Monday, November 21, 2016

Jim Crockett's top "Villain" teams in 1967

       1967 was a banner year for Jim Crockett Promotions. The Infernos and their manager, J. C. Dykes, arrived on the scene during February. Gene and Lars Anderson returned to the territory in the spring after a successful tour of the state of Georgia. The Oriental duo of  P.Y. Chung and Haru Sasaki came in with their dreaded "stomach claw". The team of Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson along  with Bronko Lubich and Aldo Bogni with their manager Homer O'Dell continued to wreak havoc for the fourth year in a row. 1967 would be the last year that Mr. O'Dell would manage Lubich and Bogni.

       The biggest surprise of the year for me was the team of the Missouri Mauler and Pampero Firpo. They were brutal and tough as nails.

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's 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.