan and Rude celebrated in the ring.
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine (w/Luscious Johnny Valiant) won by countout over Hillbilly Jim.Jim won the lockup at the bell and powered the Hammer around the ring early. Distraction by Johnny V got Greg back into the match and The Hammer tried to put it away with the FIGURE FOUR. Jim got to the ropes for the break and Valentine stomped him until he rolled out to the floor. Valentine followed and a brawl broke out. Jim gained control and tossed Hammer back into the ring. When he did Johnny grabbed Jim's leg out of sight of the ref and held on for dear life as the ref continued to count, resulting in the win for The Hammer.
One Man Gang and George Steele fought to a double disqualification. The feud neither man seems able to win continued as the unorthodox brawlers squared off. Gang set up the 747 but Steele moved. Steele came back with the foreign object and Gang retaliated. Things got heated, the ref could not regain control, and the bout was thrown out as a double DQ.
Nikolia Volkoff and Iron Sheik (w/Cowboy Bob Orton) beat The Killer Bees in a tag team tournament match.
The association with DiBiase and bodyguard Orton paid off immediately for Sheik and Volkoff. It looked like the Bees were ready to take the win after a BEE STING on Volkoff when Blair went for the pin. However, the ref was busy dealing with a fight between Sheik and Brunzell and missed Orton get into the ring and blast Blair with a kick using the heel of his cowboy boots. Blair crumbled, Volkoff used his BACKBREAKER DROP, and the ref turned around (as always) just in time to see the pin and count the fall.
Following the decision Superfly Jimmy Snuka came out to argue the result and point out the injustice. That made Orton mad and words were exchanged. Orton challenged Snuka to a match on the spot and Superfly agreed. The ref called for the bell and things got started.
Superfly Jimmy Snuka pinned Cowboy Bob Orton. Orton jumped Snuka at the bell, but Superfly came back strong with the leap frog and chop. It was al downhill from there for Orton as Superfly rolled to the win and picked up the fall with a power slam.
Following the bell Sheik and Volkoff hit the ring but Snuka saw them coming and wisely slid out just in time, leaving the members of DiBiase's squad in the ring to fume and levy idle threats.
Before the main event got underway, Mr.Fuji went to the ring to talk with Muraco once again. He said Muraco has lost his mind but he's willing to give him one more chance to make amends, turn his back on this match, and come back with Fuji. Muraco countered by saying he hasn't lost his mind, he's cleared his head and seen how he was taken advantage of for years by men like Bobby Heenan and Fuji. Fuji warned him to take that last statement back "or else". Muraco, of course, countered by asking "or else what?", prompting Fuji to tell Muraco he'd find out next week on Wrestling Superstars. Fuji left and the match began.
Hacksaw Duggan and Don "The Rock" Muraco beat Rick Rude and King Kong Bundy. Duggan and Bundy kicked things off and traded heavy blows with Duggan coming out on top. It looked like things would be over early, but Rude broke up a pin just in time. Bundy sneaked back into the match with a cheapshot and tagged out. Rude took control decisively until Duggan made his comeback effort and tagged Muraco. Muraco kicked things into high gear and the action got fast and furious for a while. Finally all four men ended up in the ring and Muraco and Duggan cleared house. When the dust settled it was Duggan on top of Bundy for the win.
[/font] Race returned after missing several shows with an injury. He looked a little slower, but still easily took care of Koko, winning with a Cradle Suplex.
Andre The Giant came out for an interview to talk about the title match at Superstar Mania and the subsequent formation of the Million Dollar Team. Andre said DiBiase has surrounded himself with the best men his money can buy to guard his title belt, but he's made a few enemies in the process. Andre said there's a big event coming up soon called Fight For Survival. Andre challenged DiBiase to bring his team and face a team of Andre's choosing in a 4-on-4 elimination match. The Giant furthermore said that if his team wins he wants another title match, this time inside a steel cage.
At that time Ted DiBiase came out to respond, Million Dollar Team in tow. He said he wasn't sure if Andre would even be able to find three other men with the guts to take on the Million Dollar Team, but it wouldn't matter if he did. Ted said he's willing to take the challenge if Andre will accept HIS terms. DiBiase stated that IF Andre's team wins he'll get a title match. But if Andre's team loses ("and they will", he stated flatly), he wants Andre the Giant gone from Wrestling Superstars for ninety days. Andre grinned and readily accepted the challenge. He then stepped right in front of DiBiase and stood looking down at the world championship belt until Orton got between them and stared up menacingly at the Giant. DiBiase nervously backed away and called for his team to leave. Andre laughed and sarcastically waved goodbye to Ted as the fans cheered their approval.
The Dream Team (w/Johnny Valiant) beat Hillbilly Jim and George Steele in a tag team title tournament match.
[/font] Steele and Hillbilly surprised the Dream Team with a competitive performance. Steele had the FLYING HAMMERLOCK on Brutus when Greg rushed in to break it up. Hillbilly Jim entered the ring to fend off Greg and the ref quickly stepped in to usher Jim back to the corner. With the ref still distracted by Jim, Johnny V slid a chair into the ring and Beefcake and Valentine used a double body slam on Steele onto the chair to set up the pin.
SD Jones was introduced for the next bout. Mr. Fuji went to the ring to introduce the opponent. Fuji said Muraco made a very bad decision when he turned his back on him because now he must pay the price. Fuji introduced his "implement of revenge", Demolition Ax.
Demolition Ax squashed SD Jones.
[/font] [/color][/center]Jones stood no chance against the face painted warrior. He tried a full nelson but Ax powered out and sent Jones into the ropes. Ax tried a backdrop but SD kicked him and went for a flying dropkick. Ax easily avoided that and went on the offense. Repeated axe handle smashes to the back and a brutal clothesline set up the 2nd rope elbow drop and the pin.
King Kong Bundy (w/Heenan) pinned Hacksaw Duggan in the television main event.
[/b][/font] [/color][/center]Duggan and Bundy tore into each other with the heavy offense and hard shots once again. Finally Bundy tossed Hacksaw into the corner, Heenan held his lef from the outside, and Bundy delivered the AVALANCHE to secure the victory.
Rude poured on the offense and never let up. SD got nothing in against Rude, who scored the easy pin after the Rude Awakening.
After the match an angry Rude took the mic and said there is a big event coming up and no one for Rick Rude to beat up. He issued an open challenge to anyone who can hear his voice to show up at the PPV and try to offer a real challenge to Ravishing Rick Rude.
One Man Gang won by disqualification over George The Animal Steele.
The series continues with no clear cut winner. It broke down yet again and this time it was Steele who got disqualified to give One Man Gang the (sorely needed) win.
Hillbilly Jim went to the interview platform to make a statement. He said Johnny Valiant has stuck his nose in and cost Jim the match two times in a row now and he doesn't want there to be a third. He said the only way he can know where Valiant is when he wrestles is to put him in the ring and take care of business himself so he laid down a challenge for Johnny Valiant to face him at the Fight For Survival.
Cowboy Bob Orton (w/champ Ted DiBiase) defeated Superfly Jimmy Snuka.
The champ cackled and howled as Superfly fell in defeat. DiBiase's mere presence at ringside was enough to distract and mean the difference in the bout. Snuka came on strong and scored a few near falls, but Orton ended up getting the win with a middle rope splash.
"The Rock" Don Muraco was introduced for his match, but was attacked in aisle by Demolition Ax. As Mr. Fuji shouted instructions Ax hammered Muraco before dropping him throat first on the ringside barrier. Referees rushed out to help Muraco and Fuji happily led his charge to the back.
Andre The Giant defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan).
Bundy put up a great fight, but the true giant of professional wrestling lived up to his name and weathered the storm before putting Bundy down with a body slam followed by the big splash for the pin.
After the main event Ted DiBiase and the Million Dollar Team surrounded the ring. DiBiase laughed and said his team was with him, but it didn't look like Andre had any success finding "three suckers stupid enough to join him". Andre informed DiBiase that he was mistaken and The Killer Bees and Superfly Snuka hit the ring to even the sides. A staredown between the two teams, with the Million Dollar Team on the floor and Andre's team in the ring, closed out the show.
Weary combatants got into the car to begin the journey to another stop along the road that goes on forever.
"None of this is right," the passenger stated flatly.
"What are you talking about?" The driver shot him a confused, concerned glance.
"What year is it? '89, '90? No one knows and no one even talks about it. Your blank look tells me I'm right. And how about Ax? What ever happened to his partner Smash? Brutus should be runnin around with garden shears talking about cuttin people's hair; the Dream Team split up in '87. And shouldn't Andre be teaming with Haku?"
"Hak-who? Man Rock, what's going on here? Did you pop one too many Vicodin or something?"
"It's like, one moment this all seems perfectly normal and the next I get these crystal clear visions of the way things are supposed to be. Or the way they are somewhere else."
"The way things should be? Somewhere.....man, the way things are is the only way things are. Quit questioning reality man, before someone thinks you're nuts. Hey, maybe you are nuts. Maybe you need to take some pills and shake it off, brother."
"I know what I feel and what I feel is that none of this is right. I intend to figure it all out."
"You hit your head on the floor too hard tonight's what I feel." The driver turns away, the conversation ends as abruptly as it began and the drive continues in silence.
World champion Ted DiBiase entered the ring with bodyguard Cowboy Bob Orton to get the show underway. DiBiase said the men who decided to join forces with Andre The Giant made the mistake of a lifetime and it was time for the first demonstration of just how grave a mistake it was. DiBiase said he'd pluck the wings of one of the Killer Bees and then there's no way Andre will be able to find anyone else dumb enough to take his place.
B Brian Blair won by disqualification over Ted DiBiase in a non-title match.
DiBiase steamrolled Blair early, but B Brian fought back and used an airplane spin for a very close near fall (rolled a "3" and just beat the count). The action went back and forth for a while until Ted tossed him out of the ring. That's when he ordered Orton to attack and that's exactly what happened. Orton picked Blair up and ran him hard shoulder first into the steel post. DiBiase barked at Orton to continue the attack and Blair was in serious pain as referees rushed in to break it up.
Hillbilly Jim defeated the One Man Gang.
Gang, who has gained the nickname "One Man Losing Streak" by the fans, fell in defeat once again. The big man from Mudlick scored the winning fall after a big leg drop.
Following the match Luscious Johnny V went to the ring and got in Hillbilly Jim's face about the challenge Jim recently made to Valiant. Jim tried to walk away, but Valiant slapped him in the face. That's when Jim grabbed Johnny by the collar, hit him with a big right hand punch, then tossed him into the ropes and leveled him with a big boot to the head.
King Harley Race (w/Heenan) defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Race continued his winning ways since making his return from injury with a no-nonsense quick win over one of his main rivals. Hacksaw had him going and tossed Race into the ropes, but Race hit a jumping knee smash on the rebound then used a falling head butt (and his feet on the ropes, of course) to get the pin.
A backstage interview with Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff was shown. Sheik said Mr. Valiant and Mr. Hammer were "good, honorable men" but it doesn't matter because Sheik and Volkoff face The Dream Team tonight for the tag team championship and they will pull out all the stops to win. Volkoff chimed in and said Americans are mostly no good, but Mr. DiBiase's money is very good and it pays for champions, which is what they will be after tonight.
Demolition Ax pinned Koko B. Ware in a dominating performance.
Mr. Fuji's "weapon of destruction" continued to look invincible against lesser competition. In comments seen in the corner of the screen during the match, Mr. Fuji said Muraco was a beaten man before he even steps in the ring with Ax. He noted that people say Muraco is cracking under the pressure and when he finally steps in the ring with Ax it will be all over for him.
Before the main event the locker room of the Dream Team was shown. A concerned Brutus and Greg were standing over a seated Johnny Valiant, who was nursing an injured head with an ice pack. Valiant, woozy and somewhat disoriented, told them to go out without him and that he'd be out there as soon as he could. The Dream Team made their best attempt to compose themselves and headed for the ring.
Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff beat The Dream Team to win the tag team championship.
Both teams fought hard to become the first tag team champions. Brutus ended up on the receiving end of a beating, as Sheik and Volkoff tagged in and out and did a number on him. Finally Brutus made a big comeback and the fans seemed to begin to rally behind him as he showed heart in almost scoring the win with the FLYING KNEE SMASH on Volkoff. Finally he tagged Hammer and slumped to the mat in the corner from sheer exhaustion. Valentine went it alone for a while but finally fell to a loaded boot by Sheik followed by the Backbreaker Drop by Volkoff to give DiBiase's team the win.
As the pin occurred Johnny Valiant finally made it to the ring.Shiek and Volkoff took off with the belts as the Dream Team and Valiant started arguing. After a while it became clear Valentine and Valiant were putting the blame squarely on the shoulder of Beefcake. Valentine called him a loser, Valiant called him a waste of time and then announced he was cutting him from the Dream Team. Valentine and Valiant left the ring as Beefcake looked on in stunned disbelief.
"The Rock" Don Muraco defeated Mr. X with a falling face slam.
Muraco put on a showcase in this one, getting the easy win over the journeyman in the mask.
During the match pre-taped comments from "Rock" Muraco (now clad in tie-dyed tanktop and baby blue trunks). Muraco said some say he's going crazy, but he's really going sane for the very first time. Rock continued by quoting "Time is a game played beautifully by children" and added that this world is just a game and he intends to play more beautifully than Ax, Fuji, or anyone else and reveal what was once concealed. Muraco concluded by telling everyone that in the universe next door there are two members of Demolition and after the Fight For Survival Ax will wish that was true in this one, too.
Greg Valentine and Luscious Johnny V beat Koko B. Ware and Hacksaw Duggan.
Johnny took the mic pre-match and said he and Valentine are the real Dream Team and Brutus is history, cut from the team. Johnny said at Fight For Survival he'll knock that "big dumb hick from Mudlick" down a notch but tonight it's B. Ware and Duggan's turn. As much as that seemed like wishful thinking, that's exactly what happened as Valentine carried the bulk of the load for the team, letting Johnny tag in to use his tag team expertise and tag back out quickly. IN the end Valentine used the Figure Four on Duggan to get the win.
Footage was shown of what happened to B Brian on Superstars and Ted DiBiase and Bob Orton made comments from the backstage area. DiBiase said Andre got to witness the beginning of the end for his team and Orton will continue it tonight when he takes down the Giant. Orton admired the work he did on Blair, then wondered out loud where Brunzell was while it went down. DiBiase cackled knowlingly and the two walked away.
Ravishing Rick Rude (w/Heenan) defeated George Steele.
Steele used his biting and face raking tactics to fluster Rude early, but once Rude took over he unleashed his mean streak on the Animal and got the pin after a piledriver.
Heenan grabbed the mic after the match and said he's been waiting but no one has had the guts to take up Rude on his challenge for a match at The Fight For Survival. The fans broke out in cheers as Olympic Strongman Ken Patera made a surprise appearance. Patera said Heenan may sold him down the river and forgotten Patera but Patera has not forgotten Heenan. He said if he needs to get Heenan's attention by going through Rude then that's exactly what he'll do. Rude tried to attack but Patera blocked and retaliated, sending Rude flying over the top rope with a big atomic drop. Heenan high-tailed it out of the ring to grab Rude and the duo split as the fans cheered the Olympian.
Andre The Giant was seen in a pre-taped backstage segment. Andre told DiBiase that he got away with one on Superstars, but he won't be so lucky twice. Andre brought in Jimmy Snuka and said Superfly would be there to watch his back tonight and Orton would be lucky to walk away at all when Andre is done with him.
Andre The Giant(w/Superfly Snuka) won by countout over Cowboy Bob Orton.
DiBiase went to the ring with Orton, gave him his pre-match instructions, then headed to the back. Andre tossed Orton around in the early part of the match but Orton came back with a knee to Andre's head as he went for a backdrop off the ropes. Orton pummelled the Giant for a while and made a match of it, but Andre got right back into it and nearly crushed Orton before he wisely bailed out of the ring and took the countout loss.
The show ended with Snuka and Andre watching as Orton cowered down the aisle. He was met at the entrance curtain by DiBiase, who looked toward the ring and told Andre time is running out for him and soon he'll learn what DiBiase means when he says "everybody's got a price for the Million Dollar Man".
Andre The Giant, Superfly Snuka, and The Killer Bees vs World Champ Ted DiBiase, tag team champs Sheik and Volkoff, and Cowboy Bob Orton
Will B Brian Blair be fit to compete? Where was Jim Brunzell during the attack? Will DiBiase have any more surprises for Andre and company?
Ravishing Rick Rude (w/Boby Heenan) vs. Ken Patera
Patera and Heenan have a history between them, Patera has paid his debt to society and wants revenge on Heenan for leaving him high and dry in his time of need, and Rick Rude just wants to continue to prove he's the best he is at what he does.
Don "The Rock" Muraco vs. Demolition Ax (w/Mr. Fuji)
Is Muraco completely insane or is he the only competitor in Wrestling Superstars who suspects the truth (whatever that may be)? Ax just wants to know who Smash is* and to do Master Fuji's bidding by knocking the answer out of Muraco.
Hillbilly Jim vs. Luscious Johnny Valiant
Johnny V has gotten involved in the big man's matches one too many times and now it's time for payback. However, Johnny Valiant hasn't survived in wrestling for as long as he has by going into any situation unprepared. Jim may end up getting more than he bargained for at the Fight For Survival.
No disqualification, there must be a winner George The Animal Steele vs. One Man Gang
Gang and Steele have fought numerous times and neither man has proven himself the undisputed winner in their feud. This match should settle things one way or the other and help one of these men gain a little much needed momentum up the ranks of Wrestling Superstars.[/center]
*FACT: When LJN released their line of "Wrestling Superstars" action figures in the 1980s, they produced a figure of Demolition Ax but never got around to making one for Demolition Smash. This strange omission was never explained
FACT: Filsinger Games has released a playing card for Masked Superstar AKA Demolition Ax but has never made a card of Barry Darsow AKA Demolition Smash.
Coincidence? Or another piece of the deeper cosmic mystery? Stay tuned and find out!
George The Animal Steele defeated One Man Gang in a no disqualification match.
A short and to the point brawl to start the show. Gang clubbed away at Steele, The Animal returned the favor, the turnbuckle ended up exposed, and Gang's head hit said turnbuckle to seal the deal. After the bout Gang sat up, looked around in disgust, and dejectedly muttered the words, "I quit" before slowly walking to the back.
Demolition Ax (w/Mr. Fuji) beat Don The Rock Muraco.
]Muraco rocked Ax with a falling face slam and went for the pin, but Fuji distracted the referee. As the ref argued with Fuji the cane ended up in the ring and Ax used it to crack Muraco over the back to set up the pin.
Ken Patera won by disqualification over Ravishing Rick Rude.
Patera was firmly in control most of the match, taking out all of his pent up rage and frustration on Heenan's protege. Finally Patera locked in the full nelson and Heenan jumped in the ring to attack Patera from behind to break it up. The Olympic Strongman shrugged off Heenan's attack, grabbed him by the collar, and tossed him over the top rope and out of the ring. Rude wisely followed his manager and Patera stood triumphant in his return to the ring.
Before the next scheduled bout could get underway Greg Valentine attacked Hillbilly Jim in the aisle. He used a steel chair to take out Jim's leg, then applied the figure four. Referees and officials rushed out to try to get Greg to break the hold, but by the time he released Jim the damage was done and the Hillbilly had to be carried to the back. Johnny Valiant went to the ring and demanded to be declared the winner by forfeit, but a Wrestler Superstars official raced down to the ring to give word to the ring announcer that a replacement had been named on the spot. Unfamiliar music began to play and Brutus Beefcake hit the ring to attack his former manager.
Brutus Beefcake put Johnny Valiant away with the sleeper hold to get the win.
Valiant never had a chance. Brutus beat him from pillar to post. After putting Johnny away with the sleeper Brutus produced a pair of scissors from out of his boot. Valentine jumped on the apron to try to stop Beefcake, but was chased away by the scissor wielding wildman. Valentine watched helplessly as Beefcake cut a lock from Johnny's hair and tossed it into the air. Brutus went to continue the job but Valentine reached in and pulled his semi-conscious manager out of the ring by his leg. Brutus just laughed and pointed to the scissors while telling Valentine that he's next.
Ted DiBiase and The Million Dollar Team were seen in the dressing room area. DiBiase said it was all going to be over soon for Andre the Giant because after the match is over, as per the stipulations of the bout, he will be forced to leave Wrestling Superstars and then no one will be able to stop the Million Dollar Man. DiBiase pointed out that he's got the tag team champions on his side, and the best bodyguard money can buy and Andre has nothing but a trio of flying insects. Sheik, Volkoff, and Orton laughed as DiBiase made it very clear what happens to insects who get in his way: they get swatted down.
In the opposite locker room Andre The Giant, Superfly Snuka, and The Killer Bees were seen. Blair's shoulder was heavily taped and his arm in a sling as he explained that nothing was going to stop him from supporting Andre the Giant and being there for his team. Brunzell spoke up and said DiBiase tried his best to cause dissent in the ranks by making sure he wouldn't be there when Blair was attacked a few weeks ago. Brunzell said DiBiase bribed the shuttle bus driver at the hotel to conveniently "get lost" going to the arena that night and that's why he didn't make it, but he's there tonight and he wants revenge. Andre finished up by saying tonight DiBiase will finally get what he's had coming to him for a long time and after that it's DiBiase and Andre one-on-one in a rematch for the world championship inside a steel cage where no one will be able to save the Million Dollar Man or his title.
Andre The Giant and Superfly Snuka survived an 8-man elimination over the Million Dollar Team to earn Andre a world title match inside a steel cage.
Order of elimination: 1.Jim Brunzell was pinned by Iron Sheik after a sidewinder suplex. 2.Iron Sheik was eliminated by B Brian Blair via sleeper hold. 3.B Brian Blair by Cowboy Bob Orton's superplex. 4.Nikolia Volkoff eliminated after Andre's sitdown splash. 5.TED DIBIASE by Superfly Snuka and the Superfly Leap! 6.Cowboy Bob Orton by Andre the Giant's big splash.
notes: The action went on for some time before the first elimination. Blair got into trouble and tagged out to Brunzell who took it to both members of the tag team championship duo before being caught by a double team and pinned by Sheik. Blair immediately got in and went to work on Sheik despite the injury and got the win, but Orton returned the favor and took down Blair with relative ease. The shocker came when SUperfly Snuka pinned the world champion for the second-to-last elimination. Superfly used a flying head butt and went for the pin, but Orton tried to drop an elbow on Snuka to break it up. Snuka moved and Orton hit DiBiase. Superfly dumped Orton out of the ring and used his finisher to pin the champ. After that it was academic as Andre took apart Orton and got the winning fall for his team.
Andre gets the title match, but Superfly pinned the champ. How will that sit with all parties involved and what will be the fallout from the Fight For Survival? Find out soon!
A gym bag sails across the hallway and lands with a thud against the opposite wall. The owner follows it with a well-placed kick that sends it sailing down the corridor.
"Relax? I blew it! Tonight was the chance for the Bees to prove we belong in the main event and I blew it."
"Haven't we had this talk already, Jimmy? It doesn't matter."
"You're serious about that aren't you, Don? That this is all a game, that we're the imagination of someone else playing this out in a different dimension; a kid playing with toys or a guy playing with cards and dice."
"On some level. On another level we're the ones that are real and they're just narrating our story for each other. Does it really matter? I've shown you the evidence, what do you think?"
"I've seen it. I know all about quantum mechanics, and the many worlds theory, and Schrodinger's cat and all of that other stuff. Supposing it's true, what do we do about it?"
"What do we do? We have fun with it. Come with me, let's talk."