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)

  • May 1987 Wrestling Videos

    7/4/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVcCMSzPgGM 7/4/1987 Memphis (Arena) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqMX_JbA4NI 7/4/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNwo66rRuM 7/11/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWrRp9SSF5g 7/11/1987 Memphis (Arena) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=turpwi4VXN4 7/11/1987 Continental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg08ovGpmkc 7/11/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA2ALryFLDc 7/11/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLL-wUPu1V8 7/13/1987 AWA […]

  • December 1981 Wrestling Videos

    12/3/1981 Mid-South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7chQElV1A 12/3/1981 AWA Nick Bockwinkel vs Sheik Adnan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QfesyK-08g 12/3/1981 AWA Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum vs Tito Santana & Buck Zumhofe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USTQMIGdYNg 12/4/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-uU5hBFQq4 12/4/1981 Manny […]

  • October 1981 Wrestling Videos

    10/3/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwNRNmrE0Ws 10/3/1981 WWF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-WxeOozE88 10/3/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_u-itJSMrY 10/10/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy40ALd59Hw 10/10/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ0mJQidzAc 10/13/1981 WWF Tony Garea & Rick Martel vs Mr. Fuji & Masa Saito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKCWpyB6jeY 10/17/1981 […]

  • September 1981 Wrestling Videos

    9/4/1981 AWA Bruiser Brody vs Ken Patera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l15PZmDOd0k 9/5/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFdcNOGRkjM 9/5/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0jhGV8Rqy8 9/12/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zot5S7rjOUQ 9/12/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiykOctIwiU 9/13/1981 AWA Greg Gagne vs Adrian Adonis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YKhomInpPg 9/19/1981 Memphis […]

  • August 1981 Wrestling Videos

    8/1/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5E29q_CDO0 8/8/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53oIREtpig 8/8/1981 AWA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3dI8E-XH0 8/15/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFQX7FftmQY 8/15/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAIHcK63GsY 8/22/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOfjd0gPl04 8/29/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCUUpNB-tE

  • June 1987 Wrestling Videos

    6/2/1987 WWF Honky Tonk Man vs Ricky Steamboat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wcw8Xg8Vb0 6/6/1987 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc7qD-d4uvU 6/6/1987 WWF Wrestling Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GYM8wd60j4 6/6/1987 NWA Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RjCDz4yJFo 6/6/1987 NWA World Wide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plf743l5lS4 6/6/1987 WCW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShODpRgakU 6/13/1987 […]

  • July 1981 Wrestling Videos

    7/5/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9WljAm2NWA 7/12/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvoUoq49l0 7/19/1981 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asdyUrqA-lM 7/19/1981 Georgia Michael Hayes Face Turn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTIIKk4wBVc 7/19/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA4apIA0hBY

  • June 1981 Wrestling Videos

    6/6/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCW98rCmKFo 6/6/1981 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpIAlOSzP48 6/13/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn_S5dyqMsA 6/13/1981 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EnH-ayr5us 6/20/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCnxURoPByY 6/20/1981 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZwKGokYEzA 6/27/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZRttCHgMU 6/27/1981 Southeastern (Continental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpDGayDvazI

  • February 1981 Wrestling Videos

    2/7/1981 Southeastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4NdMhad-zc 2/7/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyCVjLQpsnk 2/14/1981 Southeastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpnYHPwOGBA 2/14/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlj22B3c7bI 2/16/1981 AWA Nick Bockwinkel vs Verne Gagne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udn_pXQzP4Y 2/16/1981 WWF Bob Backlund vs Stan Hansen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqcWI0VNSa4 2/21/1981 Memphis […]

  • January 1981 Wrestling Videos

    1/3/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcdmtvTRkLo 1/3/1981 Southeastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gevAQvrzig 1/10/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmLDx8Ee_bo 1/10/1981 Southeastern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg8S52vkOag 1/10/1981 Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkC2xHRjzjs 1/16/1981 Houston – Billy Robinson vs Dory Funk Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwae4ropKAw 1/17/1981 Memphis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKcZAipge-s 1/17/1981 Southeastern […]