Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip. Written by
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No Ring. No Ref. No Rules.
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Did You Know?
To promote the movie, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
was brought in to the WWF as Zeus. Saying he was angry about losing in the movie and saying he could beat Hogan in real life. The problem was he was not a real wrestler. He wrestled only three matches, a tag match with Randy Savage
vs. Hulk Hogan
& Brutus Beefcake at Summerslam, an eight-man tag where he was eliminated by DQ. Finally since Vince knew the movie was a bust and wouldn't sell on PPV by it self he sold the PPV No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie
(1989) which included a steel cage match between Hogan & Beefcake vs. Savage & Zeus. Rumors say had No Holds Barred been a success, the main event for WrestleMania VI
(1990) would have been Hulk Hogan vs. Zeus. See more
The credits are said to be listed "in order of appearance" when they are actually listed in order of importance. See more
It's Harley and ME and YOU in the tree!
No Holds Barred
Written by Jim Johnston
Performed by John Joyce See more