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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2009 06:11 am
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So now that Mid-Atlantic is running on WWE 24/7, I'm trying to figure out the title hierarchy.

Clearly the Mid-Atlantic championship seems to be positioned as the top belt (under the NWA world title of course), but it would seem the US title - complete with the always awesome US-shaped title belt - is positioned as an equal. Maybe it's because I'm used to seeing the Mid-Atlantic belt as a jobber title on the WTBS show, but I can't see that being the main title in any territory.

Then on top of that, Ivan Koloff did a promo as the Mid-Atlantic TV champion. How many belts did this place have? Was the roster that deep to warrant 3 singles belts and the tag titles?




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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2009 06:43 am
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sek69 wrote: So now that Mid-Atlantic is running on WWE 24/7, I'm trying to figure out the title hierarchy.

Clearly the Mid-Atlantic championship seems to be positioned as the top belt (under the NWA world title of course), but it would seem the US title - complete with the always awesome US-shaped title belt - is positioned as an equal. Maybe it's because I'm used to seeing the Mid-Atlantic belt as a jobber title on the WTBS show, but I can't see that being the main title in any territory.

Then on top of that, Ivan Koloff did a promo as the Mid-Atlantic TV champion. How many belts did this place have? Was the roster that deep to warrant 3 singles belts and the tag titles?



What year is this?  Mid-Atlantic was extremely deep and one of the best territories in the world for a number of years.  It wasn't until the mid-'80s when the NWA was basically just Mid-Atlantic and Georgia that the Mid-Atlantic champion jobbed on TBS every week.  Could've been worse.  Could've been NWA World Jr. champion Denny Brown who got squashed in literally 2 minutes every week.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2009 06:56 am
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They started airing shows from November 1981. It just strikes me as odd because of the nature of the territories of the time I don't recall any other NWA group having more than 2 singles titles and a tag title.



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sek69 wrote: They started airing shows from November 1981. It just strikes me as odd because of the nature of the territories of the time I don't recall any other NWA group having more than 2 singles titles and a tag title.

Mid-Atlantic was awesome in '81.  Tons of talent.



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I always looked at it this way growing up watching and attending the JCP shows in Toronto.

US belt was on top

Mid Atlantic belt was second

TV title was third

 

For tag titles it was World on top, then Mid Atlantic tag titles. I always found the Mid Atlantic tag titles for guys who were either over the hill or younger lower to mid card workers.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2009 12:42 pm
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http://midatlantictelevision.blogspot.com/2009/02/time-lag-on-local-promos.html

To me Mid-Atlantic wasnt really Mid-Atlantic after 84, then it changed quite a bit.

here is a nice synopsis of the MA Champs,

http://www.midatlanticgateway.com/Almanac/mid_a_history/mid_a_title_history/mid-a_title_history.htm

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sek69 wrote: They started airing shows from November 1981. It just strikes me as odd because of the nature of the territories of the time I don't recall any other NWA group having more than 2 singles titles and a tag title.

Florida had more than 2.  The big two were the Southern and Florida titles, but they also had a TV title and the Bahamas title. The tag title situation was confusing because they would flip-flop between the U.S. and Florida belts. And then there was the Global tag title.

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US Title ws always portrayed as the top challenger to the NWA Champion thus the top title. Mid Atlantic was a very heavy second. TV was a distant third but still has a very impressive list of titleholders. Flair, Steamboat, Jones, Von Raschke, Piper, Koloff all among former TV champions.

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