Thursday, October 14, 2010

MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING had 'em all...

Some of the many stars of JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS



Some of the many wrestling cards of JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BRING THE MOSQUITO REPELLENT

August 24, 1959
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
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51 Years Ago

Professional wrestling moves outdoors tonight with a big, five-bout card slated for CHARLOTTE MEMORIAL STADIUM.

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Headling the starlit program presented by promoter JIM CROCKETT is a war for the SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, which gives challengers LARRY 'CRUSHER' HAMILTON and his masked partner, THE GREAT BOLO, another shot at the titleholders, DUKE KEOMUKA and MR. MOTO.

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The two teams have gone at it several times already with all of the matches ending in brawls. Neither team has respect for the rule book. So this time, CROCKETT is adding the NO DISQUALIFICATION and NO TIME LIMIT clauses to the mix, ensuring a definite winner. The tag team championship will be decided by two-out-of-three falls.

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Popular GEORGE BECKER takes on the rugged IKE EAKINS in the co-feature.

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The other top prelim features Indian favorite BILLY TWO RIVERS tackling JACK CURTIS.

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A special girls tag match has JUDY GRABLE and PAT LYDA battling RITA CORTEZ and MARGIE RAMSAY. The first team to record two falls will be the winner.

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The 8:15 opener sends BOB BOYER against newcomer BILLY STRAWN.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

ANOTHER TOP JCP STAR HAS PASSED AWAY...

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He was the father of professional wrestlers AURELIAN, JR. (a.k.a. JAKE "THE SNAKE" ROBERTS), Michael (a.k.a. SAM HOUSTON), and Robin (a.k.a. ROCKIN' ROBIN).

While wrestling in Texas in 1962, SMITH met LUKE BROWN (real name Carl Dennis Campbell, Sr.). The two formed a tag team known as THE KENTUCKIANS, using the hillbilly gimmick.
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The team became one of the top duos in the country, filling arenas everywhere they wrestled, including JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS venues.
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They worked all of the top heel teams on the JCP roster, i.e., BOGNI & LUBICH, HAWK & HANSON, BERNARD & MURPHY, SMITH and KAMEROFF.
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But, without question, their biggest paydays came feuding with the masked team of THE GREAT BOLO and BOLO, later THE ASSASSINS (TOM RENESTO & JODY HAMILTON).
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These four took their rivalry all over the United States, selling out buildings wherever they wrestled.
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THE KENTUCKIANS versus THE BOLOS
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In the late 1960's, SMITH returned to the CROCKETT rings, teaming with MR. WRESTLING (TIM WOODS), again facing the top heel duos in the territory, including an unsuccessful run at the SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, then held by GENE & OLE ANDERSON.
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Our condolences to his family.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

KIMALA'S COMIN'...

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WATCH OUT!
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The Ugandan Giant, KIMALA, is coming to the
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2010 NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend in Charlotte.
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August 5 - 8
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University Hilton Hotel