Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tribute to Promoter Paul Winkhaus

Promoter Paul Winkhaus was associated with Jim Crockett Promotions from the early 1960's until shortly before his death in 1974. His primary towns were Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. The first two images appeared in the February 25, 1968 edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times.

February 25, 1967 on WBTV 3 Charlotte, NC

This show was taped in the WBTV channel 3 studio in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday night February 22, 1967. Big Bill Ward was the host and George Harben was the ring announcer. Amazing Zuma wrestled the Mummy in a match not listed in this newspaper ad.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

July 12, 1957 in Richmond, VA - Virginia State Tag Team Championship

Richmond promoter Bill Lewis came up with a Virginia State Tag Team Trophy in 1957. The teams of George Becker and Dick Steinborn against George and Sandy Scott were tapped to face each other with the winning team to be the first champions. George Becker and Dick Steinborn won the match and the trophy.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

May 23, 1973 in Raleigh, NC

I have always remembered seeing this match on the WGHP 8 High Point, NC show. I believe the reason for that is the tape of this match aired on that show the following week building to Greensboro matches between the two teams, This confirms that Jerry Brisco and Thunderbolt Patterson won the the Atlantic Coast Tag Team belts from Gene and Ole Anderson on Wednesday night May 23, 1973 at WRAL channel 5 in Raleigh, NC. I saw the Anderson brothers win the belts back from Jerry Brisco and Thunderbolt Patterson in Greensboro, NC on Thursday night July 5, 1973.