WCCW 08-25-84

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 25, 1984 (taped 08/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Kerry and Gordy go toe-to-toe in a lumberjack match. A familiar reptile-like wrestler debuts, and a very familiar face returns. How will it all play out? And who will join me for this surreal episode?

No promises, Glen. I understand you’ve been having some killer nightmares.

Opening montage.

To start the show, we revisit the 8/4 episode when Kevin and Killer Khan had a wild battle where both men applied their finishing holds simultaneously.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Skip Young, a.k.a. Sweet Brown Sugar, at South Oak Cliff High School in the western part of Dallas. Young is ecstatic to be back home and compete in WCCW.

Match 1: The Long Riders (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus “Rock’n’Roll” Buck Zumhofe & Chief Jules Strongbow


Rating: **

Summary: The underdog story was what they were trying to achieve, but the wild Native American revenge finished the tale. Truthfully, I thought the Long Riders would demolish Zumhofe.

After the match, Akbar hops into the ring, and GARY HART returns to knock him silly. Woohoo!

At ringside, Mercer interviews Hart who refers to Akbar as a “nitwit” and wants a piece of him.

Sorry, Chester.

Match 2: Jake “The Snake” Roberts versus Mike Gallagher


Rating: DUD

Summary: Extremely quick showcase match for Roberts. Uh-oh, Glen. Did you fall asleep?

It sounds like you’re having quite a nightmare, Glen, with all of the talking in your sleep.

Match 3 (lumberjack): The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Michael Hayes Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy


Rating: **

Summary: Since the Dallas faithful’s attention was firmly based upon the combatants, the lumberjacks didn’t detract from the story in the ring yet helped to fulfill the match stipulation in text-book fashion.

After the match, the lumberjacks storm the ring, and a battle royal erupts. Kevin joins the fray and goes after Khan to end the show.

Conclusion: Exciting main event with a gimmick solidifies this episode as a strong one.Add in the return of Hart, and this is a must-see. If that’s not enough, Roberts makes his debut, and Strongbow asserts himself against the Long Riders. What do you think, Glen?

I’m sorry to hear that, Glen. I’ll ask my RSG-ites to pray for you on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 09-01-84!

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