TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 13th: Two World Champions Clash in Chicago

DATELINE: DECEMBER 13, 1988 – UIC PAVILION – CHICAGO, IL


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Watch the SuperClash III contract signing between Jerry Lawler and Kerry Von Erich HERE

It’s a cross-promotional mega card, as the AWA, CWA, and World Class host SuperClash III, headlined by Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich in a title unification match.

The event would be the only AWA show to be broadcast on Pay Per View, and featured stars from all three major companies involved: The World Class Wrestling Association,and the CWA, along with women’s promotion Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW).

While promoters billed it as a ‘mega-event’ on par with the WWF’s WrestleMania, it is considered by mat historians as an all-around failure. Fans were critical of the sketchy, muddled finish of the main event, and the financial response was far worse… SuperClash III, pitting two world heavyweight champions against one another, drew a live attendance of just over 1600 people.



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One thought on “TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 13th: Two World Champions Clash in Chicago

  1. I think the finish gets undue flack. It was set up as the commission was upset by all the blood in the the earlier Manny Fernandez/Wahoo McDaniel match, so they were being more pro active with this one. Only thing that bugged me was that it was ripped from the Ric Flair/Lex Luger GAB PPV match (but at least Kerry did look like a man who needed to be saved, Lex looked like he got a shaving cut).

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