September 20, 1986
River City Wrestling #253
Chris Markoff & Randy Orton defeated Jeff Gillies & Shawn Cummings by pinfall when Markoff pinned Gillies
after a hotshot at 5:02
Markoff and Orton are steaming mad. They have been in RCW for two weeks already, have won two straight
matches but still don't have a title shot. Markoff says all Canadians and Americans are brain dead from watching too much
boob tube. Orton goes off on a tangent about how no one wants to recognize him as being from the greatest family in wrestling
history. His legacy alone should cause doors to open for him, but instead all he gets is doors closed in his face. Ron Strong
ends the interview by calling them delusional.
Promo: Featured videos tonight on Good Rockin' Tonite are,
"Stuck With You" Huey Lewis, "Walk This Way" Run D.M.C., "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" Glass Tiger, "Heartbeat" Don
Johnson, and "Heaven In Your Eyes" Loverboy.
The Destroyer defeated Two Rivers Running by pinfall after a flying crucifix at 3:45
-during the match Steve Disalvo came out to ringside to scout it. This cost the Destroyer some momentum he had built
up, but he quickly grabbed the advantage back and had no problems taking out his opponent. When he looked up after the win
Disalvo, with title belt in hand, had his back turned and was walking to the back.
Destroyer is interviewed and says that Disalvo must be smarter then he thought. Its a good move to scout
out potential opponents. However, he says if the purpose was to intimidate him then he doesn't know him very well at all.
Destroyer says he has wrestled too much in RCW to be intimidated by anyone, no matter how big and strong they are.
Attention is then turned towards the debacle at the end of the show last week. Destroyer is asked his opinion, and after
hanging his head, a slight pause and a big sigh he reluctantly gives his opinion. Destroyer says it comes down to what you
believe in, justice or law and order. Himself he says that without laws then can be no justice in the long term. He feels
that the original referee's decision, Buddy Lane's decision to call it a disqualification while perhaps not just, nor what
the fans want, is the right call. However, Destroyer ends it by saying that he is still pulling for Bob Backlund 100%.
Reminder that next week is the annual #1 contenders over the top Battle Royale.
Candi Devine defeated Shelly Salter by pinfall after a DDT at 6:15
-decent enough match but Devine is temporarily anyway out of the Women's title picture
Candi Devine is interviewed and says that it doesn't matter to her who ends up holding the women's title,
her arch nemesis Sherri Martel, or a women she respects very much Misty Blue Simmes. Either way she is waiting in the wings
for a title shot. The interview then turns to recounting a painful memory for Candi. A couple years ago she suffered a very
nasty injury when she and her opponent Amy Monroe collided head to head in a monkeyflip. Devine says she had to have major
reconstructive surgery on her jaw, and she almost died from loss of blood. She considered quitting wrestling but came back
to the sport she loved to perform in front of her loyal fans.
Dirty Dick Slater sends in a promo asking fans if they remember him from when he butchered Larry Hennig
after he butchered his son Curt in Oregon. Well he's coming back, but only for one night at the Battle Royale. He has no intentions
of sticking around the indred hillbillies that pay to watch River City Wrestling.
Phillip Navarre defeated Great Gama by countout when Gama left the premises rather then face a certain loss at
-Navarre controlled most of the match except for a few flurries of cheating by the East Indian.
Phiilip Navarre expresses his disgust with the cowardice of Gama. Great Gama actually
comes out to confront Navarre calling him a coward. Navarre says he didn't call Gama a coward, he said that his actions in
that match were cowardly. Gama though is mad and says he will prove he is no coward. He challenges Navare to a no disqualification
match, which Navarre accepts. Ron Strong says that match will have to take place in two weeks, as next week's card is already
filled up by the Battle Royale and other matches already signed.
On tonight's evening news;
-Possible progress in United States-USSR negotiations over reporter Nicholas Daniloff. United States demands linked to
upcoming summit, put forward by Secretary of State George Shultz to foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze
-Status of Anatoly Karpov-Gary Kasparov world chess championship
-Background to upcoming Iranian arms smuggling trial here in which Israel is implicated with defendents Samuel Evans
-Marshall Zolp's alleged bilking of investors like Frank Vevra through dummy company, Laser Arms Corp., with self-chilling
-Impact on athletes of NCAA's new regulation setting minimum academic standards necessary for participation in college
[end of first hour]
Marty Goldstein comes to the ring with Buddy Lane. It's obvious that while Goldstein
doesn't like it there isn't much he can do about it. So he announces that under RCW rules, the official of record, in last
week's title bout that was Buddy Lane, his rule is final. So the result of last week's match is that Steve Disalvo was disqualified
and will retain his title. This brings out a chorus of jeers from the crowd.
It also brings out a smug looking Steve Disalvo with Lisa Caress and the Heavyweight title. Disalvo
basically tells Goldstein he is powerless, then asks if Goldstein has shared the other news with the fans yet. Goldstein just
looks disgusted as Disalvo tells the viewers that Bob Backlund has reinjured his back last week and will not be available
for a title rematch for several weeks. Disalvo then tells Goldstein that because there is no new #1 contender until next week's
battle royale he has decided to show the fans he is a fighting champ and put the title on the line right now against a guy
he has been watching the past couple weeks and is very impressed with; Moe Malone.
RCW Heavyweight Title Match
Steve Disalvo (/w Lisa Caress) v Moe Malone
Malone actually does a decent job in this match, power versus power he actually has Disalvo matched. So the champ resorts
to cheating, choking, and outside interference by Lisa Caress to control the match. With this added edge the young powerlifter
turned wrestler doesn't stand a chance.
Steve Disalvo defeated Moe Malone after a running clothesline at 7:01
[Steve Disalvo retains the RCW Heavyweight Title]
Just a reminder that the most hated wrestler today, the Russian Nightmare, Nikita Koloff is coming for next week's Battle
Royale, and is also signed for singles action that night.
Just a reminder that Superstar Billy Graham makes his return to River City Wrestling at next week's Battle Royale. He
too is also signed for singles action. He gets a long awaited rematch against Chris Lyon!!
"Dallas" returns for a new season this coming Frid
ay, September 26th with "Return to Camelot".
As Bobby emerges from the shower in Pam's house, she discovers how long her dream was and she can't believe he's not
dead. J.R. makes a promise to Mandy to get Sue Ellen off Southfork. Ewing Oil and other companies face a crisis caused by
OPEC policies. Ray wants to start his own business. Pam and Bobby go ahead with their plans to marry, which makes J.R. and
Cliff angry. Cliff steals a business idea from Jamie and then presents it as his own. J.R. tells Bobby they need to get rid
RCW Television Title Match
Ben Bassarab defeated Manny Silva by pinfall at 8:10
[Ben Bassarab retains the RCW TV title]
Silva started this match very strongly going right after the smaller Bassarab. He backed him into a corner and peppered
him with bodyshots. He then choked him, standing on the lower turnbuckles for extra leverage. Referee Jurgen Hermann was his
usal lenient, incompetent self. Silva worked some reverse chinlocks with lots of extra headslaps, and knees to the back for
good measure. Finally Bassarab managed to fight his way back into this match, but after some good aerial moves he tried for
his crossbody block, but Silva caught him and powerslammed him to the mat. Silva covered for a 2 count. The challenger then
tried for his finisher Wheelbarrow suplex, but his foot must have slipped on something as his feet slipped out from underneath
him as he lifted the champ into the air. Bassarab landed hard on Silva, possibly knocking his head off the mat or knocking
the wind from him, because he got the easy and fluke cover 1, 2, 3.
Manny Silva was livid. Ron Strong tried to interview him but he scared Strong away. He then chased off
the camera man from behind the tripod. With the camera set still he went on a tangent about Bassarab getting a fluke victory
because some redneck Edmonton fan threw a piece of popcorn or ice into the ring causing him to slip. He says Bassarab is nothing
but a fluke champion, and that was nothing but a cheap, fluke victory.
"The Facts of Life" returns for its 8th season next Saturday night September 27th with "Out of Peekskill".
Mrs. Garrett must decided between her two loves, the girls or Bruce, a man she falls for and who asks her to go to Africa
Dan Kroffat & Brady Boone came down to the ring first for their title shot against The Longriders.
But before the match could start Chris Lyon & Kid Gallahad came out of the stands and attacked the challengers
with no provocation. By the time help came Kroffat and Boone were already pretty badly beaten. After a short break it was
decided to postpone the Kroffat and Boone title shot until they had a fair chance to compete.
With no challengers in sight the fans jeered as it looked like there would be no main event. The Longriders
were in the ring now with Marty Goldstein who refused to allow Lyon & Gallahad to earn another shot at
the champions under these conditions despite the Longriders wanting to tear them apart.
From the back came Chris Markoff & Barry Orton looking like the cat who swallowed the canary. They
were in the right spot at the right time and Goldstein seized the opportunity to give them a title shot.
RCW Tag Title Match
The Longriders (champions) v Chris Markoff & Barry Orton
The 'riders started off strong against Orton isolating him for the first couple minutes of the match. Markoff eventually
tagged in then started to play "hard to get". By the time he locked up Orton had recovered enough to grab the feet of Wild
Bill and allow Markoff to hit a clothesline. Now it was the challengers turn to isolate an opponent and they worked him over
through several tags. They raked his head across the top rope, used the tag rope to choke him, and nailed him with thumbs
to the eyes and throat. Finally Wild Bill was able to tag out after ducking away from a double team. Scott Hogg took
the hot tag and worked over both his opponents. He then came off the far ropes, but Markoff standing on the apron lowered
the top rope sending Hogg flipping over to the floor below. It looked like the challengers would win by countout but Markoff
rolled Hogg back inside to avoid that outcome. Orton worked a sleeperhold that he kept cheating down, making it a chokehold.
Then Markoff tagged in and twice hit Hogg with that taped thumb to the throat. Finally Wild Bill could take it no longer,
entering the ring and going after the challengers. He refused to listen to any of Buddy Lane's instructions to leave the ring,
and then after a quick 5 count was disqualified.
Chris Markoff & Barry Orton defeated The Longriders by disqualification for double teaming at 7:40
[The Longriders retain the RCW Tag Team Titles]
The four man brawl continued after the bell and after we went off the air.
That's it for another edition of River City Wrestling.
See ya next week!!!