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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.


Feb. 29 - March 6

3/3/73 - Gerald Brisco upsets Rip Hawk in Winston-Salem, N.C. to capture the Eastern heavyweight championship as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions. Interesting that one of Mr. McMahon's "Stooges" scored what was perhaps the biggest win of his career at that point not far from Vince's hometown of Pinehurst, N.C.

3/3/76 - Dutch Savage downs the future governor of Minnesota, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, to garner the Pacific Northwest heavyweight championship.

3/3/79 - Ron Starr beats Rowdy Roddy Piper to win the vacant NWA United States crown in San Francisco's Cow Palace. The title had been declared vacant after Playboy Buddy Rose was stripped of the title.

3/4/84 - Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood defeat Don Kernodle and Cowboy Bob Orton at the old Charlotte Coliseum (now Independence Arena) to win the JCP version of the NWA World tag title.

3/4/86 - Tully Blanchard pins "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes in Spartanburg, S.C., to capture the NWA National heavyweight championship as recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions. This match airs several days later on SuperStation TBS.

3/4/95 - Stan "The Lariat" Hansen crushes Toshiaki Kawada in Tokyo to take the World Triple Crown for the fourth time of his career.

3/5/59 - Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff defeat Crusher (Reggie Lisowski) and Stan Lisowski in Minneapolis, Minn. to win the NWA World tag team championship.

3/5/60 - Murder Incorporated (Stan "The Big K" Kowalski & Tiny Mills), who are recognized as International tag champs at the time, lay claim to the NWA World tag title. The belts had been vacant since Leo Nomellini (who held the belts with Butch Levy) returned to the San Francisco 49ers at the start of football season. 

3/5/71 - Wahoo McDaniel wins the American heavyweight championship, chopping his way to victory over Professor Toru Tanaka in Houston, Texas.

3/5/85 - Jay and Mark Youngblood down Koko B. Ware and Norvell Austin in Tampa to win the NWA United States tag title as recognized by Championship Wrestling from Florida.  

3/5/94 - Kevin Sullivan and Taz best the Bruise Brothers (Ron & Don Harris) for the ECW tag team championship.

3/6/59 - Angelo Savoldi beats Ivan the Terrible in Oklahoma City, Okla. to win the NWA World junior heavyweight title for the third time. Savoldi would later drop the title to Danny Hodge, starting Hodge’s dominance in the division.

3/6/80 - Billy Robinson and Ken Lucas beat the Assassins in Lexington, Kent, to capture the AWA Southern tag team championship as recognized by Jarrett Promotions.

3/6/81 - Ted DiBiase downs Big John Studd to retain the Missouri state title in St. Louis. On the undercard, James J. Dillon wrestles to a draw with former NWA World champion Pat O'Connor.

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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