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  World Class Championship Wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World Class Championship Wrestling was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance and was originally known as Big Time Wrestling until 1982, when Adkisson requested the name of his federation to be changed.
WCCW was headquartered in Dallas, Texas and held wrestling events at the famed Sportatorium, located just south of Downtown Dallas, which was also a well-known boxing and wrestling arena as well as the one-time home to the famous Big D Jamboree.
World Class withdrew its membership from the NWA in 1986, shortly after the death of Gino Hernandez, and became known as the World Class Wrestling Association.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Class_Championship_Wrestling   (5528 words)

 Solies' Classic Wrestling Images from WCCW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
World Class Championship Wrestling was a Dallas, Texas based independent promotion (affiliated with the NWA) started by Fritz Von Eric (Jack Addkisson) in 1966 and run by him until the promotion folded in 1989.
Many wrestling fans would maintain that the WCCW, with its wild six-man tag matches and devastaating feuds, was the ECW of its day.
Here are some WCCW stills from my wrestling tapes of the early 1980's to the present along with other vintage photos I have collected.
www.solie.org /wccw.html   (552 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Bill Mercer: Still World Class
Once upon a time, it was easy for wrestling fans to forget -- caught up in the world of make-believe as they were -- that the announcers calling the action only considered pro wrestling a part-time gig; that they were real journalists by day and wrestling was for play.
In the case of veteran World Class announcer Bill Mercer of Dallas, he was front and center on November 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated.
He was THE voice of Dallas wrestling, starting in the '50s, working for Fritz Von Erich's promotion in the '70s, then going along for the ride as it expanded into the internationally-viewed World Class Championship Wrestling program.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2004/11/26/735787.html   (1263 words)

 World Class Championship Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Once again the WCCW office has released a news letter announcing they are happy to welcome Chris Fury and La Brujah to the active roster.
Also the WCCW has announced that the Director of Development position has been vacated and they are looking for a new member to join them.
We feel that WCCW will make a huge impact upon the alliance, and we are very happy that they have accepted our invitation.", with that the WCCW has had a lot of action this week.
www.geocities.com /wccw_2k5/news.htm   (7411 words)

WCCW seemed to be ready to break through to the big time and make a solid run at becoming the top promotion when David Von Erich died on February 10, 1984.
With his three oldest sons as the franchise stars, WCCW was one of the most syndicated shows in the world, until a string of shocking tragedies drove the family and the promotion down a path no one could have imagined.
HEROES OF WORLD CLASS is a story of surviving unspeakable tragedy and a tribute to an unforgettable era.
www.wrestlingclothesline.com /news27.htm   (1346 words)

 Dave's World: Why Dave's World is obsessed with Mexican wrestling
It continued through World Class Championship Wrestling on Channel 25; the national cable wars with the WWF vs. the NWA and all the assorted promotions in the 1980s; ECW in the 1990s; and part two of the cable wars between the WWF and WCW in the 1990s.
And yet, far and away, the best wrestling program in America right now is this one out of Mexico City put on in a foreign language on a station that few cable systems carry and you basically need a dish to receive.
Fans understand that wrestling is not a legitimate athletic competition, but it clicks with the mainstream when viewers can sink their teeth into something that seems real -- like, people knew there was a legit business rivalry between the WWF and WCW, and tuned in every week to see where it would lead.
davedoyle.blogspot.com /2005/08/why-daves-world-is-obsessed-with.html   (887 words)

 gambling terms > wrestling > w
An arm is firmly placed under the arm grasping the leg, and the hips are driven suddenly and roughly toward the opponent, in an attempt to break the grip.
(noun) Simply put, wrestling is a work because it is fake but it tries to lead people to believe that it is real.
the approximate ratio of good wrestling to rest holds in a match or in a wrestler's performance.
www.dictionaryofgambling.com /gambling_terms/wrestling/w   (382 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Heroes of World Class DVD a definite treasure
As expected, and noted by the title, a large portion of the DVD is dedicated to the fall of WCCW and the fall of the Von Erichs as all the brothers, with the exception of Kevin, have passed on.
David was set to take the NWA World title from Ric Flair at the first Parade of Champions on May 6, 1984, but it quickly turned to the David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions and Kerry unseated Flair in front of 43,000-plus fans at a raucous and insane Texas Stadium.
Just to see Kevin, already in a world of hurt for half his life, know that the Sportatorium, having been semi-destroyed by arson, was about to be demolished, almost beaming with pride and at the same time heartbroken, you can't help but feel for him.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/Reviews/2006/06/13/1628867.html   (2030 words)

 WCW - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
World Championship Wrestling's core audience was not interested in the WWF's cartoonish approach, preferring a more athletic style.
In 1987, JCP would enter into agreement to control Championship Wrestling from Florida (though JCP never bought that company), and Universal Wrestling Federation (which covered Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana), and which was not an NWA member.
Sting eventually won the WCW International Championship and lost the belt to then-WCW World Champion Ric Flair in a unification match on June 23, 1994 when the experiment was jettisoned.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=WCW   (5485 words)

 FightOpinion.com - Your Global Connection to the Fight Industry.
Perhaps the most compelling story in the modern history of pro wrestling is the story of the Von Erich family and the Dallas-based World Class Championship Wrestling promotion.
This is the era when pro wrestling changed from the territorial system that had been in place for decades and those changes unfold before you.
Even if you don’t remember the heyday of World Class Wrestling or are very into wrestling history, you will be swept up in the emotion of the story.
www.fightopinion.com /2006/06/18/dvd-review-heroes-of-world-class   (620 words)

 Ultimate Warrior Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Warrior wrestled under the moniker of the Dingo Warrior, a gimmick that would plant the seeds for his evolution to the Ultimate Warrior a few years down the line.
While in the World Class territory Warrior’s initial run was as a heel, managed by Gary Hart and then later Percy Pringle III, but Warrior turned on Pringle and became a face.
His unique character entertained fans at a time when wrestling was at a peak, and his larger life character was able to connect with the fans and become an instant hit.
www.wrestling101.com /101/article/USProfiles/616   (2157 words)

 Pro wrestling news and analysis WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor, 1PW and more - WrestleMag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Additionally the schedule includes a profile DVD on one of the most popular professional wrestling factions of all time, Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen, plus a first ever WWE DVD release on the recent library acquisition of World Class Championship Wrestling, and an in-depth look back at the history of the Ladder Match.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE - News), is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London.
Trademarks: All World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
www.wrestlemag.com /news/index.php?p=3721   (710 words)

 Right Here Pictures - The Story
He launches a new wrestling show out of The Dallas Sportatorium based on the vision of a young filmmaker named Mickey Grant.
With the help of matchmaker and wrestling legend Gary Hart, Von Erich casts his three oldest sons, Kevin, David, and Kerry as the "babyfaces" or heroes of the promotion.
Over the next few years he watches as World Class struggles to keep the show alive while tragedy begins to play an unexpected and recurring role in the story.
www.rightherepictures.com /thestory.htm   (305 words)

 Warned.net - Wrestling Profile of Kerry Von Erich The Texas Tornado.
He wrestled for The World Wrestling Federation, World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the United States Wrestling Federation (USWA).
Kerry von Erich won the World Class Tag Team titles 4 times, 3 with his brother Kevin, and once with Jeff Jarrett.
In 1992 Kerry von Erichwas released by the World Wrestling Federation.
www.warned.net /KerryVonErich.html   (950 words)

 Heroes of World Class DVD - Highspots.com
Whats really sad is unless you are a long time fan, with the sportatorium being gone and most of the wccw roster being retired or passing away, its almost like wccw was never there and this is a great way for more recent fans to see a real piece of pro wrestling history.
I remember watching world class as a kid, and no wrestling promotion had you more excited to tune into next week.
For the average wrestling fan today, the wrestling industry is or was consisted of the WWE, WCW, ECW, and TNA.
www.highspots.com /product.asp?id=14894   (907 words)

 World Class Championship Wrestling - History of Wrestling. Quiz
World Class Championship Wrestling - History of Wrestling.
If you were a wrestling fan in the 1980's, you probably watched the Dallas based World Class Championship Wrestling at one time or another.
Here's a quiz about the days when there was more wrestling, less soap opera, and everyone pretended it was real.
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?id=129040   (99 words)

 World Class Championship Wrestling
A longtime mecca for pro wrestling, the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is best known as the home base of Southwest Sports, Inc., the promotion owned and operated by longtime National Wrestling Alliance member Jack Adkisson (known in the ring as "Fritz Von Erich").
After using the brand name "Big Time Wrestling" for some fifteen years, Adkisson made the terms "World Class Championship Wrestling" and "World Class Wrestling Wrestling Association" (used interchangeably during the same period) famous around the world in the early 1980's.
By 1986, the entire wrestling world was in a state of anarchy.
www.kayfabememories.com /Regions/wccw/wccw.htm   (472 words)

 Grey Dog Software- DOTT: World Class: What should have been!
One that will show everyone why World Class is the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be.
World Class has a lot to accomplish but if anyone can do it its World Class.
World Class is in talks with the NJPW and Stampede about using there talent and vice versa.
www.greydogsoftware.com /dynasty.php?id=8723   (290 words)

 G.L.O.R.Y. Wrestling: G.L.O.R.Y. Photographer's Gallery
I grew up during the 70's and 80's watching Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Florida, and Georgia Championship Wrestling, and after the wonder of cable TV; World Class Championship Wrestling.
Also, in perhaps what was the pinnacle of all moments in professional wrestling, I watched Jimmy Snuka "Superfly" Don Muraco off the top of the steel cage in Madison Square Garden, by the grace of USA and MSG networks.
An avid visitor to the GLORY website, I learned that a job I was doing was in the area of South Coast Championship Wrestling, home of Ariel, in Rhode Island.
www.glorywrestling.com /Photographers/HaroldKosteck/HK.asp   (758 words)

 World Class Championship Wrestling quiz -- free game
What was the name of the song Michael Hayes recorded while in World Class, using it as his ring entrance music?
When World Class broke away from the National Wrestling Alliance and became the World Class Championship Wrestling Association in 1986, who was their first World Champion?
Briefly in the 80's, a wrestler appeared using the name Lance Von Erich and was billed as a cousin to the Von Erich brothers.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=129040   (236 words)

 About ICW's King Kong Bundy
November 13, 2004--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Vic D Vine..
November 20, 2004--Powerhouse Wrestling: King Kong Bundy and Maniac Maverick b Shalwin and Timothy Lyle and Magnum Conroy..
April 30, 2005--Northeast Wrestling: Jerry Lawler defeated King Kong Bundy with Mick Foley as referee..
www.icwrestling.com /bundy.htm   (1449 words)

 The World Wrestling Alliance
The World Wrestling Alliance was based out of Springdale, Arkansas, and ran by Ron Fortune, AKA The Original Dr. X.
The Reaper didn't wrestle in the Battle Royal because he had his nose broken in the ring two weeks before they came to town on March 27th.
I didn't know that it would cause any confusion, but The Jackal and The Rock that wrestle in The World Wrestling Alliance are NOT the WWF Superstars of the same name.
www.cpol.net /tonyd/wwa.htm   (1310 words)

 Right Here Pictures - Press
The following press release was issued today regarding the "Heroes Of World Class" documentary, which will finally be released on DVD on June 15th.
HEROES OF WORLD CLASS: THE STORY OF THE VON ERICHS AND THE RISE AND FALL OF WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING is the story of filmmaker Brian Harrison's childhood heroes: The Von Erich Brothers.
It also features Akbar noting that he can think of 18 "young men" who were involved with World Class who have passed on, with mentions of Bruiser Brody, David Von Erich, Chris Adams, and Gino Hernandez' deaths.
www.rightherepictures.com /press.htm   (381 words)

 Gary Hart Interview - Talks about 'WCCW' library, Von Erich's, and more
He is very glad that someone did purchase the tapes, especially because they have to be stored in the proper fashion & with the proper care -- the WWE has those financial resources, and is physically able to use their wealth to transfer the tapes to DVD, which is an expensive process.
Von Erich "could not see what myself & Mickey Grant wanted to turn World Class into." Gary ran the day-to-day operations of the company, while Fritz was also into the real estate & cattle business, along with his duties as head of WCCW.
He was a very selfish & overrated guy." Hart does credit one-half of the current World Tag Team Champions, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, & Terry Funk for keeping the eyes of the wrestling world on the NWA at that time, and also helping to further the Sting/Muta feud.
www.wrestleview.com /news2006/1163366440.shtml   (1157 words)

 Indyvelopments- 1 to 20
In Today's edition of Indyvelopments is match results from Mid-American Wrestling, information on the MAW Hardcore Cup, Match Results from IWA Mid-South's April Blood Showers 2001, French Lake Wrestling Association Results from April 5, 2001 and All-Star Championship Wrestling Results as well.
The Mid-American Wrestling website is updated with pictures of the shows of April 7th and the Hardcore Cup shows on April 20th and 21st.
The National Wrestling Alliance Forum is back on their website and I have some match results and news from Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling/NWA Pacific Northwest, featuring the subject of my most recent interview, Juggernaut and several other ECCW stars, and Christopher Daniels and Nova will be appearing in ECCW this month.
www.cpol.net /tonyd/indyarchive01.htm   (1876 words)

 WWE: Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Batista conquered King Booker at Survivor Series, beating him for the World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE Champion John Cena and ECW Extremist Lashley survived their Survivor Series Elimination Match against Team Big Show, but it took both men to topple the mighty giant.
All World Wrestling Entertainment programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
www.wcw.com   (338 words)

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