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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (01.26.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
January 26, 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Mr. Wrestling II (1/12/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff (12/7/1979)
NWA National Television Champion: Austin Idol (1/12/1980)

TIME FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. That’s right. While this show is incomplete and jumps around, it’s available here on YouTube for all of us to enjoy and there’s enough action here to warrant a watch.

As we click play on the video, the intro to the show tells us who we will see on the program while simultaneously showing us clips of wrestling action that may or may not have to do with who the voiceover is describing.

Your host is Gordon Solie. He tells us we will be seeing a “special feature” on Dusty Rhodes concerning the day his dream was realized and he won the NWA world title. That was back in August. Harley Race has done won the title back from Dusty, lost it, and won it back again. I know news traveled slower back then, but not *that* slow. Read the rest of this entry

Memphis Wrestling: (11.11.78)


Memphis Wrestling
November 11, 1978
Memphis, TN
WMC-TV Studios

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Don Fargo (11/6/1978)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee (11/6/1978)

SIDEBAR: I’m not going to pretend I am an expert on Memphis wrestling. I’ve watched random matches of the territory, but my insight on these shows will be coming from new eyes unlike the WWF and WCW programming that I grew up watching as a kid in North Carolina. I have watched the Memphis Heat documentary and I want to let you know that my knowledge is pretty much limited to that documentary, so you may want to look elsewhere if you are searching for recaps with a whole lot of foresight and hindsight into the booking and direction of the promotion. However, I will be posting the episodes I watch and recap from YouTube, so if you are like me and you want to get into Memphis ‘rasslin, then this just might be the way you will want to begin.

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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