Kerry Von Erich vs Ric Flair NWA Championship Steel Cage Match
In addition to the cage stipulation, Michael Hayes is the special referee. He brought Terry Gordy with him to make sure no one can escape the cage. This smells like COLLUSION to me. You could say it isn't being fair to Flair, even. I mean, it's Ric Flair in a cage match. What are you expecting beyond lots of chops and blood? Michael Hayes was frequently getting physically involved in the action, and Flair kept trying to fight both him and the standard ref. Flair would start working Kerry's leg about half way through the match, but Kerry pinned Flair with the claw. However, Michael Hayes saw that Flair's foot had bounced off the bottom rope, so he called the pin off. Kerry refused to break the hold, so Michael Hayes physically pulled Kerry off of Ric, which Kerry did not appreciate. As they were arguing, Flair ran into Kerry, who bumped into Hayes. Hayes and Flair then got into it, with Hayes decking Ric. That cunt. He screams at Kerry to pin Flair, but Kerry doesn't want to win that way. As they're arguing, Flair again knocks Kerry into Michael, this time sending Hayes out of the cage. In response, Terry Gordy slams the door on Kerry's head. Hayes would then reenter the ring and count a three count for Flair when Kerry wasn't even on his back for one of the counts. The other ref says it didn't count and the match continues. So much fuckery. Just as Kerry had momentum back on his side and hit the discus punch, Kerry appears to pass out. The ref called a medical stoppage. Ric Flair retains his title. World Class out here running dangers of concussion angles in 1982.
And so began the Von Erichs vs Freebirds feud. Which, when you think about it, is entirely based around Michael Hayes being a cunt. It all makes sense now.