The Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Almanac by Chappell & Bourne

Research by David Chappell and Dick Bourne

 

THE ALMANAC

We want the Mid-Atlantic Gateway to be the definitive resource on the web for information and reference on Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling.

The Mid-Atlantic Almanac forms the foundation of this effort. Currently, you will find these sections of information:

 

MID-ATLANTIC WRESTLING HISTORY AND THE ROSTER

David Chappell documents what we all watched on television each week with detail not found in any other resource. The Roster lists everyone on the team, from wrestlers to announcers to referee and everyone else in between.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Dick Bourne documents the origin, evolution, and history of the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title. Also included are histories of the other championships defended in the Mid-Atlantic territory under the auspices of Jim Crockett Promotions.

 

TELEVISION HISTORY

Dick Bourne documents the history of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling on TV, including a look at all of the programs that crossed the airwaves, the television studios where they took place, and the voices that brought them to life.

 

The Almanac is work in progress. Material will continually be added in the weeks and months to come.

Special thanks to Mark Eastridge.

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling History 

by David Chappell

* = Indicates most recent updates - see below

 

1974

January  February  March  April

May  June  July  August  September
October    November   December

 

1975

January   February   March  

April    May  June   July   August

September  October   November  December

 

1976

January - March   April - June

  July - September    October  -  December  

 

1977

 January -  March     April -  June  

July  - September  October - December

 

1978

January   February   March

April  May  June  July  August 

September  October   November  December

 

1979

January   February  March  April  

May    June    July    August   September

October    November     December

 

1980

January*  February  March  April  

May    June    July    August   September

October    November     December

 

* Most recent entries

 


Rosters

Compiled by David Chappell

* = Indicates most recent updates

 

1974

January   February  March  April 
May  June  July  August  September
October  November  December

1975

January  February  March  April 

May    June    July    August

September  October  November  December

 

1976

January - March     April - June

July-September   October-December

 

1977

January-March    April-June 

July-September   October-December

 

1978

January   February  March

April   May   June   July   August

September  October  November  December

 

1979

January     February   March  April 

May     June    July    August   September

October     November   December

 

1980

January*  February  March  April  

May    June    July    August   September

October    November     December

 

* Most recent entries

The Championship

by Dick Bourne

 

The Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship

The Definitive Title History

Origin of the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship 

Includes Champions List, Photo Album, and Up-Close Look at the first Mid-Atlantic title belt.

NWA Title Matches in the Mid-Atlantic Area

Other Titles in Jim Crockett Promotions

Some Items and Sections Under Construction

What's In A Name?

The Mid-Atlantic Era: 1973-1986

Methodology in Working on Title Histories

The Briscos: Common Thread

 


 

Television History

by Dick Bourne

 

The Birth of

Televised Wrestling in Charlotte

And A Brief History of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling on Television

 

Studio Wrestling

A Guide To TV Studios that were home for Wrestling in the Mid-Atlantic Area
 

Ole & Solie: The Evolution of TV Wrestling in Georgia after Black Saturday

 

Television Theme Music

 

 


 

Other Almanac Features

Compiled by Dick Bourne

Earliest "Mid-Atlantic" Reference

NWA Champions During the Mid-Atlantic Era 1973-1986

NWA Presidents During the Mid-Atlantic Era 1973-1986

Defining the "Mid-Atlantic Era"

Big Jim: Remembering Jim Crockett Sr.

Currently featuring an obituary on Jim Crockett, Sr.

Major Feature Coming Soon

Tournaments

(Under Construction)

 


The Prelude to a Wrestling Empire The Introduction of Jim Crockett to Charlotte

Mid-Atlantic (North Carolina) Territory

by Tim Hornbaker

LegacyofWrestling.com

Updated: 8/23/06, 10/29/06, 11/16/06, 1/25/07, 7/7/08, 7/17/08, 8/23/08, 9/30/08, 11/21/08, 12/16/08, 1/30/09, 4/16/09, 6/23/09, 7/30/09, 8/15/09, 10/5/09, 10/21/09, 1/05/10, 4/11/10, 5/07/10, 8/19/10, 10/2/10, 3/1/11, 6/29/11, 10/2/11, 2/11/12, 7/21/12, 10/05/12, 11/09/12, 12/04/12, 04/30/13, 10/13/13, 02/09/14


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