If I read that the Russian Brute died in January, I've already forgotten.
I was 7 when this match aired and it was big time stuff. Mr. GI Joe vs A nasty giant Russian! Ox Baker looked like a monster and cut great promos. He'd move on to managing young Bryan Clarke as the Nightstalker in the AWA before both men signed with WCW.
The bitter end of 1989/90 AWA still resonates in my heart. (I already have 1989 TV in reasonably full form on DVD, I really should order a 1990 set).
Curtis Hughes made his national TV debut as one of Sarge's TCM squad. Sarge cut the promo, Hughes' contribution is a snarling "meow".
The Texas Hangmen as the new heel team. One episode was to have Tommy Jammer and the Baron face them in the main event, but one of the Hangmen loaded his mask and head butted the Baron during a promo. I can't recall if Jammer fought 2 on 1 or another hoser took the spot, but it stuck with me to see the Baron hurt!
The Yukon Lumberjacks goofy gimmick. They dressed like my Daddy and were hosses!! From the actual results, it doesn't seem like they teamed too many times, and Norton vanished again (Japan?) leaving Yukon John to wrestle solo and cut promos about reading the bible or somesuch.
Rookie Scott Norton in 89 was calling out Hogan, Flair, Larry Z, Tyson, etc on TV and challenging them to arm wrestle. IIRC Norton left the AWA for a bit or whatever, so Larry finally showed up on the arm wrestling set and cut a promo on Norton being a chicken.
The Olympians! Brad Rheingans and Ken Patera finally beat Badd Company to end a long reign as tag champs. They ran an angle soon after where Enos and Bloom challenged them to a car lifting competition. After Patera showed them up, the heels attacked and injured both men. Patera wound up vanishing, but Brad came back eventually.
I recall a tag match in a cage where Enos/Bloom hit the Doomsday Device on Patera with an overhead camera capturing the move. It may have been a different babyface honestly.
The PINK ROOM OF DOOM tapings! I was watching this unfold as it happened. IIRC Eric Bischoff came on TV and plugged the AWA 1900 number asking fans to call in and vote if the AWA should return to ringside fans being in attendance. The taping was done in storyline to prevent heel interference.
The Trooper (Del Wilkes) was doing an off brand Big Bossman gimmick, but I liked him a lot.