• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 28, 1985) – AWA SuperClash ’85: The Night of Champions
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 28, 1985, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association held ‘AWA SuperClash ’85: The Night of Champions’ at the Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.
This was a jointly promoted event by Gagne’s AWA, Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW World Class Championship Wrestling, aswell as Jim Crockett Promotions (representing the NWA), in order to react to Vince McMahon Jr.’s ‘WWF WrestleMania’, that was promoted a few months earlier.
Here are the results:
AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship: Steve Regal (c) defeated Brad Rheingans
AWA World Women’s Championship: Sherri Martel defeated Candy Divine (c)
IWA World Heavyweight Championship: Mil Máscaras (c) defeated Buddy Roberts
Greg Gagne, Scott Hall & Curt Hennig defeated Ray Stevens, Nick Bockwinkel & Larry Zbyszko
NWA World Midget’s Championship: Little Tokyo (c) defeated Little T
Asian Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Jumbo Tsuruta, Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu (c) defeated Harley Race, Bill Irwin and Scott Irwin
WCCW Texas Championship: Kerry Von Erich (c) defeated Jimmy Garvin
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Russian Team (c) defeated Crusher, Dick the Bruiser & Baron von Raschke
Body Slam match for $10,000: Jerry Blackwell defeated Kamala
AWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors (c) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds by DQ
AWA America’s Championship: Sgt. Slaughter (c) defeated Boris Zukhov by DQ
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair (c) defeated Magnum T.A.
AWA World Heavyweight Championship: Rick Martel (c) wrestled Stan Hansen to a double-count-out
• Brock Lesnar Eventually Getting Goldberg’s Role In WWE
According to the Wrestling Observer, RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman wants WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg to keep returning occassionally to WWE TV to destroy opponents.
This is a role similar to what Bruno Sammartino had back in the day.
It was also noted that this role will eventually go to Brock Lesnar in the future:
“Long-term the idea would be Goldberg in that role for several more years, and eventually that role would go to Lesnar.”
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