Sunday, April 24, 2016

The American Dream

National Wrestling Alliance Champion "The Amercian Dream" Dusty Rhodes (1981)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Japanese NWA Wrestling Collage


The Japanese magazines still do an excellent job of remembering the old NWA champs. These are images from a special section of a recent magazine there that looked back at the history of the NWA world title and presented a special interview with Harley Race.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Nice Collection

Justin Zimmerman Photo
Nice photo by my buddy JZ, who is always so great about popping one of my books into his belt photos on Twitter. He has quite the collection.

These are his replicas of the Ten Pounds of Gold, including a rare "red velvet" replica.

Thanks as always, JZ!

Now We Go to School



Thanks for the nice photo of my books, Dave!

The Domed Globe


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Para Ser el Hombre ...


Para ser el hombre, tienes que vencer al hombre! 
(To be the man, you have to beat the man!) 

No hablo espaƱol, but even I could figure this one out.

A great t-shirt featuring a classic early 1980s image of Ric Flair wearing the ten pounds of gold. (Thanks to Scott Bowden for sending us the pic.)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ex-NWA Champs in the WWF

It broke my heart when the NWA champions of my youth (Jack Brisco, Terry Funk, Harley Race) all left for the WWF in the mid-1980s during the early days of the wrestling wars. I was an NWA loyalist!

But in retrospect, I'm glad they did as it gave all of them an additional run in the spotlight they so richly deserved but might not have received in the remaining NWA territories which, with the exception of Jim Crockett Promotions, were all falling by the wayside.

Here are a few "Piper's Pit" segments that featured the Brisco Brothers and Terry Funk, from 1984 and 1985. Fun stuff.








Thursday, December 3, 2015

NWA Champ Dusty Rhodes on the cover of Florida's "Grapevine"

Championship Wrestling from Florida program "The Grapevine"
Dusty Rhodes with the Ten Pounds of Gold
The post first appeared on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway