TAPE 1480

Quality: EX (1080p)

Length: 46 min (DVD)

WCCW TV - 8/28/82 (More from the WCCW syndicated show. Quality is EX 1080p)
RIC FLAIR VS KERRY VON ERICH, Dallas, 8/15/82 (2/3 Falls - ****1/2 - Really, really great match that's super-intense. The booking, however, is not good. They make sure to mention that the NWA has assigned an outside referee to the match and controversy then ensues. In the first fall, Kerry KOs the ref so David Manning comes in to finish the fall. With Flair in a sleeper, the first ref wakes up and rings the bell to DQ Kerry. David Manning flips out and tries to declare *KERRY* the winner - even though Flair was never pinned, never submitted, and never passed out. WTF? Manning acts like he's got a rooting interest in the match and comes off completely biased. After the match, Fritz threatens the NWA's ref and gets shoved for his troubles. He then tries to choke the guy. Ugh.)