Fighting games are a staple of local groups like the Richland College Gaming Club in Richardson. To that end two of the first 3D Pro Wrestlers in video game history will duel in the very first Monday Mashup. Wolf Hawkfield, debuting in Virtua Fighter in 1993, and King of 1994’s Tekken.
The fight goes down in Dallas Texas, giving neither competitor a home field advantage. King and Wolf circle each other in the ring, sizing the other man up in their first confrontation. They lunge forward catching each other in a greco-roman knuckle lock, the classic move made famous by Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior in their epic Wrestlemania VI battle. Each fighter taking turns pushing the other down into a bridging back bend, and back up again. King pancakes himself on his back and kips up, loosening the grip on one hand and rolling Wolf into an armbar.
Wolf, also being of a quick and agile nature, rolls forward and completes the same move back on his cat masked opponent. What follows next is a series of armdrags that end in a double dropkick, both men getting back to their feet and staring each other down. They lock up again, King taking a quick advantage with a headlock slam combo and locking it in tight.
After a few seconds, Wolf manages to get a few knees in to King’s head to free himself. As the fighters get to their feet, King drops down with a vicious triple kick to the knee of Wolf, who stumbles to the ropes to get a breather. King rushes in, only to get caught at the last moment by Wolf pulling down the rope, sending King to the floor. After shaking out his leg, Wolf runs to the far side of the ring and back, diving through the rope like a dart at King. Both men ram into the guardrail with the force of a car wreck.
Wolf makes it to his feet first and pulls king up by his mask, only to floor him with a big chop to the chest. He tries to repeat this act, only to eat an elbow to the face from King. Both men roll into the ring before their count is up, meeting each other in a flurry of punches in the center of the ring. Wolf and King both go for a spinning jump kick, catching each other square in the chest, knocking the wind out of one another like a popped balloon.
The referee starts counting them both down as they crawl to their feet, King making it to his first at the seven count to break it. Wolf is stumbling around and King tries for a quick springboard moonsault from the corner. Wolf however catches him with a spear when he is near the point of connecting. Wolf cricles around in the ring playing the crowd, allowing King the time to get to his feet.
Wolf signals to the crowd the fight is over as he goes to pick up King for a powerbomb. King counters with a hurricanrana, only for wolf to catch it by kneeling and moving the leg positioning of his opponent. King has found himself locked in the Lion Tamer, a move made famous by one of Wolf’s fellow Canadian grapplers Chris Jericho. With no place to go, and unable to counter the hold, King taps out and Wolf Hawkfield is the victor.
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