Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-27-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 27, 1984 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin and Mike overtake the duo of Hernandez and Roberts? How will Parsons fare against the evil Khan? What does Kevin have to say during this episode? And who will join me for this exuberant episode?

Mark Gastineau! Great to see your enthusiasm. Let’s go crazy!

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, we revisit the David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions when Kerry defeated Flair for the NWA World title on 5/6.

We then get an interview montage of Hernandez, Roberts, and Adams followed by highlights of their matches.

Match 1: “Wild” Bill Irwin (w/o Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus “Chief” Jules Strongbow

Highlights:

  • Strongbow hip-tossed Irwin, a criss-cross ensued, and Strongbow chopped Irwin down.
  • When Irwin clotheslined him, Strongbow countered a side head lock with a knee crusher.
  • He then delivered an elbow drop followed by a tomahawk chop for 2.
  • As Strongbow applied an Indian death lock, Irwin narrowly escaped and rammed Strongbow’s head into his injured knee. Faulty logic if there ever was any.
  • With a minute remaining, Strongbow hooked an inside cradle for 2.
  • Irwin rebounded with an elbow drop and hit a gutwrench suplex.
  • After he mounted the second turnbuckle, Irwin leaped, but there wasn’t any water in the pool.
  • Strongbow then executed a somersault rollup but only got 2.
  • Ultimately, the bell rang, and referee Rick Hazzard ruled the bout a time-limit draw at 10:00.

Rating: **

Summary: Irwin pushed Strongbow to use some psychology while he incited the Dallas faithful with his anti-Native-American taunts; thus, he did a fine job carrying Strongbow.

Back in the locker room, Marc Lowrance interviews Parsons who informs Adams that he let everyone down. He then discusses Zumhofe’s misfortunes from last week and offers to continue their partnership against the Pretty Young Things.

Next, Lowrance interviews Kevin who is ready to seek revenge against Adams. He then defends Stella Mae French and roots for her against Nickla Roberts. Following that, he touts Kerry’s success against the returning-soon “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus Killer Khan (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)

Highlights:

  • Khan missed an elbow drop, so Parsons gave hm a cross corner whip.
  • With Akbar on the apron, Parsons supplied Khan with another cross corner whip and sauntered after Akbar.
  • Khan then nailed Parsons directly in the throat, so referee Bronko Lubich called for the bell to disqualify him at 4: 41.

Rating: DUD

Summary: Absolute waste of time as Khan just used numerous heel tactics while Parsons retaliated with punches and head butts. Minus his feud with Gordy, Khan’s purpose in WCCW remains an act of futility.

After the match, Akbar confronts Lubich about his ruling but loses the argument.

Match 3: The “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez & Jake “The Snake” Roberts (w/ Nickla Roberts) versus Kevin & Mike Von Erich

Highlights:

  • While the Dallas faithful LOUDLY chanted “we want Stella,” Mike humiliated Roberts during a lock-up.
  • Kevin tagged in and provided Roberts with a huracanrana. Woohoo!
  • When French came to ringside, referees David Manning and Rick Hazzard stopped her in her tracks.
  • Nickla got a couple of shots in on her, but French was escorted back to the locker room.
  • As Hernandez tagged in, Kevin hooked a sunset flip for 2.
  • Roberts tagged in and slammed Kevin.
  • After Hernandez tagged in, Kevin backdropped him.
  • He then slammed Hernandez but ate knees on a splash attempt.
  • While Kevin reversed a cross corner whip, he monkey-flipped Hernandez.
  • He then leaped to the top turnbuckle and connected with a cross body block.
  • 1-2-3.
  • The Von Erichs won in 4:30.

Rating: **½

Summary: Rushed main event where Mike was barely involved. On the other hand, Kevin did a fabulous job carrying his team to the extreme delight of the Dallas faithful.

After the match, Roberts tosses Mike over the top rope to the floor. The heels then double-team Kevin until Mike returns. The Von Erichs gain the upper hand on them as Mike unleashes a pair of dropkicks to Roberts.

Kevin then grabs the microphone and wants a title match from Hernandez. Should Kevin lose, Hernandez will earn $5000. Wow! Hernandez taunts the Von Erichs while flashing his belts around like jewelry to end the show.

Next week, matches from the 1984 Cotton Bowl show will be shown!

Conclusion:  Exciting main event that absolutely carried this show. While I see you’re with another Dallas legend, Don, what are your thoughts?

You’re right, Don, WCCW was coasting its way into the big show during this episode. Let’s look at the line-up for the card:

  1. “Iceman” King Parsons versus the “Natural” Butch Reed
  2. “Chief” Jules Strongbow versus Killer Khan (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar)
  3. Skip Young (a.k.a. Sweet Brown Sugar) versus Norvell Austin
  4. Koko B. Ware versus “Rock’n’Roll” Buck Zumhofe
  5. Missing Link (w/ Gen. Skandor Akbar) versus George Weingeroff
  6. The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus the “Natural” Butch Reed (arm wrestling)
  7. El Diablo Grande & Kelly Kiniski versus the Fantastics
  8. The “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez & Nickla Roberts versus Mike Von Erich & Stella Mae French
  9. Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Gary Hart)
  10. Kerry, Kevin, & Mike Von Erich versus Jake “The Snake” Roberts, “Gentleman” Chris Adams, & the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez

On paper, it looks like an awesome show. Let’s hope they deliver a great performance much like this:

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 11-03-84!

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