Wrestling: American Wrestling Association

"From coast to coast and around the globe, the greatest wrestlers in the world bring you the greatest wrestling in the world... that's the AWA!"
Tagline of "AWA Championship Wrestling" on ESPN

The American Wrestling Association (AWA) was an American professional wrestling promotion based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that ran from 1960 to 1991.

You can find the basics about the company's history at The Other Wiki.

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