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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2019 01:06 pm
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tamalie wrote: I really enjoyed the build up to Super Clash III, but the PPV that night was at a 10,000 or so capacity arena with 2,000 fans there tops. The lack of atmosphere took me out of the show well before this bout took place. The finish was meant to set up a rematch and protect Kerry from doing a high profile job, but on the night it didn't feel like the way to go.
It's been discussed ad nauseum over the years, but hosting a title unification match in Chicago between two champions who virtually never wrestled in Chicago was one of the worst decisions that has ever been promotionally made in wrestling history. I understand the AWA was being presented as a national product, and was to some extent thanks to ESPN, but at the end of the day this was a very regional battle between Dallas and Memphis.  Chicago didn't care, and many AWA fans didn't care.  Verne saw this as the beginning of some sort of renaissance for the AWA, when in reality it was the last gasp of the territories.

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