Thursday, August 05, 2021

Poster: Wahoo battles Flair in Patrick County, VA

by Brack Beasley
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

This poster takes us back to a terrific card held Thursday, June 16th, 1977 in beautiful Patrick County, VA at the high school in Stuart. It promotes a belt vs. belt main event with Wahoo McDaniel putting his Mid-Atlantic Championship title on the line against Ric Flair and his Mid-Atlantic Television title.

Per TV title stipulations, Flair's belt would be at stake for the first 15 minutes but unfortunately Wahoo lost his Mid Atlantic belt only 5 nights before to Greg Valentine in Greensboro, NC, so the belt vs. belt match did not transpire.

The Hollywood Blondes defended their Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles against the exciting duo of Dino Bravo and Tiger Conway Jr., and the mid-card match featured Ricky Steamboat who was in the midst of his rise to being a true superstar.

The poster has an attractive two-tone vertical design with all black print on an orange-fading-to-yellow background and a western style  "WRESTLING" script on top. The two main eventers really stand out as well in big block letters with the stipulations of the match just below and it's always neat to see the local businesses where you could buy advance tickets.

Patrick County really hasn't changed too much since 1977, I wish I could say the same about professional wrestling.