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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 02:28 pm
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2 days off in 5 months?

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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 02:34 pm
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That's pretty cool and also it's pretty amazing that Flair has it. The amount of times he's moved to avoid prosecution should have left that document somewhere between Charlotte and Tokyo.



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beejmi wrote: 2 days off in 5 months?Beej - the part that you may be missing and the part that also makes Flair's statement about wrestling all 450 days in the calendar year plus six times every Sunday is that he wasn't working all of those days.   Start at the top - KC didn't tape TV every day for a week.  He went in, worked the tapings, taped interviews for later, probably did one or two house shows, maybe a public appearance, and the rest of the time it was whatever he wanted to do.  I would bet that he was getting 2-3 days per week off, or at least, had nothing to do but maybe an hours' worth of promos in the studio.  I would bet that on every trip outside of North America he was wrestling every single night.  But there is no way he was going seven days a week in Texas when he was pretty much only working for Fritz, and no way was he going to the spot shows.  I don't believe Flair showed up all that much on the Boesch footage that came out over the past few years, Harley was in Houston a lot more it seems, and when Flair became champ it seems like Bockwinkel was doing the Houston shots.  Flair did a lot more with Watts than Harley did, at least based on the footage we've seen.



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Flair posted this on Instagram, but I think he got the pic from someone else. From the dates we know for Flair, he worked 20+ matches every month, but he didn't follow this schedule to the letter, I guess the promoters traded him off for a date here and there. This was posted on Classics, and someone matched up the schedule to where his results say he was. He did wrestle spot shows for World Class, making appearances in Seagoville, Victoria and Brownsville in Texas, as well as Lawton, OK.



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Kriss wrote: Flair posted this on Instagram, but I think he got the pic from someone else. From the dates we know for Flair, he worked 20+ matches every month, but he didn't follow this schedule to the letter, I guess the promoters traded him off for a date here and there. This was posted on Classics, and someone matched up the schedule to where his results say he was. He did wrestle spot shows for World Class, making appearances in Seagoville, Victoria and Brownsville in Texas, as well as Lawton, OK.

I first saw it on FB. Can't remember which group.



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Kriss wrote: Flair posted this on Instagram, but I think he got the pic from someone else. 
Tim Hornbaker posted it originally on Twitter.  He says he has the other pages of the schedule but has never posted them.

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Flair's schedule was insane. Go look at his record book. Hogan and Bockwinkel had it easy compared to him. Flair loved it though. Except when he had to go to Kansas City. Lol A lot of wrestlers if given that belt long term would not have lasted. Kerry Von Erich for example would not have been able to keep that schedule. It's probably fun and exciting at first.

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Spatulapup wrote: Flair's schedule was insane. Go look at his record book. Hogan and Bockwinkel had it easy compared to him. Flair loved it though. Except when he had to go to Kansas City. Lol A lot of wrestlers if given that belt long term would not have lasted. Kerry Von Erich for example would not have been able to keep that schedule. It's probably fun and exciting at first.

Corny talked about it recently.  Flair loved it, but Dory, Terry, & Jack Brisco all asked for ends of their runs because it was a terrible grind.

He didn't mention Harley, but he must have been good with it.



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Bockwinkel said more than once he was approached about the possibility of having the NWA title but he turned down exploring that path because the money he was making in relation to his AWA schedule was far better than the NWA champion's money in relation to their schedule, which was lacking any real time off through the course of a year.
I'd imagine others approached with the idea of possibly carrying the title over the years may have had similar reservations.

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Bockwinkel told me that shortly after arriving in the AWA, he second-guessed the decision to make the move from Georgia, because the schedule was much less hectic and he thought he was being booked too lightly and thus not making what he should be.   He had a meeting with Verne at the office and told him he planned to leave unless he would get used more often.  Gagne was surprised and once they went over what the monthly calendar showed for dates, Nick was figured in about as well as any top guy.  Verne was trying to cultivate a mix of work and play in his own life, and encouraged Nick to do the same by utilizing that free time.  "Buy a boat" was Gagne's advice...and Bockwinkel did just that.

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Nick was living the life. He was champion, making great money and still had a nice home life.

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he worked Mid South Wrestling a lot when he was champ.



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What was the deal with the AWA champ working Memphis? Was it required / expected or was it up to the AWA champ at the time?



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