Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-9-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/09/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, tonight.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC, on March 8: the Great Khali over Chavo Guerrero, Jr.; Michelle McCool over Maria; Festus over Jimmy Wang Yang; R-Truth over Eric Escobar; Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel; Shelton Benjamin over MVP; and Jeff Hardy & the Undertaker over Umaga & the Big Show.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA, on March 8: John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme; Goldust over William Regal; Melina & Kelly Kelly over Beth Phoenix & Maryse, with Rosa Mendez; Finlay, with Hornswoggle, over Tyson Kidd, with Natalya; Jack Swagger over Christian; and John Cena, Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase, Jr., & Edge.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA, on March 7: the Great Khali over Chavo Guerrero, Jr.; Michelle McCool over Eve Torres; Festus over Jimmy Wang Yang; Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel; R-Truth over Eric Escobar; Shelton Benjamin over MVP; and Jeff Hardy & the Undertaker over Umaga & the Big Show.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL, on March 7: Kelly Kelly & Melina over Beth Phoenix & Maryse; Goldust over William Regal; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme; Finlay over Tyson Kidd; Jack Swagger over Christian; Chris Jericho over Kofi Kingston; and John Cena & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Randy Orton & Edge.

Mike Johnson is reporting that Koko B. Ware is being inducted into the 2009 class of WWE’s Hall of Fame, and it could be announced as early as tonight’s RAW broadcast .

WWE has released Ryan Braddock.

WWE has announced the following events: May 5, SmackDown/ECW at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA; May 9, SmackDown/ECW at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI; May 10, SmackDown/ECW at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN; July 14, SmackDown/ECW at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL; November 5, SmackDown/ECW at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany; November 11, SmackDown/ECW at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany; November 12, SmackDown/ECW at the Leipzig Arena in Leipzig, Germany; and November 13, SmackDown/ECW at the Colorline Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Tickets for Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, and Ft. Wayne go on sale March 21, while Miami tickets become available on April 10. Tickets for the events in Germany go on sale March 28.

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: Nikita Koloff (1959), Rick Steiner (1961), Tiger Ali Singh (1971), and Melina (1979).

Today In Memoriam: John Katan (67, 1968), Anibal (53, 1994), Eddie Creatchman (66, 1994), and Texas Outlaw #1 (39, 2004).

Click here to view a short documentary on Tennessee independent wrestler G.Q. (Archie Van Winkle).

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

This week’s Who’s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams, Jim Cornette, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

NWA Anarchy results from the NWA TV Arena in Cornelia, GA, on March 7: Slim J & Bo Newsome & TK Cross beat Todd Sexton & The Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) in 9:45. Azrael (with Skirra Corvus & The Reverend) dismantled Chris King in 2:26 to retain the Young Lion’s Title. The Entourage (Jeff Lewis & Mike Mosley & Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander with Jay Clinton & Taco Delgado) beat Alan Funk & Chip Day & Caleb Konley & Kareem Abdul Jamar in 6:13. Truitt Fields defeated Kimo (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey) via countout at 6:55. Malachi beat Adrian Hawkins and Chris Mayne in a match to determine the number one contender for the Young Lion’s Title by pinning Hawkins at 7:52. Talent & Money (JT Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) & Brodie Chase & Seth Delay beat New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) & Pomp & Circumstance (Ace Rockwell & Shaun Tempers) when Pendleton pinned Tempers 12:48. Shadow Jackson beat Iceberg (with The Reverend) to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 8:27. Click here for a detailed report from Larry Goodman. Click here for the latest online broadcast of NWA Anarchy.

NWA Main Event results from March 7 in Princeton, KY, with a reported attendance of over 1,300 for the first pro wrestling event to hit town in over 20 years: Mitch Ryder over White Tiger; "the Driller" Eddie Browning over Larry D; "Everybody Knows" Shaun Schultz defeated "Sweet" Teddy Tender; "the Crippler" Jeff Daniels & Steve-O (with Dominique) became the new NWA Mid-America Tag Team Champions by defeating Scott & Chris Hayes; and "the King" Jerry Lawler beat "Superstar" Bill Dundee.

Champions with Attitudes results from the National Guard Armory in Orangeburg, SC, on March 7: Cruiserweight Champion the Urban Legend Xavier Night defeated Insane Asylum. Johnny Flex & B.J. Hancock defeated Gluteus Maximus & the Widowmaker. The Natural Chris Chance defeated Jack Hammer. Tag Team Champions Team Ego (Will Snapp & Abel Adams, managed by Joey Nuggs) defeated Cheap Pop Hero Ethan Case & T-Roy Sumpin’ Serious Jones to retain the titles. Juggalo Johnny Blaze & Josh Magnum wrestled to a no contest in 11:53 of a No Disqualification match when neither wrestler could answer the referee’s ten count. Heavyweight Champion the Insane Lumberjack Timber defeated Television Champion the American Nightmare Sixx.

Championship Wrestling Overload results from the Living Hope Church in Macon, GA, on March 7: "The Prodigal Son" Bobby defeated beat Southern States Champion: "Bulldog" T.W. James in a non-title match. The Georgia Cowboy defeated Derrick Andrew Reynolds . CWO Tag Team Champs the VIP beat defeated Warfield & Damenchia. "The New Age Freebird" Dyce defeated "the Real Deal" Jake Slater. In a hair vs. hair match, Lucas Rayne defeated Twisted. "The Rage" Scott Cage defeated Scotty Carmichael. Sam Slaughter defeated Prince Rhumma (w/Mike Money).

I Believe in Wrestling was in Orlando, FL, on March 7. Results: Nooie Lee defeated Aaron Epic. Raymond Snow defeated Ray Beez. Lou Cypher defeated Carlos Maldonado. Roderick Strong defeated Austin Amadeus. Barney Rumble defeated Zoe. Rip Malibu & Gus Money defeated Scott Davis & Brett Thunder. Milo Beasley defeated Demon Toro. The Heartbreak Express & Nick Fame defeated Larry Zbyszko, Glacier & Chasyn Rance.

Ultimate Wrestling was in Pensacola, FL, on March 7. Results: Nick Virtue defeated Doug Pitt to retain the UW heavyweight championship. Brian Cage defeated Turbo Ted after using the ropes for leverage. "The Chocolate Boy Wonder" defeated Maze & T.A. Jones to retain the cruiserweight championship. Nathan Crown defeated Carlos D’Angelo. Minotaur defeated Deathrow by DQ. In a match for the X-Factor championship, Cameron Frost vs. Mike Jacobs ended in a double countout. Frost retained the title. The Ultimate Legends defeated Dan Delicious & Master Flesh to win the tag championships. Flesh was filling in for Delicious’ regular tag partner, Tyrone Holly.

Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling Entertainment results from “Redneck Rumble” at Stem Fire Hall in Stem, NC, on March 7: Shawn Alexander won the Redneck Rumble, 21-man battle royal. The Krazy Killer Klowns defeated Luther Thesz & Exotic Aloysius Street. Otto Schwanz defeated the Mommas Boy. Eskimo Joe & "Wise Guy" Jimmy Cicero & "Boogie Woogie Man" Rob McBride (w/the Shah of Grog) defeated Donnie Dollars & Nicky Richards & Brawny Garvin (w/ Brad Stutts). Surfer Jay Odyssey defeated Brad Stutts. B.J. Miracle (w/Andrea the Giant) defeated Trailer Park Heat. GOUGE Champion Seymour Snott defeated Shawn Alexander (w/Rusty Allen).

The Future Wrestling Federation was in Auburn, GA, on March 7. Results: Ronnie Rage defeated Black Spyder after American Machine attacked Syder with a chain. Drive-By defeated Russian Assassin by DQ. "Vicious" Vic Roze defeated Mortochai to retain the US championship. The Force Foundation defeated Tim Lobo & the Assassin. Leather Face & Terry Lawler defeated Jamie Holmes & the American Machine after Machine left Holmes to chase Black Spyder. Brian Titus defeated T.A. Stanton.

The FWF will be at the FMCC Arena in Auburn, GA, on March 21 for a benefit for the family of the late Cleve Christian, who was better known as Psycho Man. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 7-12, and free for kids under 7. Doors open at 7:30 and bell time is at 8:00.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results for March 6 at the Royston, GA, Gym: Matt Mercer defeated Ryan Michaels; John Carnage defeated Jessco Blue; Shaun Tempers defeated Mike Posey; Bo Newsome & Kareem Abdul Jamar & Chris King defeated APW Tag champions The Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) & Skirra Corvus; Jeremy Vain & Taco Delgado defeated Antwan Thompson & Thunderfoot #3; Seth Delay & Dustin Knight & Duncan Enterprises defeated BJ Hancock & Don Matthews & Slim J & Shadow Jackson. Check out this week’s Aftershock here.

Pro Wrestling Eklipse was in Zephyrhills, FL, on March 6 for the “Eklipse Hybrid Invitational Tournament”, where the winner gets a title shot against Hybrid champion Kennedy Kendrick. Round #1: Jasin Sane defeated Luis Matos. Paradox defeated Matt Ripley. Juvi D defeated Scarlett Valentine. Josh Rayne defeated Michael O’Toole. Round #2: Jasin Sane defeats Paradox. Josh Rayne defeated Juvi D. Finals: Jasin Sane defeated Josh Rayne. In a non-tournament match, Fracture defeated Eddie Brock.

PWE will be at Jo Bob’s Elite Fight Club in Zephyrhills, FL, on March 13. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 8:00.

World Xtreme Wrestling was in Minneola, FL, on March 6. Results: Sgt. Hardcore (w/Rico Moon) defeated Aaron Epic. The Hatchet City All-Stars defeated David Mercury & Dylan Knight (w/Candi) to advance to the finals of the tag team turmoil. "7 foot Giant" Lou Cypher (w/Rico Moon) defeated Death Row. Afro Boy & "Son of Tonga" Kava defeated C.J. O’Doyle & Mike Cruz to advance to the finals of the tag team turmoil. Jerrelle Clarke defeated Taino. Betsy Ruth defeated Valentina. In the tag team turmoil finals, Afro Boy & Kava defeated the Hatchet City All-Stars by DQ when Sgt. Hardcore & Rico Moon tried attack Kava, the nephew of Haku who Hardcore challenged earlier. Haku accepted the challenge. Sugga defeated Puerto Rican Hound Dogg by DQ to retain the WXW championship after "Perfect Creation" Richard J. Criado interfered.

WXW will be at the Armory in Leesburg, FL, on March 21. Advertised: Afa, Jr., is schedule to return. Tickets are $10, and kids under 11 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

WXW will be at the Recreation Center in Minneola, FL, on April 18. Advertised: For the heavyweight championship, Sugga defends vs. "the Perfect Creation" Richard J. Criado in a lumberjack match. For the hardcore championship, Sgt. Hardcore defends vs. Haku. In the tag team tournament finals, the Hatchet City All-Stars vs. Afro Boy & Kava. Lou Cypher (w/Rico Moon) vs. Biff (w/Simon Sez). Tickets are $10, and kids under 11 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

Great Championship Wrestling results from March 5 in Phenix City, AL, at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex: Tex Monroe defeated Danny Only. After the match, Wicked Nemesis approached Only and offered his managerial services. Only declined. Wicked said he’d give him 7 days to render an official answer. Kyle Matthews defeated Chip Day. GCW owner Diane Hewes said Cru Jones didn’t have the authority to deny anyone a title shot. Quentin Michaels came to the ring. He verbally attacked Hewes and threatened legal action, while Hewes threatened to kick his butt again (see Fred Ward 2008). Michaels proposed that the winners of the main event (MOD Vs. Valentine/J-ROD) would determine who would face Hot Like Lava next week for the tag titles. John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Bobby Moore & Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey) when Jamar pinned Stalker. Rob Adonis beat Cru Jones via DQ, but Jones retained because the title can’t change hands on a DQ. Jones used a steel chain to score the pin. J-Rod stooged off finish to the ref, who reversed the decision. J-Rod & Frankie Valentine defeated Orion Bishop & Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis). Cru Jones attempt to interfere on MOD’s behalf backfired, causing Bishop to be pinned by J-Rod. Bishop was furious at Jones and Michaels, who walked away saying not our problem. J-rod said since the winner determined the title shot, they were giving it to MOD. Nemesis said MOD would destroy Hot Like Lava next week.

World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 School in Atlanta, GA, on March 11. Matches to be announced. Admission is free.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in Tampa, FL, on March 12. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids under 11. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (813) 805-7526.

FCW will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Eustis, FL, on March 13. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $20 for reserved ringside, $12 general admission, and $8 for kids.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the Police Athletic League Center in Davie, FL, on March 13. Advertised: Tommy Taylor vs. Christopher Gray. Daron Smythe vs. King Kong Fu. Tickets are $15 ringside, and $10 general admission. A family pack of 4 general admission tickets can be bought for $30. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (954) 383-5657.

Folkstyle Championship Wrestling will be at 3974 Carrollton Villa Rica Highway in Carrollton, GA, on March 13. Advertised: J-Rod, Cru Jones, Jaebo, Big Nasty, and Frankie Valentine. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (678) 409-1095 (678) 409-1094.

The Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation will be at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market in St. Petersburg, FL, on March 14. Jake "the Snake" Roberts is advertised to be on hand signing autographs. Also on the bill: Valek, Ms. TNT, and Justin Cade. Bell time is at 9:30 AM.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, on March 14. Advertised: Q-Ball, G-Man, Mr. Metal, Blaine Evans, MJP, Vinny Mac, Wild Irish Rose, Jay Blade, Brolly, and Dusty Ryder. Bell time is at 8:00.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA, on March 15. 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.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Palmerdale, AL, on March 21. Matches to be announced. Bell time is 7:30.

IWA Deep South will be at the National Guard Armory in Sylacauga, AL, on April 25. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids under 8 get in free with a paid adult.

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 9, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Bollas – Promoter) > Jim Zbyszko versus Tarzan Jordan > John Mauldin versus Bull Schmidt > Stanley Buresch versus Ripper Reeves > Leo Alexander versus Al Stecher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 9, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Charlie Harben > Atlanta Heavyweight Title Match: John Mauldin defeated Son Almand* to win title > Ben Bennicasa & Al Massey defeated Don Lee & Babe Zaharias / Notes: The origin of the Atlanta Heavyweight Title is unclear.

MARCH 9, 1945 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > George Romanoff defeated Pancho Villa > Tarzan White defeated Jack Dillon > The Black Monster defeated Roland Kirchmeyer

MARCH 9, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Jack Dillon versus Tony Mello > Jack Welch versus Joe Estes / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 9, 1956 (FRIDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre & Chief Big Heart defeated Paul DeGaulle & Pierre LaSalle

MARCH 9, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pepper Rodriguez versus Krusher Larson > Bill Dromo & Pepper Rodriguez defeated Krusher Larson & the Brute by disqualification > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jack Terry & Freddie Blassie by disqualification at 5:00 / Notes: Pepper Rodriguez and Krusher Larson were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

MARCH 9, 1961 (THURSDAY) – NORCROSS, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Southern Title Match: Judy Grable* versus Fran Gravette > Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle versus Jim Burke & Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. Judy Grable had been billed as Women’s Southern Champion since February 15, 1961.

MARCH 9, 1963 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Battle Royal: Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana, Derrell Cochran, the Bat, Charlie Keene, George Grant, and Prince Omar > Matt Jewell defeated the Black Panther > The Bat defeated Prince Omar > Derrell Cochran defeated George Grant > Lenny Montana defeated Charlie Keene > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Dot Dotson > Tarzan Tyler defeated Ray Gunkel / Notes: The battle royal was to determine matches on the card, with the winner receiving a bonus, but the amount of the bonus was not reported. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964. It was announced that Eddie Graham would be wrestling on the card on March 15, 1963, and that Lou Thesz would be wrestling on the card on March 29, 1963. It was also announced that Jack Armstrong and Buck Jones would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

MARCH 9, 1964 (MONDAY) – ALBANY, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Chuck Campbell versus Chief Big Heart > Johnny Bruce versus Bob Morrow > Joe McCarthy versus Don Carson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 9, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Charlie Carr > Sputnik Monroe defeated Tex Riley > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle versus Stan Stasiak & Red Roberts ruled a no contest

MARCH 9, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg and Pancho Villa wrestled to a draw > Jesse James & Tony Marino defeated the Mysterious Medics > Hair versus Beard Match: Mario Galento defeated Billy Hines

MARCH 9, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Costello defeated Klondike Bill > Women’s Match: Princess White Dove defeated Judy Grable > Mario Galento defeated Pancho Villa by disqualification > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Chin Lee* defeated Louie Tillet / Notes: Pancho Villa was disqualified in his match against Mario Galento when he threw Galento over the top rope. It is unclear as to how Chin Lee came to be recognized as US Junior Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Billy Hines defending the title against Johnny King on January 25, 1966, in Macon. It was reported that 1,609 were in attendance for this card.

MARCH 9, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan Tyler defeated Louie Tillet > Mr. Wrestling defeated Hans Schmidt > Jim Wilson defeated Tony Nero / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

MARCH 9, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears defeated Bob Boyer > Bob Griffin and Krusher Karlson wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo defeated Roberto Soto & the Scorpion > Bob Armstrong defeated Kubla Khan > Buddy Colt and El Mongol wrestled to a draw / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

MARCH 9, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat O’Brien & Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Rick Conrad & Butcher Brannigan > Tank Morgan defeated L.D. Lewis > Man Mountain Mike defeated Jack Evans > The Super Infernos defeated Jerry Oates & Scott Casey > Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein > Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & Lou Thesz defeated Bobby Shane, Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Bobo Brazil defeated Tarzan Tyler > Bobo Brazil defeated Jack Crawford by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated the Zodiac / Notes: The match between Bobo Brazil and Tarzan Tyler had a stipulation that if Brazil could win or last for the twenty-minute time limit, he would receive a match against Jack Crawford immediately afterward. During the match between Brazil and Crawford, Crawford threw an unidentified powder thrown into the face of Brazil, burning his eyes, bringing the match to an abrupt end. The winner of the match between Mr. Wrestling #1 and the Zodiac was supposed to receive a match with Dory Funk, Jr., for the NWA World Heavyweight Title on March 16, 1973. However, it was reported that the champion and his father, Dory Funk, Sr., had been in an accident earlier in the week, when their pickup truck overturned on their ranch in Amarillo, TX, causing injuries that would prevent him from meeting the commitment. During the match, the Zodiac removed Mr. Wrestling’s mask, but his head was quickly covered by ringside fans who threw coats over him as he returned to the dressing room, keeping his hidden identity intact. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Zodiac and the Super Infernos. The program for this card was the first to mention the actual business name of Mid-South Sports, Inc. It credited ring announcer Jim Bell as being the editor for the programs, Chris Casey as a columnist, and photographers Bill Evans and Chuck Lawhorn were also mentioned.

MARCH 9, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron & Terry Garvin and Ricky Gibson & Rufus R. Jones wrestled to a draw > Bob Armstrong defeated Art Nelson > The Black Crusaders defeated Bobby Duncum & Bill Costello > Robert Fuller defeated Jerry Lawler > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 9, 1975 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Garvin and Ricky Gibson wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Joe Tomayo > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Don Greene & Jerry Lawler defeated Robert Fuller & Don Muraco* to win title > Haystacks Calhoun & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Toru Tanaka & Assassin #2 by disqualification > Cage Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka and Assassin #2.

MARCH 9, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard versus Don Kernodle > Raymond Rougeau versus Randy Savage > Bob Backlund versus Charlie Fulton > Black Atlas versus the French Angel > Texas Death Tag Team Match: Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.

MARCH 9, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel versus Tommy Rich > Stan Hansen versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel.

MARCH 9, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Rick Oliver > Pierre Lefebvre defeated John Wolfe > Raymond Rougeau defeated Larry Latham > Tommy Rich, Bob Armstrong & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Luke Graham, Kurt Von Hess & Blackjack Lanza > Ric Flair versus Tony Atlas ruled a no contest > Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Masked Superstar ruled a no contest > Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Stan Hansen > Texas Bullrope Tag Team Match: Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza, Luke Graham and Kurt Von Hess.

MARCH 9, 1980 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chick Donovan defeated Bobby Garrett > Jay Strongbow defeated Charlie Fulton > Kevin Sullivan defeated Baron Von Raschke by disqualification > Women’s Battle Royal: Joyce Grable (Winner) > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 9, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jay Strongbow defeated Charlie Fulton > Midget Match: Chief Lone Eagle defeated Billy the Kid > Ernie Ladd defeated Ray Candy > Tony Atlas defeated Killer Khan > Kevin Sullivan defeated Baron Von Raschke by disqualification > Women’s Battle Royal: Wenona Little Heart (Winner) > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff defeated Lars Anderson & Stan Hansen > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Austin Idol > Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff. Tommy Rich interfered in the match between Austin Idol and Mr. Wrestling #2, attacking Idol with a crutch.

MARCH 9, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Duggan and Charlie Cook wrestled to a draw > Steve Keirn defeated Kevin Sullivan > Tony Atlas defeated Jos LeDuc by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Robert Fuller defeated Don Carson by countout > Ted DiBiase defeated Buddy Roberts > Ted DiBiase defeated Michael Hayes by disqualification / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Buddy Roberts at the ring during his match with Ted DiBiase, and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with DiBiase.

MARCH 9, 1984 (FRIDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong defeated the Hangman > Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers > The Spoiler defeated Bob Roop > Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin > The Road Warriors defeated Pez Whatley & King Kong Bundy / 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, 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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