Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Sign of the Times

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Back in the early 2000s, the Mid-Atlantic Gateway briefly hosted a second website (now defunct) called "The Glory Days." It focused primarily on NWA wrestling on Superstation WTBS in 1985-1986. There were show summaries and lots of video clips that we embedded from our linked YouTube site called GloryDays TV. (Most, although not all, of those videos are still up and can be found here.)

Without commentary here one way or the other, it's interesting to note the letter I received from YouTube regarding one of these video clips from a 1985 episode of "World Wide Wrestling" featuring David Crockett, Magnum T.A., Baby Doll, and Tully Blanchard.

Nicknamed "She likes it!!", here is the infamous clip:

Here is an excerpt from the YouTube letter I received:

As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video GloryDaysTV - Magnum & Babydoll Kiss was flagged to us for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it may not be suitable for all viewers and it has been placed behind an age restriction.
This clip is indeed one of the more controversial clips from those old wrestling shows. Even in 1985 it was controversial for David Crockett's reaction (not to mention the reaction of the crowd.) So in 2019, I'm surprised YouTube hasn't pulled it down completely. They've left it up, just with the new age restriction.

One wrestling note: I've always thought Tully Blanchard came across as the real babyface in this angle, vociferously coming to the defense of his "Perfect 10." 

For what it's worth, our old website address for The Glory Days website was which now apparently forwards to a Japanese gambling website. Go figure. (And no connection to us whatsoever!)