Sunday, August 31, 2014

Broadcaster Bill Mercer makes appearance at Weaver Cup

Legendary "World Class Championship Wrestling" broadcaster Bill Mercer
at the 2014 Johnny Weaver Cup Tournament
Add legendary World Class Wrestling broadcaster Bill Mercer to the list of great wrestling legends who have made appearances at various Johnny Weaver Cup tournament finals. Mercer made a special appearance at the 2014 finals on August 23rd at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium in Gibsonville, NC.

Mercer was the longtime voice of "World Class Championship Wrestling" that aired out of Dallas, Texas in the 1970s and 1980s. The tape of that show aired in markets all over the United States and in several foreign countries back in the day.

Mercer joins a long list of wrestling greats who have appeared at the tournament including Sandy Scott, Boris Zhukov (aka Jim Nelson), "World Wide Wrestling" broadcaster Rich Landrum, Don Kernodle, Rocky Kernodle, and of course the man himself Johnny Weaver.

Thanks to Randy Hedrick at for providing the photo.

10 Years Burnin' Down The Road

The Johnny Weaver Cup Trophy

A Randy Hedrick shot of the Johnny Weaver Cup trophy from back in 2004, the inaugural year of the tournament. Seemed appropriate to post on the 10th anniversary of the tournament.

Photo by Dick Bourne, Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Johnny Weaver was present to present the trophy at several of the early tournament finals before his death in 2008.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Brad Attitude Wins 10th Anniversary Weaver Cup

2014 Weaver Cup winner Brad Attitude (Randy Hedrick Photo)

Brad Attitude fought his way through months of tournament matches to capture the 2014 Johnny Weaver Cup trophy in Gibsonville, NC. it was the 11th edition of the tournament, its 10th Anniversary.

Brad is seen addressing the crowd at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium, the Weaver Cup trophy just behind him in the ring. Also see in the photo is Mitch Conner, a former Cup winner.

Congratulations to Brad and to everyone at CWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling for their 11th year of the Weaver Cup and for helping keeping the memories of Johnny Weaver alive for a current generation of wrestling fans.

More details and photos to be posted in the future. Thanks to Randy Hedrick at CWF Mid-Atlantic for the photo.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weaver Cup Finals (and Bill Mercer) Aug. 23rd!

The final four for the 11th annual Johnny Weaver Cup tournament have been decided. They are (from info on the CWF website):

(1) 2004 Weaver Cup Champion “DANGEROUS E” COREY EDSEL
(2) 2011 AND 2012 Weaver Cup Tournament Champion ARIK ROYAL
(4) 2008 Weaver Cup Tournament Finalist “THE ARMY OF ONE” MARCELLUS KING
Semi-Final Round Matches THIS Saturday night will pit ATTITUDE VS. KING and EDSEL VS. ROYAL with the winners moving on to the finals later in the night. Who will leave with their name engraved on the Weaver Cup trophy and a guaranteed shot at the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship?

The website is announcing that legendary World Class Wrestling broadcaster Bill Mercer will be at the event this Saturday as well.