WCCW 7-31-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 31, 1982 (taped 7/20)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

How will Kevin fare against Irwin and become Texas champion? What hijinks can McGraw give us this week? Also, has a special guest joined us this week? If so, who is it? Let’s find out!

That’s OK, Stacy. Welcome aboard!

Opening montage.

Match 1: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Pete Montrose


Rating: DUD

Summary: Extremely brief showcase match for Kerry. Let’s hope Montrose got paid enough for gas money.

At ringside, Mercer interviews McGraw. Unfortunately, this week, he’s without his gorilla costume. McGraw then laughs at Kabuki’s fear of apes.

Match 2: “Captain” Frank Dusek versus Bugsy McGraw


Rating: *

Summary: Clever hijinks by McGraw were the key to victory, and the Dallas faithful ate it up with a spoon.

Prior to the next match, Jose Lothario challenges either Kabuki or Dragon in El Solitario’s honor. When Hussein lips off to him, Lothario calls him a “coward.”

Match 3: Magic Dragon & Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart & Arman Hussein) versus Roberto Renesto & Brian Adias


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Kabuki and Dragon.

Next, we revisit the Harley Race-Kerry Von Erich match from Texas Stadium back on 6/6. Mercer then sits down with Kerry who discusses his past encounters with Race. After he confidently mentions his upcoming match against “Nature Boy” Ric Flair on 8/15, Kerry describes the finish of his match against Race from his point-of-view. Afterward, he feels that if he can beat Race, he can also defeat Flair.

Prior to the main event, Irwin declares it a non-title match.

I concur, Stacy.

Match 4 (non-title): NWA Texas champion “Wild” Bill Irwin versus Kevin Von Erich


Rating: ***

Summary: Although this wasn’t a title shot, Kevin put himself in great position for one in the near future.

After a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kerry at ringside.

Conclusion: Similar to last week, the main event coupled with McGraw’s sideshow make this a worthwhile episode. Check it out!

Thanks for hanging out, Stacy! See you again soon!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 8-7-82!

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