Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 09-01-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: September 1, 1984 (taped 08/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin topple Hernandez and earn a shot at the Texas title? How will the Pretty Young Things fare against Parsons and Young? What’s going on between Hernandez and French? And who will join me for this unsettling episode?

Yikes, Freddy! Don’t scare the RSG-ites so much! They’ll be afraid to close their eyes at night.

Opening montage.

Match 1: “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus George Weingeroff

Highlights:

  • For those curious, Gary Hart sat at the timekeeper’s table for this match.
  • Adams delivered a cross body block for 2.
  • When Weingeroff hooked an O’Connor roll, he got 2.
  • He then scored with a back elbow, but Adams rebounded with a slam.
  • As Adams followed with a knee drop, he got 2.
  • He slammed Weingeroff again, and both wrestlers tumbled over the top rope to the floor.
  • Upon returning to the ring, Weingeroff secured an inside cradle for 2.
  • He then slammed Adams and hit an elbow drop for another 2.
  • When he suplexed Adams, Weingeroff trapped Adams in a backslide but couldn’t get 3.
  • Adams responded with his own inside cradle for 2.
  • As Adams attempted a suplex, Weingeroff blocked it and attempted one as well.
  • Adams escaped and rolled up Weingeroff.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Adams won.

Rating: **

Summary: Decent babyface battle with Adams getting the duke.

After the match, Adams and Weingeroff shake hands. Great sportsmanship!

Match 2: Killer Khan (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus Mike Gallagher

Highlights:

  • While Mercer provided an update on Chic Donovan’s recovery, Khan delivered a big boot.
  • For those unaware, Khan was “responsible” for Donovan’s severe knee injury.
  • Nonetheless, Gallagher launched a dropkick but couldn’t take Khan off his feet.
  • As Khan hit a backbreaker, he mounted the second turnbuckle.
  • He then drove a knee into the prone Gallagher and pinned him.

Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Khan.

At ringside, Mercer interviews Hernandez who complains about Stella Mae French and cuts a promo on her.

I believe Nancy’s mom told her not to fall asleep in the tub. You could be right about Hernandez’s obsession.

Match 3: Pretty Young Things versus “Iceman” King Parsons & “Sweet Brown Sugar” Skip Young

Highlights:

  • Young leapfrogged Austin twice before monkey-flipping him.
  • When Young and Parsons cleared the ring, they celebrated with a double high-five.
  • Shortly after, they landed a double back elbow to Ware.
  • Young then slammed Ware and followed with a powerslam.
  • As the Dallas faithful chanted “go Skip, go,” Austin tagged in.
  • Young then countered a side head lock with a belly-to-back suplex.
  • After tags were exchanged on both sides, Ware scored with a back elbow to Parsons.
  • He then delivered an elbow drop for 2.
  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “go, Ice, go,” Austin placed a knee into their hero’s midsection.
  • At the ten-minute mark, Young tagged in and dropkicked Austin.
  • All four wrestlers were in the ring, and the Pretty Young Things missed a double clothesline.
  • Instead, Young hit a cross body block to Austin.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Young and Parsons won.

Rating: **

Summary: Solid tag match that followed the tag formula to a degree and had the Dallas faithful on the edge of their collective seats.

After the match, the Pretty Young Things dispose of Parsons over the top rope and attempt their finisher on Young. Immediately, Parsons returned to the ring to thwart their effort and cause Ware to slip off the top turnbuckle.

Match 4 (non-title): NWA Texas champion the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez versus Kevin Von Erich

Highlights:

  • Kevin monkey-flipped Hernandez and followed with a standing dropkick.
  • As the Dallas faithful clamored for the Iron claw, Kevin hooked a body scissors and rolled Hernandez over for 2.
  • Hernandez escaped by biting Kevin’s toe, so Kevin responded with an eye poke. I wondered how long it would take for someone to attack Kevin’s bare feet.
  • Nevertheless, Kevin delivered a mule kick, mounted the second turnbuckle, and landed an elbow smash.
  • He then slammed Hernandez, attempted a splash, but ate knees.
  • When Hernandez mounted the top turnbuckle, Kevin caught and slammed him down to the mat.
  • He then applied an Iron claw, but Hernandez made the ropes to escape.
  • After Kevin reapplied it, Hernandez raked the eyes to escape.
  • Kevin then backdropped Hernandez and applied a third Iron claw.
  • Since Hernandez was in the ropes, referee Bronko Lubich made Kevin break the hold.
  • Hernandez then procured a foreign object and CLOCKED Kevin with it.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Hernandez won.

Rating: *½

Summary: In purely sycophantic fashion, Hernandez broke the hearts of the Dallas faithful by defeating its hero.

After the match, Stella Mae French enters the ring and attacks Hernandez much to the delight of the Dallas faithful. Referees David Manning and Bronko Lubich restrain her, and Hernandez readies his foreign object. When Hernandez attempts to strike her, Kevin clobbers him. They then double-team Hernandez, and the foreign object gets dislodged. Although Hernandez escapes, Lubich reverses the decision. Another scuffle breaks out, and Hernandez tosses a chair into the ring. Kevin’s a hero!

Sorry, Chester.

Following a commercial break, Mercer interviews Kevin who calls French “crazy” but is ready for Hernandez.

Conclusion:  Solid show with two good undercard matches and a fun main event. I can only wonder how stir-crazy Hernandez will become due to French’s unmitigated hatred for him. With Parson’s help, Young earned retribution against the Pretty Young Things while Adams and Weingeroff wrestled an evenly-matched scientific opener. What do you think, Freddy?

You said that with tongue-in-cheek, no? Don’t make me call the cops on you. Good night!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 09-08-84!

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