February 4, 1989
River City Wrestling #362
Vendetta defeated Pete Doherty (non-title)
Manny Silva defeated Mike Luca
Kim Schau & Biff Wellington defeated Frankie DiFalco & Brian Costello
Dynamite Kid defeated Shawn Baxter
Davey Boy Smith defeated Derrick Dukes by pinfall at 4:30
**The Top Guns came out and Ricky Rice was still on crutches. They said he would be able to defend the tag titles next
week against the British Bulldogs. The Bulldogs accepted this, but then Rice said Dukes would challenge either one of them
to a warmup match now. DBS accepted and controlled most of the bout frustrating Rice at ringside.
Wendy Richter defeated Fantasy by pinfall at 6:39
[Wendy Richter retained the North American Women's Title]
Scott Hall & Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. defeated Don Muraco & Brick Bronsky by pinfall when Orton pinned Bronsky
after a piledriver at 7:10
**Muraco controlled the match when he was in the ring but the youngster Bronsky was taken advantage of by the villians.
After the match during the commerical timeout, the cameras kept rolling and showed Muraco insisting that Bronsky stay in the
ring as Muraco give him a few pointers. Bronsky listened but seemed a bit embarrased at the public wrestling lesson.
Ben Bassarab defeated Lethal Larry Cameron by pinfall after a top rope flying bodypress at 11:21
[Ben Bassarab retained the RCW Television title]
**a fairly clean win for Bassarab should mean the end to this mini-feud.
February 11, 1989
River City Wrestling #363
The Bolsheviks: Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zukhov defeated Larry Bicone & Nick McBrain by pinfall at 2:47
Wendy Richter defeated Fantasy by pinfall at 6:34 to retain the women's title
Ben Bassarab defeated Shawn Baxter (non-title)
Don Muraco defeated Vic Steamboat by pinfall thanks to a handful of trunks
Scott Hall defeated Brick Bronsky by pinfall at 7:40 after a fallaway slam
**Muraco continued to show frustration with Bronsky after the bout
Top Guns (Ricky Rice & Derrick Dukes) defeated Kim Schau & Biff Wellington by pinfall at 5:59
[Top Guns retained the RCW Tag Titles]
**This was supposed to be the British Bulldogs title match but Dynamite Kid came to the ring saying Davey Boy had to
leave for the hospital. DK says his partner was attacked by the Top Guns backstage and Ricky Rice busted his head open with
his crutch. The Top Guns told Raschke to send out another team instead because they needed to defend their titles. Schau &
Wellington were game but not quite up to the Top Guns level. After the match DK hit the ring again and attacked Rice and Dukes.
He got the better of them for a bit, but Rice hit him with a low blow, and it was a 2 on 1 attack. Schau & Wellington
though returned to make the save.
No Countout/No Disqualification
Vendetta defeated Manny Silva by submission to the Haitian deathlock at 12:55
[Vendetta retained the RCW Heavyweight title]
**Silva figured the rules would benefit him, but after the midway point in the match the champ used his strength, courage,
and conditioning to make a solid comeback and really battered the challenger up, busting him wide open, before finishing him
February 25, 1989
River City Wrestling #364
Thunder Bay, Ontario
note: there was no show last week
Vendetta defeated Brian Costello (non-title)
Frankie DiFalco defeated Mike Luca
Top Guns defeated Larry Bicone & Nick McBrain
Bolsheviks defeated Shawn Baxter & Harley Heller
Dynamite Kid defeated Ricky Rice by pinfall after a snap suplex at 5:30
**upset about how the Top Guns injured Davey Boy Smith who is now out with a concussion, DK took it out on Ricky Rice.
Kim Schau & Biff Wellington defeated Bob Orton Jr & Scott Hall by pinfall at 6:19
**big upset for Schau and Wellington. However in their post match interview they were attacked by the Bolsheviks, setting
up a match for next week.
Don Muraco defeated Brick Bronsky by pinfall after a piledriver at 4:34
**fairly easy work for Muraco in this student versus teacher match. Muraco had challenged Bronsky to the match because
the youngster wasn't listening to his teachings, so he wanted to show him first hand. Muraco won and managed to keep it clean
but many of the fans started to jeer him anyway. After the match he tried to keep Bronsky in the ring for some more pointers.
When the muscular youngster tried to leave Muraco lost his patience, spinning Bronsky around and then slapping him in the
face. This resulted in Bronsky punching Muraco and the two went at it. Muraco caught him with a knee to the gut and began
to lay down a major league beating. Larry Bicone, Nick McBrain, Shawn Baxter, and Harley Heller were all ejected from the
ring by Muraco trying to break it up. Finally the RCW heavyweight champion Vendetta came down to the ring and Muraco
Ben Bassarab and Vic Steamboat battled to a 15-minute TV time limit draw
[Ben Bassarab retains the RCW Television title]
**fairly even match with Steamboat's best outing in RCW so far. Even though it was pretty even, Steamboat actually controlled
the final 3 minutes and looked like he was on the verge of winning when time ran out.
March 4, 1989
River City Wrestling #365
Bob Orton Jr & Scott Hall defeated Kevin Collins & Greg Robertson by pinfall
Top Guns: Ricky Rice & Derrick Dukes defeated Larry Bicone & Nick McBrain by pinfall (non-title)
Dynamite Kid defeated Frankie DiFalco
Brick Bronsky defeated Shawn Baxter
#1 Contenders Match
Bolsheviks: Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zukhov defeated Kim Schau & Biff Wellington by pinfall at 7:05
**Schau and Wellington were game but overmatched
Ben Bassarab defeated Vic Steamboat by pinfall after a rolling reverse cradle at 14:44
[Ben Bassarab retains the RCW Television title]
**another highly competitive and entertaining match from these two which looked like it might too go to a 15 minute draw
like last time.
Vendetta defeated Don Muraco by pinfall after a flying clothesline from the top rope at 8:30
[Vendetta retained the RCW Heavyweight Title]
March 11, 1989
River City Wrestling #366
Biff Wellington defeated Frankie DiFalco
Vic Steamboat defeated Kim Schau
Ricky Rice defeated Boris Zhukov
Scott Hall defeated Ben Bassarab by pinfall after a fallaway slam at 7:27
**Scott Hall substitured himself into the match after he intimidated Bassarab's scheduled opponent Houdini away from
Dynamite Kid defeated Bob Orton Jr by pinfall after three snap suplexes at 6:06
**Scott Hall tried to attack DK after the match but Kid nailed him with a kick to the groin and then slid out of the
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Derrick Dukes by pinfall after a running clothesline at 4:44
**Bolsheviks demanded a tag title match against the Top Guns. Strangely the fans seem to have no choice to go back to
cheering for the Top Guns despite their shenanighans as of late.
If Muraco wins he gets another title shot against Vendetta
If Bronsky wins he gets an apology from Muraco
Don Muraco defeated Brick Bronsky by pinfall after a piledriver at 8:02
**Muraco had little trouble with Bronsky and vows to take away Vendetta's title next week.
March 18, 1989
River City Wrestling #367
St. Patrick's Shenanighans
Brick Bronsky defeated Frankie DiFalco
Vic Steamboat defeated Biff Wellington
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Greg Robertson
Houdini defeated Kevin Collins
RCW Television Title Match:
Ben Bassarab defeated Scott Hall by pinfall after a flying bodypress at 8:42
[Ben Bassarab retains the RCW Television Title]
RCW Tag Team Title Match:
The Bolsheviks defeated The Top Guns by pinfall when Zhukov pinned Dukes after a headbutt
[The Bolsheviks: Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov win the RCW Tag Team Titles]
RCW Heavyweight Title Match:
Don Muraco defeated Vendetta by pinfall after a piledriver at 20:11
[Don Muraco wins the RCW Heavyweight Title]
**While Muraco cheated throughout the bout, the finish was clean. Muraco punished Vendetta with a
couple clotheslines to set him up for his version of the piledriver. Vendetta though kicked out after a two count, forcing
Muraco to nail a second piledriver which the long running champ could not kick out from.
March 25, 1989
River City Wrestling #368
Kim Schau defeated Frankie DiFalco
Biff Wellington defeated Houdini
Kevin Collins & Greg Robertson defeated Brian Costello & Pete Doherty
High Flyers (Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell) defeated Brian Costello & Houdini by pinfall when Brunzell pinned
Houdini after a dropkick at 5:49
**The fans were extremely excited to see the return to Winnipeg of perhaps the most dynamic tag team to ever appear here,
the former AWA Tag champions, High Flyers.
Ben Bassarab & Dynamite Kid defeated Scott Hall & Bob Orton Jr. by countout at 7:53
**After DK hit Orton with 3 straight snap suplexes Hall pulled a woozy Orton out of the ring and the two of them just
sat out the 10 count. The team of Bassarab and DK worked fluently together as Bassarab got into the business being trained
by DK amongst others at Stampede, and emulating his style. With Davey Boy Smith still out with a concussion, many had to wonder
if this new pairing could possibly replace the British Bulldogs.
RCW Tag Team Title Match
The Bolsheviks defeated The Top Guns by pinfall when Volkoff pinned Rice after a running clothesline at 8:25
[Bolsheviks retained the RCW Tag Team Titles]
**Looked to most with this loss and the emergence of the High Flyers, that the Top Guns are yesterday's news.
RCW Heavyweight Title Match
Don Muraco defeated Brick Bronsky by pinfall after a piledriver at 3:04
[Muraco retained the RCW Heavyweight Title]
**Muraco just squashed Bronsky, as the champ is on a real roll now. The fans were extremely upset at Muraco winning the
title over the beloved Vendetta, and the match was delayed starting by over 20 minutes as the fans littered the ring with
debris. Finally thanks to some words by Jim Brunzell over the mic, and the threat by Baron von Raschke to cancel the match,
the Bronsky - Muraco match happened. No one ever explained why Vendetta was not here to receive a title rematch tonight.