Thursday, May 06, 2021

Poster: Mulligan vs. Studd Headlines Harrisonburg, VA

by Brack Beasley
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

Back in the day, even if you didn't live in a bigger town or city, you most likely had your favorite Mid-Atlantic stars visit a gym or ballpark somewhere close to you. Here is a poster promoting a great double main event at the high school gym in Harrisonburg, VA, dated January 17, 1980.

These main events could have headlined Greensboro, Charlotte, Roanoke, or any of the other bigger venues in the Mid Atlantic territory. While it must have been a cold winter Thursday night in Harrisonburg, I would bet that things got heated up in that gym.

The feud between my personal favorite Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods and Jimmy Snuka is recounted here on the Gateway in great detail by David Chappell and most likely the chain match between Mulligan and Studd was a brutal affair.

The rainbow colored background on this poster looks great and really stands out against the black print, especially on a vertical poster such as this. 

Previous poster: Andre the Giant's First Night in Greensboro (1974)