Christmas Tradition for Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
For wrestling fans in Charlotte NC and
Greenville SC and a few other lucky towns around the Mid-Atlantic area,
Christmas was like it was for most any other family. On Christmas morning, kids raced to see what Santa
left them the night before. Families gathered for a feast of a
Christmas turkey or that special honey baked spiral-sliced ham. Mom
and Dad kicked back and relaxed after weeks of work to get ready for
the big day. Many as well went to church, to celebrate the birth of
Yes, this was the routine on Christmas
morning and most of Christmas day. But for many folks, Christmas
night meant something else entirely: Mid-Atlantic
Charlotte always hosted a big Christmas
event, and for many years Crockett ran as many as three Christmas
night shows, in Greenville SC and one other town.
This special section of the site is
dedicated to a look back at those shows through nostalgic newspaper
clippings and results. Each page features a spate section for each
show held on Christmas night.
Enjoy this look back at the special tradition
of Mid-Atlantic wrestling on Christmas.
- Dick Bourne
NOTE: For the launch of
this section, we added clippings for the years 1968-1979, and will
add more years of clippings in the future.
Special thanks to Mark Eastridge.
That right hand is proof positive Santa Claus is really
from Eagle Pass, TX!
© The Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Research by Dick Bourne and Mark
Eastridge. Thanks also to Carroll Hall.
Clippings from the collection of Mark
Clippings Collections on CD