July 19, 1986
River City Wrestling #245
Marty Goldstein starts off the show by reviewing what happened at the end of last week with Mr. Saito
attacking the ref and then Bob Backlund.
First of all Goldstein wants it made clear that this kind of action is not tolerated in RCW. Because of that, Mr. Saito
is suspended from RCW indefinetely and immediately.
Marty says to watch in the second hour of the show for an update on the status of Bob Backlund, his injured neck, and
his upcoming dream match against Bruno Sammartino.
Taped in Hollywood California, announcers David McClane & Wally George
Leilani Kai defeated Tammy Jones by pinfall after a flying crossbody block at 6:52
-very even match but Kai pulled it off
To the hit song "Let's Go All the Way" by Sly Fox we get clips of the sexy celebrity managers for wrestling
summit 3; Elvira, Vanity, Lynda Wiesmeier, Uschi Digard, and Jenilee Harrison.
More promos for G.L.O.W. wrestling and Elvira's Midnight Madness.
North American Women's Title Match
Misty Blue Simmes defeated Hollywood by disqualification for use of a foreign object at 8:05
[Misty Blue Simmes retains the North American Women's Title]
-vicious match, went back and forth, in and out of the ring. Hollywood tried to get away with sprayign hairspray into
the eyes of Simmes but the ref caught it and called for the DQ. Of course afterward Hollywood laid the boots to Simmes until
she was resuced by Tammy Jones.
Hollywood says she is coming to Edmonton next week and will take the North American title from Simmes,
and bring it back down south where she will change its name to the Hollywood Women's Championship.
Chris Lyon defeated Robbie Royce by submission to the Boston crab at 3:00
-Lyon was vicious and unrelenting.. Taking an early advantage then hitting a kneedrop to the back from the top buckle,
followed by a slingshot suplex and then the Boston crab. He flirted with DQ after the match waiting until the last possible
second before releasing the hold.
The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering send in a promo. They say they have played a powercard on RCW management
and forced the match at WS3 to be for the RCW tag titles. Ellering says that before any RCW fans get all excited and cash
their welfare cheques for tickets, make it known that the Road Warriors have no intention of returning to RCW with the belts.
They will simply take them with them and sell them at the nearest pawn shop. The Road Warrirors insist they will not consider
it a win unless not only do they leave the city with their titles, but they also leave with the heads of the Longriders in
their duffle bags.
Manny Silva defeated Brady Boone by pinfall after a piledriver at 11:10
-Silva started strong with a knee to the gut, followed by a series of forearms to the back driving Boone to the mat.
A pair of clotheslines followed by a full nelson and an abdominal stretch wore down the smaller Boone. Finally Boone got some
distance to work with and came off the ropes with a butt bump. He whipped Silva to the buckle, monkey flipped him out, climbed
to the top rope and splashed on top of him for a 2 count. Boone worked a series of spinning armbars, until Silva clotheslined
him out of his boots. Silva went to work with stomps, a camel clutch, and a pair of backbreakers. He went for a bearhug submission
but couldn't get it. Boone fought out with fists, nailed a pair of dropkicks, but when he flipped off the top buckle Silva
caught him in mid-air and powerslammed him to the mat. Silva nailed a belly to belly, and looked like he was going to finish
the match with his traditional wheelbarrow suplex but instead he changed tactics. As he set up the piledriver he looked into
the camera and said "this one's for you Vachon".
Manny Silva is extremely mad that he gets no respect here in RCW. First it was Jimmy Snuka trying to
steal the spotlight, then it was the announcers refusing to call him Mad Dog, and now its Vachon's beef with him over the
use of the nickname. Silva says there is only one way you get respect from someone in this world; you beat it into them, and
thats what he is going to do to Vachon.
Promo: On tonight's Evening News
- Impact of continued heat wave examined. Cincinnati's emergency measures as heat wave continues.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sanitation workers reported resuming duties under back-to-work court order
- Economic dependence of Bolivia on coca industry and Bolivian populace's criticism of United States military's current
role in joint venture with government, Operation Blast Furnace, aimed at eliminating cocaine manufacturing labs discussed
- USSR 's version of United States "Rambo" film character examined
[end of first hour]
Kid Gallahad comes to the ring. He says that Phillip Navarre is running around like he's the people's
champion, like he's the only one who can save us from the big bad Lex Lugar. Gallahad says Navarre is no Knight riding to
the rescue, no Superman to save the day, he's a self-serving Frenchie with delusions of grandeur. He says that Navarre should
fight for the right to meet Lex Lugar not be handed the contract, because many of the guys in the back want that shot to further
No further said then done, when Phillip Navarre comes to the ring and accepts the challenge putting his match at WS3
on the line.
Winner meets Lex Lugar at WS3
Phillip Navarre defeated Kid Gallahad by pinfall after the coup de grace at 7:14
-nothing new from these two but the bitter rivals had no feeling out stage in this match and so it started with a bang
and kept the high pace. In the end Gallahad gambled too much, Navarre took advantage, and finished the job.
Ben Bassarab & Dan Kroffat defated Steve Blackman & Great Gama by pinfall when Kroffat pinned Blackman
after a superkick at 9:40
-Gama played Ricky Morton for a good part of this match but the wiley veteran refused to be pinned. Blackman wrestled
dirty and grabbed the advantage on Kroffat, using a sideheadlock but shielding from the ref so he could use the thumb to the
throat with immunity. Bassarab got tagged in and acquitted himself well, as a champion should. He took it to Blackman who
will be his opponent at WS3 for the TV title. Blackman finally turned things around with an elbow and a standing sidekick
but he didn't realize that Kroffat had made the blind tag in, and when Blackman turned around he was nailed by Kroffat's superkick.
Bassarab blocked an incoming Gama to allow his partner to cover Blackman for an ounce of revenge.
20th Century Fox is proud to release to theatres this weekend, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley
The planet from the original movie Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue
team has impressive firepower, but is it enough?
Aliens. This time there's more.
Bob Backlund sends in a tape from his home. He is wearing a neck brace. The champ says that it is just
a precaution now, and to allow the muscle to heal, but that his temporary paralysis has passed and that it was just a "stinger".
He says it means he won't be able to train properly this week for his big match against Sammartino but that it won't stop
him from competing.
RCW Tag Team Title Match
The Longriders defeated the Kiniski Brothers (/w Lisa Caress) by pinfall when Wild Bill pinned Nick after
a superplex at 10:29
[The Longriders retain the RCW Tag Team Titles]
-the Kiniski Brothers faired pretty well but somethings became apparent during the match. Kelly just does not have the
kind of villianous side in him required for that role, and the Longriders were just too good for the Kiniski Brothers without
a whole lot of cheating.
Promo; Wrestling Summit 3 - July 26th, Edmonton AB
Dream Match - Former WWWF World Champions collide
Non-title match (the RCW title is not on the line)
* Bob Backlund v Bruno Sammartino
RCW Tag Title Match
* Longriders v Road Warriors (/w Paul Ellering)
Reunion of the Blackjacks
* Nick & Kelly Kiniski (/w Lisa Caress) v Blackjacks Lanza & Mulligan
See the young phenom from Florida that the entire industry is talking about
* Lex Lugar v Phillip Navarre
North American Women's Title Match
* Misty Blue Simmes v Hollywood
Dog Collar Match - Battle of the Mad Dogs
* Manny Silva v Mad Dog Vachon
Disalvo calls out the legend of RCW
* Destroyer v Steve Disalvo
RCW TV Title Match
* Ben Bassarab v Steve Blackman
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week for Wrestling Summit 3 !!!