Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 03-26-1988

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: March 26, 1986

Attendance: 2,000

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, & Lee Marshall

Can the Rockers shoo away that pesky Badd Company? How will Greg and McDaniel fare against Hennig and Orton? Who’s the newest member of Al-Kaissie’s army? Let’s shake it up and enjoy some wrestling!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 03-19-1988

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: March 19, 1988

Attendance: 2,000

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Verne Gagne

What happens next in the Von Raschke-Al Kaissie feud? Does Ustinov have a say in the matter? Can Steve O become Steve Champion by beating his buddy, Greg? Will the little people outshine some of the riffraff in the undercard? Let’s sweep through this episode to find out!

Is that Uncle Herbie?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA 03-12-1988

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: March 12, 1988 (taped 02/19)

Attendance: 2,000 (Yikes!)

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Lee Marshall

Will Lawler defeat Hennig to become World champion? Can Greg retain the illustrious International TV title? How will this match contend with famous (infamous?) wrestling shows in the past?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 02-20-1988

Taped from Minot, ND

Airdate: February 20, 1988 (taped 02/06)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Larry Nelson, Rod Trongard, & Donna Gagne

Can Kelly defeat Hennig to become the “Magnificent” champion? The Midnight Rockers light up the North Dakota night while Orton, McDaniel, and Ustinov ply their trade for our amusement. With a World title match on the card, this must be a great show, right?

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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 on ESPN 01-24-1988

Taped from Las Vegas, NV

Airdate: January 24, 1988 (taped 12/27)

Attendance: 2,000

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

Can the Midnight Rockers regain the coveted World tag team titles? Or will Dangerously intervene to help the Midnight Express retain? Who in the blue hell is Billy Jack Strong, and what happens when he runs into someone named Stone? Pick yourself up and let’s enjoy!

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