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SuperBrawl III was the third SuperBrawl professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on February 21, 1993 from the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

SuperBrawl III
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Promotional poster featuring Sting and Big Van Vader
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateFebruary 21, 1993
CityAsheville, North Carolina
VenueAsheville Civic Center
Tagline(s)Superbrawling at its Best!
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The main event was a White Castle of Fear Strap match between Big Van Vader and Sting. Vader's WCW World Heavyweight Championship was not on the line in the main event while the match was not sanctioned by WCW. This event marked the return of Ric Flair to WCW and Davey Boy Smith's WCW debut. The event also featured The Great Muta versus Barry Windham for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.



The event featured wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[1]

The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard and Stan Lane) replaced the Wrecking Crew due to an agreement by WCW Executive Vice President Bill Watts and Smoky Mountain Wrestling commissioner Bob Armstrong on an earlier episode of Main Event. The Heavenly Bodies' SMW Tag Team Championship was not on the line, making it a non-title match. Chris Benoit and 2 Cold Scorpio fought to draws in January 1993.[2]


Maxx Payne was disqualified in his match against Dustin Rhodes after he pulled the referee into Rhodes to attempt to break an abdominal stretch and throwing Rhodes over the top rope. Payne replaced the injured Ron Simmons.

After Barry Windham's victory over The Great Muta, Ric Flair attempted to place the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt around Windham's waist, but Windham refused to let him.


No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Hollywood Blonds (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin) defeated Erik Watts and Marcus Bagwell Tag team match 16:34
2 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Benoit Singles match 19:59
3 Davey Boy Smith defeated Bill Irwin Singles match 05:49
4 Cactus Jack defeated Paul Orndorff Falls Count Anywhere match 12:17
5 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette) Tag team match 12:52
6 Dustin Rhodes (c) defeated Maxx Payne by disqualification Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 11:28
7 Barry Windham defeated The Great Muta (c) (with Hiro Matsuda) Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 24:10
8 Big Van Vader (with Harley Race) defeated Sting White Castle of Fear Strap match 20:54
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


  1. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  2. ^ "Superbrawl build up". Retrieved 2017-08-02.

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