|Dick Bourne & David Chappell at the 2016 Hall of Heroes|
Banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina
In August of 2016, Dick Bourne and David Chappell were inducted into the NWA Wrestling Legends Hall of Heroes Class of 2016. They were recognized for their contributions to professional wrestling journalism through their website The Mid-Atlantic Gateway.
The legendary broadcaster for Jim Crockett Promotions, Bob Caudle, introduced the "Gateway Boys". Both Chappell and Bourne stated later that Caudle's introduction of them that night at the banquet was the highlight of their time working on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.
The induction took place during the annual Hall of Heroes Dinner Banquet at the University Place Hilton in Charlotte, NC, on August 5, 2016.
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The Hall of Heroes Class of 2016:
Dusty Rhodes (inducted by Magnum T.A.), The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering (inducted by Jim Cornette), Jimmy Valiant (inducted by Paul Jones), and Nickla Roberts (aka, Baby Doll), Dick Bourne and David Chappell of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway (inducted by Bob Caudle.)