Highspots.com Presents “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair & “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Vance High School
1. Charlie Dreamer defeated George South
2. “The Obsession” Caleb Konley defeated “The Infamous Icon” Joey Silvia
3. Dylan Eaton defeated “The Asian Sensation” Mike Lee
– Dylan Eaton is the young son of “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton from the Midnight Xpress
4. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Xpress (“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton & “Sweet” Stan Lane) with “Big Cheese” Sal Corrente
– In a departure from almost every Rock ‘n’ Roll Express match, Robert Gibson took the majority of punishment here until he made the hot tag to Ricky Morton and finished with the double drop kick
– At the end of intermission, Ric Flair came out and thanked the crowd for being there and pointed out Bonnie “Steamboat”, mother of Ricky Jr. and several members of the Flair family. He talked about Hulk Hogan calling him, telling him that he wanted to be involved with Reid’s first match, and that Hogan had paid his own way to be at the show. Flair became emotional several times talking about his son’s first match. The cameras from Flair’s reality show were also there at ringside.
5. Ricky Steamboat Jr. defeated “The Man Scout” Jake Manning
– Steamboat Jr. is a dead ringer for his Dad and is definitely starting to show promise. He finished with a picture perfect high cross body off of the top rope.
6. Reid & David Flair with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs) with “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan as special referee
– Reid did the majority of the work for his team, with David spending little time in the ring. At the end, both Reid & David had the Nasty Boys tied up in Figure Four Leg Locks as Hart got into Hogan’s face. Hogan gave him the three punches and the big boot, but as he started to go for the leg drop, he stopped and motioned Flair into the ring; turning his back and covered his eyes. Flair strapped in the Figure Four on Hart and Hogan made the three count.
After the match, Ric got out of the ring and let the two younger Flairs and Hogan have their moments. Hogan even tried to get Flair to come into the ring, but Flair waved him off and motioned for them to go ahead and celebrate.
Hogan was incredibly gracious all night, even heading out to the concession stand himself to get a hot dog, chatting to fans along the way.
Estimated Attendance: 1000 to 1100