Mid-Atlantic Heritage Champion

The Masked Superstar

 

MATCH PHOTOGRAPHS

Greg Valentine vs. Masked Superstar

Photos by Blake Arledge & Chuck Winchester

 

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS

Greg Valentine

 

ARCHIVE

2007 Carolina Wrestling Classic Promotion on the Gateway

Including all promo graphics, radio ad, and Heritage title video promo.

 


A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE AGES

The 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 Valentine for

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.

See Photos from the title match.

Valentine and the Superstar before their title match in Hickory NC, each holding the

Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship belt.

 

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 Arledge.

 

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. 

The championship, established in 2005, is represented by a custom made replica of the 3rd version of Mid-Atlantic title belt worn 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


Copyright 2007-9 Mid-Atlantic Gateway

 

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.