Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 3-1-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 03/01/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY, tonight. Advertised: Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, Matt Hardy, the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, Maryse, Eve Torres, and Carlito & Primo Colon. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, tonight. Advertised: Shawn Michaels & CM Punk versus Randy Orton & Edge. Also on the bill: Chris Jericho, Christian, Kane, Santino Marella, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Finlay, Goldust, Kelly Kelly, Melina, and Beth Phoenix. Bell time is 5:00 PM.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on February 28: Melina over Beth Phoenix, with Santino Marella, to retain the WWE Women’s Title; Kane over Marella in a ten-second squash; Mike Knox over Goldust; Finlay, with Hornswoggle, over Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, in a Belfast brawl; William Regal, with Layla, versus the Boogeyman ended when Regal and Layla ran away; Jack Swagger over Christian to retain the WWE ECW Title; Chris Jericho over Kofi Kingston; and Shawn Michaels & CM Punk over Randy Orton & Edge.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Monday: May 28, at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico; and May 30, at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.

Ring of Honor will be at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA, today. Advertised: Jerry Lynn versus Brodie Lee; Brent Albright versus Claudio Castagnoli; and Bryan Danielson versus Tyler Black. Also on the bill: Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Steen, Austin Aries, Jay Briscoe, Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Larry Sweeney, Kenny Omega, Jimmy Jacobs, Kenny King, Rhett Titus, Sara Del Ray, Necro Butcher, the Dark City Fight Club, Cheech, and Cloudy. Bell time is 3:00 PM. This will be taped for the upcoming HD Net program.

ROH pre-show dark match results from the tapings at the Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on February 28: Bobby Dempsey & Andy Ridge over Bobby Sheilds & Ernie Osiris; Jon Kermon over Adam Cole; and Grizzly Redwood over Corey Abbott. For spoilers, click here for the March 21 TV debut, here for the March 28 episode, and here for the April 4 broadcast.

!BANG! will be at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the women’s championship, "the Claw" Claudia Reiff defends vs. Awesome Kong. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658.

Old School Championship Wrestling will be at Weekends Pub in Goose Creek, SC, tonight. Bell time is 6 PM. Tickets are $8 general admission. Children 12 and under $5. Advertised: Chris Mordetzky, who was formerly known as "the Masterpiece" Chris Masters (former WWE superstar), will be teaming with "the Insane" Asylum and facing off against "the American Nightmare" Sixx and Bigg Hoss. Universal Title Match: Lodi vs. Juggalo Johnny Blaze.

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: Ricky Hunter (1936), Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissy (1939), Booker T (1965), Scotty Riggs (1971), and Davey Richards (1983).

Today In Memoriam: John Stevens (50, 1940), Frank ‘Gorilla’ Marconi (79, 1997), Dave Casanova (35, 2002), and Charlie Harville (83, 2002).

Click here for Mike Mooneyham’s weekly article for the Charleston Post and Courier. In this edition, he looks at the recent incidents involving Verne Gagne, Ed Graziano, and much more.

We are looking to have someone provide weekly reports on the new WWE show on WGN, and the upcoming ROH TV show. If you are interested, please email rich@georgiawrestlinghistory.com.

Flatline Championship Wrestling results from the Columbia County Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Building in Grovetown, GA, on February 28: Kid Kash defeated Venom. Johnny Blaze defeated Big Game James. Hans Baumgartner defeated the Common Man to win the FCW Rage Division Championship. Ethan Case defeated Jeremy Cruze. Sixx defeated Darkness. Nick Kismet defeated Cali Casanova. Devon Wright defeated BMF Champion Matt F’n Crosby to become #1 contender for the FCW Heavyweight Championship. Jon Malus defeated Devon Wright to retain the FCW Heavyweight Championship.

United States Wrestling Organization results from February 27 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn, where a reported 63 attended: Dyron Flynn beat Shawn Hoodrich; Psycho Medic beat Mason Conrad; Calypso beat Lee Cross; J.D. Fluffy beat Ashton Viton; Bryan Casey beat Jason Xavier to win the USWO Jr. Championship; a 3-way elimination tag match with USWO Tag Team Champions Josh Crowe & Damien Payne vs. Saint & Tim Renesto vs. Steven Green & Cody Weatherby ended in a double pin with Renesto pinning Payne and Crowe pinning Saint, with the ruling being that Renesto and Crowe could keep a belt apiece and the two teams would meet for the belts next week; and Derrick Neal beat USWO Champion Michael Jablonski (with Nick White) when White interfered.

Alternative Pro Wrestling results from February 27 at the Royston, GA, Gym: B.J. Hancock defeated Mike Posey; Skirra Corvus defeated Kasanova; Adrian Hawkins defeated Thunderfoot #3; Kareem Abdul Jamar defeated Strictnyn by DQ; Duncan Enterprises (Saint Henry & Brandon Parker, with Kevin Duncan) defeated Shadow Jackson & Don Matthews. To see highlights including Donovan Sweet’s date with J.T. Talent, check out this week’s edition of Aftershock.

NAWA Ring Champions returns to the Historic Purks Building, at 330 West Avenue in Cedartown, GA, on March 14. Bell time is 7:30pm. Advertised: Grudge Match in a Steel Cage, David Young vs. Bobby Hayes; NAWA Tag Team Title Match, Air Paris & Chris Ganz (c) vs. Nigel Sherrod & a mystery partner; NAWA Junior Title Match, Stupid (with Tweety) (c) vs. Josh Stone; Too Tall Shorts & Phil Heffner vs. Skinny Kenny & Jackie Rosedale; and John Arden vs. the Bruiser (with Jackie Rosedale). Tickets are available now at the Purks or Down Home Southern Style Cookin’, or by calling (678) 901-0673.

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 1, 1918 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – LIBERTY THEATRE (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Strangler Lewis defeated Ivan Linow / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

MARCH 1, 1928 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > All-Comers Match: Charlie Hanson defeated William Brown; Hanson defeated Bob Fitzpatrick; Hanson defeated Tom Auglin; Hanson defeated Bob Ruble; Hanson defeated Doc Langford > Charlie Hanson and Jack McGuire wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones defeated Whitey Hewitt (2-0)

MARCH 1, 1933 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Hewitt defeated Tom Marvin at 60:00 > Milo Steinborn defeated Blue Sun Jennings at 43:00 (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that Governor Eugene Talmadge, Mayor James L. Key, and members of the state legislature were in attendance for this card.

MARCH 1, 1934 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Red Dugan versus Young Londos > Bill Ward versus Whitey Patterson > Harry Nixon versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 1, 1934 (THURSDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Jim Zbyszko versus John Mauldin > Leo Alexander versus Ted Radcliffe > Tony Lombardi versus Al Stecher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

MARCH 1, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Young Londos defeated Wesley Brownlee (2-1) > Ripper Reeves defeated Totem Pole Anderson > Honey Boy Hackney defeated the Terrible Turk by disqualification

MARCH 1, 1935 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Eddie Wagner versus John Dameron > Bob Anderson versus Sammy Miller > The Masked Marvel defeated Frank Cutruer / Notes: Aside from the match between Frank Cutruer and the Masked Marvel, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Following their match, Cutruer unmasked the Marvel to identify him as Tiny Ruff.

MARCH 1, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Gene LeBell versus Bad Boy Brown > Mex McClain versus Paddy Nolan > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan defeated Bill Collins* to win title / Notes: Aside from the match between Tarzan Jordan and Bill Collins, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Collins had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Jordan on February 22, 1937, in Atlanta.

MARCH 1, 1946 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Lever and Mike Kilonis wrestled to a draw > Ben Morgan defeated Ben Bennicasa > Vic Emanuel and Laverne Baxter wrestled to a draw > Jack LaRue defeated Ralph Garibaldi > Al Massey defeated Toar Morgan / Notes: Laverne Baxter substituted for Herb Welch in the match with Vic Emanuel. Welch had been injured in a severe automobile accident near Nashville, TN, and could not wrestle.

MARCH 1, 1948 (MONDAY) – ELBERTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Shipp versus Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Mae Young versus Midge Marsh > Tommy Ward versus Tony Mello / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 1, 1954 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Reyes Nacho defeated Walter Kameroff > Leo Numa defeated Omar Khayam by disqualification > Don & Red McIntyre defeated Jack Dillon & Frank Taylor (2-0)

MARCH 1, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin and Red McIntyre wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre and Mark Lewin wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Mark & Donn Lewin* defeated Don & Red McIntyre by disqualification at 27:00 / Notes: Mark & Donn Lewin had been the reigning International Tag Team Champions since they defeated Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart on February 8, 1957, in Atlanta.

MARCH 1, 1957 (FRIDAY) – JONESBORO, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Kurt Von Brawner defeated Nelson Royal at 36:00 > Guy LaRose defeated Jerry Graham at 21:00 / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

MARCH 1, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Krusher Larson defeated Pepper Rodriguez > Handicap Match: Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jack Terry & Bad Boy Hines at 0:22 > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Gunkel* defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Ray Gunkel had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Freddie Blassie on December 25, 1959, in Atlanta.

MARCH 1, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans and Killer Campbell wrestled to a draw at 30:00 > Gypsy Joe & Killer Campbell defeated Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle > Skull Murphy defeated Guy Mitchell

MARCH 1, 1963 (FRIDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information is available.

MARCH 1, 1963 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel, Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana, George Bell & Prince Omar

MARCH 1, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Tony Marino defeated Pancho Villa by disqualification > Joe Scarpa & Gino Brito versus the Mysterious Medics ruled a no contest

MARCH 1, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Armstrong and Derrell Cochran wrestled to a draw > Mario Galento defeated Chin Lee > Masks versus Beards Match (No DQ / No TL): the Mysterious Medics defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines / Notes: Freddie Blassie managed Mario Galento.

MARCH 1, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Tony Nero > Hans Schmidt defeated Silento Rodriguez > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated the Gauchos > Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller versus Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol ruled a no contest > Jack Crawford defeated Leo Garibaldi > Loser Unmasks Match: Mr. Wrestling defeated Dr. M (1) / Notes: As part of the stipulation, Dr. M was forced to unmask following the match with Mr. Wrestling, and was identified as El Mongol. This had already been done in Macon on March 1, 1968. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler, El Mongol & Dr. M. It was announced a rematch for the Southern Tag Team Title between champions Enrique & Alberto Torres and Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol would take place on March 8, 1968.

MARCH 1, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Little John defeated Joe Turco > Alberto Torres & El Mongol and Assassin #2 & the Professional wrestled to a draw > Paul DeMarco defeated Silento Rodriguez / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford announced he had fired Dale Lewis, and was now managing the Assassins. It was announced that the World Tag Team Title was being held up pending a review by the NWA of the match between the Assassins and Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller on February 28, 1969.

MARCH 1, 1973 (THURSDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > L.D. Lewis versus Butcher Brannigan > Pat O’Brien versus Bob Orton, Jr. > Bill Dromo & El Sicodelico versus Sputnik & Rocket Monroe > Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein versus the Super Infernos > Bobby Shane versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Tarzan Tyler versus Mr. Wrestling #1 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

MARCH 1, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Paula Kaye > Bobby Duncum defeated Ali Vaziri > Art Nelson defeated Bobby Cash > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Ricky Gibson & Mr. Wrestling #1 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Bob Armstrong > Jerry Lawler defeated Robert Fuller > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jack Brisco* defeated Rufus R. Jones / Notes: Paula Kaye substituted for Donna Christianello in the match with the Fabulous Moolah. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.

MARCH 1, 1975 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GAGRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Don Greene > Derrell Cochran and Joe Turco wrestled to a draw > Ray Candy defeated Billy Spears > Robert Fuller defeated Ron Garvin > Jerry Brisco defeated Rock Hunter / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Doug Smith was credited as being a referee for this card.

MARCH 1, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles and Ted Oates wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Bob Armstrong & Skip Young defeated Stan Stasiak & Moondog Mayne > Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Skandor Akbar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

MARCH 1, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Stallings and the Scorpion wrestled to a draw > Don Kernodle defeated Jack Evans > Raymond Rougeau defeated Bill Howard > Black Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole & Gene Anderson* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2

MARCH 1, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus Jacques Goulet > Adrian Adonis versus the Invader > Bob Armstrong & Tommy Rich versus Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Ric Flair versus Dusty Rhodes > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* versus Tony Atlas / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Wolfgang & Helmut Schmidt.

MARCH 1, 1979 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Larry Latham > Rufus R. Jones versus Blackjack Lanza > Ole Anderson versus Wahoo McDaniel > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

MARCH 1, 1981 (SUNDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jos LeDuc defeated Steve O > Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Eaton > National Tag Team Title Match: Dick Slater & Ted DiBiase defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts* by disqualification > Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Don Carson & the Mongolian Stomper > Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Dick Slater & Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MARCH 1, 1981 (Sunday) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook defeated Jim Duggan > Jos LeDuc defeated Steve O > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bobby Eaton > National Television Title Match: Steve Keirn defeated Kevin Sullivan* to win title > Dick Slater defeated Ole Anderson > National Tag Team Title Match: the Freebirds* defeated Robert Fuller, Ted DiBiase & the Junkyard Dog > National Heavyweight Title Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated the Mongolian Stomper* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Cage Match: Harley Race* defeated Tony Atlas / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

MARCH 1, 1983 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Les Thornton > Brian Blair and the Super Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Bob Roop defeated Tito Santana > The Iron Sheik defeated Ray Candy > Johnny Rich & the Masked Superstar defeated Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff > Lumberjack Match: Butch Reed defeated Buzz Sawyer

MARCH 1, 1984 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Spoiler defeated Johnny Rich > Les Thornton defeated Tommy Rogers > Taped Fist Match: Jake Roberts defeated Ron Garvin > The Road Warriors defeated Pez Whatley & King Kong Bundy > Brad Armstrong defeated Ted DiBiase / 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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