Saturday, August 05, 2017

Celebrating Anniversaries

Dick Bourne & David Chappell - Hall of Heroes Class of 2016
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, University Place Hilton, Charlotte NC
August marks the 17th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway which David Chappell and I first started back in 2000.

It began as a small little site with a few pages of photos and newspaper clippings, and a little historical piece on the year 1975. It grew to include tens of thousands of pages of historical record, memorabilia, and great memories covering one of the great old territories throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It's been a fun little adventure.

Also, it was one year ago today, August 5, 2016, that David and I were recognized for our efforts on the website at the Hall of Heroes dinner banquet during the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest in Charlotte, NC. It is a very nice memory for us. We were honored to be introduced by the legendary Bob Caudle, one of our heroes, and a member himself of the Hall of Heroes inaugural class of 2007. Thanks again to Greg Price and everyone involved with Fanfest. We hate there is no Fanfest event this year, but hopefully it will return in 2018.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to and visited the Mid-Atlantic Gateway over these many years. 

David Chappell, Bob Caudle, and Dick Bourne
Raleigh, NC January 2017