In 1931, Jim Crockett, Sr. began promoting professional wrestling from his home base of Charlotte, North Carolina (though his first shows were in eastern Tennessee). Mid-Atlantic Wrestling was the name of one of his regional TV programs. The Universal Wrestling Federation was owner Bill Watts' attempt at taking his Mid-South Wrestling promotion to a national level in 1986. The promotion had started out as an NWA Territory known as NWA Tri-State founded by Leroy McGuirk in the 1950s. Tri-State promoted in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, the same area that Watts's Mid-South wrestling ran in before attempting to go national.
The attempt failed and in 1987, Watts sold the promotion to Jim Crockett Promotions and became part of what would later be known as World Championship Wrestling.
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