Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-06-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 6, 1985 (taped 06/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Kevin and Parsons fare against Gang and Brooks? What’s new with Adams? What does Mike have to say about his shoulder injury? And who will join me for this hair-raising episode?

Don’t worry, David. Your werewolf transformation still terrifies people. I certainly hope your rampage contained a decent view beforehand.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Brian Adias versus Kelly Kiniski

Highlights:

  • Adias blocked a hip toss and supplied Kiniski with one of his own.
  • When he reversed a cross corner whip, Adias ate a knee to the midsection on his follow-through.
  • Kiniski delivered a belly-to-back suplex for 1.
  • As he guillotined Adias with the top rope, Kiniski tossed him down to the floor.
  • From the apron, Adias attempted a sunset flip, but Kiniski dealt him a knuckle sandwich.
  • Kiniski provided Adias with an atomic drop for another one-count.
  • After he clotheslined Adias, Kiniski earned a third 1-count.
  • Adias rebounded with a dropkick but ate a head butt to the midsection.
  • While Adias countered a hip toss with a backslide, he pinned Kiniski at 8:47.

Rating: **

Summary: Decent opener as Adias’ knee appears to have returned to 100%.

Match 2 (non-title): NWA American champion “Gentleman” Chris Adams versus Mike Bond

Highlights:

  • On 6/24 in Fort Worth, the Dynamic Duo defeated the Fantastics to become American tag champions.
  • Adams charged, but Bond backdropped him.
  • As Bond dropkicked him, the Dallas faithful serenaded him with a “go, Mike, go” chant.
  • Adams spilled Bond over the timekeeper’s table down to the floor and rammed him face-first into a wooden chair.
  • When he guillotined Bond with the top rope, Adams brought him back into the ring the hard way.
  • Adams missed a clothesline, but Bond didn’t.
  • After Adams mounted the top turnbuckle, Bond caught and slammed him down to the mat.
  • Bond mounted the top turnbuckle but missed a splash.
  • While Adams piledrove him, he scored with a superkick.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Adams won at 6:10.

Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for Adams who gave Bond quite a chance.

At Mike Von Erich’s home, Mercer interviews him who exits a swimming pool. Mike garbles his promo while thanking a nearby Parsons. As Parsons explains Mike’s training regimen, he describes Mike as “far from being a quitter.” That’s not terribly as high a praise as it could have been. Mike’s ready to “tell (his) story in the ring.” But how will he get past “once upon a time” without fumbling? Nevertheless, Parsons saved Mike’s bacon from being embarrassing.

What’s that, Jack?

Get the fuck out of here, Jack! All you zombies need to watch more WCCW.

Match 3: Kevin Von Erich & “Iceman” King Parsons versus One Man Gang & “Killer” Tim Brooks (w/ Gary Hart)

Highlights:

  • This was originally scheduled as Brooks versus Parsons, but Gang and Brooks along with Hart presented quite an obstacle for Parsons. Enter Kevin as a partner, and a tag match was underway.
  • When Kevin climbed the turnbuckles, he provided Gang with an elbow smash.
  • Parsons head-butted Brooks over the top rope to the floor, and Kevin dropkicked Gang down there with him.
  • As officials tried to straighten things out, the show took a break.
  • Following the break, the match officially started.
  • Parsons supplied Brooks with a ten-punch count-along and disposed of him to the floor.
  • Afterward, he and Kevin double-dropkicked Gang.
  • Parsons backdrooped Brooks and tagged in Kevin.
  • While Kevin made him HIT THE POLE, he gave Brooks a cross corner whip to make him HIT THE opposite POLE.
  • Gang tried to intervene but ate a head butt from Parsons.
  • When Parsons tagged in, he hooked an abdominal stretch on Brooks.
  • Gang saved his partner and tagged in.
  • As Gang clobbered Parsons, Brooks tagged in, mounted the second turnbuckle, and lowered the boom on Parsons.
  • All four wrestlers were in the ring, but referee Bronko Lubich returned Kevin to the babyface corner.
  • After the Dallas faithful chanted ‘go Ice, go,” Brooks inadvertently nailed Gang with a high knee.
  • Hot tag Kevin.
  • While Kevin applied an Iron claw, Gang escaped.
  • Shortly after, Kevin applied a second Iron claw, but Brooks thwarted his efforts.
  • The heels tried to double-clothesline Kevin with their chain, but Kevin ducked it.
  • When Kevin dropkicked Brooks, Parsons dealt Gang a butt butt.
  • The bell rang, and Lubich awarded the victory to Kevin and Parsons at 13:00.

Rating: ***

Summary: A bit disjointed, but the dynamic between the Von Erichs and Hart’s stable kept the Sportatorium from a dull roar to a screaming frenzy.

Conclusion:  Unquestionably, the main event was the steak of the episode while everything else was just gravy. Much like his wrestling skills, Mike’s interview needs serious improvement. If only there was a cruiserweight division, then the Von Erichs could employ Jose Lothario to enhance Mike’s skills as a speedy bump magnet yet not as incredible as Lothario’s prized pupil. What do you think, David?

Don’t know what’s around here, but the Sportatorium has its fair share of rats.

Next week, Kabuki squares off against Adams.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 07-13-85!

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