WCCW 02-25-84

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 25, 1984 (taped 02/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams defeat Roberts? Will Parsons figure out a way to beat Link? Leilani Kai faces a tough challenge from Penny Mitchell, but will she win? And who will join me this week for another great episode?

Mr. Loudon! What a surprise! I didn’t know folks in Vermont knew about WCCW. You must get some of the 50,000 kW radio signals from New York City. All hail radio!

Opening montage.

Due to the passing of their brother, neither Kerry nor Kevin Von Erich will wrestle on tonight’s card.

Match 1: Kamala (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Friday) versus George Weingeroff


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Kamala.

Match 2: Kelly Kiniski versus Tom Renesto


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for Kelly.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kelly at ringside. While he tips his hat to the fallen David Von Erich, Kelly introduces his father, Gene. In case you didn’t know, Gene and Fritz Von Erich were friends outside of the ring. Regardless, Gene promotes his son’s strong work ethic. On the exchange market in 1984, that would mean he’d have to give approximately 130%.

Match 3: Penny Mitchell versus Leilani Kai


Rating: *½

Summary: Somewhat boring old school match with some well-executed maneuvers.

Match 4: “Iceman” King Parsons versus the Missing Link (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)


Rating: *

Summary: In my estimation, they were going through the motions before the eventual DQ finish.

After the match, Parsons delivers a butt butt to Kamala and escapes before he would succumb to a 3-on-1 disadvantage.

Match 5 (non-title): NWA American champion “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Sunshine) versus Buddy Roberts


Rating: **

Summary: Good back-and-forth action with Adams’ use of psychology to gain victory.

After the match, “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin hits the ring to attack Adams while Precious takes down an unsuspecting Sunshine. A brief catfight breaks out before Garvin urges Precious to vacate the ring immediately. SNEAKY!

Next week’s show is a tribute to the late David Von Erich, so I’ll skip to the 3/10 episode. However, if you’ve never seen David versus Harley Race before, the tribute show has a clip of one of their matches and is a must-see.

Conclusion: Although Adams was victorious over Roberts, Garvin ensured Adams didn’t forget who he was. Parsons earned a win over Link thanks to the nefarious intrusion of Kamala. In the meantime, Mitchell survived the onslaught by Kai while Kamala and Kiniski each won a match.

This episode is intriguing due to the lack of any Von Erich presence whatsoever. Honestly, I’m glad WCCW’s roster was deep enough not to put on a lackluster show without its main heroes. Care to interject, Mr. Loudon?

Thanks, Dr. Hartley. Both of your shows were very funny.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 03-10-84!

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