Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thursday April 28, 1955 in Norfolk, VA

This is the earliest live tv broadcast I have found featuring wrestlers who were part of Jim Crockett's roster at that time. Bailey Goss ,who was the host of Baltimore Wrestling at  the time was brought in to provide commentary for this special national tv hookup. Mr. Moto faced George Curtis in the main event.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

June 27, 1956 in Asheville, NC

Tiny Mills and Jim Austeri defeated Leo and Chick Garibaldi for the Southern Tag Team Trophy on June 27, 1956. The match took place on that Wednesday night in the Asheville City Auditorium. The Garibaldi's had won the trophy at the same venue a week earlier, June 20, 1956 from Kinji Shibuya and Mr. Moto. Tiny Mills and Jim Austeri would later lose the trophy to George Becker and Jack Witzig on September 17, 1956 in Charlotte, NC.

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Carolina Wrestling" on WFBC 4 in Greenville, SC

This is the earliest studio show from Jim Crockett Promotions that I have been able to confirm. The show was titled "Carolina Wrestling" and was hosted by WFBC personality, Claude Freeman. The show was on the WFBC 4 schedule from June 2,1956 until September 8, 1956. There was one live remote broadcast from Textile Hall on Saturday July 14, 1956. As you can see in the article, some of the names of the JCP wrestlers are spelled in correctly.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

May 1, 1954 in Lenoir, NC

Here is something I think is pretty rare. The "Crusher" wrestling for Jim Crockett Promotions.