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
WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Colonial Life Arena in
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
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
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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
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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
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
Championship Wrestling Overload results from the Living Hope Church in
I Believe in Wrestling was in
Ultimate Wrestling was in
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
The FWF will be at the FMCC Arena in
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
PWE will be at Jo Bob’s Elite Fight Club in
World Xtreme Wrestling was in
WXW will be at the Armory in
WXW will be at the
Great Championship Wrestling results from March 5 in
World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 School in
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in
FCW will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds Expo Hall in
Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the
Folkstyle Championship Wrestling will be at
The Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation will be at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market in
Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in
IWA Deep South will be at the National Guard Armory in
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MARCH 9, 1934 (FRIDAY) –
MARCH 9, 1945 (FRIDAY) –
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) –
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
MARCH 9, 1964 (MONDAY) –
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
MARCH 9, 1968 (SATURDAY) –
MARCH 9, 1971 (TUESDAY) –
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
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) –
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) –
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