WCCW 07-02-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 2, 1983 (taped 06/17)

Attendance: 21,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin win the NWA World title? Will the Freebirds retain the American tag titles against Kerry and Brody? And who will help me celebrate a championship edition of WCCW?

Julius Erving...what an honor! Glad you could join us.

Opening montage.

Match 1 (handicap): Kamala (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Friday) versus Arman Hussain, Tola Yatsu, & Mike Bond


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for the Ugandan giant.

After the match, Kamala splashes Bond again, so Brody storms to the ring and knocks down both Akbar and Kamala. Officials retrain Brody while Akbar and Friday do the same for Kamala. Brody then carries Bond over his shoulder back to the babyface locker room.

Backstage, Marc Lowrance interviews Brody who answers the call from Kerry to challenge the Freebirds.

Match 2 for the NWA World title: Harley Race (champion) versus Kevin Von Erich


Rating: ***

Summary: The story of the one-armed man trying to win a championship never results in a happy ending. Same is the case here. Despite the story, Kevin held his own very well with Race.

After the match, David continues to attack Race until officials pry him away. With the World title belt in hand, David demands a title shot. After informing Race that if he can’t beat him, he’ll “quit wrestling,” David tries to WALLOP Race with the belt, but Manning shuts that shit down immediately.

Following a commercial break, Lowrance interviews Hayes about the upcoming tag title match. Hayes then cuts a scathing promo on Kerry and is worried about facing Brody. He then touts Gordy and vows to retain the titles. Great promo!

Match 3 for the NWA American tag team titles: The Freebirds (champions w/o Buddy Roberts) versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Bruiser Brody


Rating: **

Summary: Historical victory as Brody played a significant role in removing the titles from the Freebirds.

Conclusion: You don’t need a ticket or my advice to check out this episode. Host a party and cue this show up for all to see.

Thanks for stopping by, Julius. Glad you could bestow your championship glory upon this show.


  1. Giant Baba defeated King Kong Bundy.
  2. Ted DiBiase and Jumbo Tsuruta battled to a draw.
  3. Genichiro Tenryu beat Johnny Mantell.
  4. Vicki Carranza allegedly won the UWA Women’s title by defeating Lola Gonzales.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 07-09-83!

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