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 08-14-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: August 14, 1982 (taped 8/3)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

How will Madril fare against Flair? Will Lothario give Kabuki his comeuppance? How does Nick Rivers play a part in all of this? Let’s find out!

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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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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 3-20-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 20, 1982 (taped 3/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Al Madril

All the Kerry Von Erich versus Kabuki action you could ever want all in one show! Also, who will make a cameo in this week’s reflection? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 3-13-82

WCCW 3-13-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 13, 1982 (taped 3/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Kevin Von Erich

Why is Flair here and who will confront him? Can Madril and Shaft secure a victory over Bundy and Kabuki? Who’s this week’s special guest?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-27-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 27, 1982

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Kevin Von Erich

Can Kevin Von Erich earn a title shot by beating “Wild” Bill Irwin in the main event? Who undergoes a change in character? Also, what special guests reveal their presence in tonight’s reflection? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-20-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 20, 1982 (taped 2/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gene Goodson & David Von Erich

Can Al Madril defeat Frank Dusek with Bill Irwin lurking? What other special guests will appear in this reflection? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-6-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 6, 1982 (taped 1/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gene Goodson & Armand Hussein

Can Big Daddy Bundy survive a handicap match? Wait a minute! The American title’s on the line! You can’t miss this show.

Wow! Melissa! Thanks for the support. Let’s have some fun down in the Lone Star State.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 01-02-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: January 2, 1982

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gene Goodson & Jose Lothario

With the Cubs in the NLCS and football season in full bloom, let’s take a quick diversion from 1991 for a trip down to Texas for some old school ‘rasslin’.

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The SmarK Rant for World Class Championship Wrestling–08.22.86

The SmarK Rant for World Class Championship Wrestling – 08.22.86

Thought I’d jump forward in time for fun, to see just how badly World Class was falling apart at this point since we’re around here with the Observer Flashbacks. Plus the main event was…interesting.

Taped from Dallas, TX

Your host is Bill Mercer, who thankfully has shaved his ugly beard off by this point.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WCWA Parade of Champions ’87

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: May 3, 1987

Attendance:  5,900

Hosted by Bill Mercer

While dedicated to the memory of David Von Erich, this show is also dedicated to the memory of Mike Von Erich who passed away twenty-three days prior (4/12/87). Additionally, Kerry Von Erich was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on 6/4/86 and remained out of action for this show.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WCCW Parade of Champions ’86

Live from Irving, TX

Airdate: May 4, 1986

Attendance:  24,121

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Back on February 18, to separate themselves from the National Wrestling Alliance (and Jim Crockett Promotions in particular), World Class defected from the NWA and became the World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA). Additionally, they differentiated by waiving the disqualification and countout results to keep a title.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WCCW Christmas Star Wars ’85!

Live from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 25, 1985

Attendance:  7,840

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Unlike their regular TV tapings at the Sportatorium, this event was held at Reunion Arena which used to host games for both the Mavericks and Stars.  While the Sportatorium was demolished in 2003, Reunion Arena’s demolition occurred in 2009.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WCCW David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions

First of all, I would like to take WWE Network to task for not having this show available. While the Vault doesn’t get as much traffic as the current content, supershows such as this one (and its successors) along with AWA’s Superclash shows would help to promote the vast content of the Network quite well.

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