Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers: Heroes of Wrestling (10/10/1999)

Hello You!

I recently brought in a new feature where I’d go all Wrestle Crap and look at a show that is widely considered to be a real stinker, with the ultimate goal of deciding whether it deserves its stinky reputation or not.

We started off with TNA Victory Road 2009 and I left it open to readers to make suggestions in the comments for future shows. This request came from The Ghost of Faffner Hall, who described this particular show as the “Citizen Kane of terrible wrestling shows”

Well, with a build-up like that, how could I NOT review it?!?!

I have actually heard of this one before but have never subjected myself to it, so I hope you all enjoy my anguish. If, for some incomprehensible reason, you actually want to watch this one then you can do you by clicking HERE to view it on YouTube. You do so purely at your own risk though and I will not be held responsible for any misery it may cause you.

The show itself was an attempt by a promoter called Billy Stone to put together a legends show featuring the grapplers of yesteryear, but he had no real idea how to run a wrestling show and it led to an almost inevitable mess as a result.

Let’s all brace ourselves and watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Dynamite – September 2, 2020

Dynamite
Date: September 2, 2020
Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida
Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone

It’s the go home show for All out and the show is mostly set. That being said, AEW knows how to add some matches to the card at the last minute. I’m not going to argue with how they build their pay per views in a hurry as they certainly know what they’re doing so far. Hopefully that is the case again this time around. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-09-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 9, 1985 (taped 01/25)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Mike earn a singles victory, or will Roberts wriggle his way toward a win? What’s on Cornette’s mind? And who will join me for this protective episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-02-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 2, 1985 (taped 01/25)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Kevin and Haynes deal with Adams and Hernandez? A popular name returns to WCCW, but how will he fare against Roberts? And who will help me to celebrate my birthday with this reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-05-1985

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Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 5, 1985 (taped 12/25)

Attendance: 20,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry become a 2-time NWA World champion by defeating Flair? Who will survive the elimination match and remain in WCCW? Will Mike and Haynes get squashed by Hernandez and Jake? And who will join me for this eyewitness episode?

Uh, while this episode brings some news, the actual newscast isn’t a special guest.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-29-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 29, 1984 (taped 12/14)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance

Can Gordy defeat the Missing Link? How will Mike fare against a blond guy from “Hollywood”? And who will join me for this sizzling episode?

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RSG reflects on WCCW 12-01-1984 (Thanksgiving edition)

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 1, 1984 (taped 11/22)

Attendance: 15,235

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Thanksgiving may mean turkey and football for some, but for WCCW, it means WRESTLING from Reunion Arena. This week, we have a Texas Death match that earns this episode a TV-MA rating. Who will help me to bring this generous helping of wrestling this week?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-24-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 24, 1984 (taped 11/09)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams become World champion? Who’s that in Kiniski’s corner? Will the Fantastics win? And who will join me for this enticing episode?

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Dynamite – May 6, 2020

Dynamite
Date: May 6, 2020
Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur

We’re back live and that means we could be in for something a little more interesting. I’m curious to see if there are going to be any fans in the building this time. It seems that they can put about 25% of the fans inside and that could go a long way. I’m not sure what else to expect but we could be in for a fun one. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-03-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 3, 1984 (taped 10/27)

Attendance: 12,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can the Von Erichs retain the six-man titles against Adams, Hernandez, and Roberts? Who’s the newest tag team in WCCW? And who will join me for this fluffy episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-27-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 27, 1984 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin and Mike overtake the duo of Hernandez and Roberts? How will Parsons fare against the evil Khan? What does Kevin have to say during this episode? And who will join me for this exuberant episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-20-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 20, 1984 (taped 10/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry overtake Link, or will Akbar get involved? How will Strongbow and Weingeroff fare against Roberts and Adams? What’s up with all this PYT nonsense and Zumhofe? And who will join me for this terminally hybrid episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-13-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 13, 1984 (taped 09/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

What are Kevin’s thoughts about Adams’ heel turn? Can the Long Riders regain the American tag titles from Rock’n’Soul? What’s on Roberts’ mind these days? And who will join me for this principled episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-06-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 6, 1984 (taped 09/28)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

What could possibly happen in a tag match between Kevin/Adams and Hernandez/Roberts? Plus, a visit from El Diablo Grande! You don’t want to miss this historic episode. Who will join me for it?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 09-29-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: September 29, 1984 (taped 09/07)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kevin and Adams take down Devastation, Inc.? How will “Sweet Brown Sugar” fare against Austin? What does French have in store for Hernandez and his valet? And who will join me for this zero-gravity episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 09-15-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: September 15, 1984 (taped 08/31)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can the Von Erichs deconstruct Devastation, Inc.? What will happen during the Irwin-Adams match with Akbar on one side and Hart on the other? And who will join me for this soaring episode?

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – December 23, 1995 (Last of the series)

A replay of Xanta Claus attacking Savio Vega at In Your House 5 is shown.

Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect, and Jim Ross are doing commentary and they are kicking off some new tapings in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, only 1,500 fans attended because there was a blizzard during the show.  This was also the taping where Bradshaw made his debut in a dark match, losing to Savio Vega.  Also, this is the last Superstars of 1995 because next week’s episode is a “year in review” show.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Halloween Havoc ’92

Live from Philadelphia, PA

Airdate: October 25, 1992

Attendance:  7,000 (4,800 paid)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Chono/Rude II live up to the hype? How will Simmons fare against Barbarian? What will be the result of “Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal” and will Sting give Roberts his comeuppance? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XX

NWA Clash of the Champions XX

Live from Atlanta, GA

Airdate:  September 2, 1992

Attendance: 500

Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

WCW celebrates twenty years on TBS. Who will make special appearances? Can Steamboat defeat Austin for the TV title? What happens with Brian Pillman? Included is a special BONUS match. What is it? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Royal Rumble 1992

WWF Royal Rumble 1992

Live from Albany, NY

Airdate:  January 19, 1992

Attendance:  17,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

The WWF title stands as the prize for the Rumble winner this year? Will it be fair to Flair? Let’s find out!

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