Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-24-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/24/2009

 

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. Masters is expected to be joined by J-Rod, Frankie Capone, and many more, all the while recapping his eventful weekend that almost landed him in jail.

Promoters and wrestlers should make a point to tune in to Wednesday’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, as they will be outlining what a promoter should and should not do, and what wrestlers should expect when working for them. The program begins at 9:00 PM ET tomorrow night, and is brought to you by the GWHRN.

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that WrestleMania XXVI will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ, on March 28, 2010. Joining Vince McMahon at today’s press conference were Phoenix Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt, and General Manager for the Stadium, Peter Sullivan.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN, on February 23: the show began with Vickie Guerrero claiming she was in charge now since the McMahons were all out, but was met by John Cena, who insulted her repeatedly while demanding his rematch with Edge for the WWE World Heavyweight Title – Edge and the Big Show came out, and Edge began boasting, but Cena cut him off and accused Vickie of having an affair with Show – Vickie told Cena that Edge was her husband and Show was just a friend, and then announced Cena would face either a friend or family later in the show; CM Punk over John Morrison and the Miz in a three-way, earning a spot in WrestleMania’s Money-in-the-Bank match – during the match, Morrion & Miz turned on each other, allowing Punk to take advantage of the distraction; Melina & Cryme Tyme over Beth Phoenix, Dolph Ziggler & Santino Marella; Shawn Michaels over JBL, in what they agreed last week would be a match for the winner to challenge the Undertaker to a WrestleMania match – however, Vladimir Kozlov came to the ring and it was announced he would face Michaels next week for the right to issue a challenge to Undertaker, and when Kozlov attempted to attack Michaels, he was laid out; Mike Knox over Jamie Noble in a squash – after which he was taken from the ring by paramedics in what appeared to be a legitimate injury; it was announced that Ricky Steamboat was going to be inducted to the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame class, with Ric Flair presenting – when Steamboat came out, he was cut off by Chris Jericho, who began running down Mickey Rourke for not winning at the Oscars, before calling Flair, Piper, and Steamboat losers – after some more insults, Steamboat called Jericho a hypocrite and turned it around on him, but Jericho attacked him; Cena over Chavo Guerrero, Jr., and Vickie then told Cena he got his match with family, but would never get his rematch with Edge for the title; and the show ended with a segment of Triple H chasing Legacy around the building with a sledgehammer, and Legacy jumping in a car to race away.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, taped last night in Nashville, is as follows: Mark Henry versus DJ Gabriel; Tyson Kidd versus Matt Boyce; Burchill versus Tommy Dreamer; and Jack Swagger defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title versus Christian. Cick here for spoilers.

Dark match results from Nashville: in a pre-ECW tapings match, Kofi Kingston over Ryan Braddock; and following the live RAW broadcast, John Cena over Edge by disqualification, after interference from the Big Show.

WWE released Afa Anoia, Jr., (who worked sporadically on RAW as Manu) on Monday. He can be booked by emailing sstorm316@aol.com.

The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.2.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight. Click here for spoilers for the February 26 broadcast, and here for the first half of the March 5 edition. The second half for March 5, as well as the March 12 show, are being taped tonight.

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: William ‘Farmer’ Baldwin (1911) and Matt Storm (39, 2007).

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the January 24 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

Rampage Pro Wrestling will be running the City Auditorium in Macon, GA, on April 19. It will be the first time the company has ventured outside of their home base at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA.

R&B Entertainment Wrestling results from February 22 at the Cracker Williams Recreation Center in Jesup, GA, are as follows: Ox Madison defeated Bigg Joe, Lamar Phillips defeated James SWAT, Donovan Sweet w/Miss Lolli defeated Ash Kristiansen by disqualification, Morgan Davis defeated Morbid Angel, Jamie Hall defeated Drew Blood w/Walker Vaughan, in a no-dq match Playboy Jason Hayes defeated Vernon J, Fuego defeated Blade Walker by countout, The Threat Club (Lance Alonte & Ash Kristiansen) defeated The Gangsta Nation (E-Dawg & Cameron LaRue), R&B Entertainment Heavyweight Championship: FEAR (c) defeated Phoenix. As a result, Phoenix lost his mask.

Great Championship Wrestling returns to the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on February 26 with "Total Chaos". Advertised: GCW Tag Team Title Match: Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy with JP Money) (c) vs. Hot Like Lava (GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones & GCW Interstate Champion Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels) vs. Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One with Wicked Nemesis); Frankie Valentine vs. the debuting Sal Rinauro; J.P. Money vs. Wicked Nemesis; Plus J-Rod, Tex Monroe and Hooters Girls in the house. Bell time is 7:30 pm. $10 Ringside. $8 General Admission. For tickets call 334-664-1780.

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

FEBRUARY 24, 1932 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Milo Steinborn and Steve Znoski wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jim Londos* defeated Pat O’Shocker (2-0) / Notes: Jim Londos had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Dick Shikat in Philadelphia, PA, on June 6, 1930. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.

FEBRUARY 24, 1933 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GAGEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Ted Radcliffe versus Oscar Williamson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 24, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Bobby Ray versus Red Powell > John Mauldin versus Young Gotch / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match as well as a battle royal featuring “Abbott’s colored boys from Scottsdale”, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 24, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Fritz Krueger versus Cyclone Copley > Eddie Baker versus Yusef Hussane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1945 (SATURDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Nick Carter versus Jack Dillon > Roland Kirchmeyer versus Otto Schnabel > Tarzan White versus the Black Monster / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tony Mello versus the Green Hornet > Joe Estes versus Bob Crutchfield > George Schnabel versus Red Dugan > Roy Mitchell versus Joe Harben / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Heinkler & Kurt Von Brawner versus Emile Dupree & Rocky Columbo > Texas Death Match: Ray Gunkel versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Bad Boy Hines at 17:00 > Chief Little Eagle defeated Krusher Larson by disqualification > Big Humphrey defeated the Great John L. at 8:00

FEBRUARY 24, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tex Riley defeated Tim Geohagen > Women’s Match: Toni Rose defeated Dot Carter > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak & Red Roberts by disqualification

FEBRUARY 24, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson versus Mario Galento > Billy Hines & Buddy Fuller versus the Mysterious Medics > Bob Eisenburg & Jack Bence versus George & Crybaby Harris / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mixed Tag Team Match: Tony Marino & Diamond Lil versus Bill Dromo & Darling Dagmar > Gino Brito versus Pancho Villa / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

FEBRUARY 24, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Nick Adams > Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated Pancho Rosario & Gorilla Marconi > Ray Gunkel defeated Oki Shikina > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol defeated Buddy Fuller* to win title > Lou Thesz defeated Bill Dromo > World Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Ramon Torres* defeated Lars & Gene Anderson by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on May 28, 1965, in Atlanta. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee on this card. NWA President Sam Muchnick was in attendance for this card. Enrique & Ramon Torres had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon on February 3, 1967, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 24, 1968 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol by disqualification > Hans Schmidt defeated Dr. M (2) > Chris Tolos defeated Greg Peterson / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Dr. M. It was announced that the Southern Tag Team Title was being held up pending a review of the match on February 23, 1968, between champions Enrique & Alberto Torres and Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol.

FEBRUARY 24, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated Jack Vansky > Jim Wilson defeated Alex Perez > Joe Scarpa & Greg Peterson defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

FEBRUARY 24, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Avenger defeated Juan Caruso > Rock Hunter versus El Mongol > Tim Geohagen versus Guillotine Gordon / Notes: Aside from the match between Juan Caruso and the Avenger, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 24, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sputnik Monroe defeated Pat O’Brien > Bobby Cash, Norvel Austin & Arman Hussein defeated Jack Evans, Butcher Brannigan & the Destroyer > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Rocket Monroe > The Super Infernos defeated Pantera Negra & Bob Orton, Jr. / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein joined Capral to announce they had severed ties with Jack Crawford. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

FEBRUARY 24, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Tomayo versus Danny Little Bear > Ray Candy versus Jerry Lawler > Don Muraco versus Assassin #2 > Brass Knuckles Match: Jerry Brisco versus Rock Hunter > Rocky Johnson versus Toru Tanaka / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

FEBRUARY 24, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Zulu defeated the Invader > Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Dalton > Adrian Adonis defeated Butch Malone > AWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* defeated Bob Armstrong > No DQ / No TL Match: Tommy Rich defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Tony Atlas & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Lars Anderson > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel.

FEBRUARY 24, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Dusty Rhodes versus Ole Anderson > Jerry Roberts defeated Frank Dusek > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Larry Latham & Kurt Von Hess > Amateur wrestling clinic with Mr. Wrestling #1 > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Dennis Hall & Marvin Turner > Tape: Tony Atlas versus Steve Muslin > The Masked Superstar defeated Chick Donovan > Stan Hansen defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Roberts defeated Larry Latham & Kurt Von Hess by disqualification > Blackjack Lanza defeated Marvin Turner > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Oliver & Frank Dusek / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. The taped match between Tony Atlas and Steve Muslin was from the Mid-Atlantic. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza. It was announced that Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Bob Armstrong would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

FEBRUARY 24, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Dutch Mantell > Baron Von Raschke defeated Genichiro Tenryu > Killer Khan defeated Steve Travis > Handicap Loser Leaves Match: Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher & the Great Mephisto > Lumberjack Match: Austin Idol defeated Kevin Sullivan > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Ole & Lars Anderson defeated Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff > Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel versus Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr., ruled a no contest > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race* by disqualification / Notes: Dutch Mantell substituted for Ernie Ladd in the match with Ray Candy. Steve Travis replaced Mr. Wrestling #2 in the match with Killer Khan, as Wrestling #2 substituted for Tommy Rich in the match with Harley Race. The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan and Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

FEBRUARY 24, 1983 (THURSDAY) – DAYTON, OH – HARA ARENA (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bob Roop defeated Tom Prichard > Bruiser Brody defeated Tito Santana > Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen & Paul Orndorff and Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer wrestled to a draw > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik

FEBRUARY 24, 1985 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Les Thornton defeated Rene Goulet > David Sammartino defeated Spot > Jay Strongbow & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik by disqualification > Women’s Match: Desiree Peterson defeated Peggy Lee > Jimmy Snuka & the Junkyard Dog defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton, Jr., by disqualification > Jim Neidhart defeated S.D. Jones > Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title Match: Greg Valentine* defeated Tony Atlas > Hillbilly Jim defeated Rex

FEBRUARY 24, 1985 (SUNDAY) – WASHINGTON, DC (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Manny Fernandez defeated Mark Fleming > Dory Funk, Jr., defeated Pinky Larson > Magnum T.A. defeated J.J. Dillon > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ricky Steamboat > Dick Slater and Tully Blanchard wrestled to a draw > Jimmy Valiant & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ron Bass & Black Bart > Bob Backlund defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification

FEBRUARY 24, 1985 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Tommy Lane defeated the Big O > Mike Davis defeated Chick Donovan > Mike Davis defeated Doug Somers > Bob Roop & Ron Starr defeated Ron Garvin & the Italian Stallion > Ole Anderson defeated Scott Irwin > Tommy Rich defeated Rip Rogers

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, and Richard O’Sullivan.

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