Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-18-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/18/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Click here for Adam Russell’s report for the March 16 broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW. The final overall rating for Monday’s edition was 3.6.

WWE dark match results from the event at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, on March 17: in a pre-show match, Jimmy Wang Yang over Eric Escobar; in a post-show main event, Edge over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title, with interference from Matt Hardy.

Click here for spoilers from the Corpus Christi tapings for the March 20 broadcast, and here for the March 27 show.

It is now official for WrestleMania: WWE World Tag Team Champions John Morrison & the Miz versus WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon, in a match to unify the titles.

WWE has announced the following events: May 22, RAW at the Qwest Arena in Boise, ID; and May 25, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Tickets go on sale April 10 for Boise, while Denver tickets become available April 11.

To see spoilers from Total Nonstop Action’s March 17 tapings, to be broadcast on March 26, click here.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 School in Atlanta, GA, tonight. Admission is free.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, 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: Rick Martel (1956) and Mike Quackenbush (1976).

Today In Memoriam: Howard Cantonwine (76, 1977) and Angel Azteca (43, 2007).

The neighbor who called authorities to Andrew ‘Test’ Martin’s apartment last Friday told WFTS TV in Tampa, FL, that she actually had noticed him sitting on a couch one day earlier, only to notice he was still sitting in the same spot and position the next day. Click here for the story.

Tonight’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by MsChif and Dick Steinborn. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Tuesday’s edition of Dan Masters Live, broadcast from the St. Patrick’s Day festivities along River Street in Savannah, GA, featured Vordell Walker, Matt Noble, and a few partiers. DML is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, on March 19. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 11. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (813) 805-7526.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Civic Center in Pell City, AL, on March 28. Advertised: For the GCW tag championship, David Young & Dynamo defends vs. Theodore Tutwiler III & J.P. Magnum, w/Howard C. Cross. "Tropical" Tracy Taylor & Fantasy vs. Genni Right & Tiffany Roxx. Inhuman Fly vs. Johnny Slaughter. Micah Taylor vs. Adam Jacobs. Omega vs. Orion Bishop. Amos Moses vs. Will Owens. Antonio Garza vs. "Mr. Motivation" Bob Maddox. Bell time is at 7:30.

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 18, 1926 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Lewis defeated Pat Kelly > The Masked Marvel defeated Boris Demetroff (2-0) > Stanislaus Zbyszko defeated John Paxos / Notes: Stanislaus Zbyszko was declared the winner of his match when John Paxos was deemed unable to continue.

MARCH 18, 1927 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Jim Browning > Jim Londos defeated Yusef Hussane

MARCH 18, 1931 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Lehman defeated Tom Marvin > George Zaharias defeated Ghafoor Khan

MARCH 18, 1935 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jack Ross versus Charlie Allen > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Pat Newman* versus Billy Williams / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Pat Newman had been the reigning Southern Lightweight Champion since he defeated Jack Ross on March 11, 1935, in Augusta.

MARCH 18, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Bruce Nolan defeated Roy Lumpkin > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* versus Honey Boy Hackney ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since January 8, 1936.

MARCH 18, 1937 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Speedy Lawrence defeated Yusef Hussane > Cyclone Copley defeated Joe Tucker (2-0)

MARCH 18, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Chris Zaharias > Women’s Match: Elvira Snodgrass defeated Catherine Simpson > Earl Wampler and Babe Zaharias wrestled to a draw > Rebel Russell defeated Nick Carter > The Golden Terror defeated Dick Lever > Women’s Match: Celia Blevins defeated Mae Weston / Notes: Earl Wampler managed the Golden Terror. Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.

MARCH 18, 1960 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Tokyo Joe > Ray Gunkel versus Jack Terry > Ray Gunkel, Bill Dromo & Haystacks Calhoun versus Freddie Blassie, Jack Terry & Tokyo Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 18, 1963 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buck Jones versus Tarzan Tyler > Jack Armstrong versus George Bell > Derrell Cochran versus the Bat > Death Match: Lenny Montana versus Chief Little Eagle / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 18, 1964 (WEDNESDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Match: Rita Cortez versus Ida Mae Martinez > Gene Murphy versus Chief Big Heart > Joe McCarthy versus Johnny Bruce / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 18, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Shane defeated Bad Boy Hines at 10:00 > Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated the Infernos by disqualification at 18:00 > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil at 6:00 > Handicap Match: Klondike Bill defeated Tony Nero & Pancho Villa at 2:00 > Eric & Karl Von Brauner versus the Mysterious Medics ruled a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. J.C. Dykes managed the Infernos. Freddie Blassie managed Klondike Bill. There were two referees for the match between the Von Brauners and the Mysterious Medics. It was announced that Swede Karlson would be wrestling on the card on March 25, 1966.

MARCH 18, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Jack Daniels & Krusher Kowalski > Bobby Graham defeated Gorilla Marconi > Lorenzo Parente defeated El Mongol > Bob Armstrong defeated Pancho Rosario / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.

MARCH 18, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lorenzo Parente defeated Pancho Rosario > Buddy Fuller defeated Bobby Hart > Ray Gunkel & Eddie Graham defeated Ike Eakins & Gorilla Marconi > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Judy Grable > Tornado Tag Team Match: Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Jack Daniels & Krusher Kowalski > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Bobby Graham & Oki Shikina by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Kozak defeated El Mongol* to win title / Notes: Lars & Gene Anderson charged the ring during the match between Enrique & Ramon Torres and Bobby Graham & Oki Shikina, attacking the Torres brothers. Following the match between Nick Kozak and El Mongol, Jack Crawford attacked referee Leo Garibaldi with his cane. Crawford managed El Mongol. Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Fuller on February 24, 1967, in Atlanta. The program for this card featured an advertisement from Ramon Torres, who was looking to sell his 1964 Cadillac. It also featured a photo of Lou Thesz with actress Yvonne DeCarlo. Paul Jones reported in the program that NWA President Sam Muchnick had ordered Gene Kiniski to defend the NWA World Heavyweight Title in Atlanta against Thesz, and that Kiniski was trying to dodge the match, claiming Muchnick and Jones were trying desperately to get the title off of him. Kiniski had been the reigning champion since he defeated Thesz on January 7, 1966, in St. Louis, MO. It was announced that Mr. Wrestling would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 18, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Joe Turco > Choo-Choo Lynn defeated Tony Barbetta at 4:00 > Assassin #2 and Bob Armstrong wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Assassin #1 by disqualification

MARCH 18, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Jimmy Dancing Bear wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo & El Mongol defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Jerry Oates defeated Ox Baker by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. It was announced that the Assassins had indeed won the Georgia Tag Team Title from Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller on March 10, 1972, following a review of the match.

MARCH 18, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Ray Candy > Macon Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Toru Tanaka defeated Danny Little Bear to win title; Jerry Brisco, Dudley Clements, Derrell Cochran, Tommy Gilbert, Don Greene, Rocky Johnson, Don Kent, Jerry Lawler, Don Muraco, and Bob Orton, Jr., also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results of the tournament. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka and Abdullah the Butcher.

MARCH 18, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don Kernodle and Randy Savage wrestled to a draw > Bob Backlund defeated Bill Howard > The French Angel defeated Raymond Rougeau > Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta defeated the Gladiators > Black Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Paul Jones, Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Dick Slater, Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.

MARCH 18, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich & Raymond Rougeau defeated Bill White & Butch Malone > Tape: Billy Graham versus Pete Austin > Tony Atlas defeated Abdul Zataar > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Jack Ruffian > Adrian Adonis defeated Stan Hansen by countout > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Bill Irwin & Larry Cheatham / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 18, 1979 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts versus Larry Latham > Luke Graham versus Rufus R. Jones > Kurt Von Hess versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Bob Armstrong versus Blackjack Lanza > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel versus Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Luke Graham and Kurt Von Hess.

MARCH 18, 1980 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow defeated Bobby Garrett > Jay Strongbow defeated Jim Nelson > Kevin Sullivan versus Baron Von Raschke ended in a double disqualification > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Tony Atlas & Lars Anderson > Austin Idol defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 18, 1984 (SUNDAY) – CINCINNATI, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jesse Barr > Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers > Brad Armstrong defeated Larry Zbyszko > The Spoiler defeated Pez Whatley > 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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