WCCW 12-28-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 28, 1982 (taped 12/25)

Attendance: 12,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry conquer Flair and capture the World title in a cage? How will Hayes’ involvement as a referee affect the match? Also, who will help me tell the last tale from 1982?

Ugh. Gag me with a spoon, Julie. Next episode, ok?

Opening montage.

Once again, this match was held at Reunion Arena on Christmas Night instead of the Sportatorium.

Prior to the title match, we revisit the Star Wars show from 8/15 when both Flair and Kerry each won a fall, but both got disqualified during the third fall.

Kerry is truly excited about tonight’s match, and Flair promises to retain the title.

Match 1 for the NWA World title (cage): “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (champion) versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich


Rating: ***½

Summary: If you want to know the point where WCCW went from average territory to hotter than Hades, look no further than this match. The involvement of the Freebirds altered the course of the match and sparked a nuclear feud with the Von Erichs.

After the match, ring announcer Marc Lowrance calls for the doctor to check on Kerry as Mercer contemplates the seriousness of a concussion for Kerry. Kevin and David storm the ring to check on their younger brother. Pissed off like bull seeing red, David grabs the microphone and berates the Freebirds for their actions. Kevin and David then assist Kerry from the ring while the Dallas faithful chants “Kerry’s #1.”

Conclusion: Do you truly need my recommendation for this? Check this episode out ASAP!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 01-15-83!

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