October 5, 1979
Knoxville, TN newspaper article
A temporary restraining order has been issued against All-Star Championship Wrestling, Inc and four individuals after a rival promoter filed suit claiming the defendants are attempting to run him out of business.
Ron Welch, who wrestles under the name of Ron Fuller, and NWA Southeastern Wrestling, Inc. filed the suit in Chancery Court here, claiming rivals to his company had behaved “in a disorderly and obnoxious manner” at NWA Southeastern matches.
Individuals named in the suit were Ronnie Garvin, Bob Orton, Jr., Bob Roop and Ron Wright.
Welch said the defendants also had made defamatory statements about him and Southeastern Wrestling and had improperly used the trade name “Southeastern” in their wrestling activities. He asked damages not to exceed $2.5 million.
Chancellor Len Broughton set a hearing on the restraining order for October 18.