NWA - Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1973-1985)
In 1973, Jim Crockett passed away, leaving his promotion to his son, Jim Crockett Jr., and the rest of his family. At this time, the promotion took the name "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling," which had been sporatically used over the years. They continued the tag team theme that the territory had been built on, but by the mid-70s it was time for a change. George Scott took over booking Mid-Atlantic and he is credited for much of the group's success as he began focusing on and providing a platform for individual stars like Johnny Valentine, Wahoo McDaniel, Ric Flair and many others. This new approach got over huge with the fans and the promotion was gaining more and more power going into the new decade. In 1980, Jim Crockett Jr. enjoyed his first tenure as NWA president and he was able to make his Mid-Atlantic promotion and its talent nationally recognized. The NWA was crumbling, but Mid-Atlantic and Jim Crockett were going to salvage the pieces and build a national empire. 


Abdullah The Butcher
Siva Afi
Gene Anderson
Ole Anderson
Andre The Giant
Tony Anthony
Bob Armstrong
The Assassin (Jody Hamilton)
Tony Atlas
Giant Baba
Bob Backlund
Ox Baker
Ron Bass
Red Bastien
Brute Bernard
Jerry Blackwell
Brian Blair
Tully Blanchard
Richard Blood (Ricky Steamboat)
Nick Bockwinkel
Matt Borne
Dino Bravo
Bobo Brazil
Jack Brisco
Jerry Brisco
Bruiser Brody
Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant)
Leroy Brown
Jim Brunzell
King Kong Bundy
Leo Burke
Haystack Calhoun
Scott Casey
Randy Colley (Moondog Spot)
Carlos Colon
Al Costello
Cyclone Negro
Ted Dibiase
J.J. Dillon
Bill Dromo
Jim Duggan
Kim Duk
Bobby Duncum
Manny Fernandez
Ric Flair
Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis)
Masa Fuchi
Mr. Fuji
Dory Funk Jr.
Terry Funk
Tony Garea
Jim Garvin
Ronnie Garvin
Mike George
Terry Gordy
Sgt. Jacques Goulet (Rene Goulet)
"Superstar" Billy Graham
Eddie Graham
Mike Graham
The Grappler (Len Denton)
The Great Kabuki
Chavo Guerrero
Larry Hamilton
Stan Hansen
Swede Hanson
Bret Hart
Gary Hart
Rip Hawk
Lord Alfred Hayes
Michael Hayes
Tim Horner
Sam Houston
Sir Oliver Humperdink
Invader I
Iron Sheik
Paul Jones
Rufus R. Jones
Junkyard Dog
Pvt. Don Kernodle
Steve Keirn
Killer Khan
Kimala
Sonny King
Strong Kobayashi
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Khrusher Khruschev (Barry Darsow)
Ernie Ladd
Buddy Landell
Larry Latham (Moondog Spot)
Jos LeDuc
Mark Lewin
Jose Lothario
Hartford Love
Magnum T.A.
Professor Boris Malenko
Masked Superstar
Masked Superstar II (Big John Studd)
Rick McCord (Austin Idol)
Wahoo McDaniel
Mighty Igor
Bugsy McGraw
Missouri Mauler (Larry Hamilton)
Bolo Mongol (Masked Superstar)
Mongolian Stomper (Archie Gouldie)
Pedro Morales
Angelo Mosca
Blackjack Mulligan
Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham)
Cousin Luke Mulligan (Killer Brooks)
Don Muraco
Dick Murdoch
Oates Brothers (Ted & Jerry)
Chuck O'Connor (Big John Studd)
One Man Gang
Mr. Onita
Paul Orndorff
Bob Orton Jr.
King Parsons
Ken Patera
Thunderbolt Patterson
Roddy Piper
Angelo Poffo
Lanny Poffo
Randy Poffo (Randy Savage)
Tom Prichard
Harley Race
Dusty Rhodes
Tommy Rich
Buddy Roberts
Jake Roberts
Dewey Robertson (Missing Link)
Billy Robinson
Buddy Rogers
Mike Rotundo
Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal)
Gary Royal
Nelson Royal
Mr. Saito
Seiji Sakaguchi
The Samoans (Afa & Sika)
Buzz Sawyer
George Scott
Sandy Scott
The Sheepherders (Butch Miller & Luke Williams)
Dick Slater
Sgt. Slaughter
Alexis Smirnoff
Jimmy Snuka
Pak Song
Roberto Soto
Starship Coyote (Scott Hall)
Ricky Steamboat
Ray Stevens
The Stomper (Archie Gouldie)
Adrian Street
Jerry Stubbs
Big John Studd
Kevin Sullivan
Super Destroyer (Don Jardine)
Sweet Ebony Diamond (Rocky Johnson)
Terry Taylor
Tenryu
Jumbo Tsuruta
Greg Valentine
Johnny Valentine
Jimmy Valiant
Ali Vaziri (Iron Shiek)
Nikolai Volkoff
Kurt Von Hess
Baron Von Raschke
"Cowboy" Bill Watts
Johnny Weaver
Tony White (Tony Atlas)
Barry Windham
Ed Wiskoski (Col. DeBeers)
"Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods
Mr. Wrestling II
Bearcat Wright
Mr. X I & Mr. X II (Von Steigers)
Skip Young (Koko Ware)
Jay Youngblood
Zambuie Express (Elijah Akeem & Kareem Muhammad)
Larry Zbyszko




JCP/NWA - Jim Crockett Promotions (1985-1988)
In 1985, Jim Crockett Jr. took over the NWA presidency for a second time and within a year he had dramatically changed his operation. After the WWF had attempted to run Georgia's Saturday Night timeslot and failed, Crockett purchased it for $1 million and took to the national stage. During this time, Jim Crockett Promotions became a national face of the NWA and promotions would merge with them over the next two years. First was the struggling Atlanta office; next was St. Louis, the long-time capital of the Alliance; shortly after was Central States, which was the home promotion of Bob Geigel who traded NWA presidencies with Crockett; and finally the Florida territory and the UWF in 1987. During this four year run, JCP became the second largest pro-wrestling company in the US and was threatening the WWF in several markets. Crockett's booker Dusty Rhodes helped give the company the creative edge to make an impact on a large scale. They began doing pay-per-view supercards that began running in opposition to the WWF's. Crockett's operation had ballooned and while it was successful, its product was not able to defeat the family-friendly WWF. Throughout 1988, the company continued to struggle and finally they sealed a deal with Turner Broadcasting that saw a media company get behind the second largest pro-wrestling company in the US. 



Abdullah The Butcher
Johnny Ace
Chris Adams
Arn Anderson
Gene Anderson
Ole Anderson
Bob Armstrong
Brad Armstrong
The Assassin (Jody Hamilton)
Bob Backlund
Ox Baker
Barbarian
Ron Bass
Big Bubba (Ray Traylor)
Bam Bam Bigelow
Tully Blanchard
Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant)
Leo Burke
Steve Casey (Wendell Cooley)
Jim Cornette
Dominic Denucci
J.J. Dillon
Kim Duk
Bill Dundee
The Fantastics (Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton)
Manny Fernandez
Ric Flair
The Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts)
Dory Funk Jr.
Jimmy Garvin
Ron Garvin
Eddie Gilbert
Billy Graham
Scott Hall
Stan Hansen
Billy Jack Haynes
Curt Hennig
Tim Horner
Sam Houston
Bobby Jaggers
Paul Jones
Rufus R. Jones
Kabuki
Kamala
Don Kernodle
Krusher Khrushchev (Barry Darsow)
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Buddy Landell
Lex Luger
Magnum T.A.
Dutch Mantell
Rick Martel
Luis Martinez
Hiro Matsuda
Wahoo McDaniel
Bugsy McGraw
Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton, Dennis Condrey, Stan Lane)
Kareem Muhammad
Dick Murdoch
Kendo Nagasaki
Thunderbolt Patterson
Al Perez
Harley Race
Dusty Rhodes
Tommy Rich
Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal)
Billy Robinson
Rock-N-Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
Rip Rogers
Bob Roop
Mike Rotundo
Gary Royal
Nelson Royal
Rick Rude
Russian Assassin (Hercules Hernandez)
Mr. Saito
Buzz Sawyer
The Sheepherders (Butch Miller & Luke Willams)
Dick Slater
Sgt. Slaughter
Al Snow
Ricky Steamboat
Rick Steiner
Sting
Kevin Sullivan
Terry Taylor
Tarzan Tyler
Jimmy Valiant
Baron Von Raschke
Bill Watts
Johnny Weaver
Steve Williams
Barry Windham
Larry Zbyszko
Tom Zenk