Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: December 28, 1985 (taped 12/13)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry defeat Rude to become American champion? How will Parsons fare against the Grappler? Take a gander inside and enjoy some Texas ‘rasslin’.
Match 1: The “Heartthrob of New Jersey” Jack Victory versus David Peterson
Summary: Standard prelim match for the mid-80s.
At ringside, Mercer interviews Grappler who gloats about being Texas champion. Mercer mentions a “heavier shoe,” but Grappler refutes any shenanigans regarding his “orthopedic boot.” Decent promo.
Match 2 (non-title): NWA Texas champion the Grappler versus “Iceman” King Parsons
Summary: Absolutely fascinating that Grappler lost a non-title match so quickly in his tenure as champion. Perhaps Grappler needed a different opponent than Adias around the horn.
After the match, Grappler grabs the microphone and complains that Parsons’ victory was a “fluke.” He wants a rematch, so Parsons returns to the ring and feeds Grappler some fisticuffs. When referee Bronko Lubich steps between them, Grappler loads his right boot and plants it into Parsons’ midsection. Parsons goes down in a heap writhing in pain, so Grappler grabs a microphone cord to choke him. As he stands over a decimated Parsons, Grappler grabs the microphone again and touts his accomplishment.
We revisit last week’s episode when Link LOST HIS DAMN MIND, grabbed Sunshine, and ran off into the sunset.
Prior to the main event, Rude and Kerry had an unofficial posedown which Kerry won according to the Dallas faithful. Kerry grabs the microphone, touts Rude’s arm-wrestling ability, but wants to know how well he can wrestle. Pringle insults Kerry by calling him “horse face.”
Match 3 for the NWA American title: “Ravishing” Rick Rude (champion w/ Percy Pringle III) versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich
Summary: Solid main event where Kerry put Rude over to strengthen his title reign.
Conclusion: One can only hope that Kerry and Rude have many encounters in the future to improve their chemistry. With 1986 looming, I’m not sure how long Grappler will be Texas champion. Hopefully, WCCW has some pleasant surprises for us on their holiday show.
Next week, matches from Christmas Star Wars!
TV Rating: NONE
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