Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-19-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 19, 1983 (taped 11/04)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Adams and Mantell fare against Garvin and Roberts? Will Sunshine get involved? Can Parsons figure out a way to beat Super Destroyer #1, or does Devastation, Inc. have a sinister plan? And who will join me to share this riveting episode with me?

Welcome aboard, Chris, and your reputation suits you.

Opening montage.

To begin the show, we head to Fort Worth to join David Von Erich versus Kamala in progress. Instead of his charge getting pinned, Friday throws in the towel while David has Kamala firmly in an Iron claw. After the match, Akbar literally lashes out at Friday with a whip. When David turns his back, Akbar lashes him too. How dastardly! David grabs Akbar until Kamala rescues his manager. As Kamala beats David down, Kerry saves his brother by nailing Kamala. Meanwhile, Mike tries to help his brother, but fellow babyfaces restrain him. Akbar gets too close, so Mike pops him.

Next, we revisit the cage match between Kerry and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair from last Christmas. In front of a cage, Kerry cuts a promo on Michael Hayes. Afterward, Hayes rebuts while wearing an Atlanta Braves hat.

Match 1: Jose Lothario versus Tonga John


  • John hip-tossed Lothario but missed an elbow drop.
  • When he slammed Lothario, he missed another elbow drop.
  • John slammed Lothario again yet successfully landed an elbow smash this time for 2.
  • As he chopped Lothario, John got another 2.
  • A third slam by John led to his mounting the second turnbuckle.
  • After John missed a diving head butt, Lothario slammed him.
  • He then mounted the top turnbuckle and delivered a double axe handle for 2.
  • When he hit a series of rights, Lothario followed with a fist drop for another 2.
  • John then gave Lothario a cross corner whip but came up empty on his follow-through.
  • As Lothario slammed him again, he remounted the top turnbuckle and delivered a senton splash.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Lothario won.

Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for Lothario with a lot of offense from John.

Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus NWA American tag champion Super Destroyer #1 (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar & Super Destroyer #2)


  • #1 hip-tossed Parsons but ate a mule kick.
  • As #1 leap-frogged him, Parsons delivered a dropkick.
  • #1 then landed an enziguri and put a knee into Parsons’ back.
  • When he guillotined Parsons with the top rope, #1 chopped him down for 2.
  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “go King, go,” #1 mounted the second turnbuckle and hit an axe handle for 2.
  • #1 then attempted a head butt, but it didn’t faze Parsons. In turn, Parsons returned the favor with a better outcome.
  • After #1 provided a big boot, he slammed Parsons, delivered a knee drop, and got 2.
  • He then mounted the opposite second turnbuckle, leaped, but ate a shot to the midsection.
  • As Parsons hit a back elbow, he slammed #1 and followed with a leg drop for 2.
  • He slammed #1 again for another 2.
  • When Parsons delivered a butt butt, #1 laid too close to the ropes.
  • Referee Larry Hayes then kept Parsons at bay, so #2 switched with #1. SNEAKY!
  • After #2 hooked an inside cradle, he pinned Parsons.
  • #1 won.

Rating: **

Summary: If you took tag team switcheroo as a key to victory in your betting pool, you win a Kewpie doll.

Prior to the main event, Mercer interviews Garvin who intentionally refers to Precious as Sunshine. He then calls the real Sunshine a “phony.”

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


  • While the Dallas faithful LOUDLY chanted “we want Sun-shine,” Mantell tagged in, mounted the second turnbuckle, and lowered the boom onto Roberts.
  • Garvin tagged in, but Mantell hooked an O’Connor roll for 2.
  • When Garvin clotheslined Mantell, tags were exchanged on both sides.
  • Adams then mounted the top turnbuckle and lowered the boom on Roberts.
  • As tags were exchanged again, Garvin slammed Mantell for 2.
  • Wow! It must be raining extremely hard in Dallas during this match due to the Dallas faithful’s penchant for solar illumination.
  • Sorry, Chester.
  • Regardless, Garvin backdropped Mantell for another 2.
  • Afterward, a mid-ring collision led to the NUCLEAR tag to Adams.
  • Adams then clotheslined Garvin, and Roberts came in only to eat a superkick.
  • Suddenly, Sunshine stormed the ring and got her hands on Precious.
  • Referee Bronko Lubich called for the bell to throw the match out.

Rating: ***

Summary: Solid tag match, but the real story is Sunshine versus Precious.

After the match, Sunshine rips Precious’ coat off and sprays aerosol in Garvin’s face. Adams then superkicks Garvin, and Sunshine scratches Garvin repeatedly. Officials restrain Sunshine, and Garvin and Precious scamper back to the locker room. Without question, the Dallas faithful ate it up with a spoon.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Adams at ringside. While Adams is thrilled about receiving Garvin’s tapes and medical records from Sunshine, he welcomes her to stand in his corner. Next, Mercer interviews referee David Manning who hypes the cage match at the upcoming extravaganza.

Conclusion:  Sunshine gets revenge against both Garvin and Precious in a glorious and tremendous fashion that you can’t help but root for her. Additionally, on top of hyping the Thanksgiving extravaganza, the tag champs steal a victory away from Parsons and fuel between the Von Erichs and Devastation, Inc. is ignited with David’s victory over Kamala. Ms. McCormick, what are your thoughts?

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be sure to check out Lipstick.Speaking of glory…

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 11-26-83!

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