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 Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2007 01:12 am
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Hammer to Fall

Joined: Wed Nov 7th, 2007
Location: Near An Enigma
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Rsapochak wrote:
One of the things that were allegedly being done here was to prove the title could change "anywhere" including small towns like Gainesville and Augusta and not just major arenas, with the hope it would increase attendance everywhere when the World Champ comes to town. In theory, I like the idea.

Augusta is significantly bigger than Gainesville. The Bell Auditorium could have squeezed in 10,000. The Georgia Mountains Center holds around 2,500. Augusta has a pretty deep history.

It could be possible that they were trying to boost Gainesville as the Georgia Mountains Center was a new arena in 1981. I'm not sure how often they were there in the 1980s, but they certainly didn't visit often in previous years.

I'm not sure if an attendance boost was their foremost goal for Augusta. A few years ago, I looked up pretty much the whole wrestling history of the city via the Augusta Chronicle. This particular card was neither advertised nor had results printed. The next week's card was advertised.

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