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WHAT WAS THE DATE OF THE AWA TURKEY DAY TURMOIL & HOW WAS IT ORIGINALLY AIRED?

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It was an AWA Classic Wrestling PPV that originally aired on DirecTV. Basically the bouts were a collection of matches from various years.

Superstar Billy Graham vs Wilbur Snyder  10/31/73 Chicago

Hulk Hogan vs Jesse Ventura   12/25/82 St, Paul, MN

The High Flyers vs The Road Warriors  2/7/85 Winnipeg or 3/28/85 Winnipeg

Verne Gagne vs Nick Bockwinkel Chicago 7/18/80

Battle Royal including Andre The Giant,  Hulk Hogan, Nick Bockwinkel, Adrian Adonis, Ken Patera, Baron Von Raschke, Ray Stevens, Jerry Blackwell, Bobby Duncum, Larry Hennig, Bobby Heenan, Sgt. Jacques Goulet, Brad Rheingans, Otto Wanz, Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie, Jim Brunzell, Greg Gagne & Buck Zumhofe 10/22/81 Winnipeg


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clawmaster wrote: It was an AWA Classic Wrestling PPV that originally aired on DirecTV. Basically the bouts were a collection of matches from various years.

Superstar Billy Graham vs Wilbur Snyder  10/31/73 Chicago

Hulk Hogan vs Jesse Ventura   12/25/82 St, Paul, MN

The High Flyers vs The Road Warriors  2/7/85 Winnipeg or 3/28/85 Winnipeg

Verne Gagne vs Nick Bockwinkel Chicago 7/18/80

Battle Royal including Andre The Giant,  Hulk Hogan, Nick Bockwinkel, Adrian Adonis, Ken Patera, Baron Von Raschke, Ray Stevens, Jerry Blackwell, Bobby Duncum, Larry Hennig, Bobby Heenan, Sgt. Jacques Goulet, Brad Rheingans, Otto Wanz, Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie, Jim Brunzell, Greg Gagne & Buck Zumhofe 10/22/81 Winnipeg



What year did they start showing the PPV?

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2001 I think.

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clawmaster wrote: Battle Royal including Andre The Giant,  Hulk Hogan, Nick Bockwinkel, Adrian Adonis, Ken Patera, Baron Von Raschke, Ray Stevens, Jerry Blackwell, Bobby Duncum, Larry Hennig, Bobby Heenan, Sgt. Jacques Goulet, Brad Rheingans, Otto Wanz, Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie, Jim Brunzell, Greg Gagne & Buck Zumhofe 10/22/81 Winnipeg



 

Wanz toured the AWA in 1981?

He's on the card for the 1982 Winnipeg battleroyal, perhaps it's that one instead?

10/21/82 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Arena
Andre The Giant won battle royal
Andre The Giant & Ray Stevens beat Ken Patera & Bobby Heenan
Hulk Hogan beat Adrian Adonis
AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jim Brunzell dq
Otto Wanz no contest Jerry Blackwell
Brad Rheingans beat Sgt Jacques Goulet
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I think 1982 is right; I saw much of the same crew sans Wanz three days later in Green Bay.  The ID for me is Larry Hennig, who had been inactive/retired for much of the previous three or four years.

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Larry did some reffing and wrestling on the next card or two in Winnipeg after that in 1982 as well.



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