WCCW 12-10-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 10, 1983 (taped 11/24)

Attendance: 18,500

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams achieve glory by defeating Garvin for the American title? Will David succeed against the Ugandan giant? How will Kevin fare against Gordy? Plus, a BONUS MATCH! With all this, who will join me to bring you this historic episode?

Mario! How are you? I realize you’re only in arcade-form now. That must be a lot of pressure.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Kevin Von Erich versus Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy


Rating: ***

Summary: Solid match where each wrestler knew his opponent’s strengths and avoided them for the most part. Seeing Gordy on the top rope was a treat, but since that’s Kevin’s domain, Kevin succeeded where Gordy failed.

After the match, Buddy Roberts storms the ring, but Kevin intercepts and hammers him. Gordy recovers, grabs a cowboy boot, and WALLOPS Kevin in the back of the head with it. The Freebirds then double-team Kevin and try to break his right hand. How dastardly! Immediately, both Kerry and David hit the ring to chase off the Freebirds.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews David who threatens to claw Kamala.

Match 2: David Von Erich versus Kamala (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Friday)


Rating: *

Summary: As you’d expect this was more of a brawl than a wrestling match with the Dallas faithful firmly in David’s corner.

After the match, Kamala rescues his manager by chopping David. He and Akbar then double-team David until Kerry sprints to the ring to save him. When Kamala tries to slam him, Kerry escapes and slams the Ugandan giant. According to Mercer, Akbar owes Kerry $10,000 for doing so.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Adams who’s confident Sunshine’s presence will be able to counteract Precious. Next, Mercer interviews Garvin with Precious. Garvin’s confidence reeks of his retaining the American title.

Match 3 for the NWA American title: “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious) versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Sunshine)


Rating: ***

Summary: Great story as the valet left for dead exacts her revenge by costing Garvin the American title.

After the match, Sunshine chases after Precious, but referee David Manning intervenes. That doesn’t bode well for Manning as Sunshine slaps the taste from his mouth. She might owe him an ice-cold Lone Star for that one.

TV Rating: NONE

BONUS MATCH (cage/loser leaves Texas): The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich (w/ Fritz Von Erich) versus Michael Hayes


Rating: ***

Summary: Great way to settle a feud, but is it over?

After the match, Gordy pops Fritz and enters the cage. Kerry nails him with the knux, and Fritz slams the cage door on Gordy. AWESOME!

Conclusion: Sometimes the storybook ending needs to be predictable, and the Adams’ victory over Garvin with Sunshine’s help exemplifies the theory. In addition, David’s victory over Kamala leads to a HUGE date with Flair at Christmas. That ought to be incredible. Lastly, Kevin’s athleticism pays off against a tough Gordy on his way to victory. What are your thoughts, Mario?

Thanks for stopping by, Mario! My RSG-ites and I look forward to your being in home-entertainment systems soon.

Stay tuned for WCCW 12-17-83!

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