WCCW 04-16-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 16, 1983 (taped 04/01)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the battle of handcuffs? How does Flair react after his narrow victory last week? There’s a newcomer to Devastation, Inc. And who will be my special guest for this week’s reflection?

Sorry, Carol. Hopefully some ‘rasslin’ will help you during your incarceration.

Opening montage.

Similar to last week, this show emanated from the State Fair Coliseum.

As Mercer opens the program, David joins him and believes that Kevin got the “wrong end of the stick.” He then gives Sunshine an I-told-you--so about the spanking last week.

Match 1: The Mongol (w/ King Kong Bundy) versus Mike Bond


Rating: DUD

Summary: Duller than dishwater.

Sorry, Carol. It sounds like you’ll be on double-secret probation in there.

After the match, Monica Hunter interviews Bundy with the Mongol. Bundy cuts a promo on Yatsu about Mongol replacing Kabuki.

Following a commercial break, an adamant Ric Flair gives an interview after his slim victory over Kevin last week. Footage from the end of the match is shown. Afterward, Mercer interviews referees Bronko Lubich and David Manning. As they discuss “the rules,” Flair chastises Manning for his lack of authority during the match.

Match 2: King Kong Bundy versus Jose Lothario


Rating: DUD

Summary: Boring waste of time.

From the estate of General Skandor Akbar, Mercer interviews him with the Mongol, Kumar, and Friday--Kamala’s caretaker. When Mercer requests Kamala’s presence, Akbar warns people to be careful with him. He then explains that Kabuki was injured again at the hands of Yatsu, so Kamala will replace him. Next, he runs down the Von Erichs and promotes the Mongol. Kamala emerges through the woods and shoves Mercer down to end the segment.

Match 3 (handcuff): David Von Erich versus Terry Gordy (w/ Michael Hayes)


Rating: **

Summary: Bloody brawl where the handcuffs assisted in Gordy’s demise.

After the match, Manning unlocks Gordy who proceeds to handcuff David to the top rope. Hayes returns, and the Freebirds double-team David. Suddenly, “Iceman” King Parsons hits the ring to even the odds and shoo the Freebirds away.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews the Freebirds. Gordy, despite the loss, claims to be a “nasty individual” and threatens an “awful whoopin’” on the Von Erichs.

Conclusion: Unique stipulation match aside, the Von Erich-Freebird feud continues unabated. With the exception of Kamala’s introduction, the show was horrendously boring. What are your thoughts, Carol?

Not sure about your release, but I appreciate your stopping by and stay away from your demons.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 04-23-83!

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