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NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (12.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
December 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 12/6/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
NWA National Heavyweight Champion: Jack Brisco (10/??/1980)
NWA National Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (11/27/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Kevin Sullivan (11/29/1980)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Tony Atlas (10/24/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: Vacant (11/14/1980)

We start off the month of December with Gordon Solie talking with Mr. Wrestling #2 who has decided to come back out of retirement and says he’ll put up his own $5,000 to get his hands on Mr. Saito. Read the rest of this entry

NWA: Georgia Championship Wrestling (11.80)

Georgia Championship Wrestling
November 1980
Atlanta, GA
WTBS-17 Studios

The current GCW champs are as follows on 11/1/80:
NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
NWA National Heavyweight Champion: Jack Brisco (10/??/1980)
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion: Tony Atlas (10/24/1980)
NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (10/10/1980)
NWA Georgia Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Stan Lane (9/3/1980)
NWA National Television Champion: Terry Funk (10/12/1980)

Gordon Solie tells us that the Fabulous Freebirds will be taking on Kevin Sullivan and Austin Idol on today’s program. That sounds pretty EPIC. The Freebirds come by to talk to Solie and Hayes tells him that they aren’t wrestling those two losers. Read the rest of this entry

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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