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ERN Presents LIVE From The Dean's Den - Remembering "Bullet" Bob Armstrong

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For my listening audience that has never heard my story, I grew up in the days of the territories. My area was run by Verne Gagne and the AWA. It was all I really knew because it was the only wrestling on TV. I knew OF the then WWWF & NWA because of Stu Sacks and my friend Bill Apter, but to me, these were minor league organizations.

In 1980 my perspective on wrestling was changed when my family was finally able to get cable TV and one Saturday night shortly before I got home from work my Dad happened to tune to WTBS and accidentally found a little show called Georgia Championship Wrestling. One of the big heroes of the territory was a man known as "The fighting firefighter from Marietta, Georgia". He went under the name of Bob Armstrong and before long I became a fan of his. His homespun, gosh darn Southern charm along with a legitimate toughness due to his background made him relatable to the average viewer watching at home. 

Tonight I'll talk about watching Bob and his family and the good old days of territroy "rasslin".

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