Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-10-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 10, 1984 (taped 10/27)

Attendance: 12,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win a “clean” wrestling match between Kevin and Adams? Can Mike and Stella finally shut up Hernandez and Nickla? What surprises are in store for us this week? And who will join me for this blazing episode?

Farrah! I’m glad to see you, and your portrayal of Francine Hughes in The Burning Bed was outstanding! You’re on fire!

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, Adams requests a “clean” wrestling match, and Kevin accepts. Show of hands: who thinks Adams will keep it “clean”?

Match 1: Kevin Von Erich versus “Gentleman” Chris Adams (w/ Gary Hart)

Highlights:

  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “Chris is a traitor,” Kevin flipped out of an arm bar and slammed Adams.
  • Speaking of Adams, he gave Kevin a cross corner whip followed by a back drop.
  • Adams then gave him another cross corner whip, but Kevin avoided a charge and hooked a sunset flip for 2.
  • When Adams clotheslined him, Kevin mule-kicked him in the corner.
  • Adams delivered a forearm and followed with a knee lift.
  • As he gave Kevin a third cross corner whip, Adams provided him with a ten-punch count-along for the few fans he had at the stadium.
  • He then hip-tossed and superkicked Kevin out of the ring.
  • With Kevin on the apron, Adams brought him in the hard way.
  • He then leapfrogged and monkey-flipped Kevin.
  • After Adams dropkicked Kevin out of the ring again, Adams launched a tope suicida. Woohoo!
  • He then attempted to suplex Kevin back into the ring, but Kevin escaped and secured an O’Connor roll with a bridge. I’d have grabbed a shot of this, but the camera angle was both wrong and quite phallic.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Kevin won, but ring announcer Ralph Pulley never got the chance to announce the time.

Rating: ***½

Summary: Wow! You never see a tope suicida in 1984 especially in Texas. I like the “clean” wrestling stipulation since neither wrestler needed heat. However, I bet Adams doesn’t show any sportsmanship after the match.

In fact, he loses his cool and slams down the ring bell. Kevin grabs the microphone and offers to “bury the hatchet” if Adams fires Hart. When Hart distracts Kevin, Adams CROWNS Kevin with a wooden chair. OUCH! He then places the chair upon Kevin’s midsection and stomps it. As Kevin and Mike hit the ring to save Kevin, referee David Manning grabs the microphone begging for an ambulance. Without any question whatsoever, Kevin is BUSTED OPEN severely.

Following a commercial break, medical personnel administer first aid to Kevin and ambulate him to Baylor Hospital. Needless to say, but this was NOT an angle.

What’s that, Francine?

I’m so sorry. You definitely fell into the fire.

Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus “Hacksaw” Butch Reed

Highlights:

  • Parsons leapfrogged Reed and followed with a dropkick.
  • With Reed on the apron, Parsons brought him in the hard way.
  • Parsons then gave Reed a cross corner whip but ate knee on his follow-through.
  • As Reed mounted the second turnbuckle, he delivered a fist drop.
  • He then guillotined Parsons with the top rope and tossed him down to the stadium turf.
  • When Parsons re-entered the ring via sunset flip, he got 1.
  • Reed rebounded with a clothesline for 2.
  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “go, Ice, go,” one minute remained in the match.
  • Parsons then slammed Reed for 2.
  • After he gave Reed another cross corner whip, Parsons clotheslined him for another 2.
  • The bell rang, and referee Bronko Lubich deemed the bout a time-limit draw at 10:00.

Rating: *½

Summary: C’mon! These guys needed much more than ten minutes to give us a proper match. Give ‘em five more!

Match 3 (mixed tag): Mike Von Erich & Stella Mae French versus the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez & Nickla Roberts

Highlights:

  • When the Dallas faithful clamored for Sunshine, a helicopter landed at the Cotton Bowl.
  • Lo and behold, Sunshine emerged, headed to the ring, and embraced French.
  • Nickla and French began the match, yet Hernandez pulled Nickla to safety.
  • As Hernandez got tied up in the ropes, the women entered the ring to do more scrappin’.
  • Nickla then delivered a double axe handle and taunted Sunshine.
  • While the Dallas faithful chanted “go, Stella, go,” Nickla choked their hero.
  • To save her “aunt,” Sunshine BRAINED Nickla with a folding chair. Fortunately, the ropes kept it from the nasty shot that Kevin received.
  • 1-2-3.
  • French and Mike won in 5:19.

Rating: *

Summary: More angle than match as Sunshine returns to WCCW much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.

After the match, Sunshine grabs the microphone to convey her love for her fans.

Mercer interviews Sunshine who is “happy to be back.”

Conclusion:  If you wondered why the mixed tag match was the main event, the spectacular return of Sunshine via helicopter said it all. While it wasn’t much of a match, Sunshine’s back and ready to kick Nickla’s butt.

In addition, the match between Kevin and Adams was a great example that they didn’t need to brawl to have a successful match. During the program, Mercer mentioned that Kevin only needed stitches to close his head wound and had a severe concussion. After some rest, Kevin should be ready to get revenge upon Adams. Check this episode out, as it’s both historical and uplifting.

Next week, Kerry and Mike battle Killer Khan and the Missing Link.

Care to add something, Francine?

Thanks again for the great performance and for returning! Hope to see you again.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 11-17-84!

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