You are here: Home>Regional Territories>GCW>#11


Search Kayfabe Memories

Regional Territories 4

This section contains monthly articles on over two dozen territories. To relive those wonderful days of old, click here.

Wrestlers 4

Enter this section for bios/profiles of various wrestlers from the regional days. To find more out about your favorite pro wrestler, click here.

Stories 4

This section contains stories from the pros themselves told exclusively to Kayfabe Memories. Want to know more as told from the wrestlers themselves? Click here.

Old School Book Reviews4

Click here to find various book reviews from old school wrestlers. 

KM Links 4
For tons of links to old school related sites, click here.
KM Micro Wrestlers4
What are Micro Wrestlers?  Click here  
to find out.
KM Interviews... 4
Click here to read exclusive interviews with stars from the regional territories.
 

View Old Guestbook

 
 

www.kayfabememories.com is 2004 AtomDesigns. All promotional art, characters, logos and other depictions are their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

All contents save Wrestler Stories are Kayfabe Memories.

Website designed and maintained by  AtomDesigns 2004 . If you experience any problems with this site or have any questions, please contact the Webmaster.

 

 - Gary Lynch

In October of 1977, Georgia Championship Wrestling was on fire.  Georgia Champion Dick Slater and Dusty Rhodes were feuding with Ole and Gene Anderson for The World Tag Team Championship.  Meanwhile Mr. Wrestling 2 was feuding with Pak Song, who had put Mr. Wrestling 2  in the hospital a few months earlier.  These two feuds headlined a big wrestling card at The Omni on October 14th.  On that event, a man by the name of Stan Hansen made his debut at The Omni against Preston Nicholson.  I would have hated to be Preston Nicholson on that night.

Stan Hansen took Georgia by storm.  He quickly formed an alliance with Ole and Gene Anderson to become one of the most hated wrestlers in Georgia.  In December, Hansen defeated Dick Slater for the Georgia Championship.  Hansen had many contenders including Thunderbolt Patterson, Tony Atlas, Bob Armstrong, Mr. Wrestling 2 and Tommy Rich.  His top two contenders were Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater.  He would feud with Slater and Rhodes in single matches and tag team matches with Ole Anderson as his partner.  In January, he lost the title to Mr. Wrestling 2 but quickly regained it in February. 

Stan was keeping a tight hold on the title, turning back all challengers.  Rock Hunter, manager of Abdullah the Butcher, started dropping hints on television that Abdullah deserved a title shot.  This happen for several weeks until it finally erupted on television.  Stan was doing an interview with Gordon Solie, when Hunter came out and interrupted him.  Hansen told Hunter he would talk to him in a few minutes.  Hunter grabbed Hansen's cowboy hat that was sitting on the podium.  Hansen grabbed it back.  Hunter grabbed it again and threw it on the ground. Hansen decked Hunter and Abdullah attacked Hansen.  All the heels came out and broke it up. 

That Friday night at The City Auditorium in Atlanta, Abdullah was schedule to wrestle Rocky Johnson and Stan was defending the Georgia Championship against Dusty Rhodes.  It was announce that Johnson was running late, so Rhodes and Hansen went on first.  During the match, Hunter and Abdullah attacked both men, throwing Rhodes out of the ring.  Hansen was beaten into a bloody mess.  Several babyfaces including an arriving Rocky Johnson came out to make the save.  Later that night, Rocky took on Abdullah.  Hunter interfered and Hansen charge the ring to make the save.  Hansen was an instant babyface and in a few weeks, he ran Abdullah out of town.  More...

If you'd like to discuss the GCW region with other fans, please visit the KM Message Board

KM DVD/VHS Store 4
Click here to purchase DVD or VHS products direct from the official distributors.
KM Replica Masks 4
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.   
KM Store 4
The KM Store now features products featuring the GCW logo as well as some other very cool images.  To see what's new and to purchase T-Shirts, ball caps, mouse pads and more, click here
KM Message Board 4

Want to chat with other fans of regional wrestling? This message board has forums for over two dozen promotions. Click here.

KM Belt Gallery 4

This section contains an extensive title belt gallery... images of heavyweight, tag, U.S. and various regional title belts.  To view it, click here.

Old School Tape Review 4

Reviews of various PPV's, commercial tapes and regional wrestling TV shows are available in this section. To read more, click here.

 

Website designed & maintained by

 

 

Thanks for visiting!