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A belt mark’s dream

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In addition to the Memphis Wrestling roundtable discussion I’ll be hosting with Jerry Jarrett, Lance Russell and Dave Brown on Saturday morning, Aug. 8, as part of the upcoming NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest weekend in Charlotte, I’m also looking forward to seeing the famed 10 pounds of gold—the classic NWA World title belt—which will be on hand for photo-ops following the Ric Flair and Harley Race Q-&-A session on Thursday night.hohbeltplate

One lucky person, though, will be the envy of  belt marks everywhere: The winner of the raffle for a championship belt featuring beautifully detailed portraits of all eight of the 2009 Hall of Heroes honorees (including longtime Memphis announcer Lance Russell), as well as this year’s official Fanfest image of Ric Flair battling Harley Race in the cage at Starrcade ’83. This 7-plate, dual-plated (gold and nickel plate) custom belt, which was designed exclusively for the Hall of Heroes by Rico Mann and crafted by the “Ace of Belts” Dave Millican, has a retail value of more than $4,000.

Raffle tickets are only $1 each, so buy as many as you like. The drawing for the belt will be held at noon on Sunday, August 9. You do not need to be present to win. 100% of the raffle ticket sales go toward the creation of a fund to establish a real brick-and-mortar Hall of Heroes facility, a place where we can year-round celebrate the rich tradition of wrestling in the Carolinas. Tickets will be available throughout Fanfest weekend. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance or are unable to attend our Fanfest Weekend but would like to purchase raffle tickets, please drop an e-mail [email protected] with “Raffle Tickets” in your subject heading.



  1. bryant
    August 5th, 2009 at 04:57 | #1

    Hey Scott,

    I really enjoy your columns. I wanted to ask you a couple questions:

    1 – Are you going to finish the multi-part column about the Macho Man?

    2 – I agree that a lot of the pschology of wrestling has been lost. I think that this loss occurred in the 90s during “extreme” and “hard-core” era when matches became spot-fests. Have you ever considered writing an article about this decline?

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