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MID-ATLANTIC LEGENDS FANFEST ANNOUNCES INSTITUTION OF REID FLAIR SCHOLARSHIP, NEW DOCUMENTARY ON WRESTLING IN MID-ATLANTIC REGION & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-05-13 19:24:06
The annual Mid-Atlantic (formerly NWA) Legends Fanfest made a number of announcements today regarding both their annual gathering in the first weekend of August in Charlotte, NC and a new documentary being prepped for a 2014 rollout.

The Fanfest, which previously announced a training seminar that would take place over the course of the weekend headed by Tom Prichard and with Les Thatcher and Tully Blanchard, among others, assisting in the camp. The winning participant will receive a $2,500 scholarship to continue their wrestling training.

The Fanfest also released the following video with legendary announcer Bob Caudle discussing the currently in production "Mid-Atlantic Memories" documentary, which will look at the history and legacy of the promoters and stars of that pro wrestling region:

The Fanfest is running their own fundraising campaign to assist in the production of the documentary, with those donating receiving special rewards, similar to Kickstarter.com. For more on that, click here.

Among the legends already announced for the gathering are Mr. Wrestling II, Ivan Koloff, Les Thatcher, JJ Dillon, Tully Blanchard, Jerry Brisco, Tiger Conway Jr., Lars Anderson, Bob Caudle, The Midnight Express, Jim Cornette, The Rock N' Roll Express, Magnum TA and Johnny Powers.

The weekend will also feature the 2013 Hall of Heroes banquet, live matches, autograph sessions, photos, a Blanchard & TA reunion Q&A, a Cornette Q&A and much more. I've been to all but one of these gatherings and it never fails to be my favorite weekend of the year. For complete details, visit www.NWALegends.com.