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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (06.14.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
June 14, 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: Baron Von Raschke (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Ole & Lars Anderson (6/8/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kevin Sullivan (6/8/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Tommy Rich (2/23/1980)

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

Your host is Gordon Solie. He and Freddie Miller explain that Kevin Sullivan won the round-robin tournament last Sunday night in the Omni to become the first Georgia Jr. Heavyweight champion while Ole and Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff to become the Georgia tag team champions to which Miller comments was a great moment for America. As Solie mentions the new Georgia heavyweight champion Baron Von Raschke, he shows up and explains that Idol is just a weakling who couldn’t hang. Raschke feels that Georgia finally has a “true champion”.  Read the rest of this entry

Memphis Wrestling (11.08.80)

Memphis Wrestling
November 8, 1980
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio
(first aired 11/1/80)

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
CWA World Champion: Billy Robinson (10/27/1980)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Tommy Rich (9/29/1980)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Larry Latham & Dr. Bill Irwin (10/27/1980)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling: (09.27.80)

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Memphis Wrestling
September 27, 1980
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
CWA World Champion: Billy Robinson (8/11/1980)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Jimmy Valiant (9/9/1980)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: The Angel & Sonny King (9/15/1980)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling: (09.20.80)

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Memphis Wrestling
September 20, 1980
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio
(first aired on 9/13/80)

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Verne Gagne (7/18/1980)
CWA World Champion: Billy Robinson (8/11/1980)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Jimmy Valiant (9/9/1980)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Tommy & Eddie Gilbert (8/25/1980)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling: (09.13.80)

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Memphis Wrestling
September 13, 1980
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio
(first aired on 9/6/80)

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
CWA World Champion: Billy Robinson (8/11/1980)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Tommy Rich (9/1/1980)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Tommy & Eddie Gilbert (8/25/1980)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling: (09.06.80)

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Memphis Wrestling
September 6, 1980
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio
(first aired 8/30/80)

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Verne Gagne (7/18/1980)
CWA World Champion: Billy Robinson (8/11/1980)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Jimmy Valiant (8/25/1980)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Tommy & Eddie Gilbert (8/25/1980)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling (09.01.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
September 1, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Bill Dundee (8/27/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Larry Latham & Wayne Farris (6/15/1979)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling (07.21.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
July 21, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Ron Bass (7/2/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Larry Latham & Wayne Farris (6/15/1979)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
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Memphis Wrestling: (07.07.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
July 7, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Ron Bass (7/2/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Larry Latham & Wayne Farris (6/15/1979)

We continue our journey through Memphis! Partial episode here this week.
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Memphis Wrestling: (06.30.79)

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Memphis Wrestling
June 30, 1979
Memphis, TN
WMC-5 TV Studio

The current Memphis wrestling champions are as follows:
AWA World Champion: Nick Bockwinkel (11/8/1975)
AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion: Vacant (6/1979)
AWA Southern Tag Team Champions: Larry Latham & Wayne Farris (6/15/1979)

Your hosts are Lance Russell and Dave Brown.


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