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WCCW 08-24-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 24, 1985 (taped 08/09)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin snag a victory over Adams prior to their Labor Day matchup? How will Mike fare against Hernandez? Will there be a haircut this week? Get all the buzz right here!

Opening montage.

Match 1 (non-title): NWA Texas champion Brian Adias versus the “Heartthrob of New Jersey” Jack Victory


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for the Texas champion who should NOT be making mistakes like that.

Match 2: Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine) versus “Hollywood” John Tatum


Rating: ***

Summary: Hey! I want my 2 minutes! Nevertheless, this was a solid midcard match where both wrestlers looked sharp despite the match’s lack of a winner.

Oh my! Now I know why she and John McEnroe got along so well.

We revisit last week when Bruiser Brody returned to WCCW to confront Gary Hart and his entourage.

Match 3: The “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez versus Mike Von Erich


Rating: DUD

Summary: Not really a match but an excuse for Hernandez to continue his hair-cutting nefariousness. Obviously, with his shoulder problems, Mike’s appearance was merely ornamental. Knowing what we know going forward, Mike should have retired during this episode.

Afterward, Lubich prevents Hernandez from cutting Mike’s hair as Mike brandishes a chair. Mike CREAMS Hernandez with it sending him to the floor. While Hernandez vows revenge, the Dallas faithful celebrates Mike’s “victory.” Mike salutes the Dallas faithful with a Hook ‘em Horns hand gesture. Please forgive me as tears are falling.

Match 4: Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams


Rating: **

Summary: The Von Erich-Dynamic Duo feud rages on to a fever pitch at the Sporatorium.

After the match, Kevin tries to thwart Hernandez’s involvement, but the Dynamic Duo double-teams via clotheslining him with the strap. They whip Kevin with the strap until Mike saves his older brother’s bacon. Kevin grabs the microphone and challenges them RIGHT NOW, but the Dynamic Duo flees to the locker room.

Conclusion: Unfortunately for Mike, his “match” would be his last one in 1985 as he wouldn’t return until well into 1986. Nevertheless, the show must go on as Mike becomes a hero in saving Kevin and his locks from being shorn. Despite the intense heat within the arena, Casey and Tatum entertained wonderfully for over thirteen minutes; however, Adias needs to improve his in-ring game to stand alongside wrestlers like Hernandez, Adams, and his friends—the Von Erichs.

The Labor Day card is looking quite juicy:

  1. Bruiser Brody versus One Man Gang
  2. Kevin Von Erich versus Chris Adams (Hernandez in a shark cage)
  3. Perhaps a rematch between Casey and Tatum

Next week, Brody and “Iceman” King Parsons will battle One Man Gang and “Maniac” Mark Lewin. That should be a barn burner.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 08-31-85!

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