Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Penny Banner Honored

Wendi Weaver and Danny Hodge at the 2014 Gulf Coast Wrestler's Reunion in Mobile AL.
Wendi's late mother Penny Banner and Danny were honored at the event.
Photo by Peggy Lathan

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gulf Coast Wrestler's Reunion Honors Johnny Weaver

Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion Posthumous Legend Award

The members of the Gulf Coast Wrestler's Reunion in Mobile, Alabama, awarded their Posthumous Legend Award to Johnny Weaver on March 7, 2014. Johnny's daughter Wendi was their to accept the honor for her father. The group also recognized Wendi's mother, the late Penny Banner. (Photos by Peggy Lathan.)

Wendi Weaver accepts the award in honor of her father.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Hard Night's Work

Longtime Mid-Atlantic Wrestling fan and current WWE referee (and the best currently in the business) Charles Robinson sent us this photo he took back in 1978 of Johnny Weaver after a bloody battle with Baron Von Raschke for the NWA Television Championship.

Also in the photo legendary NWA referee Tommy Young (with the NWA TV title belt). On the right looks like Ted Oates, and not sure on the left. Can you help us positively identify the wrestlers in this photo who came to Johnny's aide?

Johnny won the TV title on 3/5/78 from Baron Von Raschke in Charlotte. He lost it back to the Baron a month later, 4/3/78, in Greenville, SC.

Johnny Weaver shows the battle scars of a tough fight over his TV title. (Photo by Charles Robinson.)