Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-23-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/23/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, features a look at professional sports in Atlanta, as well as providing the latest on the Jackets and Bulldogs. The broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW will be at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN, tonight.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC, on February 22: Mickie James & Melina over Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall; Tommy Dreamer over Paul Burchill; Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Cryme Tyme; CM Punk over Kane; Jack Swagger over Christian; Chris Jericho over Kofi Kingston; and John Cena over Randy Orton.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, on February 22: Jeff Hardy & Tripe H over Edge & the Big Show; Vladimir Kozlov over Kung Funaki; Michelle McCool over Nikki Bella; Carltio & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel; the Great Khali over Eric Escobar; Shelton Benjamin over MVP; and the Undertaker over Umaga.

WWE Superstars will debut on WGN America on April 16 at 8:00 PM ET.

According to Mike Johnson, WWE and Freddie Prinze, Jr., who became part of the writing team last summer, have parted ways.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

Ring of Honor has made the following additions to upcoming events: Bryan Danielson versus Austin Aries in Philadelphia, PA on February 28, for the first tapings of their upcoming weekly HDNet program; for Indianapolis, IN, on March 14, Kevin Steen & El Generico defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Kenny King & Rhett Titus, and Jay Briscoe versus Chris Hero, with Larry Sweeney; and Blue Demon, Jr., Incognito, and Magno have been added to the cards in Houston, TX, on April 3 and April 4. The latter event will be taped for the Take No Prisoners PPV.

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: Ron Niemi (1970).

Today In Memoriam: the Renegade (33, 1999) and Jesus Perez (91, 2007).

Sunday night marked the 81st presentation of the Academy Awards. Marisa Tomei, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for “the Wrestler”, failed to win as Penelope Cruz got the nod for her role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. Mickey Rourke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, but lost out to Sean Penn, recognized for his role in “Milk”.

This week’s Who’s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams, Jim Cornette, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

It was announced today that NWA Anarchy has reached a deal to have their weekly broadcasts televised in Augusta, GA, on WBEK Channel 16 on Mondays at 10:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Anarchy also will be on Comcast Cable Channel 25 in DeKalb County on Saturdays at 10:00 PM. In addition, they will soon be airing on KHVC Channel 45 in Seattle, WA, and KHPK Channel 3 in Dallas/Forth Worth, TX.

Click here for Larry Goodman’s report from Anarchy’s event in Cornelia, GA, on February 21, where he filled in on short notice at the announcer’s table for Greg Hunter, who had to miss the show for personal reasons.

Click here for the latest online broadcast of NWA Anarchy.

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling results for February 21 in Cheraw, SC, at Cheraw High School with a reported sell out of more than 1,700 for an appearance by "Nature Boy" Ric Flair: MACW Hardcore Champion High Flying Chris Hamrick defeated Donnie Dollar$; Team Blondage (Krissy Vaine & Amber O’Neal) defeated Daffney & NWA World Womens Champion MsChif; Cheraw’s Brice Anthony defeated Jeff Justice; Bobby Eaton defeated the Barbarian; David Flair & Ricky Morton (with Ric Flair) defeated Rikki Nelson & Buff Bagwell. Morton replaced Reid Flair, who is out with an injury.

Results from Alternative Pro Wrestling’s February 20 event at the Royston, GA, Gym: B.J. Hancock defeated Shawn Sweat; Aaron Lee & Matt Mercer defeated the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells); J.T. Talent defeated Shaun Tempers; Dany Only defeated Kareem Abdul Jamar by DQ; John Carnage defeated Ace Rockwell; Shadow Jackson & Slim J defeated Anthony Henry & Brandon Parker; and Dustin Knight became the new North Georgia Champion after defeating Chris King. Click here for the latest Aftershock.

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 23, 1905 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Catch-as-Catch-Can Match: M.J. Dwyer defeated Jack Monroe (2-1)

FEBRUARY 23, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AUDITORIUM (Hercules Athletic Club – Promoters) > Jim Skleres versus John Morgan > John Pantellas versus John Karres > Pee Wee Zanaras versus Jeems Poulos > Charles Alexander versus Kid Aristides > Bill Collins versus Young Londos / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a battle royal and a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 23, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GAGEORGIA POWER ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB (F.P. McGee – Promoter) > Jess Walton versus L.V. Walton > John Dameron versus Young Londos > Hugh Winn versus Harry Nixon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 23, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Wesley Brownlee > Red Dugan versus Bull Schmidt > Jimmy Hope versus Harry Nixon / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a six-round boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 23, 1938 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lou Thesz defeated Bill Bartush by countout > Doug Wyckoff defeated Babe Zaharias > Red Ryan defeated Paul Harper

FEBRUARY 23, 1939 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > John Mauldin versus Bill Collins > Benny Cohen versus Red Dugan > Glenn Cowan versus the Red Devil / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 23, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tarzan White defeated Lester Welch > Nick Carter defeated Bobby Lane > Man versus Animal Handicap Match: Ginger the Bear defeated Jack Steele & Bobby Lane > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Golden Terror* defeated Bob Orton / Notes: The Golden Terror had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Art Nelson on January 26, 1951, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 23, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gorgeous Gilpin defeated Harry Smith > Louie Ross & Tex Riley defeated Jack Steele & Mike Paidousis > Aldo Bogni defeated Mayes McLain (2-1)

FEBRUARY 23, 1953 (MONDAY) – FITZGERALD, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Don McIntyre defeated Bob Shipp > Red Dugan defeated Tiny Oxford / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

FEBRUARY 23, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mario Galento* defeated Billy Hines > Joe Scarpa & Choo-Choo Lynn defeated the Mysterious Medics / Notes: Bob Eisenburg was the special referee for the match between Joe Scarpa & Choo-Choo Lynn and the Mysterious Medics. Mario Galento had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Sputnik Monroe on November 13, 1964, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 23, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Costello defeated Tony Nero at 12:00 > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Chin Lee* defeated Louie Tillet (2-1) > Mario Galento & the Mysterious Medics defeated Saul Weingeroff, Eric & Karl Von Brauner (2-0) / Notes: It is unclear as to how Chin Lee came to be recognized as US Junior Heavyweight Champion. The last reference we have shows Billy Hines defending the title against Johnny King on January 25, 1966, in Macon. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.

FEBRUARY 23, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chris Tolos versus Johnny Walker > Hans Schmidt defeated Tim Geohagen > Greg Peterson & Louie Tillet defeated the Gauchos > Mr. Wrestling defeated Dr. M (2) > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* versus Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol ruled a no contest / Notes: Chris Tolos and Johnny Walker were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Dr. M. Enrique & Alberto Torres had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon on January 5, 1968, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 23, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Eduardo DeLynch defeated the Great Ota > Billy Spears and Corsica Jean wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Roberto Soto defeated Mr. Ito > Bob Armstrong, Bob Griffin & Leon Ogle defeated Homer O’Dell, Luke Graham & Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

FEBRUARY 23, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tank Morgan defeated Pat O’Brien > The Super Infernos defeated Pantera Negra & El Sicodelico > Bob Orton, Jr., defeated Fuji > Bill Dromo & Bob Armstrong defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Hans Schmidt > Jerry Oates, Norvel Austin & Bobo Brazil defeated Bobby Cash, Tarzan Tyler & Arman Hussein / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler, Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein. Tyler lost the match against Jerry Oates, Norvel Austin & Bobo Brazil mainly because his partners, Bobby Cash & Arman Hussein walked out on him and Crawford in the middle of the match. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos.

FEBRUARY 23, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Bill Costello > Robert Fuller defeated Ali Vaziri > Bobby Duncum & Art Nelson and Bobo Brazil & Rufus R. Jones wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling #1 versus Mr. Wrestling #2 went to a NC

FEBRUARY 23, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates versus Rocket Monroe > Skip Young versus Moondog Mayne > Jerry Oates versus Rip Hawk > Bob Backlund versus the Spoiler > Stan Stasiak versus Bob Armstrong / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. A battle royal with a reported purse of $2,500 was scheduled, but no details were reported following the card.

FEBRUARY 23, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dick Slater & Andre the Giant versus Rock Hunter & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

FEBRUARY 23, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated John Wolfe > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Rick Oliver > Blackjack Lanza defeated Raymond Rougeau > Tommy Rich defeated Ivan Koloff > Stan Hansen and Wahoo McDaniel wrestled to a draw > Title versus Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar ruled a no contest > Bunkhouse Lumberjack Match: Ole Anderson versus Dusty Rhodes ruled a no contest / Notes: In the match between Wrestling #2 and the Masked Superstar, Wrestling #2 retained the North American Heavyweight Title, and the Superstar retained the Georgia Heavyweight Title. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

FEBRUARY 23, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jos LeDuc defeated Bill Dromo > Bobby Eaton and Ted Oates wrestled to a draw > Kevin Sullivan defeated Steve O > Steve Keirn & Charlie Cook defeated Ole & Gene Anderson by disqualification > Tony Atlas defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

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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