Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-10-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/10/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of Dan Masters Live features a blend of wrestling and entertainment news and information, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the RAW broadcast at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, on March 9: JBL over CM Punk to win the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; Maryse over Melina; Kofi Kingston over Chris Jericho in a qualifier for WrestleMania’s Money-in-the-Bank match, with some helpful distraction from Ric Flair; Rey Mysterio, Jr., Finlay & Christian over Kane, John Morrison & the Miz; and Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Triple H by forfeit in a handicap match when HHH failed to show, instead breaking into the supposed home of Randy Orton and attacking him before being arrested. Koko B. Ware was officially announced into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame, to be inducted by the Honky Tonk Man.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Primo Colon versus the Miz; Tyson Kidd versus DJ Gabriel; and a battle royal qualifier for WrestleMania’s Money-in-the-Bank match. There will also be an announcement on the return of Evan Bourne. Click here for spoilers.

WWE dark match results from the event at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, on March 9: in a pre-show match, Mike Knox over Johnny Curtis. John Cena came out after the broadcast ended and attacked Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Jr., before the Big Show came out for a match with Cena. Result was Cena over Show in the post-show dark match.

The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.0.

WWE has released Kizarny.

Total Nonstop Action has announced the wrestling debut of Danny Bonaduce at the Lockdown PPV on April 19. His opponent is expected to be unveiled on Bondauce’s radio show on March 20.

Ring of Honor has added the following matches to upcoming events: on March 13 in Collinsville, IL, Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Brent Albright; Austin Aries versus Roderick Strong, and Brent Albright versus Eddie Edwards take place on March 20 in Elizabeth, PA; and in New York City on March 21, Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong versus Kenny King & Rhett Titus.

American Combat Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.

The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply in Seymour, TN, tonight.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

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 10, 1927 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Jones defeated Joe Strangle at 19:42 > Belgium Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Daviscourt defeated Tom Draak* to win title > Jim Londos defeated Jim Browning at 83:49 (2-1) / Notes: The origin of the Belgium Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time, but Tom Draak was billed as the defending champion against Dick Daviscourt.

MARCH 10, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Bob Anderson versus the Masked Marvel > Bill Ward versus John Dameron / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a battle royal and a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

MARCH 10, 1934 (SATURDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Bill Collins versus Bob Anderson > Stanley Buresch versus Ted Radcliffe > Fred Lassiter versus Gus Pappas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 10, 1936 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Schuh defeated Babe Zaharias > Karl Davis defeated George Mansur > Orville Brown and Paul Jones wrestled to a draw

MARCH 10, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Mike Nazarian defeated George Tremont (2-0) > Pat Newman defeated Yusef Hussane (2-1)

MARCH 10, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Benny Cohen versus Paddy Nolan > John Mauldin versus Bob Anderson > The Red Devil defeated Jack Ross / Notes: Aside from the match between Jack Ross and the Red Devil, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

MARCH 10, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Miller and Tiny Oxford wrestled to a draw > Don Lee defeated Otto Schnabel > Joe Marsh defeated Tony Ross > Al Massey defeated Al Galento by disqualification

MARCH 10, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus Jack Dillon > Jack Welch versus Jack Singer > Tony Mello versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 10, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – THOMASTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Mae Young versus Midge Marsh / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 10, 1950 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Red Terror defeated Jack Ross, Jr. > Bob Shipp and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Rebel Russell defeated Don McIntyre > Nick Carter & Buddy Knox defeated Tom Mahoney & Chief Saunooke by disqualification

MARCH 10, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Red Lyons defeated Kurt Von Brawner by disqualification > Ray Gunkel defeated Karl Heinkler by disqualification > Rocky Columbo and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel, Billy Red Lyons & Rocky Columbo defeated Kurt Von Brawner, Karl Heinkler & the Mighty Yankee

MARCH 10, 1961 (FRIDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Fran Gravette versus Rita Cortez > Tiny Evans versus Killer Campbell > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Skull Murphy* versus Guy Mitchell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to how Skull Murphy came to be recognized as Southern Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Freddie Blassie defeating Tiny Evans to win the title on December 20, 1960, in Atlanta.

MARCH 10, 1961 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans versus Killer Campbell > Guy Mitchell & Tiny Evans versus Red Dugan & Killer Campbell > Penalty Belt Match: Bill Dromo versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 10, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Joe McCarthy defeated Ken Hollis at 10:00 > Billy Hines and Greg Peterson wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Bob Morrow & Chief Big Heart defeated Johnny Bruce & Chuck Campbell

MARCH 10, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lorenzo Parente defeated Gorilla Marconi > Ike Eakins defeated Nick Adams > Bobby Graham defeated Bad Boy Hines > Nick Kozak & Bobby Hart defeated El Mongol & Oki Shikina by disqualification > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Lars & Gene Anderson* and Enrique & Ramon Torres wrestled to a draw / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee on this card. Lars & Gene Anderson had been billed as Southern Tag Team Champions since February 17, 1967.

MARCH 10, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson and Alex Perez wrestled to a draw > Women’s Tag Team Match: Marilyn Bender & Mary Lou Witt defeated Panama Franco & Lovely Louise > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres* defeated the Assassins / Notes: Alberto & Ramon Torres had been the reigning Southeastern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on February 17, 1970, in Macon. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

MARCH 10, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated Raton Kadoka > Tim Geohagen & Klondike Bill defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe by disqualification > Buddy Colt and El Mongol wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn defeated Bepo Mongol by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller* defeated the Assassins > Texas Death Cage Match: Roberto Soto defeated Billy Spears / Notes: Raton Kadoka substituted for the Champ in the match with Jerry Oates. In the match between Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller and the Assassins, one of the Assassins pinned Fuller, but the referee had been dazed during an earlier collision and awarded the belts to Gunkel and Fuller. The Assassins were outraged, and the titles were held up pending a review. Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Assassins on December 17, 1971, in Atlanta. Assassin #1 managed Bepo Mongol. Eddie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. It was announced that Ox Baker and Wilbur Snyder would be wrestling in Atlanta on March 17, 1972. Roberto Soto participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 10, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Rock Hunter versus Argentina Apollo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 10, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Super Infernos defeated L.D. Lewis & Pantera Negra > The Zodiac defeated Scott Casey > Lou Thesz defeated Fuji > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes managed the Zodiac and the Super Infernos. Lou Thesz performed a demonstration of wrestling holds with Jerry Oates, Jack Evans, and Butcher Brannigan.

MARCH 10, 1974 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Bobby Starr > Bill Costello versus Leon Ogle > Bobby Duncum & Art Nelson versus the Black Crusaders > Jerry Lawler & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Ricky Gibson & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Ron, Terry & Jimmy Garvin versus Bob Armstrong, Robert Fuller & Rufus R. Jones / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 10, 1975 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter) > Robert Fuller defeated Ron Garvin > Ricky Gibson and Bob Orton, Jr., wrestled to a draw at 10:00 > Women’s Tag Team Match: Dottie Downs, Toni Rose, & the Fabulous Moolah defeated Donna Christianello, Daisy Mae, & Candy Ric > Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification > Don Muraco versus Harley Race ruled a no contest > Dusty Rhodes versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Dusty Rhodes and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle, but no documented results for this match have been found. Doug Smith and Bobby Simmons were credited as being referees for this card.

MARCH 10, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Somers versus Dudley Clements > Don Kent versus Danny Little Bear > Don Greene versus Roberto Soto > Ray Candy versus Jerry Lawler > Haystacks Calhoun & Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Toru Tanaka & Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

MARCH 10, 1977 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Johnny Eagle defeated Two-Ton Harris > Jerry Blackwell and Bill Dromo wrestled to a draw > Dino Bravo & Tiger Conway, Jr., defeated Brute Bernard & Mr. X > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Kim Duk by disqualification > US Heavyweight Title Match: Blackjack Mulligan* versus Thunderbolt Patterson ended in a double countout / Notes: Boris Malenko managed Kim Duk.

MARCH 10, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jacques Goulet defeated Steve Regal > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Pierre Lefebvre & the Mighty Zulu > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Adrian Adonis > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Rocky Johnson & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* defeated Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 10, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Larry Latham > Tape: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Frank Dusek & Buck Brannigan > Blackjack Lanza defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Ted Oates & Jerry Roberts > Bob Armstrong defeated Frank Dusek > Tony Atlas defeated Larry Latham > Ric Flair defeated Jerry Roberts > Ted Oates & Pierre Lefebvre defeated Luke Graham & Buck Brannigan > Kurt Von Hess defeated Dennis Hall / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. A tape from the “Macon Championship Wrestling” program was shown on this episode, featuring Mr. Wrestling #1 giving a wrestling clinic. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Luke Graham and Kurt Von Hess.

MARCH 10, 1979 (SATURDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Moose Morowski & Kim Duk defeated Pedro Morales & Skip Young > Steve Regal defeated Tony Russo > Len Denton defeated the Cobra > Dino Bravo defeated Ric Flair > Rick Steamboat defeated Paul Jones

MARCH 10, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton and Genichiro Tenryu wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Chief Lone Eagle defeated Billy the Kid > Kevin Sullivan defeated Killer Khan > Baron Von Raschke defeated Ray Candy > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dory Funk, Jr. > Tony Atlas defeated Austin Idol > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 10, 1983 (THURSDAY) – HUNTINGTON, WV – HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL FIELD HOUSE (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Zbyszko defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bob Roop defeated Tito Santana > The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Rich > Ole Anderson, Buzz Sawyer & the Masked Superstar defeated Dick Murdoch, Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff > Chain Match: Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff

MARCH 10, 1985 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Italian Stallion defeated Joe Palardy > Doug Somers defeated Paul Diamond > Randy Rose defeated Vern Henderson > Ron Garvin defeated Devil Blue > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Kareem Muhammad by countout > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Bob Roop & Scott Irwin ruled a no contest > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification

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, Thomas Bugg, 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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