WCCW: TV (05.07.83)
May 7, 1983
(taped on 4/29/83)
The NWA & WCCW champions were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (12/25/1982)
NWA American Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Von Erich (3/4/1983)
NWA American Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (11/26/1982)
NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion: David Von Erich (4/4/1983)
Your host is Bill Mercer.
- Kamala (w/Friday & Skandor Akbar) vs. Tola Yatsu (w/Arman Hussein)
Kamala draws CHEERS from the audience, which I did not expect. He NO-SELLS everything Yatsu throws at him. Hussein bugs Kamala by blowing his whistle a bunch. He then beats up Hussein and gives him AIR AFRICA. Yatsu grabs the kendo stick and whacks Kamala, but again he NO-SELLS. Regardless, it’s pretty much a double-DQ because this thing has gotten out of control. (2:37) Kamala grabs the kendo stick. Both ref David Manning and Friday try to calm Kamala down, but they’re both shoved away. Somehow, Akbar is able to get Kamala under control as Yatsu helps Hussein back to the locker room. Weird, wild stuff. ½*
We now go to Skandor Akbar to discuss his plans for Devastation Inc. The Mongol stands behind him. Of course he wants to rid the wrestling world of Arman Hussein and all his associates, but now he’s also focusing on the Von Erichs and the championships they hold. Neither David or Kevin have challenged Devastation Inc., which leads Akbar to think that they’re a little bit scared. Akbar then brings up Iceman King Parsons and says his hairstyle is an embarrassment. Mongol, on the other hand, got his crazy hairstyle because he’s an elite Mongolian warrior. I don’t know why someone else’s hairstyle matters to Mongol, but OKAY then. In closing, Akbar tells those who defy his organization that time is running out as he holds up a rather large hourglass. He seems to have some HIGH aspirations for this Mongol character.
- The Mongol (w/Skandor Akbar) vs. Mike Reed
A better squash for Mike Reed this week, but he’s still very awkward and green. Mongol hits him with a swinging neckbreaker and a backbreaker, but keeps picking him up off the mat at the count of two. He finally ends Reed with an Oklahoma Stampede. (3:29) Not as impressive as the Doc, but it’s cool. Fun fact: at the Christmas Star Wars show, Mike Reed BEATS the Mongol. So there’s *that* to look forward to, right? ½*
Bill Mercer wants to know what the toughest hold is to break, so he asks ref David Manning what he thinks. He’s inside a shark cage for some reason. They will use this cage tonight for the penalty box – one cage for each team. Manning says that if you break the rules, the PENALTY BOX is the toughest hold to break, because there’s no way out. You do something illegal and get caught in a penalty box match? You get in the cage for one minute. The second time? Two minutes, and so on. Mercer points out the logic holes of this match asking what happens if one entire team gets put in the penalty box. Manning says that team will then have to forfeit the match. Seems like they could have just told us they were going to explain the penalty box rules instead of asking an arbitrary question. It’s not the best idea in the world, but at least it’s not a reverse battle royal.
- Non-Title Penalty Box Match: NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kerry Von Erich, Iceman King Parsons & Chavo Guerrero
Got PLENTY of time left for this contest. With no on-screen graphics or clock, this has the opportunity to get very complicated if there are a lot of infractions due to Mercer’s poor commentary. He just makes things so complicated by getting too caught up in minute details. Hayes starts the match with Chavo. Of course, Hayes wants to strut and stall. Chavo makes him work with a Flying Forearm and a dropkick to send Hayes out to the floor. Back inside, Chavo headlocks Hayes and walks him over for a tag to Kerry. Hayes wants NONE of Kerry though and tags Buddy before bailing out to the floor for more strutting. Meanwhile, Buddy gets his arm twisted until he can knee Kerry in the gut. Tag to Gordy, Kerry fights out of the corner and slugs Gordy down to the mat. Crowd is SUPER hot right now. In comes Chavo, he and Gordy trade shoulderblocks until Terry has enough and crawls over to his corner to regroup. Gordy corners Chavo and tags Buddy, but he manages to escape and run over to tag Parsons. Obviously, this is a problem for Roberts since they have a thing going. Iceman wears out Buddy and tags Kerry. Roberts has enough of this and tags in Hayes, who seems less reluctant to face Kerry than he was a few minutes ago. Kerry beats on Hayes until he’s chopped in the throat. While the ref is questioning Hayes, Gordy gets a punch in on Kerry. Crowd wants Gordy in the penalty box, and ref David Manning makes it happen. Buddy tags in and chokes Kerry in the ropes. When Hayes gets in a shot from the apron, the ref makes Hayes spend a minute in the penalty box as well! This leaves Buddy all alone with the good guys. Once Gordy gets out, he’s ready waiting for a tag from Roberts. Right now, the Iceman is being controlled by the Freebirds. Once Iceman crawls past Gordy, he makes the hot tag to Chavo. Goodness gracious Chavo is good. He has to be second only to his little brother Eddie.
As Gordy gets whipped into the Texas corner, Kerry nails Gordy to earn his first infraction. Once Chavo is cornered on the Freebirds side of town, Iceman runs over to help his partner. That’s an infraction! Get in the penalty box with Kerry! Buddy gets in the ring illegally and put in the penalty box for one minute. Meanwhile, Chavo is still in some deep trouble. He finally rolls past Gordy for a tag to a fresh Kerry Von Erich. He’s inhibited by the Freebirds as well. Once Buddy is free of the shark cage, he tags in and blasts Kerry with an elbow to the head. While the Freebirds cut the ring in half, Hayes manages to get Parsons to AGAIN run into the ring. Now he’s locked up for TWO minutes. It had to be the black guy, huh? This continues on until Buddy telegraphs a backdrop and eats a boot from Kerry. Hot tag to Chavo, Hayes and Kerry start brawling and cost themselves two minutes in the cage. Chavo tags Parsons who starts beating up on Buddy. Meanwhile, Chavo comes back in the ring and gets a shot in on Buddy, so now he’s sent to the cage for two minutes. Tag to Gordy, he punishes Iceman with a pair of suplexes. He then goes for the big slam, but Iceman counters into a small package for the 1-2-3. (21:28) The Freebirds immediately get their heat back by whacking ref David Manning and giving Kerry Von Erich a SPIKE PILEDRIVER. Chavo is the only one who can save our heroes and they can’t get him out of the penalty box! Once he’s finally free, Chavo grabs a chair and scares away the Freebirds to save the day. Really good match! It probably one of those matches that you just have to see as I believe it translates better that way then reading a PBP. Pretty sure they didn’t keep track of the time for the penalties though, but when has wrestling ever kept good time? ***¾
NEXT WEEK: A Double Main Event! Jose Lothario meets Kamala! Iceman King Parsons takes on “Freebird” Buddy Roberts! Plus, much more.
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