Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: April 26, 1986 (taped 04/18)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry and Parsons defeat Rude and Hayes? Will Lance get the better of Tatum? How will the Von Erichs and Brody fare against the Freebirds and Kabuki? How do you feel about Texas ‘rasslin’, Al?
Match 1: Kabuki (w/ Michael Hayes) versus Mark Youngblood
Summary: Youngblood had the match in hand until Kabuki silenced him.
After the match, Kabuki refuses to release the hold, and Hayes initially does nothing. Soon after, Hayes urges him to stop. Perhaps Hayes, as a manager, isn’t a bad idea.
We head to Fort Worth where Tatum interrupts a Sunshine interview. Suddenly, Missy spins Sunshine around and assaults her with a pie in the face. How dastardly! Tatum holds Sunshine so that Missy can slap her silly. To rescue his valet, Missing Link arrives and chases off Tatum and Missy. Without question, this was payback from the French fries incident. How will these two settle this war?
Returning to Fort Worth, the Freebirds along with Kabuki brutalize Brody. As Roberts removes his boot, he hands it to Gordy who bludgeons Brody with it. Lance tries to intervene, but Kabuki lays him out with a thrust kick. As expected, Brody is BUSTED OPEN! When Kevin and Lance bring chairs into the ring, the heels scatter like flies. Referees Lubich and Pulley assist Brody back to the locker room. Thanks to the Freebrids, the Von Erichs will be down a man.
Match 2: Kevin and Lance Von Erich versus the Freebirds & Kabuki (w/ Buddy “Jack” Roberts)
Summary: You had to expect Brody to return to avenge getting bloodied by the Freebirds.
Following the match, Brody and the Von Erichs clear the ring, and a maniacal Brody hasn’t had enough.
Prior to the next match, Sunshine arrives and grabs the microphone. She promises to alter Missy’s appearance in the MUD on May 4 and refers to her as “Souie Pig.” HA!
Match 3: “Hollywood” John Tatum (w/ Missy Hyatt) versus Lance Von Erich
Summary: Too short to rate, but Missy helped Tatum continue his winning streak as a singles competitor.
Afterward, Hazzard approaches ringside to consult Bronko Lubich. When Lubich questions Missy about her involvement, Tatum harshly shoves him down. In turn, Lubich reverses the decision to the delight of the Dallas faithful.
Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & “Iceman” King Parsons versus “Ravishing” Rick Rude & Michael “P.S.” Hayes (w/ Percy Pringle)
Summary: Another hot main event as Rude and Parsons get inserted the Von Erich-Freebird war if only briefly.
After the match, Rude hammers Kerry with the World title belt, and Hayes whips Kerry with his World six-man title belt. Lance storms the ring to chase off the heels while he and Parsons check on the fallen Kerry.
Conclusion: The DQ finish to the main event makes sense as it reinforces the strap stipulation to the Six-Man title match on May 4. Missy inserting herself to enable Tatum to beat Lance shows some vulnerability to the Von Erich “cousin.” That is until the unnecessary Dusty finish. Nonetheless, crazy, bloodied Brody returning to wreak havoc upon the Freebirds generates a ton of excitement and never gets old.
How could I forget Missy’s vicious assault upon Sunshine? Hate to say it, but that was sweet revenge, pun intended. They’re on a one-way journey to the mud at Texas Stadium.
Oh, and before I sign off, where THE FUCK is “Gentleman” Chris Adams? C’mon, WCWA!
Next week, Brody and Link square off against Gordy and Kabuki!
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 05-03-86!
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