WCCW 02-05-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 5, 1983 (taped 01/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Kevin retain the American title against Gordy? How will David fare against the wily Checkmate? Plus, a bonus match is included. What’s better than that?

Thanks, Sarah. Enjoy the ride!

Opening montage.

Match 1: David Von Erich versus Checkmate (w/ Arman Hussein)


Rating: *½

Summary: Against a technically-savvy opponent, David used less brawling than usual to achieve victory. That’s a plus in my book.

Mercer then interviews the Freebirds at a drive-in. It looks like the Freebirds got their custom-made van from Tom Stimus, and they’re wearing matching white varsity jackets. Gordy states that after he defeats Kevin that he’ll be “one step closer to the World title.” They then leave the drive-in and the check with Mercer. HA!

Match 2: The Great Yatsu (w/ Arman Hussein) versus Brian Adias


Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for Yatsu.

Prior to the main event, Mercer interviews Kevin who isn’t worried about his title. Rather, he’s worried about “if there’s enough room for the ambulance to get Gordy out of (here).” Whoa! That’s a serious albeit subtle threat.

Match 3 for the NWA American title: Kevin Von Erich (champion w/ David Von Erich) versus Terry Gordy


Rating: **

Summary: The Freebirds collect yet another title to accompany their American and six-man tag titles.

Before the program leaves the air, Mercer interviews the NEW American champion along with Hayes, Roberts, and the Georgia state flag. Once again, any complaints about it can be filed with former President Jimmy Carter. Gordy gloats about having all but one title, yet, next week, he’ll face “Nature Boy” Ric Flair to obtain the masterpiece.

Conclusion: Gordy becomes the top wrestler in WCCW by capturing the American title. In doing so, the Freebirds are on a proverbial roll. Also, in his quest to vanquish the Freebirds, David looks sharp against Checkmate. Those matching white varsity jackets have to be seen to be believed.

Oh, yes, Sarah. If you’ve got a thirst for vampires, Check out The Hunger with Susan Sarandon and David Bowie.

TV Rating: NONE

BONUS MATCH for the NWA World title: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (champion) versus NWA American champion Terry Gordy (w/ Michael Hayes)


Rating: ***

Summary: Fantastic match as Gordy followed the Flair formula but came up just short.

Stay tuned for WCCW 02-26-83!

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