Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 10-05-1986

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: October 5, 1986

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, & Lord James Blears

You want some Midnight Rockers, don’tcha? Well, here they are! Also, DeBeers, Rheingans, and even your friend but not mine Zbyszko show off on ESPN.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 09-23-1986

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: September 23, 1986 (taped 8/30)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Lord James Blears

Can Hall deal DeBeers some comeuppance for shelving him? Also, with Bockwinkel, Zbyszko, and Hennig on the program, what else is in store for us? Let’s get comfortable and find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 07-15-1986

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: July 15, 1986 (taped 07/05)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, Lord James Blears, & Nick Bockwinkel

Can Zhukov upset Bockwinkel to become World champion? What do Snuka, DeBeers, and the tag champions have to say these days? Prepare yourself for a wild ride!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA SuperClash III

In the solemn words of Jim Morrison: “This is the end…my only friend…the end.”

With the national expansions of both the WWF and NWA, the territorial system, as we knew it, was breathing its last breath. Despite legends like Verne Gagne, the Von Erichs, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mad Dog Vachon, Chris Adams, among others, the lingering territories during this era tried their best not only to survive but to succeed.

With the conglomeration of the AWA, WCWA, CWA, and POWW, this supercard marks the last stand by the territories in their effort to compete. How much success do they achieve? Let’s find out!

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