Tag: AWA

KAYFABE THEATER: The Grappler challenges Curt Hennig for the AWA World...

The Grappler is all dressed up and out to issue a challenge to the reigning AWA World Champion Curt Hennig, who is set to defend the gold at the Frank Bonnema Memorial in Portland

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MARCH 25th: Backlund & Bock in...

WWWF Champion Bob Backlund and AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel do battle in the first-ever singles match between the two companies' titleholders

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… Feb 7th: Larry Z rules the...

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Larry Zbyszko eliminates Tom Zenk in a 20-man battle royal to win his first world heavyweight championship

KAYFABE THEATER: Jesse Ventura Beer Commercial

1984 - Jesse The Body Ventura does a television ad for Chicago Lake Liquor... right across from Sear's in Minneapolis

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 10th: Bock Gets The Belt...

After a controversial finish two weeks earlier, Nick Bockwinkel defeats Jerry Lawler to win the vacated AWA World Heavyweight Championship

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 7th: A Thunderous Title Win

Gene Kiniski makes history when he defeats Lou Thesz, becoming the only man to ever capture both the NWA and AWA World Heavyweight titles in their career

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 29th: Stan Hansen wins the...

Rick Martel's 595-day reign as the AWA kingpin comes to an end, when he submits to the 'Brazos Valley Backbreaker'

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

The AWA, CWA, and World Class come together for the SuperClash III pay per view, headlined by Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich in a title unification match

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 12th: The AWA Title says...

After being inactive since the early Fall, the AWA World Heavyweight title is officially retired when the reigning champion, Larry Zbyszko, leaves for WCW

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… NOV 12th: The Bruiser wins the...

Dick the Bruiser defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win his only AWA World Heavyweight Championship