Friday, August 4, 2017

Classic Brisco Cover from Japan

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NWA Champion Tommy Rich and Freddie Miller

This rare shot of NWA Champion Tommy "Wildfire" Rich with Freddie Miller was shot during a segment to air on the "Best of Georgia Championship Wrestling Program."

Check out this YouTube video of the interview from which this photograph was taken:

See our earlier post with details about Rich's 5-day reign as champ, and the controversy that remains over the taping and airing of these segments on Georgia television.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rare Photo of Tommy Rich During His 5-Day Reign as NWA Champion

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New NWA World Champion Terry Funk

Great shot of the belt with the globe horribly dented and the paint all missing from either side of the globe. It would be totally repaired with and fixed back up just before Funk lost it to Race in early 1977. You will also notice the white lettering on a black background over the flags. This would be reversed (black letters on white background) on the next version of the belt. You'll also notice the NWA letters on the globe are straight across. On the next version of the belt, they would arched/curved along the bottom of the globe.

See how beautiful the belt would later look, as seen on the night Race beat Funk in Toronto. When the referee presents the belt to Race (at around 9:27 in the video), you'll see it at it's sparkling, shiny best!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Terry Funk with the NWA belt on Macon, Georgia TV

This match takes place on "Macon Championship Wrestling" in 1976. The opponent is Irvin "Rip" Smith. The host at the desk is Gordon Solie. The ring announcer (who would later take over hosting duties on the Macon show) is Jim Carlisle. The referee is Ronnie West.

From a post on the video page: "Smith was an early tag team partner for Ted DiBiase, and I've heard DiBiase credited Smith as the person he credited his power slam after. Smith also used the figure-four as a finisher."