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WCCW 11-09-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 9, 1985 (taped 11/01)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin defeat Adams? What’s new with the Dynamic Duo? Will Gang win in the main event? Who’s that guy with Rude, and what’s up with Rude’s wrestling attire? What will be on the Thanksgiving Night card? Pour yourself a cup and enjoy some ‘rasslin’!

Opening montage.

Match 1: Rick McCord versus Billy Ash


Rating: *

Summary: Pure filler. I’m sure the WCCW crowd got up to get plenty of Budweisers during the match.

From Rude’s NEW apartment, Mercer interviews the “Ravishing” one. Suddenly, a rather svelte and blond Percy Pringle III walks down the stairs to gloat about Rude’s new title. While Pringle announces that he has other proteges to bring to WCCW, he won’t name them. To finish the interview, Rude touts his “Rude Awakening” finisher, but will it be the DDT or the hangman’s neckbreaker?

Match 2 (non-title): NWA American champion “Ravishing” Rick Rude (w/ Percy Pringle III) versus Mike Reed


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Rude where the only thing noteworthy is those magenta tights.

(Missing from the episode is an interview with the Von Erichs including Lance. Don’t ask me why. Go after WWE Network.)

Match 3: Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams


Rating: **

Summary: Deviousness by the Dynamic Duo pays off. Interestingly, this must have been the actual main event because the Dallas faithful fled the Sportatorium afterward.

Match 4: One Man Gang versus Bruiser Brody


Rating: NONE

Afterward, Gang calls Brody a “coward” for not appearing. Kerry comes to ringside, climbs into the ring, and challenges Gang.

REAL Match 4: One Man Gang versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich


Rating: *

Summary: More of an exhibition due to the last-minute replacement.

Following the match, Kerry annihilates Gang with a discus punch in the ring and gives him a cross corner whip. Gang grabs his chain and smashes it onto Kerry. How dastardly! As Gang chokes Kerry with the chain, he obliterates Hazzard. Reed and McCord try to rescue Kerry but fail miserably. Adias and Parsons storm the ring to control the mayhem while Kerry regains his bearing and nails Gang leading to his departure.

Conclusion: As the throwaway main event filled time and thrilled the Dallas faithful, the Kevin-Adams match had a great booking ploy for the heels to win. Rude looks like a million bucks, so let’s hope he can be the true heel champion for the Von Erichs to chase.

Next week, Parsons and Adias battle the Dynamic Duo, and Kerry squares off against Rude.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 11-16-85!

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