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When the nuclear bombs fall, two things will remain. Cockroaches and wrestling in Memphis, Tennessee. A hotbed of mat action since the 1940's, promoters Nick Gulas and Roy Welch ran a wide-reaching circuit that lasted well into the 1970's. 

A long-standing member of the National Wrestling Alliance, the Gulas/Welch Wrestling Enterprises, Inc. (later Gulas Wrestling Enterprises, Inc.) was a successful but notoriously low-paying territory. By the mid-70's, a mutiny arose and wrestlers Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler jumped ship to form a new company, Jarrett Promotions, Inc., to run the Memphis wing of the Gulas circuit. Gulas continued to operate in Nashville for several more years before throwing in the towel in that market as well. 

Running on the strength of a successful live Saturday morning television show, Jarrett Promotions operated well into the late-1980's, under the CWA promotion name.  In 1989, Jarret bought out Texas promoter Fritz Von Erich's WCCW (see the WCCW section), merging the two into what became the USWA (see USWA section). Eventually, Jarrett sold the territory back to the Von Erichs, continuing to run the Memphis end of the USWA until 1995 when he sold it to a Cleveland, Ohio-based group called XL Sports.

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