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WCCW 05-03-86

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: May 3, 1986 (taped 04/18)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Brody and Link get the better of Gordy and Kabuki? How will Kerry fare against the notorious Regal? Can Adias upset Rude and earn a title shot? We're a week away from the spectacular, so can you feel it?

Opening montage.

Match 1: Steve Simpson versus Jerry Allen


Rating: ***

Summary: Solid opener as sportsmanship superseded bloodshed, so the workrate was very strong.

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


Rating: **

Summary: It made sense that the World champion defeated a lower-level champion as it elevated both the wrestler and the championship. However, I thought Rude and Adias could do more.

We revisit highlights of the feud between Missy and Sunshine including the French fry and cream pie incidents.

Sorry, Chester.

Match 3: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal


Rating: **½

Summary: Bit of a clash of styles as Regal couldn’t handle the big brawler. It’s good to see a submission to the claw since it’s not happened on TV for a long time.

Match 4: Bruiser Brody & Missing Link (w/ Sunshine) versus Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy & Kabuki (w/ Michael P.S. Hayes)


Rating: DUD

Summary: With neither Brody nor Gordy involved, the thrill of the match left the building.

After the match, Kabuki hooks a Singapore death grip onto Link until Sunshine tosses a chair to her protege. Wisely, Kabuki and Hayes haul ass rather than deal with a crazy guy carrying a weapon.

Conclusion: Since the main event was technically a wash, we’ll forgive it. Why? Because this was an incredible go-home show for the upcoming spectacular. Kerry looked strong against Regal. Rude looked awesome going over Adias. Heck, even Simpson versus Allen was exciting.

Here’s the entire card for the 3rd annual David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions on May 4:

  1. Kabuki in a gauntlet match against Youngblood, Allen, Simpson, and perhaps another.
  2. For the Texas title, Adias will face Regal.
  3. Grappler & Tatum versus the Fantastics
  4. One Man Gang & Kamala (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus Parsons & Link
  5. Brody versus Gordy in a lights-out, barbed wire match
  6. Sunshine versus Missy Hyatt in a mud match
  7. For the World title, Rude defends against Brody.
  8. For the World Six-Man titles, the Freebirds defend against the Von Erichs in an elimination, lumberjack with straps match.

Next week, action from the spectacular! Aren’t you excited?

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 05-10-86!

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