Casting Out the Copycats

May 14, 1988

The oft-imitated Road Warriors never met a doppelganger with their brand of brutality, but The Powers of Pain come close as they battle Hawk & Animal in epic bouts at Clash of the Champions and the 1988 Crockett Cup tournament. Warlord & Barbarian ultimately fall short on NWA World Championship Wrestling against the original article — just as another imitator, WWE’s Demolition, would two years later.

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