Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: Crowbar Press
Photos: 217 b&w
Item #: cbp36-cap02
"Classic Wrestling Programs #2: SLAM-O-GRAM, vol. 2" is available exclusively from Crowbar Press.
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SLAM-O-GRAM, Volume 2
by Scott Teal
Once again, Scott Teal opens his archives, this time to present the second volume of his SLAM-O-GRAM arena program. As the official program for the Nashville-based Gulas-Welch Enterprises wrestling promotion, these programs were sold in Nashville, Bowling Green, Huntsville, and Chattanooga. Each program began its run on Wednesday nights in Nashville and made their way to the other towns on the nights that followed.
The first issue of this series was sold in Nashville on Nov. 17, 1976, and the last — the 100th issue — on Oct. 12, 1977. Each original program has been professionally scanned, cleaned, sharpened, brightened, and presented here exactly as they appeared in the arenas.
This volume chronicles an amazing amount of wrestling history, including classic feuds like Tommy Rich vs. The Russian Stomper, Ken Lucas vs. The Masked Superstar, King Ripper Collins & Crazy Luke Graham vs. Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik, Jackie Fargo vs. The Executioner, father-son teams Angela & Lanny Poffo vs. Len & Joey Rossi, Cowboy Frankie Lane vs. Gypsy Joe, and many more. Each issue contained stories, interviews, and photos, both posed and action.
Original copies of SLAM-O-GRAM are extremely rare. Only a handful of wrestling memorabilia enthusiasts have more than a handful of these programs in their collections, and it's safe to say that nobody has a complete run of all 244 issues published between Oct. 10, 1975 and Sept. 17, 1980. In fact, the final issue of SLAM-O-GRAM, which was printed and scheduled to be sold on Sept. 24, never made it to the arenas. The only known copy of that issue rests in the collection of Scott Teal himself.
Relive the memories in this, the second of a planned five-volume series of the classic SLAM-O-GRAM program.