Narrated by Jim Ross this outstanding documentary is about Jim Crockett Promotions Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling territory. Told by the wrestlers and the fans that participated and went to the matches we hear stories about Ole Anderson getting stabbed, my all-time favorite match the Magnum TA/Tully Blanchard “I Quit” Steel Cage match, wrestling broadcast on the local TV stations, tag team wrestling, the Midnight Express, the IWA rivalry of the late 70’s, the infamous plane crash of October 4, 1975, Johnny Valentine and so much more.
Interviewed for the documentary is James E Cornette, Ole, Lars, & Brad Anderson, Tommy Young, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, Magnum TA, Paul “Mr. Wonderful’ Orndorff, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, The Rock n’ Roll Express, The Midnight Express, David Isley, J Dillon, The Assassin, Mr. Wrestling II, Bob Caudle, Rich Landrum, Bobby Fulton, “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas, George South, Tommy Angel, Les Thatcher, Paul Jones, Kevin Sullivan, Ivan Koloff, Rocky Johnson, Ken Patera, Gerald Brisco, Tiger Conway Jr., Kendall Windam, and so many more. I was surprised that none of the Crockett’s were interviewed.
Sprinkled through-out is classic match and promo footage. Also footage from NWA Legends Fanfest which took place annually in Charlotte, NC promoted by Greg Price. I myself was lucky to attend one of these fantastic weekends in 2009. Even though I grew up in Maine my favorite wrestling to watch was Mid-Atlantic Wrestling especially 1982 – 1988 with the prime of the Four Horsemen.
Legends Fanfest in 2009 is not only my favorite wrestling event I have ever been too, it’s pretty much the greatest weekend of my life. I’ve written about it here NWA Legends Fanfest 2009.
I have attended other wrestling conventions and nothing has compared to this weekend. I sat next to and had dinner with Baby Doll, the Perfect 10, she fed me cake!
My only complaint about this documentary is that it is not nearly long enough at just under 74 minutes long. I’m hoping there is some bonus footage out there somewhere that I can get my hands on.
To get your own copy go to http://www.midatlanticmemories.com/index.htm
To learn about the next NWA Legends Fanfest go to http://www.nwalegends.com/
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