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Jack Brisco biography available now 

Brisco - The Life & Times of National Collegiate and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco Jack Brisco is on the short list in the discussion of the greatest NWA World heavyweight champions ever. He was one of the few men to hold both the World professional championship and the NCAA championship. He lost only one match in his career for Oklahoma State and won the NCAA championship in 1965. This is the book about Jack's battles both on and off the mat. Author Bill Murdock has spent countless hours with Jack, helping Jack write his amazing story about his travels through amateur and professional wrestling. All the big names in wrestling history parade through the book as Jack tells some of the greatest stories never heard. "One of the very best books on pro wrestling I've ever read," said Mike Chapman, executive director of the International Wrestling Institute and Museum, Iowa. Softbound, 286 pages, lots of photos.

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WrestlingClassics.com comes to iN DEMAND PPV!

This Month:

Bullies, Babes, & Brawn 

The biggest and the smallest; the strongest and the smartest; the prettiest and the loudest; the meanest and the maddest all get together for one spectacular Pay Per View - Bullies, Babes, and Brawns in February and March, only on iN DEMAND.

If you like violence, you get to see the Sheik, Dick the Bruiser, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Bruiser Brody, Ox Baker, Crusher, and more. If you like powerhouses, you’ll see the 7-foot-4 Eighth Wonder of the World, Andre the Giant. If you believe in the power of the mind, see Bobby “the Brain” Heenan in an incredible encounter. If you believe that it’s the size of the heart that counts, watch some of the greatest midget wrestlers ever such as Sky Lo Lo and Little Bruiser. And if you like your wrestlers on the distaff side, the women are in action. Hosted by Mean Gene Okerlund.

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HUGE Sale on Mid-Atlantic Collections

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The best of Mid-Atlantic wrestling action available at special prices with free U.S. Shipping. It's Nature Boy Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Number One Paul Jones, Ivan Koloff, Superfly Jimmy Snuka, The Four Horsemen, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Magnum TA, Wahoo McDaniel, Dory Funk Jr., Johnny Valentine, Harley Race, Rock 'N' Roll Express, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff, Blackjack Mulligan, Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin, Ken Patera, and all the great stars from the 70s and 80s. Order now and receive free U.S. delivery. Shipping.Note: International orders will be charged regular shipping charges. 

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The new edition of Pro Wrestling Title Histories is on sale now! 
Much of the information in This Week In Wrestling is researched from Wrestling Title Histories. The 2000 edition is available now. It is the most complete record of over 2,000 professional wrestling titles and titleholders ever published. If you want a complete guide of who the title holders were in your favorite territories, you must own this ultimate reference book. Contains information on titles from the WWF, WCW, ECW, NWA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, all the old territories -- Florida, Mid-Atlantic, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Portland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Atlanta, Calgary, Memphis, Knoxville, Montreal, Puerto Rico, Mid-South, San Antonio and more -- as well as hundreds of independent promotions from across the U.S. (including now-defunct favorites like Smoky Mountain, the UWF, and the USWA). The new edition includes major title changes (WWF, WCW, ECW) right up to the end of 1999. 
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Celebrate the milestones of professional wrestling!

The WrestlingClassics.com Online Store features many of the matches and stars discussed.


This Week In Wrestling is sponsored by Lost Colony Entertainment.


March 7 - March 13

3/7/78 - The Champion Carnival tournament kicks off in Tokyo, with Abdullah the Butcher, Shohei (Giant) Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, Kim Duk, Don Leo Jonathan, Ted DiBiase, Crazy Luke Graham, the Angel (Frank Morrell), and others entered.

3/7/82 - The 5th annual Madison Square Garden League series is in full swing in Japan with Andre the Giant, Antonio Inoki, Killer Khan, Dick Murdoch, the Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie), Tatsumi Fujinami, Tony Atlas, Don Muraco, Riki Choshu, and others competing.

3/7/53 - Gorgeous George defeats Don McIntyre to capture the Georgia version of the NWA Southern heavyweight championship.

3/7/84 - Mark Youngblood pins Dick Slater in the finals of a tournament in Spartanburg, S.C. to win the NWA TV title as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions. The title had been declared vacant after "Charlie Brown from Outta Town" won the belt from Kabuki at the very first Starrcade.

3/7/87 - LazorTron pins Denny Brown to capture the NWA World junior heavyweight title in Atlanta. LazorTron is Hector Guerrero, older brother of former WWF superstar Eddy Guerrero and uncle of Chavo Guerrero Jr.

3/7/94 - More than 8,000 fans attend "Memphis Memories" as legends such as announcer Lance Russell, Sputnik Monroe, Tommy Gilbert, Jerry Jarrett, and the original Heavenly Bodies (Don & Al Greene) are inducted into the Memphis Hall of Fame. In the main event, Jerry "The King" Lawler wins a Four Corners elimination match over Terry Funk, Austin Idol, Tommy Rich, Moondog Spot, Eddie & Doug Gilbert, Koko B. Ware, and his own son Brian Christopher.

3/8/66 - The Missouri Mauler upends Tarzan Tyler in Tampa to take the Florida version of the NWA Southern belt.

3/8/82 - Kerry Von Erich beats Bugsy McGraw to win the American heavyweight crown in Ft. Worth, Texas.

3/9/74 - Ole & Gene Anderson capture the Mid-Atlantic tag team belts, downing Johnny Weaver and Bob Bruggers in Spartanburg, S.C. Bruggers was one of the wrestlers who had his career ended in the 1975 plane crash which injured both Ric Flair and Johnny Valentine.

3/10/94 - Bullet Bob Armstrong destroys the former president of his official fan club, Jim Cornette, in a steel cage match in Marietta, GA. 

Bullet Bob defends the North American heavyweight championship against Buddy Colt in The Legend of Buddy Colt. Considering the tape’s title, the outcome will not be much of a surprise. 

3/11/93 - Sting regains the WCW title in London, England, beating Big Van Vader.

3/11/93 - Dino Bravo, former Canadian heavyweight champion and former co-holder of the NWA and WWF tag titles, is shot to death in his Quebec home, the victim of an apparent mob hit. Bravo, whose real name was Adolpho Brescino, reportedly came out on the wrong end of an illegal cigarette importation deal gone bad.

Bravo is one of the many stars in action in Mid-Atlantic Tape 4.

3/12/73 - Paul Jones defeats Mr. Kleen to take the NWA Southern championship in Orlando, Fla.

WrestlingClassics.com is proud to be the home of Paul Jones’ official Web site.

3/12/83 - Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood down Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle inside a steel cage in Greensboro, N.C., to win the NWA World tag title as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions.  16,000 fans jam-pack a sold-out Coliseum while thousands more watch at adjacent closed-circuit locations. On the "undercard," Ric Flair hangs on to the NWA World title, outlasting former partner and then-U.S. kingpin Greg Valentine.

You can see why Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood are considered one of the best teams ever when they face Paul Jones and Baron Von Raschke in Mid-Atlantic Tape 3.

3/12/87 - The Road Warriors win the NWA International tag belts in Tokyo, beating Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu.

The Road Warriors rage war against Jerry “The King” Lawler & Austin Idol in Memphis Main Events.

3/12/93 - Superfly Jimmy Snuka beats Glen Osborne in the finals of a tournament in Radnor, Penn. (home of TV GUIDE) to capture the ECW television belt.

Superfly Jimmy Snuka teams with Ray Stevens to defend the NWA World tag team championship inside a steel cage against Paul Jones and The Masked Superstar in Mid-Atlantic Tape 1.

Richard O'Sullivan has been following professional wrestling for nearly 27 years and saw many of today's 'legends' like Ric Flair and Randy Savage compete in small high school gyms and recreation centers when they were just starting out. His first foray into serious wrestling journalism pre-dated publications like The Wrestling Observer Newsletter and he has done play-by-play wrestling announcing on the radio. After a brief stint as an independent promoter, Sullivan has settled into a role as a well-paid wrestling historian, who openly laughs in the face of anyone who hasn't heard of Spaceman Frank Hickey. Richard Sullivan is also the creator of Lost Colony Entertainment. 

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