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 Posted: Sun Oct 30th, 2011 04:18 am
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dbaker3179 wrote: What makes this interesting Larry is that Dory Funk was NOT in Sumter that evening; he was in Charlotte at the Television Taping:

1/5/83 Charlotte, NC(TV)

Mike Rotundo beat Ken Timbs
Jerry Brisco, Bob Orton, Jr. & Dick Slater beat Larry Lane, Dory Funk, Jr. & Greg Valentine by DQ

So, someone replaced him in Sumter...

That is what I've seen before.  And it was discussed that if he was in Charlotte for that TV taping, could he have done that match early and still made the drive to Sumter for the evening match?  It's about a 90 minute drive from Charlotte to Sumter.  If Dory's match was taped around 6:00 pm, he could have made it to Sumter for the main event later on.  Not saying that is what happened, but maybe possible?  Not likely I know because making that trip from Charlotte to Sumter for a mid week show doesn't sound like a high priority for someone of Dory's stature.

I don't recall who was in Sumter that night, but I'm fairly sure it wasn't Brody.  This is one wrestling mystery that I'd love to know the answer to!

Last edited on Tue Nov 1st, 2011 12:01 am by LarrySC