Best of the 1980's TEXAS Results

Set compiled by DeathValleyDriver Board Staff; analysis by Chris Harrington (indeedwrestling@gmail.com)

Methodology: In total, 47 ballots were received. Voters were asked to rank the selected matches from 1 (favorite) to 150 (least favorite). A match ranked #1 would receive 150 points; match ranked #2 would receive 149 points and so on. Matches in the top 30 were also awarded bonus points as follows: #1 (+7 pts), #2 (+5 pts), #3 (+4 pts), #4 through #7 (+3 pts), #8-#20 (+2 pts), #21-#30 (+1 pts).

FINAL RESULTS

rank

MATCH

points

1

Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84)

 6,872

2

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)

 6,759

3

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 falls) (8/15/82)

 6,679

4

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (Cage Match) (12/25/82)

 6,484

5

Harley Race vs. Kevin Von Erich (6/17/83)

 6,162

6

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85)

 6,111

7

Kerry Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes (Loser Leaves Town Cage Match) (11/24/83)

 6,073

8

Ric Flair vs. Kevin Von Erich (4/1/83)

 5,910

9

Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Badstreet Match) (2/12/88)

 5,798

10

Jimmy Garvin & Terry Gordy vs. David & Kevin Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (8/15/83)

 5,611

11

Ric Flair vs. Chris Adams (2/3/84)

 5,497

12

The Fabulous Freebirds & Jimmy Garvin vs. The Von Erichs & Iceman King Parsons (Elimination Match) (5/27/83)

 5,489

13

Kevin Von Erich vs. Ric Flair (5/5/85)

 5,386

14

Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich (World Title Match) (5/7/84)

 5,308

15

Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams & Jake the Snake vs. The Von Erichs (12/31/84)

 5,208

16

Ric Flair vs. David Von Erich (10/11/82)

 5,198

17

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Lumberjack Match) (2/18/83)

 5,160

18

The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)

 5,129

19

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (9/5/83)

 5,104

20

The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (12/25/84)

 5,065

21

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Bunkhouse Elimination Cage Match) (9/3/84)

 5,038

22

Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody (8/4/86)

 4,953

23

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (Cage Match) (1/30/84)

 4,944

24

Ric Flair vs. Terry Gordy (2/4/83)

 4,910

25

Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/18/83)

 4,873

26

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Lumberjack Match) (2/22/85)

 4,832

27

Eric Embry vs. Jerry Lawler (9/8/89)

 4,814

28

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/11/84)

 4,811

29

Chris Adams vs. Kevin Von Erich (No DQ) (9/2/85)

 4,804

30

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Badstreet Match) (7/4/84)

 4,780

31

Iceman King Parsons vs. Harley Race (10/7/83)

 4,778

32

Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich (Cage Match) (11/25/88)

 4,679

33

Chris Adams vs. Buzz Sawyer (6/16/86)

 4,639

34

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (8/12/83)

 4,627

35

Terry Gordy vs. David Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (9/5/83)

 4,613

36

Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich (9/23/88)

 4,589

36

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/6/84)

 4,589

38

Eric Embry & Mil Mascaras vs. Buddy Roberts & Super Zodiac (Baseball Bat On A Pole) (5/5/89)

 4,567

39

The Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Six-man Elimination) (11/21/83)

 4,520

40

Iceman King Parsons & Brian Adias vs. Super Destroyers (2/3 Falls) (1/30/84)

 4,505

41

The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (3/8/85)

 4,496

42

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (12/25/85)

 4,490

43

Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/8/85)

 4,454

44

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (4/2/84)

 4,409

45

Michael Hayes vs. Buddy Roberts (5/13/88)

 4,398

46

Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Country Whipping Match) (11/4/83)

 4,395

47

Kerry & Kevin Von Erich vs. Samoan Swat Team (8/12/88)

 4,345

48

Chris Adams vs. Jake The Snake (9/3/84)

 4,212

49

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (7/4/85)

 4,147

50

Terry Gordy vs. Botswana Beast (9/23/88)

 4,119

51

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich & Kabuki (6/14/85)

 4,093

52

Ric Flair vs. Terry Gordy (1/11/85)

 4,091

53

Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich (1/11/85)

 4,064

54

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Texas Tornado Match) (7/26/85)

 4,030

55

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Texas Tornado Cage Match) (11/28/85)

 4,015

56

Eric Embry vs. Gary Young (Loser Leaves Town Match) (2/10/89)

 3,972

57

Kerry Von Erich & Bruiser Brody vs. Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy (4/4/86)

 3,968

58

Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/25/83)

 3,937

59

Kevin Von Erich vs. Chris Adams (10/27/84)

 3,927

60

Terry Gordy vs. Chris Adams (2/3 Falls) (11/12/83)

 3,867

61

Eric Embry & Chris Adams vs. PY Chu-Hi & Gary Young (8/11/89)

 3,858

62

Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich (No DQ) (6/10/83)

 3,840

63

Jimmy Garvin & Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich & Chris Adams (2/3 Falls) (11/28/83)

 3,839

64

Michael Hayes vs. Kerry Von Erich (Country Whipping Match) (9/5/83)

 3,795

65

Chris Adams vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/13/85)

 3,788

66

Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Texas Tornado Match) (3/22/85)

 3,752

67

Chris Adams vs. Gino Hernandez (Hair vs. Hair) (1/27/86)

 3,750

68

Chris Adams vs. The Great Kabuki (7/4/85)

 3,676

69

Terry Gordy & Killer Khan vs. Chris Adams & Iceman King Parsons (5/18/84)

 3,639

70

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (8/26/83)

 3,609

71

Abdullah the Butcher vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/25/86)

 3,601

72

Eric Embry & Bill Dundee vs. Gary Young & Billy Joe Travis (11/3/89)

 3,598

73

Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams & Jake the Snake vs. Bobby Fulton, Mike & Kerry Von Erich (10/27/84)

 3,574

74

Chris Adams vs. Gary Young (7/21/89)

 3,479

75

Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich (Title vs. Title) (12/15/89)

 3,446

76

Chris Adams & Stella Mae French vs. Jimmy Garvin & Precious (Losers Leaves Town Cage Match) (7/4/84)

 3,438

77

Eric Embry vs. Gary Young (Thunderdome Cage Match) (6/9/89)

 3,404

78

Eric Embry & Brickhouse Brown vs. Iceman Parsons & Gary Young (1/6/89)

 3,371

79

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (9/12/83)

 3,357

80

Buddy Roberts vs. David Von Erich (3/18/83)

 3,346

81

Kamala & Botswana Beast vs. Samoan Swat Team (12/18/88)

 3,301

82

Terry Gordy vs. Kevin Von Erich (1/10/83)

 3,285

83

The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kevin, Mike & Fritz Von Erich (Badstreet Match) (5/6/84)

 3,262

84

Chris Adams vs. Cactus Jack (7/14/89)

 3,228

85

Michael Hayes vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/7/83)

 3,177

86

Gino Hernandez vs. Kerry Von Erich (7/20/84)

 3,165

87

Iceman King Parsons vs. Chris Adams (10/8/84)

 3,094

88 (tie)

Iceman King Parsons, Kevin & David Von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (5/13/83)

 3,091

88 (tie)

Gino Hernandez vs. Kevin Von Erich (8/17/84)

 3,091

90

Steve Regal & Jack Victory vs. The Fantastics (2/3 Falls) (3/3/86)

 3,065

91

Terry Gordy vs. Chris Adams (7/15/83)

 3,046

92

Gary Young vs. Bill Dundee (Texas Death Match) (6/23/89)

 3,018

93

Jimmy Garvin vs. David Von Erich (5/27/83)

 2,961

94

Rick Rude vs. Kerry Von Erich (12/13/85)

 2,957

95

Chris Adams vs. The Great Kabuki (7/8/85)

 2,950

96

Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy (10/21/83)

 2,940

97

Michael Hayes & Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoan Swat Team (11/25/88)

 2,906

98

Jimmy Garvin vs. David Von Erich (6/17/83)

 2,905

99

Kamala, The Missing Link & Super Destroyer #2 vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (3/30/84)

 2,866

100

Iceman King Parsons vs. Kerry Von Erich (No DQ Last Man Standing Match) (5/13/88)

 2,858

101

Kevin Von Erich vs. King Kong Bundy (5/30/82)

 2,797

102

Chavo Guerrero, Iceman King Parsons & Kerry Von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Penalty Box Match) (4/29/83)

 2,787

103

Kerry Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy (Lumberjack Match) (8/17/84)

 2,765

104

Terry Gordy & Killer Khan vs. Kevin Von Erich & Chris Adams (7/6/84)

 2,758

105

Chris Adams & Brian Adias vs. Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne (7/11/86)

 2,734

106

Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes vs. Kerry Von Erich & Chris Adams (10/31/83)

 2,712

107

Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin vs. Mike Von Erich & Chris Adams (Penalty Box Match) (4/16/84)

 2,703

108

Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Kabuki vs. Bruiser Brody, Kevin & Lance Von Erich (4/7/86)

 2,702

109

Iceman King Parsons vs. One Man Gang (Taped Fist Match) (10/6/85)

 2,649

110

Chris Adams vs. Dutch Mantell (6/16/89)

 2,622

111

Eric Embry & Chris Adams vs. Gary Young & Billy Joe Travis (12/1/89)

 2,609

112

Chris Adams, Kevin & Lance Von Erich vs. One Man Gang, The Great Kabuki & Rick Rude (5/26/86)

 2,593

113

Rick Rude vs. Kerry Von Erich (3/7/86)

 2,587

114

Chris Adams vs. John Tatum (5/16/86)

 2,548

115

Eric Embry vs. PY Chu-Hi (Cage Match) (8/4/89)

 2,533

116

Iceman King Parsons vs. Buddy Roberts (2/3 Falls) (8/8/83)

 2,483

117

Iceman King Parsons vs. John Tatum (2/17/86)

 2,480

118

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (10/24/83)

 2,405

119

Chris Adams, Steve Simpson & Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy, Iceman Parsons & Buddy Roberts (Cage Match) (12/25/87)

 2,401

120

Terry Gordy & Shaun Simpson vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory (5/13/88)

 2,370

121

Rick Rude vs. Iceman King Parsons (2/3 Falls) (11/4/85)

 2,352

122

John Tatum vs. Scott Casey (9/16/85)

 2,339

123

Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (2/21/86)

 2,335

124

Iceman King Parsons vs. Buddy Roberts (12/12/83)

 2,325

125

Al Perez vs. Kerry Von Erich (3/6/88)

 2,307

126

Kerry Von Erich vs. One Man Gang (11/15/85)

 2,295

127

John Tatum vs. Scott Casey (9/2/85)

 2,279

128

Black Bart vs. Scott Casey (Texas Bullrope Match) (12/1/86)

 2,242

129

Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts vs. Mike Von Erich & Chris Adams (7/20/84)

 2,215

130

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (4/15/84)

 2,190

131

Chris Adams, Iceman King Parsons & David Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes, Kamala & The Mongol (10/3/83)

 2,154

132

Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. Kamala & Missing Link (3/16/84)

 2,090

133

Iceman King Parsons & Skip Young vs. Pretty Young Things (8/17/84)

 2,067

134

Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts vs. Lance Von Erich & Brickhouse Brown (3/21/86)

 2,012

135

Iceman King Parsons & Chris Adams vs. Jimmy Garvin & Missing Link (3/2/84)

 1,999

136

Jimmy Jack Funk, John Tatum & Jack Victory vs. Terry Gordy, Shaun & Steve Simpson (Texas Tornado Match) (8/26/88)

 1,939

137

Chris Adams vs. The Great Kabuki (6/28/85)

 1,809

138

Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Jose Lothario & Al Madril (10/12/82)

 1,745

139

Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Jimmy Garvin & Killer Khan vs. Kevin Von Erich, Junkyard Dog, Chris Adams & Jules Strongbow (5/28/84)

 1,737

140

Matt Borne vs. Terry Taylor (2/26/88)

 1,699

141

Al Perez vs. Michael Hayes (2/26/88)

 1,624

142

Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich & Johnny Mantel (10/17/83)

 1,552

143

Chris Adams, Kevin & Lance Von Erich vs. Blackjack Mulligan, The Great Kabuki & Rick Rude (6/13/86)

 1,550

144

Iceman King Parsons vs. Gino Hernandez (7/6/84)

 1,537

145

Rip Oliver vs. The Great Kabuki (2/3 Falls) (6/24/85)

 1,430

146

Dynamic Duo, Kamala, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang & Dr. Death vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Von Erichs (3/5 Falls) (5/5/85)

 1,429

147

Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86)

 1,397

148

Jimmy Garvin vs. Johnny Mantel (10/31/83)

 1,321

149

Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Al Madril & Bugsy McGraw (10/26/82)

 1,254

150

David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)

 1,198


TOP THIRTY IN DEPTH

#1: Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84)

·          Average Vote: 8.5  (seven #1, nine #2, six #3, seven #4, two #5, four #6, two #7, one #8, one #9, two #10)
·         
Ranked in top twenty on 91% of ballots; ranked in top ten on 87% of ballots
·         
Most common rank: #2 place (nine votes – nearly a fifth of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 15.8 (lowest)

#2: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)

·          Average Vote: 11.1                (thirteen #1, six #2, three #3, seven #4, one #5, two #6, two #7, one #8, one #9, no #10)
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 85% of ballots; ranked in top ten on 77% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #1 (13 votes – more than a fourth of ballots) 
·         
Standard Deviation: 22.9 (second lowest)

#3: Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 falls) (8/15/82)

·          Average Vote: 12.5 (eight #1, seven #2, eight #3, two #4, four #5)
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 85% of ballots; ranked in top ten on 75% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #1 (8 votes – more than a sixth of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 23.2 (third lowest)

#4: Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (Cage Match) (12/25/82)

·          Average Vote: 16.1 (seven #1, two #3, seven #3, no #4, six #5)
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 77% of ballots; ranked in top ten on 66% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #3 (7 votes - 15% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 23.5 (4th lowest)

#5: Harley Race vs. Kevin Von Erich (6/17/83)

·          Average Vote: 21.8                (no #1, four #2, no #3, one #4, three #5)
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 64% of ballots; ranked in top ten on 45% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #7 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 25 (7th lowest)

#6: Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85)

·          Average Vote: 23.2
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 77% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #6 (6 votes - 13% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 33.7 (70th lowest)

#7: Kerry Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes (Loser Leaves Town Cage Match) (11/24/83)

·          Average Vote: 23.8
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 68% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #5 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)              
·         
Standard Deviation: 28.6 (21th lowest)

#8: Ric Flair vs. Kevin Von Erich (4/1/83)

·          Average Vote: 26.7
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 55% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #12 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 24.8 (6th lowest)

#9: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Badstreet Match) (2/12/88)

·          Average Vote: 29.1
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 60% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #18 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 29.1 (25th lowest)

#10: Jimmy Garvin & Terry Gordy vs. David & Kevin Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (8/15/83)

·          Average Vote: 33
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 49% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #3 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 30 (30th lowest)

#11: Ric Flair vs. Chris Adams (2/3/84)             

·          Average Vote: 35.1              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 36% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #25 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 28.4 (20th lowest)

# 12: The Fabulous Freebirds & Jimmy Garvin vs. The Von Erichs & Iceman King Parsons (Elimination Match) (5/27/83)

·          Average Vote: 35.6              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 45% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #7 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)              
·         
Standard Deviation: 36.2 (109th lowest)

# 13: Kevin Von Erich vs. Ric Flair (5/5/85)       

·          Average Vote: 37.7              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 47% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #7 (5 votes - 11% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 35.8 (101th lowest)

# 14: Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich (World Title Match) (5/7/84)              

·          Average Vote: 39.3              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 45% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #9 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)              
·         
Standard Deviation: 38.2 (127th lowest)

# 15: Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams & Jake the Snake vs. The Von Erichs (12/31/84)              

·          Average Vote: 40.9              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 26% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #40 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 27.1 (12th lowest)

# 16: Ric Flair vs. David Von Erich (10/11/82)   

·          Average Vote: 41.4
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 34% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #9 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 34 (73th lowest)

# 17: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Lumberjack Match) (2/18/83)      

·          Average Vote: 42.1
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 28% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #4 (2 votes - 4% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 33.2 (60th lowest)

# 18: The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)      

·          Average Vote: 42.9
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 38% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #16 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 35.4 (94th lowest)

# 19: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (9/5/83)            

·          Average Vote: 43.2              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 28% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #36 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 33 (55th lowest)

# 20: The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (12/25/84)    

·          Average Vote: 44.1              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 23% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #67 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 29.1 (26th lowest)

# 21: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Bunkhouse Elimination Cage Match) (9/3/84)

·          Average Vote: 44.8              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 34% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #31 (2 votes - 4% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 39.7 (137th lowest)

# 22: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody (8/4/86)   

·          Average Vote: 46.4
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 32% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #15 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 39.1 (134th lowest)

# 23: Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (Cage Match) (1/30/84)        

·          Average Vote: 46.7
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 34% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #8 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 35.8 (100th lowest)

# 24: Ric Flair vs. Terry Gordy (2/4/83)              

·          Average Vote: 47.1              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 21% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #54 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)             
·          
Standard Deviation: 28.7 (24th lowest)

# 25: Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/18/83)           

·          Average Vote: 48 
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 21% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #21 (2 votes - 4% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 34.6 (84th lowest)

# 26: Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Lumberjack Match) (2/22/85)         

·          Average Vote: 48.8              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 15% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #27 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 32.4 (48th lowest)

# 27: Eric Embry vs. Jerry Lawler (9/8/89)         

·          Average Vote: 49.4
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 34% of ballots
·         
Most common vote: #36 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 39.6 (136th lowest)

# 28: Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (5/11/84)     

·          Average Vote: 49.2              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 21% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #16 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 30.5 (33th lowest)

# 29: Chris Adams vs. Kevin Von Erich (No DQ) (9/2/85)               

·          Average Vote: 49.4              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 19% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #62 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 28.6 (22th lowest)

# 30: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (Badstreet Match) (7/4/84)            

·          Average Vote: 50.1              
·         
Ranked into top twenty on 23% of ballots        
·         
Most common vote: #25 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)            
·         
Standard Deviation: 38.3 (128th lowest)

The four matches with the most votes matching their final rank were:

#3: Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 falls) (8/15/82) = 8 votes
#1: Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84) = 7 votes
#2: The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83) = 6 votes
#6: Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85) = 6 votes

Six other matches had 3 votes which matched their final placement (#5, #7, #8, #145, #148, #150).

BOTTOM TEN IN DEPTH

#141: Al Perez vs. Michael Hayes (2/26/88)       

·          Average Vote: 116.5            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 34% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #128 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 27.9 (15th lowest)

# 142: Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich & Johnny Mantel (10/17/83)

·          Average Vote: 118
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 51% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #149 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 31 (37th lowest)

# 143: Chris Adams, Kevin & Lance Von Erich vs. Blackjack Mulligan, The Great Kabuki & Rick Rude (6/13/86)

·          Average Vote: 118.1            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 45% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #140 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 29.5 (27th lowest)

# 144: Iceman King Parsons vs. Gino Hernandez (7/6/84)             

·          Average Vote: 118.3           
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 34% of ballots              
·         
Most common vote: #138 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 24.5 (5th lowest)

# 145: Rip Oliver vs. The Great Kabuki (2/3 Falls) (6/24/85)           

·          Average Vote: 120.6           
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 53% of ballots              
·         
Most common vote: #145 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 31.1 (38th lowest)

# 146: Dynamic Duo, Kamala, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang & Dr. Death vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Von Erichs (3/5 Falls) (5/5/85)        

·          Average Vote: 120.7            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 55% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #147 (5 votes - 11% of ballots)        
·         
Standard Deviation: 34 (74th lowest)

# 147: Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86)     

·          Average Vote: 121.3            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 62% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #150 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 32 (44th lowest)

# 148: Jimmy Garvin vs. Johnny Mantel (10/31/83)         

·          Average Vote: 122.9            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 57% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #145 (3 votes - 6% of ballots)          
·         
Standard Deviation: 30.4 (31th lowest)

# 149: Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Al Madril & Bugsy McGraw (10/26/82)            

·          Average Vote: 124.4            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 55% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #144 (5 votes - 11% of ballots)        
·         
Standard Deviation: 28 (17th lowest)

# 150: David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)              

·          Average Vote: 125.5            
·         
Ranked into bottom twenty on 57% of ballots  
·         
Most common vote: #146 (4 votes - 9% of ballots)
·         
Standard Deviation: 25.3 (8th lowest)

The five matches with the most last-place (#150) votes were:

#140: Matt Borne vs. Terry Taylor (2/26/88) = 6 votes
#147: Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86) = 4 votes
#139: Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Jimmy Garvin & Killer Khan vs. Kevin Von Erich, Junkyard Dog, Chris Adams & Jules Strongbow (5/28/84) = 3 votes
#149: Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Al Madril & Bugsy McGraw (10/26/82) = 3 votes
#150: David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82) = 3 votes

RESULTS BY YEAR

·          1982: 7 matches

o    Average Rank: 80.1
o   
Standard Deviation: 28.7 (1 high, 1 medium, 5 low)
o   
Best match: #3 Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 falls) (8/15)
o   
Worst match: #150. David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)

·          1983: 38 matches

o    Average Rank: 65.0
o   
Standard Deviation: 33.9 (12 high, 14 medium, 12 low)
o   
Best match: #2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)
o   
Worst match: #148. Jimmy Garvin vs. Johnny Mantel (10/31/83)

·          1984: 32 matches

o    Average Rank: 72.1
o   
Standard Deviation: 33.8 (10 high, 12 medium, 10 low)
o   
Best match: #1. Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84)
o   
Worst match: #144. Iceman King Parsons vs. Gino Hernandez (7/6/84)

·          1985: 27 matches

o    Average Rank: 72.3
o   
Standard Deviation: 34.1 (11 high, 7 medium, 9 low)
o   
Best match: #6. Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85)
o   
Worst match: #146. Dynamic Duo, Kamala, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang & Dr. Death vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Von Erichs (3/5 Falls) (5/5/85)

·          1986: 17 matches

o    Average Rank: 99.1
o   
Standard Deviation: 33.5 (3 high, 7 medium, 7 low)
o   
Best match: #22. Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody (8/4/86)
o   
Worst match: #147. Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86)

·          1987: 1 match

o    Average Rank: 119
o   
Standard Deviation: 33.6 (0 high, 1 medium, 0 low)
o   
Only match: #119. Chris Adams, Steve Simpson & Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy, Iceman Parsons & Buddy Roberts (Cage Match) (12/25/87)

·          1988: 14 matches

o    Average Rank: 82.8
o   
Standard Deviation: 33.9 (6 high, 3 medium, 5 low)
o   
Best match: #9. Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Badstreet Match) (2/12/88)
o   
Worst match: #141. Al Perez vs. Michael Hayes (2/26/88)

·          1989: 14 matches

o    Average Rank: 76.4
o   
Standard Deviation: 36.0 (7 high, 5 medium, 2 low)
o   
Best match: #27. Eric Embry vs. Jerry Lawler (9/8/89)
o   
Worst match: #115. Eric Embry vs. PY Chu-Hi (Cage Match) (8/4/89)

Ranking the years by average points yields 1983 through 1985 as the clear winner finishing in a clean chronological 1-2-3 sweep. Even with more complex ranking schemes (such as take the 5 best matches for each year), the result stays the same.

RANKING OF YEARS

#1 -- 1983: 38 matches = 5 top ten matches, 8 top twenty matches (3,887 point avg; top5 point avg = 6,103)
#2 -- 1984: 32 matches = 1 top ten matches, 5 top twenty matches (3,667 point avg; top five point avg = 5,590)
#3 -- 1985: 27 matches = 1 top ten matches, 3 top twenty matches (3,624 point avg; top five point avg = 5,252)
#4 -- 1988: 14 matches = 1 top ten matches, 1 top twenty matches (3,622 point avg; top five point avg = 4,762)
#5 -- 1989: 14 matches = 0 top ten matches, 0 top twenty matches (3,466 point avg; top five point avg = 4,581)
#6 -- 1982: 7 matches = 2 top ten matches, 3 top twenty matches (3,352 point avg; top five point avg = 4,182)
#7 -- 1986: 17 matches = 0 top ten matches, 0 top twenty matches (2,892 point avg; top five point avg = 4,162)
#8 -- 1987: 1 matches = 0 top ten matches, 0 top twenty matches (2,401 point avg; one match point avg = 2,401)

Dave Meltzer recently wrote, “In Texas in 1982, the state department of labor and standards reported 1.3 million people attended pro wrestling. Keep in mind that was a bad year for the most part, and 1983-1984 had to dwarf those numbers. This was one state, commission numbers verified and if anything they are lower than the real numbers given no computerized ticketing and promoters notorious for lying about houses in that era.” It would appear that like the multitude of fans who lived in Texas at that time, the voters who participated in this set by in large agreed that 1983-1984 were the most incredible years to watch World Class Championship Wrestling.

BY WRESTLER

82 Different Wrestlers appeared on this set

More than 25 matches

Chris Adams: 52 matches (25 singles, 27 tag) = 178988 total points; avg points = 3442
[Highest Ranked match: 6. Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85)]

Kerry Von Erich: 49 matches (21 singles, 28 tag) = 203811 total points; avg points = 4159
[Highest Ranked match: 2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)]

Kevin Von Erich: 43 matches (13 singles, 30 tag) = 176570 total points; avg points = 4106
[Highest Ranked match: 2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)]

Terry Gordy: 39 matches (12 singles, 27 tag) = 148828 total points; avg points = 3816
[Highest Ranked match: 1. Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84)]

Michael Hayes: 31 matches (5 singles, 26 tag) = 107106 total points; avg points = 3455
[Highest Ranked match: 2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)]

Buddy Roberts: 25 matches (4 singles, 21 tag) = 90081 total points; avg points = 3603
[Highest Ranked match: 2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)]

More than 10 matches

Jimmy Garvin: 19 matches (11 singles, 8 tag) = 64439 total points; avg points = 3392
[Highest Ranked match: 10. Jimmy Garvin & Terry Gordy vs. David & Kevin Von Erich (2/3 Falls) (8/15/83)]

Iceman King Parsons: 19 matches (9 singles, 10 tag) = 56059 total points; avg points = 2950
[Highest Ranked match: 12. The Fabulous Freebirds & Jimmy Garvin vs. The Von Erichs & Iceman King Parsons (Elimination Match) (5/27/83)]

David Von Erich: 15 matches (5 singles, 10 tag) = 62736 total points; avg points = 4182
[Highest Ranked match: 2. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erichs (7/4/83)]

Gino Hernandez: 15 matches (4 singles, 11 tag) = 57224 total points; avg points = 3815
[Highest Ranked match: 6. Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Hair vs. Hair Match) (10/6/85)]

More than 5 matches

Ric Flair: 10 matches (10 singles, 0 tag) = 53555 total points; avg points = 5356
[Highest Ranked match: 3. Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (2/3 falls) (8/15/82)]

Eric Embry: 9 matches (4 singles, 5 tag) = 32726 total points; avg points = 3636
[Highest Ranked match: 27. Eric Embry vs. Jerry Lawler (9/8/89)]

Gary Young: 9 matches (4 singles, 5 tag) = 31876 total points; avg points = 3542
[Highest Ranked match: 38. Eric Embry & Mil Mascaras vs. Buddy Roberts & Super Zodiac (Baseball Bat On A Pole) (5/5/89)]

Mike Von Erich: 8 matches (0 singles, 8 tag) = 28209 total points; avg points = 3526
[Highest Ranked match: 15. Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams & Jake the Snake vs. The Von Erichs (12/31/84)]

The Great Kabuki: 8 matches (4 singles, 4 tag) = 20803 total points; avg points = 2600
[Highest Ranked match: 51. Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich & Kabuki (6/14/85)]

John Tatum: 6 matches (4 singles, 2 tag) = 13955 total points; avg points = 2326
[Highest Ranked match: 114. Chris Adams vs. John Tatum (5/16/86)]

Several Matches

Bobby Fulton: 5 matches (0 singles, 5 tag) = 21329 total points; avg points = 4266
[Highest Ranked match: 18. The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)]

Rick Rude: 5 matches (3 singles, 2 tag) = 12039 total points; avg points = 2408
[Highest Ranked match: 94. Rick Rude vs. Kerry Von Erich (12/13/85)]

Kamala: 5 matches (0 singles, 5 tag) = 11840 total points; avg points = 2368
[Highest Ranked match: 81. Kamala & Botswana Beast vs. Samoan Swat Team (12/18/88)]

Tommy Rogers: 4 matches (0 singles, 4 tag) = 17755 total points; avg points = 4439
[Highest Ranked match: 18. The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)]

Jerry Lawler: 4 matches (4 singles, 0 tag) = 17528 total points; avg points = 4382
[Highest Ranked match: 27. Eric Embry vs. Jerry Lawler (9/8/89)]

Killer Khan: 4 matches (1 singles, 3 tag) = 15006 total points; avg points = 3752
[Highest Ranked match: 1. Terry Gordy vs. Killer Khan (Texas Death Match; Special Guest Referee, Kerry Von Erich) (11/22/84)]

One Man Gang: 4 matches (2 singles, 2 tag) = 8966 total points; avg points = 2242
[Highest Ranked match: 109. Iceman King Parsons vs. One Man Gang (Taped Fist Match) (10/6/85)]

Lance Von Erich: 4 matches (0 singles, 4 tag) = 8857 total points; avg points = 2214
[Highest Ranked match: 108. Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Kabuki vs. Bruiser Brody, Kevin & Lance Von Erich (4/7/86)]

Dennis Condrey: 3 matches (0 singles, 3 tag) = 14690 total points; avg points = 4897
[Highest Ranked match: 18. The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)]

Bobby Eaton: 3 matches (0 singles, 3 tag) = 14690 total points; avg points = 4897
[Highest Ranked match: 18. The Fantastics vs. Midnight Express (1/11/85)]

Jake The Snake: 3 matches (1 singles, 2 tag) = 12994 total points; avg points = 4331
[Highest Ranked match: 15. Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams & Jake the Snake vs. The Von Erichs (12/31/84)]

Bruiser Brody: 3 matches (1 singles, 2 tag) = 11623 total points; avg points = 3874
[Highest Ranked match: 22. Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody (8/4/86)]

Samu: 3 matches (0 singles, 3 tag) = 10552 total points; avg points = 3517
[Highest Ranked match: 47. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich vs. Samoan Swat Team (8/12/88)]

Fatu: 3 matches (0 singles, 3 tag) = 10552 total points; avg points = 3517
[Highest Ranked match: 47. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich vs. Samoan Swat Team (8/12/88)]

Jack Victory: 3 matches (0 singles, 3 tag) = 7374 total points; avg points = 2458
[Highest Ranked match: 90. Steve Regal & Jack Victory vs. The Fantastics (2/3 Falls) (3/3/86)]

Scott Casey: 3 matches (3 singles, 0 tag) = 6860 total points; avg points = 2287
[Highest Ranked match: 122. John Tatum vs. Scott Casey (9/16/85)]

Multiple Matches

Steve Simpson: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 4340 total points; avg points = 2170
[Highest Ranked match: 119. Chris Adams, Steve Simpson & Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy, Iceman Parsons & Buddy Roberts (Cage Match) (12/25/87)]

Rip Oliver: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 2859 total points; avg points = 1430
[Highest Ranked match: 145. Rip Oliver vs. The Great Kabuki (2/3 Falls) (6/24/85)]

Billy Joe Travis: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 6207 total points; avg points = 3104
[Highest Ranked match: 72. Eric Embry & Bill Dundee vs. Gary Young & Billy Joe Travis (11/3/89)]

Brickhouse Brown: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 5383 total points; avg points = 2692
[Highest Ranked match: 78. Eric Embry & Brickhouse Brown vs. Iceman Parsons & Gary Young (1/6/89)]

Checkmate: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 2999 total points; avg points = 1500
[Highest Ranked match: 138. Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Jose Lothario & Al Madril (10/12/82)]

Magic Dragon: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 2999 total points; avg points = 1500
[Highest Ranked match: 138. Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Jose Lothario & Al Madril (10/12/82)]

Brian Adias: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 7239 total points; avg points = 3620
[Highest Ranked match: 40. Iceman King Parsons & Brian Adias vs. Super Destroyers (2/3 Falls) (1/30/84)]

Matt Borne: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 4433 total points; avg points = 2217
[Highest Ranked match: 105. Chris Adams & Brian Adias vs. Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne (7/11/86)]

Harley Race: 2 matches (2 singles, 0 tag) = 10940 total points; avg points = 5470
[Highest Ranked match: 5. Harley Race vs. Kevin Von Erich (6/17/83)]

Al Perez: 2 matches (2 singles, 0 tag) = 3931 total points; avg points = 1966
[Highest Ranked match: 125. Al Perez vs. Kerry Von Erich (3/6/88)]

Buzz Sawyer: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 7373 total points; avg points = 3687
[Highest Ranked match: 33. Chris Adams vs. Buzz Sawyer (6/16/86)]

Abdullah the Butcher: 2 matches (2 singles, 0 tag) = 8554 total points; avg points = 4277
[Highest Ranked match: 22. Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody (8/4/86)]

Shaun Simpson: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 4309 total points; avg points = 2155
[Highest Ranked match: 120. Terry Gordy & Shaun Simpson vs. John Tatum & Jack Victory (5/13/88)]

Missing Link: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 4089 total points; avg points = 2045
[Highest Ranked match: 132. Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. Kamala & Missing Link (3/16/84)]

Super Destroyer #2: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 7371 total points; avg points = 3686
[Highest Ranked match: 40. Iceman King Parsons & Brian Adias vs. Super Destroyers (2/3 Falls) (1/30/84)]

Al Madril: 2 matches (0 singles, 2 tag) = 2999 total points; avg points = 1500
[Highest Ranked match: 138. Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Jose Lothario & Al Madril (10/12/82)]

Bill Dundee: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 6616 total points; avg points = 3308
[Highest Ranked match: 72. Eric Embry & Bill Dundee vs. Gary Young & Billy Joe Travis (11/3/89)]

PY Chu-Hi: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 6391 total points; avg points = 3196
[Highest Ranked match: 61. Eric Embry & Chris Adams vs. PY Chu-Hi & Gary Young (8/11/89)]

Botswana Beast: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 7420 total points; avg points = 3710
[Highest Ranked match: 50. Terry Gordy vs. Botswana Beast (9/23/88)]

Johnny Mantel: 2 matches (1 singles, 1 tag) = 2873 total points; avg points = 1437
[Highest Ranked match: 142. Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy vs. Kerry Von Erich & Johnny Mantel (10/17/83)]

One Shot Stars

Bugsy McGraw: 1 match (1 tag) = 1254 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 149. Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Al Madril & Bugsy McGraw (10/26/82)]

Koko B. Ware: 1 match (1 tag) = 2067 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 133. Iceman King Parsons & Skip Young vs. Pretty Young Things (8/17/84)]

Steve Regal: 1 match (1 tag) = 3065 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 90. Steve Regal & Jack Victory vs. The Fantastics (2/3 Falls) (3/3/86)]

Dutch Mantell: 1 match (1 singles) = 2622 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 110. Chris Adams vs. Dutch Mantell (6/16/89)]

The Mongol: 1 match (1 tag) = 2154 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 131. Chris Adams, Iceman King Parsons & David Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes, Kamala & The Mongol (10/3/83)]

Jeff Jarrett: 1 match (1 tag) = 2906 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 97. Michael Hayes & Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoan Swat Team (11/25/88)]

Skip Young: 1 match (1 tag) = 2067 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 133. Iceman King Parsons & Skip Young vs. Pretty Young Things (8/17/84)]

Cactus Jack: 1 match (1 singles) = 3228 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 84. Chris Adams vs. Cactus Jack (7/14/89)]

Super Destroyer #1: 1 match (1 tag) = 4505 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 40. Iceman King Parsons & Brian Adias vs. Super Destroyers (2/3 Falls) (1/30/84)]

Chavo Guerrero: 1 match (1 tag) = 2787 total points
 [Highest Ranked match: 102. Chavo Guerrero, Iceman King Parsons & Kerry Von Erich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Penalty Box Match) (4/29/83)]

Dr. Death: 1 match (1 tag) = 1429 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 146. Dynamic Duo, Kamala, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang & Dr. Death vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & The Von Erichs (3/5 Falls) (5/5/85)]

Mil Mascaras: 1 match (1 tag) = 4567 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 38. Eric Embry & Mil Mascaras vs. Buddy Roberts & Super Zodiac (Baseball Bat On A Pole) (5/5/89)]

Little Mr. T: 1 match (1 singles) = 1397 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 147. Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86)]

Jimmy Jack Funk: 1 match (1 tag) = 1939 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 136. Jimmy Jack Funk, John Tatum & Jack Victory vs. Terry Gordy, Shaun & Steve Simpson (Texas Tornado Match) (8/26/88)]

Black Bart: 1 match (1 singles) = 2242 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 128. Black Bart vs. Scott Casey (Texas Bullrope Match) (12/1/86)]

Norvell Austin: 1 match (1 tag) = 2067 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 133. Iceman King Parsons & Skip Young vs. Pretty Young Things (8/17/84)]

Stella Mae French: 1 match (1 tag) = 3438 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 76. Chris Adams & Stella Mae French vs. Jimmy Garvin & Precious (Losers Leaves Town Cage Match) (7/4/84)]

Fritz Von Erich: 1 match (1 tag) = 3262 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 83. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kevin, Mike & Fritz Von Erich (Badstreet Match) (5/6/84)]

Iron Mike Sharpe: 1 match (1 tag) = 1198 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 150. David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)]

Precious: 1 match (1 tag) = 3438 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 76. Chris Adams & Stella Mae French vs. Jimmy Garvin & Precious (Losers Leaves Town Cage Match) (7/4/84)]

King Kong Bundy: 1 match (1 singles) = 2797 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 101. Kevin Von Erich vs. King Kong Bundy (5/30/82)]

Blackjack Mulligan: 1 match (1 tag) = 1550 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 143. Chris Adams, Kevin & Lance Von Erich vs. Blackjack Mulligan, The Great Kabuki & Rick Rude (6/13/86)]

Terry Taylor: 1 match (1 singles) = 1699 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 140. Matt Borne vs. Terry Taylor (2/26/88)]

Jose Lothario: 1 match (1 tag) = 1745 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 138. Checkmate & Magic Dragon vs. Jose Lothario & Al Madril (10/12/82)]

The Missing Link: 1 match (1 tag) = 2866 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 99. Kamala, The Missing Link & Super Destroyer #2 vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (3/30/84)]

Jules Strongbow: 1 match (1 tag) = 1737 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 139. Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Jimmy Garvin & Killer Khan vs. Kevin Von Erich, Junkyard Dog, Chris Adams & Jules Strongbow (5/28/84)]

Tom Steele: 1 match (1 tag) = 1198 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 150. David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)]

Junkyard Dog: 1 match (1 tag) = 1737 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 139. Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Jimmy Garvin & Killer Khan vs. Kevin Von Erich, Junkyard Dog, Chris Adams & Jules Strongbow (5/28/84)]

Little Tokyo: 1 match (1 singles) = 1397 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 147. Little Mr. T vs. Little Tokyo (3/21/86)]

Ben Sharpe: 1 match (1 tag) = 1198 total points
[Highest Ranked match: 150. David Von Erich, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy vs. The Sharpe Brothers & Tom Steele (12/25/82)]

TOP WRESTLERS BY POINTS

Although Chris Adams has the most appearances on this set, it’s the Von Erich Boys – particularly Kerry – and Freebirds who shine the most. And along with those men, is Kerry’s greatest singles foe – Ric Flair. Those five men: Kerry Von Erich, Terry Gordy, Ric Flair, Kevin Von Erich, Michael Hayes along with Chris Adams really define the upper echelon of WCCW talent in the 1980s.

Best of 3 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 19,922 points        (#2, #3, #4)
2. Terry Gordy: 19,429 points              (#1, #2, #9)
3. Ric Flair: 19,073 points                     (#3, #4, #8)
4. Kevin Von Erich: 19,032 points       (#2, #5, #6)
5. Michael Hayes: 18,321 points          (#2, #7, #12)

6. Buddy Roberts: 18,046 points          (#2, #9, #12)
7. David Von Erich: 17,859 points       (#2, #10, #12)
8. Chris Adams: 16,816 points             (#6, #11, #15)
9. Gino Hernandez: 16,151 points       (#6, #15, #26)
10. Jimmy Garvin: 16,044 points         (#10, #12, #23)

11. Mike Von Erich: 15,026 points      
12. Iceman King Parsons: 14,772 points
13. Tommy Rogers: 14,690 points
13. Bobby Fulton: 14,690 points
13. Bobby Eaton: 14,690 points
13. Dennis Condrey: 14,690 points

17. Jerry Lawler: 14,082 points
18. Eric Embry: 13,353 points
19. Killer Khan: 13,269 points
20. Jake the Snake: 12,994 points

21. Gary Young: 12,397 points
22. Bruiser Brody: 11,623 points
23. The Great Kabuki: 10,719 points
24. Samu: 10552 points
24. Fatu: 10552 points

26. Kamala: 8,321 points
27. Rick Rude: 8,137 points
28. One Man Gang: 7,537 points
29. John Tatum: 7,398 points

30. Jack Victory: 7,374 points
31. Lance Von Erich: 7,307 points
32. Scott Casey: 6,860 points

Best of 5 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 32106 points
2. Kevin Von Erich: 30740 points
3. Terry Gordy: 30529 points
4. Ric Flair: 29956 points
5. Michael Hayes: 28585 points

6. Buddy Roberts: 28310 points
7. David Von Erich: 28217 points
8. Chris Adams: 26592 points
9. Jimmy Garvin: 25326 points
10. Gino Hernandez: 24788 points

11. Mike Von Erich: 21862 points
12. Iceman King Parsons: 21782 points
13. Bobby Fulton: 21329 points
14. Eric Embry: 20809 points
15. Gary Young: 19474 points

16. The Great Kabuki: 16014 points
17. Rick Rude: 12039 points
18. John Tatum: 12016 points
19. Kamala: 11840 points

Best of 10 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 59069 points
2. Kevin Von Erich: 57594 points
3. Terry Gordy: 56049 points
4. Ric Flair: 53555 points
5. Michael Hayes: 51948 points

6. Buddy Roberts: 51842 points
7. David Von Erich: 50427 points
8. Chris Adams: 49388 points
9. Gino Hernandez: 44428 points
10. Jimmy Garvin: 43506 points
11. Iceman King Parsons: 36261 points

Best of 15 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 83634 points
2. Kevin Von Erich: 82245 points
3. Terry Gordy: 78984 points
4. Michael Hayes: 70545 points
5. Chris Adams: 69934 points

6. Buddy Roberts: 68805 points
7. David Von Erich: 62736 points
8. Gino Hernandez: 57224 points
9. Jimmy Garvin: 57192 points
10. Iceman King Parsons: 48302 points

Best of 25 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 128469 points
2. Kevin Von Erich: 125531 points
3. Terry Gordy: 115985 points
4. Chris Adams: 108045 points
5. Michael Hayes: 97016 points
6. Buddy Roberts: 90081 points

Best of 40 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 128,469 points
2. Kevin Von Erich: 125,531 points
3. Chris Adams: 108,045 points

SINGLE WRESTLERS

Best of 3 Singles Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich: 19236 points
2. Ric Flair: 19073 points
3. Kevin Von Erich: 17458 points
4. Terry Gordy: 17090 points
5. Chris Adams: 15245 points
6. Michael Hayes: 14266 points
7. Jimmy Garvin: 14226 points
8. Jerry Lawler: 14082 points
9. David Von Erich: 13157 points
10. Eric Embry: 12190 points
11. Gary Young: 10855 points
12. Iceman King Parsons: 10730 points
13. Buddy Roberts: 10227 points
14. Gino Hernandez: 10006 points
15. The Great Kabuki: 8435 points
16. Rick Rude: 7896 points
17. John Tatum: 7367 points
18. Scott Casey: 6860 points

Best of 5 Singles Matches

1. Ric Flair: 29956 points
2. Kerry Von Erich: 29355 points
3. Kevin Von Erich: 27135 points
4. Terry Gordy: 25822 points
5. Chris Adams: 24338 points
6. Jimmy Garvin: 21772 points
7. Michael Hayes: 19067 points
8. David Von Erich: 19023 points
9. Iceman King Parsons: 15862 points

Best Tag Matches

Best of 3 Tag Matches

1. Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton 14690 points
2. Tommy Rogers 12626 points
3. Bobby Fulton 11135 points
4. Samu & Fatu 10552 points
5. Eric Embry & Gary Young 9578 points
6. Jake The Snake 8782 points

7. Gino Hernandez 8755 points
8. Killer Khan 8134 points
9. Jack Victory 7374 points
10. Super Destroyer #2 7371 points

11. Brian Adias 7239 points
12. The Great Kabuki 6845 points
13. Bruiser Brody 6670 points
14. David Von Erich 6443 points
15. Jimmy Garvin 6439 points

16. Mike Von Erich 6347 points
17. Iceman King Parsons 6220 points
18. Billy Joe Travis 6207 points
19. Lance Von Erich 6155 points
20. Kamala 5673 points

21. Brickhouse Brown 5383 points
22. Kerry Von Erich 5316 points
23. Buddy Roberts 4718 points
24. Kevin Von Erich 4716 points
24. Chris Adams 4716 points

25. Mil Mascaras 4567 points
26. Super Destroyer #1 4505 points
27. Michael Hayes 4364 points
28. Steve Simpson 4340 points
29. Shaun Simpson 4309 points
29. John Tatum 4309 points
30. Terry Gordy 4179 points

31. Rick Rude 4143 points
32. Missing Link 4089 points
33. One Man Gang 4022 points
34. PY Chu-Hi 3858 points
35. Bill Dundee 3598 points

36. Stella Mae French 3438 points
36. Precious 3438 points
37. Botswana Beast 3301 points
38. Fritz Von Erich 3262 points
39. Steve Regal 3065 points
40. Checkmate 2999 points
40. Al Madril 2999 points
40. Magic Dragon 2999 points

41. Jeff Jarrett 2906 points
42. The Missing Link 2866 points
43. Chavo Guerrero 2787 points
44. Matt Borne 2734 points
44. Buzz Sawyer 2734 points
45. The Mongol 2154 points

46. Skip Young 2067 points
46. Norvell Austin 2067 points
46. Koko B. Ware 2067 points
47. Jimmy Jack Funk 1939 points
48. Jose Lothario 1745 points
49. Jules Strongbow 1737 points
49. Junkyard Dog 1737 points

50. Johnny Mantel 1552 points
51. Blackjack Mulligan 1550 points
52. Rip Oliver 1429 points
52. Dr. Death 1429 points
53. Bugsy McGraw 1254 points
54. Ben Sharpe 1198 points
54. Iron Mike Sharpe 1198 points
54. Tom Steele 1198 points

Best of 5 Tag Matches

1. Bobby Fulton 21329 points
2. Gary Young & Eric Embry 18003 points
3. Gino Hernandez 16800 points
4. David Von Erich 15590 points
5. Mike Von Erich 13183 points

6. Jimmy Garvin 12589 points
7. Kamala 11840 points
8. Iceman King Parsons 11408 points
9. Kerry Von Erich 10815 points
10. Kevin Von Erich 9452 points

11. Buddy Roberts 8945 points
12. Chris Adams 8869 points
13. Michael Hayes 8466 points
14. Terry Gordy 8208 points

Best of 10 Matches

1. David Von Erich 43,713 points
2. Gino Hernandez 39,570 points
3. Iceman King Parsons 31,503 points
4. Kerry Von Erich 29,963 points
5. Kevin Von Erich 23,858 points

6. Buddy Roberts 22,425 points
7. Chris Adams 21,390 points
8. Terry Gordy 21,226 points
9. Michael Hayes 20,575 points

Best of 15 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich 50,973 points
2. Buddy Roberts 44,181 points
3. Kevin Von Erich 44,147 points
4. Terry Gordy 37,923 points
5. Chris Adams 36,606 points
6. Michael Hayes 34,937 points

Best of 25 Matches

1. Kerry Von Erich 100,221 points
2. Kevin Von Erich 9,2301 points
3. Terry Gordy 86,615 points
4. Michael Hayes 81,280 points
5. Chris Adams 77,301 points

Top Feuds

Unsurprisingly, the top feud in WCCW was the Von Erichs vs the Freebirds.

Top 3 Matches in Feud

1. Kerry Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 18321 points
2. Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 18168 points
3. Kerry Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 18046 points
3. Buddy Roberts vs. Kevin & Kerry Von Erich: 18046 points

6. Kerry Von Erich vs. Ric Flair: 17974 points
7. David Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 17859 points
8. David & Kevin Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 17408 points
8. Buddy Roberts vs. David Von Erich: 17408 points
11. Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams vs. Kevin & Kerry Von Erich: 16151 points

15. Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Von Erich: 15973 points
16. Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton vs. Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers: 14690 points

20. David Von Erich vs. Jimmy Garvin: 14061 points
21. Chris Adams vs. Jimmy Garvin: 13192 points
22. Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts & Michael Hayes vs. Mike Von Erich: 13080 points
25. Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich: 12714 points

26. Eric Embry vs. Gary Young: 12397 points
27. Iceman King Parsons vs. Terry Gordy: 12219 points
28. Jimmy Garvin vs. Kerry Von Erich: 12040 points
29. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts vs. Iceman King Parsons: 11367 points

31. Chris Adams vs. Terry Gordy: 11345 points
32. Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez vs. Mike Von Erich: 10211 points
34. Chris Adams vs. Gary Young: 9946 points
35. Chris Adams vs. The Great Kabuki: 8435 points

36. Chris Adams vs. Great Kabuki: 8236 points
37. Chris Adams vs. Killer Khan: 8134 points
38. Chris Adams vs. Michael Hayes: 7630 points
39. Great Kabuki vs. Kevin & Lance Von Erich: 6845 points

41. Kamala vs. Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy: 6385 points
43. Buddy Roberts vs. Chris Adams: 6353 points

Top 5 Matches in Feud

1. Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 28817 points
2. Kerry Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 28585 points
3. Kerry Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 28514 points
4. Buddy Roberts vs. Kevin Von Erich: 28310 points
4. Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry Von Erich: 28310 points

6. David Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 28123 points
7. Kevin Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 27550 points
8. Buddy Roberts vs. David Von Erich: 27139 points
8. David Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 27139 points
10. Chris Adams vs. Kevin Von Erich: 25445 points

11. Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich: 25095 points
12. Gino Hernandez vs. Kerry Von Erich: 24788 points
12. Gino Hernandez vs. Kevin Von Erich: 24788 points
14. Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Von Erich: 21647 points
15. Chris Adams vs. Jimmy Garvin: 20239 points

16. Eric Embry vs. Gary Young: 19399 points
17. Michael Hayes vs. Mike Von Erich: 17998 points
18. Chris Adams vs. Terry Gordy: 17149 points
19. Buddy Roberts vs. Iceman King Parsons: 16175 points
20. Chris Adams vs. Michael Hayes: 11521 points

Top 10 Matches in Feud

1. Kevin Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 52886 points
2. Kerry Von Erich vs. Terry Gordy: 52583 points
3. Kerry Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 51945 points
4. Buddy Roberts vs. Kevin Von Erich: 50537 points
5. Buddy Roberts vs. Kerry Von Erich: 50062 points

6. Kevin Von Erich vs. Michael Hayes: 49134 points
7. Chris Adams vs. Kerry Von Erich: 45444 points
8. Chris Adams vs. Kevin Von Erich: 45352 points
9. Gino Hernandez vs. Kerry Von Erich: 44252 points
10. Gino Hernandez vs. Kevin Von Erich: 41105 points
11. Chris Adams vs. Jimmy Garvin: 33606 points

Matches with highest Standard Deviation

rank

MATCH

 stdev

64

Michael Hayes vs. Kerry Von Erich (Country Whipping Match) (9/5/83)

      46.6

71

Abdullah the Butcher vs. Kevin Von Erich (7/25/86)

      43.1

76

Chris Adams & Stella Mae French vs. Jimmy Garvin & Precious (Losers Leaves Town Cage Match) (7/4/84)

      43.1

72

Eric Embry & Bill Dundee vs. Gary Young & Billy Joe Travis (11/3/89)

      42.9

92

Gary Young vs. Bill Dundee (Texas Death Match) (6/23/89)

      42.8

46

Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (Country Whipping Match) (11/4/83)

      42.8

60

Terry Gordy vs. Chris Adams (2/3 Falls) (11/12/83)

      42.5

79

Jimmy Garvin vs. Chris Adams (9/12/83)

      42.1

81

Kamala & Botswana Beast vs. Samoan Swat Team (12/18/88)

      41.2

48

Chris Adams vs. Jake The Snake (9/3/84)

      40.7

 Acknowledgements & Credits

I have done the best I can with the data and attempted to keep all the information correct, credible and consistent. Anyone finding mistakes or inconsistencies is encouraged to write to indeedwrestling@gmail.com so that I can correct this webpage.

Process: A set of DVDs was sent to voters as well as put online. After watching all the matches, each voter would send their ballots to me. I would check that the ballot was valid (150 unique matches, all given a unique rank) and enter it into my spreadsheet. If there was a problem, I would contact the voter and in all cases I was able to get a clarification.

I would like to especially thank my wife Alissa, Will & Phil and the rest of the DVDVR staff, all the voters and BK.

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