Friday, December 23, 2011

Winston-Salem,NC - Dec.26,1966

I got to see this show. George Becker and Johnny Weaver won over Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson in front of more than 7,000 fans that night.It was a holiday tradition for my family to go to the after Christmas shows in Winston-Salem from 1965-1973.

Johnny Weaver - Feb.5,1963

Johnny Weaver begins a 1963 tour of Texas by facing Tarzan Tyler. Thanks to Mark Eastridge for sending me this clipping. Please click on the image to be able to read it better.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spartanburg,SC - Dec.13,1969

George & Sandy Scott beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson
Matti Suzuki & Oni Wiki Wiki beat Terry Garvin & Tinker Todd
Paul Jones beat El Lobo
Pedro Valdez beat Bobby Red Cloud

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hillsville,Virginia - Nov.17,1966

George Becker & Johnny Weaver vs Kurt & Henry Von Stroheim

Bobby Shane & Don Kent vs Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni

Cowboy Cassidy vs Billy The Kid

Promoter: Pete Apostolou

Charleston,West Virginia - Dec.16,1968

Monday, December 5, 2011

Charlotte TV Wrestling - April 10,1965

This show was taped Wednesday night April 7,1965 at the WBTV channel 3 studios in Charlotte,NC.

Friday, August 12, 2011

TV Wrestling - Sat.Aug.27,1966

Note: The WGHP 8 High Point show was taped Tues. night Aug.23,1966.The WBTV 3 Charlotte show was taped Wed. night Aug.24,1966.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Minnesota Wrecking Crew

If you are a fan of the Anderson's, you will love this book.You can get one by clicking the link:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

TV Wrestling - June 25,1960

These wrestling shows aired on WBTV 3 Charlotte,NC and WRAL 5 Raleigh,NC on Sat.June 25,1960.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Spartanburg,SC - Sept.11,1954

George & Bobby Becker beat Al & John Smith

Al Cortez beat Gregory Jarque

Matchmaker: Babe Sharkey

Attendance: 1518

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spartanburg,SC - Sept.10,1966

Gene Anderson beat Tinker Todd

Margie Ramsey beat Peggy Allen

Bobby Shane & Paul DeMarco beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson via DQ

The Missouri Mauler & Great Malenko beat Luther Lindsey & George " Catalina " Drake

Thursday, July 21, 2011

George & Bobby Becker

This is a newspaper photo from 1954.George and Bobby Becker with their Southern Tag Team Championship trophy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 NWA Legends Fanfest

Please click on the link for info about the Fanfest coming up in August in Atlanta.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pulaski,VA - July 9,1936

Chief Little Beaver vs Abie Yourist

Douglas Wycoff vs Obie Scott

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Columbia,SC - Live TV Wrestling

While researching wrestling in Jim Crockett's territory,I ran across this."Live Wrestling" debuted at 5 :00 p.m. Saturday Feb.3,1962 on WNOK channel 19 in Columbia,SC. The call letters of channel 19 are now WLTX. The show lasted one year, ending on Feb.2,1963. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers this show or has any information pertaining to it. Thanks !

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fayetteville,NC - Sept.21,1962

Haystack Calhoun & Abe Jacobs vs. Swede Hanson & Pedro Zapata
Johnny Weaver vs. Two-Ton Harris
Johnny Roberts vs Johnny Heidman
Promoter: Jack Haithcock

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fayetteville,NC - Aug.11,1962

Rip Hawk & Rock Hunter vs. Dick Steinborn & Ray Villmer
George Becker vs. P.Y. Chung
Slave Girl Moolah vs. Fran Gravette
Promoter: Jack Haithcock

Friday, April 22, 2011

Asheville,NC - Jan.1,1964

Rip Hawk vs. Cowboy Bob Ellis.
Jack Lanza vs. El Gaucho.
Chico Santana & Pee Wee Lopez vs. Marcel & Bernie Semard.
The promoter was Paul Winkhaus.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Tabor City,NC - Sept.14,1956

George Becker & Jack Witzig vs. Buddy Lee & Jack " The Neck" Vansky. Slave Girl Moolah vs. Darlin' Pat Sherry. Note: Pat Sherry was Moolah's daughter. Buddy Lee was Moolah's husband. Please click on the article to enlarge.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newberry,SC - July 7,1960

Tom Bradley & Jan Madrid beat Bobby & Jerry Christy
Mike Paidousis beat Charley Laye
Peggy Allen beat The Lady Angel
Attendance: Approximately 400 fans
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Carolina vs. Tennessee

During the sixties, some of the wrestlers on Jim Crockett's roster would compete in tournaments against wrestlers from the Tennessee,Georgia and Florida promotions.This card represents one of those. Nelson Royal,George "Catalina" Drake and Dale Lewis from Crockett Promotions beat Jackie Fargo,Lester Welch and Mario Milano from the Tennessee roster.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Promoter Joe Murnick

This newspaper photo of Mr.Murnick is from 1963 in the WRAL 5 Raleigh studio.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Joanna,SC - May 5,1951

George Becker vs Jack Moore
Gentleman Jim Coffield vs Chick Garibaldi
Bobby Becker vs Jack O'Brien

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Joanna,SC - April 21,1951

Bobby Becker vs Jim Austeri
George Becker vs Bill Zimm
Jack O'Brien vs Herb Larsen

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spotsylvania,VA - Sept.13,1963

Before coming to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1963, Eric Pomeroy and Ray Andrews had held a version of the Southern Tag Team Championship in Tennessee.Even though they lost that title there, Pomeroy and Andrews came in here as the champions anyway.Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson eventually won the title from them in the fall of 1963.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rockingham,NC - Aug.25,1955

George Becker & Dick Steinborn vs Babe Zaharias & Johnny Heidman
Mae Young vs Gloria Barattini
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Rockingham,NC - Sept.17,1955

Dick Steinborn & Angelo Martinelli vs John & Al Smith
Leo Wallace vs Walter Kameroff
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Rockingham,NC - Sept.1,1956

George Becker & Jack Witzig beat Buddy Lee & Gino Vagnone
Rita Cortez vs Darling Pat Sherry
Referee: Wally Dusek
Attendance: "close to 5000"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rockingham,NC - Aug.15,1962

George Becker vs Rip Hawk
Penny Banner vs Ann Laverne
P.Y. Chung vs Reggie Parks

Rockingham,NC - Aug.26,1961

P.Y. Chung vs George Becker
Fran Gravette vs Dorothy Parker
Abe Jacobs vs Pedro Godoy

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rockingham,NC - Aug.30,1957

George Becker & Dick Steinborn vs Ali Bey & Johnny Heidman
The Lady Angel vs Helen Hild
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Monday, January 31, 2011

Rockingham,NC - Aug.28,1959

The Great Bolo vs Pete Managoff
Bob Boyer vs Jack Donovan
Slave Girl Moolah vs Kitty Adams

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