You are here: Home>Regional Territories>WCCW>#28

Search Kayfabe Memories

Regional Territories 4

This section contains monthly articles on over two dozen territories. To relive those wonderful days of old, click here.

Wrestlers 4

Enter this section for bios/profiles of various wrestlers from the regional days. To find more out about your favorite pro wrestler, click here.

Stories 4

This section contains stories from the pros themselves told exclusively to Kayfabe Memories. Want to know more as told from the wrestlers themselves? Click here.

Old School Book Reviews4

Click here to find various book reviews from old school wrestlers. 

KM Links 4
For tons of links to old school related sites, click here.
KM Micro Wrestlers4
What are Micro Wrestlers?  Click here  
to find out.
KM Interviews... 4
Click here to read exclusive interviews with stars from the regional territories.

View Old Guestbook is © 2004 AtomDesigns. All promotional art, characters, logos and other depictions are © their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

All contents save Wrestler Stories are © Kayfabe Memories.

Website designed and maintained by  AtomDesigns © 2004 . If you experience any problems with this site or have any questions, please contact the Webmaster.


World Class Championship Wrestling
November 1985

 - Max Levy

Weíre back!

I apologize for the absence of this column in recent months. Real life developments (all good ones) took away from the time necessary to complete these pieces. Now that things have settled down, we can get back to reviewing the history of World Class Championship Wrestling on a regular basis. When we left off, Kevin and Kerry Von Erich had defeated Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez in a momentous hair vs. hair match at the Cotton Bowl on October 5, 1985. In the aftermath of that show World Class started gearing up for the Thanksgiving Wrestling Star Wars show at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Letís take a look at what was going on in the build up to that show.

Talent Roster

World Class ran with a short crew during the late fall of 1985. Many familiar names of the past year were heading out of the area and while new faces were coming in, not all had yet arrived. Needless to say Kerry, Kevin, and Lance Von Erich were the main babyfaces. The next most popular personality in World Class might have been Sunshine who continued to manage Scott Casey. Also on the babyface side of the coin were old favorites Iceman Parsons and Brian Adias. Iceman was still quite popular and the fans liked Adias. However Iceman was a bit past his peak popularity and the fans never really took to Adias as the top non Von Erich as had been hoped for by the promotion. Bruiser Brody was in and out of the area, making occasional appearances in between his many commitments elsewhere. Dave Peterson wrestled as a babyface on the lower part of the card. Old standby Johnny Mantell was back after an absence although not with any sort of push. 

Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez, The Dynamic Duo, carried on as the main heels. Ravishing Rick Rude was in the midst of a big heel push and already held the American Title. Accompanying Rude to ringside was his manager, Percival Pringle III. Pringle combined arrogant overconfidence with lies, interference in matches, wild insults, and a tendency to pout when things didnít go his way. Percy quickly became a much hated figure in World Class. Besides Rude, Pringle also guided new arrival The Grappler and, back in Texas for the first time in nearly a year, The Missing Link. Hollywood John Tatum and his valet Missy Hyatt continued to make waves. One Man Gang and Jack Victory were still on hand although their former manager Gary Hart and former stable mate Mark Lewin had left the area. Kelly Kiniski had also left the area while Kabuki was on a sabbatical in Japan.  


The championships in World Class remained fairly stable during the late fall of 1985. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich and Brian Adias held the Six Man Title. The Dynamic Duo teamed up with Rick Rude to mount a challenge. However at this stage that title did not get much emphasis, although it would return to prominence before the year ended. Speaking of Rude, he defeated Iceman Parsons to win the American Title on November 4, 1985 in Fort Worth. Iceman Parsons could at least take consolation in holding the TV Title. He defeated Hollywood John Tatum on October 21, 1985 in Fort Worth for that crown. Unlike his American Title reign, Icemanís TV Title reign was acknowledged on at least the Championship Sports program from Fort Worth. Besides his share of the Six Man Title, Adias was also Texas Champion, holding the title since beating Gino Hernandez back on September 27, 1985. The American Tag Team Title was vacant after being held up during a match pitting champions Kerry and Kevin Von Erich against challengers Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez. The title would be decided at Reunion Arena in Dallas on Thanksgiving night. 


The Von Erichs vs. The Dynamic Duo still headlined World Class cards post Cotton Bowl. To a great extent the feud had now run its course, but some issues remained unsettled. Principally the American Tag Team Title sat vacant. The two teams looked towards a Reunion Arena cage match to settle that championship. Kerry and Kevin also had a bone to pick with Chris and Gino over the masks that the Gentleman and the Handsome Halfbreed wore to cover their baldheads. What was the point of shaving Chris and Gino bald only to be denied the pleasure of enjoying their subsequent embarrassment?  More...

KM DVD/VHS Store 4
Click here to purchase DVD or VHS products direct from the official distributors.
KM Replica Masks 4
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.   
KM Store 4
The KM Store now features products featuring the GCW logo as well as some other very cool images.  To see what's new and to purchase T-Shirts, ball caps, mouse pads and more, click here
KM Message Board 4

Want to chat with other fans of regional wrestling? This message board has forums for over two dozen promotions. Click here.

KM Belt Gallery 4

This section contains an extensive title belt gallery... images of heavyweight, tag, U.S. and various regional title belts.  To view it, click here.

Old School Tape Review 4

Reviews of various PPV's, commercial tapes and regional wrestling TV shows are available in this section. To read more, click here.


Website designed & maintained by



Thanks for visiting!