SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/08/2009
NEWS and NOTES
World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in
WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be in
WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, GA, on March 6: Beth Phoenix & Maryse over Kelly Kelly & Melina; Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Goldust; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme; Finlay over Tyson Kidd; Jack Swagger over Christian; Kofi Kingston over William Regal; and John Cena & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Chris Jericho & Edge.
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (1976).
Today In Memoriam: Bull Curry (71, 1985) and the Black Shadow (82, 2007).
Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson will appear on tomorrow’s Live with Regis and Kelly.
Click here for an article from Alex Marvez on Consequences Creed.
Click here for Mike Mooneyham’s weekly article for the Charleston Post and Courier.
United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results for March 7 from the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, where a reported 55 attended: Kevin Dunn beat J.D. Fluffy; Psycho Medic beat Tatsu (importing the gimmick from SAW apparently); Chris Norte beat Anthony Wayne and Jason Xavier in a 3-way when Norte pinned Wayne; Derrick Neal vs. Saint went to a double countout; Psycho Medic beat Kevin Dunn; Damien Payne & Kevin James vs. Steven Green & Cody Weatherby went to a time limit draw.
Great Championship Wrestling returns to
Showtime All-Star Wrestling presents "the Bison Bash" on March 14 at
Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the February 7 broadcast of SAW.
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.
MARCH 8, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lumpkin defeated Lou Plummer by countout at 23:32 > Steve Znoski defeated Blue Sun Jennings
MARCH 8, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Pat Austin versus Young Londos > Eddie Wagner versus Bull Schmidt > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 8, 1935 (FRIDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Paddy Nolan versus Joe Wheeler > Sammy Miller versus Bull Rico > Tarzan Jordan defeated Gene LeBell (2-1) / Notes: Aside from the match between Tarzan Jordan and Gene LeBell, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
MARCH 8, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Coulter and Rube Wright wrestled to a draw > Tom Mahoney defeated Bob Orton > The Golden Terror defeated Nick Carter
MARCH 8, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nelson Royal defeated Tokyo Joe by disqualification > Red McIntyre and the Great Mitsu wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Tokyo Joe & the Great Mitsu defeated Nelson Royal & Red McIntyre
MARCH 8, 1957 (FRIDAY) – FOREST PARK, GA – FOREST PARK HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin versus Guy LaRose > Don McIntyre versus Mark Lewin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
MARCH 8, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Alexander & Pepper Rodriguez versus Krusher Larson & the Great John L. > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Freddie Blassie & Jack Terry / Notes: Bill Alexander & Pepper Rodriguez and Krusher Larson & the Great John L. were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
MARCH 8, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Burke & Killer Campbell defeated Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle > Women’s Southern Title Match (No TL): Judy Grable* defeated Fran Gravette > Barbed Wire Fence Match: Guy Mitchell versus Skull Murphy ruled a no contest / Notes: It was reported that 972 were in attendance for this card. Judy Grable had been billed as Women’s Southern Champion since February 15, 1961.
MARCH 8, 1963 (FRIDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1963 (FRIDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1965 (MONDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Rube Wright > Jesse James defeated Bob Dalton > Tony Marino & Gino Brito and the Mysterious Medics wrestled to a draw
MARCH 8, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Judy Grable & Chin Lee defeated Mario & Barbara Galento > Louie Tillet defeated Pancho Villa > Jack Armstrong defeated Johnny King / Notes: Freddie Blassie managed Mario Galento.
MARCH 8, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Jack Vansky > Women’s Match: Barbara Owens defeated Toni Rose > Dr. M (2) defeated Johnny Walker > Louie Tillet & Mr. Wrestling defeated the Gauchos > Mario Galento versus Hans Schmidt ruled a no contest > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol / Notes: The match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol was a rematch from February 23, 1968, for the held up Southern Tag Team Title, which was returned to the Torres brothers afterward. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in
MARCH 8, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rufus R. Jones defeated Bill Costello > Bobby Duncum and Mr. Wrestling #1 wrestled to a draw > Jerry Lawler & Art Nelson defeated Ricky Gibson & Roy Lee Welch > Georgia Tag Team Title versus Hair Match (No TL / No DQ): Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller defeated Ron & Terry Garvin* to win title > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Black Crusader #1 ruled a no contest > Lights Out Match: Robert Fuller defeated Jerry Lawler / Notes: There was no referee for the match between Robert Fuller and Jerry Lawler. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
MARCH 8, 1976 (MONDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Jack Evans at 13:00 > Bob Backlund and Randy Savage wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > The French Angel defeated Raymond Rougeau at 15:00 > Black Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher at 9:00 > $2,000 Challenge Match: Ole Anderson & J.J. Dillon and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 wrestled to a draw / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel. There was a stipulation in the match between Dillon & Ole Anderson and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2, whereas the latter had to win by pinfall within twenty minutes to receive the $2,000. Wrestling #2 also risked the Macon Heavyweight Title if Dillon or Anderson pinned him.
MARCH 8, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus the Invader > Tommy Rich & Adrian Adonis versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* versus Bob Armstrong > Tony Atlas versus Ric Flair > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Lars Anderson* versus Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.
MARCH 8, 1979 (THURSDAY) –
MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bobby Garrett > Charlie Cook & Jerry Oates defeated Jim Duggan & Jos LeDuc > Steve O defeated Kevin Sullivan > National Heavyweight Title Match: Robert Fuller defeated the Mongolian Stomper* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Bobby Eaton > Ted DiBiase defeated Steve Keirn > Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Dick Slater & Tony Atlas > Tommy Rich defeated Michael Hayes > Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Dick Slater & Tony Atlas, and Gordy and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Tommy Rich.
MARCH 8, 1981 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Jim Duggan wrestled to a draw > Jos LeDuc defeated Bill Dromo > Kevin Sullivan defeated Steve O > Robert Fuller & Charlie Cook defeated Don Carson & the Mongolian Stomper > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Harley Race* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
MARCH 8, 1983 (TUESDAY) – WHEELING, WV – WHEELING CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rich > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar > Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich & Butch Reed
MARCH 8, 1985 (FRIDAY) – WHEELING, WV (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Doug Somers defeated Paul Diamond > Chick Donovan defeated Joe Palardy > Devil Blue defeated Tom Brody > Bob Roop & Kareem Muhammad defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion > Ole Anderson defeated Bill Irwin by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification > Texas Death Match: Ron Garvin defeated Ron Starr
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