Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: June 29, 1985 (taped 06/14)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry and Kabuki beat the undefeated Dynamic Duo? What’s Parsons’ side of the story about Mike? And who will join me for this never-say-die episode?
Sloth! Thanks for joining us! Now that you’re here, the Goonies are good enough to start this reflection.
From Ft. Worth, Gino cuts a promo on Kevin about that “stupid” car. Kevin approaches the ring and brawls with him.
Match 1 (non-title): NWA Texas champion the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez versus Kevin Von Erich
Summary: Merely a brawl to continue the Von Erich/Dynamic Duo feud. The blade job by Manning was either awesome or unnecessarily gruesome depending on your mileage.
After the match, Kevin tosses Adams to the concrete floor, yet Adams throws a chair into the ring. Kevin grabs it but misses Adams with a chair shot. Gino grabs an extension cord while Adams holds the Texas belt. As Kevin and Gino fight, Adams whips Kerry with the belt. To punctuate the segment, Adams tells us that he “(hates) the Von Erichs.” Good to know. I’d hate to think how you’d treat them if you actually liked them. Nevertheless, the Dynamic Duo re-enter the ring, and Gino challenges them to a match with ANY stipulation. Be careful what you ask for, gentlemen. Spectacular segment that adds ½* to the match.
Care to add something, Mouth?
Sorry, Mouth, I got nothing to add for that one.
Parsons cuts a promo on “Killer” Tim Brooks, One Man Gang, and Gary Hart. According to him, Mike Von Erich nailed Brooks so hard in “Detroit” that he separated his own shoulder. He takes responsibility and wants to avenge Mike’s injury no matter how it happened.
Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus Jack Victory
Summary: Showcase match for Parsons.
Match 3: The Dynamic Duo versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Kabuki (w/ Sunshine)
Summary: HOT main event with a solid heat segment, explosive offense from both Adams and Kabuki, and a smart finish. Also, the Dynamic Duo is no longer undefeated.
After the match, Kerry grabs the microphone, touts his victory, predicts victory on 7/4, and threatens to destroy Gino’s Corvette. Gino charges but gets backdropped. While Adams superkicks Kerry, he also superkicks Kabuki with Gino’s help. The teams have a standoff to end the show.
Conclusion: NUCLEAR episode aimed to sell tickets to the upcoming July 4 spectacular. Gino and Adams played their parts to the highest level, and Kerry, Kevin, and Kabuki soaked up the cheers. Parsons returns to WCCW after a stint in Mid-South and partners with Mike to improve the young Von Erich’s mat acumen. What do you think, Data?
Wow, Data, you and the Goonies are serious rock’n’roll children.
Next week, Mike Von Erich shares his story about his shoulder injury.
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 07-06-85!
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