He then conferred with Manning and Bronko Lubich before raising Flair’s arm.
As a result, Flair won the first fall by DQ.
Following a commercial break, Kerry knocked Flair silly in the corner.
He then reversed a cross corner whip and hooked another sleeper.
As Flair used momentum, he sent Kerry between the ropes down to the concrete floor.
Kerry then grabbed Flair by the boot and rammed his right leg into the apron.
When Kerry mounted the second turnbuckle, he delivered an elbow smash.
He then gave Flair a cross corner whip resulting in a Flair flip.
After Flair countered a side head lock with a knee crusher, he pummeled Kerry’s knee mercilessly.
Kerry then sought refuge outside the ring; however, upon returning to the apron, he received a suplex from Flair.
As Flair hit an elbow drop, he applied a figure-four leg lock.
Should Kerry submit, Flair would win two falls to zero.
Instead, Kerry reversed the hold until Flair made the ropes.
Flair then tried to reapply the hold, but Kerry countered with an Iron claw.
While the claw BUSTED OPEN Flair, Kerry took him down to the mat for 2.
When he continued to apply pressure with it, Kerry pinned Flair.
The match was tied 1-1.
A bloodied Flair began the fall by repeatedly hammering him, but Kerry responded with a successful discus punch.
When both wrestlers shoved him away while brawling with one another, Neely called for the bell.
The bout was ruled a double –disqualification, so Flair retained.
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!