Video Vault: AWA, 1980, Gagne & Mad Dog vs. Ventura & Adonis

Old Minnesota 'rasslin doesn't get much better than this. From 1980, here's future Gov. Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis mixing it up with Mad Dog Vachon and owner/promoter/champion Verne Gagne. Gagne was 53-years-old at the time.
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Whatever happened to completely awesome celebrity-driven local TV ads? You know, like this 1984 gem with Mad Dog Vachon hawking beer for Chicago-Lake Liquor. Yes, it's a hairy man surrounded a "mountain of beer." Not exactly Kent Hrbek hawking air conditioners.

Video Vault: 'Miracle On Ice' - Feb. 22, 1980

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Video Vault: Jesse Ventura, Mean Gene, Rolling Stones

Libertarian presidential short-lister Jesse Ventura gives Gene Okerlund an earful in this 1982 clip on the weekly AWA wrestling show. Here, the possible future leader of the free world is engrossed with how he introduced the Rolling Stones at a recent concert at the old St. Paul Civic Center.

Video Vault: Bobby Heenan's 'weasel suit' match, 1980

No Wolves today. No Wild. That means it's time for the most awesome AWA wrestling match of all time: Bobby Heenan vs. Greg Gagne. 1980. St. Paul Civic Center. If Heenan loses, he has to put on the legendary weasel suit.

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Video Vault: Guy in dog suit runs onto Target Field, 2011

This is what happens when the Twins beat the Angels in a regular season game at Target Field. After the celebration calms down a bit, a guy in a dog suit hops onto the field and heads to left field. Perhaps this can be recreated Wednesday night -- after a Twins victory.

Video Vault: Michael Jordan scores 45 vs. Wolves, 1989

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Video Vault: Jimmie Hall vs. Don Drysdale, 1965 World Series

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