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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: April 1982 in pro wrestling


We are up to April 1982 on this week's DragonKingKarl longform history of pro wrestling with tons of interesting stuff happening at that point of time.

Jerry Lawler has his famous first match against Andy Kaufman in Memphis; Andre The Giant won what is now called the G1 Climax in New Japan; it was the 26th anniversary of Arena Mexico; the Midnight Express were doing their thing in Memphis; Ric Flair was feuding with Butch Reed; Hulk Hogan was feuding with Nick Bockwinkel, and Harley Race won another World title, but not the one you might be thinking of.

Let's look back at April 1982 in the wide world of pro wrestling.

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