Category Archives: NWA

NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling: Fall 1980 (Vol. 2)

NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling
Fall 1980
Dothan, AL
WTVY-4 TV Studio

Earlier in the year, we saw some footage from the East Tennessee area (or the Northern Division) of Southeastern Championship Wrestling, but now we will be looking at some footage from the Gulf Coast area which consisted of major towns such as Pensacola in the panhandle of Florida and cities in Alabama such as Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham. From what I understand, the Northern Division area (Knoxville and the Tri-Cities of East Tennessee) were sold to Georgia Championship Wrestling as early as June meaning SECW was no longer running regular shows in that area. However, by the fall of 1980 Knoxville saw Jim Crockett Promotions running shows there due to a co-ownership between Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan. Anyways, let’s get to some Southeastern Championship Wrestling.

THIS IS VOLUME TWO! Enjoy.

Your host is Charlie Platt.
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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling: Fall 1980 (Vol. 1)

NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling
Fall 1980
Dothan, AL
WTVY-4 TV Studio

Earlier in the year, we saw some footage from the East Tennessee area (or the Northern Division) of Southeastern Championship Wrestling, but now we will be looking at some footage from the Gulf Coast area which consisted of major towns such as Pensacola in the panhandle of Florida and cities in Alabama such as Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham. From what I understand, the Northern Division area (Knoxville and the Tri-Cities of East Tennessee) were sold to Georgia Championship Wrestling as early as June meaning SECW was no longer running regular shows in that area. However, by the fall of 1980 Knoxville saw Jim Crockett Promotions running shows there due to a co-ownership between Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan. Anyways, let’s get to some Southeastern Championship Wrestling.

Here is the first episode on my compilation tape. (VIDEO INCLUDED)

Your host is Charlie Platt.
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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling (Knoxville): (03.29.80)

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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling
March 29, 1980
Knoxville, TN
WBIR-10 TV Studio

The current SECW champions are as follows:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion: Killer Karl Kox (3/16/1980)
NWA Southeastern Tag Team Champions: The Manchurians (3/2/1980)
NWA Southeastern TV Champion: Troy T. Tyler (3/22/1980)

Your hosts are Les Thatcher and Allen Williams.
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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling (Knoxville): (03.22.80)

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NWA: Southeastern Championship Wrestling
March 22, 1980
Knoxville, TN
WBIR-10 TV Studio

The current SECW champions are as follows:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion: Killer Karl Kox (3/16/1980)
NWA Southeastern Tag Team Champions: The Manchurians (3/2/1980)
NWA Southeastern TV Champion: Dutch Mantell (3/15/1980)
NWA U.S. Junior Heavyweight Champion: Tony Charles (6/22/1979)

Your host is Les Thatcher. Read the rest of this entry

GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta (10.23.83)

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GCW: The Last Battle of Atlanta
October 23, 1983
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

One of the most sought after matches in wrestling history that had never been released to the public – until earlier this week by the WWE Network. This is a match without commentary and all we have are hard camera shots with the occasional zoom in and out on the action. I WILL ADMIT – I know very little about the Tommy Rich versus Buzz Sawyer feud in 1982-83 Georgia Championship Wrestling. I know it was a very bloody feud that lasted a year and a half, but I do not have much knowledge as to the why’s of the feud and the angles that made it so memorable for so many people. I do have footage of that era of GCW and will be recapping that at some point in the future.

With all of that said, I would like to do a recap of the Last Battle of Atlanta match and some of the extras that go along with it to maybe help me understand this feud a little better.
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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC ONE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc One
Released: November 14, 2006

So originally tonight, I was planning to do the recap for part one of the Ultima Lucha show for Lucha Underground, but the passing of Roddy Piper means a whole lot more to me personally as I am a huge Piper fan. Never the greatest in-ring guy, but my goodness he was money on the microphone. Not only was he an amazing heel who knew exactly how to get heat, but he was a fantastic babyface who might be the greatest at the small stuff like always paying respect to his fans. No matter how big wrestling got, he always managed to treat the live audience like every positive response he received really meant something to him. That always stuck with me. But to keep this short, I will say that I believe he was such a well-rounded talent, just as likeable as he was able to make you hate him, and must-see TV when he was around. Read the rest of this entry

Houston Wrestling from the Sam Houston Coliseum (01.07.79)

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Houston Wrestling
January 7, 1979
Houston, TX
Sam Houston Coliseum

At the risk of sounding completely hackneyed and just embracing my ignorance of Houston wrestling instead of trying to make you think that I know something about this promotion when I don’t, here is an excerpt from KayfabeMemories.com to give you a little insight: Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Worldwide Wrestling (09.18.82)

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NWA: Worldwide Wrestling
September 18, 1982
Charlotte, NC
WPCQ Studios
(taped on 9/15/82)

The current MACW champs were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (9/17/1981)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Wahoo McDaniel (8/22/1982)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (9/1/1982)
NWA Television Champion: Jimmy Valiant (6/6/1982)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion: Paul Jones (9/1/1982)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood (8/22/1982)

Your hosts are David Crockett and Johnny Weaver.
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NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (08.04.84)

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NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
August 4, 1984
(taped on 8/1/84)

The current MACW champs were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (5/24/1984)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Vacant (7/1/1984)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle (5/8/1984)
NWA Television Champion: Tully Blanchard (3/31/1984)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion: Angelo Mosca Jr. (6/29/1984)

Your host is Bob Caudle.
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NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (07.16.83)

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NWA: Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
July 16, 1983
(taped on 7/13/83)

The current MACW champs were as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (6/10/1983)
NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion: Greg Valentine (4/30/1983)
NWA World Tag Team Champions: Jack & Jerry Brisco (6/18/1983)
NWA Television Champion: Great Kabuki (5/23/1983)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion: Dory Funk Jr. (1/30/1983)
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions: One Man Gang & Kelly Kiniski (5/23/1983)

Your host is Bob Caudle.
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