December 4, 1988
River City Wrestling #356
Non-title: Vendetta defeated The Frog by submission
Scott Hall & Bob Orton defeated Al Dusha & Bert Meijer by pinfall
Interview: Scott Hall & Bob Orton
Don Muraco defeated Brian Jewel by pinfall
Interview: Baron von Raschke & Don Muraco
Rogue defeated Aldo Marino by pinfall
9th Anniversary Spectacular from the Winnipeg Arena, December 16th.
Road Warriors v British Bulldogs - Best 2 out of 3 Falls
14-man Gauntlet Royale for the vacant RCW Television Title
Ron Strong & Ken Resnick walk us through highlites of the untelevised portion of the show as well as a preview
of tonight's 3 matches will all act as seeding for the big Gauntlet Royale at the 9th.
Chris Nevada defeated Pat Tanaka by pinfall after an inside cradle at 5:46
-huge upset win for Chris "the kid" Nevada, after having beaten Tanaka's partner Paul Diamond last week the kid does
it again, and will get a delayed entry into the Gauntlet Royale as a result.
Baron von Raschke announces that as mentioned last week RCW is bringing in an outside challenge for
the Top Guns to face at the 9th Anniversary Show. Their opponents have been making waves over in the Carribean, and come from
two great wrestling families; Vic Steamboat & Ricky Santana!!
Highlites of Vic Steamboat & Ricky Santana are shown.
Still in the ring Baron von Raschke announces another surprise. The four men who are coming back to
RCW to compete in the Gauntlet Royale and a chance to win the RCW Television title. Former TV champion Ben
Bassarab, former top contenders Manny Silva and Larry Cameron, and former RCW Heavyweight champion Steve Disalvo!!
The Baron then has a fan come into the ring and draw names from a hat. The first two names drawn will be the early seeds,
with the remaining two names receiving a late seed. The early seeds are drawn as Ben Bassarab & Steve Disalvo, leaving
Manny Silva & Larry Cameron to receive delayed seedings.
Nick Mercury defeated Mike Lozansky by pinfall after the hotshot at 10:09
-extremely hard fought and even match-up between these two former friends. Mercury will now get the delayed seeding for
the Gauntlet Royale
Baron von Raschke once again takes to the ring to announce another match-up for the 9th Anniversary
show. North American Women's champion Lady Maxine will be returning to RCW to
defend her title against none other then the most popular women's wrestler in the 1980's, Wendy
Highlites of both Lady Maxine and Wendy Richter are shown.
Still in the ring Baron von Raschke is joined by Don Muraco says he has another
match to make for the 9th Anniversary show, and this one is a bit more personal. He says that Bob Orton is mistook if he thinks
just because the Baron is the commissioner he won't step back into the ring and make him cry with the clawhold. Baron says
he's going to do just that at the 9th. He and his partner Don Muraco will be taking on Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. and Scott Hall.
Muraco says he couldn't find a more passionate and better partner then the Baron and together they are going to put a stop
to the ways of Orton and Hall. Baron says that is all the people need to know.
Miguel Perez Jr (/w Johnathan Holliday) defeated Biff Wellington by pinfall after a superplex at 8:13
-Perez cheated and punched his way to a late seeding for the Gauntlet Royale. The biggest pop of the night may have been
when Wellington decked Holliday outside the ring.
RCW Heavyweight Champion Vendetta comes to the ring dragging a ladder behind him. He climbs to the top
of the ladder with a mic in his hand and the title belt draped over his shoulder.
He says he is sick and tired of the tactics of Rogue, and sick and tired of him cheating and using foreign objects and
sneak attacks. So they are to meet one more time at the 9th Anniversary Spectacular for the belt. Well, what better way to
do it then to bring a weapon in the ring. Vendetta says he was thinking of a brass knuckles on a pole match, or maybe a chain
match, or a coal miners glove match, but then he was talking to his friends Owen Hart and Chris Benoit the other day and they
suggested a ladder match. They were even kind enough to send him some tapes to watch. Vendetta says he knows this is the kind
of match he wants to have with Rogue, not only because the winner will be definitive, not only because he can get revenge
and hurt Rogue, but also because it gives them the opportunity to steal the show. So, on December 16th, in the main event,
the RCW Heavyweight title will be suspended from the rafters. He and Rogue will do battle, and whoever can climb that ladder
and retrieve the belt will be the champion. And Vendetta predicts that will be the end of Rogue's days.
9th Anniversary Spectacular - December 16th, 1988, Winnipeg Arena
RCW Heavyweight Title Match - Ladder Match
Vendetta (champion) v Rogue
Dream Match - Best 2 out of 3 Falls
British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid)
Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) (/w Paul Ellering)
14-Man Gauntlet Royale
For the vacant RCW Television Title
Another ball will be drawn every 90 seconds
RCW Tag Team Title Match
The Top Guns (Ricky Rice & Derrick Dukes) (champions)
Vic Steamboat & Ricky Santana
Tag Team Grudge Match
Don Muraco & Baron von Raschke
Bob Orton Jr. & Scott Hall
North American Women's Title Bout
Lady Maxine (champion) v Wendy Richter
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week!!