Tag: Memphis Wrestling

The greatest territory in the time of the territories was the CWA in Memphis. Throughout its history, it covered the metropolitan areas of Memphis, Louisville and Evansville, IN. It was run and owned by Jerry Jarrett out of Hendersonville, TN.

Jerry Jarrett began Continental Wrestling Association in 1977. An accomplished wrestler in NWA Mid-America (1940s-1981). Jarrett broke off part of the promotion over disputes with promoter Nick Gulas’ push of his son George, who apparently was not very talented in the ring. Gulas eventually sold NWA Mid-America to Jarrett. It is interesting that CWA’s end as a separate entity in 1989 comes with its merger with Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling (1966-90). Fritz was known for pushing his sons as the top talent in the territory. More on that later.

Jarrett would go on to have a great run for almost thirty years. He purchased WCCW from Fritz von Erich in 1989 to expand those territories into the United States Wrestling Association, an attempt to compete with the WWF and WCW on a national level. Unfortunately, declining attendance at the Mid-South Coliseum forced Jarrett to sell his share of USWA to Jerry Lawler in 1995. Everything continued to descend over the two years with Lawler as primary owner.

Memphis Wrestling was centered around Memphis. The promotion went by several names, but we will try to avoid confusion by just referring to it as “Memphis Wrestling.” The promoters were Eddie Marlin and his son-in-law, Jerry Jarrett. The biggest mainstay for Memphis Wrestling was Jerry Lawler, who would later become part-owner when it was a developmental league for the WWF.

The names Memphis Wrestling has gone by are:
* Continental Wrestling Association (1977-1987)
* Championship Wrestling Association (1988-1989)
* United States Wrestling Association (1989-1997; after merger with WCCW)
* Memphis Power Pro Wrestling (1998-2004)
* Memphis Championship Wrestling (2000-2001)
* Memphis Wrestling (2003-2014)

  • March 1987 Wrestling Videos

    3/7/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAaWRUDjtA 3/7/1987 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bcoSXfzGA 3/7/1987 PWTW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u83pIWtaJE 3/7/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuveCL90XGY 3/7/1987 WWF Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs Brad Rheingans & S.D. Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4hGh7ak2U 3/7/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3N3nc8yg94 […]

  • February 1987 Wrestling Videos

    2/7/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__WyOkXuLio 2/7/1987 WWF Hart Foundation vs British Bulldogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04S_WDtvtgo 2/7/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5yzO9AGXLo 2/7/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTTNnTcJjbE 2/7/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5vCEE_xKw 2/7/1987 WWA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kywnRVAb33o 2/14/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPDefAIUIxw 2/14/1987 […]

  • May 1981 Wrestling Videos

    5/1/1981 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuFhZW1pkY 5/2/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvTYhzPvz0 5/4/1981 WWF Alley Fight Sgt. Slaughter vs Pat Patterson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVDkBfVyF74 5/8/1981 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxrygkFjnSw 5/9/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLhLtkmQlRE 5/9/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX-wTRIqMWU 5/10/1981 AWA Verne Gagne vs […]

  • April 1981 Wrestling Videos

    4/4/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyRwuJmpClA 4/4/1981 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJgQz16zCtg 4/6/1981 WWF Cage Match Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFyszcC0zfo 4/11/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sds30SiI67A 4/11/1981 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg7HhW970rs 4/18/1981 Memphis Empty Arena Match Jerry Lawler vs […]

  • March 1981 Wrestling Videos

    3/1/1981 AWA High Flyers vs East-West Connection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_NOKbBA2gI 3/1/1981 AWA Nick Bockwinkel vs Tito Santana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baNfK_NSb_E 3/7/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmJ-bStzWX8 3/12/1981 Memphis Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich vs Dutch Mantell & […]

  • January 1987 Wrestling Videos

    1/3/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWgUf_ICeY 1/3/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnXarbPv6pY 1/3/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO8qimvGURs 1/3/1987 UWFIceman King Parsons vs Sting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruqU4qf3jCY 1/10/1987 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOYvhhVlhJY 1/10/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vshSNMet5A 1/10/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov2Cnv_tpyk 1/10/1987 […]

  • January 1987 Wrestling Videos

    1/3/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWgUf_ICeY 1/3/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnXarbPv6pY 1/3/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO8qimvGURs 1/3/1987 UWFIceman King Parsons vs Sting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruqU4qf3jCY 1/10/1987 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOYvhhVlhJY 1/10/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vshSNMet5A 1/10/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov2Cnv_tpyk 1/10/1987 […]

  • February 1980 Wrestling Videos

    2/2/80 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XkKXFEf3Ms 2/9/80 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uop094uwBgo 2/9/80 Hulk Hogan vs Dominic DeNucci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCwaMaYgGqk 2/15/80 Tony Atlas vs Gino Hernandez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKcs3GkPXYA 2/23/80 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX8fWQz4eco 2/23/80 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDMTQkt3zAw

  • January 1980 Wrestling Videos

    1/3/80 Jose Lothario, Kerry von Erich & Tiger Conway Jr. vs Gino Hernandez, Gran Markus & Killer Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXKfqFvejfk 1/4/80 Dusty Rhodes vs Superstar Billy Graham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwVpVARz7U 1/19/80 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUoWKhGOETk […]

  • 1979 Wrestling Videos

    1/5/1979 Fritz von Erich vs Jumbo Tsuruta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_r1-p_KNY 1/7/1979 Harley Race vs Andre the Giant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kU_7LsdF8 2/10/1979 Nick Bockwinkel vs Verne Gagne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LSOJ0iYJjk 3/2/1979 David von Erich vs Gino Hernandez […]