WCCW 7-17-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 24, 1982 (taped 7/20)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Can Kerry and Kevin Von Erich defeat Irwin and Bundy? Speaking of Bundy, what happened to him? Also, what else could happen on this episode? Let’s find out!

Opening montage.

Match 1: Bugsy McGraw versus Pete Montrose


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for McGraw.

After the match, Mercer interviews McGraw at ringside. McGraw then brings two boys with him and promises a surprise.

Match 2: Al Madril versus Raul Castro


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Madril who wants another crack at Irwin.

Saldi interviews the American tag team champions—Kerry and Kevin Von Erich—who are ready for tonight’s challenge.

Match 3: Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) versus Brian Adias


Rating: **

Summary: McGraw promised us a surprise, and he delivered in spades.

After the match, Mercer interviews Hart who wants McGraw suspended. Abruptly, the gorilla interrupts and pie-faced Hart. I wonder if the pie was a Drunken Nut Pie from Emporium Pies. McGraw then laughs about Hart’s “sweet tooth.”

We then get a martial arts exhibition hosted by Hart who’s wearing a Chicago Cubs jacket. Woohoo! Nevertheless, Kabuki and Magic Dragon demonstrate while Mercer and Hart discuss kung fu, karate and jiu-jitsu. In the meantime, I made popcorn. Who wants some?

Match 4 (non-title); NWA American tag team champions Kerry & Kevin Von Erich versus NWA Texas and TV champion “Wild” Bill Irwin & NWA American champion King Kong Bundy (w/ Arman Hussein)


Rating: **½

Summary: The American tag champions looked overmatched much to the dismay of the Dallas faithful.

To cap off the show, McGraw promises more surprises and eggs on the kids to yell “Hi, Mom.”

Conclusion: I apologize for the lack of a celebrity guest this week; however, the excitement contained within the episode more than makes up for it, right?

OK, Jamie, I promise.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 7-31-82!

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