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WCCW 11-23-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 23, 1985 (taped 11/15)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry get the better of Gang this week? How will the newcomer fare against the Texas champion? What’s going on with Kevin and Lance, and how are the Dynamic Duo involved? Will Sunny and Missy confront one another? Bear down and let’s enjoy some ‘rasslin’!

Opening montage.

Match 1: Johnny Mantell versus Tommy Montana


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for the returning Mantell. He’d not been seen on this program since May but had been sidelined for two months to rehab his knee.

POINT OF ORDER: You may ask why the change for the Texas death match. It was changed because Kabuki went on an AJPW tour from October 11 until December 6. You’d think they wouldn’t have advertised the match had they known his schedule in Japan.

Match 2: “Hollywood” John Tatum (w/ Missy Hyatt) versus Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine)


Rating: **

Summary: A great crowd pleaser as Missy’s distraction cost her boyfriend the match.

Afterward, Missy confronts Sunshine, and a CATFIGHT breaks out! Hazzard and Casey separate them until Sunshine wants more Missy. As referee Bronko Lubich arrives, he controls the unmitigated chaos. Sunshine flicks her teeth at Missy, grabs the microphone, and promises to “tear (her) eyes out.” Vicious!

Match 3 (non-title): NWA Texas champion Brian Adias versus the Grappler


Rating: ***

Summary: Tremendous upset by the newcomer. Adias doesn’t look so hot going into the Thanksgiving spectacular with a televised loss. I wonder when Grappler will get his title shot.

We head to Fort Worth as Marc Lowrance interviews Kevin about the WCCW World Six-Man titles. He describes Adias “as close to having Von Erich blood in (his) veins.” However, Lance will be the third man on the Von Erich team.

Suddenly, a masked Chris Adams steps into the ring to confront Kevin. He continues to interrupt Kevin and tries to attack. Kevin heads him off at the pass until Gino Hernandez joins the fray to assist his Dynamic Duo partner. As the Duo double-teams Kevin, Lance jumps into the ring to even the playing field.

Lance spills Hernandez over the top rope down to the floor, and Kevin rips the mask off Adams. Humiliated, Adams gets his head covered by Hernandez, and the Dynamic Duo flees from further embarrassment.

Missing from this episode is a video to the tune of Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On.” Don’t blame me. Contact WWE Network to air your gripe.

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


Rating: *

Summary: Another big man-little man matchup with an indecisive finish.

After the match, Gang removed Lowrance from the timekeeper’s table and threw his chair into the ring. Frustrated, he returned to the locker room without a victory.

Conclusion: Kerry versus Gang is fun for what it is; however, I don’t believe we’ve seen the last of Grappler versus Adias. Also, the Casey-Tatum-Sunshine-Missy war is HOT, and I look forward to many nasty entanglements between them.

Next week, Lance finally makes his Sportatorium debut against Hernandez.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 11-30-85!

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