Mid-Atlantic Gateway presents

Bill Janosik Photography

2001-2006 Bill Janosik, photos courtesy Bill Jansoik. May not be used without permission

presentation by Dick Bourne



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JANOSIK PHOTOGRAPHY:

COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO ARCHIVE #1

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PHOTO ARCHIVE #3

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PHOTO ARCHIVE #5

PHOTO ARCHIVE #6   NEW!

NEWSPAPER FEATURES

CLASSIC MATCH-UPS PHOTO DIRECTORY


Bill Janosik once photographed wrestling on a free-lance basis for the major news-stand magazines during the period 1974-1978. His work was shot mostly in the arenas around the Richmond area, including the old Richmond Arena, Richmond Coliseum, and the Hampton Coliseum. Through his friendship with veteran journeyman wrestler Bill White, who hooked him up with Bill Apter, Janosik gained access to the backstage areas and dressing rooms of these great venues, not to mention ringside access to some of the greatest matches held in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Bill has been kind enough to share some of his work with the Mid-Atlantic Gateway. We look forward to presenting his work to you on an ongoing basis in this photo album.

 

-Dick Bourne

 

 

 


Thanksgiving Night, Nov. 27, 1975 Norfolk, VA

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Richmond Wrestling Expert David Chappell on Weaver vs. Super D - 

Great shots that appear to be from the Richmond Arena. If I had to put a year next to these pictures, it would be late 1973.  Weaver left the area in late 1974 and didn't come back until after the Super Destroyer had left MACW on August 1, 1975. The last match the Super D. and Weaver had in Richmond was at a rare Richmond Coliseum holiday show on December 28, 1973. After that in Richmond, the Super D. got into his feud with Swede Hanson and Weaver started slipping down on cards before he left the area at the end of the year. Weaver and the Super D. did continue wrestling in some other MACW cities into the very early part of 1974, so if the shots were taken in Norfolk/Hampton it could have conceivably been 1974.

-D. Chappell

 

Color Photography Section:

Two new classic photographs of Ric Flair in the ring in Richmond, VA wearing the Mid-Atlantic championship belt. (1975)

Classic match-up:

Fifteen amazing photographs from a 1975 battle between Blackjack Mulligan and Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods


 

It was one of the longest running feuds in wrestling, and it had it's start in 1975 in the Mid-Atlantic area. It was voted Feud of the Year for 1976 by visitors to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway website. We are proud to add five new photographs from Bill Janosik featuring shots from a Richmond Arena battle for the Mid-Atlantic Championship between Wahoo McDaniel and Ric Flair.