The Four Horsemen, The Poffo Family And Others To Be Honored At Mid-Atlantic Fanfest
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.30.2014
As part of the Hall of Heroes...
- The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest will present the "Hall of Heroes" during a banquet dinner. This will be the final event this August in Charlotte, North Caroline. Here is a list of the inductees and a brief description:
Angelo Poffo, Lanny Poffo and Randy "Macho Man Savage" Poffo: "The family members need to no explanation of their pedigree as they are that well known. Savage is the former WWF and WCW World champion who headlined Wrestlemanias en route to becoming one of the most recognizable performers ever in the business. Poffo is the former poet laureate turned Genius who went from WWF undercards to main eventing Madison Square Garden cards. Their father, Angelo, was a world-record setter in sit-ups who wrestled all over the world before becoming a promoter with his ICW promotion in Tennessee, a group featuring his sons that ran a hard promotional war against Jerry Lawler and Jerry Jarrett's promotion."
The Horsemen - Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson & J.J. Dillon: "All original members of the famed Four Horsemen in Jim Crockett Promotions, a group that never regained its infamy or excellence upon their departure from Jim Crockett Promotions for the WWF. Dillon was the mastermind manager of the Horsemen after spending years as a pro wrestler and also worked behind the scenes for many promotions including Crockett and the WWF. Blanchard and Anderson, as a team, were one of the finest duos of the late 1980s and continued that excellence with a run as "The Brainbusters" in the WWF. The trio represent what, to many fans, was the greatest heel group ever in professional wrestling history."
Ox Baker: "A true wild tough guy with a colorful personality and loud, bellowing voice, Baker and his infamous heart punch toured the world with stints in Detroit, Georgia, the AWA, and Stampede Wrestling. Baker parlayed his trademark looks into acting appearances in a number of films including 'Escape from New York.'"
Tommy Young: "Considered one of the greatest referees ever, Young broke in as part of Eddie Einhorn's IWA before setting in as the top referee for Jim Crockett Promotions. Young was synonymous with officiating with the NWA and WCW until his retirement in the 1990s, specifically interactions with Ric Flair and Jim Cornette."
Gerald Brisco: "Although best known by fans nationally as one of Vince McMahon's stooges, Brisco was a world renowned tough guy as both a singles star and one half of the Briscos with his brother Jack in Mid-Atlantic, Georgia and Florida. He still works as a recruiter for WWE today."
Boris Malenko: "The father of Joe and Dean Makenko, he toured all over the world as a top heel including stints in Florida, Texas and the AWA. He later became a renowned trainer, helping to start the careers of his sons, Sean Waltman, Fred (Typhoon) Ottman, Bill Eadie, Gangrel, Norman Smiley and many others."
The banquet is sold out but there are still waiting list spots available. All of the Fanfest special events will air live on iPPV. For the first time ever, the opening Thursday (July 31) will be free to anyone to come and visit.
Here's an updated list of guests for VIP pass admission: Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Gerald Brisco, Bob Caudle, Jim Cornette and The Heavenly Bodies, James J. Dillon, Rocky Johnson, Don and Rocky Kernodle, Scrappy McGowan, Magnum T.A., Moondog Rex, Bill and Randy Mulkey, Paul Orndorff, Lanny Poffo, Jimmy Snuka, Adrian Street and Miss Linda, Kevin Sullivan, Les Thatcher, Barry Windham and Tommy Young.