Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Clipping Confirms Starting Date for WRAL Wrestling Tapings

Researcher-extraordinaire and regualr Mid-Atlantic Gateway contributor Mark Eastridge came across this great clipping in the Rocky Mount, NC, newspaper from February 7, 1959. It further confirms information we included some years ago on our WRAL Studio Wrestling page that the date of the first airing of wrestling from the studios of WRAL was the week prior, 1/31/59.

This article on Saturday 2/7/59 states that "the weekly series started last Saturday" which would have been 1/31/59.

The article also references the separate studio wrestling tapings that took place in Charlotte (at the studios of WBTV-3.)

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