Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Classic Poster: Big Tag Team Main Event in Winston-Salem NC (1977)

Winston-Salem, NC  July 10, 1977

by Brack Beasley
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

I'm Brack Beasley and I'll be sharing some old Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling posters with the Gateway, so let's start this series out with one from Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday, July 10, 1977.

The main event of Ric Flair and Greg Valentine against Wahoo McDaniel and Ricky Steamboat must have been great to see live. Wahoo and Valentine were in the middle of their legendary feud for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship, and a young Ricky Steamboat had just upset Ric Flair for the TV championship a month earlier. The under card featured a young Tully Blanchard. 

With a 3 o'clock bell time, that meant these guys had to hit the highway (or charter private flights) after their match to another town later that evening. There were shows later that night in Savannah GA and Wilmington, NC. All four of the guys in this Winston-Salem main event were featured in singles matches for the titles in the Savannah main events. That's a 330 mile trip! 

The high impact red and black print on this poster really stands out against the light pastel blue background courtesy of Southern Poster in Atlanta, GA. They did such a great job creating these posters and Jim Crockett Promotions must have kept them busy for many years.