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  • “Wrassling” and Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joe Louis

    During the 1960’s, the highest rated locally-produced show in the Raleigh/Durham television market was WRAL’s Championship Wrestling. The program was produced weekly in studio A and aired each Saturday afternoon at five o’clock. The show was produced by promoter Joe
  • Championship wrestling at WRAL-TV

    Professional wrestlers mix it up in Channel 5 Studio A in early 1959. Hundreds of spectators crammed into the studio each week to watch the action.

  • Joe Murnick

    WRAL-TV sales representative and wrestling promoter in 1960s staff photo

  • Bob Caudle

    Weatherman and wrestling announcer in 1960s staff photo

  • Wrestling tale as told by Bob Sadler

    WRAL photographer Bob Sadler joined the station in 1969 and served in the news department as well as local production, public affairs and documentaries. During the 60’s and 70’s, WRAL produced wrestling shows. Bob shares a quick memory about the wrestlers.