Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-20-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 20, 1984 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry overtake Link, or will Akbar get involved? How will Strongbow and Weingeroff fare against Roberts and Adams? What’s up with all this PYT nonsense and Zumhofe? And who will join me for this terminally hybrid episode?

Hey Terminator! While you made that line incredibly famous, your presence is eerily creepy.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Kelly Kiniski versus Mike Reed

Highlights:

  • Since we last saw him, Kiniski ditched the long locks and sported a crew cut.
  • Kiniski slammed Reed but missed an elbow drop.
  • When Reed reversed a cross corner whip, he ate knee on his follow-through.
  • Reed hip-tossed him, but Kiniski rebounded with an atomic drop for 2.
  • As he scored with a vertical suplex, Kiniski missed a leg drop.
  • Reed dropkicked him, but Kiniski put a boot into his midsection.
  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “go Mike, go,” their hero suffered a swinging neckbreaker.
  • Kiniski then missed a knee drop, so Reed gave hm a cross corner whip followed by a series of shoulder blocks.
  • After he gave Kiniski another cross corner whip, Reed ate boot on his follow-through.
  • Reed then reversed an Irish whip, and a mid-ring collision occurred.
  • When Kinisk caught Reed in a backbreaker, he pinned Reed at 5:44.

Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for Kiniski, but he gave Reed too much offense.

Match 2: Buck “Rock’n’Roll” Zumhofe versus Norvell Austin (w/ Koko B. Ware)

Highlights:

  • Austin attempted to slam him, but Zumhofe fell atop him for 2.
  • As Zumhofe monkey-flipped him, Austin took a powder.
  • Austin delivered a knee lift followed by a backbreaker.
  • While Mercer acknowledged the irony of Austin being a PYT, Austin hit a high knee.
  • He then landed a shoulder breaker for 2.
  • When the Dallas faithful began to chant “rock’n’roll,” their hero hip-tossed Austin and followed with a dropkick.
  • He then missed a second dropkick yet hooked an O’Connor roll.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Zumhofe won in 9:47.

Rating: *½

Summary: Crowd-pleasing victory for Zumhofe as the smaller man took down the bigger one.

After the match, Ware ambushes Zumhofe, and the Pretty Young Things double-team him. They then hit Zumhofe with their finisher and destroy Zumhofe’s boom box to regain their heat. How dastardly!

Back in the locker room, Marc Lowrance interviews Roberts who is ready to take the six-man titles alongside the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez and Adams. Next, Lowrance interviews Adams who is “fed up with living in the shadow of the Von Erichs.” Lowrance then interviews Hart who throws shade at “Iceman” King Parsons and wants Adams to achieve the World title.

Match 3: “Gentleman” Chris Adams & Jake “The Snake” Roberts (w/ Gary Hart) versus “Chief” Jules Strongbow & George Weingeroff

Highlights:

  • Tags were exchanged on both sides, and Strongbow chopped Adams down much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.
  • When Strongbow slammed Adams, he missed an elbow drop.
  • Adams landed a knee drop and tagged in Roberts.
  • As tags were exchanged again, Adams mounted the top turnbuckle and lowered the boom upon a prone Weingeroff.
  • Adams then backdropped Weingeroff, scored with another knee drop, and got 2.
  • After Weingeroff reversed a cross corner whip, Adams leaped to the second turnbuckle but missed a cross body block.
  • Strongbow tagged in, attempted to ring Adams’ bell, but Adams blocked it.
  • While Adams catapulted him, Roberts CREAMED Strongbow with a right hand.
  • Roberts tagged in and put a boot into Strongbow’s midsection.
  • When Adams tagged in, he clotheslined Strongbow.
  • He then delivered a leg drop while the Dallas faithful chanted “go Chief, go.”
  • As Roberts tagged in, he attempted to slam Strongbow, but Strongbow landed on top for 2.
  • Hot tag Weingeroff.
  • After he hit an atomic drop to Roberts, Weingeroff landed an elbow drop for 2.
  • Adams then prevented his partner from eating a dropkick by Weingeroff. Clever!
  • While Roberts hung Weingeroff out to dry on the top rope, Adams tagged in and superkicked him.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Adams and Roberts won in 10:52.

Rating: **½

Summary: Showcase match for Adams and Roberts who played smarmy heels well together.

Missing from this episode is a special video tribute to Kevin. The reason would be this song:

Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus Missing Link (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)

Highlights:

  • Before Lowrance could finish the introductions, Link ambushed Kerry.
  • Link, as you’d expect, launched a head butt to Kerry’s chest.
  • As Kerry scored with a discus punch, he knocked Link completely out of the ring.
  • Akbar then tripped Kerry coming off the ropes and got up on the apron to distract referee David Manning.
  • In the meantime, Link tossed Kerry over the top rope. SNEAKY!
  • Kerry tried to skin the cat but only succeeded in dropkicking Link.
  • Due to his momentum, Link knocked Akbar down from the apron to the floor.
  • Kerry then rolled up Link, but Akbar entered the ring and interfered.
  • That caused Manning to call for the bell to disqualify Link.
  • Obviously, Kerry won in approximately 4:00.

Rating: *

Summary: Short main event with a schmozz finish.

After the match, Link and Akbar double-team Kerry until Mike makes the save. Mike then provides Akbar and Link with a double noggin knocker much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.

Conclusion:  While Mike gave Devastation, Inc. their comeuppance, Roberts and Adams’ teamwork was solid. Also, Zumhofe gained victory while Adams’ explanation for his heel turn was a unique version of the truth. What do you think, Sarah?

I’m not quite sure about that; however, their triple-dropkick is phenomenally devastating! I can certainly sense your love for them.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 10-27-84!

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