• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 24, 1983) – AWA Super Sunday 1983
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 24, 1983, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association promoted ‘AWA Super Sunday 1983’ at the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Hulkster ended up not winning the AWA World Heavyweight Championship as expected by most people, as he was the victim of a reverse decision DQ finish here.
What’s funny is, that had Hogan won the belt that night, history would’ve been totally different, as it was Hogan himself who jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation later that year and in the process played the single biggest role in turning not only the WWF but the entire sport of professional wrestling from a local territory thing into a national and later even international sensation.
Keep in mind that Hulkamania (biggest Fan movement in pro wrestling history) was already born in the AWA during the process of his feud against Jerry Blackwell. So the potential was already there to see, but they missed out on it.
It’s safe to say, had Verne Gagne booked a different finish that night and put the belt on Hulk, history would’ve been VERY different. Big time!
Here are the results:
Brad Rheingans defeated Rocky Stone
Buck Zumhofe defeated Steve Regal
Jerry Lawler defeated John Tolos
AWA Women’s Tag Team Title: Wendi Richter and Joyce Grable (c defeated Judy Martin & Velvet McIntyre
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Eddie Boulder (Brutus Beefcake)
Jesse Ventura, Ken Patera & Blackjack Lanza defeated The High Flyers & Rick Martel
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel (c) defeated Hulk Hogan by reverse decision DQ
Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey & Jerry Blackwell
• Fans Share More Evidence About Velveteen Dream’s Explicit Conversation With A Minor
Earlier today, we noted that a Reddit user shared a screenshot revealing how WWE NXT wrestler Velveteen Dream sent him explicit pictures.
Some fans have been investigating the matter on their own, and it looks like they’ve found some solid evidence against him.
A Twitter user, (@zykiav), contacted one of the victims who accused Dream of harassing them, and found more evidence against him.
Below is what she wrote:
I’m on the phone with one of the victims and there is irrefutable evidence that it’s velveteen. it is being posted right now.
— zy (@zykiav) April 24, 2020
there is lots more evidence but it’s being used for legal reasons. they don’t need to prove anything else. he has his real number. there’s a lot of evidence between all 3 of them. https://t.co/3MDVOMjabw
— zy (@zykiav) April 24, 2020
Another Twitter user, (@PlayboiFxsic), shared a video about him while quoting the tweet, which showed a small part of the victim’s conversation with Dream, and also an audio note containing his voice:
UPDATE: Velveteen Dream Issues Statement After Being Accused Of Sending An Explicit Photo To A Minor