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- Charles Laffere
"Get on down to the sound and a
With a song that should climb
Yo straight to the top with a bullet on the charts again
Another #1 hit to deal with.
An' I'm playing all the ladies
And I know not a sucker can fade me.
So watch me get buck wild
Yo and just pump the crowd and everybody say.
Ain't no party like an Ice Man party"
Haw haw! I know that VinceKM, who was raised
on '80s rap, knows who busted this rhyme
"Now getting back to the track with the
bass - uh!
Watch it unfold in your face.
This is something real funky to dance to
Bringing ya more raps to keep the dance floor packed
So get off the bozak."
Paging Alex Wright! Post '89 rule exempted!
"So don't front cuz I know you were an
So get down with the Ice Man"
Hello everyone, and welcome back to the
Universal Wrestling Federation section of Kayfabe Memories. My name is
Charles Laffere, and I apologize for not presenting the latest installment
last week. I hope that VinceKM and you, the loyal readers, can forgive me
this egregious transgression. But, like momma says, it be's that way
"Everybody thought that the Ice was
gonna fade out.
But you was wrong cuz I never get played out.
An' that's straight up reality"
Last time we met, we were several bouts into
the UWF's Superdome Extravaganza on November 27, 1986. Dating back to 1976,
Bill Watts' wrestling promotion held super cards at the Louisiana Superdome
in New Orleans. Starting in 1980 Mid-South would hold an annual card on or
close to Thanksgiving Day. The first UWF Thanksgiving "Superdome
Extravaganza" is the one we will look at in this installment. The UWF
had more cards at the 'Dome after this, but the show that night was the last
truly big draw the company enjoyed at the stadium, with 13,000 in attendance
for 13 matches.
"I wanna say what's up to my homies in
An' to Dallas all across the United States.
An' everybody overseas, my man -
All of Europe, Australia and Japan.
No matter where you reside,
The Ice is like world wide"
How appropriate for our next match. Iceman
Parsons would be facing the ever-devious Gustavo Mendoza in the evening's
fifth contest. Parsons had recently joined the promotion after enjoying a
very successful multiyear run in World Class Championship Wrestling. He held
the company's top belt, the American Heavyweight Title, for a solid four
month stint through the summer and fall of 1985. But the Iceman's greatest
success came as WCCW's Television Title holder. Parsons captured the strap
four times between 1983 and 1985, tying him for most TV championships with
fellow WCCW expatriates Bill Irwin and Chris Adams.
But Iceman Parsons had many memorable moments beside his title reigns in
WCCW. In fact, no less than the estimable Max Levy has rightfully dubbed
Parsons as the number one non-Von Erich "face" for a significant
period of time in the early to mid '80s. Iceman waged battles in classic
gimmick matches against Buddy Roberts and Michael Hayes (man, did everybody
not named Von Erich eventually wind up in the UWF?) Parsons and Roberts'
feud culminated in a hair versus hair match. Buddy won via nefarious means,
but was the real loser as Ice applied some Freebird Hair Cream. Buddy
sported a wig for subsequent matches and played his Hapless Boobus Role to
the hilt. In retaliation, Hayes challenged Parsons to a lights out match and
was defeated. Mr. Max covers both of these matches in his WCCW section.
Iceman also had great battles as a tag team member with Junkyard Dog and,
later, Buck "Rock and Roll" Zumhofe against the Super Destroyers,
who were managed by Skandor Akbar, yet another World Class worker who had
made the jump to the UWF.
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