• 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
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• Rumor Killer On Reports Of A Fan Dying Ringside During Last Night’s SmackDown
A fan that was ringside for last night’s SmackDown fainted during the show and this began various rumors and reports that a fan passed away during SmackDown.
However, that’s not the case.
Slice Wrestling has confirmed with its sources that the fan involved in this medical incident is doing fine now.