Thursday, October 22, 2015

Recent Updates

A look at recent posts over the last few days, both here and on other Gateway-affiliated sites:

Wahoo Returns a Favor
Part Six in our ongoing series about the 1977 talent exchange between Mid-Atlantic and Georgia Championship Wrestling

The Big Brown Box
A fond look back at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium, a classic venue in Greenville, SC.

Three of the Four Horsemen (1988)
A great photo of three of the Four Horsemen from the 1988, all wearing their belts.

WGHP Studio Wrestling Ticket
A rare piece of memorabilia from a time long lost.

U.S. Title Book Collage 
A sampling of pages in a collage from the new book on the United States Heavyweight Championship.

Blooper! "Boyce" Malenko
We weren't familiar with this particular member of the famous Malenko family.

New book from the Mid-Atlantic Gateway:

"Jim Crockett Promotions' United States Championship"
by Dick Bourne

Order before Nov. 5th and receive Free Shipping.
Available on beginning the week of Thanksgiving

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A summary of articles in our series about a 1977 talent exchange between Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling.

Part One: 
Paul Jones and the Hollywood Blondes (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts) visit Augusta, GA on Valentine's Day night. It is the first in a series of Augusta cards to feature Mid-Atlantic talent in the coming months. 

Part Two: 
T-bolt travels from Georgia Championship Wrestling to make several challenges for the U.S. title and the NWA world tag team titles in the Mid-Atlantic area over several months.

Part Three: 
The Masked Superstar, Johnny Weaver, Tiger Conway, Jr. and "Professor" Boris Malenko come to Augusta to challenge all the Georgia title holders.

Part Four:
Georgia Learns of New World Tag Champs before the Titles Change Hands (5/9/77)
Augusta, Georgia fans learn that Gene and Ole Anderson are the new world tag team champions...before it happens! Blackjack Mulligan and Dino Bravo are also in for one night only. 

Part Five:
Paul Jones surprises Charlotte During Mid-Atlantic/Georgia Title Exchange (5/8 & 5/16/77)
While a regular in Georgia for the spring and summer of 1977, Paul Jones makes a surprise appearance in Charlotte on a historic night.

Part Six:
Wahoo McDaniel returns a favor to Thunderbolt Patterson in Augusta (5/16/77.)
After Thunderbolt came to the Mid-Atlantic area to team with Wahoo against Flair and Valentine, Wahoo returned the favor to help T-bolt battle the Andersons.