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Clash of The Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre

Clash of the Champions V took place on February 15, 1989 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. There were 5,000 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.6 rating on TBS. This show was warm up show for the Chi-Town Rumble PPV only 5 days later.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

  • The Midnight Express defeated The Russian Assassins (Russian Assassin I & Russian Assassin II) (13:15)
  • Bobby Eaton pinned Assassin I after a Rocket Launcher
  • Butch Reed defeated Steven Casey (17:36)
  • Butch Reed pinned Casey after a shoulder tackle off the top rope.
  • Steven Casey was billed as ”undefeated” coming in to this match.
  • Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer (with Hiro Matsuda)(12:53)
  • Luger pinned the Blackmailer after a Super Plex from the top rope
  • The masked Blackmailer was Jack Victory who did double duty on the night (he was also Russian Assassin #2)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Champions Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams defeated The Fantastics (13:25)
  • Steve Williams pinned Tommy Rogers after Mike Rotunda interfered.
  • Mike Rotunda replaced Kevin Sullivan in the match, Sullivan & Williams originally won the US titles.
  • Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley (6:23)
  • Steamboat pinned Bob Bradley with a top rope cross body block
  • Steamboat's 1 year old son and wife were at ringside.
  • Rick Steiner defeated Rip Morgan (4:40)
  • Rick Steiner pinned Morgan after a belly-to-belly suplex.
  • Steiner was the reigning NWA World Television champion but the title was not on the line.
  • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors and Genichiro Tenryu fought Mike Rotunda, Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams to a double disqualification (5:53)
  • The match is declared a double disqualification when Sting, Junkyard Dog and Michael Hayes stormed the ring.
  • Sting, JYD & Hayes were originally slated to face the Road Warriors & Tenryu but were locked in by Kevin Sullivan before the match

A Ric Flair scheduled interview resulted in a Ricky Steamboat confrontation and an unscheduled in-ring, and out-of-ring, brawl, resulting in Flair losing all his clothes except his socks and trunks.

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