Tully Blanchard confirms 2012 NWA Fanfest Appearance
Dec 17, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
filed to GERWECK.NET:
Another of wrestling’s all-time greats, Tully Blanchard has confirmed his intentions to be with us for next year’s NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend in Charlotte!
A second generation wrestler, Tully grew up in the wrestling business. His dad, Joe Blanchard (former Southwest Texas wrestler/promoter and a Class of 2010 Hall of Heroes honoree,) produced the first wrestling shows on cable television. It was in his dad’s San Antonio territory that the young Blanchard cut his teeth in the wrestling business, learning not only from his dad but also from veterans like Wahoo McDaniel and Al Madril.
He made his way to Jim Crockett’s Mid-Atlantic promotion in 1984, reuniting with McDaniel in a war against the areas top babyfaces. At Starrcade ’84, Blanchard would defeat Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat for the Television championship.
There were so many memorable moments during the mid-1980’s. Tully was at the top of his game. A classic “I Quit” cage match at Starrcade ’85 with Magnum TA still has folks talking nearly 30 years later.
And then, of course, there were the Four Horsemen…
Tully Blanchard joins his former ring rival Magnum TA, along with former Mid-Atlantic and World Wide TV wrestling hosts Bob Caudle and Rich Landrum as the first featured guests announced for our annual NWA reunion, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, August 2-5, 2012.
Our three-day, four-night get-together returns to Charlotte’s beautiful Hilton University Place hotel, and you’re now able to secure your spot amongst a bevy of wrestling’s greatest heroes and villains and hundreds of old school wrestling fans just like yourself!
You may now purchase online — using your credit card, debit card, or checking account — your VIP “All Access” Passes and Hall of Heroes tickets for the 2012 NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend!
Save $10 when you purchase your Hall of Heroes ticket at the same time!
On sale now at http://www.NWALegends.com/2012/vip.htm