In October of 2008, Dick Bourne and Dave Millican had the rare opportunity to inspect and photograph the genuine NWA world heavyweight championship belt worn and defended in the 1970s and 1980s by Ric Flair, Terry Funk, Harley Race, and others. Not long afterwards, Bourne decided to put together a book about the history and construction of the NWA belt, a chance to share with others the opportunity they had been fortunate enough to have. The result was “Ten Pounds of Gold".
The book features detailed photographs of every aspect of the belt, a look at its history, and a glimpse of the eight champions who proudly wore and defended it. Included are insights and images that have never been published until now, including some photographs Harley Race provided from his personal collection.
Special features and photos included on the eight champions who wore this version of the NWA belt: Harley Race, Jack Brisco, Giant Baba, Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Ric Flair, and Kerry Von Erich.
Drawing from their interest, experience, and research, Bourne and Millican proudly present the NWA belt as you’ve never seen it before!
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Minnesota Wrecking Crew Published July 10, 2011