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[1981-04-16-AWA-Winnipeg, MB] Verne Gagne vs Nick Bockwinkel

paul sosnowski

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This one is gonna be quick cause there's only 3 minutes of footage.


We start with Nick having Verne trapped in a sleeper. Verne tries to grab the referee, and backs Nick into the corner, but cannot escape. Gagne goes to one knee, but rises up and slams Nick backward hard into the corner and succeeds in breaking the hold. Bockwinkel goes after him, but immediately gets trapped in the Gagne sleeper. Heenan grabs Verne's leg and trips him and Bock falls back on top of him. It looks like both men's shoulders are down. The referee counts three and raises Bockwinkel's hand. Heenan jumps in the ring celebrating with the title belt. AWA President Stanley Blackburn steps in the ring, takes the title back and gives in to Gagne on a DQ. Heenan and Bockwinkel are pissed. Verne slaps both of them around, sends Heenan shoulder first into the ringpost, and tosses Nick out of the ring. That's it.

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