Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 13): Two World Champions Clash in Chicago

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 13, 1988, at the UIC Pavilion, a significant event in professional wrestling history took place: SuperClash III. This cross-promotional mega card, hosted by the AWA, CWA, and World Class, was headlined by a monumental title unification match between Jerry Lawler and Kerry Von Erich.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 13): Two World Champions Clash in Chicago

Today In Pro Wrestling History December 13
Today In Pro Wrestling History (December 13)

This cross-promotional mega card, hosted by the AWA, CWA, and World Class, was headlined by a monumental title unification match between Jerry Lawler and Kerry Von Erich.

SuperClash III was the only AWA show to be broadcast on Pay Per View, featuring stars from the World Class Wrestling Association, the CWA, and the women’s promotion Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW).

While promoters had high hopes, billing it as a ‘mega-event’ akin to the WWF’s WrestleMania, it didn’t quite hit the mark.

Fans criticized the confusing and unsatisfactory finish of the main event. Furthermore, the event’s financial performance was underwhelming, drawing a live attendance of just over 1,600 people.

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