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WCCW 01-12-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

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

Attendance: 20,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Kevin fare in a lumberjack match against Adams? Will the Midnight Express make a name for themselves at the expense of the Fantastics? And who will join me in this journey of an episode?

Carla! Great to see you. I hope your quest into WCCW is enjoyable. After all, you’re young and have a lot to say.

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, the Haynes/Mike versus Hernandez/Jake match from last week airs. Mercer emphasizes Mike’s use of the Iron claw as he follows in the Von Erich tradition.

Match 1: “Iceman” King Parsons versus the “Crippler” Rip Oliver


Rating: **½

Summary: Parsons gave Oliver credibility with his selling, and Oliver’s heel tactics enabled the Dallas faithful to dislike him immediately.

Match 2 for the NWA American tag team titles: The Fantastics (champions) versus the Midnight Express (w/ Jim Cornette)


Rating: ***

Summary: Excellent tag team work by the Midnight Express, but the Fantastics used intelligence to single out Eaton for the pin. Speaking of intelligence, Margie, do you have any input?

Absolutely, Margie! It helps to have a healthy appetite for your work. Stay hungry!

After the match, Cornette throws an unbelievable tantrum to Lubich about trunk-pulling. I mean, he PITCHED A FIT!

Following a commercial break, we revisit the tale of a friendship gone awry between Chris Adams and Kevin.

Match 3 (lumberjack): Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Gary Hart)


Rating: **½

Summary: Good gimmick match where Kevin avenged all of Adams’ chicanery to win the feud.

After the match, Kevin applies an Iron claw, but Hart enters the ring to intervene. Kevin pummels him in the corner until Adams removes Hart’s boot and CREAMS Kevin’s corn. Mike joins the fray and sends Adams scurrying. Kevin and Mike celebrate the victory to thrill the Dallas faithful.

Conclusion: Exciting show as the Fantastics retained their titles while Kevin gave Adams an unwelcome Christmas present in the form of defeat. What are your thoughts, Louden?

That’s awesome, Louden! Just don’t lose sight of Carla in the process. She’s crazy for you.

1985 is upon us, and WCCW looks to keep the momentum going. Let’s hope it’s as enjoyable as some of the fun within 1984 has been.

Next week, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair defends the NWA World title against Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 1984: A Year in Review!

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