Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-16-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 16, 1983 (taped 04/01)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the battle of handcuffs? How does Flair react after his narrow victory last week? There’s a newcomer to Devastation, Inc. And who will be my special guest for this week’s reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-29-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 29, 1983 (taped 01/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can McGraw and Madril topple Bundy and Kabuki? Will Lothario conquer Hayes? Who is Bundy’s “boss”? And which movie star will grace us with her presence?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-15-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 15, 1983 (taped 01/07)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the six-man elimination match? Can Madril attain victory over the truly loathed Hayes? And who will ring in 1983 with us?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-18-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 18, 1982 (taped 12/3)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can David earn more gold and get even more revenge against Kabuki? What additional stipulation has been added to the cage match for the World title? Will Checkmate get another victory over McGraw and Madril? Also, who will be my special guest host for tonight’s reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-11-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 11, 1982 (taped 12/3)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the war of words between Flair and Fritz? Can Bundy defeat Kevin to put himself in contention for the American title? And who will be helping display this tasty treat for you?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-20-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 20, 1982 (taped 11/9)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Can Kerry continue his comeback on his trek to conquer Kabuki and Flair? Will the Freebirds succeed against Dragon and Kabuki? What’s up with Bundy? Who makes her colossal return to help me tell this tale?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-13-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 13, 1982 (taped 11/9)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

This reflection is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Pallies, a.k.a. King Kong Bundy. He has a pair of roles in this episode. Let’s see what happens!

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Mike’s Mini Review: Hulk Hogan Vs King Kong Bundy – WrestleMania 2

With the sad news of the death of King Kong Bundy reverberating through the wrestling world, I decided I’d have a look at possibly his most famous match, where he entered the main event of WrestleMania 2 against reigning WWF Champion Hulk Hogan.

The set up for this match had seen Bundy crush Hogan in the corner with his dreaded “Avalanche” splash, injuring the champ’s ribs in the process. Bundy also switched managers from Jimmy Hart to Bobby Heenan as well, due to Heenan’s camp of wrestlers being Hogan’s main rivals at the time.

Hogan came into the match with a taped mid-section and designs on revenge, whilst Bundy was looking to end Hogan’s over two year reign as champion. As was usually the case with the WWF, this match is about escaping the cage itself, rather than winning by pin fall or submission.

So, without further ado, let’s set the way back machine to 1986 for the main event of the 2nd WrestleMania!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-06-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 6, 1982 (taped 10/26)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

Will Kevin get the best of Irwin? Who will triumph in a tag match featuring McGraw, Madril, Checkmate, and Dragon? Also, what’s happening with the Freebirds this week? Lastly, who’s returning to help me tell my story?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-30-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 30, 1982 (taped 10/26)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi

A work stoppage in pro wrestling? Who orchestrates it? Also, the Freebirds make their WCCW tag team debut. Let’s see who’s awesome enough to assist me?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-21-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 21, 1982 (taped 8/15)

Attendance: 18,000

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Race win the American title by defeating Bundy? Can the Von Erichs overcome Kabuki and Dragon to win some tag team gold? You’re in for a surprise, so let’s rock!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-07-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 7, 1982 (taped 8/3)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Surely you can’t be serious that Kerry and Madril can defeat over 900 pounds of Bundy and Superfly? Let’s find out!

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – November 25, 1995

Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, and Jim Ross are today’s commentary team and they are taped from Richmond, Virginia.  This episode was taped at the same location as RAW because the company had get Superstars ready to air a day early because of Thanksgiving.

Highlights of the 1-2-3 Kid’s ongoing issue with Marty Jannetty are shown, including Sid’s attack on Jannetty on RAW.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Night RAW – October 23, 1995

Vince McMahon recaps parts of In Your House 4, noting how WWF Champion Diesel and Bret Hart brawled at the end of the show and how Razor Ramon became a four-time Intercontinental champion.

Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are live from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the tapings drew 2,000 fans.

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