WCCW 12-24-83

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 24, 1983 (taped 12/09)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams and Mantell get the better of Gordy and Garvin? Will Kevin get involved? Ernie Ladd pays WCCW a visit with a date against Kamala? Who will prevail? Who will join me to bring you this holiday episode?

Ralphie! Great to see you! I bet I can guess what you want Santa to bring you for Christmas.

Be careful, Ralphie. You could shoot your eye out. Besides, someone may be watching.

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, we revisit the Thanksgiving show where Kevin Von Erich defeated Terry Gordy. Afterward, a music video featuring David Von Erich airs.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kevin Von Erich and Brian Adias. Adias is truly excited about his return to Texas from Portland. According to cagematch.net, Adias and “Playboy” Buddy Rose captured the Pacific-Northwest tag titles on 8/20/1983 but lost them on 08/31/1983. Regardless, Kevin’s just here to hang out in a Hawaiian tank top.

Match 1: The Missing Link versus Doug Vines


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for the newcomer whom the Dallas faithful began to despise toward the end as well as a much-improved effort from Vines.

Match 2: The “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd versus Kamala (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Friday)


Rating: *

Summary: It’s a battle of giants. Did you truly expect to see any chain wrestling or top-rope maneuvers? If so, I fear for your sanity.

After the match, Akbar and Kamala double-team Ladd until Ladd spills out of the ring.

Match 3: NWA American champion “Gentleman” Chris Adams & Johnny Mantell versus Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy & “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious)


Rating: ***½

Summary: Extremely solid main event with the Adams/Garvin and Kevin/Gordy dynamics in play. Will Sunshine’s presence become a factor?

After the match, Precious enters the ring to check on Garvin, but Sunshine manhandles her to a raucous ovation. Immediately, referee David Manning and Garvin pull the women apart as Precious cries in fear. Kevin then dropkicks Gordy over the top rope to the floor.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews an exasperated Kevin with Adams. Kevin wants to rid Texas of Gordy while Adams is excited about his title match at the extravaganza.

Conclusion: Tickets! Get your tickets now for the Christmas extravaganza at Reunion Arena. This was a great preview of the upcoming event as well as a fun holiday treat. What do you think, Ralphie?

Well, it’s probably sold out. I’ve got a cooler present though...how about a robot?

Thanks for stopping by, Ralphie, and Merry Christmas!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 12-31-83!

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