UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

November 9, 1975    Greensboro Coliseum  Greensboro, NC

 

News Stand Magazine Coverage


Inside Wrestling magazine did a story on Terry Funk winning the tournament, but it was screwed up almost beyond recognition.

For starters, the photos in the article, with the exception of the two you see here, were not from the show! The storyline in this made up article focused on a tough semi-final battle between Terry Funk and Wahoo McDaniel. Only problem with that was Terry and Wahoo didn't wrestle each other in the tournament!  Makes you wonder about anything you read in those magazines. The bulk of the photos were from a match Wahoo had with Terry Funk in some other building, possibly during their match the night before in Spartanburg SC.

 

The two photos that were actually from the tournament are seen here: a photo of Terry Funk vs. Red Bastien in the opening round, and a truncated photo of Dusty Rhodes and Terry from their semi-final bout. 

 

For what it's worth, the article had Terry going through Red Bastien in the opening round (correct), Dusty Rhodes in the quarter-final (this was actually the semi-final match; Terry wrestled Rufus R. Jones in the quarters), Wahoo McDaniel (never faced each other), and Paul Jones in the finals (also correct.)

 

 

The photos in the image above were reportedly taken by Gene Gordon. Thanks to Carroll Hall for providing the Gateway with the issue of Inside Wrestling magazine that featured this article.


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