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By Mike Johnson on 2/14/2013 11:30 AM
February 14, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Memories

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest
August 1-4, 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina

"Russian Bear" Confirms Fanfest Appearance!
Few performers have left more of a mark on Mid-Atlantic wrestling than "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff. For decades the menacing Muscovite mat terror drew the wrath of frenzied fans as he spoke in a raspy Russian voice, wore heavy stomping boots, toted his trademark Russian chain, and boasted the cross and sickle emblazoned on his ring garb. The beard, shaved dome and jagged forehead all served as a testament to his rugged brand of wrestling.
Koloff will be a featured guest at this summer's Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend August 1-4 at Hilton University Place Hotel in Charlotte. He has attended a number of previous Fanfests where he is always a big favorite.
"It's always an exciting event. I still consider myself a fan," says Koloff. "I've loved wrestling since I was 8 years old. I was a fan then and still am to this day. The fans at Fanfest are the same way. They're thrilled to be able to meet some of the old-timers and fans they've met over the years. In many cases they've ended up becoming friends. It's the same with the boys. Some of the boys I haven't seen in years and years. Fanfest has made up for that. It's wonderful to see my old friends again."
Celebrating Wrestling Tradition In The Carolinas!
This summer's fanfest weekend, four huge days of fun featuring dozens of wrestling's legendary heroes and villains -- and a bevy of today's top superstars and future legends -- returns to the Hilton University Place Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Stars from the glory days of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and wrestling fans from all around the world converge on the Queen City to renew old friendships, share old memories, and create new ones.
This August's fanfest will be our 11th reunion since we began back on Super Bowl weekend in 2004. In those eight years, we've had fans from 48 states and 12 foreign countries take part in our yearly gathering of old-school wrestling fans.
We hope you'll be part of our very special weekend! 
Book Your Hotel Rooms Now!
The Hilton University Place is the host hotel for this summer's Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend. The hotel is offering a discounted $95 group rate for those that book early.
Keep in mind, we have a limited number of rooms at this discounted rate, so please make your room reservations as soon as you're certain of your travel plans. The discounted $95 group rate will expire on July 22 or whenever we fill our block of rooms, whichever comes first.
Remember, Charlotte is the heart of stock car country. The NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and dozens of NASCAR race shops are nearby. Charlotte's also home to Paramount's Carowinds, the Carolinas' premier theme park and family entertainment destination, including Boomerang Bay (a 20-acre splash-tacular, sun lover's paradise consisting of a 34,000 square foot wave pool, 1,000 foot long lazy river, 11 exhilarating water slides and three interactive family activity areas,) and WindSeeker, sending riders soaring 301 feet above the park at over 30 miles per hour and providing dramatic views of the greater Charlotte region.
Why not make your trip to Charlotte your summer vacation and take in a little bit of everything while you're here?
Visit our website today to book your hotel rooms for this year's fanfest weekend!
Get $20 When You Fly To Fanfest on Delta Airlines!
Delta Airlines
For those of you flying to/from Charlotte for fanfest on Delta, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines or Alitalia, we'll give you a $20 credit voucher that you may use for free fanfest merchandise while you're here!
It's very simple! When you book your flight reservations online, make sure to enter our
SkyBonus program code: US331078683 and it's as easy as that! If you make your reservations by phone or travel agent, you must make sure they have the same SkyBonus program code in your reservation in order for you to receive the $20 fanfest credit voucher.
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