River City Wrestling #204
Tawney England defeated Jewel DeNile by pinfall after a hairplane spin at 5:40
Chris Lyon defeated Tod Hestrerey by disqualification for use of a foreign object at 2:24
-very strange occurence in this match. The usually methodical and inpersonal Hestrerey went off the deep end. Lyon did
his usual cheating methods but nothing more then most of the RCW rulebreakers that Hestrerey has faced have done in the past.
But Tod lost it for some reason and from out of the ring he grabbed Lyon by the ankles, yanked him down and out of the ring
and then proceeded in plain view of the referee to nail him with a steel chair and get the DQ. To make matters worse he hit
him a 2nd time with the chair. He then seemed to come to his senses, threw the chair to the ground and left a mostly stunned
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Brian Jewel came to the ring. He said that Wahoo seems to think he wasn't a good enough partner for him, and he dumped
him for Man Mountain Mike? He accuses McDaniel of betraying someone of the same heritage, Native Canadian in the pursuit of
Wahoo comes out and basically says "who are you to challenge or doubt me? What have you accomplished? How many arenas
have you sold out?". He accepts the match.
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Brian Jewel by pinfall after the tomahawk chop at 6:31
-Wahoo pounded away at the younger and smaller opponent. He was vicious and never relented. He could have won this bout
around the 4 minute mark easy but continued the punishment for a couple more minutes. After the match Wahoo tossed Jewel out
of the ring as if throwing out the trash.
The fans have probably started to wonder if there is something in the water tonight.
Bobby Duncum defeated Bob Backlund by pinfall after a bulldog and some outside interference at 9:36
-Backlund controlled the last 5 minutes of this match but Duncum managed to hang on. He tried to bulldog Backlund but
it was countered with an atomic drop which sent Duncum straight into ref George Gadasky knocking him out. This gave an opportunity
for Chris Lyon to enter the ring and while Backlund was checking on Gadasky Lyon Pearl Harboured him from behind. Duncum recovered
and they nailed a double flying clothesline. Gadasky woke up after Lyon vacated and Duncum hit the bulldog to make it official.
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Can Michael J Fox finally unseat his own film "Back to the Future" which is still hanging in at #1 going into it's 8th
weekend in release?
[end of first hour]
Canadian Women's Title Match
Re-Match with Tawney England and Natasha banned from ringside
Corrie England defeated The Red Fox by pinfall after a flying elbowsmash at 8:53
[Corrie England retains the Canadian Women's Title]
-a fairly clean win for a change for the Women's champ.
Corrie is interviewed and indicates that her fall itenirary is quite busy, and that because she will be defending her
Canadian title from coast to coast that her apperances in RCW may be slim for a while. The fans give a mixed reaction to that
news. Corrie also indicates that she has beaten all the local talent and that RCW should use the next couple months to nurture
some new talent.
Promo: On Tonight's Evening News
-(Moscow, USSR ) USSR reported accusing Reagan administration of launching anti-Soviet campaign with regard to chemical
tracking of Americans here in anticipation of meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. "Pravda's" denial that
KGB used chemical dust to monitor Americans.
-.(South Africa) Police arrests of black anti-apartheid leaders of United Democrat Front (UDF) following announcement
by Reverend Allan Boesak of illegal march next week
-(Los Angeles, California) A number of murders in California attributed to killer dubbed the Night Stalker
-Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver reported defeating Bobby Riggs and Vitas Gerulaitis
RCW Television Title Match
Ben Bassarab v Brad Armstrong
This was a rematch from two weeks ago where they battled to a 20-minute draw. Bassarab started strong with some chops,
and then worked a reverse chinlock. He didn't seem to have a game plan though so his assault stalled and Armstrong used a
springboard out of the corner to level the champ. He went to work with a series of hiptosses until Bassarab took a powder
out of the ring. The champ was so dizzy that he had trouble recovering to break the 10 count. Armstrong then went to work
with a series of dropkicks, nailing the champ everytime he would get back up. Finally he just stayed down and Armstrong nailed
him with a knee to the small of the back instead. Bassarab tried to call for time in the corner before being monkey flipped
The champ though turned things around by catching the challenger with a drop toe hold and then worked a side chinlock.
He then changed into a front chancery that he slipped into a chokehold several times. Armstrong worked his way to his feet
only to have Bassarab practically lift him off his feet with the front chinlock before he could work it to the ropes. The
champ swiftly grabbed Armstrong and threw him through the ropes to the floor below.
Eight minutes into the match and the action went to the floor as Bassarab followed him out. He threw him into the guardrail,
then slid in to break the count, gave him a bodyslam and then a double stomp to the lower back, slid in to break the count,
then came off the ring apron with a knee drop to the lower back. This time he slid Armstrong into the ring. Bassarab climbed
to the top and tried to nail another kneedrop to the lower back but Armstrong rolled out of the way.
Getting to their feet both men threw a dropkick, smashing feet and legs together. Armstrong seemed to get the worse of
it and came up favouring a knee. The champ went right to work on the knee first working it by smashing it off the mat, stomping
on it, and then off the ring apron. He then went for the figure-four but was too close to the ropes and Armstrong got the
break. Bassarab continued on the knee with a pair of knee breakers. He tossed the challenger out of the ring hoping to cause
more damage on the landing. Armstrong was badly hurt and Bassarab stayed back forcing Armstrong to hobble back into the ring
to break the count just before 10.
The champ stomped the knee once again and then tossed Armstrong through the ropes once again. This time though Bassarab
followed Armstrong out of the ring but instead of going after his opponent his action was instead to grab the wooden ringsteps
and dragging them further away from the ring, leaving them on the walkway to the ring. This made it more difficult for Armstrong
to enter the ring. He had to use his arms more to pull himself up and this left him open for a dropkick through the ropes
and into his abdomen, knocking him back out of the ring.
We are 15 minutes into the match.
The same thing happened a second time with Armstrong trying to haul himself into the ring and Bassarab giving him a dropkick
to the gut and knocking him back down to the ground. The fans were really jeering Bassarab at this point but he clearly did
Armstrong appeared to be pulling himself up for a 3rd time but this time when the champ went for the dropkick, Armstrong
deftly let go of the middle rope with his hand and tried to lay flat, back on the ring apron. Bassarab's feet sailed betwen
the ropes, and he crashed hard on the ring apron knocking Armstrong to the floor.
The challenger managed to get to his knees while Bassarab still lay recovering. He grabbed onto the champ and hauled
him down to the floor. He then used him like a step and hauled himself very slowly back into the ring.
Referee Kenny Jay applied the count and Bassarab just barely managed to get back into the ring before the 10 count. Both
men were now heavily favoring knees.
Armstrong tried to scoop up the champ for a kneebreaker but his own legs gave out and they crashed to the mat with Bassarab
on top, for 1, 2, Kickout.
The ring announcer says 2 minutes remain in the match.
Armstrong uses the ropes to aid him to his feet and then kicks out with his bad leg and catches Bassarab in the gut.
He tries to explode out with a clothesline, but pretty much falls into Bassarab knocking him to the ground. Both men struggle
to their feet again and Armstrong goes for another clothesline, but again there is very little power behind it and Bassarab
manages to grab the arm of Armstrong and then take him down to the mat with a legsweep. He covers, and gets 1, 2, kickout.
Bassarab puts Armstrong in an armbar. The challenger tries to get out of it by getting it his feet but the champ is able
to yank him back down to the mat becasue his legs still don't have their usual power. It looks like the simple armbar may
be enough for the champ to get the submission.
Ben Bassarab and Brad Armstrong fought to a 20-minute time limit draw.
[Ben Bassarab retains the RCW Television Title]
#1 Contenders Tag Team Match
Larry Hennig & Brad Rheinghans defeated King Tonga & Yoshiaki Yatsu (/w Mr. Ho) by pinfall when Hennig
pinned Yatsu after the Big Axe at 9:31
-hard fought match that could have gone either way.
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week!!!