December 14, 1985
River City Wrestling #219
Last telecast before the 6th Anniversary Spectacular on December 19th
Tawney England defeated Shelly Salter by pinfall after a hairplane spin at 4:28
The Candian Women's champion is back. Tawney England says that she is signed to wrestle her sister
Corrie again at the 6th Anniversary show. She is interrupted by her sister Corrie England who starts to talk
trash. Tawney ends up slapping Corrie who tackles her sister to the ground. They have a brief fight until RCW officials are
on the scene to seperate them.
Tara Townsend defeated Corrie England by disqualification at 3:01
-not really an upset in this one because Corrie was in such a foul mood from her altercation with her sister that she
refused to heed the referee's warnings. Kenny Jay ended up disqualifying England for refusing to break a hair pull (standing
on her opponents hair and pulling up on the arms).
Tawney England returned quickly to the ring and clotheslined her sister forcing her to release
the hold on Townsend. Again the two sisters went at it. Tawney whipped her sister to the buckle but telegraphed a backbody
drop and paid for it with a high knee to the face. Corrie then tried to put on an STF, but her sister blocked it and the two
ended up rolling out of the ring. They exchanged slaps and punches while rolling on the ground until again officials were
on the scene to break it up.
Riki Chosu defeated Dick Slater by pinfall after a lariat at 6:11
-Choshu controlled early, but Slater made a comeback thanks to some well timed cheating. He continued to choke Choshu
over the top rope, rake his forehead across the top strand, and use a boot choke while arguing with referee Buddy Lane. From
the back came Larry Hennig, and this caused Slater to turn and run, thinking of trying to get out of the
ring. Choshu then caught him with a side kick. The Oriental star then threw Slater to the floor, and in turn about is fair
play, distracted the referee while Larry Hennig punished Slater with a couple of punches. Slater fled back into the ring and
right into Choshu's finisher.
Choshu and Hennig share a handshake inside the ring.
Larry Hennig says that the 6th Anniversary show is his last chance to get revenge on Salter, and that
he doesn't want to face his son Curt at the holidays...at this point Larry has to turn his back to the mic. He's choking up,
thinking of his son being bloodied at the hands of Slater. When Hennig turns around though all emotions are replaced by one,
anger. He screams that he and Slater will settle this one on one at the 6th Anniversary show, in a streetfight. He vows to
send Slater home to Texas in a dozen ice cream pails.
Jerry Blackwell defeated Kelly Kiniski (/w Gene Kiniski) by pinfall after a splash at 8:42
-a good showing for Kelly but Blackwell is just too much for him.
After Blackwell leaves Gene consoles his son in the middle of the ring.
They are then attacked by the Angel of Death and Iron Mike Sharpe. Nick Kiniski comes out and joins his family in beating
back the villanous duo. Then from the back comes Bobby Duncum and he begins to beat on the Kiniski family too. It's a six
man brawl. Marty Goldstein comes out and tells them all to stop it or they will be suspended. When they refuse to stop he
tells them that they can settle it as a six-man tag match at the 6th Anniversary show. With this announcement the brawlers
allow the RCW officials to step between them and break it up.
[end of first hour]
Bobby Duncum defeated Chris Basset by pinfall after a bulldog at 1:56
Chris Lyon defeated Brad Rheinghans by submission to the Boston crab at 11:45
-long, back and forth match. Lyon though won clean and goes into his match against Tod Hestrerey with some momentum on
Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer defeated Bob Backlund & David Schultz by disqualification when Backlund
was dq'd at 12:53
-Backlund and Schultz still looking for a bit of revenge for the beating they took from the tag champions as orchestrated
a few weeks back by Jerry Blackwell. They also put their friendship to the test as the two will face each other for the RCW
Heavyweight title at the 6th Anniversary show.
Schultz and Backlund controlled most of the early goings of the match, before the tables turned. Backlund found himself
in a world of trouble spending the last 4 minutes of the match caught on the wrong side of town. Schultz kept trying to help
him but each time ref George Gadasky would force him out of the ring, and this of course allowed the tag champs to double
team Backlund. The fans jeered, although it was tough to tell whether it was the ref, the cheating champs, or Schultz's stupidity
they were jeering. Finally Schultz could take no more and he jumped off the ring apron. Just at that time Backlund from his
knees hoisted Masked Superstar into a fireman's carry and muscled his way over to the corner for a tag. But Schultz wasn't
there, he had gone to the announce table and grabbed the Heavyweight belt.
Destroyer entered the ring and tried to go help his tag partner, but Gadasky cut him off and escorted him out. While
he was distracted Schultz entered the ring with Backlund's title and ~waffled~ Masked Superstar in the head with belt. Backlund
propped himself up in the corner and objected to his tag partner's actions. Schultz seemed flustered and handed Backlund the
Referee Gadasky now came onto the scene. Seeing Masked Superstar lying there knocked out and Backlund holding the belt,
Gadasky motioned at Backlund asking if he hit him with the title belt. Backlund nodded yes and a stuneed Schultz watched as
Gadasky called for the bell.
The official announcement was that Backlund was disqualified for hitting Masked Superstar with the title belt. Although
the fans jeered the announcement, Dr D and Backlund left the ring together.
Promo; 6th Anniversary show
Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg Manitoba
December 19th, 1985
Main Event - Friend v Friend?
RCW Heavyweight Title Match
Bob Backlund (champion) v Dr. D David Schultz
Semi-Main Event - Finally the tag match of the decade comes together!!
RCW Tag Team Title Match
Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer (champions)
Fabulous Ones: Stan Lane & Steve Keirn
RCW Television Title Match - Special "secret" match stipulations
Tod Hestrerey (champion) v Chris Lyon
Loser Leaves Town Match
Jumpin' Jim Brunzell v Jerry Blackwell
Guest appearance from the Orient
Riki Choshu v Ben Bassarab
Canadian Women's Title Match
Tawney England v Corrie England
Larry Hennig v Dick Slater
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Kelly, Nick, & Gene Kiniski
Angel of Death, Iron Mike Sharpe, & Bobby Duncum
That's it for the last regular edition of River City Wrestling for 1985
See ya at the 6th Anniversary Spectacular on December 19th !!