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Johnny Weaver wins Southern Title Oct.1967

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This tv show was taped Wednesday Oct.25,1967 at the WBTV channel
3 studios in Charlotte,NC.Johnny Weaver defeated Missouri Mauler in
a 2 out of 3 fall match for the belt.

This clipping comes from the Oct.28,1967 North Carolina ediition of
TV Guide.I was but one of the thousands of fans who saw this title bout
that Saturday.
Read more : Johnny Weaver wins Southern Title Oct.1967 | Views : 2359 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Mid-Atlantic/Jim Crockett Promotions


RIP - Johnny Grunge

Wrestling Observer wrote:Mike "Johnny Grunge" Durham was pronounced dead on arrival at an Atlanta area hospital this morning.

The only available details were he was at a friend's house in Peachtree City, GA, and was gasping for air and rushed to the hospital. The preliminary diagnosis from the hospital is that it was said to have to do with complications from sleep apnea.

Grunge and the late Rocco Rock (Ted Petty), as the tag team of ...
Read more : RIP - Johnny Grunge | Views : 2900 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling


Columbus, Ft. Myers, & Macon Titles help

I am working on a little project and am looking for title histories for the Macon, Columbus, & Ft. Myers Titles. I saw little bits in wrestling titles hisories and some mentions on wrestling supercards and tournaments. If there is anyone who can help I will be very greatful.

Thank You

Phil
Read more : Columbus, Ft. Myers, & Macon Titles help | Views : 5629 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Other Regional Territories: pre-1990s


Ricky Romero (1943 - 2006)

Ricky Romero, who was one of the top stars in the Funk family's old Amarillo territory, passed away yesterday (2006/01/15) of diabetes. He was also known as the father of the Youngblood brothers.

RIP...
Read more : Ricky Romero (1943 - 2006) | Views : 3073 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Other Regional Territories: pre-1990s


[results] Sikeston, MO 1948-52

Provided by J. Michael Kenyon. Looks like the booking office for this city was the Gulas/Welch group.

Sikeston MO: April 9, 1948
(Armory, att. 500) ... Roy Welch beat Chico Cortez (2-1) ... Steve Stanlee (as Paul Stanlee) beat Bad Boy Brown (2-0) ... NOTE: "Chico, 205-pound Havana matman, took the first fall in 12 minutes with a reverse chin lock. Welch, at 212 pounds, worked a double jackknife after 11 minutes of the second ...
Read more : [results] Sikeston, MO 1948-52 | Views : 5117 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Other Regional Territories: pre-1990s


Eddie Graham as Rip Rogers

There's a wrestler who wrestled in Amarillo around 1956 under the name of "Rip Rogers" and had three reigns as Southwest tag team champion. Is this Eddie Graham? I know he wrestled in Texas as Rip Rogers in 58 but the period of time Eddie Gossett wrestled in Georgia kinda conflicts with these title reigns of "Rip Rogers" in Amarillo.
Read more : Eddie Graham as Rip Rogers | Views : 4678 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Other Regional Territories: pre-1990s


Some interesting AWA trademark info

According to the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the "AWA", "American Wrestling Association", and "All Star Wrestling" trademarks have been assigned to WWE Libraries, Inc., which is a division of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. that also legally holds the rights to the ECW related assets and intellectual property. The former was assigned by AWA American Sumo, Inc. and the latter two were assigned by Squared Circle Ventures, Inc. The trademarks were ...
Read more : Some interesting AWA trademark info | Views : 4081 | Replies : 3 | Forum : American Wrestling Association


Need Help with Origins of Titles

I have the following titles and defenses in the state of Georgia, and am trying to nail down the origins for each. Does anyone know if these were legit titles born elsewhere?

Southern Heavyweight Title
Chris Belkas defended this title here for a few cards in November 1948, and it is reported in the newspaper that he "left with the belt". The origins of the true Georgia version of the Southern Title did not start ...
Read more : Need Help with Origins of Titles | Views : 4517 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Other Regional Territories: pre-1990s


AWA World brass Knuckles Champion?

In the On and Around the Mat World section of "The Ring's Wrestling Magazine" in the early 80's the would list each promotion by booking office/affliation, list the current champs and give some news. This comes from the Feb 1981 issue


Memphis Booking Office - AWA, CWA
World Brass Knucks HC - Don Fargo

I doubled checked in WTH and it mentions Fargo as the Brass Knuckles Champion in Memphis 2/79

I recall Crusher having ...
Read more : AWA World brass Knuckles Champion? | Views : 5866 | Replies : 3 | Forum : American Wrestling Association




 

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