MAY 9, 1988 – MID SOUTH COLISEUM – MEMPHIS, TN
Jerry The King Lawler defeats Curt Hennig in the Mid-South Coliseum to finally capture the elusive AWA World Heavyweight title.
Jackie Fargo was the special referee after getting more votes in a national telephone poll than Hennig’s father, Larry “The Axe” Hennig.
Lawler had come close to winning the championship a number of times over the years, but this victory finally insured his first, official AWA World title reign.
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