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November 3, 1967

In the first match, newcomer Al "The Rock" Rogowski made his Chicago debut by beating George Gadaski. Rogowski later became nationally famous as Ole Anderson. At the time, Rogowski was being billed as Dick the Bruiser's nephew. The story line was that Rock's parents couldn't handle his wild ways and they sent him to Uncle Bruiser, who was to be a "good" influence on him.  The second match saw Blackjack Lanza with his manager Bobby Heenan with him defeat the popular face Rene Goulet.

Dr. Moto and Mitsu Arakawa made their Chicago debut as a tag team by defeating Santiago Acosta and Ramon Torres. In the semi main event, Dr. X (Dick Beyer) kept his winning ways going with a pinfall victory over The Crusher. X put his famous foreign object in his mask and head butted Crusher for the win. The main event was scheduled to be Larry Hennig & Harley Race defending their AWA tag team belts against Wilbur Snyder & Pat O'Connor. Hennig was nowhere to be found though and Bob Luce announced that the AWA Board ruled that Race had to pick a partner because Hennig was out indefinitely due to a broken leg received courtesy of Vern Gagne in a Minneapolis match. The crowd roared its approval and then Race announced his pick as Chris Markoff. Snyder and O'Connor won the match easily in two falls and were awarded the belts while Race and Markoff blamed each other for the loss.

December 2, 1967

Cowboy Bill Watts in the opener easily defeated The Assassin, Joe Tomasso with his finishing move, The Oklahoma Stampede, which was a running body slam.  Harley Race defeated Jack Pesek in Match Number 2. The third match was a wild one with Blackjack Lanza and Yukon Moose Cholak fighting to a no contest. As usual, Bobby Heenan made his appearance at ringside for Lanza.  The Mighty Igor, Dick Garza, made the fans happy with a bearhug victory over The Big K, Stan Kowalski. The fans really took to Igor with his childhood antics and all.  Then a tag match that in my program was billed as The AWA Tag Team Champions, Wilbur Snyder & Pat O'Connor to wrestle The International Tag Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr. (of Karate) Moto was next. The program said that whoever won the match would hold two titles at once. Arakawa and Moto, with the old salt trick in the third fall won the titles and quickly threatened to take the title back to Japan. The main event was billed as a grudge match between Dick the Bruiser and Dr. X. The program and interviews leading to this match kept saying that Bruiser was out to avenge his cousin Crusher, who was robbed the card before when Dr. X hit him with the object for the win. In a wild match, Dr. X grabbed the victory on a disqualification when Bruiser went crazy and started breaking every rule that you can think of.

December 30, 1967

In the opener, Jose Betancourt drew with Bob Boyer, who would later go on to become Chief Bobby Bold Eagle. This was an opening 15-minute scientific draw.

Bob Geigel came in from the Central States territory to defeat Dennis Hall in the second match of the night.  More...

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