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WCCW 01-05-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 5, 1985 (taped 12/25)

Attendance: 20,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry become a 2-time NWA World champion by defeating Flair? Who will survive the elimination match and remain in WCCW? Will Mike and Haynes get squashed by Hernandez and Jake? And who will join me for this eyewitness episode?

Uh, while this episode brings some news, the actual newscast isn’t a special guest.

Thank you, John. Being in hiding as long as you are, do you know what time of year it is?

Opening montage.

Match 1 (six-man elimination): Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, Buddy “Jack” Roberts, & Chic Donovan versus the Missing Link, General Skandor Akbar, & Mr. X


Rating: NONE

Summary: For those curious, Donovan went to Georgia Championship Wrestling, Buddy and Link went to Florida, and Akbar headed to Mid-South. Since Gordy became a popular babyface due to his battles with Killer Khan, he was the obvious winner.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kerry who seeks a second title reign by beating Flair tonight.

Match 2 for the NWA World title: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (champion) versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich


Rating: ***

Summary: Since the DQ stipulation wasn’t waived this time around, Flair used it to his advantage to save his title. Extremely hot match as the Dallas faithful believed Kerry could snag another victory and title reign against Flair.

After the match, Nick Roberts gets up on the apron and confers with Manning regarding the decision.

Following another commercial break, Lowrance interviews Roberts with Manning in the ring. Nick accuses Flair of “abusing the NWA ruling.” Next, he explains that he, Crockett, and Graham consulted NWA President Bob Geigel via telephone, and a “rematch must be scheduled immediately in Texas.” Afterward, he notes that, during the rematch, should Flair get disqualified, “the title will change hands.” Manning confirms that the rematch should occur within the next couple of weeks.

A quick search reveals that Flair and Kerry battled on 1/7 in Fort Worth, 1/8 in Austin, and 1/10 in San Antonio. Two matches ended in a draw while another ended with Kerry losing by disqualification.

I don’t deny that for a second, Samuel. Let’s enlighten you during these tender years.

Match 3: The “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez & Jake “The Snake” Roberts (w/o Nickla Roberts) versus Mike Von Erich & Billy Jack Haynes (w/ Sunshine)


Rating: *½

Summary: Time and protecting Mike’s inexperience factored into the quick match.

Conclusion: Thanks to a loophole, Flair kept his title against a hungry Kerry. With all of the matches they had in 1984, it was obvious they knew what worked well between them. The newest babyface along with Mike provided some holiday glee for the Dallas faithful. Lastly, Gordy was the sole survivor of the six-man elimination match. What do you think, Rachel?

I beg to differ, Rachel. After all, he’s seen worse. You’d better be careful and watch out of the back of the property.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 01-12-85!

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