SuperClash

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.

SuperClash
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Promotion(s) American Wrestling Association
First event SuperClash (1985)
Last event SuperClash IV
Event gimmick AWA's flagship event

Dates, venues and main events

Event Date City Venue Main Event
SuperClash (1985) September 28, 1985 Comiskey Park Chicago, Illinois Rick Martel (c) vs. Stan Hansen for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship
SuperClash II May 2, 1987 Cow Palace San Francisco, California Jimmy Snuka and Russ Francis vs. The Terrorist and The Mercenary
SuperClash III December 13, 1988 UIC Pavilion Chicago, Illinois The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) vs. The Stud Stable (Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden)
SuperClash IV April 8, 1990 Saint Paul Civic Center Saint Paul, Minnesota The Trooper and Paul Diamond vs. The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom)
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

SuperClash III

SuperClash III
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date December 13, 1988[1][2]
Attendance 1,672[1][2]
Venue UIC Pavilion[1][2]
City Chicago, Illinois[1][2]
AWA SuperClash chronology
SuperClash II SuperClash III SuperClash IV

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.[1] The show was one of the few pay-per-view events to be left off the WWE Network at launch[3] but was later added.[4]

SuperClash III results

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Chavo Guerrero, Mando Guerrero, and Hector Guerrero defeated Cactus Jack and The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) Six-man tag team match 06:35[1][2]
2 Eric Embry defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) Singles match for the WCWA World Light Heavyweight Championship 04:13[1][2]
3 Jimmy Valiant defeated Wayne Bloom Singles match 00:24[1][2]
4 Iceman King Parsons (c) defeated Brickhouse Brown Singles match for the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship 05:41[1][2]
5 The Top Guns (Ricky Rice and Derrick Dukes) and Wendi Richter defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) and Madusa Miceli (with Diamond Dallas Page) Mixed tag team match 05:43[1][2]
6 Greg Gagne defeated Ron Garvin by count-out Singles match for the vacant AWA International Television Championship 05:52[1][2]
7 The Syrian Terrorist defeated Bambi, Peggy Lee Leather, Laurie Lynn, Brandi Mae, Malibu, Nina, Pocohantas and Luna Vachon Nine-woman Lingerie Battle Royal 08:36[1][2]
8 Sgt. Slaughter defeated Colonel DeBeers Boot Camp match  [1][2]
9 The Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Buddy Roberts) (c) defeated Michael Hayes and Steve Cox Tag team match for the WCWA World Tag Team Championship 07:53[1][2]
10 Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez Indian Strap match 07:48[1][2]
11 Jerry Lawler (c – AWA) defeated Kerry Von Erich (c – WCWA) due to referee stoppage Title Unification match; AWA World Heavyweight Championship vs. WCWA World Heavyweight Championship 18:53[5][1][2]
12 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) fought The Stud Stable (Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden) to a double disqualification Tag team match 07:03[1][2]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

SuperClash IV

SuperClash IV
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date April 8, 1990[6]
Attendance 2,000[6]
Venue Saint Paul Civic Center[6]
City Saint Paul, Minnesota[6]
AWA SuperClash chronology
SuperClash III SuperClash IV Last

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

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Jake Milliman defeated Todd Becker Singles match 04:25[6]
2 The Texas Hangmen (Killer and Psycho) defeated Brad Rheingans and D.J. Peterson Tag team match 12:11[6]
3 Baron von Raschke (sub. for Junkyard Dog) defeated Col. DeBeers by count out. Singles match 08:40[6]
4 Tully Blanchard defeated Tommy Jammer Singles Match 16:02[6]
5 John Nord defeated Kokina Maximus Singles match 06:55[6]
6 Larry Zbyszko defeated Mr. Saito (c) Singles match for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship with Nick Bockwinkel as special referee 16:01[6]
7 The Trooper and Paul Diamond defeated The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom) Steel Cage match 24:52[6]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Historical Cards". 2007 Wrestling Almanac and Book of Facts. Kappa Publications. p. 159. 2007 Edition.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "SuperClash III". Pro Wrestling History. December 13, 1988. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Douglas Scarpa. "16 PPVs NOT On The WWE Network". Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "AWA SuperClash III". WWE Network. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "SuperClash IV". Pro Wrestling History. April 8, 1990. Retrieved April 4, 2015.

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