The Sheik Tugboat Story - PART 10


PART 10

The Super-Stars and Stripes Forever

The last official

Unofficial

Stop on the road to

WrestleMania 7

The arena

Decked out

Designed to the nines

With red, white, and blue

Banners

Streamers

Fans holding American flags

Small

Large

Pure Americana

All hype

All set up

For Los Angeles

Extra security

Around ringside

Controlling the rowdy environment

“ATTEN HUT!”

Over the PA

Drums hit the entrance

Out walks

Sgt. Slaughter

Colonel Mustafa

General Adnan

Three-fourths of

The Fearsome Foursome

No sign of

The Iraqi Warship

Intriguing to say the least

Regardless

They enter the squared circle

Line up next to each other

Facing hard cam

Side-by-side

Salute to their commander

Saddam Hussein

The fans are heated

Fired up

Loud and proud

“USA! USA! USA!”

Chants throughout the arena

“HOOOO!”

The fans erupt

Out from behind the curtain

Nikolai Volkoff

And Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Stereo American flags

Hacksaw with his 2x4

Yellow ribbon

Wrapped around the board

Storming to the ring

WITH AUTHORITY

The pair

Stand in front of the ring

Place their 2x4

The flags

Against the ring post

Nod at each other

Slide under the bottom rope

And attack

The General scatters

The referee loses

ALL CONTROL

The bell has not rung

Hacksaw tackles the Sarge

Nikolai barrels into the Colonel

Both go into separate corners

Fists are flying

Cady by the door

A pier-six brawl

The bell STILL hasn’t sounded

The referee

Throws his hands up

This is pure

ANARCHY

Volkoff and Mustafa

Roll out to the floor

The big former Soviet

Russian whip

Into the steel barricade

The big man keep

Throwing

Swinging

Landing haymakers

The Colonel is begging for mercy

Inside the ring

The Sarge

Gets Irish whipped

HARD

Sternum first

Into the turnbuckle

Hacksaw raises his hand

HOOOO!!!

The fans react in kind

Hacksaw drops down

Three-point stance

Sarge stumbles to his feet

RUNNING CLOTHESLINE

The crowd erupts

Duggan bounces off the ropes

Jump high in the air

KNEE DROP

OLD GLORY

The fans are ecstatic

USA!

USA!

USA!

Hacksaw signals to Nikolai

Volkoff slides in the board

2x4

High in the air

Slaughter is about to be

SLAUGHTERIZED

WAIT

The Iraqi Warship

Running down the aisle

Volkoff’s back turned

The World Wrestling Federation championship

Swung like a baseball bat

Volkoff’s back smashed

Sheik Tugboat

Grabs Duggan’s foot

Tripped up

The champ now rolls in

Under the bottom rope

However

From his knee

Hacksaw catches him

2x4

Right before he gets up

To the back

But the Sheik keeps moving

Only a dent

No damage

Both men up

The Tugger goes for a double sledge

2x4 to the midsection

Again a double sledge setup

AGAIN 2x4 to the gut

The Sheik is reeling

Caught off guard

Duggan on the advantage

Right hand

After right hand

After right hand

Tugboat in the turnbuckle

But he hasn’t gone down

The fans are going wild

The General comes in

Tries to grab a maniacal Hacksaw

RIGHT HAND

Down goes the General

A recovered Colonel

Tries to grab a maniacal Hacksaw

RIGHT HAND

Down goes the Colonel

Hacksaw with a battle cry

HOOOO!!!

The fans in unison

HOOOO!!!

The Sargent

Back to his feet

Spins around a maniacal Hacksaw

FULLY AROUND OH NO!!! FLAMES! A FIREBALL!

HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN HAS BEEN BURNED!

His face engulfed

He crumples down

Complete and utter agony

The fans are in shock

Complete and utter silence

The General and Colonel come to consciousness

The Sarge laughs loudly

Sheik Tugboat points to the floor

The Colonel rolls out

Grabs the American flag

The Iraqi Warship

Definitely bruised

Definitely dented

But not off his feet

Scowl on his face

Malice on his mind

Off the ropes

Jump up

Legs extended

HOGAN LEGDROP!

Off the ropes

HOGAN LEGDROP!

Off the ropes

A third and final

HOGAN LEGDROP!

Duggan has been decimated

The Sheik now barking

Directing traffic

Demands the American flag

The Colonel obliges

Hands it off

Demands the lighter

The Sarge obliges

Hands it off

OH

MY

GOD

Sheik Tugboat wants to light the flag

ON FIRE!

The Sheik activates the lighter

The flame is in the air

Going towards the symbol of

American democracy

GUITAR RIFF

Hits the PA

IT’S “REAL AMERICAN”!

THE HULKSTER IS HERE!

HULK HOGAN IS HERE!

The Fearsome Foursome

Stunned

Shocked

Seemingly frozen into place

Except for the Sheik

Signaling for his arrival

All the tools for destruction

Still in his hand

Out to the entranceway

Here comes the…

Wait a second…

Where’s the red and yellow?

Where’s Hulk Rules?

Where’s the cup of the ear?

Instead…

Camouflage pants

Camo vest

Camo gas mask

Red, white, and blue bandana

All business

All seriousness

The Hulkster isn’t looking for a fight

He’s looking for a war

APOCALYPSE

NOW

Hulkamania style

The Hulkster storms down

The long entranceway

Seconds feel like minutes

The Fearsome Foursome

Waits on his arrival

But during the walk

The Hulkster

Goes into a side pocket

In his camo pants

Pulls out

A military baton??

Uh-oh

The Hulkster came armed

The storm becomes a hurricane

Hogan runs the rest of the way

Slides head first

Under the bottom rope

The Sarge, Colonel, and General

Deliver boots

The Sheik stands down

Backs up

Flag and lighter still in hand

Just watches

As the three surround

With boots galore

NO EFFECT

The Hulkster pops up

NO SELL

Baton to Adnan’s gut

Baton to Mustafa’s gut

The Sarge throws a haymaker

The Hulkster ducks

Baton to Sarge’s head!

Slaughter goes down

His cranium is bleeding

SGT. SLAUGHTER HAS BEEN BUSTED WIDE OPEN!

The three are down

The Iraqi Warship

Is all alone

Hogan drops the baton

The Sheik drops the flag

Now both men go

Face-to-face

Tugboat looks irate

Screaming at the Hulkster

SCREAMING

Hogan takes off his gas mask

Face laced with anger

But stoic and silent

The champ breaks the standoff

Haymaker

DUCKED ONE PUNCH

TWO PUNCH

THREE PUNCH

The Sheik stumbles off the ropes

Comes back off slow

Hogan picks up the baton

BATON TO THE HEAD

The champ bounces back off the ropes

NOT OFF HIS FEET

Comes back even slower

Hogan digs into his pocket

He throws it

A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE

A MUSHROOM CLOUD OF WHITE RIGHT INTO SHEIK TUGBOAT’S FACE!

The Hulkster used powder

The Sheik stumbles out

Through the middle rope

Lands on his feet

HE DID NOT GO DOWN!

The Fearsome Foursome

All on the floor

The crowd in a frenzy

The Hulkster rips off

His vest

Walks over to the American flag

Picks it up

Points at the Fearsome Foursome

And starts waving the flag

The fans are going berserk

USA!

USA! USA!

The Fearsome Foursome retreats

Referees and agents

Rush passed them

Run into the ring

Checking on a Pearl Harbored Nikolai

Checking on a charred Hacksaw

Adnan scoops up the WWF title

Their Prisoner of War

The champ holding his eyes

Blinded

The Sarge

Bloodied and brutalized

Being carried up the entranceway

By the Colonel

Trash and debris

Being hurled at the turncoats

Justice being served

The Hulkster

Ready for war

America…

Back in the game

BROTHER.

Jon Harder

Jon@HardwayHQ.com

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