January 22, 1989
River City Wrestling #360
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Brick Bronsky defeated Shayne Tustin by pinfall
-the young and muscular Bronsky looked a bit green but got the win
Don Muraco is interviewed about his match tonight against Scott Hall who jumped him during his match
against Bob Orton Jr. last week. Before the interview Muraco took time out to congratulate Bronsky on the win and offer to
work out with him in the gym if he wants.
Mike Lozansky & Nick McBrain defeated Pete Doherty & Brian Costello by pinfall
-first match in RCW for Doherty & Costello who are usually seen losing in television matches
Non-title match: Vendetta defeated Vic Steamboat by pinfall
-too bad it was untelevised as these two lit it up for over 12 minutes before the champion got the pin
Ron Strong & Ken Resnick walk us through highlites of the untelevised portion of the show as well as a preview
of tonight's bouts.
Manny Silva defeated Kim Schau by pinfall after a wheelbarrow suplex at 3:36
-Silva just destroyed a very credible oponent.
Manny Silva made it quite clear that he no longer cares about trying to take the TV title from Ben Bassarab.
He says he came back to fight men, not boys, and as he proved in the main event last night he is the biggest, meanest dog
in the yard. His sites are set squarely on Vendetta who he says he owned last week.
A very sensual promo for a female wrestler "Fantasy" who says she is coming to RCW next week to challenge "fatty" Wendy
Richter for the women's title. So ladies, lock up your husbands and sons, there is a new Fantasy in town.
Lethal Larry Cameron defeated Biff Wellington by pinfall after a powerslam at 7:40
-Wellington gave it a good shot but Cameron was too hungry and powerful
Cameron was not done with Wellington and administered a second powerslam before putting him in a fullnelson and refusing
to let go.
Finally Wellington's old partner, TV champion Ben Bassarab hit the ring and nailed Cameron in the head while coming off
the top buckle.
Ben Bassarab is outraged, and of course challenges Cameron to a match next week.
Commissioner Baron von Raschke brings out the two teams competing for the RCW Tag Team titles tonight,
the champions Top Guns (Ricky Rice & Derrick Dukes), and the challengers British Bulldogs (Davey
Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid). He awards the Top Guns with the RCW Tag Team of the Year award for 2008. He then awards
the Bulldogs with the Match of the Year award for their bout against the Road Warriors at the 9th Anniversary show. The crowd's
response to the very popular Bulldogs is much louder then for the Top Guns which seems to annoy the champs a little bit. But
the teams shake hands before leaving.
Don Muraco defeated Scott Hall by disqualification for outside interference at 6:15
-Hall controlled the first half of the match after getting in some kicks to the gut, but he couldn't put Muraco away.
The Rock fought back and was on the verge of winning the bout when Hall's manager Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. slid into the ring
to attack Muraco.
Muraco did admirably well fighting off both Orton and Hall, until Orton nailed Muraco from behind with a low blow. The
two on one beatdown was on until newcomer Brick Bronsky appeared to make the save.
Don Muraco says he is used to hanging 10 on the beaches of Hawaii but next week he wants to hang just
2 - Orton and Hall. He says he wants Hall again one on one, but has a way to neutralize Orton. He asks Brick Bronsky
if he will keep an eye on Orton by being handcuffed to him at ringside. The youngster says it would be an honor to help Muraco
out, one of his childhood idols.
Baron von Rashcke calls out the hugely popular RCW champion Vendetta to award him a
plaque for being named the 1988 RCW wrestler of the year. Vendetta is a few seconds into his humble speach when he is interrupted
by Manny Silva. He calls Vendetta a joke who hides by fighting nobody's like Rogue. He challenges Vendetta
to put up his title next week. Of course Vendetta ends up agreeing. It looks like it will end without incident as Silva walks
away. But when Vendetta begins to finish his speach and thank Raschke, Silva suddenly returns nailing Vendetta from behind.
The beatdown is on. But when Silva grabs the plaque and prepares to nail the champ, Raschke pulls the plaque out of Silva's
hands. Silva leaves satisfied enough with the beatdown he gave the champ.
RCW Tag Team Title Match
The Top Guns (champs)
The British Bulldogs (challengers)
The Bulldogs tried to keep the pace on this match going fast, and using quick tags to get in some double teams. The champs
on the other hand seemed to play defense and kept the pace down whenever possible.With the crowd already firmly behind the
Bulldogs this drew some jeers towards the champions, who did not seem to care. The first five minutes was slow control by
the champions, but then the Bulldogs began to exert themselves. First it was Derrick Dukes playing Ricky Morton for a couple
minutes before making the hot tag out to Ricky Rice. Rice faired better but was soon in the same spot that Dukes had found
himself. Davey Boy nailed him with a bodyslam in the corner and tagged out to DK. Dynamite Kid climbed onto Smith's hands
as they prepared for a diving headbutt. Rice though was able to avoid the move by rolling out of the ring, drawing more jeers
from the crowd. After stalling and buying some time Rice entered the ring and caught DK with a knee to the gut. He tagged
out to Dukes who went to work on DK. Once again Rice was tagged in and nailed DK with a dropkick. But when he went for a second
dropkick Dynamite pulled himself out of the way using the ropes. The Bulldogs went to work on Rice. After a couple minutes
of this DK nailed Rice with an atomic drop that sent Rice right over the top rope to the floor below. Rice seemed to land
heavy and couldn't make it to his feet, grabbing his ankle in pain. Referee Buddy Lane administered the 10 count as the Bulldogs
showed sportsmanship taking the win but not the belts.
British Bulldogs defeated the Top Guns by countout on Ricky Rice at 15:54
[Top Guns retained the RCW Tag Team Titles]
Paramedics were called down to the ring with a stretcher to take Ricky Rice away as his concerned partner Derrick Dukes
and the British Bulldogs looked on.
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week!!