Sunday, October 26, 2008

Championship Wrestling

Championship Wrestling was taped in the studios of WGHP channel 8 in High Point, NC each week between February 1964 and July 1974. The show was hosted by Charlie Harville. After each match, Charlie would interview the winners at ringside about their matches coming up in Lexington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and other smaller towns in the viewing area. This was a hugely popular show throughout it's run. It was certainly one of my favorites. The ad you see above is from Friday September 8, 1967. In an unusual move, the show aired on Friday at 6:00 p.m. during the 1967-68 TV season. The show returned to Saturday in the spring of 1968. The men in the photo are Chief Little Eagle, one of the masked Infernos and referee Walter Buckner.

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