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?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-29-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 29, 1985 (taped 06/14)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry and Kabuki beat the undefeated Dynamic Duo? What’s Parsons’ side of the story about Mike? And who will join me for this never-say-die episode?

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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?

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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?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-01-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 1, 1985 (taped 05/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adias defeat Gino and become Texas champion? What’s going on between Cornette and Casey? And who will join me for this greenish episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-25-1985

Taped from Dallas and Irving, TX

Airdate: May 25, 1985 (taped 05/17 & 05/05)

Attendance: unknown and 26,153

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Marc Lowrance

Can Kevin defeat Flair and win the World title? What’s cookin’ with the Dynamic Duo? And who will join me for this recognizable episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-18-1985

Taped from Irving, TX

Airdate: May 18, 1985 (taped 05/05)

Attendance: 26,153

Hosted by Marc Lowrance

Who will win the vacant American tag titles? Who wins the 12-man match? Who wins the car? How does Mike fare against the “Crippler”? And who will join me for the second half of this doubleheader?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-11-1985

Taped from Irving, TX

Airdate: May 11, 1985 (taped 05/05)

Attendance: 26,153

Hosted by Marc Lowrance

How will Kerry fare against Gang? Will Fritz get involved? What will occur during a 12-man match? And who will join me for the first half of this doubleheader?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-27-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 27, 1985 (taped 04/19)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry topple Adams? How will the Midnight Express fare against Adias and Casey? What special announcement does Sunshine have in store for us? And who will join me for this marathon-like episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-20-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 20, 1985 (taped 04/05)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin defeat Gino while on his World title path? What is the BIG announcement this week? And who will join me for this bacon’n’eggs episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-06-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 6, 1985 (taped 03/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

If it’s Friday night, it’s time to head to the Sportatorium! While Hercules and Oliver grapple, how will Kerry and Adias fare against Eaton and Kiniski in the main event? And who will join me for this runaway episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-30-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 30, 1985 (taped 03/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who are these guys called the “Dynamic Duo”? And how will the Von Erichs fare against them? Also, a familiar face returns to WCCW to face Oliver. Will he succeed? And who will join me for this dark and confusing episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-23-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 23, 1985 (taped 03/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adias upset Adams? Will Hart get involved? And who is Sunshine’s mystery man? Given how daunting Cornette’s men are, she may need to summon a deity of some kind. Also, who will join me for this frightening reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-16-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 16, 1985 (taped 03/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will the Fantastics recapture the American tag titles? What’s the latest with Adams and Hart? And who will join me for this sloppy episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-09-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 9, 1985 (taped 02/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Kerry survive in the main event against the “Crippler”? Who will be in his corner to counter Cornette? And who will join me for this rather hairy episode?

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The SmarK Rant for the Red River Showdown (Mid South v. World Class) – 07.27.85

The SmarK Rant for the Red River Showdown – 07.27.85

I really liked the suggestion of “Red River Showdown” as the name for these, for the Oklahoma v. Texas angle of these reviews.  Plus I think Bruiser Brody’s chosen masked alias was Red River Jack, so it’s a nice little tribute to him as well.  So once again, we journey back to 1985 for the battle between Mid South and World Class!  But I need a logo, can someone with more Photoshop skillz than I have (ie, anyone) whip up a combination Mid South/World Class thing for me?

We’ll start with Bill Watts this week.  And the thumbnail appears to be Dick Murdoch taking the Pledge of Allegiance so you know this is gonna be a good one.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-02-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 2, 1985 (taped 02/22)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

What will happen when Kevin and Kerry battle Adams and Hernandez in a lumberjack match? Who makes his WCCW TV debut tonight? And who will join me for this relatable episode?

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-South v. World Class – 07.13.85

The SmarK Rant for World Class Championship Wrestling v. Mid-South Wrestling – 07.13.85

Man, I really enjoyed that episode of World Class I did last week, and I’m gonna carry on with this era for bit, even though I’m well aware that this is going to completely tank my numbers for the day and no one’s gonna read it.  Also, I get the impression that people don’t really like Mid-Atlantic for whatever reason, so we’ll permanently go with World Class and Mid-South as the combatants.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-23-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 23, 1985 (taped 02/08)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will the Midnight Express handle Adias and Mike? Will Sunshine have something to say with it? And who will join me for this reprisal of an episode?

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