Southeastern Wrestlng News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-7-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/07/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA, tonight. Advertised: Jeff Hardy, Edge, the Great Khali; MVP, R-Truth, Brian Kendrick, Vladimir Kozlov, and Carlito & Primo Colon. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL, tonight. Advertised: John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Jr., William Regal, Finlay, Hornswoggle, John Morrison, the Miz, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Mark Henry, Cryme Tyme, Beth Phoenix, Melina, Goldust, and Kofi Kingston. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

For those who have no already seen the first draft of a script for WWE’s March 2 RAW broadcast that has been making the rounds, click here.

WWE has released Kaleb O’Neal, who was working with the developmental FCW promotion.

WWE has announced the following events: May 27, RAW at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico; May 29, RAW at the Plaza Del Toros Santa Maria in Queretaro, Mexico; and November 4, RAW at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets for Dublin go on sale March 12, while tickets for the Mexico events become available on March 16.



Click here for Adam Russell’s report for WWE’s SmackDown broadcast on March 6.

The final overall rating for Thursday’s edition of Total Nonstop Action’s iMPACT was 1.3.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA, for a television taping tonight featuring an NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Shadow Jackson (c) vs. Iceberg (with The Reverend); NWA Anarchy Television Title Match: Truitt Fields (c) vs. Kimo (with Jeff G. Bailey); The debut of "The Talent Show" with host JT Talent and special guests Brodie Chase and "Hands of Steel" Seth Delay; Young Lion’s Title Match: Azrael (with the Reverend) (c) vs. Chris King; Todd Sexton & The Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) vs. Slim J & TK Cross & Bo Newsome; The Entourage (Jeff Lewis & Mike Mosley & Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) vs. Chip Day & Caleb Konley & Kareem Abdul Jamar & Alan Funk; Plus NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer, Ace Rockwell, "Sugar" Shaun Tempers, Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis, Malachi, Adrian Hawkins, and Don Matthews & Chris Mayne on location in Bucksnort, TN. Bell time is 8pm.

I Believe in Wrestling will be at the Downtown Recreation Center in Orlando, FL, tonight. Advertised: Chasyn Rance, Larry Zbyszko & Glacier vs. the Heartbreak Express & Nick Fame. Gus Money & Rip Malibu vs. Scott Davis & Brett Thunder. Raymond Snow & Ray Beez. Demon Toro vs. Milo Beasley. Nooie Lee vs. Aaron Epic. Tickets are $10, and children 10 and under get in free. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (407) 694-3912.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the PAL Center in Fort Pierce, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the Luchacore championship, Prince Iaukea defends vs. Chris Jones. Tommy Taylor vs. Christopher Gray. South Street Saints vs. Blunt Force Trauma. Jerrelle Clark vs. Billy Fives. Tickets are $20 ringside and $10 general admission. Bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (772) 224-9332.

Ultimate Wrestling will be at American Legion Post #33 in Pensacola, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the UW championship, Nick Virtue defends vs. "Pure" Doug Pitt. Deathrow vs. Minotaur. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for military, $6 for children under 12, while children under 6 and people in wheelchairs get in free. Get $2 off of adult admission by donating non-perishable food items.

The Future Wrestling Federation will be at the FMCC Arena in Carl, GA, tonight. Advertised: For the FWF championship, Brian Titus, w/the Unholy Alliance, defends vs. T.A. Stanton. For the tag championship, Biker & the Beast, w/the Unholy Alliance vs. American Machine & Jamie Holmes. For the US championship, "Vicious" Vic Roze, w/Vicious, defends vs. anyone who wants to face him. For the cruiserweight championship, Brandon Cage defends vs. Lobo. 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.

Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling Entertainment will present the “Redneck Rumble” at Stem Fire Hall, in Stem, NC, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Bell time 8:00 PM. Advertised: Winner of the Redneck Rumble featuring Eskimo Joe, Jimmy Cicero, Sean Alexander, Wallabee Joe, the Taker, Nicky Richards, Brawny Garvin, the Goat, Rob McBride, Luther Thesz, Trailer Park Heat, B.J. Miracle, Popo the Klown, Lolo the Klown, Dodo the Klown, David Blanchard, and others to be announced, to take on Seymour Snott for the Gouge championship later that night.

Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the East Brewton Civic Center in Brewton, AL, tonight. Tickets are $10 ringside and $5 general admission. Doors open between 6:00-6:30, and bell time is between 7:00-7:30.

Coastal Real Extreme Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Williamston, NC, tonight. Doors open 6:30 Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12. Kids 6-12 $8. Children 5 and under free with paid adult.

Champions with Attitudes will be at the National Guard Armory in Orangeburg, SC, tonight. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $18 (door) and $15 (advance) for ringside, $10 for bleacher seating. Children 3 and under get in free of charge.

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

Icon Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in Milton, FL, tonight. Advertised: Ruff Crossing vs. Mikey Woods. The Great Cheyenne vs. Melanie Cruise. CZR vs. Shane Morton. Buzz Dupp vs. Nazi Terror. Tickets are $10, and kids under 6 get in free. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00.

Southern Pro Wrestling will be at the Walton County Fairgrounds in DeFuniak Springs, FL, tonight. Advertised: Doctor X, Tiger Lee, and Miss Fire. Tickets are $8, and $3 for kids under 12. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

American Pro Wrestling will be at the American Coliseum in Spartanburg, SC, tonight.

CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC, tonight.

Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the International Independent Showmen’s Association Event Center in Gibsonton, FL, tonight.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Palmerdale Community Center in Pinson, AL, tonight.

High Velocity Wrestling will be at the New HVW Arena in Hendersonville, NC, 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: Chick Donovan (1947), Craig Pittman (1959), and Bruce Prichard (1963).

Today In Memoriam: Paul Boesch (76, 1989).

Tonight’s Saturday Night Live will be hosed by Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, as he pushes “Race to Witch Mountain”, opening on March 13 nationwide.

United States Wrestling Organization results from March 6 in Nashville, TN, with a reported 53 in attendance at the Stadium Inn: L.T. Falk beat Lee Cross; Psycho Medic & Dyron Flynn beat Dominator & Shawn Hoodrich when Flynn pinned Dominator; Shane Eden & L.T. Falk (with Aiden Scott) beat Convict & Kevin Dunn (w/Lee Cross) when Eden pinned Convict; USWO Jr. Champion Bryan Casey pinned Jason Xavier; Tim Renesto & Saint vs. Damien Payne & Josh Crowe was declared a no contest due to another double pin (Payne on Renesto and Saint on Crowe) and Commissioner Gordon ordered the tag belts held up (each team had one belt going in) pending a rematch; and USWO Champion Michael Jablonski (with Nick White) beat Derrick Neal.

Championship Wrestling Alliance results for March 6 in Johnson City, TN, at the Legion Street Recreation Center: Beau James defeated Moe Jenkins; SSW Champion Cody Ices defeated Overkill; Steve Fury defeated Josh Malone and J.C. Roberts and Marco Corona in a gauntlet match; Ricky Morton defeated Kole Layton King; Eric Darkstorm defeated Nick Hammonds to become the CWA Television Champion; the Varsity Shooter Society defeated Tony Givens & Robbie Cassidy; and Wayne Adkins defeated Chris Richards. The CWA returns to Johnson City on May 2. The CWA’s next event is March 14 at the National Guard Armory in Bristol, TN.

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 7, 1883 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – DeGIVE GRAND OPERA HOUSE (Promoter – Unknown) > Mixed Greco-Roman / Collar-and-Elbow / Catch-as-Catch-Can Match: Duncan C. Ross versus Thebaud Bauer / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Thebaud Bauer was billed as a ‘Professor’. It was reported the purse for the match between Bauer and Duncan C. Ross was $200. It is unclear as to whether this match ever actually took place, as nearly five years later a card on December 12, 1887, was reported to be the first professional wrestling match held in Atlanta.

MARCH 7, 1929 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Earl McGrory – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Harper defeated Jack Humberto > Mike Romano defeated Gene LaGene (2-0) at 19:00 and 9:00 / Notes: Earl McGrory resumed promoting wrestling in Atlanta after John Contos had to step out as a result of the injuries he suffered in his automobile accident in Pittsburgh, PA, on January 2, 1929.

MARCH 7, 1933 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell – Promoter) > Sammy Marcovich versus Joe Ricco > Fred Davaney versus Speck Hamilton > Jimmy Lott versus Yusef Hussane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 7, 1945 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > The Black Monster defeated Tarzan White by disqualification > Abe Ginsberg defeated Mr. X (2) by disqualification > Otto Schnabel and Jack Dillon wrestled to a draw

MARCH 7, 1952 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis defeated Lou Plummer > Lou Newman defeated Sonny Kurgis > Paul Jones & Don McIntyre defeated Nick Carter & Jack Dillon

MARCH 7, 1953 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mayes McLain defeated Howard Cantonwine > Mike Paidousis defeated Aldo Bogni by disqualification > Henry Harrell and Tex Riley wrestled to a draw > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Gorgeous George defeated Don McIntyre* to win title / Notes: Don McIntyre had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Aldo Bogni on February 20, 1953, in Atlanta. Gorgeous George was escorted to the ring by his valet Jeffries. It had been reported on February 20, 1953, that Jim Siskay would debut on this card. It is unclear why he was not mentioned on the card.

MARCH 7, 1955 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Drake and Harry Smith wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > The Swedish Angel defeated Red McIntyre > Texas Death Match: Jerry Graham defeated Dizzy Davis

MARCH 7, 1955 (MONDAY) – QUITMAN, GA – QUITMAN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bowers versus Carlos Rodriguez > Chris Averoff versus Tokyo Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 7, 1958 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Heinkler defeated Rocky Columbo by disqualification > Kurt Von Brawner and Billy Red Lyons wrestled to a draw > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner defeated Rocky Columbo & Billy Red Lyons

MARCH 7, 1959 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug & Johnny Gilbert defeated Albert Mills & Bob Shipp > Women’s Match: Princess White Cloud defeated Mae Weston > Ten-Round Boxing Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie in five rounds

MARCH 7, 1960 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie versus Ray Gunkel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Haystacks Calhoun was scheduled to appear on this card.

MARCH 7, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans defeated Jim Burke at 12:00 > Jim Burke & Killer Campbell defeated Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans > Guy Mitchell versus Skull Murphy ruled a no contest

MARCH 7, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny King & Gloria Barratini defeated Frank Hickey & Mae Young > Assassin #1 defeated Eduardo Martinez at 38:00 > Eddie Graham defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 973 were in attendance for this card.

MARCH 7, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Nick Adams > Bull Ramos defeated Derrell Cochran > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Bobby Hart & Bad Boy Hines defeated Lars & Gene Anderson* by disqualification / Notes: Lars & Gene Anderson had been billed as Southern Tag Team Champions since February 17, 1967.

MARCH 7, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad defeated Bob Boyer > Jim Wilson defeated Jim Dalton > Women’s Match: Patti Neilson defeated Kay Noble > Paul DeMarco & the Professional defeated Alberto Torres & Dr. X > Dale Lewis defeated Bill Dromo > Leo Garibaldi, Little John & El Mongol defeated Jack Crawford & the Assassins / Notes: Jack Crawford managed the Assassins. It was reported that the NWA ordered the match between Leo Garibaldi, Little John & El Mongol and Jack Crawford & the Assassins.

MARCH 7, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Pedro Valdez > Georgia Television Title Match: El Mongol defeated Nick Bockwinkel* to win title > The Assassins defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Joe Scarpa on January 3, 1970, in Atlanta. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

MARCH 7, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat & Mike Kelly defeated Billy Spears & Joe Turco > Koa Tiki defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Macon Tag Team Title Match: Bill Dromo & Roberto Soto defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe* by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol* defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Rocket & Flash Monroe had been the reigning Macon Tag Team Champions since they defeated Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong on January 25, 1972, in Macon. El Mongol had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Buddy Colt on January 25, 1972, in Macon. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim.

MARCH 7, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Dudley Clements > Robert Fuller defeated Don Kent > Jerry Brisco & Don Muraco defeated Jerry Lawler & Assassin #2 > Rocky Johnson defeated Tarzan Tyler > Bill Watts defeated Toru Tanaka > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka. Bearcat Wright managed Abdullah the Butcher. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

MARCH 7, 1976 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund and Skandor Akbar wrestled to a draw > Moondog Mayne defeated Ken Mantell > Les Thornton & Tony Charles defeated Ted & Jerry Oates > Dick Slater versus Stan Stasiak ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Spoiler by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

MARCH 7, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt defeated Tommy Rich & Raymond Rougeau > Tony Atlas defeated Lars Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Bounty Hunter > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Stan Hansen* defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 7, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre versus Kurt Von Hess > John Wolfe versus Rufus R. Jones > Bob Armstrong versus Larry Latham > Tommy Rich versus Luke Graham > Stan Hansen versus the Masked Superstar > Bullrope Indian Strap Tag Team Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 7, 1982 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard defeated Chick Donovan > Big Red defeated Ricky Harris > Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer > Bullrope Match: Ron Bass defeated Jimmy Garvin

MARCH 7, 1983 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brian Blair defeated Tom Prichard > Ray Candy defeated Marvin Turner > Women’s Match: Velvet McIntyre defeated Donna Christianello > Tito Santana defeated Chick Donovan > The Assassin & the Super Destroyer defeated Ivan Koloff & Rex

MARCH 7, 1983 (MONDAY) – CHARLESTON, WV – CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Johnny Rich > Larry Zbyszko defeated Joe Lightfoot > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Tommy Rich & Paul Orndorff defeated Ole Anderson & the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Buzz Sawyer defeated Butch Reed

MARCH 7, 1985 (THURSDAY) – CLEVELAND, OH (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Doug Somers defeated Paul Diamond > Chick Donovan defeated Joe Palardy > Bob Roop & Kareem Muhammad versus Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion ruled a no contest > Brass Knuckles Match (No DQ): Ole Anderson defeated Scott Irwin > Ron Garvin defeated Ron Starr > 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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