WCCW 06-11-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 11, 1983 (taped 05/27)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the eight-man elimination match? Can Adams topple Yatsu? What are the Freebirds doing by the pool? And who or what could impact us with tonight’s reflection?

Oh, shit! It’s The Day After! Everyone to your bomb shelters immediately!

Opening montage.

Match 1: “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus Tola Yatsu (w/ Arman Hussein)


Rating: ***

Summary: Although Kevin may get a lot of credit for being the most athletic wrestler in the territory, Adams brings a tremendous repertoire and enthusiasm that makes his matches stand out in WCCW.

At the swimming pool, Mercer interviews the Freebirds. While Roberts has traded in the scissors for some hair removal cream, he cuts a promo on Parsons. Gordy then gives salutations to his mother, hopes the mystery man will be a good choice, and dives into the pool. While Hayes claims that Andre the Giant will be in Puerto Rico, he proclaims that Dusty Rhodes “is too fat.” OUCH! He then cuts a promo on Kerry and yells about Fritz’s unwillingness to leave retirement. Great promo.

Match 2: The Mongol (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus Kenny Johnson


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Mongol.

Following the match, Mercer interviews Akbar at ringside with Mongol. Akbar states that Kamala will face three wrestlers at the extravaganza. Suddenly, Hayes paces in front of the camera and questions the validity of Brody’s involvement. Hayes then claims that Brody will be in Japan, but Mercer refutes it.

Next, Mercer interviews Kevin at the broadcast table and describes the stipulations for the World title match at the extravaganza—no-over-the-top-rope-disqualifications and a Flair DQ = title change. Kevin then guarantees his victory for the World title, and the replay of Flair’s post-match interview at the 4/1 show airs.

Match 3 (eight-man/elimination): Kevin, David, Kerry Von Erich, & “Iceman” King Parsons versus the Freebirds & “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin (w/ Sunshine)


Rating: ***

Summary: Steaming hot match with bell-to-bell action and a vociferous crowd. Great work, gentlemen!

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews the Von Erichs. While David’s excited to face Garvin for the Texas title at the extravaganza, Kerry claims he and Brody will become American tag team champions. Not to be outdone, Kevin’s ready to become World champion.

Conclusion: With a solid opener plus a great main event, this show’s a no-brainer to recommend.

Thanks, Batman!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 06-18-83!

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