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WCCW 12-07-85

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 7, 1985 (taped 11/28)

Attendance: 12,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Parsons recapture the American title from Rude? How will Lance fare against Brooks? Will the Grappler and Missing Link co-exist enough to achieve victory? It’s Thanksgiving at Reunion Arena. Grab a turkey leg and enjoy some Texas ‘rasslin’.

via Gfycat

Opening montage.

Match 1: The Grappler & the Missing Link (w/ Percy Pringle) versus David Peterson & Johnny Mantell


Rating: DUD

Summary: This was an absolute mess barely following the tag formula but maintained Grappler’s undefeated streak At least he’s better than Goldberg..

Match 2: Lance Von Erich versus “Killer” Tim Brooks


Rating: -*

Summary: Not only is it insulting to have Lance as a relative to the Von Erichs but also worse than Mike at this stage.

Match 3 for the NWA American title: “Ravishing” Rick Rude (champion w/ Percy Pringle) versus “Iceman” King Parsons


Rating: **

Summary: Without getting demolished, Parsons put over Rude quite well. If Rude can survive as champion into1986, I foresee a long title reign.

After the match, Pringle baits Parsons with the American title belt and gets clobbered. Rude nails Parsons from behind, and the post-match chicanery segues to the concrete floor.

Menacingly, Rude annihilates Parsons with a Rude Awakening on the concrete floor. As expected, Parsons is OUT COLD.

Backstage, Mercer interviews Rude with Pringle who defends his manager along with his devastating shenanigans against Parsons. Back in the arena, a bunch of folks assists a fallen Parsons to his feet. Pringle finishes the interview by touting his charge as Rude runs down Parsons.

Conclusion: Despite the main event, this was a dreadful show. Parsons and Rude didn’t electrify the Dallas faithful either. Perhaps it was the stuffing or the 35-17 drubbing that the Cowboys put on the St. Louis Cardinals. Let’s hope next week’s show is a lot more enlightening.

Next week, Kerry and Kevin battle the Dynamic Duo inside a steel cage!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 12-14-85!

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