• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 20, 1981) – AWA House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 20, 1981, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association held a televised House Show at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois.
On this show The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke won the prestigious AWA World Tag Team Championship from “The Sheiks” Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera.
Here are the results:
Greg Wojokowski defeated Max Blue
El Bracero wrestled Paul Christy to a time limit draw
Moose Cholak defeated Jerry Graham Jr.
Spike Huber defeated Johnny Starr
Wilbur Snyder defeated Johnny Valiant by DQ
Bobo Brazil wrestled Jerry Valiant to a no contest
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher defeated Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
• Latest NXT Angle Could Be Vince McMahon’s Work
As we noted earlier, Vince McMahon wasn’t happy with NXT’s ratings, which is why some changes on the brand are expected.
Last night on NXT, William Regal announced that Finn Balór, Keith Lee and Johnny Gargano will battle in a Triple Threat match on next week’s NXT for the North American Championship.
The winner of that match will then go on to face NXT Champion Adam Cole in a Winner Takes All “Title For Title” match.
The Wrestling Observer noted that McMahon could be behind this angle, as he’s pretty fond of doing matches where multiple Titles are on the line.
“NXT, it’s obvious to me that Vince has taken interest in it. We had a throw up scene. We had a build for, you know, they’re really building for the championship thing on TV in particular, the winner take all.”
The Double Champion (NXT Champion & NXT North American Champion) will be crowned on the July 8th episode of NXT. Vince most probably chose this date to give competition to AEW, as July 8th episode of AEW Dynamite will feature the second night of their Fyter Fest event.
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