Sunday, May 08, 2022

Poster: 14-Man Battle Royal in Lynchburg

by Brack Beasley
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

This poster takes us back to Sunday night, August 22nd, 1976 and promotes a card held at City Stadium in Lynchburg, VA. 

The main attraction was a 14-man over the top Battle Royal for prize money, $5,600 to be exact. I'm not sure where they came up with that odd figure but in today's money it's over $28,000. (And even more odd - - the newspaper ad for the show listed the prize money as $6,000.)

Interestingly enough, the majority of the competitors were part of the top tag teams of 1976 and included The Anderson Brothers, The Mongols, Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods and Dino Bravo, Sergeant Jacques Goulet and Mike "The Judge" Dubois, Ron Garvin and Tiger Conway Jr. Paul Jones, Johnny Weaver, Angelo Mosca, and Tony Atlas rounded out the Mid Atlantic stars on this card. 

I'd like to know what the other 7 matches were because the talent in Lynchburg on this night particular night would have made some intriguing match-ups. 

As the norm, battle royal posters had unique layouts and this one boasts all black print on a striking two tone pink over yellow background with all 14 participants in the same sized font, which is nice to see. 

For advance tickets, wrestling fans could go to Peter's News Stand.