AWA TV @ The Hammond Center 12-3-86
Show kicks off with "Rock Rock Til You Drop" by Def Leppard as all the highlights from SuperClash are shown. Included are Jumbo Tsuruta and Tatsumi Fujinami winning the battle royal and later defeating Priceless for the World Tag Team Titles. Larry Z and Al Perez defeating the Bruise Brothers in the tournament finals to become National Tag Champs. Jimmy Snuka hits the Superfly Splash on Ox Baker. Blackjack Mulligan beating up Paul Jones with the bullrope. Iceman Parsons attacking Mulligan. The Rock n Roll Express defeats the Fabulous Ones to win the best of 7 series. Jerry Lawler defeating Austin Idol for the National title as well as sending Idol out of the AWA. Ricky Steamboat narrowly defeats Carlos Colon to retain the AWA World Title.
Comments by Steamboat in the Lockeroom right after his match with Colon.
Steamboat: I have to admit, Carlos Colon gave me one of the toughest challenges of my life tonight. He pulled out all his dirty tricks but, in the end, I walked out still AWA world champ. I want to make one thing clear, I will continue to defend this title, night after night against anybody the AWA sends my way. I hold this title with great pride and honor, and I plan on holding it a lot longer.
To the program
Lance: Hello everybody and welcome to another edition of AWA Major League Wrestling. Well, as you saw, SuperClash is in the books and what a historic night that was. We'll be talking quite a bit about SuperClash tonight. We have a great program lined up. You'll see the Olympians take on the Union. Also....wait a second, Carlos Colon is on his way over. Carlos, is there something on your mind?
Colon: You saw it! All these people saw it! I should be the AWA world champion! Do you know why I'm not? Because, once again everybody has conspired against me and have protected Ricky Steamboat. Blatant disrespect!
BOOOOS come over the crowd.
Lance: I don't believe what I'm seeing. Curtis Iaukea is heading over. Hold on gentlemen, just take it easy.
Colon clenches his fists and gives Iaukea a death look.
Iaukea: Carlos Colon, I come in peace. Just listen to me. If there is one man that deserves respect, it is you! For months, my main objective was to destroy you. I sent in monsters, paid assassins, beasts and blood thirsty animals to take care of you. One by one they all failed. Carlos Colon, you not only survived but you won! I am here to say, you have my upmost respect! I have been watching you very closely. You have taken a step towards the dark side. I can take you the rest of the way. Join with me Carlos Colon and you will get everything you want and most off all you will get the respect you so deserve! I am here for you. Walk with me Carlos Colon. Walk with me.
Iaukea walks away. Colon pauses for a few seconds and follows.
Lance: (shaking his head in disbelief) I have no idea what just happened, and I can't believe what I just saw. Carlos Colon has followed Curtis Iaukea. I never thought I would ever say that. We'll be back.
The Rock n Roll Express vs. Vic Dutro and Wille Lopez
The fans can't stop cheering as RnR hit the double dropkick for the win!
Resnick: Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, first off congratulations on your big win at SuperClash. You defeated the Fabulous Ones in a thrilling best of 7 series (Huge Pop) and now you will be rewarded with an AWA world tag team title shot against the new champs Jumbo Tsuruta and Tatsumi Fujinami.
Robert: Hey, we went toe to toe with the Fabs and won. Now it's time to win some gold.
Ricky: Rock n Roll will never die! We showed the world that RnR is better than ever. We're riding high and we're going to continue this momentum by winning the world tag titles. Nothing but respect to Jumbo and Tatsumi. We're looking forward to an outstanding match up.
TV Champ "The Great" Gagne w/Johnny Valiant vs. Neil Jordan
Gagne is at his arrogant best and wins the match with the sleeper.
Valiant snatches the mic from Resnick
Valiant: (Singing) He's the great great Gagne, he's the champ. He's the great great Gagne, he's the best!
Gagne: (smiling) Thank you Johnny, that was beautiful. Resnick, I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so! I told you so! I told you so! When the pressure is on, the great Gagne comes through. Right now, I'm the greatest champion in the AWA, bar none! Nobody can beat me for this TV title! And I mean nobody! Because I'm the Great Gagne!
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs. Todd Rooney
Snuka is pumped up tonight and wins the match with the Superfly Splash!
Resnick: Jimmy Snuka, your Superfly Splash has become a highlight reel in the AWA. What's next for the Superfly?
Snuka: Well brutha, no matter what obstacle gets in my way, the Superfly always overcomes it. I'm ready for any challenge that comes my way and I'm ready to go after any title here in the AWA.
Iceman Parsons vs. Melvin Jones
Thundering boos during the entire match. Iceman hits the booty bump, then hoists Jones up and delivers a front face suplex for the win.
Resnick: Iceman Parsons! I think you owe all these fans an explanation. Just what was your deal with Blackjack Mulligan?
Iceman: First off, I don't owe these idiots a damn thing! However, if it's an explanation you want, why don't I let this man give it to you. Introducing my new manager, Roger Kirby.
Resnick: What in the world?
Roger Kirby walks out with Kerry Brown.
Kirby: SuperClash was a big night for me. I want you to remember, that was the night where it all began. I went out and bought the contract of the Pitbull Kerry Brown. Then I watched in pure joy as the Pitbull slammed Jerry Fatwell down on the concrete. Next up, I saw something that changed my life forever. I saw Iceman Parsons get in the ring with the baddest SOB in the AWA, Blackjack Mulligan. Parsons beat that man bloody! I had talked earlier with Parsons but wasn't sold just yet. After watching that beatdown on Mulligan, I can say without a shadow of a doubt Iceman Parsons belongs with us. You all saw him as a fun loving dancing puppet. I see him for the man he is, and that man is a very dangerous individual. Also, I've made arrangements with Paul Jones and with a smile on my face, I can announce that the Dream Machine will be joining us as well. Think about it Resnick. Kerry Brown, Iceman Parsons and the Dream Machine! We'll rule this place! Who's going to stop us?
Iceman: Have mercy!
Footage from SuperClash is shown as El Canek defeats Giant Haystacks
Resnick: What a match that was. I understand El Canek is back on a tour of Mexico but will be back in the AWA soon. On that note, the AWA is truly a global force as we have international stars from Japan, Mexico, Canada and debuting in the ring tonight, a team from the United Kingdom. Let's get to the ring.
The British Bombers (Dave Taylor and Johnny Smith) vs. Carl Kellerman and William Hillman
Smith is wearing blue wrestling pants with the Union Jack Flag on the back. His hair is pulled back in a ponytail. Taylor is wearing blue trunks with the Union Jack flag on the back.
Bombers are aggressive and ruthless. Taylor swings Hillman to the ropes and puts him down with a spinning forearm blast. Taylor tags in Smith. Smith hoists Hillman on his shoulder and hits a running powerslam for the win!
The camera zooms in on the pink neon "Beauty Shop" sign, then pans down to Brenda Britton.
Britton: Hi everybody! Did you miss the Beauty Shop? (BOOOOOS) Yea, I didn't miss you! I don't care what anybody says, SuperClash wasn't all that. My guys Priceless were totally robbed. The worst part is George Wells has left the AWA and Gerry Morrow is missing. (Cheers) That's enough! Don't worry, I'll find Gerry. Well, there was something good that came out of SuperClash. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome out the new AWA National Tag team champs, Larry Zbyszko and Al Perez!
Boos as Larry and Al walk out smiling. They each kiss Brenda's hand.
Britton: Let me be the first to say congratulations guys. I'm so glad you won and not those Bruise Brothers. I mean, you guys are solid. A true tag team.
Perez: Coming from you Brenda, that's a true compliment.
Larry: You know, it's nice to finally talk to somebody with class, unlike that spudhead Resnick.
Britton: Jeez, that guy's such a nerd. Now, I've been told that you guys will be defending the National titles against that dirty and grimy team Cabin Fever. My opinion is, they don't stand a chance against such a superior team like you.
Larry: Very true and to the point. Cabin Fever are nothing but barroom brawlers. Al and I are a cohesive wrestling unit. We're going to carry these titles into 1987 and way beyond. Together we're a glorious team and Cabin Fever will be nothing but a blip on the radar.
Britton: Spoken like true champions. What a delight this was. Until next week, toooodles!
Gama Singh vs. Troy Rogers
Gama simply outwrestles his opponent and finishes things off with the camel clutch.
Resnick: Tremendous win for Gama Singh. I have to ask, where is your partner Makhan Singh?
Gama: Makhan has left the AWA because of unfair treatment. That is why Karachi Vice was absent from SuperClash. Karachi Vice was the longest reigning USWA tag team champions. When we arrived in the AWA we received no opportunities whatsoever! I do not blame Makhan for leaving. Now, I heard Jimmy Snuka out here talking about taking down obstacles and wanting title matches. Snuka, I am an obstacle in your way and if anybody will get a title shot, it will be me!
Resnick: Fans, with me right now is Nick Bockwinkle. Nick, you had a hard fought victory over Ron Garvin at SuperClash.
Bock: It was hard fought and my respect to Ron Garvin. I believe that should be enough for a world title shot. That's been my goal and now it's time to accomplish it.
Boos as Curt Hennig comes out.
Hennig: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the phone. You're not the only one who got a big win at SuperClash. If anyone deserves a world title shot, it's me and not this old timer.
Bock: To be young and dumb. I strongly suggest you watch your mouth young man.
Just as Hennig walks forward, Jerry Jarrett comes out.
Jarrett: Gentlemen, just relax. I've come up with something, I'm sure you both will like. Next week at the Jackson Coliseum, you two will have a match and the winner will wrestle Ricky Steamboat for the AWA world title, on New Year's Eve at the Mid South Coliseum. Good luck to both of you.
Hennig: When your flawless like me, you don't need luck. Your time's up old man.
Bock: I guess I have to prove myself one more time. Mr. Hennig, I promise you a defeat.
The Diamond Aces (Art Crews and Timothy Flowers) w The Vin Man vs. Sam Smith and Frank Thompson
The Diamond Aces come out wearing black vests. Crews has an Ace card on the back of his while Flowers has a diamond card on the back of his. Vin Man is wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
The Diamond Aces hit a double rib breaker for the win!
Vin Man cuts a promo and says his team should be the number one contenders to the world titles. Vin Man...Yea!
The Olympians vs. The Union
These teams had quite a brawl during the SuperClash battle royal as their rivalry continues.
Solid seesaw battle as both teams look pretty good. Tempers flare and we get an all out brawl that leads to a double c.o. The bell rings but the teams keep fighting.
Resnick: Fans, I'm not sure anything will ever get resolved between those teams. Switching gears, please welcome out the NEW AWA National Champ, Jerry "The King" Lawler!
Massive cheers as Lawler (Bandaged head) comes out and holds up the National title.
Resnick: Jerry, SuperClash was an epic night for you. You sent Austin Idol out of the AWA and you win the National title. I'm sure you're feeling pretty good right now. Look out!
Lawler is hit on the back by a chair from TOMMY RICH!!!!
Tommy puts the boots to Lawler, then slams him on the concrete! Rich grabs the mic.
Rich: Come on Lawler! Come on Lawler!
Rich picks up Lawler and double arm DDTs him on the concrete! Lawler's head just thuds on the ground as the fans gasp.
Resnick: We need help out here! Now!
The show ends with a bloody and unconscious Jerry Lawler laying on the ground as officials and Security run out to help. Rich is laughing the entire time.