Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blooper! Troy and Mick at the Winston-Salem Coliseum
It has been awhile since we've had a BLOOPER newspaper clipping on the Gateway, so that feature returns with two odd names showing up for a December 1975 show at the Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC.

These aren't so much funny as just interesting. How do these things happen? Bad handwriting? Misunderstanding what was read out over the phone from the Charlotte office? Or from the local promoter to the newspaper office?

Regardless, there appears to be a new man in town to face Blackjack Mulligan by the name of TROY Atlas. And on the mid-card, a newcomer by the name of MICK "The Judge" DuBois is facing Roberto Soto. And he's stolen Mike DuBois's nickname! Is there room for more than one "Judge" in town?

There are some misspellings as well (Don SORRANO), but those aren't really considered bloopers and are to be expected in almost every wrestling newspaper ad.

Nice main event, though, as Paul Jones teams up with Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones to challenge the Anderson Brothers for the NWA World's Tag Team Championship. When I first got hooked on wrestling as a young teenager, I loved the team of "the Jones brothers!"

Check out all the previous Bloopers we've featured before on the Gateway!