Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 09-07-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: September 7, 1985 (taped 08/23)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry and Adias get the better of the Dynamic Duo? Or will their hair be the true loss of the evening? What’s the latest on Mike’s condition? Plus women’s action!

Opening montage.

Match 1: Misty Blue versus Linda Dallas

Highlights:

  • For those unaware, Misty Blue was portrayed by Diane Simmes.
  • Both Blue and Dallas were trained by Killer Kowalski, and this was the fourth match in each woman’s career.
  • Who knows whose belt Misty’s wearing? Drop me a line.
  • Blue clotheslined and catapulted Dallas across the ring.
  • When she slammed Dallas, Blue received a hair mare.
  • Mercer announced the double hair match at the Cotton Bowl on October 6. Get your tickets NOW!
  • As Blue rebounded with a dropkick, each wrestler bit the other. Ah, I see we’re going to get a scientific match.
  • Blue monkey-flipped Dallas, and a flying double head butt put both wrestlers down on the mat.
  • After Dallas rolled up Blue, she got 1.
  • Dallas attempted a not-so-crisp somersault rollup, but Blue escaped.
  • While Blue unleashed another dropkick, Dallas rammed her face-first into the mat.
  • Blue suplexed her, attempted a fireman’s carry, but Dallas fell atop her for 1.
  • Barely leaping off her feet, Blue scored with a cross body block.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Blue won at 7:45.

Rating: *

Summary: Despite their limited experience, Blue and Dallas didn’t stink up the Sportatorium. Although Blue’s psychology was all over the place, she was the ring general in the match and deserved the victory.

We revisit the 8/3 episode where Gary Hart’s gang decimated Parsons. Next, we revisit the 8/17 episode when Bruiser Brody saved Parsons’ bacon from being fried by Hart’s gang. Afterward, Parsons works out and cuts a promo on them. “It bees that way sometime.”

Match 2: “Iceman” King Parsons versus the “Heartthrob of New Jersey” Jack Victory

Highlights:

  • During his introduction, Victory wore a t-shirt bearing “New Jersey: The Brains of Texas.” That’s some good heelin’.
  • Victory missed with a back elbow, but Parsons didn’t miss with a chop.
  • As Parsons blocked a hip toss, he dealt Victory one of his own.
  • Victory rebounded with an elbow drop for 1.
  • When the Dallas faithful chanted “go, Ice, go,” a mid-ring collision occurred.
  • Victory missed with another back elbow, yet Parsons connected with a butt butt.
  • 1-2-3.
  • Parsons won at 7:50.

Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Parsons.

From Baylor University Medical Center, Mercer updates us on Mike Von Erich’s condition, During a press conference, Fritz, Doris, Kerry (w/ daughter Hollie), and Kevin Von Erich sit alongside Dr. Michael Emmett and Dr. William Sutker. According to Sutker, Mike’s dealing with “some kidney damage, high fever, and…respiratory problems.” Dr. Emmett relates Mike’s kidney problems to “low blood pressure.” Currently, Mike is undergoing dialysis to correct the issue.

As Sutker continued, he mentions the “dark hours” when Mike was critically ill and may not have made it. However, due to his physical condition, Mike has improved from “critical” to “serious” condition. Kevin chimes in with the rather unfathomable statistic that Mike’s temperature “soared to 107°.” Fortunately, the human body can survive up to a temperature of 108°.

Afterward, Kerry believes a miracle happened and shows his appreciation for WCCW’s Middle East fans. Doris speaks on Mike’s behalf to tell his fans that he loves them. Fritz arrives to thank the doctors and vows for Mike’s return no matter how long it may take.

HOT TAKE: Anyone who has been given the scare of death shouldn’t be putting his or her body at risk. Mike should have retired despite Fritz’ wishes. It would have helped his mental, physical, and psychological health while dealing with the effects of the scare.

Match 3 (non-title): NWA American tag team champions the Dynamic Duo versus the “Modern Day Warrior” Kerry Von Erich & Brian Adias

Highlights:

  • Adias tagged in, mounted the top turnbuckle, and lowered the boom onto Hernandez.
  • When tags were exchanged on both sides, Kerry clotheslined Adams for 1.
  • The Dallas faithful LOUDLY chanted “go, Kerry, go,” and their hero gave Adams a cross corner whip.
  • As Kerry came up empty on his follow-through, he injured his right knee.
  • Hernandez tagged in, but Adams distracted referee Rick Hazzard leading to a false tag.
  • After Hazzard was forced to return Adias to the babyface corner, the Dynamic Duo illegally switched. SNEAKY!
  • Adams scored with a superkick followed by a diving head butt.
  • While Hernandez tagged in, he trapped Kerry in a sleeper.
  • Kerry escaped, but Adams tagged in to apply another sleeper.
  • Escaping Adams’ clutches, Kerry nailed him with a discus punch sending Adams over the top rope to the floor.
  • Hot tag Adias.
  • Dropkicking Hernandez, Adias sent him reeling into a pinball routine between the babyfaces.
  • Adias hip-tossed Hernandez into an incoming Adams and got 2.
  • Tagging in, Adams kept Adias at bay while Hernandez guillotined Adias with the top rope. How dastardly!
  • Adams catapulted Adias directly into a clothesline by Hernandez. Devilishly clever!
  • Upon Hernandez tagging in, the Dynamic Duo double-clotheslined Adias for 2.
  • Adias attempted a sunset flip but ate a knuckle sandwich.
  • Slamming Adias upon being tagged in, Adams landed a leg drop.
  • Adams missed a clothesline but ate a dropkick from Adias.
  • Hot tag Kerry.
  • Following a discus punch to Hernandez, Kerry applied an Iron claw.
  • Adams made the save, and all four wrestlers were in the ring.
  • Making Kerry HIT THE POLE, Hernandez held Adias.
  • Adams floored Hazzard and launched a superkick to the prone Adias.
  • Brandishing the golden scissors, Hernandez tried to lower Adias’ ears.
  • On the other hand, Kerry intervened much to the delight of the Dallas faithful.
  • Calling for the bell, Hazzard disqualified the Dynamic Duo at 11:53.

Rating: ***

Summary: Kerry became the hero as he prevented the Dynamic Duo from administering another unwelcome haircut. As you’d expect, the Dallas faithful went crazy for it.

After the match, Kerry blasts Hernandez with another discus punch causing him to be locked up in the ropes. Kerry grabs the scissors but gets thwarted by Adams. Fortunately for all involved, the golden scissors fall out of the ring and stick into the wooden floor harming no one. Adams tries to hammer Adias with the bell hammer, but Adias steals it away from him.

Next week, Parsons and One Man Gang will square off in a donnybrook.

Conclusion:  The main event acted like a delicious appetizer for the upcoming double hair match at the Cotton Bowl. Also, Parsons appears ready to handle the challenge of Hart’s gang.

On another note, the real meat and potatoes of the episode was the update on Mike Von Erich’s condition and Fritz’s threat to return him to the ring when healthy. I realize that promoters as well as fathers need to remain optimistic in these situations, but this news doesn’t sit well with me.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for WCCW 09-14-85!

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