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WCCW 02-01-86

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 1, 1986 (taped 01/24)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Marc Lowrance

Can Kerry defeat Gordy, or will the Freebirds get in his way? How will Tatum perform being stuck in Missy’s doghouse? What’s the latest on the Dynamic Duo? Get comfortable, and let’s enjoy some Texas ‘rasslin’.

Opening montage.

Match 1 (hair cream): “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez


Rating: **

Summary: If only this was the start of something good…

After the match, Adams writhes in pain as Hazzard removes his shirt to wipe Adams’ face as the Fort Worth faithful boo Hernandez out of the Tarrant County Convention Center.

Back at the Sportatorium, Mercer interviews Rude with Pringle. Guaranteeing Rude as THE champion, Pringle claims the Von Erichs are “illiterate.” In case you’re curious, Rude’s “custom-made for the ladies of the 80s.”

Match 2 (non-title): NWA American champion “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle) versus Tommy Montana


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Rude.

Match 3: The Missing Link (w/ Sunshine) versus “Hollywood” John Tatum (w/ Missy Hyatt)


Rating: **

Summary: The distraction finish was distinctly telegraphed when the catfight occurred. On the bright side, Tatum won, so his relationship with Missy continued.

After the match, Sunshine angrily wants to chase after Missy, but referee Rick Hazzard stops her.

Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy


Rating: ***

Summary: Solid main event thanks to Gordy’s hard work.

Afterward, Gordy clotheslines Kerry and applies an Asian spike. Referee David Manning struggles but gets Kerry free from the hold. Gordy makes a second attempt but misses. As Kerry smothers him with an Iron claw, Gordy exits the ring to escape further damage.

Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts jump into the ring to hurl insults. Kerry, knowing he’s outnumbered, grabs the microphone, and calls out “Cousin Lance.” With the Dallas faithful firmly behind him, Lance appears, and the Von Erichs chase the Freebirds from the ring. Once the Freebirds scampered back to the locker room, Kerry called them “chickens.”

Conclusion: Due to their familiarity, Kerry versus Gordy is always worthwhile. In addition, the split between the Dynamic Duo has taken an ugly turn. Speaking of ugly, Link didn’t emerge victorious nor did Sunshine pummel Missy. At least Rude was delightfully smug.

Next week, Lance, along with “Iceman” King Parsons will encounter Hayes and Roberts.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 02-08-86!

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