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AWA World brass Knuckles Champion?

Postby Bulldog » 2005/04/09 Sat 12:42 pm

In the On and Around the Mat World section of "The Ring's Wrestling Magazine" in the early 80's the would list each promotion by booking office/affliation, list the current champs and give some news. This comes from the Feb 1981 issue


Memphis Booking Office - AWA, CWA
World Brass Knucks HC - Don Fargo

I doubled checked in WTH and it mentions Fargo as the Brass Knuckles Champion in Memphis 2/79

I recall Crusher having the Brass Knuckles trophy also in 82? When he was feuding with Blackwell
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Postby Bulldog » 2005/05/24 Tue 10:22 am

This is what I came up with and I find it interesting.

Championship Wrestling Association (1977 - 1989)
American Wrestling Association (1960/05 - 1991)


AWA BRASS KNUCKLES TITLE

2/79 Don Fargo Memphis TN
Billed as World Brass Knuckles Champion by the CWA/AWA Booking Office upon arrival
Managed by Al Greene
Title abandoned

Info found in WTH plus Memphis Booking ( Memphis Booking Office - AWA, CWA World Brass Knucks HC - Don Fargo ) ALSO info found on Kayfabe Memories CWA section.

10/12/80 Crusher St Paul , MN
Defeats ‘Crusher” Jerry Blackwell
Title Abandoned <5/81

This info I got an email from George Lentz who runs the wrestling site for the CRUSHER
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Court/8214/
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Postby BertY2B » 2005/09/27 Tue 8:56 am

This past weekend during an AWA New England/Milleniuem Wrestling Federation show in Lynn, MA, Gino Martino defeated Kamala to become the new AWA Brass Knuckles Champion. The title from what I understand was won by The Crusher in 1981 defeating Jerry Blackwell. Supposedly, in an angle, Ox Baker took the title from Crusher and has had it ever since.
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Re: AWA World brass Knuckles Champion?

Postby randerson » 2009/12/20 Sun 11:25 pm

Some additional info i get in AWA Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Title History:

Don Fargo - February 1979-Memphis, Tennessee
1. Billed as World Brass Knuckles Champion by the CWA/AWA Booking Office upon arrival. Then the title was abandonded.

The Crusher-October 12, 1980-Saint Paul, Minnesota 2
2. The Crusher defeated Jerry Blackwell to win the revived title. Then the title was abanonded in May of 1981.

Gino Martino-September 24, 2005-Lynn, Massachusetts
3. Gino Martino defeated Kamala to win the revived title. Title vacated in 2006 when Martino leaves the AWA.
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