Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Photo Galleries



Contributing Photographers:

(alphabetical by last name)


Eddie Cheslock Photography

Backstage photographs from the early to mid 1980s from freelance photographer Eddie Cheslock.


Wayne Culler Photography

In ring photos shot in from 1982-1988, by freelance Greensboro area photographer Wayne Culler.


Bill Janosik Photography

Vintage photographs from the 1970s from freelance photographer Bill Janosik. Classic photos of some of our favorites! 


Peggy Lathan Photography

Mid-Atlantic super-fan Peggy Lathan took snapshots during wrestling's glory days of the 1970s, backstage and ringside. Ric Flair Photo Album


Ginger Layman Photography

Ringside photos from Roanoke VA in the early 1980s by photographer Ginger Layman Lynch.


Robert Riddick Photography

Photographs from 1984-1989 by wrestling magazine photographer and writer Robert Riddick Jr.


Tidewater Heroes & Classic Venues

Photographs by Eric Stace and Eddie Cheslock

Special photos of many of the legends of years gone by reunited today in front of the Virginia Tidewater's most famous wrestling venues as well as wrestling legends reunited with classic old Mid-Atlantic venues.


Mid-Atlantic Magazine Cover Gallery

Covers from issues of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Magazine 1975-1978. Cover from 1979 forward coming soon.





Masked Superstar returns to Raleigh Wrestling Landmarks  NEW!

plus Demolition Ax & Smash, George South and the Barbarian


ACW Rocky Mount Oct 2010

Nikita Koloff, Jim Nelson, Ric McCord, Rich Landrum


WRAL Photos: The Mid-Atlantic Gateway Visits Raleigh NC (2002-2011)

Weaver Cup, Burlington (Aug 2007)

Weaver Weekend, Rocky Mount November 2007

Weaver Tribute Weekend, Rocky Mount VA 2008

Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium Dedication to Johnny Weaver,  Burlington NC June 2009

Gateway Galleries:


The Original NWA World Tag Belts

A look at the teams who wore the original NWA world tag team title belts used from 1975-1980.


Champions Gallery

Various photographs of great champions and their belts in the Mid-Atlantic territory.


Mid-Atlantic Champions

Photos of the men who wore the Mid-Atlantic title, including the managers.


Eastern Heavyweight Champions

Photos of the men who wore the Eastern title.


NWA Champions During the Mid-Atlantic Era 1973-1986

An antique-themed look at the eight men who wore the NWA title during the Mid-Atlantic years.


Gene Gordon Photos from the 50s & 60s

Submitted by Ted Holland

Newsstand Magazine Covers Gallery

Classic covers from the great newsstand magazines. I called them "Apter mags."

Charlotte Fanfests:

Mid-Atlantic Fanfest, Thanksgiving Weekend, Charlotte 2004

NWA Legends Fanfest, Charlotte, August 2005

Capitol Wrestling Legends Fanfest, Rockville MD, August 2006

NWA Legends Fanfest, Charlotte, August 2007

NWA Legends Fanfest, Charlotte, August 2008 

NWA Legends Fanfest, Charlotte August 2010

Reunions cont.

Charleston SC "Low Country" Wrestling Reunion 1998

Mid-Atlantic Alumni at the Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion 2008

Misc. Reunions

Featuring Flair, Hogan, Steamboat, Nelson, Souith, Caudle, Landrum, and others.

Exclusive Photos from the Ric Flair Shoot Interview with Highspots.com


Tennessee Wresting Legends Reunion


Wrestler Collections:

Masked Superstar

Rip Hawk

Blackjack Mulligan

The Anderson Brothers


Look for the following photo collections coming soon:

Wahoo McDaniel Paul Jones Ric Flair   Rufus R. Jones