Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 12, 1990, the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, a symbol of professional wrestling prestige, faced its conclusion. The title was officially retired with Larry Zbyszko, the reigning champion, leaving for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). This marked a significant moment in wrestling history.
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 12): The AWA Title Bids Farewell
By that time, the American Wrestling Association (AWA) had already been inactive since the fall. Despite the inactivity, they continued to broadcast programming into 1991, maintaining a presence in the wrestling world.
However, the final blow to the AWA came when the promotion, unable to sustain itself financially, filed for bankruptcy. This event signified not just the end of a championship but also the closure of a once-prominent wrestling promotion, thus ending an influential era in professional wrestling history.
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