Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: April 12, 1986 (taped 04/04)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
What happens when Kerry and Brody encounter Hayes and Gordy? Can Brown pull the upset over the World champion? Hayes and Fritz have a verbal spat, but who wins? Join the feast and let’s devour some ‘rasslin’!
Match 1: One Man Gang versus Mark Youngblood
Summary: I neglected to mention Gang’s arm psychology because it was sleep-inducing. Otherwise, this was 90% Gang warfare.
From Fort Worth, Buddy “Jack” Roberts interrupts an interview by Mike and Chris Von Erich. He refers to Mike as “cripple,” but Mike shoves him. After Roberts shoves Chris down to the mat, Mike stands up for his little brother. Hayes jumps into the ring, so that the Freebirds can double-team him.
Chris returns to the ring with a chair and WHACKS Roberts with it. As Hayes intercepts the chair, Mike creams him. Gordy enters the fray and applies an Asian spike on Mike. Next, Roberts threatens to send Chris into 1990, but Kerry storms the ring to chase them away and protect Mike.
Match 2 (non-title): WCWA World champion “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle) versus Brickhouse Brown
Summary: Pringle’s interference, albeit inadvertent, led to Brown’s demise. Interestingly, Ralph Pulley stepped out from his ring announcing duties to referee the match. I’ll bet David Manning’s on vacation.
In the studio, Mercer interviews Fritz with Hayes LIVE via satellite. Hayes insults Mike while describing the six-man match scheduled for May 4. It will be not only a lumberjack but also an elimination match. Nonetheless, he promises to retain the titles until Fritz threatens him with a leather strap. He irritates the BEJEEZUS out of Hayes who blows his top. Great segment!
Match 3: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Bruiser Brody versus Michael Hayes & Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy
Summary: Another wild main event with a continuation of the Brody-Gordy war inserted.
After the match, Kerry pounds Hayes with a discus punch, and Brody nails Gordy. Kerry tosses Hayes over the top rope, and the brawl segues to the floor to end the show.
Conclusion: With both the main event and that incinerating interview between Fritz and Hayes, the main event on May 4 is shaping up tremendously. Rude continues his winning ways as his challenger remains in the balance. Although it’s great to see Mike and Chris, their bacon remains cooked until Kerry saved the day. Gang looked strong, but where’s Kamala?
Next week, Kerry battles Hayes one-on-one!
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 04-19-86!
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