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.