Tuesday, March 27, 2018

'Bring Your Mid-Altantic Belt to Work' Day

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

I love this photograph.

It's like Georgia Championship Wrestling decided to have a "Bring Your Mid-Atlantic Belt to Work" day.

This is a Gene Gordon photograph from 1977 or 1978 taken at the WTBS Techwood Drive studios. Ric Flair is seen here with the classic red crocodile leather U.S. belt. He was the reigning United States Champion for Jim Crockett Promotions, but was defending the title frequently in the Georgia territory during this time, most notably against Dick Slater and Thunderbolt Patterson.

Also seen in this photo appears to be the NWA Television championship belt (Crockett's TV title) lying on Gordon Solie's desk. I've never been sure what that was about, but still looking into it. (Have info? Contact us.)

And as always, the Champ is "a vision of sartorial splendor", stylin' and profilin' in outstanding 1970s fashion!