Going the Distance

April 2, 1989

After winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the Chi-Town Rumble in the first of three epic bouts against his longtime rival, Steamboat battles Ric Flair in a 60-minute time limit, two-out-of-three-falls rematch at Clash of the Champions VI. Steamboat scores the pinfalls to defend his title, but a controversial replay makes a final match necessary at WrestleWar where Flair finally prevails.

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