Sunday, October 27, 2013

Spartanburg, SC Oct. 9, 1965

Penny Banner beat Betty Boucher this night in a rare match between these two ladies.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dobson,NC - Oct.24,1968

The high school shows were certainly money makers for Jim Crockett Promotions.The local sponsor furnished the building, had tickets printed,sold them and used off duty law enforcement officers for security. This was the first high school show in my area. After packing as many people in the gym as possible, hundreds were turned away. As you can see in Johnny Weaver's records, it was the biggest show he wrestled on that week.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Championship Wrestling - March 13,1965

Tv matches taped in the channel 8 studios of WGHP in High Point,NC on Tuesday March 9,1965.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Championship Wrestling - Nov.24,1967

During the 1967-68 tv season,Championship Wrestling with host Charlie Harville,aired on Friday nights on WGHP 8 in High Point ,NC.This show was taped on Tuesday November 21,1967 and aired on Friday November 24,1967.

Championship Wrestling - WGHP 1968

During the 1968-69 tv season,Championship Wrestling with host Charlie Harville returned to it's Saturday evening timeslot of 6:30. This ad is from September 28,1968.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Championship Wrestling - Feb.28,1970

George Becker,Charlie Harville and Johnny Weaver on WGHP 8 in High Point,NC

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wrestlers on Bill Boggs Talk Show

Rip Hawk,Playboy Gary Hart and Charlie Harville join Bill Boggs on "Southern Exposure" in the channel 8 studios in High Point,NC during July 1972.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Comments & Answers

These comments,questions and answers appeared in the Greensboro newspaper.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bill Lewis & JIm Crockett 1939

Bill Lewis AKA Captain Bluebeard

James Arthur Whitfield aka Richmond,VA promoter Bill Lewis aka Captain Bluebeard aka Billy Whiskers.During the last three weeks of December in 1936, Bill Lewis went to Miami,Fl to train with Jim and Rube Wright for his wrestling comeback.On May 1,1937, Mr. Lewis left for a tour of California.During his absence, his partner Jim Crockett took over the promotional duties in Richmond until Mr. Lewis returned in September 1937.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bobby Becker Debut in Richmond,VA

Bobby Becker made his debut in Richmond,VA on Jan.12,1951 by winning over Shiek Clarence in 18 minutes.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Jim Crockett Sr.'s First Greensboro,NC Event

Jim Crockett Sr. promoted his first Greensboro,North Carolina wrestling event on December 20,1933 after converting a warehouse into a sports arena.Nick Bozinis beat Mike Kilonis in 38 minutes with a rolling wristlock. Jim Hesslyn beat Gus (Knot Head) Pappas in the other match. Mr. Crockett donated a percentage of the gate to the Empty Stocking fund. *Note: Ramon Atkins was listed as the local Greensboro promoter for the matches held on December 13,1933. Mr. Atkins,a former golf professional, had been the Greensboro promoter since November 1,1933. George Cazana had been the Greensboro promoter prior to Ramon Atkins taking over.