Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: August 10, 1985 (taped 07/26)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry topple Hernandez in the main event? What’s new with Hernandez these days? How will Kabuki fare against Brooks? What’s on Parsons’ mind? Let’s boogie our way inside and find out!
We head to Ft. Worth when Adias upsets Hernandez in a best two out of three falls match to capture the Texas title (taped 07/29). Hernandez puts Adias over quite well. Following the match, Adias cuts an exuberant promo until the Dynamic Duo double-teams him and cuts his hair. How dastardly!
Outside an office building, Mercer interviews Hart who explains the science behind the sleeper performed by “Maniac” Mark Lewin. He touts One Man Gang, Lewin, and Brooks as “supreme tag team wrestlers and…champions (in any area).” They’ll defend the six-man titles on Labor Day.
Match 1: “Killer” Tim Brooks (w/ Gary Hart) versus the Great Kabuki (w/ Sunshine)
Summary: Slow match with some psychology used to infuse reaction from the Dallas faithful.
After the match, Brooks tries to retaliate from his loss, but Kabuki stands tall. That’s until Lewin jumps into the ring. To combat the lunacy of Lewin, Kabuki sprays more green mist.
At ringside, Mercer interviews “Iceman” King Parsons who drops his catchphrase “it bees that way sometimes” for the first time in WCCW history. Nevertheless, he wants revenge against Hart’s henchmen.
Match 2: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich (w/ Kevin Von Erich) versus the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez (w/ “Gentleman” Chris Adams)
Summary: Molten main event as these two teams can’t help but scuffle with one another. How appropriate is it that Hernandez, of all people, used powder as a weapon?
After the match, Kevin guillotines Adams with the top rope, and Kerry applies an Iron claw to Hernandez. Kevin gives Adams the same treatment, yet Hazzard is still down. Hernandez must have grabbed the sleeping powder instead of his stash. Nonetheless, the Dynamic Duo escapes to the floor while the Von Erichs stand tall. Get Hazzard some medical attention! He’s hurtin’ for certain.
Next week, WCCW Six-Man tag team champions One Man Gang, Lewin, and Brooks face Kabuki, Parsons, and Scott Casey.
IN OTHER NEWS: WCCW traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel for a three-night exhibition. Good news from the excursion includes Kevin Von Erich defeating Gino Hernandez to become the first WCCW Middle East champion. Unfortunately, some bad news also occurred. On 8/5, Mike Von Erich’s shoulder problems worsened during a tag team match with Kevin against the Dynamic Duo. Mike would wrestle on 8/6 and 8/7 in Tel Aviv before returning home for surgery on 8/22. More on this story in upcoming reflections.
Conclusion: If you’ve never seen the Dynamic Duo versus the Von Erichs, it rivals the Freebirds feud extremely well so check it out. WCCW is setting the table for the Labor Day card with these matches already announced:
For those unaware, the reasoning behind only two matches during the episode was the intense Texas heat combined with the lighting for the TV taping along with the lack of central air conditioning within the Sportatorium. To say this was a HOT show is putting it mildly.
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for WCCW 08-17-85!
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