Georgia Championship Wrestling

Georgia Championship Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion whose self-titled TV program aired in the 1970s and 1980s on Atlanta, U.S., superstation WTBS. Though based in Atlanta, the company also ran live wrestling shows throughout its geographic "territory" of Georgia (the U.S. pro wrestling industry was a patchwork of self-contained, regional and sub-regional companies—there was no single, nationwide promotion). The territory was affiliated with what had been the world's top sanctioning body of championship titles for decades before, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

Another promotion called Georgia Championship Wrestling was formed by Jerry Oates in the 2000s, but later renamed itself Great Championship Wrestling. In 2011 Grady Odom, owner of the Georgia Championship Wrestling trademark, reformed the promotion with intent to bring back Georgia Championship Wrestling. His inaugural return date is set for July 2011.

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