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Pro Wrestling Slated

Richmond County Daily Journal – August 11, 1971

Paul Jones and Nelson Royal 8-11-1971

PAUL JONES AND NELSON ROYAL

Four action-packed matches are slated for the Rockingham Ball Park on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. as professional wrestling comes to Rockingham.

Paul Jones and Nelson Royal meet Art Nelson and Gene Anderson in the headliner. Nelson and Anderson aren’t winning many friends, but they are an impressive pair when they apply the pressure. Continue reading

Tribute To Henry Marcus

Charleston Post and Courier – May 24, 1998
By Mike Mooneyham

Downtown Charleston may be filled with the sights and sounds of Spoleto, but next weekend at 1000 King Street, professional wrestling will be the order of the day.

The King Street Palace, site of the former County Hall, will be the stage for the biggest pro wrestling reunion ever held in this area. “The Night the Legends Return: A Tribute to Henry Marcus” will be a long-overdue tip of the hat to one of the sport’s great promoters, along with a recognition of the past stars of the Mid-Atlantic area. Continue reading

Stepping Back In Time At Old County Hall

Charleston Post & Courier – April 5, 1998
By Mike Mooneyham

If you build it, they will come.

Henry Marcus did many years ago, and for several decades they came in droves.

County Hall was the place to be on Friday nights, and Marcus was the man who promoted weekly wrestling shows that put this town on the map as a mat mecca. Continue reading

Smoky Mountain Wrestling Fell Victim To Changing Times

The Post and Courier – December 17, 1995
Mike Mooneyham

(This is the second of a two-part series)

Smoky Mountain Wrestling, a grand experiment started by Jim Cornette in 1991, ended several weeks ago in Cookeville, Tenn., when Jim Cornette announced to his crew that the promotion would be closing shop effective immediately.

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