The Octopus Cup
95 Lord Steven Regal vs 93 Genichiro Tenryu
05 Lo Ki vs 89 Ricky Steamboat
01 El Satanico vs 82 Nick Bockwinkel
19 Daisuke Sekimoto vs 04 Kenta Kobashi
Tenryu goes over Regal in a hard fought battle.
Low Ki kicks Steamboat a lot but Steamboat comes back from a pounding.
Bockwinkel get tied up by older face Satanico, but due to dirty tactics Bockwinkel wins.
Kobashi and Sekimoto do long grapples and deviating chops. Kobashi goes over.
Steamboat vs Tenryu
Bockwinkel be Kobashi
Uh oh! After the Kobashi win, Heenan makes a surprise entrance as Bockwinkel’s manager. Declares he pulled strings and corrupted the Octopus into announcing their match right away. No dancing girls like we were promised, only the Heels get that. Bockwinkel comes out and picks a part a tired beaten old Kobashi. But he fights back and chops the hell out of a once cocky Bockwinkel. Heenan distracts the ref and Bockwinkel kicks Kenta in the balls. Bock wins.
Tenryu vs Steamboat is a thing of beauty. The audience cries in it’s glory. Steamboat wins from underneath.
Steamboat vs Bockwinkel
Scholars will write about this match. Two possible outcomes based on if this is the start of a promotion or just a yearly tournament:
Yearly tournament? Steamboat wins clean and punches Heenan for trying to cheat.
Start of a Promotion? Heenan calls out the Holy Demon Amy (Kawada & Taue) to beat up Stwamboat. RoadWarriors clear them out. Heenan is ejected! Steamboat is going to win! But wait, is that? Could it be? Nah, couldn’t? But it’s…it is…could it? A young Rocky Maivia interferes! Bockwinkel wins. Rocky changes his name to The Bock after his new mentor. The team of Nick Bockwinkel, The Bock, Bockiaki Kawada, & Bockira Taue managed by Bocky Heenan are named The Four Bockmen and for months they ravage through the Octopus Wrestling Alliance until they are challenged in a War Games.
The Four Bockmen vs (Ricky Steamboat, Tugboat, A-Train, Hot Rod Rowdy Piper, and Northrop F-5 Brock Lesnar) Plane, Train, Automobile, and MOTHER FUCKING BOATS!!!