Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-13-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 13, 1983 (taped 07/29)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry defeat Hayes as part of our double main event? Will Roberts gain revenge on Parsons for his hair loss? How will Adams and Lothario fare against Mongol and Markus? Also, who will set this reflection ablaze with me during tonight’s reflection?

No need to be nervous, Joe. Just sit back and enjoy some great ‘rasslin’.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Mr. Ebony (w/o Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus Mike Reed

Highlights:

  • Ebony slammed Reed, mounted the second turnbuckle, and delivered an axe handle.
  • When he backdropped Reed, Ebony hooked a full nelson.
  • Reed submitted, so Ebony won.

Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Ebony.

Mercer then interviews Hayes and Roberts at ringside. Hayes warns the Von Erichs about winning the World Six-Man tag titles. Afterward, Roberts cuts his own heel promo. Methinks his head gear was on too tight.

Match 2: “Gentleman” Chris Adams & Jose Lothario versus Mongol & Gran Markus

Highlights:

  • Adams leap-frogged Mongol twice and clotheslined him for 2.
  • As the heels miscommunicated, all four wrestlers were in the ring.
  • The babyfaces then tried to ram the heels together but met in the middle the hard way instead.
  • When the heels tried to ram the babyfaces together, the babyfaces performed a do-si-do and nailed the heels. Adams specifically caught Mongol with a superkick.
  • Adams then brought Mongol into the ring the hard way, but Mongol tagged out.
  • After Markus landed a pair of shots to Adams’ midsection, Mongol tagged in and delivered a back elbow for 2.
  • Lothario tagged in but got caught in the heel corner.
  • As tags were exchanged on both sides, Markus shoulder-blocked Adams completely out of the ring.
  • Adams rebounded with a leg sweep for 2 followed by a back drop.
  • When he landed a superkick, Adams suplexed Markus for another 2.
  • He then slammed Markus and tagged in Lothario.
  • After Lothario mounted the top turnbuckle, he hit a flying stomp to Markus.
  • He then backdropped Markus while one minute remained in the match.
  • As Mongol tagged in, Lothario hooked a sleeper.
  • With all four wrestlers in the ring again, the bell rang.
  • Referee Jerry Usher ruled the match a time-limit draw.

Rating: **½

Summary: When ring announcer Marc Lowrance announced the ten-minute time limit, the decision became obvious.

After the match, the heels try to double-team Adams, but Mongol receives a knee lift instead.

Match 3: “Iceman” King Parsons versus Buddy Roberts

Highlights:

  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “we want the wig” at Roberts, Parsons tried to remove Roberts’ head gear.
  • With Roberts on the apron, Parsons returned him to the ring the hard way.
  • Roberts then mounted the top turnbuckle, leaped, but ate a shot to the midsection.
  • When Roberts delivered an elbow drop, he got 2.
  • With Parsons on the apron, Roberts guillotined him with the top rope.
  • Parsons returned to the apron and gave Roberts a taste of his own medicine.
  • As he backdropped Roberts, Parsons wasn’t successful a second time.
  • Roberts then attempted a suplex, but Parsons countered with an inside cradle.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Parsons won.

Rating: *

Summary: Mostly a punch-kick affair that didn’t feel like a blood feud should.

After the match, Parsons pounces atop Roberts but can’t remove the head gear. Roberts then scampers back to the locker room to save himself from being embarrassed.

Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Michael Hayes

Highlights:

  • Much to Hayes’ dismay, the Dallas faithful LOUDLY chanted “go Kerry, go.”
  • As they altered their chant to question Hayes’ bedroom habits, Kerry hip-tossed and slammed Hayes.
  • To retaliate, Hayes delivered a back elbow.
  • Kerry then applied an Iron claw, but Hayes used momentum to send him to the floor.
  • When Hayes leaped from the apron, he hit an elbow drop to Kerry on the floor.
  • Kerry then reversed a cross corner whip but ate knees on his follow-through.
  • After Kerry delivered a cross body block, Hayes used momentum and the ropes to land on top for 2.
  • Believing that he’d won, Hayes celebrated prematurely.
  • Kerry then rolled Hayes up and pinned him.

 

Rating: *½

Summary: Perhaps the temperature in the building caused the pace to be slower than usual. Both men sweated profusely despite the sluggish pace. Ultimately, Kerry took advantage of Hayes’ overconfidence and earned the victory.

After the match, Hayes attacks Kerry and delivers a piledriver to regain his heat.

Before the show leaves the air, Mercer interviews Adams who cuts a promo on Mongol. He then vows to challenge Garvin for the American title.

Conclusion:  While exciting, this episode felt flatter than the previous lot. Let’s hope WCCW stays hotter than a Texas summer going forward. What are your thoughts, Joe?

Thanks, Joe. Mind if I get a photograph?

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 08-20-83!

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