Sunday, September 30, 2018

Airdate: Saturday Aug. 25, 1962 on WBTV 3 in Charlotte, NC

       National Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers had an upcoming defense of his belt on Monday August 27, 1962 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The challenger would be Haystack Calhoun. Buddy Rogers appeared at the Wednesday Aug.22, 1962 WBTV 3 studio taping in Charlotte, NC. The champion wrestled George "Two-Ton" Harris in that tv match. Buddy Rogers stated that if he could put the figure four on Two-Ton, he could do the same to Haystack Calhoun. Buddy did defeat Two-Ton with the figure four in that tv match but I did not see the title match on Monday night. I wonder how successful he was with Haystack? The tv show aired on Sat. Aug. 25, 1962. The photos and the article from the Lexington, NC newspaper come from my collection.



Saturday, September 29, 2018

TV Wrestling on May 1, 1965

Championship Wrestling with host Big Bill Ward on WBTV 3 in Charlotte, NC. Championship Wrestling on WGHP 8 in High Point, NC with host Charlie Harville. This is one of those nights when the tv channel knob received a lot of wear and tear between 6:30 and 7 because we did not want to miss any of the action. The Clancy/Kozack vs Murphy/Bernard was a real Pier Six brawl.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

July 7, 1971 in Asheville, NC

            I scanned the results from Gene Anderson's 1971 journal in 2005. A big thank you to Gene's son Brad for allowing me to read his Dad's records from 1971-1972.


Friday, August 31, 2018

Live Wrestling Debuts on WDBJ 7 in Roanoke, Virginia

           On Saturday June 8, 1957. Live Wrestling premiered on WDBJ  channel 7 in Roanoke, Virginia. It was promoted by Pete Apostolou.



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Crockett

Jim and Elizabeth Crockett were married exactly two years after Jim Crockett promoted his first Greensboro, NC wrestling show. A little bit of trivia, it was reported in newspapers in 1945 that they owned a chicken farm outside of Charlotte. They also owned a restaurant during that time.