SuperClash was a series of major professional wrestling shows promoted by the American Wrestling Association (AWA) between 1985 and 1990, often co-promoted with other North American wrestling promotions. AWA held a total of four SuperClash shows, with the third being broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV), AWA's only PPV show.
Dates, venues and main events
SuperClash III was held on December 13, 1988 from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. It was the third SuperClash event produced by the American Wrestling Association and the only AWA show to be broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV). The Texas-based World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA; formerly known as World Class Championship Wrestling), women wrestling promotion Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW), and Memphis-based Championship Wrestling Association (CWA) also provided talent for the show. The show was poorly received, not a financial success and soon after the WCWA was bought out by Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett and merged with the CWA to become the United States Wrestling Association (USWA). In the sixth match of the night AWA promoter Verne Gagne's son Greg Gagne defeated Ron Garvin by count out. Since this match was for the vacant AWA International Television Championship Gagne won the championship without pinning his opponent.
The show was one of the few pay-per-view events to be left off the WWE Network at launch but was later added.
SuperClash III results
SuperClash IV was a professional wrestling event promoted by the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and was held at the Saint Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 8, 1990. Larry Zbyszko pinned AWA World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Saito to win the title at 16:01 after Saito delivered the Saito Suplex, with both wrestlers' shoulders down and Zbyszko lifting his shoulder during the three count. Nick Bockwinkel served as special guest referee and awarded the championship to Zbyszko. No TV cameras were present for this event and the matches were not recorded. The Junkyard Dog was reportedly injured the previous night during a show in Norfolk, Virginia. During the show, NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and Brian Pillman were announced as appearing at the next AWA event in St. Paul on May 5.
SuperClash IV results
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