Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-22-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 22, 1985 (taped 06/14)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adias defeat the returning and menacing Brooks? Will Cornette retrieve his blazer this week? How will Fulton fare against the “Crippler”? And who will join me for this rather odd episode?

Lisa, so good to see you! I’m certain my RSG-ites will go all Oingo Boingo for you.

Opening montage.

Match 1: The “Crippler” Rip Oliver (w/ Jim Cornette) versus Bobby Fulton


  • For those curious, Fulton had taped ribs. I prefer mine smoked with dry rub.
  • Fulton leapfrogged Oliver and followed with a dropkick.
  • When Fulton monkey-flipped him, Oliver rebounded with a backbreaker.
  • Fulton supplied Oliver with a ten-punch count-along, but Cornette tripped him down to the mat. SNEAKY!
  • Meanwhile, referee Rick Hazzard was on the other side of Oliver, so he didn’t see it.
  • Oliver then nailed Fulton in the ribs with a foreign object purportedly and pinned him at 11:05.

Rating: **

Summary: Chicanery by the heels helped to seal the victory over the injured Fulton.

From the parking lot, Gary Hart interviews Brooks who arrives on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. While playing in the mud, Brooks celebrates his involvement with injuring Mike Von Erich’s shoulder. On a billboard in the background, McDonald’s McDLT was advertised, and Hart is seeking a third man to join Brooks and One Man Gang for the World Six-Man tag team titles.

Match 2: Bobby Eaton (w/ Jim Cornette) versus Scott Casey (w/ Sunshine)


  • Casey slammed Eaton and followed with a gorilla press slam.
  • As he supplied Eaton with a face crusher, Casey ate a knee drop.
  • He then reversed a cross corner whip and chopped Eaton.
  • When he delivered a fist drop, Casey got 2.
  • Eaton grabbed the green blazer, but Casey tripped him before Eaton could hand it off to Cornette.
  • After Casey regained the green blazer, he tossed it to Sunshine.
  • He then applied a sleeper to Eaton who raked the eyes to escape.
  • While Fulton joined Sunshine at ringside, Eaton hit an elbow drop for 2.
  • The Dallas faithful chanted “go, Scott, go,” but Eaton nailed their hero with a flying head butt for another 2.
  • As Eaton hooked a belly-to-back suplex, he couldn’t get 3.
  • He then gave Casey a cross corner whip followed by a dropkick for another 2.
  • When Eaton leveraged Casey to have his back against the ropes, Cornette jabbed Casey with the end of his tennis racquet. How dastardly!
  • Since referee Rick Hazzard didn’t see it, Fulton came over and hammered Cornette to a raucous ovation.
  • Eaton got distracted by Fulton, so Casey rolled him up.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Casey won at 10:57.

Rating: **

Summary: Distraction finish to wow the Dallas faithful, but does Cornette successfully retrieve his blazer?

After the match, Sunshine has the blazer while Cornette only holds his jaw in pain.

A music video promoted by Mercer about Kerry Von Erich was omitted by the WWE Network.

Thanks, guys. But why didn’t you name your girl Sussidio?

Match 3: Brian Adias versus “Killer” Tim Brooks (w/ Gary Hart)


  • Brooks split Adias’ uprights and applied a bear hug.
  • When Adias rang Brooks’ bell to escape, he leapfrogged Brooks but injured his knee.
  • Brooks seized the knee like a shark to blood and rammed it into the ring post.
  • As he mounted the second turnbuckle, Brooks launched a flying leg drop for 2.
  • Referee Bronko Lubich called for the bell because Adias couldn’t continue at 10:06.

Rating: **

Summary: Solid psychology by Brooks on Adias’ knee led to a submission victory.

After the match, Hart handed Brooks a chain, so Brooks WHACKED Adias with it. Evil!

Conclusion:  That Mike Von Erich injury has me curious in anticipation for next week’s show. While Brooks looks strong against Adias, Cornette fails again to retrieve his green blazer. Lastly, Oliver beats an “already-injured” Fulton albeit through nefarious means. What do you think, Chet?

Well, you’d be an authority on the former. As for your question, wear a bra on your head and do the hand jive.

Next week, the Dynamic Duo faces Kabuki and Kerry.

OK, I’m outta here!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 06-29-85!

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