• AWA’s First & Only PPV Took Place 29 Years Ago Today
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 13, 1988, the American Wrestling Association aired ‘AWA Superclash III’, the only PPV in the history of the company, LIVE from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
This pay-per-view event also featured Wrestlers from World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and Jerry Jarrett’s Continental Wrestling Association (Memphis Wrestling).
Here are the results:
– Chavo Guerrero, Mando Guerrero, & Hector Guerrero defeated Cactus Jack & The Rock ‘n’ Roll RPMs
– WCCW World Light Heavyweight Championship
Eric Embry defeated Jeff Jarrett (c)
– Jimmy Valiant defeated Wayne Bloom
– WCCW Texas Heavyweight Championship
Iceman King Parsons (c) defeated Brickhouse Brown
– The Top Guns & Wendi Richter defeated Badd Company & Madusa Miceli
– AWA International Television Championship
Greg Gagne defeated Ron Garvin via count-out
– Nine-woman Lingerie Battle Royal
The Syrian Terrorist defeated Bambi, Peggy Lee Leather, Laurie Lynn, Brandi Mae, Malibu, Nina, Pocohantas & Luna Vachon
– Boot Camp match
Sgt. Slaughter defeated Colonel DeBeers
– WCCW World Tag Team Championship
The Samoan Swat Team (c) defeated Michael Hayes and Steve Cox
– Indian Strap match
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez
– Title Unification match
Jerry Lawler (c – AWA) defeated Kerry Von Erich (c – WCCW) via referee stoppage
– The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs The Stud Stable ended in a double DQ
• Spoiler On The Finish Of The Universal Title Match At Royal Rumble 2018
As seen on this week’s episode of Raw, the #1 contenders match between Kane & Braun Strowman ended in a Double Count-Out. The announcement for the Universal Championship match at Royal Rumble 2018 PPV is now set to be made on next week’s Raw.
“The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is now expected to defend the Universal Championship in a Triple Threat match, against Kane & Braun Strowman, at Royal Rumble 2018.
This is being done because WWE officials don’t want Strowman to take a pinfall at this point, so Kane will be taking the pinfall and Lesnar will then head into WrestleMania 34 as the Universal Champion.
After Royal Rumble 2018, Lesnar will defend his Universal Title directly at WrestleMania 34 (he won’t be defending the Universal Title at Elimination Chamber 2018 PPV). This is similar to Lesnar’s early 2015 schedule as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.