Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: July 14, 1984 (taped 07/06)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry get the better of Missing Link? Or will Devastation, Inc. triumph? Will Parsons defeat Hernandez to become the #1 contender to the double champion? Also, who will join me for this eighth-dimensional episode?
Thank you, Lord Whorfin. Since my RSG-ites and I live in the third dimension, I’ll consider your words as such:
KILLER KHAN’S CASUALTY REPORT: We revisit the match between Khan and Kevin from 6/30 when they had a wild brawl rather than a match. Methinks WCCW would have wanted to show the after-match attack by Khan upon Kevin during the 06/02 episode but changed their minds.
Next, we revisit last week’s episode when Khan sent Chic Donovan to the injured list. Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Donovan with Kevin at Veterans Hospital. Donovan, having necessary knee surgery, estimates his return to be “six months to a year” but vows to return as soon as he can. Afterward, Kevin wants revenge for the dastardly acts perpetrated by Khan.
Match 1: “Rock’n’Roll” Buck Zumhofe versus Kelly Kiniski
Summary: Decent psychology by both wrestlers in an entertaining match. Unfortunately, there was no winner. To demonstrate how hot the Sportatorium was with the bright lights shining on the ring, it took mere seconds for each wrestler to begin sweating profusely during the match. If you recall, the Sportatorium lacked central air. Lastly, I was unable to determine what song played on Zumhofe’s boombox, but I know that it wasn’t “PYT.”
Match 2 (non-title): NWA American and Texas champion the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez versus “Iceman” King ParsonsHighlights:
Summary: While implementing some psychology, Hernandez found a way to win, yet the Dallas faithful truly despised him.
Match 3: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Missing Link (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)
Summary: Exercise in futility as even Kerry can’t make Link more than one-dimensional.
After the match, Kerry chases Akbar into the ring and hammers Link out of the ring. A frustrated Link then tosses a chair into the ring, re-enters, and gets WALLOPED by it. He then breaks a wooden chair over his head. To finish the segment, Kerry undoubtedly questions Link’s level of intelligence.
To close out the show, Mercer supplies us with information to obtain Requiem to a Champion:
Conclusion: Well, the main event was a buzzkill as I expected the “former World champion” to win a hard-fought battle. Nevertheless, Hernandez used chicanery to defeat Parsons, and Zumhofe danced with Kiniski for an action-packed ten-minute draw. What are your thoughts, Buckaroo?
Thanks for stopping by, and please give my regards to Lord Whorfin. Although I try to encourage safety, flying at the speed of light sounds exhilarating.
TV Rating: NONE
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