World Class Championship Wrestling TV
Recorded at the Sportatorium in Dallas, TX on 1/2 Airing on Friday 1/3 on WTVT throughout Texas And various outlets across the Southwest. Hosted by Bill Mercer and Bruce Prichard Ring Announcer/Interviewer: Marc Lowrance
(Bill Mercer and Bruce Prichard open the show)
Mercer: "Hello and welcome once again to World Class Championship Wrestling as we welcome you to the first episode of WCCW of 1986 and with a new year, I get a new co-host and I'd like to welcome Bruce Prichard to the show all the way from Houston."
Prichard: "That's right I am from Houston, the Mecca of Professional Wrestling and I'm sure it's a real pleasure to have someone of my stature join you here on this program to add my expertise to the commentary of this show."
Mercer: "Yes, it's quite exciting…and speaking of exciting we have a HUGE main event tonight as the "Modern Day Warrior" Kerry Von Erich will take on Big John Studd w/Percy Pringle."
Prichard: "It was just a week ago that Kerry Von Erich paid ten grand of his own money to get the suspension lifted on Studd and he clearly didn't get the revenge he wanted last week in Houston in that six man tag match so today they go one on one!"
Mercer: "That should be a barn burner but right now we're going to the ring and see the Moondogs in action against a brand new team here in World Class, The Hammer Brothers."
The Moondogs (Spot/Rex) defeated The Hammer Brothers (Jack/Sledge) when Rex pinned Sledge Hammer after a powerslam. As the Moondogs are getting their hands raised Luscious Johnny V comes to ringside with a large man carrying a kendo stick.
Johnny V: "A few weeks ago you two animals turned your back on me in this ring and left me for dead! Now I'm sure you thought that was the last you'd see of me, but you were sadly mistaken! This man you see here with me is my new bodyguard, he's a master of the martial arts and all around bad man, Brian Adams! However, I'm here to issue a challenge for Saturday night in Amarillo against my new tag team the Dream Team! If you got the guts, you'll except the challenge!"
Spot grunts into the microphone which gets a cheer from the crowd and it would seem they have accepted the challenge of Johnny Valiant!
Shane Douglas w/Mr. Wrestling 2 pinned Lucha Steve with a belly to belly suplex
(Footage airs of Eddie Gilbert throwing a fireball at Buddy Roberts two months ago, then throwing a fireball in the face of Terry Gordy a few weeks ago, then a clip from last Saturday in Houston where Eddie Gilbert burned Michael 'P.S.' Hayes before the Cage Match for the WCCW Six Man Tag Team Championships. Gilbert/Sting/Rip Rogers went on to defeat Gordy/Roberts in a handicap match after Hayes had to be taken for medical attention before the match started----Bruce Prichard is joined in the interview area by Fritz Von Erich and 'Hot Stuff' Eddie Gilbert w/Missy Hyatt)
Prichard: "Fritz, I understand you have an announcement concerning Hot Stuff/Hyatt International and the WCCW Six Man Tag Team Championships."
Fritz: "Yes Mark, it's time for me to do something I should have already done when this first started happening…..I'm fining Eddie Gilbert $5,000 for throwing fire in another wrestler's face….furthermore, I have stripped Gilbert, Sting, and Rogers of the Six Man Tag Team Championships."
Gilbert: "You listen to me Fritz Von Erich…it's one thing to fine me for burning somebody…I'm fine with that….Missy's family is made of money….we can pay fines all day long…BUT, I have a huge problem with you stripping us of our titles….and Sting had an even bigger problem with it because he instantly quit the company when he got the news this morning that we were getting stripped of the titles! I put a lot of time and money into Sting and I'm not happy he's gone. But you know what….it's all worth it…you know why?? You know why?? Because I did what no one else in World Class has been able to do…..I ran the Freebirds out of Texas! They are gone, baby!! So it's ok, Missy will pay my stinkin' fine and you know what else?? I've got a replacement for Sting already….in fact I've got TWO replacements for Sting….and they'll be here soon and when I unleash them on this place…..you'll be begging for Sting to return!"
Steve Simpson pinned Randy Watson with a flying crossbody off the top rope
"Flamboyant" Eric Embry/"Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin w/Precious defeated Mickey Henry/Mr. BoJangles when Garvin pinned BoJangles after a brainbuster
(Bruce Prichard comes down to ringside to speak to Garvin and Embry)
Prichard: "Guys, I was told this Saturday in Amarillo you will be in a tag team match against Iceman Parsons and Bad News Allen, I assume you can't be too happy about that."
Garvin: "No Bruce, we're not at all happy about that…..these two try to act like they are enemies yet they keep conspiring against us together, but that's just fine because Eric Embry and myself have a surprise for those two this Saturday night."
Embry: "I don't know about you Jimmy, but I'm sick and tired of dealing with Bad News Allen and Iceman Parsons….this is going to end on Saturday night."
Prichard: "Here's something that should make you guys happy, I know Precious delivered a tape to the truck a little while ago and I understand it's some footage that you said will 'clear your name'."
Garvin: "That's exactly right Bruce, roll that tape and see what a liar Bill Mercer is!"
(VTR: A video airs that shows an obviously clipped up version of the Garvin vs. Roddy Piper match at Starrcade….it skips around showing Garvin in control….then showing him covering Piper for a pin…the film awkwardly jumps from Garvin covering Piper to the referee raising his hand in victory)
Prichard: "Well, I think that's pretty straightforward and should clear up the controversy."
Garvin: "Yes, now obviously we had to edit it a bit for time but that shows you exactly what happened as I beat Piper and there was clearly no sign of Eric as he was out giving Christmas gifts to orphans just as we told you last week, In fact one of the moms sent Eric a thank you note for all his help."
Embry: (puts on reading glasses and reads the letter out loud) "Dear Mr. Embry, thank you so very much for all the great Christmas gifts you brought my poor kid on Christmas day…We are so thankful you didn't go to Reunion Arena to face that Scrooge, Bad News Allen…and thank goodness you weren't in Greensboro at Starrcade helping Jimmy Garvin beat that skirt wearing freak Rodney Piper…" (Garvin cuts him off)
Garvin: "ok ok, I think they get the point Eric….anyway…" (Bad News and Parsons storm ringside and get a few punches in before Garvin and Embry flee)
Parsons: "Listen here you two, the only thing that will 'surprise' us in Amarillo is if your scared butt shows up to face us you cowards."
Bad News: "That's right…..Parsons and I don't have to like each other to agree that you need your asses kicked….and we will put our differences aside and give you the beating you deserve……and another thing….How you gonna get a letter from an ORPHANS Mother???"
(Cut to Marc Lowrance in the back to plug upcoming shows)
"This Saturday we will be in Amarillo, Tx and in the Main Event, Kevin Von Erich will defend the NWA North American Championship once again against Austin Idol w/Gary Hart and this time Big John Studd is BARRED FROM THE BUILDING!!
Monday Jan 6th, we'll be in Muskogee, Oklahoma featuring The Von Erichs, The Desperados, and more!!
Tuesday Jan 7th, WCCW will be in El Paso, Texas featuring NWA World Lightheavyweight Champion Chris Benoit will be defending the title against Shane Douglas w/Mr. Wrestling 2!"
"Modern Day Warrior" Kerry Von Erich pinned Big John Studd w/Percy Pringle with a backslide…..as soon as the bell rang The Grappler, The Spoiler , and Rod Price hit the ring to attack Kerry Von Erich but was quickly saved by Kevin Von Erich, Lance Von Erich, and Steve Simpson as the show is going off the air!
© 1986 Southwest Sports Inc.