AWA 1989: A Financial Savior Is (Badly) Needed

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

AWA SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH WGN

NOVEMBER 1990

The American Wrestling Association has signed a one-year deal with Chicago superstation WGN to carry the AWA's shows from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

The shows will air live on the channel unless pre-empted by a Cubs or Bulls game, in which case the AWA show will air in the next possible prime-time opening on the network.

The AWA is looking to run 10-12 shows in Chicago in 1991. The deal is said to be for one-year with the AWA receiving $15,000 for each show broadcast.

WGN station manager Travis Bickle said this is a great move from the station.

"The WWF airs monthly live shows from cities like New York, Philly and Boston on those respective local networks. We feel the AWA can be successful in this format, too. We're excited about this partnership.

"The difference between us and the WWF is that their shows air primarily on satellite TV networks only outside of the region from which they're being broadcast. It's pretty limited.

"Like WTBS, we are live and nationwide on most basic cable systems. People will be able to catch great AWA action everywhere.

"The AWA is on the rise and fans will be able to see it live on WGN."

The deal is set to start in January of next year.
 

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AWA Wrestling on ESPN - November, Week 4, 1990:

A quick note, but I really got a kick out of the article posted informing us that AWA would be leaving Minnesota in favor of Las Vegas. It's definitely a more fruitful location for a promotion soon to be back on the rise to prominence. It was very well-written, a love letter of sorts to the heritage of AWA's roots in in the midwest.

I think for a man the size of Kokina Maximus, the $250,000 body slam challenge works greatly. That is an awful lot of money for the AWA, gimmicked or not. I suppose when it comes to Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey, we can anticipate that he has deep, deep pockets. It feels like a good angle for Kokina, coming away from his unsuccessful run for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. He absolutely should be a mainstay on the AWA roster for the next couple of years.

Cactus Jack with the quick win over Norman Smiley was fine for what it was. He's another one to watch for longterm, and I am curious as to what 1991 has in store for him. I always did like Smiley, and though he really made his mark in Mexico over the forthcoming years, I wouldn't mind seeing you invest in him at some point in the future. Highly underrated worker.

Ken Patera desperately needed a change at some point, and if it came at the expense of Brad Rheingans, so be it. Read like a really nice angle, and I think I said it previously, but Tully Blanchard being in the fold really helps add to that. I think it can pave the way for Blanchard's managerial status to take off. Long-term though, you have to question what Patera can bring to the table.

Colonel DeBeers is an interesting fodder for Wahoo McDaniel at this stage of the game, over the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. DeBeers' promo read really nicely, and Wahoo's retort helped set the stage for Christmas Chaos in a few weeks.

The tag team division is starting to really cook. Billy Jack Haynes and Scott Norton undoubtedly make solid AWA World Tag Team Champions, and I'm curious to see how you have Badd Company par off with them.

I was surprised to see Don Muraco and Johnnie Stewart go the distance in a time limit draw. Muraco may be past his peak at this point in time, but he makes for a great uppercarder.

I'm happy to see some competition for Magnificent Mimi after a year as AWA World Women's Champion. I think it's definitely time for a change, and I liked this angle though definitely feel Reggie Bennett or Tina Moretti fits the mold for the division going forward.

Nice way to bookend the show with Nikita Koloff of all people answering Kokina Maximus's challenge. I really liked watching Nikita work, and feel he's another very strong candidate in a roster that is very much growing in size and stature with time. The chickens are coming home to roost for the AWA after the struggles captured expertly in 1989.


AWA All-Star Wrestling - November, Week 4, 1990:

I think a fun part of seeing the product in this era is seeing the names you are bringing in to do enhancement work. Chris Candido made a fun cameo to help get Bobby Jaggers over, and the post-match interview was great in putting the focus on Jaggers' new Polish Hammer finisher. Basic build to set up a match with The Trooper.

Rightly so, great follow-up with further work done to put over the importance of Ken Patera's turn and allegiance with Tully Blanchard. It's justifiably so, one of the focal talking points of the week.

Reggie Bennett over Wanda Sykes was fine for what it was, coming off the angle on AWA Wrestling on ESPN this past week. She would make for a great centerpiece for the women's division, being a larger and dominant potential AWA World Women's Champion.

I take it that Tommy Rich is on the route to finding a permanent partner. So obviously Tom Zenk and Tommy Jammer were going to pick up the tag team win. It was funny hearing no reaction for Tom Stone, in addition to him losing the match in very decidingly fashion. This is an angle that has so much potential and is one that can be stretched out for however long you like. I always did like this angle. Interested to see who fits the role to a tee.

Ah, Tully Blanchard still getting some work in here or there. Nice production tidbit of the match being taped before the big Ken Patera turn. The post-match promo was really well written, as you master Tully's vocabulary. I would like to see him be the one to bring an end to Wahoo McDaniel's reign as AWA World Heavyweight Champion.

It's great to see both of these guys work a television main event. Barry Windham is obviously being primed for great things in the AWA, but I liked the fight Manny Fernandez put up against him.
 

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AWA Wrestling on ESPN - November, Week 4, 1990:

A quick note, but I really got a kick out of the article posted informing us that AWA would be leaving Minnesota in favor of Las Vegas. It's definitely a more fruitful location for a promotion soon to be back on the rise to prominence. It was very well-written, a love letter of sorts to the heritage of AWA's roots in in the midwest.

I think for a man the size of Kokina Maximus, the $250,000 body slam challenge works greatly. That is an awful lot of money for the AWA, gimmicked or not. I suppose when it comes to Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey, we can anticipate that he has deep, deep pockets. It feels like a good angle for Kokina, coming away from his unsuccessful run for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. He absolutely should be a mainstay on the AWA roster for the next couple of years.

Cactus Jack with the quick win over Norman Smiley was fine for what it was. He's another one to watch for longterm, and I am curious as to what 1991 has in store for him. I always did like Smiley, and though he really made his mark in Mexico over the forthcoming years, I wouldn't mind seeing you invest in him at some point in the future. Highly underrated worker.

Ken Patera desperately needed a change at some point, and if it came at the expense of Brad Rheingans, so be it. Read like a really nice angle, and I think I said it previously, but Tully Blanchard being in the fold really helps add to that. I think it can pave the way for Blanchard's managerial status to take off. Long-term though, you have to question what Patera can bring to the table.

Colonel DeBeers is an interesting fodder for Wahoo McDaniel at this stage of the game, over the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. DeBeers' promo read really nicely, and Wahoo's retort helped set the stage for Christmas Chaos in a few weeks.

The tag team division is starting to really cook. Billy Jack Haynes and Scott Norton undoubtedly make solid AWA World Tag Team Champions, and I'm curious to see how you have Badd Company par off with them.

I was surprised to see Don Muraco and Johnnie Stewart go the distance in a time limit draw. Muraco may be past his peak at this point in time, but he makes for a great uppercarder.

I'm happy to see some competition for Magnificent Mimi after a year as AWA World Women's Champion. I think it's definitely time for a change, and I liked this angle though definitely feel Reggie Bennett or Tina Moretti fits the mold for the division going forward.

Nice way to bookend the show with Nikita Koloff of all people answering Kokina Maximus's challenge. I really liked watching Nikita work, and feel he's another very strong candidate in a roster that is very much growing in size and stature with time. The chickens are coming home to roost for the AWA after the struggles captured expertly in 1989.


AWA All-Star Wrestling - November, Week 4, 1990:

I think a fun part of seeing the product in this era is seeing the names you are bringing in to do enhancement work. Chris Candido made a fun cameo to help get Bobby Jaggers over, and the post-match interview was great in putting the focus on Jaggers' new Polish Hammer finisher. Basic build to set up a match with The Trooper.

Rightly so, great follow-up with further work done to put over the importance of Ken Patera's turn and allegiance with Tully Blanchard. It's justifiably so, one of the focal talking points of the week.

Reggie Bennett over Wanda Sykes was fine for what it was, coming off the angle on AWA Wrestling on ESPN this past week. She would make for a great centerpiece for the women's division, being a larger and dominant potential AWA World Women's Champion.

I take it that Tommy Rich is on the route to finding a permanent partner. So obviously Tom Zenk and Tommy Jammer were going to pick up the tag team win. It was funny hearing no reaction for Tom Stone, in addition to him losing the match in very decidingly fashion. This is an angle that has so much potential and is one that can be stretched out for however long you like. I always did like this angle. Interested to see who fits the role to a tee.

Ah, Tully Blanchard still getting some work in here or there. Nice production tidbit of the match being taped before the big Ken Patera turn. The post-match promo was really well written, as you master Tully's vocabulary. I would like to see him be the one to bring an end to Wahoo McDaniel's reign as AWA World Heavyweight Champion.

It's great to see both of these guys work a television main event. Barry Windham is obviously being primed for great things in the AWA, but I liked the fight Manny Fernandez put up against him.
I think I can speak for lots of posters when I say thanks for the comments. You go out of your way to read and post comments for most everyone. Much appreciated.

The only thing I can say is keep checking in. I think you're gonna read some things that will shock your system very soon.

Thanks for the kind words about Tully's speaking style. That's what I was going for. I think most BTB writers write with the voice of whom they're writing at the moment in their heads.

Really had fun writing those AWA going to Vegas articles. Glad you liked them. Tried giving it a pretty big deal feel.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick message and thank you for the comments.
 
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AWA WRESTLING ON ESPN - SHOWBOAT SPORTS PAVILION - LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 1990

Announcers: Joe Pedicino & Bill Dundee

Ring Announcer/Interviewer: Larry Nelson


(# Aired on a previous AWA program)

(1st Taping)

Show Intro

COLD OPEN:
Larry Nelson was standing in the ring with AWA promoter Jim Crockett, Tina Moretti and 'Big' Reggie Bennett.

Nelson: With me right now are AWA promoter Jim Crockett, Tina Moretti and Reggie Bennett.

Jim, we hear you have some news concerning Christmas Chaos.


Jim: I do, Larry.

At Christmas Chaos, Magnificent Mimi will be defending the AWA Women's World Championship. And the match will be against one of these two ladies with me in the ring.


Crowd cheered.

Jim: Tina and Reggie. You both are worthy contenders to face Mimi at Christmas Chaos. Unfortunately, only one of you will be getting the title shot that evening.

After a long, intense discussion with members of the AWA Championship Committee we have made our decision.

Believe me, it was not an easy decision.

But, we have decided that at Christmas Chaos, Magnificent Mimi will be defneding the championship against...


Crockett looked at both women and the women had looks of anticipation on their faces.

Jim: ...Reggie Bennett!

Mainly cheers but some boos from Tina fans.

Tina and Reggie hugged.

Tina: Reggie, congratulations on getting the championship match against Mimi.

I know, and these fans know, you can topple her from her throne and become the new Women's World Champion.

We are all behind you, Reg. Go get 'em, girl.


Tina and Reg embraced once again and Tina then left the ring and headed back up the face aisle.

Reg: Let me just say that Tina Moretti is a serious contender in her own right. She will have her chance to win the gold one day as well.

I want to thank the AWA Championship Comnmittee and promoter Jim Crockett for allowing me this opportunity.

I've worked hard to get where I am in this sport.

I promise that I will give it everything I have and then some on December 11th at the St. Paul,Civic Center.


Jim: Both you and Tina are deserving and like you said Reggie, Tina will get her shot one day also.

Nelson: Reggie, we all saw what happened last week at Mimi's one-year anniversary celebration as the Women's World Champion. You shoved her fance and her manager Valerie's face into the cake they had specially made for the event.

Does that incident have any bearing on the match with Mimi at Christmas Chaos?


Reg: Larry, if Mimi does not shove that cake in Tina's face then none of that would have happened.

Mimi and Val got what they deserved as far as I'm concerned.


Crowd cheered.

Cheers melted into boos as Val and Mimi made their way down the heel aisle to the ring.

Both were in street clothes and Mimi had the belt slung over her shoulder.

The pair stepped into the ring and walked up to Reg, Jim and Larry.

Mimi: Jim Crockett! I will not wrestle this moose!

Crowd booed.

Mimi: This woman is too large and very reckless in the ring! I am too beautiful to be putting the belt on the line against her! She could maim me with her bull in a china shop ring style!

Jim: You don't want to wrestle her, Mimi. Okay.

Mimi: That's more like it! Reggie Bennett is a walking OSHA report!

Jim: You can just hand over the Women's World Title for failure to fulfill your obligations as champion and we'll make the match Reggie Bennett vs. Tina Moretti for the held up Women's World Championship.

Crowd popped.

Mimi and Val beside themselves.

Val: You can't do this to us! Mimi's the champion so that means we call the shots! No title match for Reggie Bennett!

Jim: You refuse to wrestle her and you're stripped of the title, Mimi. What's your choice?

Val and Mimi briefly talked with one another.

Mimi: I'll defend the belt against this wall! But I am doing it under protest!

More boos.

Val: Reggie also owes me $150 dollars for the cake she ruined last week during Mimi's anniversary celebration!

Nelson: Reggie, you have been quiet during all this.

Reg: Mimi. Val. There's really not much for me to say. I'll let my actions in the ring at Christmas Chaos do my talking for me. See you in St. Paul.

Crowd cheered as Reggie left the ring and headed back up the heel aisle and slapped hands with fans along the way.

Mimi: If that's the way the championship committee wants it, fine! But we'll plan a strategy that 'Miss I Take Up 2 Seats On A Plane' won't be able to overcome!

Jim Crockett! Prepare to be made a fool out of for ordering this match!


Jim: You just make sure you're at Christmas Chaos with the belt.

In-studio: Larry Nelson talked about Jim Crockett making the Women's World Title match between champion Mimi and Reggie Bennett at Christmas Chaos and the reactions of the parties involved.

Nelson then ran down the program:

AWA World Champion Wahoo McDaniel wrestles

Another Christmas Chaos Report

Badd Company (w/ Mgr. DDP) sees action

A look back at what transpired last week at Mimi's one-year as champion celebration

A look back at the end of last week's match between Don Muraco and Jonnie Stewart plus comments from both men

Brad Rheingans laces 'em up for the first time since Ken Patera turned on him

And more!

Pic aired of the AWA logo with the caption: NEXT... GREAT AWA ACTION!!!

Commercials

Nikita Koloff won a squash match over Dusty Wolfe via pinfall with his Russian sickle finisher

Nikita got a strong crowd response coming down the face aisle.

During the match, Announcers put over Nikita accepting Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey's $250,000 dollar challenge. If Nikita bodyslams and pins Kokina in the same match then he wins the money. If Nikita Loses, he must got to work for Kaissey.

In-studio: Nelson talked about Nikita accepting Kaissey's challenge.

Nelson hyped Christmas Chaos.

Pic aired of Reggie Bennett shoving Mimi's and Val's faces in the cake with the caption: NEXT... CELEBRATION CANCELLED!!!

Commercials/AWA Tour Updates

In-studio: Nelson intro'd footage from the end of last week's one-year celebration for Mimi as champion.

VIDEO:

# Mimi: So, right now, I'm going to ask. Are there any wrestlers who want to celebrate with us and enjoy a piece of this delicious, decadent chocolate cake?!

Crickets as there no one was coming out.

Val: Don't be bashful. Get out here.

More waiting.

Val: Anyone?

Brief wait.

Val: Well, that just leaves more cake for me and the champ. The rest of you lost out on one of the best cakes you will ever eat.

How about you, Nelson? You want some cake?


Nelson: Why not...

Crowd popped as Tina Moretti made her way down the face aisle to the ring and climbed in.

Mimi: Look who it is. Another perpetual contender.

Val laughed.

Tina: I came out here to say something to both of you. The women's division is expanding and getting better in the AWA. And I'm coming for that belt, Mimi. I'm coming fast and hard for it. You had better be at your best when we wrestle because I might just relieve you of that belt.

Crowd cheered.

Val had cut some of the cake and handed a piece on a plate to Mimi.

Mimi: We can worry about that some other time, Tina. How about a nice piece of chocolate cake?

Tina looked at the heel pair and then Mimi rubbed the piece of cake in TIna's face. Tina shocked and started rubbing the cake off her face as Val and Mimi pointed at laughed at her like immature high school broads.

Crowd popped as 'Big' Reggie Bennett came charging down the face aisle and hit the ring behind Val, Mimi, Nelson and Tina.

Reggie grabbed Mimi and Val by the back of their heads and slammed and rubbed their faces into the big cake as the crowd cheered.

Mimi stunned and pissed about what just happened as she wiped the cake out of her eyes. Val slipped on some cake in the ring and took a prat fall to the delight of the crowd.

Mimi cleaned the chocolate out of her eyes and then saw who did the cake face smashing and jumped back.

Reg: I can tell you one thing, Mimi! And I 100 percent guarantee it! There will be no second anniversary for you as the Women's World Champion!

Crowd popped.

Mimi hastily gabbed the belt off the table and clutched it to her chocolate cake-covered chest.

Tina now pointed and laughed at Val and MImi before she and Reg left the ring together and headed back up the face aisle to solid cheers.

END VIDEO


Pic aired of Brad Rheingans with the caption: NEXT... BRAD RETURNS!!

Brad Rheingans vs. Tiger Chung-Lee

Rheingans came down the face aisle to a good ovation

Rheingans was making quick work of Lee and dominating the match and then...

Pedicino: It's Tully and Ken!

Tully Blanchard and Ken Patera, in their ring attire, charged down the heel aisle, hit the ring and attacked Rheingans.

Ref called for the bell (No contest).

Val had casually strolled down to ringside and was watching the felony.

Tully and Ken were hammering away on Brad. Brad in a bad way.

Crowd popped as Barry Windham, in his ring attire, charged down the face aisle and hit the ring.

Barry threw haymakers at both Tully and Ken that connected. Barry then laid into Tully with punches and Ken clubbed Barry from behind and he and Tully pounded away on Barry. Brad recovered and joined in the fray. Fans into it.

The fighting continued a little longer before AWA officials made their way down to the ring to restore order. Val signaled for her men to leave the ring and they did while Barry and Brad were kept at bay.

Tully, Ken and Val looked on from the floor as the segment ended.

Pic aired of the AWA logo with the caption: NEXT... ANOTHER CHAOS REPORT!!

Commercials

CHRISTMAS CHAOS REPORT

# Nelson: Welcome to the Christmas Chaos Report. I'm Larry Nelson.

Christmas Chaos will be taking place on Tuesday, DeCember 11th, the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota with a bell time of 8pm Eastern and 5pm Pacific.

Tickets are on sale now.

For tickets, contact Ticket Master or call the St. Paul Civic Center at 1 (651) 555-3891 or visit the Civic Center box office.

The show will also be airing live on ESPN.

We've got two new matches to announce this week but first we'll take a look at the two matches already signed for the event.

For the AWA World Championship, World Champion Wahoo McDaniel will defend the belt against the controversial South African Col. DeBeers.

The war of words between these two has already been intense and this week is no different as we hear from the challenger DeBeers.


VIDEO:


DeBeers was standing in front of the AWA logo in his camo gear with mic in hand.

DeBeers: It is now less than two weeks until a new era is born in the AWA.

At Christmas Chaos on December 11th I, Col. DeBeers, will be crowned the new AWA World Heavyweight Champion when I defeat the savage Indian Wahoo McDaniel.

When I become the champion, I will be ushering in the era of the new man. This man will be a noble man. A man worthy of being a champion. A man worthy of holding the highest titles in the field of sports.

A cloud of darkness will be lifted from over the sport of professional wrestling when I put Wahoo down like a sick, mangy dog.

This is my manifest destiny. And you cannot stop manifest destiny; it's like trying to hold back the wind.

Everyone watching this right now needs to make sure they're watching ESPN on December 11th.

For the dawning of a new and golden era will begin in the AWA. It will be the era of survival of the fittest. And being of the most fit people on planet earth, that means I will be a great survivor for a long, long time.

Only another member of the strong race will ever be able to take me down. But that's only if they haven't allowed the mental and physical pollution of America and the West to infect them.

The strong, the noble, the wise. These are only found in one people. A great people and a fighting people.

The American Indian carries none of this within him.

Wahoo, you were a feel good story for much of 1990.

But the end of that story is written at Christmas Chaos with the rise of the new champion and the new man.


END VIDEO

Nelson:
More strong and rather unsettling words from Col. DeBeers.

Chief Wahoo McDaniel will be appearing later in the program and we'll hear what he has to say.

Also, for the AWA World Tag Team Titles, Scott Norton and Billy Jack Haynes will be defending against the suddenly resurgent team of Badd Company.

Let's hear from the challengers and then the champions.


VIDEO:

Shot of DDP, Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond standing in front of the AWA logo. All were in street clothes. DDP had a mic.

DDP: I knew this day would return for us! We hit a rough patch for a period of time, but we dug ourselves out of that hole and are now once again the #1 contender's for the AWA World Tag Team Championships!

And at Christmas Chaos, you can remove the #1 contender tag from us! These guys are gonna give the best gift of all Christmas season by becoming the new AWA World Tag Team Champions!

That's right! We're gonna be the Grinch for Billy Jack Haynes and Scot Norton for the holidays!

Badd Company has been denied for far too long! We are once again gonna take our place at the top of the tag team ladder!

Haynes and Norton! You boys are gonna need to gift wrap those belts! Because Tanaka and Diamond would love nothing better than to open them under the tree on Christmas morning! What a Kodak Moment that would be!


Pic flipped and Norton and Haynes, both in street clothes with the belts slung over their shoulders and mics in hand, were standing in front of the AWA logo.

Norton: Badd Company, you have earned your shot at these tag team titles!

But we know how you guys operate! Especially with that slippery manager of yours Dallas Page at ringside!

You guys are a dangerous team on your own!

If you're gonna beat us and take these belts from us at Christmas Chaos, at least do it like men!

Keep your manager out of the match!


Haynes: We've been the tag team champions now for three months and we've been fighting champions!

As Scott said, come at us like the men you claim to be, Tanaka and Diamond!

Don't rely on outside help from Dallas Page!

You take us down cleanly then you've earned these belts!

And I'm gonna say one thing to Mr. Page!

Dallas, if you interfere in this match using that cane and I get a hold of it, I'll take that cane and shove it so far up where the sun don't shine that you'll need surgery to have it removed!

Fight us on your own, boys! Be real men!


END VIDEO

Nelson:
In another match just signed this week, Nikita Koloff will be squaring off against Kokina Maximus.

Let's take a look at how that match came together.


VIDEO:

In-ring: Larry Nelson was once again standing with Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

Nelson: We are running low on time.

Sheik, earlier you came out with that briefcase and offered the $250,000 in it to any wrestler who could slam and pin or force a submission from Kokina in one match. The other side to this challenge was that if the wrestler who accepted the challenge lost, then they would have to come to work for you.


Kaissey: That is correct! There were no takers earlier! And this is the last chance for someone to accept this offer before it goes away and will never be offered again!

Nelson: Are there any takers now?

No one was coming out.

Nelson: We are almost out of time. We need someone to come out and accept Sheik's challenge right now if they're brave enough.

Still no one coming out.

Nelson: We're gonna have to wrap the show up if no one comes out now. And I mean now!

No one coming.

Nelson: Going once. Going twice...

Crowd popped as someone finally came down the face aisle.

Pedicino: It's Nikita Koloff!

Koloff, in his ring attire, made his way down the aisle and stepped in the ring and walked up to Kaissey and Nelson.

Koloff: Sheik Adnan. I accept your challenge!

Koloff and Kaissey stared at each other as the crowd cheered and the program went off the air.


END VIDEO

Nelson:
Now, let's hear from Nikita and Kokina's manager, Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

VIDEO:

Nikita Koloff was standing in front of the AWA logo in street clothes with mic in hand.

Koloff: Sheik Adnan! You offer $250,000 dollars if a wrestler can bodyslam and pin Kokina Maximus in the same match!

I have accepted your challenge!

I am willing to risk having to go to work for you for a chance at the money and to be the first wrestler in the entire sport to slam and defeat Kokina!

If I do not accomplish my, how you say, mission, then I will work for you! I won't like it but these are the rules you have made!

I will honor my end of the, how you say, bargain if I lose!


Pic flipped and Kaissey was standing in his Arab garb and holding a mic in front of the AWA logo.

Kaissey: I admire you for your bravery, Nikita!

No other wrestlers were man enough to accept my challenge!

If you bodyslam and defeat Kokina in the same match, then you will be given $250,000 dollars of my money in cold, hard cash!

This is a one-time challenge! It will not be offered again to anyone!

But while I admire your courage, Nikita, I also think that you don't know what you have gotten yourself into!

Kokina is the indestructible force in wrestling today! And no one has been able to bodyslam him!

I have a feeling, Koloff, that you're coming to work for me after you fail to get the job done at Christmas Chaos!

And I already have a list of things for you to do when I take over your life and career!


Nelson: Both sides seem determined to win the challenge put forth by Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

Either Nikita gets the $250,000 dollars by bodyslamming and defeating Kokina Maximus. Remember, the slam and the win must occur in the same bout.

Or, Nikita Koloff must go to work for Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey if the Russian Nightmare is not up to the task of toppling Kokina Maximus.

Finally, the newest match added to Christmas Chaos.

You fans heard the announcement earlier in the program.

The Magnificent Mimi will defend the AWA Women's World Title against 'Big' Reggie Bennett.

Christmas Chaos is shaping up to be quite the show for the holiday season.

And next week we'll have the final Christmas Chaos Report and will inform you fans of any new matches that are added.

I'm Larry Nelson. See you again next week with the Christmas Chaos Report.


END VIDEO

Pic aired of Badd Company with the caption: NEXT... NEXT TAG CHAMPIONS!!!

Commercials

Badd Company (w/ Mgr. DDP) won a squash match over Wayne & Shuster when Tanaka pinned Shuster after a Diamond superkick into a Tanaka German suplex

Badd Co. was strongly booed coming down the heel aisle.

In-studio: Nelson intro'd footage from the end of last week's match between Don Muraco and Jonnie Stewart with comments following form both men.

VIDEO:

# Stewart snapped Muraco up and whipped Muraco at the ropes. Muraco stumbled and fell forward with his head, arms and shoulders hanging out over the middle rope. Stewart moved in and stood over Muraco and proceeded to jump up and nail Muraco with a trio of ass drops to the back. Ref ordered Stewart back and checked on Muraco. Muraco hurting. Muraco made his way to his feet. Stewart moved in and Muraco caught Stewart in a bearhug and drove Stewart hard, back-first into the buckles. Stewart staggered out and crashed to the mat. Muraco moved in and grabbed Stewart, whipped Stewart into the ropes and caught Stewart coming off with a second powerslam in the mat. Muraco fought through the pain as he stood up and gestured it was time for his inverted piledriver finisher. Crowd into it. Muraco snapped Stewart up, struggled to turn Stewart upside down but finally did so and blasted Stewart with his inverted piledriver finisher to the delight of the crowd.

DING! DING! DING!

Muraco covered Stewart. Ref patted Muraco on the back three times. Muraco to his feet. Ref informed him of what happened. Muraco not happy.

DECISION: Time-Limit Draw - 10:00


Pic flipped and Don Muraco, in street clothes and holding a mic, was standing in front of the AWA logo.

Muraco: I had him beat, dammit!

If the match only had three more seconds I would have defeated Jonnie Stewart!

This kind of match ending is frustrating to say the least! Victory was mine but time was my enemy!

I want another match with Jonnie Stewart! One that has a longer time-limit so there's the chance for a clear winner!

Three seconds! That's all that stood between me and victory over Jonnie Stewart!


Pic flipped and Stewart, in street clothes and holding a mic, was standing in front of the AWA logo.

Stewart: Some people will say that if the match had just gone a few seconds longer then Jonnie Stewart would have lost to Don Muraco.

How do you know?

He did hit me with that inverted piledriver of his. Believe me, that thing hurts like you would not believe.

But, he wasn't able to pin me. If the match would have gone a little longer, I'll let you in on a little secret, I would have kicked out of Muraco's pin attempt. He would have failed to get the win.

People need to realize that the 'Wrestler of the '90s' is not your normal wrestler.

Other wrestlers, lots of 'em, succumb to Muraco's finisher. I would not have on this night.

He hit me with his biggest move. But the reality is that he would not have finished me off with it.

Dream on, Donny Boy. Dream on.


END VIDEO

Pic aired of AWA WC Wahoo McDaniel with the caption: NEXT... THE CHAMP!!!

Commercials

NON-TITLE: Wahoo McDaniel (WC) won a squash match over Jack Armstrong via pinfall with his big chest chop finisher

Wahoo got a strong ovation coming to the ring.

POST-MATCH INTERVIEW:

Nelson:
Wahoo, the hour is fast approaching. You will be defending the AWA World Championship against Col. DeBeers at Christmas Chaos.

The Colonel has made some very controversial statements so far leading up to this match.

What are your thoughts as you prepare for this huge title defense?


Wahoo: Larry, as I've said before, this match with Col. DeBeers is about much more than this title.

This is about fighting for all that is good about America versus an evil, racist ideology.

Col. DeBeers is not a man to be taken lightly. And he's a man who will stoop to any level, no matter how low, to become the new World Champion and usher in a dark ages in professional wrestling.

If he wins the belt at Christmas Chaos it will be a sad day for this sport as a whole. His beliefs are opposed to everything that makes America great.

A DeBeers victory would be bad news. That's all there is to it.

But, I want the fans to know that I'll fight harder than I've ever fought to retain the World Title to keep the belt respectable.


Fans cheered.

Nelson: Those are some strong words. DeBeers is obviously a man on a mission. He wants to win for white world supremacy. Let's not look at this situation through rose-colored glasses. He's determined to not only win the title for himself but also for a vile political ideology.

Wahoo: You're spot on, Larry. He's politicizing the World Championship. And a win by him, in his mind at least, makes it a victory for evil over good.

You cannot...


Crowd cheered as Don Muraco made his way down the face aisle to the ring.

Muraco climbed in the ring an walked up to Nelson and Wahoo.

Wahoo: Don, what are you doing out here?

Muraco: Wahoo, look. I know you've got a big title defense coming up at Christmas Chaos.

But, you haven't been all that clear on the matter of us teaming up again to go after the World Tag Team Titles. I know we can win those belts if we get back together.

It's just a matter of if and not when.


Wahoo: I have said this to you before. My schedule is very busy right now. We will one day team up again and go after the tag team titles. It just won't be right now.

Muraco: When, Chief? When will it happen? I just need to know. I'm dying to have us reunite.

Wahoo: When there's an opening in my schedule we'll get back together.

Muraco: You can't give me a specific time frame?

Wahoo: No. I can't right now. Just give it time, Don.

Muraco: You really need to let me know when I can start looking to train for tag team wrestling again. I can already feel those belts around our waists.

Wahoo was agitated.

Wahoo: Look here. It will happen when it happens. Right now I'm too busy.

Muraco: Too busy for your old friend? You really need a reality che...

Wahoo now angry.

Wahoo: That's it! You know... I'm tired of dealing with this right now, Don.

You know what? I'm done talking about it right now. I've got other things to do.


Wahoo stormed out of the ring as Muraco looked on from the ring as the program went off the air.

END PROGRAM
 
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AWA Wrestling on ESPN - November, Week 4, 1990:

A quick note, but I really got a kick out of the article posted informing us that AWA would be leaving Minnesota in favor of Las Vegas. It's definitely a more fruitful location for a promotion soon to be back on the rise to prominence. It was very well-written, a love letter of sorts to the heritage of AWA's roots in in the midwest.

I think for a man the size of Kokina Maximus, the $250,000 body slam challenge works greatly. That is an awful lot of money for the AWA, gimmicked or not. I suppose when it comes to Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey, we can anticipate that he has deep, deep pockets. It feels like a good angle for Kokina, coming away from his unsuccessful run for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. He absolutely should be a mainstay on the AWA roster for the next couple of years.

Cactus Jack with the quick win over Norman Smiley was fine for what it was. He's another one to watch for longterm, and I am curious as to what 1991 has in store for him. I always did like Smiley, and though he really made his mark in Mexico over the forthcoming years, I wouldn't mind seeing you invest in him at some point in the future. Highly underrated worker.

Ken Patera desperately needed a change at some point, and if it came at the expense of Brad Rheingans, so be it. Read like a really nice angle, and I think I said it previously, but Tully Blanchard being in the fold really helps add to that. I think it can pave the way for Blanchard's managerial status to take off. Long-term though, you have to question what Patera can bring to the table.

Colonel DeBeers is an interesting fodder for Wahoo McDaniel at this stage of the game, over the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. DeBeers' promo read really nicely, and Wahoo's retort helped set the stage for Christmas Chaos in a few weeks.

The tag team division is starting to really cook. Billy Jack Haynes and Scott Norton undoubtedly make solid AWA World Tag Team Champions, and I'm curious to see how you have Badd Company par off with them.

I was surprised to see Don Muraco and Johnnie Stewart go the distance in a time limit draw. Muraco may be past his peak at this point in time, but he makes for a great uppercarder.

I'm happy to see some competition for Magnificent Mimi after a year as AWA World Women's Champion. I think it's definitely time for a change, and I liked this angle though definitely feel Reggie Bennett or Tina Moretti fits the mold for the division going forward.

Nice way to bookend the show with Nikita Koloff of all people answering Kokina Maximus's challenge. I really liked watching Nikita work, and feel he's another very strong candidate in a roster that is very much growing in size and stature with time. The chickens are coming home to roost for the AWA after the struggles captured expertly in 1989.


AWA All-Star Wrestling - November, Week 4, 1990:

I think a fun part of seeing the product in this era is seeing the names you are bringing in to do enhancement work. Chris Candido made a fun cameo to help get Bobby Jaggers over, and the post-match interview was great in putting the focus on Jaggers' new Polish Hammer finisher. Basic build to set up a match with The Trooper.

Rightly so, great follow-up with further work done to put over the importance of Ken Patera's turn and allegiance with Tully Blanchard. It's justifiably so, one of the focal talking points of the week.

Reggie Bennett over Wanda Sykes was fine for what it was, coming off the angle on AWA Wrestling on ESPN this past week. She would make for a great centerpiece for the women's division, being a larger and dominant potential AWA World Women's Champion.

I take it that Tommy Rich is on the route to finding a permanent partner. So obviously Tom Zenk and Tommy Jammer were going to pick up the tag team win. It was funny hearing no reaction for Tom Stone, in addition to him losing the match in very decidingly fashion. This is an angle that has so much potential and is one that can be stretched out for however long you like. I always did like this angle. Interested to see who fits the role to a tee.

Ah, Tully Blanchard still getting some work in here or there. Nice production tidbit of the match being taped before the big Ken Patera turn. The post-match promo was really well written, as you master Tully's vocabulary. I would like to see him be the one to bring an end to Wahoo McDaniel's reign as AWA World Heavyweight Champion.

It's great to see both of these guys work a television main event. Barry Windham is obviously being primed for great things in the AWA, but I liked the fight Manny Fernandez put up against him.
DTP,

They need to create a Commenter of the Year award for prolific commenters like you. Seriously.

BTW, and I may have misunderstood, but just for clarification, Tully Blanchard is managed by Valerie (Valerie French, aka, Sunshine in World Class and Bill Watts' UWF). No biggie. But I wanted to let you know.

Ric Flair comes on to Sunshine (WCCW):

 
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AWA ALL-STAR WRESTLING SYNDICATED SHOW - QUANDT FIELDHOUSE - STEVENS POINT, WI - DEC. 1990

ANNOUNCERS:
Jack Reynolds & David Crockett

Ring Announcer/Interviewer: Eric Bischoff

(# Aired on a previous AWA program.)

(1st Taping)

In-studio:
Larry Nelson welcomed viewers and ran down the program:

NON-TITLE:
Scott Norton & Billy Jack Haynes (WTTC) vs. Billy Joe Travis & The Shootist (From USWA)

Another Christmas Chaos Report

A look back at the end of the Don Muraco-Jonnie Stewart match from last week on AWA on ESPN with comments from both Stewart and Muraco.

A look back at the surprise abrupt ending of Mimi's one-year anniversary celebration on last week's AWA on ESPN

Tina Moretti sees action

Akio Sato & Ninja Go wrestle

And more!

Nelson sent it to the ring in Duluth.

The Trooper won a squash match over Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker via pinfall with his flying shoulder tackle finisher

Trooper got a strong ovation coming to the ring down the face aisle and handed out souvenir speeding tickets along the way.

POST-MATCH INTERVIEW:

Eric:
Trooper, you just took down another member of law enforcement in Buddy Lee Parker of the State Patrol.

But you have your sights set on a bigger prize.


Trooper: I do, I've got my sights set on that Pro Wrestling Heritage Championship held by Greg Valentine.

Everyone saw what happened a few weeks ago. I had Valentine on the verge of defeat and time just ran out.

Well, the next time we step into the ring time might just run out on Valentine's reign!


Crowd cheered.

Trooper: I know with every fiber of my being that I can beat Valentine for the Pro Wrestling Heritage Championship and I think these people do, too.

More cheers.

Trooper: Valentine! It's not a matter of if but when. There will be another battle between us! And there will be a winner!

I've got your number, Hammer! It's time for a change and I aim to be that change!


Eric: The Trooper, everybody!

More cheers.

Video aired of Reggie Bennett shoving Mimi's and Val's face in the cake during her celebration with the caption: NEXT... PARTY'S OVER!!!

Commercials

In-studio: Nelson intro'd footage from the end of last week's one-year celebration for Mimi as champion.

VIDEO:

# Mimi: So, right now, I'm going to ask. Are there any wrestlers who want to celebrate with us and enjoy a piece of this delicious, decadent chocolate cake?!

Crickets as there no one was coming out.

Val: Don't be bashful. Get out here.

More waiting.

Val: Anyone?

Brief wait.

Val: Well, that just leaves more cake for me and the champ. The rest of you lost out on one of the best cakes you will ever eat.

How about you, Nelson? You want some cake?


Nelson: Why not...

Crowd popped as Tina Moretti made her way down the face aisle to the ring and climbed in.

Mimi: Look who it is. Another perpetual contender.

Val laughed.

Tina: I came out here to say something to both of you. The women's division is expanding and getting batter in the AWA. And I'm coming for that belt, Mimi. I'm coming fast and hard for it. You had better be at your best when we wrestle because I might just relieve you of that belt.

Crowd cheered.

Val had cut some of the cake and handed a piece on a plate to Mimi.

Mimi: We can worry about that some other time, Tina. How about a nice piece of chocolate cake?

Tina looked at the heel pair and then Mimi rubbed the piece of cake in TIna's face. Tina shocked and started rubbing the cake off her face as Val and Mimi pointed at laughed at her like immature high school broads.

Crowd popped as 'Big' Reggie Bennett came charging down the face aisle and hit the ring behind Val, Mimi, Nelson and Tina.

Reggie grabbed Mimi and Val by the back of their heads and slammed and rubbed their faces into the big cake as the crowd cheered.

Mimi stunned and pissed about what just happened as she wiped the cake out of her eyes. Val slipped on some cake in the ring and took a prat fall to the delight of the crowd.

Mimi cleaned the chocolate out of her eyes and then saw who did the cake face smashing and jumped back.

Reg: I can tell you one thing, Mimi! And I 100 percent guarantee it! There will be no second anniversary for you as the Women's World Champion!

Crowd popped.

Mimi hastily gabbed the belt off the table and clutched it to her chocolate cake-covered chest.

Tina now pointed and laughed at Val and MImi before she and Reg left the ring together and headed back up the face aisle to solid cheers.

END VIDEO


In-studio: Nelson talked about the cake event. Hyped Christmas Chaos on December 11. Nelson said that there would be major news about the Women's World Title match in the Christmas Chaos Report.

Pic aired of Akio Sato & Ninja Go with the caption: NEXT... MENACE FROM THE FAR EAST!!!

Commercials/Market-specific promos for house show cities/Generic promos for non-house show cities

Akio Sato & Ninja Go won a squash match over Jerry Allen & Terry Daniels when Sato pinned Allen with his Japanese Vegematic (sitout powerbomb) finisher

Sato & Go were modestly booed coming down the heel aisle.

In-studio: Nelson hyped Christmas Chaos.

Video aired from the Muraco-Stewart match with the caption: NEXT... CLOSE CALL!

Commercials

In-studio: Nelson intro'd footage from the end of last week's match between Don Muraco and Jonnie Stewart with comments following from both men.

VIDEO:

# Stewart snapped Muraco up and whipped Muraco at the ropes. Muraco stumbled and fell forward with his head, arms and shoulders hanging out over the middle rope. Stewart moved in and stood over Muraco and proceeded to jump up and nail Muraco with a trio of ass drops to the back. Ref ordered Stewart back and checked on Muraco. Muraco hurting. Muraco made his way to his feet. Stewart moved in and Muraco caught Stewart in a bearhug and drove Stewart hard, back-first into the buckles. Stewart staggered out and crashed to the mat. Muraco moved in and grabbed Stewart, whipped Stewart into the ropes and caught Stewart coming off with a second powerslam. Murtaco fought through the pain as he stood up and gestured it was time for his inverted piledriver finisher. Crowd into it. Muraco snapped Stewart up, struggled to turn Stewart upside down but finally did so and blasted Stewart with his inverted piledriver finisher to the delight of the crowd.

DING! DING! DING!

Muraco covered Stewart. Ref patted Muraco on the back three times. Muraco to his feet. Ref informed him of what happened. Muraco not happy.

DECISION: Time-Limit Draw - 10:00


Pic flipped and Don Muraco, in street clothes and holding a mic, was standing in front of the AWA logo.

Muraco: I had him beat, dammit!

If the match only had three more seconds I would have defeated Jonnie Stewart!

This kind of match ending is frustrating to say the least! Victory was mine but time was my enemy!

I want another match with Jonnie Stewart! One that has a longer time-limit so there's the chance for a clear winner!

Three seconds! That's all that stood between me and victory over Jonnie Stewart!


Pic flipped and Stewart, in street clothes and holding a mic, was standing in front of the AWA logo.

Stewart: Some people will say that if the match had just gone a few seconds longer then Jonnie Stewart would have lost to Don Muraco.

How do you know?

He did hit me with that inverted piledriver of his. Believe me, that thing hurts like you would not believe.

But, he wasn't able to pin me. If the match would have gone a little longer, I'll let you in on a little secret, I would have kicked out of Muraco's pin attempt. He would have failed to get the win.

People need to realize that the 'Wrestler of the '90s' is not your normal wrestler.

Other wrestlers, lots of 'em, succumb to Muraco's finisher. I would not have on this night.

He hit me with his biggest move. But the reality is that he would not have finished me off with it.

Dream on, Donny Boy. Dream on.


END VIDEO


Pic aired of Tina Moretti with the caption: NEXT... WHERE'S TINA???!!!

Commercials/Market-specific promos for house show cities/Generic promos for non-house show cities

Tina Moretti won a squash match over Major Gunns via pinfall with her Samoan pilderiver finisher

Tina got a solid response coming down the face aisle.

In-studio: Nelson talked up the AWA women's division and how Mimi has a few ladies now breathing down her neck for the gold.

Pic aired of the AWA logo with the caption: NEXT... CHAOS REPORT!!!

Commercials

CHRISTMAS CHAOS REPORT

# Nelson: Welcome to the Christmas Chaos Report. I'm Larry Nelson.

Christmas Chaos will be taking place on Tuesday, December 11th, the St. Paul Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota with a bell time of 8pm Eastern and 5pm Pacific.

Tickets go on sale now!.

For tickets, contact Ticket Master or call the St. Paul Civic Center at 1 (651) 555-3891 or visit the Civic Center box office.

The show will also be airing live on ESPN.

We've got two new matches to announce this week but first we'll take a look at the two matches already signed for the event.

For the AWA World Championship, World Champion Wahoo McDaniel will defend the belt against the controversial South African Col. DeBeers.

The war of words between these two has already been intense and this week is no different as we hear from the challenger DeBeers.


VIDEO:


DeBeers was standing in front of the AWA logo in his camo gear with mic in hand.

DeBeers: It is now less than two weeks until a new era is born in the AWA.

At Christmas Chaos on December 11th I, Col. DeBeers, will be crowned the new AWA World Heavyweight Champion when I defeat the savage Indian Wahoo McDaniel.

When I become the champion, I will be ushering in the era of the new man. This man will be a noble man. A man worthy of being a champion. A man worthy of holding the highest title in the field of sports.

A cloud of darkness will be lifted from over the sport of professional wrestling when I put Wahoo down like a sick, mangy dog.

This is my manifest destiny. And you cannot stop manifest destiny; it's like trying to hold back the wind.

Everyone watching this right now needs to make sure they're watching ESPN on December 11th.

For the dawning of a new and golden era will begin in the AWA. It will be the era of survival of the fittest. And being one of the most fit people on planet earth, that means I will be a great survivor for a long, long time.

Only another member of the strong race will ever be able to take me down. But that's only if they haven't allowed the mental and physical pollution of America and the West to infect them.

The strong, the noble, the wise. These are only found in one people. A great people and a fighting people.

The American Indian carries none of this within him.

Wahoo, you were a feel good story for much of 1990.

But the end of that story is written at Christmas Chaos with the rise of the new champion and the new man.


END VIDEO

Nelson:
More strong and rather unsettling words from Col. DeBeers.

Also, for the AWA World Tag Team Titles, Scott Norton and Billy Jack Haynes will be defending against the suddenly resurgent team of Badd Company.

Let's hear from the challengers and then the champions.


VIDEO:

Shot of DDP, Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond standing in front of the AWA logo. All were in street clothes. DDP had a mic.

DDP: I would knew this day would return for us! We hit a rough patch for a period of time, but we dug ourselves out of that hole and are now once again the #1 contender's for the AWA World Tag Team Championships!

And at Christmas Chaos, you can remove the #1 contender tag from us! These guys are gonna give the best gift of all Chrtistmas season by becoming the new AWA World Tag Team Champions!

That's right! We're gonna be the Grinch for Billy Jack Haynes and Scot Norton for the holidays!

Badd Company has been denied for far too long! We are once again gonna take our place at the top of the tag team ladder!

Haynes and Norton! You boys are gonna need to gift wrap those belts! Because Tanaka and Diamond would love nothing better than to open them under the tree on Christmas morning! What a Kodak Moment that would be!


Pic flipped and Norton and Haynes, both in street clothes with the belts slung over their shoulders and mics in hand, were standing in front of the AWA logo.

Norton: Badd Company, you have earned your shot at these tag team titles!

But we know how you guys operate! Especially with that slippery manager of yours Dallas Page at ringside!

You guys are a dangerous team on your own!

If you're gonna beat us and take these belts from us at Christmas Chaos, at least do it like men!

Keep your manager out of the match!


Haynes: We've been the tag team champions now for three months and we've been fighting champions!

As Scott said, come at us like the men you claim to be, Tanaka and Diamond!

Don't rely on outside help from Dallas Page!

You take us down cleanly then you've earned these belts!

And I'm gonna say one thing to Mr. Page!

Dallas, if you interfere in this match using that cane and I get a hold of it, I'll take that cane and shove it so far up where the sun don't shine that you'll need surgery to have it removed!

Fight us on your own, boys! Be real men!


END VIDEO

Nelson:
In another match just signed this week, Nikita Koloff will be squaring off against Kokina Maximus.

Let's take a look at how that match came together.


VIDEO:

In-ring: Larry Nelson was once again standing with Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

Nelson: We are running low on time.

Sheik, earlier you came out with that briefcase and offered the $250,000 in it to any wrestler who could slam and pin or force a submission from Kokina in one match. The other side to this challenge was that if the wrestler who accepted the challenge lost, then they would have to come to work for you.


Kaissey: That is correct! There were no takers earlier! And this is the last chance for someone to accept this offer before it goes away and will never be offered again!

Nelson: Are there any takers now?

No one was coming out.

Nelson: We are almost out of time. We need someone to come out and accept Sheik's challenge right now if they're brave enough.

Still no one coming out.

Nelson: We're gonna have to wrap the show up if no one comes out now. And I mean now!

No one coming.

Nelson: Going once. Going twice...

Crowd popped as someone finally came down the face aisle.

Pedicino: It's Nikita Koloff!

Koloff, in his ring attire, made his way down the aisle and stepped in the ring and walked up to Kaissey and Nelson.

Koloff: Sheik Adnan. I accept your challenge!

Koloff and Kaissey stared at each other as the crowd cheered and the program went off the air.


END VIDEO

Nelson:
Now, let's hear from Nikita and Kokina's manager, Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

VIDEO:

Nikita Koloff was standing in front of the AWA logo in street clothes with mic in hand.

Koloff: Sheik Adnan! You offer $250,000 dollars if a wrestler can bodyslam and pin Kokina Maximus in the same match!

I have accepted your challenge!

I am willing to risk having to go to work for you for a chance at the money and to be the first wrestler in the entire sport to slam and defeat Kokina!

If I do not accomplish my, how you say, mission, then I will work for you! I won't like it but these are the rules you have made!

I will honor my end of the, how you say, bargain if I lose!


Pic flipped and Kaissey was standing in his Arab garb and holding a mic in front of the AWA logo.

Kaissey: I admire you for your bravery, Nikita!

No other wrestlers were man enough to accept my challenge!

If you bodyslam and defeat Kokina in the same match, then you will be given $250,000 dollars of my money in cold, hard cash!

This is a one-time challenge! It will not be offered again to anyone!

But while I admire your courage, Nikita, I also think that you don't know what you have gotten yourself into!

Kokina is the indestructible force in wrestling today! And no one has been able to bodyslam him!

I have a feeling, Koloff, that you're coming to work for me after you fail to get the job done at Christmas Chaos!

And I already have a list of things for you to do when I take over your life and career!


Nelson: Both sides seem determined to win the challenge put forth by Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey.

Either Nikita gets the $250,000 dollars by bodyslamming and defeating Kokina Maximus. Remember, the slam and the win must occur in the same bout.

Or, Nikita Koloff must go to work for Sheik Adnan El-Kaissey if the Russian Nightmare is not up to the task of toppling Kokina Maximus.

Finally, the newest match added to Christmas Chaos.

The Magnificent Mimi will defend the AWA Women's World Title against 'Big' Reggie Bennett.


Christmas Chaos is shaping up to be quite the show for the holiday season.

And next week we'll have the final Christmas Chaos Report and will inform you fans of any new matches that are added.

I'm Larry Nelson. See you again next week with the Christmas Chaos Report.


END VIDEO


Pic aired of the AWA logo with the caption: NEXT... AWA VS. USWA!!!

TV NMAIN EVENT - NON-TITLE:
Billy Jack Haynes & Scott Norton vs. Billy Joe Travis & The Shootist (From USWA)

Shootist and Travis made their way down the heel aisle to modest boos.

Haynes and Norton (WTTC) came down the face aisle to a strong ovation.

Announcers hyped Haynes and Norton defending the tag belts against Badd Co. at Christmas Chaos.

The USWA wrestlers put up a fight for much of the match before Haynes forced The Shootist to submit to his full nelson finisher.

WINNER: Haynes & Norton - Submission - 6:35

END PROGRAM
 

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EARLY DECEMBER 1990

AWA HQ - ST. LOUIS PARK, MN

Bill Watts and Jim Crockett were having a heated discussion in Watts' office.

Jim: Bill, I really don't like this finish for this match.

Bill: Why not? It will accomplish two things at Christmas Chaos. It's a good finish.

Jim: Half of it is. But half of it makes me nervous.

Bill: You'll get over it, Jim. It lays the groundwork for the major title change.

Jim: It does accomplish that. But can't you have them drop the title to someone else?

Bill: I could but then it wouldn't make sense.

Look, this brings their issue full circle. The title change will be huge, Jim.

They've never held it before. The fans will really respond to it.

Jim: We've been asked not to do this but you're gonna go ahead and do it anyway.

Watts: I know what I'm doing, Jim. Just let me handle it. Any heat that comes our way well, I'll bear the brunt of it. I'll take one for the team.

Jim: This will piss off some very important people.

Watts: They'll get over it. We handle the wrestling side of things, not them. They don't understand why certain things are done.

Jim: What if they don't get over it? This could affect business in a very negative way.

Watts: I'll do the talking if they're upset. I'll explain what we're doing but will not reveal any long range plans to them. If we let them know what's gonna happen on our shows, since most are taped, they'll blab about it to others. Kayfabe needs to be seriously enforced when it comes to protecting our plans.

Jim: I do not like this at all.

Watts: You don't have to like it. It's just a piece of business. We have to move forward with it because the wheels are already in motion.

Jim: You can put the brakes on, Bill. Please re-think this.

Watts: Too late, the brake lines have been cut. This is gonna play out and you will see it was the right move over the long haul. Relax.

Jim: I'm thinking about the long-term. The possible impact on our business could be bleak after this. We may not recover if you pull the trigger on it.

Watts: Just let me handle everything. All is under control.

Jim: I don't... I don't know what else to say.

Watts: It's gonna be okay, Jim. I believe this is gonna help us in the long run.

We've already got a start to this angle and we'll have a finish that runs in a nice, straight line.

Everyone wins in the end. Us. The fans. It will all be good when it is finished.

The impact will be great.


But will the impact be the inadvertent demise of the company?

STAY TUNED...