Southeastern News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-19-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/19/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

The final overall rating for the Tuesday edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s ECW was 1.4.

The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from Total Nonstop Action, is as follows: Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin versus Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro; Taylor Wilde & ODB versus Raisha Saeed & Awesome Kong; Madison Rayne versus “Sarah Palin”; and Jeff Jarrett & Mick Foley versus Kurt Angle & Sting.

Tickets for the following TNA events go on sale Friday: April 30, at the Knoxville Coliseum in Knoxville, TN; May 1, at the Agriculture & Exposition Center in Corbin, KY; May 2, at the Big Sandy Arena in Huntington, WV; and May 3, at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, KY.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, tonight with "On the War Path". Advertised: GCW Tag Team Title Match, Champions Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop, with Wicked Nemesis) vs. J-Rod & Frankie Valentine; Interstate Title Match, Champion Shaun Banks (with Quentin Michaels) vs. Scott Steele; and Joszef Barkan vs. Tex Monroe. Also on the bill: Sal Rinauro, GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones, and Amy Morgan. Bell time is 7:30pm. For reserved seats, call 334-664-1780.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 11. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (813) 805-7526.

All-State Wrestling will be at the Statum Cab Company Building in Shelbyville, TN, tonight.

Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the Green Acres Flea Market in Louisville, TN, tonight.

The following information in regard to birthdays and memoriams has been compiled from various sources. In the event you can let us know of any omissions or corrections, please email to contributions@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

Today’s Birthdays: Jim Korderas (1962) and Evan Bourne (1983).

Today In Memoriam: Hiromichi ‘Kodo’ Fuyuki (42, 2003).

Tonight’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, with hosts John ‘Stoney’ Cannon and Joe ‘Joco’ Cowart, presents a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of pro wrestling. The featured guests are Nick Bockwinkel and Karl Lauer, and Les Thatcher is also expected to join in for a brief chat. The broadcast starts at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Wednesday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate, along with Larry Goodman filling in for the vacationing Les Thatcher, featured MsChif, current NWA Women’s Champion and Shimmer Champion. Dick Steinborn also went into the Wayback Machine. PSP is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

Steve Gerweck is reporting that Ric Flair’s son Reid was arrested on March 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated. In Mecklenburg County, NC.

You can see Ruth Leitman’s documentary, “Lipstick & Dynamite, **** & Vinegar: the First Ladies of Wrestling”, online by clicking here.

The Great American Wrestling Federation has announced the opening of a pro wrestling training school in Tallahassee, FL. Interested parties can contact Michael Patrick at 813-846-9144 or mIchaelpatrick813@yahoo.com, or GAWF Owner Skip Skipperman at 850-694-5242 or gawfceo@yahoo.com.

Southeastern Xtreme Wrestling was in Dothan, AL, on March 14. Results: Lil Luscious defeated Preston Veston III, Eli Ace of Spades, & the Blackheart to win the vacant light heavyweight championship. Psycho Carl defeated Country Boy Curtis. Hanzel defeated Sylas. Big Daddy defeated the Mexican Kid. Graveyard vs. Chaos ended in a double countout. Big Daddy & Preston Veston III became the #1 contenders for the vacant SXW heavyweight championship by winning a 6-man battle royal.

SXW will be at the X-Treme Sportatorium in Dothan, AL, on March 28. Advertised: For the vacant SXW heavyweight championship, Big Daddy vs. Preston Veston III. Also on the bill: Luke Goldberg, in his last appearance, SXW Light Heavyweight champion Lil Luscious, Street Bandit, Joykilla, Country Boy Curtis, Chaos, the Blackheart, Psycho Carl, Mark Weiss, "Big" John Harley, Graveyard the Backstreet Brawler, A Man Called Rouge, and the Mexican Kid. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for military and kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bell time is at 7:30.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on March 22. Advertised: Hot Like Lava, Micah Taylor, A.J. Steele, and the Cash Vault. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 School in Atlanta, GA, on March 25. Matches to be announced. Admission is free.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA, on March 28. Advertised: For the SECW Heavyweight championship, Rob Adonis defends vs. Cru Jones. For the SECW Tag Team championship, Bulldog Raines & Josh Stone defends vs. Talent & Money. Frankie Valentine & Adrian Hawkins vs. Kyle Matthews & the Nightmare. Amy Morgan vs. Sumie Sakai with the winner becoming the #1 contender for the women’s championship. Jeremy Vain vs. Rick "the Kick" King vs. Josh "the Local Scene" Storm vs. Shooting Star. Colt Derringer vs. Chick "Golden Boy" Donovan. All tickets are $8, and kids under 7 get in free. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.

Ultimate Wrestling will be at the American Legion Post #33 in Pensacola, FL, on April 4. Advertised: the Ultimate Legends, w/Uncle Jim, Rikki "the Rocket" Roberts, "the Canadian Superstar" Aeon Flexx, "the Former Sinner" Nick Virtue, Deathrow, Dan Delicious, "Brutal" Joe Gibson, "the Master of Devastation" Cameron Frost, "the Feature" Carlos D’Angelo, "Mr. USA" T.A. Jones, "the Bruiserweight" Maze, "Story of the Year" Brian Cage, Energy Crisis, Nathan Crown, "Pure" Doug Pitt, "Chocolate Boy Wonder" Markus Gibbs, Nick Wonder, and the Amish Assassin. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for military, $6 for kids, and free for people in wheelchairs and kids under 5. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00. This event is a benefit for the Manna Food Bank of Pensacola. Bring in a non-perishable food donation and receive $2 off of an adult ticket.

Highspots is presenting a live event at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, NC, on April 10. Advertised: David & Reid Flair, with Ric Flair, versus Mr. Florida & the Masked Superstar; Krissy Vaine versus Daffney; Charlie Dreamer versus the Barbarian; Richie Steamboat versus Jake Manning; Joey Silva & Caleb Konley versus Team Macktion; and Roddy Piper hosts a Piper’s Pit segment. Prior to bell time, there will be a VIP session from 6:30 to 7:30, which includes front row seating, a photo with Piper, and one autographed item from Piper, Superstar, and Barbarian, for $70. Ringside tickets are $20, and general admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased online at the Highspots site. All proceeds will be given to the Police Benevolent Fund and FOP Foundation.

DISCLAIMER: GWH is not liable for any card changes, cancellations, etc. We can only report what is reported to us. As always, we suggest you check with the promotion within 24 hours to verify information posted here.

NOSTALGIA

MARCH 19, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Bill Collins defeated Glenn Cowan > John Mauldin and Tarzan Jordan wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Georgia Light Heavyweight Title / Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match (No TL / No DQ): Hugh Winn* defeated Fred Lassiter / Notes: Hugh Winn had been the reigning Georgia Light Heavyweight Champion and Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Fred Lassiter for both titles on March 5, 1934, in Atlanta, GA.

MARCH 19, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Parker defeated Roy Graham by disqualification > Frank Brown defeated Whitey Hewitt by disqualification > Orville Brown and Dick Shikat wrestled to a draw at 90:00 / Notes: Dick Shikat substituted for Everett Marshall in the match with Orville Brown.

MARCH 19, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Joe Wheeler versus Paddy Nolan > Don Jose versus Red Smith > Mike Cassidy versus Chin Lee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 19, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Pavich defeated Don Lee > Al Massey defeated John Mauldin by disqualification > Rudy Strongberg defeated Dick Lever / Notes: Rudy Strongberg was declared the winner of his match when Dick Lever was deemed unable to continue.

MARCH 19, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Roberts defeated Natie Brown by disqualification > Tom Mahoney and Bibber McCoy wrestled to a draw > Al Massey & Jack Ross, Jr., defeated Jim Coffield & Don Lee > Women’s Match: Violet Viann defeated Nell Stewart

MARCH 19, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buck Jones and the Bat wrestled to a draw > Lenny Montana defeated Jack Armstrong > Charlie Keene defeated Prince Omar > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Tarzan Tyler by disqualification

MARCH 19, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lee Fields versus Tom Bradley > Lester Welch, Jerry Miller, Billy Hines & Red Roberts defeated Mario Galento, Bob Dalton, Tony Nero & Pancho Villa > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Buddy Fuller & Jesse James* defeated the Mysterious Medics / Notes: Lee Fields and Tom Bradley were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Buddy Fuller & Jesse James had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Mysterious Medics on March 13, 1965, in Atlanta.

MARCH 19, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero > Women’s Tag Team Match: Donna Christianello & Barbara Owens defeated Toni Rose & Belle Starr > Tornado Tag Team Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres versus the Gauchos ruled a no contest

MARCH 19, 1970 (THURSDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – MATHIS CITY AUDITORIUM (Promoter – Unknown) > Kevin Sullivan versus the Masked Purple Bandit > Lars & Gene Anderson versus Charlie Cook & Ronnie Hill / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 19, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sabu Singh and the Great Ota wrestled to a draw > Roberto Soto defeated Mr. Koma > Robert Fuller defeated Kubla Khan by disqualification > Klondike Bill defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > Ray Gunkel, Bill Dromo & Buddy Fuller defeated Krusher Karlson & the Assassins > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: Joe Higuchi was the special referee for the match between El Mongol and Buddy Colt. Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final on February 5, 1971, in Atlanta. Colt attacked Higuchi following the match. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Charlie Harben was credited as being a referee for this card. The program for this card reported that Paul Jones would be going to an NWA Board meeting a few days later to oppose the petition submitted by the Assassins regarding their masks and tights. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 19, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Rock Hunter & the Mongols versus Ernie Ladd, El Mongol & the Magnificent Zulu > Ron Pritchard versus the Missouri Mauler > US Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson* versus Ox Baker / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Ray Candy was the special referee for the match between Thunderbolt Patterson and Ox Baker. Rock Hunter managed the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed the Mongols.

MARCH 19, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Lawler & Art Nelson and the Black Crusaders wrestled to a draw > Bill Costello versus Earl Maynard > Macon Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Duncum* to win title > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Jerry Brisco & Ricky Gibson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* by disqualification / Notes: Bill Costello and Earl Maynard were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 19, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund and Ervin Smith wrestled to a draw > Rick Martel defeated Rip Hawk > Mark Lewin defeated Skandor Akbar > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton & Tony Charles* to win title > Stan Stasiak defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Uvalde Slim defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification / Notes: Haystacks Calhoun was the special referee for the match between Uvalde Slim and the Spoiler. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

MARCH 19, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Latham versus Jerry Roberts > Rick Oliver versus Pierre Lefebvre > Bob Armstrong versus Blackjack Lanza > Tony Atlas versus Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

MARCH 19, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Bobby Garrett > Jay Strongbow versus Jim Nelson > Kevin Sullivan versus Baron Von Raschke > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* versus Tony Atlas & Lars Anderson > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 19, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Joe Lightfoot > Larry Zbyszko defeated Brian Blair > The Masked Superstar defeated Bob Roop > Tony Atlas defeated the Iron Sheik > Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff

MARCH 19, 1984 (MONDAY) – CANTON, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jesse Barr > Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers > Larry Zbyszko defeated Pez Whatley > The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong > The Road Warriors defeated Jay Youngblood & King Kong Bundy > Taped Fist Match: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

The information compiled within our daily reports are through the efforts of various contributors, including, but not limited to, Rich Tate, Larry Goodman, Chuck Thornton, Brian Waits, Don Luce, Brian Slack, Fred Hornby, J Michael Kenyon, Steve Yohe, David Williamson, Becky Taylor, John Cannon, Mike Norris, Bobby Simmons, Les Thatcher, Crimson Mask, Dan Masters, Tim Dix, Tim Dills, Jimmie Daniel, Gene Restaino, Matt Tew, Dave Wills, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, Red Jones, Drew Carrig, Adam Russell, and Richard O’Sullivan.

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