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

Bill Behrens

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

 

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.

Monday’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix and Rich Tate, featured in depth discussion on the Hawks, Falcons, and Braves this week, as well as the upcoming NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500, taking place in Atlanta next Sunday. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in Mohegan Sun, CT, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, tonight. The March 6 and March 13 episodes will be taped.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, on March 2: Kane over Mike Knox and Rey Mysterio, Jr., in a three-way qualifier for the Money-in-the-Bank match at WrestleMania; Mickie James & Kelly Kelly over Beth Phoenix & Jillian, with Santino Marella & Rosa Mendes; Shawn Michaels over Vladimir Kozlov; and John Cena over WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge by disqualification. Bill Watts was officially announced as an inductee for the Hall of Fame, to be inducted by Jim Ross. Click here for a detailed report from Adam Russell.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Kane versus the Boogeyman; Santino Marella versus Mark Henry in a qualifier for WrestleMania’s Money-in-the-Bank match; Alicia Fox versus Natalya; and Jack Swagger, John Morrison & the Miz versus Tommy Dreamer, Finlay & Christian. Click here for spoilers.

Dark match results from the show in Boston were as follows: prior to the ECW tapings, Kofi Kingston over William Regal.

The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.3.

WWE has announced the following events: May 9, SmackDown/ECW at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, OH; May 10, RAW at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, WV; May 23, SmackDown/ECW at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM; and July 31, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. Tickets for Youngstown and Rio Rancho go on sale March 14, while tickets for Wheeling and Hampton Beach are already available. There was no indication which crew would be working Hampton Beach, so it may be a tri-branded event.

Ring of Honor has made the following additions to upcoming events: a grudge match featuring Bryan Danielson versus Bison Smith on March 13 in Collinsville, IL; Brent Albright & Roderick Strong versus the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards), with Larry Sweeney, on March 14 in Indianapolis, IN; Nigel McGuinness & Davey Richards versus KENTA & El Generico on March 20 in Elizabeth, PA; and Ric Flair makes his second ROH appearance on June 12 in Manassas, VA, signing autographs for $30, with an additional $20 for a second item, just as he will be at the Collinsville event.

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.

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 In Memoriam: George Mack (1945), Jack Ross (1945), Lester ‘Kid’ Chapman (1945), Hal Sabath (1945), Gaius W. Young (1945), Ben Reuben (1945), and Harry Morris Demetral (69, 1968). Click here to learn more of the tragic plane crash in 1945.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the January 31 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

John "Stoney" Cannon’s column, Stoney Speaks, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

!BANG! was in Ocala, FL, on March 1. Results: Johnny Magnum defeated Shane Chung to retain the US championship. Blain Rage defeated Wahoo McDaniel, Jr., & Johnny Romano. The women’s championship match, Claudia "the Claw" Reiff vs. Awesome Kong ended in a double DQ. Reiff is still the champion. Jumbo Elvis & Miss Charlotte defeated Diamond Derek & Miss Rachael. Jason "the Giant" defeated Hack Meyers. The next event will be on March 29 at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL.

AWA Georgia was in Danielsville, GA, on February 28. Results: Ballenger defeated Bam Bam Bradshaw to retain the Reaction championship. Instant Replay defeated Old School & DC in a triangle tag match. After the match, DC broke up when Lance Christopher attacked Dale Dwindle. Talon Williams defeated Enigma. Hate City Saints & Torque defeated Johnny Viper, Alex Michaels & Damarco Knyte. Nick Halen defeated Kid Cassanova. Chris Hamrick, Jason Blackman & J.D. Jackson defeated James BLVD, Darkside & Jake Sanders.

All-Star Wrestling was in Spring Hill, FL, on February 28. Results: Paradox defeated Matt Ripley. MuskOx Mercury & Moonshine McCoy defeated Damien Angel & Eddie Brock. Dave Logan defeated Ray Beez. James Morrison vs. Vinndetta ended in a no contest after the Virus interfered. Alex Decay defeated Sideshow. Joshua Masters defeated Jude Mackenzie. Simon Sez defeated Super Grover. Da Biff defeated Luis Matos. North East All-Stars defeated Shayne Swyft & Nooie Lee. The next event will be on March 28 at Towne Square in Spring Hill, FL.

All-Star Wrestling Alliance results from “Bad Intentions” at the National Guard Armory in Lexington, NC, on February 28, for the 2nd annual "Pistol Pez Whatley Memorial Tag Team Tournament”: York Foundation (Paco Loco/Adam Awesome) defeated Lethal Assassin & Jason Michaels. Bobo Brazil, Jr., & Ouga Booga defeated Greg Allen & Chris Watts. York Foundation defeated Bobo Brazil, Jr., & Ouga Booga to win the tournament. In a tournament to crown the first ASWA Champion, Matt Houston defeated Honky Tonk Matt, George South defeated Ryan Markae, Matt Houston defeated Jimmy Jack Funk, Jr., and Matt Houston defeated George South to win the title. In a non-tournament match, Terrific Tony defeated Joshua Valen.

The ASWA will present “March Mayhem” at the National Guard Armory in Lexington, NC, on March 28. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $7 at the door, or $5 in advance. Children 5 and under admitted free. Advertised: ASWA Champion Matt Houston defends the belt against Mr. #1 George South. For advance tickets, call Donald or J.R. at 336-476-8922, or email aswawrestling@yahoo.com.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on March 5 with "Reign of Terror", advertising a GCW Heavyweight Title Match between champion Cru Jones (with Quentin Michaels) vs. Rob Adonis (with J. P. Money); J-Rod & Frankie Valentine vs. Merchants of Death (Murder One & Orion Bishop, with Wicked Nemesis); and Kareem Abdul Jamar & John Bogie vs. Winner’s Club (Ron Stalker & Bobby Moore, with Princeton Gainey III). Also advertised: Scott Steele. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Ringside tickets are $10, and General Admission is $8. Call 334-664-1780 for reserved seating.

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 3, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Dave Terrell versus the Masked Marvel > Jack McAdams versus Bill Collins > Bill Ward versus Pat Austin > Boxing Match: Joe Mendoza versus Young Jack Dempsey / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 3, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Sammy Miller versus Paddy Nolan > Benny Cohen versus John Mauldin > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* and the Red Devil wrestled to a draw / Notes: Aside from the match between Jack McAdams and the Red Devil, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.

MARCH 3, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento defeated Roy Mitchell at 20:00 > Joe Marsh defeated Otto Schnabel (2-0) > Al Massey defeated Don Lee (2-1)

MARCH 3, 1951 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre & Rube Wright defeated Tom Mahoney & Bobby Lane / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 3, 1961 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Farmer Powell & Guy Mitchell versus Red Dugan & Killer Campbell > Boxing Match: Bill Dromo versus Gypsy Joe / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 3, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Greg Peterson defeated Don Carson > George Wolfe & Bob Eisenburg defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Johnny Bruce defeated Bob Morrow by disqualification

MARCH 3, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines & Greg Peterson versus Rube Wright & Red Roberts > Midget Women’s Match: Diamond Lil versus Darling Dagmar > George & Crybaby Harris versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 3, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Eisenburg versus Jack Bence > Tony Marino versus Pancho Villa > Joe Scarpa versus Mario Galento / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 3, 1966 (THURSDAY) – REYNOLDS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Choo-Choo Lynn versus Pancho Villa > Billy & Bad Boy Hines versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 3, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Pancho Rosario > Bobby Graham defeated Gorilla Marconi > Nick Kozak defeated Bull Ramos > El Mongol & Oki Shikina defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Lars Anderson defeated Enrique Torres > Ramon Torres defeated Gene Anderson / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. The program for this card states that Paul Jones was the Vice President of the NWA at this time.

MARCH 3, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pedro Valdez and Oki Shikina wrestled to a draw > Salvadore Dominguez defeated Pancho Rosario by disqualification > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres* defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt / 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 3, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates versus Oki Shikina > Koa Tiki defeated Bill White > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Rocket Monroe > Bepo Mongol defeated Bill Dromo > The Assassins defeated Dick Steinborn & El Mongol > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto ruled a no contest / Notes: Jerry Oates and Oki Shikina were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Assassin #1 managed Bepo Mongol. El Mongol participated in an autograph session for fans.

MARCH 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Handicap Match: Ray Candy & Tommy Seigler defeated Ox Baker, Guillotine Gordon & Goliath > Wayne Cowan versus the Champ / Notes: Wayne Cowan and the Champ were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Ox Baker managed Goliath.

MARCH 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Norvel Austin defeated Jack Evans > Bill Watts defeated the Destroyer > The Super Infernos defeated Pat O’Brien & L.D. Lewis / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Solie announced that a unanimous party from Texas had issued a random bounty of $1,000 to any wrestler who could remove a masked wrestler’s hood in an effort to rid wrestling of all masked wrestlers. J.C. Dykes joined Solie to announce that he had also added the Zodiac to his stable that already included the Super Infernos.

MARCH 3, 1974 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Macon Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: Jerry Lawler & Mr. Wrestling #2 (Winners) Ron & Terry Garvin, Bobby Cash & Rufus R. Jones, Ricky Gibson & Roy Lee Welch, Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller, Derrell Cochran & Mr. Wrestling #1, Bill Costello & Prince Leilani, and Bobby Duncum & Art Nelson also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the pairings and results of the tournament. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 3, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dudley Clements and Danny Little Bear wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Don Kent defeated Bill Dromo > Ray Candy defeated Don Greene > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Toru Tanaka > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson* defeated Jerry Lawler & Assassin #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

MARCH 3, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wolfgang Schmidt defeated Paul Ellering > Helmut Schmidt defeated Raymond Rougeau > Adrian Adonis defeated Jacques Goulet > Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tony Atlas defeated Billy Graham > Dusty Rhodes defeated Stan Hansen / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 3, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar > Blackjack Lanza defeated Chick Donovan > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Oliver / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. In the taped match between Mr. Wrestling #2 and the Masked Superstar, Stan Hansen was seen running in to help Wrestling #2.

MARCH 3, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Baron Von Raschke defeated Bill Dromo > Ray Candy defeated Charlie Fulton > Baron Von Raschke defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Lars Anderson & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Cage Match: Austin Idol defeated Kevin Sullivan / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

MARCH 3, 1981 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Bobby Eaton > Steve O defeated Kevin Sullivan by disqualification > Robert Fuller, Ted DiBiase & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Freebirds > Tony Atlas defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MARCH 3, 1985 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Paul Diamond defeated Chick Donovan > Doug Somers defeated Tom Brody > Devil Blue defeated Joe Palardy > Doug Somers & Chick Donovan defeated the Rock & Roll RPMs > Texas Death Match: Ron Starr defeated Ron Garvin

MARCH 3, 1985 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA [P] (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Devil Blue defeated Joe Palardy > The Italian Stallion defeated Vern Henderson > Rip Rogers defeated Paul Diamond > The Rock & Roll RPMs defeated Doug Somers & Chick Donovan > Dick Slater versus Ron Starr ruled a no contest > Bunkhouse Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Bob Roop > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers by disqualification > Ron Garvin defeated Ox Baker > Thunderbolt Patterson, Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Scott Irwin, Ivan Koloff & Kareem Muhammad

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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