Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WGHP March 1,1969

These two ads appeared in the High Point Enterprise. Charlie Harville is interviewing George Becker at ringside in the ad on the right.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

International Wrestling Association

Remember IWA Wrestling on WXII channel 12 in Winston-Salem, NC? This clipping comes from the personal collection of wrestler/referee Mike Wray. The matches previewed in this article took place in Mount Airy, NC on Sept.24,1975.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wrestling & Coca-Cola

This ticket was issued in the sixties by Coca-Cola. The wrestlers who autograhed it were Penny Banner, George Becker, Billy Two-Rivers, Tiny Anderson, Big Boy Brown and Brenda Scott.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fred Kirby comes to Town

I grew up watching Fred Kirby on WBTV channel 3 out of Charlotte, NC. This ad is for a show he did in my little hometown of Mount Airy, NC in 1958. The Earle Theatre became the Cinema Theatre in the sixties. It has been restored and is now operated by the Surry Arts Council. Even the marquee has been restored to it's original glory. I go there from time to time to see a movie for $3 bucks. I can still buy a box of popcorn there just like the ones I bought as a kid. It is the best around. Going there brings back some of the best memories I have from my childhood.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Championship Wrestling 1969

In 1969 my two brothers and I along with our Dad and Uncle would gather around the TV on Saturday evenings at 6:30 to watch Charlie Harville host Championship Wrestling. This show featured all of the best wrestlers who worked for Jim Crockett Promotions.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dialing For Dollars

Dick Bennick presenting a check to a prize winner in this ad from November 1968. The Dialing for Dollars Movie aired Monday through Friday on WGHP channel 8 in High Point,NC.