Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: September 7, 1985 (taped 08/23)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry and Adias get the better of the Dynamic Duo? Or will their hair be the true loss of the evening? What’s the latest on Mike’s condition? Plus women’s action!Opening montage.
Match 1: Misty Blue versus Linda Dallas
Summary: Despite their limited experience, Blue and Dallas didn’t stink up the Sportatorium. Although Blue’s psychology was all over the place, she was the ring general in the match and deserved the victory.
We revisit the 8/3 episode where Gary Hart’s gang decimated Parsons. Next, we revisit the 8/17 episode when Bruiser Brody saved Parsons’ bacon from being fried by Hart’s gang. Afterward, Parsons works out and cuts a promo on them. “It bees that way sometime.”
Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus the “Heartthrob of New Jersey” Jack Victory
Summary: Showcase match for Parsons.
From Baylor University Medical Center, Mercer updates us on Mike Von Erich’s condition, During a press conference, Fritz, Doris, Kerry (w/ daughter Hollie), and Kevin Von Erich sit alongside Dr. Michael Emmett and Dr. William Sutker. According to Sutker, Mike’s dealing with “some kidney damage, high fever, and…respiratory problems.” Dr. Emmett relates Mike’s kidney problems to “low blood pressure.” Currently, Mike is undergoing dialysis to correct the issue.
As Sutker continued, he mentions the “dark hours” when Mike was critically ill and may not have made it. However, due to his physical condition, Mike has improved from “critical” to “serious” condition. Kevin chimes in with the rather unfathomable statistic that Mike’s temperature “soared to 107°.” Fortunately, the human body can survive up to a temperature of 108°.
Afterward, Kerry believes a miracle happened and shows his appreciation for WCCW’s Middle East fans. Doris speaks on Mike’s behalf to tell his fans that he loves them. Fritz arrives to thank the doctors and vows for Mike’s return no matter how long it may take.
HOT TAKE: Anyone who has been given the scare of death shouldn’t be putting his or her body at risk. Mike should have retired despite Fritz’ wishes. It would have helped his mental, physical, and psychological health while dealing with the effects of the scare.
Match 3 (non-title): NWA American tag team champions the Dynamic Duo versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Brian Adias
Summary: Kerry became the hero as he prevented the Dynamic Duo from administering another unwelcome haircut. As you’d expect, the Dallas faithful went crazy for it.
After the match, Kerry blasts Hernandez with another discus punch causing him to be locked up in the ropes. Kerry grabs the scissors but gets thwarted by Adams. Fortunately for all involved, the golden scissors fall out of the ring and stick into the wooden floor harming no one. Adams tries to hammer Adias with the bell hammer, but Adias steals it away from him.
Next week, Parsons and One Man Gang will square off in a donnybrook.
Conclusion: The main event acted like a delicious appetizer for the upcoming double hair match at the Cotton Bowl. Also, Parsons appears ready to handle the challenge of Hart’s gang.
On another note, the real meat and potatoes of the episode was the update on Mike Von Erich’s condition and Fritz’s threat to return him to the ring when healthy. I realize that promoters as well as fathers need to remain optimistic in these situations, but this news doesn't sit well with me.
TV Rating: NONE
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