Time for the third round of the tournament called March Bashness, which is being played out into April… Anyhow, the brackets largely played out how I expected in most cases with just a pair of surprising upsets. Let’s see how you voted this round.
125th Street Region
(1) Harlem Heat vs. (5) Sting and The British Bulldog
Bulldog can’t match strength with Stevie Ray, can he?
He’s a proficient technician inside there too Brain
He took his head off Monsoon!
Big press slam
All of that blood rushing to Booker T’s head, Brain
Sting with a huge hiptoss
Stinger Splash! Look at that elevation Brain
Sting lets out a yell
You can’t turn your back on Harlem Heat like that Brain!
This is what you do Monsoon, put the boots to them when they’re down
Booker T is in the lights Brain!
Harlem Heat showing that tag team excellence Brain
Going for the heatseeker now
Sting ducks and scores with the bulldog
Bulldog back in now
Booker T with a Harlem Side Kick
Stevie Ray makes the pin
(3) The Rock n Sock Connection vs. (7) Two Man Power Trip
Rock and Austin slugging away, King
Rock with a scintillating clothesline
He can’t stomp a mudhole in The Rattlesnake, JR!
Big forearms to Austn
Mankind charges in the corner
High knee to that idiot Mankind
Austin hits the Thez Press and clubbering away
Triple H going for the Pedigree!
Rock stops the Pedigree
Rock taking charge in the corner
Rock Bottom to Triple H
Here it comes JR! The most electrifying move in sports entertainment
The People’s Elbow!
Rock makes the pin
The Rock n Sock advance!
Austin checking on Triple H
What? Austin just kicked Triple H
And delivers the Stunner!
Never trust a rattlesnake, JR
Calgary Coast Region
(1) Hart Foundation vs. (4) Bullet Club
Bullet Club getting the jump on the Harts, Brain
That’s a good strategy Monsoon
They’re going for Magic Killer but don’t see Anvil
They do now!
The Hitman with a small package for the win!
That’s gotta be a record Brain!
(2) Demolition vs. (6) Masters of the Powerbomb
I’ve been looking forward to this one Schavione
Sid pounding away
That’s a size 13 to the face Schavione
He’s got him up for a clothesline
That’s a smart move. Take the count
Vader taking over now
Ax moved out of the way Jesse!
Demolition doing what they do best here, Jesse
That’s some effective double teaming
Ax sends Vader over the top
Crush getting in some cheap shots
He’s coming in with a chair now
Vader grabs the chair and nails Crush
Vader nails Ax with the chair. That’s gonna be a DQ!
Sid and Vader have left everyone laid out!
Demolition barely survived but they advance Schiavone
(1) Christian and Edge vs. (4) Brothers of Destruction
Undertaker hitting Edge with a flurry of strikes
Undertaker using that shoot style background
Kane with a huge boot to the face
Kane with a dominating side suplex
Undertaker has Christian
Edge with a spear outta nowhere
Christian takes to the air with an assist from Edge
The Dead Man catches Christian!
Tag to Kane!
The Big Red Monster turning the heat up Phillips
What’s Big E and Xavier Woods doing out here?
Undertaker is finding out right now
Kofi Kingston with Trouble in Paradise, Corey!
Edge and Christian are gonna steal this one!
Hey Saxton, E&C aren’t too proud to take any help in order to get that trophy
(2) New Day vs. (6) Mega Powers
These are the two heavy hitters McMahon
He’s got Hogan like a small child
You wouldn’t know anything about that kind of strength McMahon
Kofi drops the boom, all right
Oh my! Kofi goes flying
Macho Man with a vicious top rope clothesline
Macho Man is up!
Kofi catches him this time Jesse and makes the tag
Big E wipes out Savage
The Macho Man is looking up at the lights McMahon
Big E looking to wipe out Macho Man here, McMahon
Macho Man moved, but Hogan caught the spear
Oh no! Jesse, Miss Elizabeth got wiped out too
Xavier tossing Big E back in
The Hulkster tells Macho Man he’s got to get in now
Undertaker is up and he’s got Kofi
Watch this chokeslam
Oh my! That’s payback Jesse
The Brothers of Destruction walk off
Hogan waiting on Big E
The big boot
And the legdrop
Here’s the pin
The Megapowers advance!
(1) Road Warriors vs. (4) Shawn Michaels and Diesel
Hawk talking some big trash talk to the 7-footer
Hawk slugs Diesel with a cheap shot
Diesel with those devastating knee strikes
Animal tosses Diesel like a child
Animal has so much power Joel!
Diesel catches Hawk with that big boot Styles
HBK wants in now that Hawk is down
Joey he just crushed Hawk with a stuff piledriver
Uh, you might wanna turn around HBK
HBK can almost touch the rafters from up there
Diesel catches Hawk with a big knee to the back
Just like the Macho Man
Time for a superkick Joey!
Diesel gets hit again!
That’s three strikes for HBK
Doomsday Device for good measure. It’s academic here, Joel!
Hawk covers for the win. The Road Warriors advance!
(6) The Mega Bucks vs. (7) Lex Luger and The Giant
Time for Luger to pay the banker if you know what I mean Tony
Look at the impact of that clothesline
He’s ringing the money bell Tony!
Lex will flex
Could it be Brain?
This is what we were hoping to see in this round Dream
It’s a gaggle of Giants, Tony!
Giant with the forearm
Andre with a massive headbutt
DiBiase comes off with an axehandle
The Giant catches him
Luger in and misses the high elbow
DiBiase with a back suplex
Andre putting all that weight on Luger
Lex gets the flying forearm
He can’t do it, can he Tony?
My goodness Brain! Luger just slammed The Giant
We’ve gotta take another look at that!
Lex with an elbow!
Luger makes the pin
Lex and The Giant advance
Now it’s time to vote to decide who makes up the Fatal 4 and competes in the four-way elimination match:
(1) Edge and Christian vs. (6) The Mega Powers
(1) The Hart Foundation vs. (2) Demolition
(1) Harlem Heat vs. (3) Rock n Sock Connection
(1) The Road Warriors vs. (7) Lex Luger and The Giant