Friday, January 9, 2009

Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champs with Jay Youngblood

On the Friday night after Thanksgiving, November 27, 1981, Johnny Weaver and Jay Youngblood formed an unlikely duo and upset Chris Markoff and Nikolia Volkoff (managed by Lord Alfred Hayes) to win the Mid-Atlantic tag team championship.

The next morning Johnny and Jay appeared on the TV taping of NWA Championship Wrestling in Knoxville TN hosted by Les Thatcher, who conducted one of his trademark "Personality Profile" segments with Weaver. Youngblood wrestled in a singles match, but Johnny did not wrestle on this show.

The two appeared together on the show in an interview with Thatcher following Youngblood's match. Photos from that interview are included here. Special thanks to Wendi Weaver for providing these photographs from her father's personal collection.

Earlier that same week, Johnny and Jay served as Grand Marshalls at the annual Christmas parade in China Grove NC. A link to an article about that day and a photograph can be found here: Grand Marshalls