Who will participate in a captain’s match? Can Kevin, David, and Parsons earn a title shot by defeating the Freebirds in a non-title match? Will Parsons get revenge against Roberts? Let’s hope tonight’s guest doesn’t brandish a .44 Magnum.
Match 1: “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus Johnny Mantell
While Mercer plugs the upcoming Star Wars card, Adams applied a cross arm breaker.
Mantell then reversed an Irish whip and backdropped Adams.
When Mantell slammed him, Adams rebounded with a leap frog and a monkey flip.
He then hooked a flying headscissors, but Mantell countered with a belly-to-back suplex.
As a mid-ring collision occurred, two minutes remained in the match.
Adams then slammed Mantell and followed with a leg drop for 2.
After Mantell hooked an inside cradle for 2, he attempted a slam.
Unfortunately for Mantell, Adams fell atop him for 2.
With thirty seconds left, Adams catapulted Mantell head-first into the top turnbuckle.
Mantell rebounded with a somersault roll-up for 2.
When Adams hooked a sunset flip, the bell rang.
Referee Bronko Lubich ruled the bout a time-limit draw.
Summary: Decent scientific match with strong psychology.
We then revisit the Kevin-Flair match from 4/1. If you want the details, catch my reflection of the 4/9 episode here.
Prior to the main event, Parsons grabs the microphone, requests his participation in the match, and threatens to cut Roberts’ hair in retribution for last week’s fiasco.
Match 2 (captain): Buddy Roberts versus “Iceman” King Parsons
If this match took place in Chicago…
Fortunately, we’re not, so the Dallas faithful made their voices heard, and we get a rematch between Parsons and Roberts.
As Parsons rang Roberts’ bell, Roberts mounted the second turnbuckle and delivered a flying stomp for a 1-count.
Parsons rebounded with a butt butt and pinned Roberts.
Summary: Quick revenge match for Parsons.
After the match, Roberts thwarts Parsons’ attempt at retrieving his barber tools. Next, he retrieves his own scissors, but Parsons head-butts him and gains control of the scissors. He then cuts a few locks of Roberts’ hair before Roberts hightails it.
Match 3 (non-title): WCCW Six-Man tag champions the Freebirds versus “Iceman” King Parsons, David & Kevin Von Erich
As you’d expect, a pier-six brawl erupted to begin the match.
When order was restored, Kevin rammed Gordy’s head directly into Parsons’ head and knocked him for a loop.
Roberts tagged in, but Kevin applied a fireman’s carry and tagged in Parsons.
As he backdropped Roberts, Parsons tagged in David.
According to Mercer, the Texas title was held up.
David then landed a high knee to Roberts for 2.
After Roberts rebounded with a knee to the midsection, Hayes tagged in.
Gordy tagged in and hit a back elbow to David.
When David applied an Iron claw, Hayes came in only to get his own head clawed.
He then used momentum to send David to the floor and tagged in Roberts.
Shortly after, Gordy tagged in and delivered a swinging neckbreaker to David.
Roberts tagged in, mounted the second turnbuckle, but ate a shot to the midsection.
As Gordy tagged in, he prevented David from tagging out and hit a back elbow.
A false tag occurred, and the Freebirds gave further business to David. How dastardly!
After David blocked an atomic drop, he provided Gordy with one of his own.
Hayes tagged in, and the Dallas faithful LOUDLY chanted for David.
When Roberts tagged in, a mid-ring collision occurred.
Hot tag Parsons.
With all six wrestlers in the ring, Parsons backdropped Gordy.
Gordy returned the favor to Parsons, and Roberts nailed Parsons from the apron during a roll-up attempt of Gordy.
The Freebirds won.
Summary: Sizzling hot main event where the Freebirds stole one from our heroes.
Conclusion: Despite Parsons’ getting revenge for Roberts’ misdeeds, the Freebirds stood tall in a solid main event. Quite explosive, no?