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Charlotte's Pro-Wrestling Roots


There was a time when professional wrestling was all the rage and its epicenter was Charlotte. This week, Charlotte is host to the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest, a chance for fans to reunite with some of their favorites in the sport - and because it's wrestling - some of their not-so-favorites. We meet a few professional wrestlers and a manager to talk about the sport then and now. 


Ricky Steamboat - Former professional wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Ambassador. He was a fixture on the Charlotte wrestling scene in the 70s and 80s, he also owned and operated Gold's Gym

Jim Cornette - Professional wrestling manager, promoter, booker, commentator, author and photographer. 

Kevin Sullivan - Former professional wrestler and head booker for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). 

  • The Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest is Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, August 3, at the Hilton University Place. Details at MidAtlanticLegends.com.