Sunday, August 28, 2016

May 24, 1974 in Burlington, NC

This card took place 11 days after Ric Flair arrived in Jim Crockett Promotions. The preview article mention Ric being a "relative" of the Anderson's. During tv interviews, Ric said he was their "cousin". This pre-dates his tag team run with Rip Hawk as Rip's "nephew". When Rip Hawk left JCP for good in late 1974, Ric Flair became an Anderson "cousin" once again when Gene and Ole returned from Georgia around the same time.

Monday, July 4, 2016

TV Wrestling from High Point and Charlotte, NC

The WGHP 8 High Point show was taped Tuesday August 2, 1966 and the WBTV 3 show was taped Wednesday August 3, 1966. I miss these local wrestling shows. Charlie Harville (High Point) and "Big" Bill Ward (Charlotte) would interview the winners at ringside and talk about upcoming events in their respective tv viewing area's. During the matches when the action sometimes spilled out on to the floor, the camera might swing around and we would get to see Big Jim Crockett sitting at the desk with the host of the show, if we we were lucky.