UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

ARCHIVED AUDIO FROM THE TELEVISION BROADCAST

November 9, 1975    Greensboro Coliseum  Greensboro, NC


 

Another indication of what a huge event this was for Jim Crockett Promotions was the manner in which the event was recorded for television. The use of 16mm film footage of big matches later shown on TV was quite common during those years. But that usually involved a single camera and no commentary. Not for this tournament.

 

Jim Crockett had the whole thing taped with Wide World Wrestling (and former long time Atlanta TV host) Ed Capral calling the matches, with various color commentators including David Crockett and Danny Miller.

 

The links and play buttons below will allow you play audio files of the broadcast call of three of the tournament matches in the Yahoo Media Player. We are fortunate to have this audio, taped 30 years ago by Leslie Smith Johnson with a portable handheld cassette tape recorder, long before the advent of video tape recorders. Leslie passed away several years ago, but her brother Kent Smith was thoughtful enough to pass along these tapes to Leslie's friend Peggy Lathan. Peggy and Kent decided the Mid-Atlantic Gateway was the best place for these to be archived. We treasure these recordings and are proud to present them here.   

 

-Dick Bourne

Mid-Atlantic Gateway

November 2005

 

TOURNAMENT MATCHES

BLACKJACK MULLIGAN vs. DUSTY RHODES

A Quarter-Final Match

Commentary by Ed Capral and Danny Miller

PAUL JONES vs. HARLEY RACE

A Semi-Final Match

Commentary by Ed Capral and David Crockett

A major win for Jones as he defeats former United States champ and former NWA champ Race to advance to the finals of the tournament.

PAUL JONES vs. TERRY FUNK

Tournament Final

Commentary by Ed Capral and David Crockett

 

 

 

INTERVIEWS

PAUL JONES INTERVIEW

Interview conducted by Ed Capral on 11/12/75 on Wide World Wrestling

BLACKJACK MULLIGAN INTERVIEW

Blackjack reviews tape of his match with Dusty Rhodes in the tournament with Bob Caudle and Ric Flair on Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

 

Tournament Audio from Wide World Wrestling hosted by Ed Capral. Tapes from the 11/9/75 tournament were shown on episodes taped 11/12/75 and 11/19/75 at WRAL television studios in Raleigh, NC.

 

Audio files are in MP3 format. Thanks to Kent Smith for providing the audio tapes for these special audio files.

 

 

 

 


NOVEMBER 1975 INDEX

 

Audio embed courtesy Yahoo! Audio player.

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