Dick the Bruiser defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win his only AWA World Heavyweight Championship
Nick Bockwinkel defeats Verne Gagne to capture the AWA World Heavyweight Championship for the first time
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel meet up at All-Japan Wrestling’s 13th anniversary show (1985)
Michael Hegstrand, known to wrestling fans all over the world as Road Warrior Hawk, dies of a sudden heart attack in his home
Superstar Bill Dundee and Jerry The King Lawler defeated Doug Somers and Soldat Ustinov to win the AWA World Tag Team Championship.
One of wrestling’s greatest technicians and pioneers passed away on this day in 1990. (Includes video of O’Connor demonstrating holds on announcer Joe Garagiola)
Verne Gagne, as the promoter of the American Wrestling Association, awards himself the AWA World Heavyweight Championship
Canada’s Greatest Athlete keeps collecting titles in the AWA
Terry Funk says that he will do whatever he wants, and he won’t let any promoter tell him what to do
The Bad Man from Borger is stripped of the AWA World title, but has the last laugh on promoter Verne Gagne.
With announcer Ken Resnick standing by, Bobby The Brain Heenan does an ad for Verne Gagne’s Pro Wrestling Report
Da Crusher and Dick the Bruiser win the AWA World Tag Team championship, ending the 294-day reign of Larry Hennig and Harley Race
In an early 70s promo, Dusty says he & The Crusher are the best duo since Nixon & Agnew, and that they’re on their way for a showdown in Chicago
Memphis news coverage of Jerry Lawler winning the AWA World Heavyweight title from Curt Hennig the night before at the Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
The Baron does a local TV spot for Minnesota-based Bernatello’s Homemade Quality Pizza