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NWA Mid-America (Gulas) 1978 - Part 4

In the fourth quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in Mid-America included Randy Savage, Dutch Mantell and Bobby Eaton.

NWA Mid-America (Gulas) 1978 - Part 3

In the third quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in Mid-America included Dutch Mantel, George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto.

NWA Mid-America (Gulas) 1978 - Part 2

In the second quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in Mid-America included Randy Savage, Dutch Mantell and Don (Fargo) Garfield.

NWA Mid-America (Gulas) 1978 - Part 1

In the first quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in Mid-America included Randy Savage, Ox Baker, Pez Whatley and Lanny Poffo.

NWA Mid-America (Gulas) 1978 - Introduction

NWA Mid-America, promoted by Nick Gulas (with Harry Thornton as co-promoter in Chattanooga), operated out of Nashville. The split with Jerry Jarrett happened the year before, so at this point in time the promotion ran a much smaller geographical area than in the past. Starting in May the promotion would run opposition to Jarrett in Louisville, with Jarrett retaliating by running opposition in Chattanooga. By the end of the year, both stopped running opposition and focused on their defined areas. The weekly loop looked like this:

Mondays - Birmingham, AL (Feb-Dec)
Tuesdays - Birmingham, AL (Jan)
Wednesdays - Nashville, TN
Fridays - Huntsville, AL
Saturdays - Chattanooga, TN

-Chattanooga was run on Sundays 14 times during the year and once on Friday, but every other week was a Saturday
-They ran Louisville, KY between May and September; the shows bounced around between Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

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