Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-15-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 15, 1985 (taped 05/31)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry defeat Gang in a return match? Will Cornette succeed in retrieving his green jacket? And who will join me for this playful episode?

I’m on it, Jack! Thanks for playing along, and please be careful on your bicycle.

Opening montage.

Match 1 (non-title): NWA American tag team champions the Fantastics versus Kelly Kiniski & Jack Victory

Highlights:

  • Fulton tagged in, mounted the second turnbuckle, and lowered the boom on Victory.
  • When Rogers leapfrogged him, he dealt Victory a hip toss.
  • Fulton tagged in, received a cross corner whip, but unleashed a flying headscissors to Victory.
  • As a double whip by the heels failed, a criss cross ensued.
  • Kiniski tripped Rogers coming off the ropes, and Victory got 2.
  • After Kiniski tagged in, he guillotined Rogers with the top rope.
  • He then clotheslined Rogers and followed with a swinging neckbreaker.
  • While he delivered a knee drop, Kiniski got 2.
  • He then hooked a Victory-assisted abdominal stretch until referee Rick Hazzard stopped the shenanigans.
  • When Victory tagged in, he supplied Rogers with a back elbow for 2.
  • Hot tag Fulton.
  • With all four wrestlers in the ring, the Fantastics caused Kiniski to backdrop Victory.
  • They then double-dropkicked Kiniski out of the ring.
  • As they hit a schoolboy/Thesz press combo, the Fantastics won at 7:38.

Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for the Fantastics where the tag formula worked wonders and enthralled the Dallas faithful.

Backstage, Cornette cuts a promo on Casey while we revisit the match where Casey appropriated Cornette’s green blazer. We then revisit the match where Cornette ALMOST retrieved his blazer, but Casey retained it much to Cornette’s chagrin.

We then head to Fort Worth on 5/20 when Casey lifted his shoulder to defeat Oliver. As Oliver nails Casey, Cornette tosses his tennis racquet to him. Before Oliver can turn Casey’s lights out, Sunshine sprays him in the eyes with hairspray. Cornette shoves Sunshine, but she removes her heels and beats up Cornette to a RAUCOUS ovation.

At ringside wearing a different outfit, Cornette, along with the Midnight Express and Oliver, promises to not interfere but successfully retrieve the fancy green blazer.

Did I just hear something?

Watch out, Fancy!

Nothing, US, I’m not lying. Just go play with your dominoes.

Match 2: Rip Oliver (w/ Jim Cornette & the Midnight Express) versus Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine & Kabuki)

Highlights:

  • Oliver sent Casey down to the floor, but Cornette restrained the Midnight Express from ambushing him.
  • As Oliver returned him to the ring the hard way, Casey delivered a shot to the midsection.
  • He then provided Oliver with an atomic drop and knee drop for 2.
  • When the Midnight Express confronted Kabuki, they distracted referee Rick Hazzard.
  • Cornette then WALLOPED Casey in the back as he came off the ropes. How dastardly!
  • Afterward, Oliver pinned Casey at 6:48.

Rating: DUD

Summary: More storyline than match as you will see.

As the match concludes, Cornette tries to snag his green jacket away from Sunshine, but Casey rips it away from him. Kabuki keeps the Midnight Express at bay, and the heels scamper backstage.

Match 3 (non-title): NWA Texas champion the “Handsome Half-Breed” Gino Hernandez versus Johnny Mantell

Highlights:

  • Mantell leapfrogged Gino and followed with a dropkick.
  • When Gino put a knee into Mantell’s midsection, he connected with an elbow drop for 2.
  • Gino then delivered a spin kick, but Mantell rebounded with a back drop.
  • As he slammed Gino, Mantell got 2.
  • Gino then leapfrogged and clotheslined Mantell.
  • After he mounted the top turnbuckle, he scored with a big elbow.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Gino won at 5:34.

Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Gino.

Match 4: The “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich versus One Man Gang (w/ Gary Hart)

Highlights:

  • Gang blasted him, but Kerry retaliated with a dropkick sending Gang over the top rope to the floor.
  • As Gang returned, Kerry uncorked another pair of dropkicks, gave him a cross corner whip, but ate boot on his follow-through.
  • Gang sent Kerry to the floor, but Kerry rebounded with a pair of discus punches that laid out Gang FLAT.
  • When Kerry attempted an Iron claw, Gang blocked it and applied a bear hug.
  • The Dallas faithful chanted “go Kerry, go,” but Gang released the hold and clotheslined their hero for 2.
  • After Kerry hooked a sleeper, Gang sandwiched him in the corner.
  • Kerry then secured an Iron claw, but Hart tried to put a halt to it.
  • Before Hart could do so, Kerry nailed him.
  • A BUSTED OPEN Gang then CLOBBERED Kerry with his chain, so referee Bronko Lubich called for the bell to disqualify him at 6:14.

Rating: **

Summary: HOT main event with a crappy ending.

After the match, Gang slams Kerry at Hart’s behest. He then misses a 747, so Kerry dropkicks him down to the floor. As Gang returns, a brawl erupts. The locker room empties to separate them to close out the show.

Conclusion:  The Kerry-Gang feud marches on while Gino showcased his talent. Also, Cornette failed once again to retrieve his green blazer, yet the Fantastics wowed the Dallas faithful with a victory. What’s that, US?

You might want to keep your voice down, you ass, er, I mean, US.

OK, I have to run now.

Next week, the Dynamic Duo square off against Kerry and Kabuki.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 06-22-85!

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