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Harley Race ... Himself
... Ric Flair
... Jerry Brisco - The Brisco Brothers
Jack Brisco ... Himself - The Brisco Brothers
Richard Blood ... Ricky Steamboat
Jay Youngblood ... Himself
Jimmy Valiant ... Charlie Brown
... Rowdy Roddy Piper
Greg Valentine ... Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine
Bob Orton ... 'Cowboy' Bob Orton
Dick Slater ... Dick Slater
Ed McDaniel ... Chief Wahoo McDaniel
Abdullah the Butcher ... Abdullah the Butcher
Carlos Colón ... Himself
Kevin Sullivan ... Kevin Sullivan
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The first true "supercard" in pro wrestling history, this show, held on Thanksgiving Night 1983 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, featured Harley Race defending the NWA World heavyweight championship against "Nature Boy" Ric Flair inside a steel cage (with former champ "Big Thunder" Gene Kiniski as special guest referee). Also that night, Jack & Jerry Brisco defended the 'NWA' World tag team championship (JCP version) against former titleholders Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, then-U.S. champ Greg Valentine met Rowdy Roddy Piper in a non-title dog collar match, Charlie Brown From Outta Town (Jimmy Valiant in a mask) challenged The Great Kabuki for the 'NWA' television championship, Dick Slater & Cowboy Bob Orton met Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood (replacing Hulk Hogan), Carlos Colon collided with Abdullah the Butcher, Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin faced Johnny Weaver & Scott McGhee, and The Assassins tangled with Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones. Written by Anonymous

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A Flair For The Gold

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Abdullah the Butcher defeated Carlos Colon via his manager Hugo Savinovich hitting Colon with a weapon while the referee was knocked out and Colon had Abdullah in a figure-four leglock. See more »

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AWA Super Sunday was the First and Greatest, I should know as I was there !
15 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Professional wrestling history was made on April 24th 1983.

More than 30,000 fans jammed into two sold-out arenas to witness the first ever

mega-event promoted by the American Wrestling Association.

The Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota played host to 20,000 fans while an additional 10,000

fans were watching via closed circuit television next door in the St. Paul Auditorium.

The event sold out in three days. Promotors called it Super Sunday.

Ad in Media presents the classic wrestling documentary called

"Super Sunday: Running Wild"

This two hour Pay-Per-View special was hosted by the legendary wrestling announcer,

"Mean Gene" Okerlund and Roger Tronguard

SO LET'S GIVE PROPER CREDIT TO VERNE GAGNE

as he was the original creator of the first and greatest wrestling event!

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STARRCADE 83 - November 24th 1983

The Masked Assassins with Paul Jones vs Bugsy McGraw & Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones

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Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin faced Johnny Weaver & Scott McGhee

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  • BANNED IN PEURTO RICO -


Carlos Colon vs Abdullah the Butcher with Hugo Savinavich

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"Chief" Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood vs Dick Slater & Bob Orton Junior

Hulk Hogan was suppose to wrestle, Youngblood replacing Hulk Hogan

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" NWA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP " MASK vs TITLE

Charlie Brown "From Outta Town" aka: Jimmy Valiant wearing a mask vs NWA TV Champion "The Great" Kabuki with Gary Hart

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  • NON TITLE COLLAR MATCH -


"Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs United States Champion Greg Valentine

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" NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP " JCP VERSION

Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, former titleholders vs NWA World tag team champions Jack & Jerry Brisco

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" NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP " - STEEL CAGE MATCH -

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race

with former champ "Big Thunder" Gene Kiniski as special guest referee

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Matches are listed in correct order as they took place.


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