WCCW 07-03-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 3, 1982 (taped 6/20)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Will Fritz win the American title in his retirement match? How will Adias fare against Irwin? Can Kerry defeat Dusek? Who will help me bring this great story to you? Let's find out!

Oh my! Not in the least, Adrienne.

Match 1: NWA American champion King Kong Bundy & NWA Brass Knuckles champion Bugsy McGraw (w/ Arman Hussein) versus Raul Castro & Sal Olivares


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Bundy and McGraw.

After the match, McGraw tosses Castro out of the ring so that Bundy can splash Olivares. GET OUT THE SPATULA! McGraw and Hussein argue afterward while Bundy tries to separate them. I smell dissension.

Sorry, Adrienne. I didn't mean for this to become a creep show.

Match 2 (non-title): NWA Texas champion "Wild" Bill Irwin versus Brian Adias


Rating: **

Summary: Perfect example of how to train a pro wrestler 101.

Match 3: The "Modern Day Warrior" Kerry Von Erich versus "Captain" Frank Dusek


Rating: *1/2

Summary: Truthfully, I expected more out of Dusek since he was de facto heel against Kerry.

Next, part 2 of Mercer's visit to H & H Enterprises continues as Gary Hart interrupts the argument between McGraw and Hussein. After a commercial break, Hart pleads for some confidentiality regarding the conversation during the break. He then argues with Mercer until Mercer excuses himself.

Match 4 for the NWA American title: (retirement): King Kong Bundy (champion w/o Gary Hart) versus Fritz Von Erich


Rating: *

Summary: After twenty-eight years, Fritz retires as a ten-time American champion.

After the match, Mike, David, Chris, Kerry, and Kevin Von Erich celebrate with their father. Fritz's wife Doris then embraces him, and Fritz holds the American title belt high for the Irving faithful.

Mercer then interviews the victorious Fritz who promises that all five of his sons will be future NWA World champions.

Conclusion: Memorable episode due to Fritz's retirement match. Also, the competition on this show was very strong, so I recommend it based upon that count too.

You betcha, Adrienne. See you again soon!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 7-10-82!

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