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WCCW 01-19-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 19, 1985 (taped 01/11)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Gordy attain greatness by winning the NWA World title? Who’s the young newcomer with the short hair and just a shred of flamboyance? Let’s find out!

Opening montage.

Match 1: Kelly Kiniski versus “Rock’n’Roll” Buck Zumhofe


Rating: *½

Summary: Showcase match for Kiniski. Methinks Zumhofe’s days in WCCW are numbered.

Match 2: The “Crippler” Rip Oliver versus Terry Daniels


Rating: *½

Summary: Showcase match for Oliver.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Haynes with Sunshine. Haynes speaks about his ill father and the name change to Billy Haynes. To clarify, Sunshine is NOT his manager if you catch my drift.

Match 3: Billy Jack Haynes (w/ Sunshine) versus Shawn Michaels


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Haynes, Better days were ahead for this Michaels bum.

Match 4 for the NWA World title: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (champion) versus Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy


Rating: ***½

Summary: Gordy came close, but Flair found a way to retain his title. Despite the match not being very scientific, it told a great story that had the Dallas faithful anxious for a Gordy victory.

After the match, the replay reveals that Flair lifted his shoulder at 2.

Conclusion: Despite the show containing ZERO Von Erichs, this episode is a no-brainer to recommend. Those who want to see the future HBK either out of curiosity or to get his butt whipped will want to witness this show. Last, but not least, Flair and Gordy went toe-to-toe where Gordy came within an eyelash of becoming World champion.

Next week, the Fantastics battle the Midnight Express and Kerry grapples with “Gentleman” Chris Adams.

On a personal note, after a grueling battle with cancer, my father passed away. May he Rest in Peace.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 01-26-85!

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