September 28, 1985
River City Wrestling #208
Chris Lyon defeated Tom Magee by submission to the Boston crab at 3:12
Wahoo McDaniel is interviewed. He calls out his former friend Larry Hennig. He tells
the Axe it was Larry's fault they didn't win the titles, not his. Then he tells Hennig that if he (Wahoo) had a decent
partner like Rheinghans instead of a green stiff like Brian Jewel then he would already be the tag champion. When Hennig argues
the opposite Wahoo makes him a challenge for later tonight. Swap partners. Hennig will team with Jewel, and Wahoo will team
with Rheinghans. Hennig accepts the challenge.
Croatian Giant defeated Brad Armstrong by submission with the hangman at 6:10
-big upset victory for the newcomer to RCW
Larry Hennig & Brian Jewel defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Brad Rheinghans by pinfall when Jewel pinned Rheinghans
after a flying forearm smash at 9:40
-Wahoo refused to lock up with Hennig, and when Hennig and Rheinghans had to face each other they both looked very uncomfortable.
The only real fireworks in the match were between Jewel who exhibited a mean streak we hadn't seen from him before, and Rheinghans.
In the end Wahoo decided he had enough and left his tag partner out to dry by jumping off the apron rather then making the
tag when Rheinghans was in trouble, and then leaving the premises. Jewel then finished off Brad with his flying forearm finisher.
RCW Tag Team Title Match
The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) defeated Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer by disqualification
for double teaming at 4:37
[Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer retain the RCW Tag Team Titles]
-it was obvious that the masked champions saw this match as only act 1 of a long play. They had no desire to lock up
evenly with their opponents but seemed instead to just test their nerves. In the end they double teamed Lane and refused to
heed the referee's warnings and were thus disqualified.
[end of first hour]
RCW Heavyweight Championship Match
Jerry Blackwell defeated Bob Backlund by pinfall after a splash at 8:19
[Blackwell retains the RCW Heavyweight Championship]
-Backlund had the big man struggling to survive. But Blackwell used an eye gouge and then a choke to help turn things
around. The end came when Blackwell was trying to get back into the ring and Backlund reached through the ropes to pull him
back in. Referee George Gadasky tried to get Backlund to break, so he had his back turned as Blackwell pulled a wrench from
underneath the ring and nailed Backlund square in the head with it. He then entered the ring and nailed the splash to get
Promo; On The Evening News;
-President Reagan's response to Mikhail Gorbachev's new arms control proposal
-Soviet call for halt to Star Wars program recalled
-(London, England) Race riots in Brixton section of city following accidental police shooting of Sherry Groce
- Status of Tripoli, Lebanon, fighting between Moslem fundamentalists and Pro-Syrian militias detailed
-Grambling football coach Eddie "Coach Rob" Robinson, approaching Bear Bryant's record
20-man Over The Top Battle Royale
Winner to Get Heavyweight Title Shot
20. Wahoo McDaniel (elim himself) 0:02
19. Larry Hennig (elim. himself) 0:05
**McDaniel went over the top rope to avoid Hennig, but the Axe followed him and the two brawled around ringside for several
18. Norm Dahmer (elim. Hestrerey) 1:10
17. Tom Magee (elim. Jewel) 1:43
16. Brian Jewel (elim. Brown) 1:50
15. King Tonga (elim. Kiniskis) 2:43
14. Nick Kiniski (elim. Cro.Giant, Yatsu) 3:30
13. Joe Apollo (elim. by Armstrong) 4:02
12. Stan Lane (elim. by Duncum, Lyon) 5:39
11. T-Bone Brown (elim. Cro. Giant) 7:17
10 & 9. Tod Hestrerey & Chris Lyon (elim. each other) 7:45
8. Yoshiaki Yatsu (elim. K.Kiniski, Armstrong) 10:14
7. Brad Rheinghans (elim. Duncum) 11:00
6. Brad Armstrong (elim. Bassarab) 11:20
5. Ben Bassarab (elim. K.Kiniski, Cro. Giant) 12:46
4. Kelly Kiniski (elim. Duncum, Cro.Giant) 15:31
3. Steve Kerin (elim. Duncum, Cro. Giant) 17:41
2. Croatian Giant (elim. Duncum) 19:05
Winner: Bobby Duncum 19:05
Bobby Duncum wins the annual #1 contenders September Battle Royale and will get a Heavyweight Title shot.
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week!!