Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-04-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 9, 1982 (taped 11/19)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Can Madril earn a title shot by defeating Kabuki? How will Kerry and Adias fare against Dragon and Checkmate? And just who will assist me in detailing this chapter of the Texan saga?

Thanks, Jackie. I’ll take that as a compliment.

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening bout, Spoiler cuts a promo and has aligned himself with Gary Hart apparently.

Match 1: The Spoiler (w/o Gary Hart) versus Roberto Renesto

Highlights:

  • Spoiler delivered a knee lift and guillotined Renesto with the top rope.
  • From the apron, Spoiler supplied Renesto with a pair of elbow smashes to the back of the neck.
  • He then rammed Renesto face-first into the top turnbuckle yet pulled him up at 2.
  • When he hit an elbow drop, Spoiler picked up Renesto again at 2.
  • He then delivered a second elbow drop and picked up Renesto once again before pinning him. Nefarious!
  • As he mounted the top turnbuckle, Spoiler guillotined Renesto with the top rope again.
  • Renesto rebounded with a pair of back elbows, mounted the top turnbuckle, but missed a flying knee drop.
  • After Spoiler hit a pair of ropewalk forearm smashes, he mounted the top turnbuckle and delivered a flying axe handle.
  • He then finished off Renesto with an elbow drop.
  • 1-2-3.
  • As a result, Spoiler won.

Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for Spoiler who, despite getting cheered by the Dallas faithful, played the heel very well.

Match 2 (dwarf): Little Coco versus Hillbilly Pete

Highlights:

  • Coco chased Pete to the apron and brought him in the hard way.
  • As he delivered a butt butt, Coco succumbed to a shoulder block for 1.
  • During Coco’s kick-out, Pete landed on referee David Manning.
  • Coco then put the boots to Manning and played possum.
  • When Manning turned around and noticed Coco OUT COLD on the mat, he took Pete to task. HA!
  • Coco then backdropped and slammed Pete for 2.
  • After Pete gave Coco a cross corner whip, Coco leaped to the second turnbuckle and hit a flying head butt.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Coco won.

Rating: *

Summary: Fun for the kids, I guess.

We then get a video from rural Texas as Kevin, Kerry, and Fritz go duck hunting. Mercer joins them while Kevin describes the types of ducks that inhabit the area. To finish the segment, each of them takes a prize home. What’s that? I understand there’s a dissenting opinion among us…

Match 3 (non-title): (bogus) All-Asia champion Kabuki (w/ Arman Hussein) versus Al Madril

Highlights:

  • Kabuki delivered a thrust kick prior to hooking a nerve hold.
  • In the time it took for Madril to escape, the mystery of “Who Shot JR?” was answered.
  • Madril then gave Kabuki a cross corner whip, charged, caught Kabuki mid-thrust-kick, but fell victim to an enziguri.
  • When Madril hit a flying shoulder block, he dropkicked Kabuki completely out of the ring.
  • He then mounted the second turnbuckle and delivered a cross body block to Kabuki on the floor. Wow!
  • Back in the ring, Madril gave Kabuki another cross corner whip but came up empty on his follow-through. In the process, he injured his left knee.
  • Kabuki then applied a knee crusher causing Madril to roll down to the floor.
  • Since Madril couldn’t answer the count, Kabuki won by countout.
  • Kabuki won.

Rating: **

Summary: Another bullshit finish in a Madril match, but both the enziguri and the cross body block to the floor spot were awesome.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kerry and Adias. Mercer mentions that they’ve been friends who do a lot of things together. Oblivious to the comment, Kerry clarifies it to make it even creepier.

Next, Mercer interviews Hussein with Checkmate and Dragon. According to Hussein, although Bundy left H&H Limited, the partnership between Hart and Hussein remains strong. Uh huh.

Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Brian Adias versus Magic Dragon & Checkmate

Highlights:

  • Before the bell rang, King Kong Bundy entered the ring and confirmed that while he’s no longer involved with H&H Limited. He then stated that he’s formed a new company called Devastation, Inc.
  • Dragon tagged in, but Kerry rolled him up for 2.
  • Shortly after, Dragon performed a back flip and followed with a thrust kick to Adias.
  • He then gave Adias a cross corner whip; however, Kerry softened the blow.
  • As Adias responded with a dropkick, Kerry tagged in and catapulted Dragon into an Adias right hand.
  • Dragon then delivered a flying head butt and tagged in Checkmate.
  • When Dragon tagged in, he received a double noggin knocker with Checkmate thanks to Kerry.
  • Adias then backdropped Checkmate and followed with another dropkick.
  • Upon powerslamming Checkmate, Adias only got 2.
  • With all four wrestlers in the ring, referee Bronko Lubich instructed Kerry to return to the babyface corner.
  • Meanwhile, Checkmate and Dragon hit a double slam on Adias. How dastardly!
  • Checkmate then delivered a knee drop and pinned Adias.
  • As a result, Checkmate and Dragon won.

Rating: *

Summary: Sloppy tag match yet neither team had paired together previously, so it had its moments.

Conclusion:  This episode marks the end of Jay Saldi’s announcing tenure for WCCW. While I don’t know the exact reason, he did mention the sloppiness in tag team coordination between Kerry and Adias. Jackie, I hope you enjoyed yourself. Be careful when you attend that slumber party.

Hey! I didn’t write the script. If you’re going to complain, go after Rita Mae Brown.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 12-11-82!

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