WCCW 8-28-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 28, 1982 (taped 8/15)

Attendance: 18,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Kerry defeat Flair to become NWA World champion? Or will Flair find a way to keep his belt? Let’s find out!

Opening montage.

To open the program, Mercer interviews Kerry who’s ready to give “120%” to win the title. Flair rebuts stating that Kerry’s not ready for prime time.

Match 1 for the NWA World title (2 out of 3 falls): “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (champion) versus Kerry Von Erich





Rating: ***½

Summary: While I understand that Flair couldn’t lose the title, a double DQ with a hand-picked referee didn’t help either wrestler. It was obvious that Kerry could hang with Flair despite his lack of scientific skills. Hopefully, a rematch will be scheduled soon, and a true winner will be determined.

After the match, Brian Adias, Jose Lothario, Manning, Lubich, and Neely try with all their might to separate Kerry and Flair. Ultimately, Kerry nails Flair sending him over the top rope to the concrete floor. Fritz enters the ring, argues with Neely, and gets into a pull-apart brawl with him. Despite not winning the title, Kerry receives tremendous adulation from the Dallas faithful.

Conclusion: Do you REALLY need my recommendation? A World title match that absorbs an entire 1-hour program will always get my vote. Flair knew how to corral the young Kerry and helped him become a wrestling legend himself. GET ALL THIS!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 9-4-82!

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