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WCCW 08-03-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 3, 1985 (taped 07/26)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Hey! This show happened on my 15th birthday during my first year of watching pro wrestling. Can the Von Erichs get the better of the Dynamic Duo in a Texas Tornado match? Who’s the newcomer? And will Parsons survive the onslaught of Hart and his entourage? Let’s uncover this Texas-sized presentation and find out what transpires.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Brian Adias versus “Hollywood” John Tatum


Rating: ½*

Summary: Away from the Von Erichs, Adias continues to wallow while Tatum’s stock begins to rise.

At the ice cream parlor, Mercer interviews Powers who has already endured the Texas heat and is ready to cool down. Powers describes his background (Moonachie, NJ, just 4 miles from East Rutherford), goals, and his training with the Von Erichs. Suddenly, a banana split and hot fudge sundae invade the telecast. Enjoyment ensues.

Match 2: Jim Powers versus Mike Bond


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for the 21-year-old Powers.

Match 3: “Iceman” King Parsons versus “Maniac” Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart)


Rating: *

Summary: Parsons’ popularity fueled the Dallas faithful throughout the match, but the numbers game may cost him.

After the match, Lewin puts Parsons to sleep, and Gang perfectly pulverizes Parsons with a 747. Hart revives Parsons while Gang prevents Lewin from using a foreign object.

Match 4 (non-title, Texas tornado): NWA American tag team champions the Dynamic Duo versus the Von Erichs


Rating: ***

Summary: A donnybrook if there ever was one. I’d bet Jerry Springer was jealous.

Next week, Hernandez battles Kerry one-on-one.

Conclusion: With both a solid semi-main and wild main event, this episode is ON FIRE.

What are your thoughts?

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 08-10-85!

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