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WCCW 12-08-84

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 8, 1984 (taped 11/22)

Attendance: 15,235

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Kevin get revenge for Adams’ putting him in the hospital? Can the Fantastics retain against the PYT? Who will be making a return to WCCW? And who will join me for this tall drink of water of an episode?

Hakeem! As much as the Houston Rockets appreciate your incoming talent, I welcome your input here in my reflection. I’m sure your career will prosper, and you’ll be living the glamorous life.

Opening montage.

Prior to the first match, we revisit the aftermath of the bloody Texas death match from last week including the unfathomable handshake between Kerry and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy.

Match 1 for the NWA American tag titles: The Fantastics (champions) versus the Pretty Young Things


Rating: ****

Summary: Pure definition of an 80s-style tag team match, and both teams busted their asses to wrestle and entertain. Specifically, the psychology and high-flying from both teams energized the Dallas faithful, and the babyface victory resulted in a ROAR from them.

After the match, a portion of the female Dallas faithful mobs the Fantastics at ringside. Fortunately, security, clad in cowboy hats, ensures the Fantastics don’t suffer any ill-fated wardrobe malfunctions.

Absolutely, Michael. I’m sure you’ll influence a lot of things. After all, you can’t hold back.

Match 2: Chic Donovan versus General Skandor Akbar (w/ Killer Khan)


Rating: DUD

Summary: I understand good payoffs from being involved in a spectacular, but Donovan’s timing was awful even against a seasoned veteran like Akbar. Hopefully sometime on the road will help Donovan lose some ring rust and shine soon.

After the match, Khan decimates Donovan until Gordy storms the ring to further his feud with him. With the use of his boot, Gordy chases the heels away.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kevin at ringside. According to Kevin, he’s going to even the score against Adams.

Speaking of Adams, Mercer interviews him in the locker room. While Hart massages Adams’ shoulders, Adams threatens further destruction upon Kevin.

Match 3: Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Gary Hart)


Rating: **

Summary: In quick fashion, Adams and Hart found a clever way to defeat Kevin.

After the match, Kevin grabs the microphone and wants to fulfill his promise to even the score with Adams. He then WHACKS Hart with a wooden chair and makes him HIT THE POLE. Upon returning to the ring, Kevin loses the chair, but referee David Manning prevents Adams from knocking Kevin senseless again. Instead, Kevin dropkicks the chair into Adams’ face, shoves Manning to the side, and CROWNS Adams with the chair much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.

As Hart tries to rescue his charge, Kevin CREAMS him with the chair again. He then SMASHES the chair over Adams’ head again, and Adams is BUSTED OPEN! Much like Adams at the Cotton Bowl, Kevin stands atop him with the chair on Adams’ midsection. While Hart carries an injured Adams backstage, Kevin holds the broken chair up as a sign of victory. Add ½* for the post-match shenanigans.

Conclusion: If you are a true-blue Kevin Von Erich fan, then the main event is required viewing. Even if you’re still an Adams fan, you know his comeuppance was coming. In addition, the tag title match is amazing. What do you think, uh, what’s your name?

Wow! That’s quite a milestone, Sam; however, I don’t believe the Trailblazers are missing you at all.

Next week, Stella Mae French seeks revenge against Nickla Roberts!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 12-15-84!

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