Today in Pro Wrestling History: On January 10, 1983, Nick Bockwinkel achieved a significant milestone in his storied career by defeating Jerry Lawler to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 10): Bock Gets the Belt Back
The championship had been in contention since a December 27 title match where Lawler seemingly won the title from Bockwinkel. However, due to the controversial nature of the match’s conclusion, the title was subsequently held up.
The rematch, held in Memphis, saw Bockwinkel reclaiming the championship, adding another chapter to his legacy as one of the AWA’s most iconic figures.
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