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NWA Membership Roster: 1982-83

Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/04/04 Thu 9:10 pm

All Japan Pro Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Shohei Baba
Associate: Dory Funk, Jr.
Bookers: Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr.

California Athletic Club, Inc.
Red Bastein

Capital Sports Promotions, Inc. [Puerto Rico/WWC]
Victor Jovica & Carlos Colon
Associates: George Jovica & Jose Gonzalez
Booker: Jose Gonzalez

Capitol Wrestling Corporation [WWF]
Vincent J. McMahon
Associates: Robert Marella, Phil Zacko, & Arnold Skaaland
Booker: Vince McMahon

Championship Wrestling from Florida, Inc.
Eddie Graham & James Barnett
Associate: Duke Keomuka
Bookers: Jimm Dillion & Gerald Brisco

Jim Crockett Promotions, Inc. [Mid Atlantic]
Jim Crockett, Jr. & David Crockett
Associate: Joe Murnick
World's Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair
Bookers: Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson

Dominicana De Espectaculos
Arcadio Disla Brito & Rafael Sanchez
Booker: Francisco Acosta (El Puma)

Foothills Athletic Club, Ltd. [Calgary/Stampede]
Stewart Hart

Georgia Championship Wrestling, Inc.
James Barnett & Paul Jones
Bookers: Bob Armstrong & Ron West

Heart of America Sports Attractions, Inc. [Central States]
Bob Geigel & Pat O'Connor
Booker: Bob Brown

Hollywood Wrestling Office
Mike LeBell
Associate: Jeff Walton
Booker: Tom Renesto, Sr.

J & J Sports Productions
Joseph Gagliardi
Booker: Le Bell Wrestling

Kim Ill Pro Wrestling Foundation [South Korea]
Kim Ill
Bookers: Kim Ill & Kim Kong-Sik

Live Sports, Inc. [New Mexico]
Mike London & Michelle London

LeRoy McGuirk Championship Wrestling, Inc. [Oklahoma]
LeRoy McGuirk
Booker: George Scott

New Japan Pro Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Hisashi Shinma & Seiji Sakaguchi
Booker: Seiji Sakaguchi

New Zealand Pro Wrestling Association, Inc.
Steve Rickard

Northwest Wrestling Promotions [Vancouver]
Gene Kiniski & Al Tomko

Nueva Arena Mexico, S.A. [Mexico/EMLL]
Salvador Lutteroth, Jr. Camou
Associate: Salvador Lutteroth Lomeli

Don Owen Sports, Inc. [Pacific Northwest]
Don Owen
Associates: Elton Owen & Dutch Savage
Booker: Don Owen

Southeastern Wrestling Corp.
Ron Fuller & Robert Fuller
Associates: Bob Armstrong & Roy Welch
Booker: Robert Fuller

Southwest Sports, Inc. [Dallas/World Class]
Jack Adkisson
Associate: Bronco Lubich
Booker: Gary Williams

St. Louis Wrestling Club, Inc.
Bob Geigel, Pat O'Connor, Harley Race, & Verne Gagne
Booker: Pat O'Connor

Tunney Sports, Ltd. [Tronto]
Frank Tunney
Associates: Jack Tunney, Eddie Tunney, & George Scott
Booker: Ole Anderson

Fred Ward Promotions, Inc. [Macon, GA]
Fred Ward
Associate: Ralph Freed
Booker: Bob Armstrong

World Championship Wrestling [Australia]
Ron Miller & Larry O'Day
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Re: NWA Membership Roster: 1982-83

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/04/05 Fri 10:02 am

Dan, thanks for posting. I added the territory and organizatio name in brackets. I have several questions, though.


Originally posted by Dan Poutsma

California Athletic Club, Inc.
Red Bastein

I don't know about this. Did Bastien promote in Northern California after Roy Shire's group folded or something?


Foothills Athletic Club, Ltd. [Calgary/Stampede]
Stewart Hart

I was told that Stu left NWA in '81. Maybe he was actually a member until he sold out to Titan? Stu recognized AWA champ as their world champ after 82 and recognized his own world champ (IWA) in 84. I know Race did, but I wonder if Flair ever defended the title in Calgary.


J & J Sports Productions
Joseph Gagliardi
Booker: Le Bell Wrestling

I assume they were in S. California, but in what city?


New Japan Pro Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Hisashi Shinma & Seiji Sakaguchi
Booker: Seiji Sakaguchi

Inoki wasn't allowed to be a member thanks to Baba's influence on other NWA promoters. New Japan was a member but never had a chance to book the world heavyweight champ. Very dirty political/promotional war between the two back then...
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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/04/05 Fri 5:54 pm

I got this from Mitch Hartsey, who originally posted it on the Wrestling Classics message board. He has all of the records that were kept by Sam Muchnick and the old St. Louis office (of which he informed me that Sam pretty much kept everything), including booklets containing a list of the NWA's member booking offices from years past.


California Athletic Club, Inc.
Red Bastein

Prior to this, I had never heard of them either. I looked them up in the California Business Entity database though. The only information given was that they were incorporated in 1959, Bastein was their registered agent, and his address is listed as being in San Mateo.


Foothills Athletic Club, Ltd.
Stewart Hart

I don't know. I guess the only conclusion that can be drawn from the information given is that they didn't leave the NWA in 81 afterall.


J & J Sports Productions
Joseph Gagliardi
Booker: Le Bell Wrestling

I tried looking them up in the California database as well but found nothing. Perhaps "J & J Sports Productions" wasn't an actual corporation, but just a DBA of an individual (Joseph Gagliardi) who was one of LeBell's local promoters.


New Japan Pro Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Hisashi Shinma & Seiji Sakaguchi
Booker: Seiji Sakaguchi

Didn't Dusty Rhodes defend the NWA title for them? I know that he and Baba didn't exactly love each other.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/04/05 Fri 6:26 pm

Originally posted by Dan Poutsma
New Japan Pro Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Hisashi Shinma & Seiji Sakaguchi
Booker: Seiji Sakaguchi

Didn't Dusty Rhodes defend the NWA title for them?  I know that he and Baba didn't exactly love each other.


I'm sure they tried, but it didn't happen. Baba, instead, aired the title change where Flair beat Rhodes....who was a New Japan regular.
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Seiji Sakaguchi and Hisashi Shinma

Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/05/01 Wed 7:03 pm

Hisa:

I asked this in the "NWF" thread on the Wrestling Classics board, but you didn't respond so I figured I'd repeat it here. Did both Sakaguchi and Shinma own part of New Japan along with Inoki at the time they were an NWA member? and if so, what were their shares in comparison?
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/05/01 Wed 7:28 pm

Sakaguchi was always the VP until Inoki ran for the congress, so I'm sure he had some share although I don't know how much. Shinma probably did as well because Inoki was basically letting him handle just about everything in early 80s.
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Postby calloway » 2002/09/01 Sun 11:40 pm

Dan or Hisa,
What was the role of an associate?
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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/09/02 Mon 2:27 am

Originally posted by calloway
Dan or Hisa,
What was the role of an associate?


In the case of Capitol Wrestling Corporation, Bob Marella, Phil Zacko, and Arnold Skaaland were part owners. Same goes for Elton Owen and Dutch Savage with Don Owen Sports, Inc.

So my guess is the first person/people listed is/are the principal owner(s) of the company while the associates are other owners and/or high ranking officials.
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Dan...

Postby necrosis215 » 2002/09/02 Mon 7:51 am

Do you think you could get your friend over on WC to find for me, the last date at which WWF appears on the NWA Membership Roster. I presume that he also has the minutes from the meetings, perhaps those could help.
I have searched for a more accurate date than ??/??/1983 for when WWF split from a working relationship with NWA - perhaps this could FINALLY lead somewhere.
Many thanks, Dan

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Re: Dan...

Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/09/02 Mon 2:14 pm

Originally posted by necrosis215
Do you think you could get your friend over on WC to find for me, the last date at which WWF appears on the NWA Membership Roster. I presume that he also has the minutes from the meetings, perhaps those could help.
I have searched for a more accurate date than ??/??/1983 for when WWF split from a working relationship with NWA - perhaps this could FINALLY lead somewhere.
Many thanks, Dan

necrosis215


I just e-mailed him about it, so when he responds I'll let you know.
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Re: Re: Dan...

Postby necrosis215 » 2002/09/02 Mon 2:55 pm

Originally posted by Dan Poutsma
I just e-mailed him about it, so when he responds I'll let you know.


Again, many thanks ;)

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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/09/03 Tue 1:24 pm

OK, he says the last time they appeared on the roster was for the 1983-84 period. He says he thinks that they might have left at the Fall 84 meeting, but I think that's incorrect for obvious reasons. At any rate, he's gonna check the minutes to see. I'm gonna e-mail him back to try and get a little more info, plus the complete membership listing for that period. If I find out anything more, I'll post it.
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Postby necrosis215 » 2002/09/03 Tue 1:39 pm

Appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me at \[EMAIL=necrosis215@yahoo.co.uk\]necrosis215@yahoo.co.uk\[/EMAIL\]
I'd love to discuss about the WWE lists with you.

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Re: Fritz's Booker

Postby Dan Poutsma » 2002/10/15 Tue 10:15 pm

Originally posted by Jonbek
Who is Gary Williams?


Found out today that Gary Williams is Gary Hart.

Also got the listing for 1981. It's the same roster of promotions with a few tweaks here and there, but nothing major. The most notable one is St. Louis Wrestling Club, Inc., which has Sam Muchnick listed in place of Geigel, Race, O'Connor, and Gagne. O'Connor is still the booker, however.

Likewise, here's the list of officers and board members for that period:

Officers:
Jim Crockett, Jr. - President
Bob Geigel - 1st Vice President
Ron Fuller - 2nd Vice President
James E. Barnett - Secretary/Treasurer

Board of Directors:
James Barnett
Jim Crockett, Jr.
Ron Fuller
Bob Geigel
Victor Jovica
Mike LeBell
Vince McMahon
Frank Tunney
Fred Ward
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