Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA 02-27-1988

Taped from Minot, ND

Airdate: February 27, 1988

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, & Donna Gagne

Can Adonis and Orton defeat the Midnight Rockers for the tag titles? Who’s this connected guy that’s quite American? He looks familiar. Let’s find out all the mysteries of this week’s AWA installment!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 02-13-1988

AWA Championship Wrestling 02-13-88

Taped from Minot, ND

Airdate: February 13, 1986 (taped 02/06)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Ray “The Crippler” Stevens

Can Greg overcome Adonis to retain the TV title? How will West fare against the evil Russian Ustinov? What’s on Hennig’s mind this week? Let’s travel onward to see how far the AWA will go.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA New Year’s Eve 1987

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: December 31, 1987

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Verne Gagne

Who will win the vacant TV title? Can the Midnight Rockers defeat Kelly and Kiniski? The champ is here plus a BONUS match. If you’re craving excitement, look no further! Dive in!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA Christmas 1987

Live from Minneapolis, MN

Airdate: December 25, 1987

Attendance: 1,800

Hosted by Rod Trongard & Mick Karch

Can Greg defeat Curt and become World champion? Will the Midnight Rockers regain the gold against the Original Midnight Express? How will Nord the Barbarian fare against a member of the Sheik’s army? Be careful around the Christmas tree, gather around, and enjoy the festivities.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event IX

Taped from Hartford, CT

Airdate: January 3, 1987 (taped 12/14)

Attendance:  10,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

To open the show, Orndorff and Heenan run down Hogan. According to Orndorff, “Hulkamania dies tonight!” Well, he was only 91/2 years premature on that prediction.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event VII

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event VII

Taped from Cleveland, OH

Airdate: October 4, 1986 (taped 9/13)

Attendance:  21,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

First, Jesse welcomes us to the show and notes that the pleasure is all ours. Woohoo!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event VI!

Taped from Providence, RI

Airdate: May 3, 1986 (taped 5/1)

Attendance:  not given

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

This review is sponsored by Kay Jewelers! Thanks WWE Network!

Hogan promises a surprise for the Funks.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…Saturday Night’s Main Event V

Taped from Phoenix, AZ

Airdate: March 1, 1986 (taped 2/15)

Attendance:  12,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

This reflection is sponsored by Hot Pockets. Thanks, WWE Network!

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