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Graphic Endings – One Week After Part 2

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The Dropkick Journal Presents Graphic Endings

Graphic Endings Chapter 5: One Week After Part 2

The below excerpt comes from the November 17, 1983 issue of the Dropkick Journal.

The Interview – Part 2

In “The Interview – Part 1” we heard Bell Time tell us about his strategy for starting the match aggressively with a vicious lariat. At the end of the interview, Bobby asked Minute if he had any comment on the clothesline that seemed to end the match before it even really got going. Minute just said he had no comment and what came next was worse. Let’s rejoin Bobby, Bell Time, and Minute as we dig into what came next.

Beautiful Bobby:

OK. The next major moment in the match came just a few seconds later. Bell Time, we don’t often see you use the Gorilla Press Slam. In fact, it’s a move we don’t see all that often in Pro Wrestling these days. I’m sure Minute would agree with me that the move seemed just devastating in this match. What made you pull this move out of your arsenal?

Graphic Endings - One Week After Part 2

Bell Time:

The move sends a message. It’s the easiest move to slip away from. If Minute had any ability to function, all he had to do was roll his body away from me. I used this move to simply demonstrate dominance. Now I’m over six and half feet tall and I held Minute two feet above my head and just dropped him like a sack. He hit the mat with a thud, and the match should have ended right there.

Minute:

The match didn’t end.

Bell Time:

No . . . it didn’t.

Beautiful Bobby:

Minute, how were you feeling at this point in the match?

Minute:

Defeated. As Bell Time said, I was laying on the mat motionless. I didn’t know where I was. I think he knocked me loopy for a few moments.

Beautiful Bobby:

Do you mean to say that Bell Time could have pinned you?

Minute:

Without question, but his arrogance got the better of him. It always does. That’s why I beat him 10 years ago. Back then, he took one look at me and fully expected to squash me in a matter of seconds. It didn’t happen then.

Beautiful Bobby:

Well, it din’t happen here either. But perhaps only because you, Bell Time, didn’t go for the cover. Why didn’t you?

Bell Time:

A brief lapse of judgement. As you know, Bobby, my wrestling career is over. I knew once the final bell rang at Graphic Endings, the commission would reactivate my suspension. I’m also confident that it’s a lifetime suspension. When I heard Minute hit the mat, I got caught up in the moment. The crowd was irate. They thought Minute had a chance, and I squashed him within a minute of the opening bell. I stood by the ropes, raised my arms, let out a battle cry, and soaked in the boos from the crowd. It’s what I live for, and that was one of the best crowd reactions of all time.

To Be Continued Next Week . . .

Hear more of the exclusive interview in next Week’s Issue of Graphic Endings: A Pro Wrestling Story.

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