An article appeared in the sports section of the February 1, 1971 issue of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. It read, “A world championship match and a unique team bout share the spotlight on the wrestling card tonight at PARK CENTER. Dory Funk Jr. places his title on the line against Johnny Weaver. It’s a two-of-three falls bout with a one hour time limit.”
And with this match, in Johnny’s own words, “the biggest and most prestigious singles program of my career began.”
A capacity PARK CENTER crowd witnessed the match, which went to a sixty minute draw, with each man gaining one fall during the contest. Since Johnny the challenger did not defeat the champion in two falls, Dory Funk Jr. left Charlotte still the NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION.
But the seed was planted for an incredible program between FUNK and WEAVER which would stretch out over a full year, with some very interesting plot twists along the way.
Now online in the Memoirs of Dory Funk Jr. http://www.dory-funk.com – “The Programing of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
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