SuperClash '85 - The Night of Champions was a wrestling event promoted by the American Wrestling Association. This was often viewed as AWA's flagship supercard.
The 1985 event was held at
Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 1985. The paid attendance of 20,347 (announced as 25,000) bared cold outdoor temperatures.
Steve Regal defeated Brad Rheingans in 8:19 to retain the AWA Light Heavyweight Championship
Sherri Martel defeated Candy Divine to win the AWA World Women's Championship
Mil Máscaras defeated Buddy Roberts in 6:57 to retain the IWA Heavyweight Championship (a fictional championship)
Greg Gagne, Scott Hall and Curt Hennig defeated Ray Stevens, Nick Bockwinkel and Larry Zbyszko in 12:30 when Hall pinned Stevens
Little Tokyo defeated a midget Mr. T (not Little Mr. T) in 6:54 to retain the NWA World Midget's Championship
Jumbo Tsuruta, Giant Baba, & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Harley Race, Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin in 10:57 when Baba pinned Irwin to retain the Asian Six-Man Tag Team Championship (a fictional championship)
Kerry Von Erich pinned Jimmy Garvin in 6:54 to retain the WCCW Texas Championship
Krusher Khruschev, Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff defeated Crusher, Dick the Bruiser and Baron Von Raschke in 8:54 to retain the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship when Ivan pinned Von Raschke
Jerry Blackwell defeated Kamala at 9:54 in a $10,000 "Bodyslam Match" The
Road Warriors ( Hawk & Animal w/Paul Ellering) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds ( Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy w/Buddy Roberts) at 14:12 via reverse-decision disqualification to retain the AWA World Tag Team Championship. The Fabulous Freebirds had actually won by when Hayes pinned Animal after using brass knuckles, however Verne Gagne intervened and, by virtue of instant replay, gave back the victory and the belts to the Road Warriors.
Sgt. Slaughter defeated Boris Zukhov at 9:34 by disqualification to retain the AWA America's Championship
Ric Flair pinned Magnum T.A. at 19:10 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Rick Martel fought Stan Hansen to a double count-out at 2:30 to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Championship when both brawled into a dugout.
This card was one of the co-promotional efforts by the NWA, WCCW, and AWA to attempt to compete with the WWF's increasing national popularity. Their jointly promoted venture was known as Pro Wrestling USA.
Reportedly, promoters Verne Gagne (AWA) and Jim Crockett disputed the live gate for the show, with Crockett claiming $288,000 and Gagne claiming $200,000 was made. Due to the money dispute, several NWA stars set to appear on Gagne's upcoming AWA events were pulled, with some cards then cancelled altogether. Other reports had the gate at $250,00
SuperClash 2 [ edit ]
SuperClash 2 was held at the
Cow Palace in Daly City, California on May 2, 1987.
SuperClash III [ edit ]
SuperClash III was held on December 13, 1988 from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. It was the third annual SuperClash event produced by the American Wrestling Association and the first and only AWA show to be broadcast on pay-per-view. The Texas-based World Class Wrestling Association (formerly known as "World Class Championship Wrestling"), women wrestling promotion Powerful Women of Wrestling, and Memphis-based Championship Wrestling Association also provided talent for the show.
The show was 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).
The PPV was built around talent from the AWA, WCWA, PWOW, CWA and others.
SuperClash 4 [ edit ]
SuperClash 4 was held at the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 8, 1990.
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Historical Cards". 2007 Wrestling Almanac and Book of Facts (Kappa Publications). p. 159. 2007 Edition.
^ "SuperClash". Pro Wrestling History . Retrieved 2009-07-09.
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