WCCW 02-26-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 26, 1983 (taped 02/18)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can the Von Erichs upend the Freebirds in a lumberjack match? Who is “the man”? A pair of newcomers arrive in WCCW. And who will be my guest for tonight’s event?

Hey, Loryn! It’s so rad that you made it!

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, Mercer interviews Bundy who states that “the man” is in the building but won’t be in his corner. He then puts over Devastation, Inc.

Match 1: King Kong Bundy versus Magic Dragon (w/ Arman Hussein)


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Bundy as Dragon barely had a chance to survive never mind win.

Mercer interviews Parsons who’s ready to manhandle Hussein. Immediately afterward, Garvin with Sunshine, in no uncertain terms, refuses the filming of his matches.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Hussein who refers to Parsons as a “possum.”

Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus Arman Hussein


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Parsons in near-record time. Truly, the Iceman cometh.

Match 3: “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin (w/ Sunshine) versus Al Madril


Rating: NONE

During a press conference, Devastation, Inc. introduced “the man” -- General Skandor Akbar. While he touts having Bundy and the injured Kabuki in his stable, Akbar also mentions Kamala’s impending debut. He then threatens harm to the Von Erich family and plugs Bundy’s “unlimited potential.” Lastly, he refuses to answer any questions. Hey! It’s supposed to be a press conference!

Match 4 (six-man/lumberjack/non-title): WCCW World Six-Man champions the Fabulous Freebirds versus David, Kevin, & Kerry Von Erich


Rating: ***½

Summary: Absolutely NUCLEAR heat for this feud. Since the Von Erichs won, they earn a title shot against the Freebirds.

After the match, Kerry lands a discus punch on Hayes while the Freebirds get booed out of the building.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews the victorious Von Erichs at ringside. They promise to win the six-man titles for the state of Texas.

Conclusion: Fantastic episode with a crowd-pleasing main event along with three debuts. What did you think, Loryn?

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 03-05-83!

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