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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/28): first-ever AWA SuperClash, first-ever NWA U.S. tag champions crowned

By Brian Hoops,


Montreal, Canada:

- Don Leo Jonathan & Roy McClarty defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) for the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles 


Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mike DiBiase in 2 out of 3 falls

- Doug Gilbert & Reggie Parks beat Krusher Kowalski & Chris Markoff in 2 out of 3 falls

- Bob Orton beat Rene Goulet


Tampa, Florida:

- Tim Woods defeated Jack Brisco in a tournament final by default to win the NWA Florida Television Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Bill Francis beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq

- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jesse Ventura & Steve Strong

- Sam Steamboat beat John Tolos to win North American title

- Missing Link Pampero Firpo beat Steve Lawler


Shreveport, Louisiana:

- Mike George & Bob Sweetan become the first ever Mid-South Tag Team Champions. (A battle royal was held with the final two coming down to George and Buck Robley. George and Robley wrestled a singles match, with George winning, and getting the belts for his team. If Robley had won, he and Bill Watts would have been the champions)


Charlotte, North Carolina: 

- The Sheepherders (Butch Miller & Luke Williams) defeated Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- Lights Out match; The Crusher beat Jerry Blackwell

- Dino Bravo beat Jesse Ventura

- Adrian Adonis beat Tito Santana

- Handicap Match; John Studd beat Juan Valez & Ben DeLeon

- Steve Regal drew Buck Zumhofe


Augusta, Georgia: 

- Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar for the NWA National Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas: 

- Terry Funk defeated Billy Howard

- Danny Little Bear & The Viking & Steve Bolus defeated Chati Yokouchi & Yasu Fuji & Juan Sebastian

- Harley Race defeated Les Thornton via DQ

- Rufus R. Jones & The Stomper defeated Roger Kirby & Black Angus via DQ


Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois:

- The AWA held their first ever "SuperClash" event; attendance was 20,347

- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Magnum TA

- Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors to win title (Decision reversed by video replay)

- Stan Hansen no contest AWA Champion Rick Martel

- Kerry Von Erich beat Jimmy Garvin

- Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff & Khrusher Khrushchev beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke

- Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig & Scott Hall beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens & Larry Zbyszko

- Sgt Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov dq

- Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenyru beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin & Harley Race

- Bodyslam match; Jerry Blackwell beat Kamala

- Mil Mascaras beat Buddy Roberts

- Sherri Martel beat Candi Divine to win the AWA Women's title

- Steve Regal beat Brad Rheingans


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Jim Crockett Promotions crowned their first ever NWA United States Tag Team Champions in a tournament as Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers to win the tournament

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

- Buddy Roberts defeated Terry Taylor to win the UWF Television Title


Hanover, Germany:

- Steve Wright beat Dave "Fit" Finlay in Hannover, Germany to win the CWA Middleweight championship


- Psicosis beat Rey Misterio, Jr. in Mexicali to win the WWA Welterweight championship


Kawasaki, Japan:

- Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome to win the FMW World Brass Knuckles and the FMW World Independent Heavyweight Titles