AWA All-Star Wrestling

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AWA All-Star Wrestling

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AWA (American Wrestling Association) is a wrestling promotion based in Minnesota, which was owned by wrestling great Verne Gagne. The promotion is now owned by Dale Gagne. The first ever recognized A.W.A World Heavyweight Champion was the late Pat O'Connor in 1960 when the A.W.A branched off from the wrestling promotion N.W.A (National Wrestling Alliance.) The early 1990s the promotion ended, but did return in 1996 as the AWA All Stars. All Star Wrestling was an event that showcased wrestling matches, kind of like today�s WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown. The show was announced by Gene Okerlund. Many great legends wrestled on the show, such as Verne Gagne, Bobby �The Brain� Hennan, Nick Bockwinkel, Adrian Adonis, Dick The Bruiser, �Rugged� Ronnie Garvin, Tully Blanchard, Jim Brunzell, �Nature Boy� Ric Flair, Stan �The Lariat� Hansen, Curt Hennig, Larry �The Axe� Hennig, Blackjack Lanza, Jerry �The King� Lawler, Rick Martel, Sherri Martel, Diamond Dallas Page, �Leaping� Lanny Poffo, Baron Von Raschke, Sgt. Slaughter, �Crippler� Ray Stevens, Mad Dog Vachon, Kerry Von Erich, King Kong Bundy, just to name a few. It was also the promotion/show that helped start many wrestlers� careers as they proceeded to the WWE (then WWF) Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, Jake "The Snake Roberts, Scott Hall (Razor Ramon), King Kong Bundy, and tag teams like "Midnight Rockers" (The Rockers) "The Road Warriors" (Legion Of Doom) just to name a few.moreless
Bobby Heenan

Bobby Heenan

Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan - Manager

Nick Bockwinkel

Nick Bockwinkel

Himself

Verne Gagne

Verne Gagne

Himself - General Manager, Owner & President

Greg Gagne

Greg Gagne

Himself

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  • AWA Wrestling: A True American Tradition

    10
    AWA All Star Wrestling was a great show that included a lot of wrestling legends in the AWA wrestling promotion. The AWA formed some of the greatest tag teams like the Road Warriors and The Midnight Rockers. I truly enjoyed watching this show.



    AWA (American Wrestling Association) promoter Verne Gagne started the AWA in 1960 and for the next 30 something years helped train and shape many wrestlers for the future. AWA formed such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan who would go on to change the WWE to what it is today (global marketing company), and even cropped a Governor in Jesse "The Body" Ventura.



    All Star Wrestling was a great show that was hosted by Gene Okerlund.moreless
  • ESPN Classic airing it
    So glad it's been airing since never got the chance to catch in it's run especially in the 80s. Great to see guys like Curt having...
    06/29/08
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