WCCW: TV (12.25.82)
December 25, 1982
(taped on 12/7/82)
The NWA & WCCW champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA American Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Von Erich (9/5/1982)
NWA American Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (11/26/1982)
NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion: David Von Erich (9/19/1982)
Your host is Bill Mercer.
Mercer shows us a clip of the last time David Von Erich and the Great Kabuki met where it ended in a DQ when the Magic Dragon came to help Kabuki beat up on David. Kerry would end up making the save, but what will happen in tonight’s main event when David and Kabuki meet in a rematch? READ ON AND FIND OUT.
- Brian Adias vs. Killer Tim Brooks
Headlocks and shoulderblocks are traded to start. Brook tries to get a quick rollup on Adias, but can’t score the pinfall. They move to a test of strength. Naturally when Brooks gets in trouble, he kicks Adias in the gut. Adias speeds things up with a dropkick and then works an armbar. Brooks looks like a serious alcoholic with the way his skins looks so dark red. But hey, I’m no doctor. Brooks takes Adias down with a waistlock, but they end up in the ropes. Now Brooks switches to heel tactics as he runs Adias eyes over the top rope. Adias fires back with a couple dropkicks, but Brooks trips him up and pins Adias shoulders to the mat while holding the top rope for leverage to get the three-count. (5:29) Poor Adias can’t even beat Brooks! Here comes the other ref Bronko Lubich (who seriously resembles Grandpa Munster) to tell ref David Manning what happened and the decision is overturned to give Adias the victory. What a victory though, amirite? *
Gary Hart questions Arman Hussein as to why he got involved during the last David Von Erich and Great Kabuki. The reason he saw fit to interfere was because David’s sleeperhold was actually a choke hold. He couldn’t stand idly by while his investment was having the life choked out of him. Elsewhere, David Von Erich responds to the accusations. A sleeperhold is a sleeperhold, ya’ll. If Hussein thinks his sleeperhold is a choke hold, David suggests he get into the ring and find out.
- Bugsy McGraw & Al Madril vs. Checkmate & Magic Dragon (w/Arman Hussein)
This is supposed to be a rematch from four weeks ago when Checkmate CHEATED and stomped Madril while he had Bill Irwin in the Figure-Four. The story here is that H and H Limited work over Madril’s arm for the majority of this match while they drive Bugsy crazy on the other side of the ring. Finally, Madril breaks away from Dragon and hot tags Bugsy. He’s all Terry Funk punches and Dusty Rhodes bionic elbows. Once Bugsy gets caught in the corner, he escapes and sunset flips Dragon. When Checkmate runs in to help, Madril catches him with a flying sunset flip and ref Bronko Lubich counts both pinfalls for some reason to give McGraw and Madril the win. (9:05) So Bugsy and Madril get their revenge. Yep. **¼
King Kong Bundy, Al Madril, “Wild” Bill Irwin, Bugsy McGraw, and Checkmate share with us their picks on who will win in the Ric Flair and Kerry Von Erich cage match set for later that night.
They replay the Fritz/Flair confrontation that aired last week. WOO!
- “All-Asian Heavyweight Champion” The Great Kabuki (w/Arman Hussein) vs. David Von Erich
I put Kabuki’s championship in quotations because the belt is completely fictitious. Not in the way that all pro wrestling titles are fictitious, but in the way that this championship doesn’t even exist. There’s no belt, there’s no promotion that stands behind it, there’s nothing. Mercer says that David wants to get a “pound of flesh” from Kabuki for about the tenth time on this episode. David, however, would want to get some revenge on Kabuki for what he did to his brother. David is FIRED UP to start – so much so, that his aggressiveness costs him when he tries a big dropkick. Kabuki chops away and applies nerve holds and such. David does what he can to power Kabuki down and apply the CLAWHOLD. With the green mist on his hands, Kabuki rakes the eyes to break loose. Back to the nerve hold. Once again, David fights out and rallies back with high knees and knee lifts. He grabs the CLAWHOLD and it looks like he might put away Kabuki when he gets his eyes raked again. It bothers him so much, that he falls through the ropes and out to the floor. Kabuki catches him with a crescent kick on the apron, but then David comes back inside and lands another High Knee. He reapplies the CLAWHOLD, but Kabuki throws David into the ref to break the hold. Now here comes Hussein on the apron. He grabs David, but heel miscommunication ensues. Kabuki hits Hussein with the GREEN MIST by mistake! At this point, ref Bronko Lubich calls for the bell to DQ Kabuki. (7:57) Warn your children: there’s a lot of Hussein butt cleavage at the end of this match. Every time the cameraman tries to pan up, it’s just never enough. Mercer acts like David has won the “All-Asian championship”, but you can’t win a title in WCCW by DQ, you dingus. Since that’s not the case, it’s just a moral victory for the Von Erich family. I guess that means something, right? Pretty fun exchange of “holds” because you knew they were scary stuff. *½
Maybe it was all cut out, but there was nothing mentioned for the Christmas Star Wars card over at Reunion Arena except for the Flair/Kerry cage match.
NEXT WEEK: The fallout from Christmas Star Wars. Will Kerry Von Erich be the NWA world champion? That’s all you need to wonder about, I suppose.
Posted on March 31, 2014, in WCCW and tagged Al Madril, Arman Hussein, Bill Irwin, Brian Adidis, Bugsy McGraw, David Von Erich, Fritz Von Erich, Gary Hart, Great Kabuki, H and H Limited, Killer Tim Brooks, King Kong Bundy, Magic Dragon, Tony Charles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.