Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WFBC TV Newspaper Ads in 1976

Back in 1976, Jim Crockett Promotions ran ads in the Greenville News for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling which aired every Saturday at 1:00 PM on Greenville station WFBC channel 4 (for the Greenville / Spartanburg / Asheville market.)

These little ads included a different wrestler's photo each week as well as the names of some of the other wrestlers who would be appearing on TV that week.  The ads also included a reminder to see wrestling LIVE each Monday night at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium. 

Ads featured photos of Wahoo McDaniel, Ole Anderson, Paul Jones, Johnny Weaver, Rufus R. Jones, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Masked Superstar, and Tim Woods.

The Vintage TV & Wrestling Nostalgia blog recently posted similar 1976 ads for "Wide World Wrestling" on WGHP channel 8 in the Greensboro / Winston-Salem / High Point market. That post reminded me we had these great clippings from Greenville SC on the mid-Atlantic Gateway. Check out those High Point ads and this great nostalgia blog here.