9th day of Hidden Jems (Saturday)
AWA 12/25/1986 – AWA Brawl in St. Paul [Duration: 01:42:24]
It’s a St. Paul Steel Cage Showdown when Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty look to grab AWA tag team gold on Christmas Night 1986.
AWA is the most prominent promotion for these 12 Days of Hidden Gems, which excites many due to the lack of AWA content currently available within the archives. Those looking forward to more content from the classic promotion are in luck as this 1986 show clocks in at over an hour and forty minutes in length and is headlined by a young Shawn Michaels teaming with Marty Jannetty to battle Buddy Rose and Doug Somers in a steel cage match.
Of course, of the seven matches reported to have taken place that night it’s not currently known how much will be included in this release, but at the length it has it’s likely the majority of the contests will be made available. It’ll also be interesting to see if another Buck Zumhofe match is cut, as it could be a sign that some of his matches are being avoided due to the controversy and legal trouble surrounding the former AWA star. Despite that, he is seen across numerous WWE Network programs.
Below is a list of matches that took place that night, though it’s not confirmed which will be featured:
Buddy Wolfe vs. Buck Zumhofe.
Earthquake Ferris vs. Brian Knobbs.
Boris Zhukov vs. Steve O.
Leon White, Greg Gagne, and Scott Hall vs. Mr. Saito, The Super Ninja, and Larry Zbyszko.
Nick Bockwinkel vs. Curt Hennig.
Jimmy Snuka vs. Col. DeBeers.
Steel Cage: The Midnight Rockers vs. Buddy Rose and Doug Somers.
The only Match not aired is Buddy Wolfe vs Zumhofe
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