Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Johnny Weaver And Saturday Afternoons

Memories Of Johnny Weaver And Saturday Afternoons
By Mike Mooneyham
Feb. 24, 2008

"Turn out the lights, the party's over, they say that all good things must end." - Willie Nelson

Whenever I think about Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and Jim Crockett Promotions, my mind invariably takes me back to the days when County Hall was the place to be on Friday nights and the black-and-white Saturday afternoon wrestling show emanated from a small TV studio in Raleigh.

From Charleston to Norfolk and all points in between, it was a territory that thrived on unique characters who could make people believe and have them coming back each week for more. Many of those names from that bygone era are gone now, leaving behind memories that will last a lifetime for those who were lucky enough to be around that special time.

No name was bigger, and no wrestler was more beloved, than Johnny Weaver.. >>

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Originally published in the Charleston Post & Courier.