Will take this one back as it's posted around the internet. I took this in Jan 1982 when Adonis & Ventura made their only appearance as a tag team here during the NWA Days. Both wrestled here a bit on their own, Adonis as Keith Franks as far back as the mid 70's and both would be in the Cadillac Tournament a couple of months after this card but only the one time in a tag.

They were well known here from AWA TV and both were appearing in WWF rings by this time, in fact Adonis would face Backlund (also on this card) the very next night at MSG in NYC. The fans were mostly split as to their love/hatred of the team in a great bout vs Parisi & Denucci. In the lower photo you can see Terry Yorkston doing a head slap 'doh' after the botched ending when the East West Connection stole the bout from the Italian Connection.

One of my better pics as I was able to get right up leaning on the ramp with my trusty Konica 35 raised above my head.
'Think' that is Bob Backlund's wife the white coat between the two ushers, at least that's what other fans were saying.

Photo by MLW


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