This feature was originally published on the
Mid-Atlantic Gateway during Thanksgiving week of 2005, celebrating
the 30th anniversary of the events in Greensboro in November 1975.
The events of that one month transformed the
The feature was updated for the 35th
Anniversary in 2010.
The Mid-Atlantic Gateway featured a
story on the 40th anniversary of the tournament on its anniversary
11/9/2015. That story linked to these pages on the Gateway Archive
These cards are still talked about
by Mid-Atlantic Wrestling fans today.
Project research by Dick Bourne.
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1975 •
TERRY FUNK WINS THE UNITED STATES
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP, DEFEATING PAUL JONES IN THE TOURNAMENT
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SPECTACULAR
• GREENSBORO COLISEUM
• PAUL JONES DEFEATS TERRY FUNK FOR THE
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP IN A REMATCH FROM THE TOURNAMENT FINAL
THREE WEEKS EARLIER
• JACK BRISCO DEFENDS THE NWA WORLD
TITLE AGAINST WAHOO MCDANIEL
Thanks to all those who made
contributions (either directly or indirectly) along the way and that assisted
me with this project including Mark Eastridge, Don Holbrook, George
South, Carroll Hall, Dave Routh, John Hitchcock, Scooter Lesley, Mike Cline,
Peggy Lathan, Kent Smith and Leslie Smith Johnson, Greg Price, and
My Special Thanks to Terry Funk and
Photo used for Paul Jones icon above
taken by Jeff Siner for the Charlotte Observer.
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Material © 2005,
Dick Bourne | Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Originally published in
2005 on the 30th anniversary, updated in 2010 for the 35th
anniversary, and then additional material added in June 2013.