Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: July 27, 1985 (taped 07/12)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Will Kabuki win a lumberjack match against Gang? Or will Hart change the outcome? How will Mike survive against Brooks? Will Casey topple Lewin? Let’s crank this up and get going!
Match 1: “Heartthrob” Jack Victory versus Mike Bond
Summary: Showcase preliminary match for Victory.
Match 2: “Maniac” Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart) versus Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine)
Summary: Nothing but heel chicanery from Lewin, but with some help, he stole a victory from Casey.
We revisit the 7/4 match between Kerry & Kevin and the Dynamic Duo where Gino pinned Kerry. Although Mercer promises a “celebration” by the Dynamic Duo, none is forthcoming. Considering how both wrestlers liked to party, it’s better left unseen.
Match 3: Mike Von Erich versus “Killer” Tim Brooks (w/ Gary Hart)
Summary: While not completely crisp, this was the best match I’ve seen from Mike as Brooks put him over smoothly.
After the match, Brooks grabs his chain, but Mike dropkicks him over the top rope to the floor.
Prior to the main event, Mercer interviews Mike and Kevin. Mike declares his shoulder to be 100%, and he tricked Brooks with it. Kevin ups the ante to 110%. After Mike ups the ante further to 200%, Kevin says that Brooks fell for a “sucker play.”
Match 4 (lumberjack): One Man Gang (w/ Gary Hart) versus Kabuki (w/ Sunshine)
Summary: Although the stipulation was upheld and the Dallas faithful was hotter than the July weather, the action was limited. Shenanigans by Gang enabled him to win.
After the match, Kabuki scores with consecutive thrust kicks to Hart and Gang. He grabs his nunchucks and hammers Gang with them. Crazed and dazed, Kabuki kicks an incoming Kevin prompting Mike into the ring. Hazzard gets too close and eats a hip toss. To end the show, a bloodied and rather scary Kabuki stands alone in the ring.
Conclusion: Kabuki’s babyface run has probably hit its peak, yet the sole reason the Dallas faithful responds to him is due to Sunshine. Brooks carried Mike to an enjoyable match. Let’s hope Mike keeps improving. Lewin destroyed Casey who stood at ringside during the lumberjack match but didn’t get involved. While not a barnburner, this was certainly a worthwhile episode.
Next week, Kevin & Kerry square off against the Dynamic Duo.
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 08-03-85!
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