Mid-Atlantic Heritage Champion
The Masked Superstar
Greg Valentine vs.
Photos by Blake Arledge &
2007 Carolina Wrestling Classic Promotion on the
Including all promo
graphics, radio ad, and Heritage title video promo.
A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE AGES
Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship pays tribute to the promoters,
wrestlers, broadcasters, and fans in the old Mid-Atlantic territory from
1970-1986. It is contested by wrestlers who competed in the 1960s-1980s
and who at one time or another worked for Jim Crockett Promotions.
The championship was created by the Mid-Atlantic Gateway and is dedicated to
the friends and visitors to their Web site.
Masked Superstar defeats Greg
the Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship
Title Changes Hands at the
Carolina Wrestling Classic in Hickory on June 2, 2007
The Masked Superstar (Bill
Eadie) defeated Greg Valentine to win the Mid-Atlantic Heritage
Championship. The bout took place as part of the Carolina
Wrestling Classic on June 2 in Hickory NC.
The battle was a classic
one, with both old-school wrestling and a wild brawl outside the ring
and around L.P. Frans Stadium! In the end, Valentine went for his famous
figure-four leg lock, but the Superstar cradled him for the final three
count to win the championship.
Photos from the title match.
Valentine and the Superstar
before their title match in Hickory NC, each holding the
Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship
Results from the
whole show can be
found here on Carolina Independent Wrestling's website.
The Carolina Wrestling
Classic was presented by Western Carolina Championship Wrestling and
NWALegends.com. Heritage Championship photographs were taken by Blake
A promotional graphic based
on the old newspaper wrestling ads of the 1970s.
(Designed by Dick Bourne at
the Mid-Atlantic Gateway )
About the Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship
The Mid-Atlantic Heritage
Championship pays tribute to the old Mid-Atlantic territory of the
1970s-1980s, the men who fought for that regional title, and the fans
who help keep the memories of those days alive.
established in 2005, is
represented by a custom made replica of the 3rd version of Mid-Atlantic title
by title holders from 1977-1985. The belt was crafted by Dave Millican,
who along with Reggie Parks makes many of the belts worn by most major
wrestling and fighting organizations today.
The Heritage Championship
is presented by the
Mid-Atlantic Gateway, the number one
internet resource on Mid-Atlantic Wrestling history, and represents the largest
gathering of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling fans in the world. It seeks to
celebrate the wrestlers, promoters, and fans of the old Mid-Atlantic
wrestling territory of the NWA, and is only contested by wrestlers who
were active in the 1960s-1980s and who at one time or another worked for
Jim Crockett Promotions.
Blake Arledge Photo
Greg Valentine was first
recognized as Mid-Atlantic Heritage Champion on February 19, 2005 at the
Wrestling Night of Legends 2 in Spartanburg SC. He lost the title to the
Masked Superstar on June 2, 2007 in Hickory NC at L.P. Frans Stadium.
THIRTY YEARS AGO -
JUN. 11, 1977:
June 2007 was not only
the date of the first Carolina Wrestling Classic where Greg
Valentine lost the Heritage title, it was the 30 year anniversary of
Valentine's first win of the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship.
Greg Valentine first
defeated Wahoo McDaniel for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight
Championship on 6/11/77. His loss to the Masked Superstar came nine
days short of the 30 year anniversary of that win.
This wasn't the
broken-leg angle, that would come later, but it did set off a feud
over the Mid-Atlantic title that would last through April of 1978.
Related Information on the original
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship Title History
Origin of the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship
Photo Gallery: Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champions
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The Mid-Atlantic Gateway
wants to thank the promoters of the Carolina Wrestling Classic for
including the Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship at their 2007 event.