Can Bundy secure a win in the main event? Or will McGraw use diversionary tactics to defeat him? Also, Kevin, Kerry, and David each have a match. What more could you ask for?
Welcome back, Jody! The Von Erichs especially should maintain your interest.
Prior to the opening match, Mercer interviews Gary Hart with Kabuki, Hart wants to “help Ric Flair” by dispelling the myth that Kerry is the “uncrowned heavyweight champion.”
Match 1 (non-title): All-Asia champion the Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) versus The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich
Kerry leap-frogged Kabuki but ate a thrust kick during a second attempt.
When Kabuki mounted the top turnbuckle, Kerry caught and powerslammed him.
Summary: Short but effective match to establish Kerry as a top wrestler in the territory.
After the match, Hart is beside himself due to the quick pin fall.
Match 2 (non-title): NWA American champion Kevin Von Erich versus NWA American tag team champion “Wild” Bill Irwin
Irwin attempted to slam him, but Kevin countered with an arm bar.
As he applied a body scissors, Kevin hooked a roll-up for 2.
Irwin rebounded with a backbreaker, mounted the second turnbuckle, but came up empty on a splash attempt.
When Kevin secured a sunset flip, he got another 2.
He then mounted the second turnbuckle and lowered the boom on Irwin.
After an elbow drop, Kevin couldn’t get 3.
He then reapplied the body scissors and rolled up Irwin for yet another 2.
As he planted the Iron claw onto Irwin’s midsection, Kevin received a cross corner whip followed by a knee to the midsection.
Irwin then slammed Kevin but missed a running knee drop.
When Kevin remounted the top turnbuckle, he delivered a right hand but couldn’t pin Irwin.
Following a mule kick by Kevin, Irwin tossed him down to the floor.
Kevin returned and nailed Irwin over the top rope to the floor.
After Kevin hit a knee drop, he earned another 2-count.
He then applied an Iron claw to Irwin’s forehead, but Irwin escaped.
As he gave Irwin a cross corner whip, Kevin came up empty on his follow-through.
With one minute remaining, Kevin reapplied an Iron claw, but Irwin made the ropes.
They then brawled with one another until the bell rang.
As a result, referee Bronco Lubich ruled the match a time-limit draw.
Summary: Interestingly, Kevin maintained control of the match but couldn’t put Irwin away. I would have thought that Irwin would control it to build heat for Kevin’s comebacks.
Match 3 (non-title): NWA Texas champion David Von Erich versus Magic Dragon (w/ Arman Hussein)
On 9/20, David defeated Irwin to capture the Texas title, yet, due to the taping schedule, he didn’t wear the belt to the ring.
David delivered a high knee and followed with a knee drop for a 1-count. Methinks he’s learned a few tricks from Harley Race.
While the Dallas faithful chanted “go David, go,” Dragon applied a nerve hold.
A flying back elbow by Dragon then sent David reeling over the top rope to the floor.
When David returned to the ring, Dragon flipped off the top turnbuckle and hit a thrust kick for 2.
Hussein then entered the ring to dispute referee David Manning’s count, and David hooked a sleeper on Dragon.
Since Dragon passed out and couldn’t continue, David won.
Summary: Showcase match for David.
Mercer then interviews David. He learned how to “fight fire with fire” when touring other territories.
Match 4: NWA American tag team champion King Kong Bundy (w/ Arman Hussein) versus Bugsy McGraw
While the Dallas faithful chanted “Bug-sy,” their hero succumbed to a bear hug.
McGraw escaped, but Bundy was relentless by reapplying it.
As he sandwiched McGraw in the corner, Bundy gave him a cross corner whip but ate a boot to the midsection on his follow-through.
Bundy made another pair of attempts, ate boots, and collapsed to the mat.
When McGraw delivered an elbow drop, he got 2.
Hussein then got up on the apron and grabbed McGraw from behind.
Upon seeing that, referee Bronco Lubich called for the bell.
McGraw won by DQ.
Summary: McGraw wasn’t going to get pinned two weeks in a row, so a DQ finish against his former tag team partner made sense.
After the match, McGraw escapes Hussein’s clutches just in time for Bundy to nail his manager inadvertently. McGraw then hammers Bundy down to the mat. Suddenly, Irwin storms the ring, but an elbow smash from McGraw sends him reeling. McGraw then grabs Hussein, tosses him over the top to the floor, and disposes of Irwin and Bundy similarly yet consecutively. Meanwhile, the Dallas faithful eats it up with a spoon.
Conclusion: While the main event sent the overheated Dallas faithful home happy, each Von Erich succeeded either in victory or performance.
Thanks for handing out again, Jody! See you real soon!