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)

  • December 1980 Wrestling Videos

    12/6/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwC2EdJORx0 12/13/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClHQ7q7HUw 12/20/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqvdI08sax8 12/27/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XENNcSVKfEM 12/27/1980 Georgia (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ8pnnHW3Vg 12/27/1980 Georgia (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2JpCwyBBc

  • November 1980 Wrestling Videos

    11/8/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iOLNSc-C0w 11/15/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1DNAPAl5fY 11/15/1980 Georgia (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKwDkp5Z558 11/15/1980 Georgia (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eTgWHjcNpE 11/15/1980 Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OnRV3FbyIA 11/22/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1UTAwresbI 11/22/1980 Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzujzFDA4LU

  • October 1980 Wrestling Videos

    10/3/1980 Gino Hernandez vs Mark Lewin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HBO9nhBzFY 10/11/1980 Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxmxiFT8w-U 10/18/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaunPGHhPo 10/18/1980 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUS65cpWYSc 10/18/1980 Portland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBZnc7fTzU4 10/24/1980 Coffin Match: Dusty Rhodes vs Ivan Koloff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zw71NDBt1Q 10/25/1980 Memphis […]

  • September 1980 Wrestling Videos

    9/4/1980 Harley Race vs Giant Baba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMjra_9jR0Q 9/6/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHdZVJ1ggoY 9/12/1980 Giant Baba vs Mil Mascaras https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0cGF_vK04k 9/12/1980 Houston Les Thornton vs Don Diamond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75rr2fglCKo 9/13/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaFISxWut1U 9/20/1980 Memphis […]

  • July 1980 Wrestling Videos

    7/5/1980 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY0hZrrBk18 7/12/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivkFnu4A-48 7/19/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkWyOAfwEsA 7/18/1980 AWA Nick Bockwinkel vs Verne Gagne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39uJ3YKTuiU 7/26/1980 Georgia (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byRdTgPp_Nc 7/26/1980 Georgia (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaNbftBOJnE

  • May 1987 Wrestling Videos

    5/2/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N2zPrVYuI0 5/2/1987 PWTW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIK16Ol4Jfk 5/2/1987 UWF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diMbZ5jZYf8 5/2/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKLuypKHhrc 5/2/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq3_XikQzG8 5/2/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvBtwJUZoPM 5/2/1987 AWA Sherri Martel vs Medusa Miceli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtRGJdtNej8 5/2/1987 […]

  • April 1980 Wrestling Videos

    4/5/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqYdpdaMy3I 4/5/1980 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeXlUa6GmfA 4/5/1980 Georgia (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu76eNduVt8 4/5/1980 Georgia (part 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-azofOd8ha0 4/10/1980 AWA Dino Bravo vs Jerry Blackwell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFg5Et9BLM 4/11/1980 Gino Hernandez vs Gary Young […]

  • April 1987 Wrestling Videos

    4/4/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvnEVGMbMhA 4/4/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR9BB6i8q6c 4/4/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlIJxUAnbpA 4/4/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfgmjvniZM 4/11/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pBajhcieeY 4/11/1987 PWTW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJw5ACAZ4nw 4/11/1987 UWF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCkOmbGE8DA 4/11/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrlqC8kXZ4c 4/11/1987 NWA […]

  • March 1980 Wrestling Videos

    3/1/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAxT-MzUN1Q 3/8/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xVpH_5eoPU 3/8/1980 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6PmrQGIDTA 3/15/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BF_gnohFlI 3/22/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwF0-nhwTdI 3/29/1980 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stNVZxzDZnU 3/29/1980 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJ5TE4zSKg

  • 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 […]