The Ultimate Sin wrote:
For whomever asked about the AWA, I seem to remember reading in an Apter mag that Rich had a title match against Bockwinkie, and had him beat, but Gino Hernandez interfered. I'm not sure what territory it happened in, though.
If Gino interfered, I'd guess the match happened in Houston.
Probably the following match.
AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tommy Rich
Then Gino is wrestling Tommy on a card several weeks later.
Junkyard Dog beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel on a 3rd fall dq
Gino Hernandez beat Tommy Rich
Wahoo McDaniel beat Tully Blanchard
Manny Fernandez ddq Mil Mascaras
Jimmy Golden & Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton & Scott Casey beat Billy Graham & Bob Sweetan & Killer Brooks & Hacksaw Duggan
Bob Sweetan beat Ken Lucas
Billy Graham beat Jimmy Golden
Scott Casey beat Killer Brooks
Hacksaw Duggan beat Ricky Morton
Boesch used Rich quite a bit in the early 80s, and this was before most of the area had cable.
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