Making his return to the Hilton for the first time since 2009 WWE Hall of Famer The Madman from the Sudan 

Abdulla The Butcher 

 

Abdulla made his wrestling debut at the age of 17 years old in 1958. Abdulla has competed all over the world. 

Even though Abdulla did win many championships over his career he was never a World Champion and that's cause many people felt Abdulla was like Andre The Giant. Usually served as more of a special attraction than as a consistent Championship

contender. 

Abdulla with have some of the most voilent feuds over the years with The Sheik, Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, Sting and Bruiser Brody. 

Abdulla the Butcher was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2nd 2011. 

 

Our 10th Superticket Guest and another Guest making his first ever trip to the Hilton Hotel in Charlotte NC is WWE Hall of Famer 

 

Carlos Colon 

 

Carlos Colon is a Legend in the wrestling business. 

He had his first match in Boston on Feb 16th 1966 when 

wrestled Bobo Brazil. 

Colon held the WWC Universal Heavyweight

Championship a record 26 times.

 

On Jan 6th 1983 Colon defeated Ric Flair for the NWA 

World Heavyweight Championship. However, the 

outcome of this match was not made official or aired on

NWA Television.  Flair received the Belt back in a 

phantom title change that took place on Jam 23rd 1983. 

 

In 2014 Carlos Colon was inducted into the WWE Hall of 

Fame. 

 

Besides Carlos Colon signing autographs and taking

Photos with the fans we have setup a Special Photo Op 

with Carlos Colon and his longitme nemesis Abdulla the 

Butcher. These two had a long standing feud which lasted 

almost two decades. 

 

We are happy to Welcome Carlos Colon to The Gathering

as our 10th Guest on Superticket

 

 

Our 5th Superticket Guest

Former AWA World Tag Team Champion and NWA World Junior

Heavyweight Champion.

Mr. Electricity Steve Regal

 

Steve Regal started wrestling in 1977 but 

achieved his biggest success in the AWA during 

the mid- 1980's.  During his tenure there, Regal defeated Buck

Zumhofe for the AWA World Light Heavyweight

Championship.   In 1985 Regal began teaming with Gorgeous 

Jimmy Garvin and in one of wrestlings biggest

upsets of all time Regal & Garvin defeated The

Road Warriors to win the AWA World Tag Team

Titles.

 

In 1986 Regal would join Jim Crockett 

Promotions where he defeated Denny Brown to

win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship twice. 

Regal would also wrestle in World Class Cahmpionship Wrestling and the WWF. 

Steve Regal retired from the ring in 1996.

It is our pleasure to welcome another first time Guest to the Hilton in Charlotte next year

 Mr. Electricity Steve Regal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                Our 6th Superticket guest is former AWA & WWF 

                                                                                announcer Ken Resnick.

                                                                                Ken started out as a announcer in the AWA after Mean 

                                                                                Gene left the company. Ken then went on to work for 

                                                                                the WWF. Ken would retire from the wrestling business 

                                                                                and in 1999 return to announcing when he did play by 

                                                                                play for TNN'S Rollerjam. 

                                                                               Ken Resnick will take part in The Gathering all weekend                                                                                  and will be our co-host for the our Friday night Event. 

Our First Vendor Booth is Cornette Collectibles.

 

Yes that means that the one and only Jim Cornette will be with us all weekend

long taking part in The Gathering. Jim will not be apart of our Superticket.

He will be at his Vendor Booth all weekend long taking Pictures and

Signing autographs for his fans.  

 

                                                                                 Jim Cornette will also be take part in our 

                                                                               events throughout the weekend.  Which Means 

                                                                               Jim will be doing Photo Ops with The Midnight 

                                                                         Express Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.

 

 

 

 

Big Time Wrestling will be with us all weekend and have announced as a Vendor Guest    

                                

 

 

 

Our 2nd Superticket Guest. 

 

                                                                               Kendo Nagasaki 

                                                                             Kendo Nagasaki debuted on June 21st 1971 in the 

                                                                             old Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.

                                                                             He went on to compete in Stampede Wrestling 

                                                                             Winning Championships.

 

                                                                             Kendo would move to Continental Wrestling and 

                                                                             he defeated Jerry Lawler for the NWA/AWA

                                                                             Southern Heaveyweight Title in 1982.

 

                                                                             With his face paint , Asian mist and frequently 

                                                                             employed the Kendo Stick as his signature weapon.

 

 

 

He worked NWA territories ,World Wrestling 

Council, Florida Championship Wrestling & 

Southeastern Championship Wrestling.

 

On January 22nd 1984 he captured the NWA 

Florida Heavyweight Championship from 

Mike Rotundo. 

 

He worked World Class in the mid 80's and then in 

1989 went to WCW as The Dragon Master and was 

a member of Gary Hart's J- Tex Corporation with 

The Great Muta, Terry Funk, Buzz Sawyer and Dick 

Slater. 

 

Kendo Nagasaki retired from the ring in 2001.

 

We welcome him to The Gathering next year as 

Our 2nd Superticket guest. 

 

 

 

 

  SUPERTICKT LINEUP WILL HAVE 24 GUEST ON IT WITH 8 STARS SIGNING EACH DAY    FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE HILTON UNIVERSITY PLACE.

 

 OUR FIRST SUPERTICKET GUEST 

 

 

 

                                                                      We would like to welcome one of the the AWA 

                                                                      biggest stars Greg Gagne. 

                                                                Greg started his wrestling career in 1972 in his father's

                                                             Promotion the American Wrestling Association (AWA).

                                                              Gagne would form the tag team The High Flyers with 

                                                                   Jim Brunzell and go on to win the AWA World Tag 

                                                                   Team Championship on two occasions. 

                                                                   

                                                                 Greg Gagne was involved in a feud with Shiek Adnan                                                                    Al-Kaissie's army. Which included at different times

                                                                   Jerry Blackwell , Nord The Barbarian and of course 

                                                                   King Kong Brody. 

 

 

 

 Later in the 1980s, Gagne feuded 

with Curt Henning, Larry Zbyszko

and others.

 

Gagne went on to win the AWA 

International Television Championship.

He defeated Adrian Adonis in a 

tournament to be crowned the first ever 

TV Champion. 

 

Gagne would go on to Retire in 1991 from

ring action. 

 

Greg Gagne will be taking part in events 

at The Gathering in Charlotte. 

Besides doing Autographs and Photo 

Ops.

Greg Will hold a live Questions & 

Answers Session. 

Greg Will also be taking part in our Friday 

night dinner. 

 

 

 

 

Our 9th Superticket Guest

Former WCCW Announcer

Marc Lowrance

 

                                                                                                      Marc Lowrance started out as a broadcaster on 

                                                                                                      the Texas State radio network in the late -1970's

                                                                                                      and early 1980's. Steve Harms, a sports anchor at                                                                                                        KXAS-T.V. recommended Marc to Gary Hart & 

                                                                                                     Fritz Von Erich. Marc was hired to be the new 

                                                                                                     ring announcer at the Dallas Sportatorium. 

                                                                                                     Marc would announce many of the Great 

                                                                                                     Matches that took place in World Class. One that

                                                                                                     we all remember is Kerry Von Erich winning the 

                                                                                                     NWA World Title from Ric Flair on May 6th 1984. 

 

                                                                                                     In May 1990 Lowrance left Pro Wrestling to 

                                                                                                     become a minister in Fort Worth. 

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     We welcome Marc Lowrance to The Gathering 

                                                                                                     next year. He will be signing autographs, taking 

                                                                                                     photos, will be at our Friday Night Dinner event 

                                                                                                     and will host a World Class Memories Questions

                                                                                                     & Answer session with the fans. 

Our 3rd & 4th Superticket Guest will make a return to Charlotte for The Gathering. 

 

Former NWA & U.S Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express Beautiful Bobby Eaton & Sweet Stan Lane. 

 

                                                                                           In March of 1987 Dennis Condrey left Jim 

                                                                                           Crockett Promotions leaving Bobby Eaton

                                                                                           without a partner. In came Stan Lane who

                                                                                           was  a star in Florida Championship

                                                                                           Wrestling at the time. 

                                                                                          

                                                                                           On May 16th 1987 Eaton & Lane won the 

                                                                                           NWA United States Tag Team Titles for 

                                                                                           the first time. A title they would win three 

                                                                                           times during their time together. 

                                                                                             

                                                                                           The Midnight Express would feud with The

                                                                                           Road Warriors, The Freebirds, The Original 

                                                                                            Midnight Express , S.S.T and many other 

                                                                                           other teams but no team more then The 

                                                                                           Rock-n-Roll Express. These two teams 

                                                                                           Would have a long running feud for

                                                                                           Years along with  Jim Cornette The 

                                                                                           Midnight Express manager. 

                                                                                           Finally on September 10th 1988 The                                                                                                          Express won the NWA Tag Team Titles 

                                                                                           from Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson. 

                                                                            

                                                                                          It is our pleasure to welcome back to the 

                                                                                          Hilton one of the best tag teams of all time. 

                                                                                          The Midnight Express.

 Our 7 & 8 Superticket guest The Original Midnight Express  "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey & "Ravishing" Randy Rose 

 

 

1980 a new team was formed in Southeast Championship Wrestling. Randy Rose & Dennis Condrey would form the Midnight Express and together they would win the Southeast tag team championship, AWA Southern Tag Team Ttiles and others.  In 1983 Dennis & Randy went their separate ways. 

 

Loverboy Dennis Condrey would then up with Bobby Eaton to form a new version of The Midnigh Express with manager Jim Cornette. They would win the NWA World Tag Team Championships from The Rock- n- Roll Express in 1986. In March 1987 Dennis Condrey suddenly left the NWA.

 

Bobby Eaton and Sweet Stan Lane Kept The Midnight Express going in the NWA but in the AWA a new team was back together again. 

Loverboy" Dennis Condrey and " Ravishing " Randy Rose with form The Original Midnight Express with manager 

Paul. E. Dangerously nd win the AWA World Tag Team Titles. 

In late 1988 Rose & Condrey would attack Lane and Eaton and start a feud in the NWA over who was the real Midnight Express. They would battle for months until Chi-Town Runble 89 when Eaton and Lane would win and force The Original Midnight Express out of town in a loser leaves town match. 

 

We welcome The Original Midnight Express Randy Rose & Dennis Condrey to The Gathering. 

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