The Many
Faces of Mutoh
Great Muta and Terry Funk vs. Ranger Ross and Trent Knight
on September 10th, 1989

Event: NWA/WCW Main Event
Location: Unknown
Attendance:  Unknown

Funk and Knight start things off. Punches by Funk as he gets Knight into the corner, and he throws him out of the ring. Muta jumps out of the ring and rams Knight into the apron. Funk joins them and he punches Knight before Muta slides Knight back in the ring. Funk tags in Muta, and Muta comes off the top turnbuckle with a chop to Knight's head. Muta throws Knight in the corner so he can tag in Ross. Irish whip by Muta to Ross and he hits a back bodydrop. Funk hits an elbow strike from the top turnbuckle and throws Ross out of the ring. Muta walks over to Ross and throws him into the ring post. Muta slides Ross back in the ring, Funk picks him up but Ross pushes him back and tags in Knight. Irish whip by Knight to Funk but Funk avoids the dropkick. Clubs to the back of the head by Funk and he tags in Muta. Muta and Funk punch Knight down to the mat, then Muta tags in Funk so they can do it again. Funk picks up Knight but Knight pushes him into the corner and tags in Ross. Punches by Ross to Funk, Irish whip, and he hits a back elbow. Punches by Ross, Irish whip by Funk and both men collide. Funk is woozy while Ross tags in Knight, and Knight hits a pair of dropkicks. The third dropkick misses however and Funk tags in Muta. Muta delivers a spinning kick to Knight, Irish whip to the corner and he hits the Space Rolling Elbow. Muta tags in Funk, Funk picks up Knight and with Muta they drill Knight with a spike piledriver. Cover by Funk, and he picks up the three count. Your winners: Great Muta and Terry Funk

Match Thoughts: I still miss the spike piledriver, what a beautifully painful looking move. Beyond that, just a tune up match for the relatively new tag team to assert their power before going up against more difficult foes like Sting and Flair. Pretty basic match but Muta's heel tactics were on point and I loved the finish. Score: 6.0

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