SuperClash

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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.

SuperClash '85 - The Night of Champions
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date September 28, 1985
Attendance 20,347
Venue Comiskey Park
City Chicago, Illinois

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.


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
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date May 2, 1987
Attendance 2,800
Venue Cow Palace
City San Francisco, California

SuperClash 2 was held at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on May 2, 1987.

SuperClash III[edit]

SuperClash III
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date December 13, 1988
Attendance 1,672
Venue UIC Pavilion
City Chicago, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
N/A SuperClash III N/A

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, POWW, CWA and others.

SuperClash 4[edit]

SuperClash 4
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date April 8, 1990
Attendance 2,000
Venue St. Paul Civic Center
City St. Paul, Minnesota

SuperClash 4 was held at the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 8, 1990.

# Results Stipulations Times[2]
1 Jake Milliman pinned Todd Becker Singles match 04:25
2 The Texas Hangmen defeated Brad Rheingans and D.J. Peterson Tag Team match 12:11
3 Baron Von Raschke defeated Col. DeBeers by count out. Singles match 08:40
4 Tully Blanchard pinned Tommy Jammer Singles match 16:02
5 John Nord defeated Kokina Maximus Singles match 06:55
6 Larry Zbyszko pinned Mr. Saito (c) Singles match with Nick Bockwinkel as the special referee for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship 16:01
7 The Trooper and Paul Diamond defeated The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom) Steel Cage match 24:52


References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "SuperClash". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 

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