SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/20/2009
NEWS and NOTES
Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, hosted by John Cannon and Joe Cowart, was live on location at a wrestling event at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, GA, to raise money for the school’s baseball and softball programs. Highlights include interviews with Ricky Morton of the Rock & Roll Express and GA/SC indy wrestler J.C. Walker, as well as a near-death experience by our very own Evelyn Dicks. The program is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network. Click here for the archive.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in
WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in
The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: Michelle McCool & Maryse versus Eve Torres & Maria; footage from the Bella Twins’ date with John Morrison & the Miz; Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero, Jr., versus R-Truth & MVP; Scotty Goldman versus Umaga; and Jeff Hardy versus Edge.
WWE results from the SmackDown house show at Plazas De Toros La Luz in Leon, MX, on February 19: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Umaga over the Great Khali; Kung Funaki over Eric Escobar; Shelton Benjamin over MVP to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; Brie Bella over Michelle McCool; Jeff Hardy & the Undertaker over Edge & the Big Show; and Triple H over Vladimir Kozlov to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title.
The final overall rating for the Tuesday edition of WWE’s ECW was 1.2.
WWE is wishing Colt Cabana well in his future endeavors. Cabana had been making occasional appearances wrestling as Scotty Goldman.
WWE has announced that the RAW crew will be at the
Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: March 23, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO; March 28, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX; March 30, in Dallas, TX, at the American Airlines Center; April 7, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX; June 11, at Tesla Arena in Prague, Czech Republic; and June 12, at Belgrade Arena in Belgrade, Serbia.
Total Nonstop Action will be in
The final overall rating for Thursday’s edition of TNA’s iMPACT was 1.3.
TNA has signed Robert Roode to a new deal, locking him up through 2014.
Ring of Honor has announced that their weekly program on HDNet will air on Saturday nights at 8:00 PM ET, with the debut on March 21.
A non-title match featuring ROH World Heavyweight Champion Nigel McGuinness versus Jay Briscoe has been add to the February 28 tapings in
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Cafetorium in Locust Fork, AL, tonight. Advertised: For the GCW championship, Scotty Blaze defends vs. Johnny Slaughter. Chrisjen Hayme vs. Joey Lightning. Amos Moses vs. Jesse Pain. The Dynamo vs. Sgt. Hammer. Inhuman Fly vs. Theodore Tutwiler III. Nasty Kritter vs. Omega. Tickets are $10.
Folkstyle Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in
Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the Knights of Columbus in
Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Cherry Street Gym in
CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in
Pro Wrestling Eklipse will be at Jo Bob’s Gym in
The Pro Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in
The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in
The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in
The Universal Wrestling Council will be at the Fairfield Gym in
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Antonio Inoki (1943) and Gail Kim (1976).
Today In Memoriam: Bobby Shane (27, 1973), Swede Hanson (68, 2002), Tony Altimore (74, 2003), and Joe Esposito (89, 2005).
As we have been plugging shamelessly for months on Peach State Pandemonium, Les Thatcher has and Elite Pro Wrestling Training camp coming up in March, working with NWA Anarchy and any non-Anarchy talent who wishes to attend. Thatcher will be in
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in
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FEBRUARY 20, 1933 (MONDAY) –
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FEBRUARY 20, 1939 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Benny Cohen defeated John Mauldin by disqualification > Glenn Cowan defeated Red Dugan > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: the Red Devil defeated Jack McAdams* by disqualification / Notes: Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in Atlanta, GA.
FEBRUARY 20, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White defeated Jack Dillon > Jack Singer defeated Sammy Stein > Jack Wentworth defeated Charlie Harben
FEBRUARY 20, 1948 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Henry Piers > Al Galento and Jimmy Lott wrestled to a draw > Al Massey & Jack Ross, Jr., defeated Joe Marsh & Rudy Strongberg > Paul Stanlee defeated Tom Mahoney / Notes: Jack Dempsey was the special referee for the match between Paul Stanlee and Tom Mahoney.
FEBRUARY 20, 1950 (MONDAY) –
FEBRUARY 20, 1953 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mike Paidousis defeated Jack Steele > Tex Riley versus Red Dugan > Women’s Match: Kathleen Wimbley versus Betty White > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Don McIntyre defeated Aldo Bogni* to win title > Mayes McLain defeated Leslie Carlton / Notes: Tex Riley and Red Dugan were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Kathleen Wimbley and Betty White, but no results were reported after the card. Aldo Bogni had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Don McIntyre on January 26, 1953, in
FEBRUARY 20, 1956 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jackie Nichols versus Pierre LaSalle > Jack O’Brien versus Roger Mackay > Tom Drake versus Paul DeGaulle > Pierre LaSalle, Jack O’Brien & Paul DeGaulle versus Roger Mackay, Tom Drake & Jackie Nichols / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 20, 1957 (WEDNESDAY) –
FEBRUARY 20, 1959 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Doug Gilbert and Skull Murphy wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Eagle defeated Jack O’Brien > Freddie Blassie & Skull Murphy defeated Doug & Johnny Gilbert
FEBRUARY 20, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo & Guy Mitchell versus Skull Murphy & Killer Campbell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jim Burke and Bill Alexander were also scheduled to appear on this card.
FEBRUARY 20, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye defeated Bobby Christy > Eduardo Martinez defeated Juan Sebastian > US Tag Team Title Texas Tornado Match: the Assassins* defeated Rito & Tito Carreon at 52:00 / Notes: The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta.
FEBRUARY 20, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chief Little Eagle versus the Bat ruled a no contest > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Bette Boucher (2-0) > The Steve Boys defeated George Bell & Lenny Montana by disqualification (2-1) / Notes: The Bat opened a cut over Chief Little Eagle’s eye during their match. It was reported that 1,474 were in attendance for this card.
FEBRUARY 20, 1965 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 20, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Mike McGraw > Chris Tolos & Hans Schmidt and Enrique & Alberto Torres wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling defeated Tarzan Tyler
FEBRUARY 20, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Wolff and Fuji wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Buddy Fuller defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification at 6:00 > Ray Gunkel defeated Chati Yokuchi by disqualification at 5:00 > Joe Scarpa defeated Paul DeMarco at 16:00 > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Wilbur Snyder at 23:00 > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. The Assassins had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they, along with Nick Bockwinkel, defeated Doug Gilbert and then champions Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller in a special six-man tag team match with the title on the line on December 19, 1969, in
FEBRUARY 20, 1971 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 20, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Juan Caruso versus Jesse James > Ted Oates versus the Champ > Tommy Seigler versus Oki Shikina > Pedro Godoy versus Kubla Khan > Ray Candy & Bearcat Wilkerson versus Wayne Cowan & Krusher Karlson > Randy Curtis versus Guillotine Gordon > WWWA Women’s Title Match: Marie Vagnone* versus Valerie Griffith > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo* versus Bill Bowman & Joe Turner > Bob Ellis, Ernie Ladd & El Mongol defeated Rock Hunter, Ox Baker & Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
FEBRUARY 20, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Koa Tiki defeated Jack Evans > Norvel Austin defeated Butcher Brannigan > Women’s Battle Royal: Vicky Williams defeated Donna Christianello, Dottie Downs, Joyce Grable, Susan Green, Debbie Johnson, Paula Kaye, Toni Rose, and Lilly Thomas > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* versus Vicky Williams ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong, Bill Dromo & Eddie Graham defeated Tank Morgan, Chati Yokuchi & Fuji / Notes: The battle royal was to determine the challenger for the match with the Fabulous Moolah.
FEBRUARY 20, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Ken Mantell > Ted Oates and Rick Martel wrestled to a draw > Jerry Oates defeated Les Thornton > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Skandor Akbar > Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Dick Slater & Bob Armstrong > The Spoiler defeated Andre the Giant / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.
FEBRUARY 20, 1978 (MONDAY) –
FEBRUARY 20, 1980 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harley Race defeated Steve Travis > Tommy Rich defeated Austin Idol
FEBRUARY 20, 1981 (FRIDAY) – PORTERDALE, GA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Thornton and Steve Keirn wrestled to a draw > Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton > Robert Fuller & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Andre the Giant defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Mr. Wrestling #2. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
FEBRUARY 20, 1983 (SUNDAY) – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Paul Orndorff defeated Buck Robley > Bruiser Brody defeated Tito Santana > Dick Murdoch defeated the Iron Sheik > Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich > Bunkhouse Match: Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson
FEBRUARY 20, 1985 (WEDNESDAY) – PITTSBURGH, PA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > The Barbarian defeated Sean O’ Riley > Dick Slater defeated Leopard Man > J.J. Dillon defeated Brian O’ Riley > Magnum T.A. defeated Davey G > Ron Bass and Buzz Tyler wrestled to a draw > Manny Fernandez & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff > Bob Backlund defeated Black Bart > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ricky Steamboat
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.