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6You can’t have a whole entire month dedicated to No Holds Barred type matches without having the No Holds Barred match featuring three icons and an actor inside of a steel cage (the old blue WWF stupid looking cage). In 1989, the WWE partnered with New Line Cinema to make a film that featured Hulk Hogan and Tiny Lister (Friday) as Zeus in the film No Holds Barred. The movie was kind of a joke to most, but in November of 1989, they had an event where you watched the film and some wrestling matches with the main event being Macho King Randy Savage teaming with Zeus to take on Hulk Hogan and his sidekick Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake in a steel cage match in Nashville, TN. Before Hulk Hogan could get inside the ring, Sensational Sherrie would jam the cage door on Hogan forcing Beefcake to fend for himself against both Zeus and Savage. After subduing Beefcake, Savage began to focus on choking Hogan from inside the cage while Hogan was on the outside. While Earl Hebner tried to get Macho King from letting go, Sherri locked Hogan out of the cage leaving Beefcake all alone in the ring.

65With Zeus taking care of Beefcake, Savage let go of Hogan which was a big mistake because Hogan was able to get a right hand in there to daze the Macho King. Instead of panicking, Hogan started climbing the cage because it was essentially the only way he was getting into the cage. As soon as Hogan came in, he landed a big clothesline on the Macho King, but after a clothesline didn’t phase Zeus, Hogan used the cage to knock the big man down for the first time. After that, he turned his attention back to Savage as he threw him towards Beefcake who then delivered a backbody drop against the steel cage. Beefcake will then grab Zeuss and deliver an Irish whip into the corner where Hogan is waiting with the big boot that catches it’s mark sending the big man down again. Beefcake would repeat the process, but this time with Savage as they pounded away at him. It was looking like they had figured out the puzzle to beating them, but then again Zeus was inhuman as he threw both Beefcake and Hogan into the cage headfirst after they tried to do it to him.

66Then as per usual, Zeus decides to just choke Hogan in the center of the ring while Savage tried to climb out of the cage. The only problem is that to win, both members of a team have to climb out of the cage, but no matter Beefcake chased him down and brought him back in. After getting Savage back in, he turned his back to focus on Zeus and while having Zeus in a sleeper hold, it allowed Savage to climb the ropes to drop an elbow on him to get him off of Zeus. After double teaming each member of the team, they decided to climb the cage to win the match, but Hogan and Beefcake were quick to stop it and all four men were down on the mat which did not please Sherri at all. After suckering Earl Hebner to open the door, Sherri stole the chain, knocked him down, and then gave the chain to Savage. Savage then climbed all the way to the top, he faced towards the ring with the chain in hand, and flew like an eagle, but Beefcake caught him with a fist to the gut. Hogan would all of sudden Hulk up while Beefcake climbed out of the cage and successfully to the floor. After hitting the five moves of doom which included not one, but two leg drops, Hogan covered Zeus for the 1-2-3. I’m just gald this was the last we saw of Zeus in the WWE. Hey, don’t forget to like our page on Facebook at Facebook.com/MRXPUNCHOUT and while you are it why don’t you follow us on Twitter too.

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