Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-27-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 27, 1985 (taped 07/12)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Kabuki win a lumberjack match against Gang? Or will Hart change the outcome? How will Mike survive against Brooks? Will Casey topple Lewin? Let’s crank this up and get going!

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What the World Was Watching: The Wrestling Summit (Special Column)

As noted in prior columns, this show was a joint effort by the WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling.  The WWF was looking to expand its global presence while New Japan and All Japan felt threatened by Akira Maeda’s shoot-like Universal Wrestling Federation, which drew a 50,000 person crowd to the Tokyo Dome for a big show in November 1989.  To counter them, New Japan and All Japan worked together on a supershow at the Tokyo Dome on February 10.  Then, they built on that effort by partnering with the WWF for another big card in Tokyo on April 13 that was named The Wrestling Summit.  According tothehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 53,742.

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