Rest in Peace
Gagne for years booked Robinson as the top contender for the AWA
title, and his 1975 match with Antonio Inoki was considered as the
classic match of that time period in Japan. Robinson also helped
train many of the biggest names in wrestling including Ric Flair,
Ricky Steamboat, Sgt. Slaughter and The Iron Sheik." -
"I've got him now!"
"Two Ton" Harris grabs a headlock
London at Park Center
Photograph by Gene Gordon, submitted by Ted Holland
the page into the 1980s, featuring a tournament for the NWA TV
Championship, and red hot feuds between Blackjack Mulligan and John
Studd, Ric Flair and Greg Valentine, plus Paul Jones, Johnny Weaver,
Ray Stevens, Jimmy Snuka, Gene Anderson, Jim Brunzell, Ricky
Steamboat, Jay Youngblood and many more!
Scott and Andre the Giant in the TV studios of
WRAL-5 in Raleigh
The Four Faces of Bill Eadie
Mongol • Masked Superstar • Super Machine • Ax Demolition
gift from a friend of ours, Andy McDaniel. The great Bill Eadie is
represented here in all four personas he used during his career. Our
favorite (of course!) is the Masked Superstar!
Great photos of the
history mural in Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte
by Adrian Rohr
Whispers of Magic from the City's Wrestling Relics
by Kyra Quinn
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Relive great memories of
the great champions who wore the NWA world title belt from
1973-1986. Race, Brisco, Funk, Flair and all the others. Great
images of a wonderful time will live on forever on this special
Don Kernodle Reflects on a Lifetime of Wrestling
Welcome to the Gateway!
Special Audio Greetings from
Caudle | Ric Flair |
Special Video Greetings from
| Boris Zhukov
Jimmy Valiant |
Special Photo Greeting to the Gateway:
time wrestling fans in the Carolinas and Virginia know well that
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling was one of the great regional
wrestling territories in the history of the sport.
web-site is a tribute to the performers, promoters, venues, and
great athletes that made Jim
Crockett Promotions the magic place that it was in the 1970s and 1980s.
Mid-Atlantic Gateway site will cover Mid-Atlantic Wrestling from
late 1973-1986, basically the period of time that the
Heavyweight Championship was recognized. (For more on our
decision to focus on this time frame,
here.) We want the site to be the definitive resource on the
World Wide Web for information and reference on Mid-Atlantic
Championship Wrestling. As the years go by, we will continue to
a collection of comprehensive reference documents on the area that
we will build month-by-month, year-by-year.
Please visit often!
If you know others who enjoyed these wonderful days gone by, point
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Pantas, Peggy Lathan and Blake
Thanks also to those within the
business who have been so supportive of our efforts here, especially
"Masked Superstar" Bill Eadie, Johnny Weaver, Bob Caudle, Brad
Armstrong, Les Thatcher, Blackjack Mulligan, Brad Anderson, Tommy
Young, Boris Zhukov, Jimmy Valiant,
Rich Landrum, Ted Allen, and Mr. No. 1 George South.
Johnny Weaver, Brad Armstrong, and Ted Allen.)
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SPANNING THE GLOBE
Former 8-Time NWA
World Champion Harley Race at
his desk at World League Wrestling with his copy of the book "Ten
Pounds of Gold".
Race was the first man to
wear the famous "domed globe" version of the NWA title in 1973.
your own "Ten Pounds of Gold"
Graphic courtesy DrTomPrichard.com
Part of a collage
in the upper concourse of the Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown
Charlotte celebrating Charlotte history. Nice to see they included
A Complete Timeline
History of the Anderson Family in Pro-Wrestling
More info about the book.
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