Hansen and the AWA Title



Soo…Why did Stan Hansen run over the AWA title?



To get to the other side?
Anyhoo, Verne Gagne wanted Stan to do a job to Bockwinkel and drop the title to him, but Stan was (rightly) more concerned with making sure he kept the title for his Japan tour because Baba paid better.  Stan refused to return from Japan until after the tour, and Verne called the lawyers demanding the title back. So Stan sent it back, complete with tire marks.  In later interviews, Stan admitted that he might not have handled it with the utmost professionalism.