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|Posted: Fri Nov 9th, 2007 04:05 am||
Hammer to Fall
I didn't say the theory had no merit.
In fact, I tend to believe it does with Gainesville as Gainesville had never been a regular stop and had a brand new arena. Gainesville probably needed all the attendance boost it could get.
I certainly don't have as much insight into the business as Weldon Johnson, but I think I have a decent feel for the Augusta area.
Augusta was perhaps the number two town in the territory before GCW had a working relationship with Fred Ward (and probably #3 - behind Columbus - after). Unlike other Georgia Championship Wrestling towns, Augusta had the high quality cards. They even had their own TV broadcast in the 1950s.
I just find it a little peculiar that neither an ad nor results appeared in the Augusta Chronicle.
Of course, that could be indicative of the promotion as once upon a time, you had an ad and/or results every week in that paper. Starting in the 1980s, the advertising gradually became worse. The Chronicle has always seemingly been a wrestling-friendly paper. Even WCW received good promotion.
Last edited on Fri Nov 9th, 2007 04:09 am by Hammer to Fall
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