Mid-Atlantic era by name did not have an official starting
date, nor did it cease to exist on a certain official date. However, the time boundaries that mark the beginning and end of
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling line up nicely at 1973 and
1986 respectively, based on certain events that took place in those years.
By January of 1974, the promotion now led by Jim
Crockett, Jr. and booked by George Scott had effectively switched all
references to the promotion to the name "Mid-Atlantic Championship
Wrestling." The promotional materials, including event posters and
newspaper ads, all said
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and the main television
show now bore that name as opposed to its earlier designations as either
All-Star Wrestling or Championship Wrestling. Also significant is that the promotionís
regional titles were renamed
"Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight" and "Mid-Atlantic Tag Team" during the last months of 1973 from their previous
designations of "Eastern Heavyweight" and "Atlantic Coast
Tag Team" respectively.
In December of 1986, the Mid-Atlantic
Heavyweight Title was vacated for good, and the television show that was
Championship Wrestling had been renamed NWA Pro
Wrestling. Crockett Promotions had begun expanding nationally and
there was no longer a regional component or reference to the
Mid-Atlantic area, thus the appropriate point to mark the end of the
Mid-Atlantic era, the primary focus of our web site.
- Dick Bourne & David Chappell