Can Madril achieve gold against Kabuki? What’s on the horizon for David and Bundy? Let’s find out!
Let’s hope so, Lynda.
As the program begins, Saldi announces that Kabuki won the (phony version of the) All-Asia title and will defend it against Madril tonight.
Beats me, Sarah.
Match 1: David Von Erich versus Roberto Renesto
David monkey-flipped him and followed with a high knee.
When he hooked a sleeper, David knocked Renesto OUT COLD.
Summary: Showcase match for David.
After the match, Mercer interviews David who’s proud of his cowbell and will have it ready for Bundy next week.
Match 2: “Mr. USA” Bugsy McGraw versus Pete Montrose
Credit ring announcer Marc Lowrance for McGraw’s nickname, not me. After all, we know that McGraw couldn’t even place in a bodybuilding exhibition.
Nevertheless, Montrose failed to take McGraw off his feet with a pair of shoulder blocks.
On the third attempt, Montrose fell victim to momentum by McGraw and sailed between the ropes to the floor.
According to Mercer, Fritz Von Erich was fined $5000 and referee David Manning suspended for ninety days due to their actions during the Flair-Kerry match.
McGraw then repeatedly nailed Montrose and finished with a Popeye-like punch to send him down to the mat.
Summary: Showcase match for McGraw.
After the match, McGraw grabs the microphone and calls out Kabuki.
Following a commercial break, McGraw’s still in the ring and taunts Kabuki.
Match 3 for the All-Asia title: Great Kabuki (champion w/ Gary Hart) versus Al Madril
Kabuki delivered a thrust kick, but Madril rebounded with some fisticuffs.
When he gave Kabuki a cross corner whip, Madril ate another thrust kick on his follow-through.
Kabuki then mounted the second turnbuckle and hit a forearm smash.
As Madril hooked a sunset flip, he only got a 1-count.
Kabuki rebounded with a double nerve hold to the pectoralis muscles for 2.
After Kabuki landed an enziguri, he reapplied the double nerve hold for another 2.
Madril rebounded with a flying shoulder block for 2.
When Kabuki slammed him, he succumbed to an inside cradle for another 2.
Kabuki then delivered a swinging neckbreaker and followed with a sunset flip for 2.
As Madril hooked an abdominal stretch, thirty seconds remained in the match.
Kabuki escaped, but Madril secured another inside cradle.
Do we have a new champion?
After Kabuki hit thrust kick #3, the bell rang.
Referee Larry Hayes ruled the bout a time-limit draw, so Kabuki retained.
Summary: The last two times Madril wrestled on TV, he admirably fought a champion to a draw. While Kabuki brought some workrate to go along with his ever-so-boring nerve holds, Madril’s passion and relentlessness made for an entertaining match.
After a commercial break, a video featuring “the many faces of Kabuki” airs. In the meantime, I get my laundry done.
Match 4: NWA American champion King Kong Bundy & NWA Texas champion “Wild” Bill Irwin (w/ Arman Hussein) versus Brian Adias & Sal Olivares
While the Dallas faithful taunted him with a “Chaun-cey” chant, Irwin put a knee into Olivares’ midsection.
Bundy tagged in and clotheslined Olivares.
As Adias tagged in, Saldi compared Bundy to a Conehead from Saturday Night Live.
Irwin tagged in, but Adias rolled him up for 2.
When Bundy tagged in, Adias dropkicked him.
Bundy then slammed him and delivered a knee drop for 2.
After Irwin tagged in, Adias leap-frogged and dropkicked him for 2.
Tags were exchanged on both sides while Olivares went down like a ton of bricks upon shoulder-blocking Bundy.
As Bundy hoisted Olivares over his shoulder, Irwin mounted the top turnbuckle and hit a double axe handle to Olivares.
Irwin and Bundy won.
Summary: Showcase match for Bundy and Irwin.
After the match, Mercer interviews Bundy with Hussein. Bundy dismisses David as a challenger and refers to him as a “runt.”