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 Posted: Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 04:40 pm
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One Fan Gang wrote: Saturday, August 27, 1988
Charlotte Coliseum- Charlotte, NC

Ric Flair vs Lex Luger
Dusty Rhodes & Sting vs. Ronnie Garvin & Barry Windham
World Tag Team Title: Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson (w/JJ Dillon) vs US Tag Team Title: Midnight Express (w/Jim Cornette)
Russian Chain Match: Al Perez (W/Gary Hart) vs Nikita Koloff
Tower of Doom: The Road Warriors (w/Paul Ellering), Brad Armstrong, Jimmy Garvin & Steve Williams vs. Ivan Koloff (w/Paul Jones), Rick Steiner, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotundo & Russian Assassin
(Precious holds the cage key)
Tim Horner vs The Italian Stallion
Rock N Roll Express vs Rip Morgan & Larry Zbyszko
Cruel Connection #1 vs Chris Champion
Cruel Connection #2 vs Kendall Windham

I'm fairly certain this was the first JCP card held at the new Charlotte Coliseum, the nearly 24,000 seat building that was constructed as the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Despite the large capacity, the building was incredibly constructed with only 12 luxury boxes and no way to add more. This rendered the building obsolete in the long run and required the construction of a new arena downtown. I attended NCAA basketball tourney games at the Coliseum in 2005 and it was basically a rudimentary 1970s arena with an enormous capacity. Its design, even in the late 1980s, should never have been approved. The original Charlotte Coliseum, with its 9,600 capacity, still exists and hosted a UFC Fight Night card earlier this year.

Friday, March 7, 1975
Edon, Ohio

International Wrestling championship:  Tony Marino beat  Killer Brooks (C ) via DQ
Mark Starr & The Great Kabuki beat Al Friend & Tom Weisman
The Great Kabuki beat Al Friend
Mark Starr drew Tom Weisman

Failed to appear: The Mongols

This outlaw promotion ran against The Sheik's Detroit based promotion in 1975. The roster had tired of Sheik's autocratic rule and poor payoffs, so they opened up against him. Some wrestling wars increase business, but this one just divided the existing pie into smaller pieces and played a role in the Detroit promotion's ultimate demise.

Last edited on Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 04:40 pm by tamalie