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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 03:40 pm
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Five of them - right?

Would like to see them. Wasn't #5 a "Triple Tower Of Doom" schmoz between ??? and ??? Would like to see some lineups if you have them.

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1st Von Erich Memorial
Parade of Champions
May 6, 1984 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 32,123 ($402,000)
CCTV in San Antonio, TX
  1. Johnny Mantell drew Kelly Kiniski (15:00).

  2. Chris Adams & Sunshine beat Jimmy Garvin & Precious (6:00) when Adams pinned Garvin.

  3. Butch Reed pinned Chic Donovan.

  4. Kamala DDQ The Great Kabuki (12:00).

  5. Junkyard Dog beat The Missing Link (6:00) via DQ.

  6. Iceman King Parsons & Buck Zumhoffe beat The Super Destroyers to win the American Tag Title when Parsons pinned SD #1.

  7. Fritz, Mike, & Kevin Von Erich beat The Freebirds (Hayes, Gordy, & Roberts) to win the Six Man Tag Title when Kevin pinned Roberts.

  8. Kerry Von Erich pinned Ric Flair (11:24) to win the NWA World Title.











2nd Von Erich Memorial
Parade of Champions
May 5, 1985 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 26,153 ($250,000)
  1. Johnny Mantell drew Skip Young.

  2. Scott Casey & Brian Adias beat Kelly & Nick Kiniski.

  3. Terry Gordy beat Kamala via DQ.

  4. Mike Von Erich pinned Rip Oliver.

  5. Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez beat The Great Kabuki & Scott Casey when Adams pinned Casey.

  6. The Fantastics (Fulton & Rogers) beat The Midnight Express (Eaton & Condrey) when Rogers pinned Eaton in a "two ring no DQ" match to win the held-up American Tag Title.

  7. The Freebirds (Hayes, Gordy, & Roberts) & Mike, Kevin, & Kerry Von Erich beat Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, Rip Oliver, Kamala, One Man Gang, & Steve Williams in five falls in a "two ring match" match.
    • Adams pinned Roberts.
    • Hernandez pinned Hayes.
    • Kerry pinned Oliver.
    • Roberts pinned Hernandez.
    • Kevin pinned Williams.
  8. NWA World Champ Ric Flair DCO Kevin Von Erich (22:00).

  9. Kerry Von Erich pinned One Man Gang. This match was "Kerry's hair vs. Gary Hart's hair."











3rd Von Erich Memorial
Parade of Champions
May 4, 1986 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 24,121 ($193,108)
  1. Sunshine pinned Missy Hyatt in a "mudpit" match.

  2. The Great Kabuki pinned Mark Youngblood.

  3. The Great Kabuki pinned Jerry Allen.

  4. Steve Simpson pinned The Great Kabuki.

  5. WCCW Texas Champ Brian Adias pinned Steve Regal (13:00).

  6. Chris Adams & Brickhouse Brown beat John Tatum & The Grappler (12:00) when Adams pinned Grappler.

  7. The Missing Link & Iceman King Parsons beat One Man Gang & Skandar Akbar when Parsons pinned Akbar.

  8. Bruiser Brody pinned Terry Gordy in a "barbed wire" match.

  9. WCCW Champ Rick Rude beat Bruiser Brody (7:30) via DQ.

  10. Steve Simpson, Kerry & Lance Von Erich beat The Freebirds (Gordy, Hayes, & Roberts) in a "lumberjacks with straps elimination" match to win the WCCW Six Man Tag Title. Lance was the only survivor.
    • Gordy pinned Kerry.
    • Simpson pinned Hayes.
    • Roberts pinned Simpson.
    • Gordy was thrown over the top rope by Lance.
    • Lance pinned Roberts.










4th Von Erich Memorial
Parade of Champions
May 3, 1987 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 5,900 ($71,000)
  1. Matt Borne & Steve Casey beat Black Bart & Jack Victory when Borne pinned Bart.

  2. Cousin Junior pinned The Grappler.

  3. Steve Doll beat Tim Brooks.

  4. Red River Jack & Spike Huber beat Abdullah the Butcher & Eli the Eliminator when Huber pinned Eli.

  5. Red River Jack beat Gary Hart via countout.

  6. Mil Mascaras pinned Al Madril.

  7. Skip Young pinned Brian Adias in a "lumberjack" match.

  8. WCCW Champ Kevin Von Erich DCO Nord the Barbarian.

  9. The Fantastics (Fulton & Rogers) & Steve Simpson beat The Rock-n-Roll RPMs & Eric Embry in a "scaffold" match.

  10. Bruiser Brody pinned Jeep Swenson.

  11. Candi Divine won a six woman "mudpit" match.











5th Von Erich Memorial
Parade of Champions
May 8, 1988 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 7,000 ($53,000)
  1. The Missing Link & Jason Sterling beat Vince Apollo & The Angel of Death when Link pinned Apollo.

  2. WWA Champ Mike George pinned Jeff Raitz.

  3. Steve Casey pinned Eric Embry (0:19).

  4. Black Bart beat Bill Irwin via DQ.

  5. Terry Gordy pinned Michael Hayes in a "triple dome of terror" match.

  6. WCCW Texas Champ Terry Taylor pinned Chris Adams.

  7. Jason Sterling, Steve Casey, & John Tatum won a "triple dome Texas roundup" match. Also in the match were: Angel of Death, Mike George, Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, Iceman King Parsons, Buddy Roberts, Shaun Simpson, Steve Simpson, Jack Victory, and five others.

  8. Bruiser Brody & Kevin Von Erich beat Buddy Roberts and a masked mystery partner (Solomon Grundy) (6:00) when Kevin pinned Roberts.

  9. WCCW Texas Tag Champs John Tatum & Jack Victory beat Terry Gordy & Steve Simpson via countout to win the Wild West Tag Title.

  10. Kerry Von Erich pinned Iceman King Parsons to win the WCCW Title.



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Sorry Claw:D



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Last two shows attendance under 7,000. Interesting.

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The Gordy-Hayes triple dome of terror was a good bloody match. They had to start from the top and end at the bottom.


triple dome Texas roundup started at the bottom and the first 3 wrestlers at the top won the match.



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Jason Sterling, Steve Casey, & John Tatum won a "triple dome Texas roundup" match. Also in the match were: Angel of Death, Mike George, Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, Iceman King Parsons, Buddy Roberts, Shaun Simpson, Steve Simpson, Jack Victory, and five others.

I've never even heard of Jason Sterling, but at least he's more famous than the "five others".  What a disaster.



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bpickering wrote: triple dome Texas roundup started at the bottom and the first 3 wrestlers at the top won the match.
Always a crowd-pleasing stipulation, especially when David Arquette or Z-Gangsta are involved.



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bpickering wrote: The Gordy-Hayes triple dome of terror was a good bloody match. They had to start from the top and end at the bottom.


triple dome Texas roundup started at the bottom and the first 3 wrestlers at the top won the match.

Is this on video at all?

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I think 1 threw 4 are full cards are out there. 5 was not shown full on TV just Highlights



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srossi wrote: Jason Sterling, Steve Casey, & John Tatum won a "triple dome Texas roundup" match. Also in the match were: Angel of Death, Mike George, Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, Iceman King Parsons, Buddy Roberts, Shaun Simpson, Steve Simpson, Jack Victory, and five others.

I've never even heard of Jason Sterling, but at least he's more famous than the "five others".  What a disaster.


He's the son of Dewey Robertson/Missing Link. He wasn't a bad talent and could take some bumps and do some decent flying moves by late 1980s standards, but he was very small and would have a hard time getting a push now, let alone back then.

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beejmi wrote: Last two shows attendance under 7,000. Interesting.

World Class was an utter disaster in 1987 with not much big league talent, poor booking, and a dwindling fanbase that had the wind taken out of its sails by Mike Von Erich's suicide just before this card. I think the funeral was only 10 days before the Texas Stadium show. As an aside, the World Class Title match between Kevin and Nord went to a double count out because Nord refused to do a job.

I thought the 1988 show might have had a chance at doing a respectable crowd. The talent pool was up and the booking had much improved. However, apart from the damage having already been done, the show lacked a real main event.

No one bought Iceman as the champ. When Al Perez and Gary Hart quit to go to JCP, they moved the belt to Kerry. Then to make Kerry a challenger so he could win the title at Texas Stadium, they did a hot shot switch to Iceman with the lights out finish. I think if Perez had stuck around an extra two months until this show, they could have drawn better since he won the title in the summer of 1987 and came off well in his role. Otherwise Terry Gordy would have been the next best option.

By the way, Solomon Grundy worked as Buddy's partner on the 1988 show because the scheduled partner, Abdullah The Butcher, no showed.

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On the 1984 Parade of Champions, I also recall a segment shown on TV where Kerry Von Erich defeated Butch Reed in arm wrestling.


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bpickering wrote: I think 1 threw 4 are full cards are out there. 5 was not shown full on TV just Highlights


Von Erich #3 Gordy-Brody Barbed Wire Match and Missy vs Sunshine Mudpit Match have never surfaced. Just off the top of my head. I am sure other stuff is missing also.

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One Fan Gang wrote:
On the 1984 Parade of Champions, I also recall a segment shown on TV where Kerry Von Erich defeated Butch Reed in arm wrestling.

That was from the Cotton Bowl card in October of 1984. Butch was supposed to stick around and feud with Kerry, but got into a monetary dispute with Fritz and bailed almost immediately.

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Damn, they made a lot of guys pull double duty on those shows.  What was the point of that?  I remember Kabuki doing the gauntlet thing, but were the other due to stipulations, or just thin rosters?



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