WCCW 06-25-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 25, 1983 (taped 06/17)

Attendance: 21,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will lose his hair and his dignity? Will either David or Garvin become Texas champion? And who will join me in bringing this historical episode to you, the loyal RSG faithful?

John Riggins—Super Bowl XVII MVP! What a unique and pleasant surprise! Welcome aboard! All the ‘rasslers in WCCW are tough SOBs.

Opening montage.

Match 1 (six-man): “Gentleman” Chris Adams, Chavo Guerrero, & Jose Lothario versus “Wild” Bill Irwin, the Mongol, & Fishman (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)


Rating: **

Summary: Lots of action, and Guerrero continues to shine in WCCW.

Following a commercial break, Marc Lowrance interviews the Freebirds back in the locker room. While highlights of both Parsons and Roberts losing chunks of hair are shown, Roberts strongly intends to change Parsons into “Mr. B” as in bald. Hayes then sells the Freebird hair cream like it should be marketed at your local Piggly Wiggly.

Match 2 for the NWA Texas title (vacant): David Von Erich versus “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin (w/ Sunshine)


Rating: *½

Summary: Wiley and clever heel shenanigans helped Garvin to regain the Texas title much to the chagrin of the Dallas faithful.

Following a commercial break, Lowrance announces that due to Sunshine’s actions, the Texas title will be held up once again. Garvin protests but to no avail.

Match 3 (hair): “Iceman” King Parsons versus Buddy Roberts


Rating: ***

Summary: Although Roberts cheated to win, he ultimately lost the battle of hair. He did a great job of selling prior to stealing the victory however.

Afterward, Hayes rescues his fellow Freebird and brawls with Parsons in the ring. When Parsons retrieves the hair cream, Hayes bolts out of the ring quicker than a politician being caught in a brothel.

Conclusion: One of the most famous hair matches in wrestling history occurred, and Roberts got the worst of it. Although Garvin cheated to win the title, Sunshine’s shenanigans didn’t pay off in front of NWA officials. Without question, find the time to watch this episode.

Thanks for stopping by, John. Be careful, and don’t run into any Cowboys.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 07-02-83!

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