WCCW 10-16-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 16, 1982 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Will David succeed or will the “Captain” sink his battleship? Also, Ric Flair pays us a special visit while a Freebird makes his WCCW debut.

Now how could I forget about you, darlin’?

Opening montage.

While Mercer and Saldi welcome us to the show, they introduce Dallas Cowboys defensive end Harvey Martin.

Prior to the opening match, Mercer interviews David Von Erich who states he has proof of the bounty on Kerry. Apparently, Kerry has been injured.

Match 1 (non-title): NWA Texas champion David Von Erich versus “Captain” Frank Dusek


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for David as Dusek looks inept fighting with a referee.

Match 2: Jose Lothario & Al Madril versus the Magic Dragon & Checkmate (w/ Arman Hussein)


Rating: **

Summary: Good tag team match with Madril and Lothario keeping the Dallas faithful thoroughly invested.

Following a commercial break, NWA World champion “Nature Boy” Ric Flair discusses Kerry’s knee injury and subsequent surgery. When the topic of a bounty on Kerry arises, Flair denies any and all knowledge whatsoever. He then cuts a promo on Kerry while calling himself the “greatest wrestler ever.”

Match 3: Gran Markus II (w/ Arman Hussein) versus the Samoan


Rating: -½*

Summary: Showcase match for Markus II.

Match 4: Michael Hayes versus Roberto Renesto


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for the incoming Freebird.

After the match, Renesto protests the use of a piledriver, but Hayes backdrops him. He then grabs the microphone, is ecstatic to be in Dallas, and promises to bring his “brother” Terry Gordy with him next time. Following that, he cuts an outstanding promo that the Dallas faithful enjoys.

Before the show leaves the air, “Wild” Bill Irwin cuts a promo on Hayes whom he’ll face next week.

Conclusion: Come for the ‘rasslin’, but stay for the Hayes promo. I believe the Freebirds’ invasion of WCCW will be felt for years to come.

Jill, please grace us with your presence in the near future.

TV Rating: NONE

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