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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 02:27 am
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srossi wrote:   Their best bet might've been to use the AWA, which still meant a lot in Japan, to get more of their guys booked over there and then send AWA vs. Japan tapes back to the States.  They sorta did that anyway with the big Saito push. 


I'd be willing to say "not really" to the still meaning a lot in Japan point. The Saito title win was merely to done to show the AWA title chanign hands in front of a big crowd in Japan to make it look llike it was still a viable title. Saito defended the AWA title once against Bam Bam Bigelow in Japan, and his only North American title defense was his loss to Zbyszko in St. Paul.

That's it for a title reign that ran from February to April. I'd like to think that if the AWA title had any merit Saito would have at least been booked to defend it in Japan a few more times than that.