Friday, July 02, 2021

Poster: Both Nature Boys in Tag Team Action in Spartanburg

by Brack Beasley
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

This poster takes us to the great state of South Carolina and promotes a card held on Saturday, October 13th, 1979 in the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, a regular Saturday night venue on the old Mid-Atlantic Wrestling circuit.  

The main event was a battle of the Nature Boys, Buddy Rogers and Ric Flair in tag team action.

Rogers' partner was Jimmy Snuka, whom he managed and was the United States Champion at the time. Snuka was a scary looking heel and with Rogers' guidance he was almost unbeatable during this time period.

Flair had a familiar partner in Blackjack Mulligan making this a great tag team matchup for the fans in Spartanburg. 

Other Mid Atlantic greats were on the card including Gene Anderson and Jay Youngblood, former WWWF champ Pedro Morales, and Canadian Heavyweight Champion Dewey Robertson appeared on this card giving us both United States and Canadian champs in the building along with the two Nature Boys.

This vertical poster has all black print against a bright orange background and I'm not sure if it was a misprint or if the belltime was actually changed, but 3 o'clock was marked through and 8:15 was written just above.

For some reason they always used an image of Richard Blood aka Tito Santana to represent Jay Youngblood but regardless it was another historic chapter in South Carolina's rich wrestling history.