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WCCW 04-19-86

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 19, 1986 (taped 04/04)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Hayes tame the wild Brody? Will the World champion continue his success? How will Lance and Link fare against Tatum and Grappler? What happens in the opener? Come on in!

Opening montage.

During the intro, Mercer had THE GALL to say that Kerry had travel problems, so Brody will substitute for him in the main event. This card happened the same night as last week.

Prior to the opening match, Mike Von Erich grabs the microphone and introduces Dr. Bill Sutker who assisted Mike in his recovery from toxic shock syndrome. Next, he wishes young Nikki Sutker a happy birthday. Aw. THIS is the perfect role for Mike.

Match 1: “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal versus Steve Simpson


Rating: **

Summary: Simpson squeaks out a victory over the wily veteran as the Dallas faithful rejoices.

In a pre-recorded interview, Hayes has “a license to manage.” He introduces the Great Kabuki as his protege and has organized a gauntlet of four wrestlers for Kabuki to defeat on May 4.

Match 2 (non-title): WCWA World champion “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle) versus Mark Youngblood


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Rude as Youngblood only had a glimmer of hope.

Prior to the next match, Tatum explains to ring announcer Marc Lowrance that Missy’s under the weather and won’t appear tonight. In disbelief, Sunshine grabs the microphone and accuses Tatum of lying. She calls out Missy RIGHT NOW. In rebuttal, Tatum claims she’s “shopping.”

Match 3: Lance Von Erich & the Missing Link (w/ Sunshine) versus “Hollywood” John Tatum & Buddy “Jack” Roberts (w/o Missy Hyatt)


Rating: **

Summary: Not a fluid tag match at all, but the Dallas faithful were behind Lance and especially Sunshine.

Match 4: Bruiser Brody versus Michael “P.S.” Hayes


Rating: DUD

Summary: The run-in by Gordy was telegraphed from the beginning.

Following the match, Gordy handcuffs Brody to the second turnbuckle. Before any chicanery can transpire, Lance jumps into the ring to shoo the ‘Birds.

Before the show leaves the air, a video airs featuring the Von Erichs and Freebirds including Hayes’ DEVASTATING LEFT HAND. Also included are Lance versus Rude and Sunshine versus Missy.

Conclusion: Brody versus Gordy looks to be quite a chaotic match at the spectacular, but the bait-and-switch of the main event is sleazy. In the meantime, Lance and Sunshine hold up their quest to carry Link during the tag team match. Rude survives an upset scare while Simpson breaks out as an up-and-comer with his upset of Regal.

Next week, Hayes and Rude encounter “Iceman” King Parsons & the returning “Gentleman” Chris Adams!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 04-26-86!

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