Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: August 6, 1983 (taped 07/29)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can the Freebirds with Garvin recapture the six-man titles? Will Mr. Ebony halt Parsons’ momentum? How will Adams fare against his nemesis Mongol? Also, who will stop by to capture more WCCW goodness with us tonight? Let’s find out!
OK, David. Let’s enjoy some ‘rasslin’ in the meantime.
To begin the show, we revisit the hair versus hair match between Parsons and Roberts. If you missed it, the match is included in my 6/25/83 reflection.
Next, Mercer interviews Adams at a soccer field. After he details how soccer players in England mature through the ranks, Adams cuts a promo on the NEW American champion--” Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin. Back on 7/25 in Fort Worth, Garvin defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the American title. We then get an exhibition of soccer by Adams with Jeff Bourne of the short-lived Dallas Americans.
Match 1: “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus Mongol (w/o Gen. Skandor Akbar)
Summary: I’m not sure if Petit knew how to wrestle. He used nothing but heel tactics to generate heat before Adams lost his temper and, consequently, the match.
Afterward, Adams delivers a tope suicida to Mongol causing him to hightail it back to the locker room. Please allow me to add another ½* for the post-match high-flying by Adams.
Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus Mr. Ebony (w/o Gen. Skandor Akbar)
Summary: More storyline than match as you will see.
After the match, Roberts enters the ring to attack Parsons. He and Ebony double-team Parsons while the Dallas faithful cry for Bruiser Brody’s involvement. While Parsons dropkicks Ebony down to the floor, Roberts gets the heck outta Dodge to save himself from harm’s way.
Mercer then interviews Parsons at ringside who despite beating Ebony wants to face him one more time.
Match 3 for the WCCW World Six-Man tag team titles: David, Kerry, & Kevin Von Erich (champions) versus NWA American champion “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin, Michael Hayes, & Buddy Roberts (w/ Sunshine)
Summary: Another HOT main event between the Von Erichs and Freebirds with the babyfaces going over much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.
Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Hayes and Roberts in the ring. Hayes doesn’t want to besmirch Garvin, but “he’s no Terry ‘Bam Bam’ Gordy.” OUCH!
Conclusion: Great show as Adams, Parsons, and the Von Erichs prevail keeping the territory hotter than a firecracker on the 4th of July. David, do you concur?
Thanks, David. Let’s dance!
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 08-13-83!
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