TAPE 1694

Quality: (Varies - Mostly 1080p EX)

Length: 12 hrs (2 Blu Rays)

RIC FLAIR VS THE VON ERICHS (After years of kicking around the idea for this compilation, I've finally finished it! What we've got here is a comprehensive look at the feud between Ric Flair and the Von Erich family. Quality on 90% of this stuff is 1080p perfection. This compilation is available ONLY in blu ray format.)
Ric Flair Promo on Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 3/7/82 Ric Flair vs Richard Blood, WCCW, 3/7/82 (Kerry Von Erich Challenge) Kerry Von Erich vs Harley Race, WCCW, 6/4/82 (#1 Contender Match) Kerry Von Erich Training at the Gym, WCCW, 6/26/82 Kerry Von Erich Interview at Home, WCCW, 7/31/82 Ric Flair vs Al Madril, WCCW, 8/3/82 Kerry Von Erich & Al Madril vs King Kong Bundy & Superfly, WCCW, 8/3/82 (Ric Flair is at ringside for this one) RIC FLAIR VS KERRY VON ERICH, WCCW, 8/15/82 (2/3 Falls - ****1/2 Match - 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.) Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 8/15/82 (Highlights and voiceover) Gary Hart Promo on Ric Flair Bounty, WCCW, 9/28/82 Gary Hart & Checkmate Interview on Flair Bounty, WCCW, 10/9/82 Ric Flair vs David Von Erich, WCCW, 10/11/82 (Rare match from Ft. Worth) Ric Flair Interview Re: Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 10/16/82 Update on Kerry's Knee & the Bounty, WCCW, 10/23/82 Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi discuss the Flair Bounty, WCCW, 11/9/82 Kerry Von Erich Interview re: Ric Flair, WCCW, 11/9/82 Fritz Von Erich Reveals Bounty Evidence, WCCW, 11/9/82 Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi discuss the Flair Bounty, WCCW, 11/9/82 King Kong Bundy Interview and a Call to Ric Flair, WCCW, 11/9/82 Kerry Von Erich vs Killer Brooks (w/ post-match interview), WCCW, 11/9/82 Kerry Von Erich Interview re: Ric Flair, WCCW, 11/19/82 David Von Erich Interview re: Ric Flair Revenge, WCCW, 11/19/82 Gary Hart Interview re: Bounty Check, WCCW, 11/19/82 Announcement of Michael Hayes as Special Referee, WCCW, 12/3/82 Ric Flair & Fritz Von Erich Debate, WCCW, 12/3/82 Wrestlers Predict Flair vs Kerry, WCCW, 12/3/82 Bill Mercer Intro, WCCW, 12/25/82 Ric Flair & Kerry Von Erich Interviews, 12/25/82 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 12/25/82 (Clipped - Mid-South TV version) RIC FLAIR VS KERRY VON ERICH, DALLAS, 12/25/82 (No DQ Cage - Michael Hayes guest referee - one of the most-famous angles of all-time as Kerry refuses Hayes's help to win the NWA title and Terry Gordy then slams the cage door on Kerry's head, leading to a Ric Flair win. This would set World Class on fire for the next year. They blew the execution though and really should have had Kerry pinned immediately after the door slam. Instead he hangs around for a few minutes and even kicks out of a pin. Dumb!) Michael Hayes Discusses Flair vs Kerry, WCCW, 1/7/83 Kerry Von Erich Reviews the Flair Match, WCCW, 1/7/83 David Manning Reviews the Flair Match, WCCW, 1/7/83 Ric Flair vs Kevin Von Erich, WCCW, 4/1/83 Ric Flair, Bronko Lubich & David Manning Interviews re: Kevin vs Flair, WCCW, 4/1/83 Kevin Von Erich Interview re: Ric Flair, WCCW, 4/15/83 Kevin Von Erich Interview Re: Match Stipulations vs Flair, WCCW, 5/27/83 Kevin Von Erich vs Harley Race, WCCW, 6/17/83 Ric Flair vs David Von Erich, WCCW, 11/28/83 (Another rare Ft. Worth match) Ric Flair vs David Von Erich, Dallas, 12/25/83 (JIP - They do yet another angle to make the world champion look weak here as they have Flair try to DQ himself by tossing David over the top rope. David Manning, always the unbiased referee, refuses to DQ Flair. So the match continues and eventually Flair whacks David with the ringside mic "forcing" Manning to DQ him. Good grief.) Ric Flair vs Mike Von Erich, WCCW, 1/30/84 (This is the infamous match were David Von Erich gets a title shot if Flair can't beat Mike in 10 minutes. Flair not only doesn't beat Mike he looks weak in the match. Against a guy who has been in the business for 2 months. It's shameful how poorly World Class treated the world champion). Ric Flair vs Chris Adams, WCCW, 2/3/84 (discussion of Flair rematch with David) Bill Mercer Announces David Von Erich's Death, WCCW, 2/11/84 Ric Flair Remembers David Von Erich, WCCW, 3/3/84 The Von Erich Family Remembers David, WCCW, 3/3/84 Fritz Von Erich Announces Kevin or Kerry will face Flair, WCCW, 3/16/84 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 5/6/84 (No Time Limit, Title Changes Hands on DQ; Kerry wins NWA World title in the most obvious title change of all-time. If Kerry didn't win the title here, the fans would have burned down the building. I have often found myself wondering what was going through Kerry's head on this day. Here he is, about to reach the absolute pinnacle of pro wrestling and it's largely because his brother died. He *HAD* to have had all kinds of emotions running through him all day. Cannot possibly have been an easy day for him. We get a neat post-match bit from Flair, too, where he gets in Kerry's face and tells him he'll be coming for him. I love it.) Kerry Von Erich First Interview as NWA Champion, WCCW, 5/7/84 KERRY VON ERICH VS TERRY GORDY, WCCW, 5/7/84 (Fantastic NWA title defense for Kerry) Kerry Von Erich Interview, WCCW, 5/11/84 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, WCCW, 5/11/84 (Rematch from Texas Stadium that perfectly accomplishes what it should. Flair kicks out of Kerry's finisher and then lays down clean for the Sportatorium crowd. Terrific match, too - better than Texas Stadium.) Ric Flair vs Harley Race, All Japan 5/22/84 KERRY VON ERICH VS JUMBO TSURUTA, ALL JAPAN, 5/22/84 (2/3 Falls - Great match that serves as Kerry's last successful NWA title defense. They work an angle where Jumbo injures Kerry's hand, a subtle move that will show up 2 days later. Great match.) Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, All Japan, 5/24/84 (2/3 Falls - Ric Flair wins NWA World title) Kerry Von Erich Interview re: NWA title loss, WCCW, 6/8/84 Ric Flair vs Gino Hernandez, WCCW, 6/23/84 (Clip - Kerry interferes) Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, Mid-South, 12/2/84 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, Dallas, 12/25/84 (Apparently, they've run out of ways to have Kerry not win the world title as they run literally the exact same angle as they did for Christmas '83 with David, having referee David Manning refuse to DQ Flair the first time he should be, then finally DQ'ing him after a second intentional DQ.) Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, St. Louis, 1/25/85 (A rare clean loss for Kerry - broadcast only on Japanese TV) RIC FLAIR VS KERRY VON ERICH, Hawaii, 2/13/85 (JIP - 40+ minutes of a 1-hr draw shown. This is the rare commercial tape version which does NOT include the stock ticker taking up half the screen seen in the more common FNN version.) Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, Mid-South, 4/28/85 Ric Flair vs Kevin Von Erich, Texas Stadium, 5/5/85 (Title changes on a DQ but they ignore Flair throwing the referee AND throwing Kevin over the top rope...because. Actually an excellent match, probably ***1/2, that goes 20+ minutes.) Ric Flair vs Kevin Von Erich, St. Louis, 5/12/85 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich, WWF, 10/5/91 1992 ROYAL RUMBLE, WWF, 1/19/92 (Full Royal Rumble match that serves as the last time Ric Flair is ever in the ring with a Von Erich.) BONUS: Kerry Von Erich Eye of the Tiger Video - Remastered with Correct Audio (1983) BONUS: Kevin Von Erich talks about Ric Flair BONUS: Ric Flair Shoot Interview Clip