Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-17-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/17/2009

 

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. Tonight’s show will feature a recently released television personality, according to Masters.

Monday’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, featured discussion on the latest talk and the opening of spring training for the Braves, pending Falcons free agents, the Hawks and their upcoming road trip, as well as info on the Thrashers, Jackets, Bulldogs, and Panthers. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in Portland, OR, at the Rose Garden, tonight. Two episodes of SmackDown will be taped, for the broadcasts on February 20 and February 27.

WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, on February 16: Vickie Guerrero came out with Edge and confirmed he is indeed the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, having inserted himself into the elimination chamber at last night’s No Way Out PPV, although he will remain on the SmackDown roster – John Cena came out and congratulated him, saying he earned it, but he would get his rematch down the road; Shane McMahon issued a challenge to Randy Orton for a match later in the show, with no rules, referee, Cody Rhodes, or Ted DiBiase, Jr., vowing it would end tonight; William Regal, Rhodes & DiBiase, Jr., over CM Punk & Cryme Tyme; Stephanie McMahon is seen backstage trying to talk Shane out of a match with Orton; Chris Jericho came out and ripped on Mickey Rourke, only to have Roddy Piper join him – Piper knocked Jericho for taking shots at Rourke and wrestling legends like Flair, but eventually offers his hand to Jericho, who instead kicked Piper in the knee, and then some while Piper was down, before walking away; backstage, Orton accepted Shane’s challenge; after a promo by Jamie Noble talking about how he was going to have a WrestleMania moment and shine, only to get squashed by Kane is about 15 seconds; JBL came out and announced he no longer owns Shawn Michaels, and that as of today, Michaels owns all of his stuff and is once again financially stable – Michaels then came out and issued a challenge to JBL next week for the right to then issue a challenge for a WrestleMania match against the Undertaker, in an attempt to break his undefeated streak at the event – JBL accepted; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Mike Knox; Melina over Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Women’s Title, despite interference from Rosa Mendez; Stephanie is seen backstage talking to someone on the ohone about stopping Shane from fighting Orton, but the phone seems to go dead; during the “non-sanctioned” match, Shane manhandles Orton, and can only be stopped by Rhodes and DiBiase, Jr., who beat down Shane long enough for Orton to come back, delivering a kick similar to the one he dealth Vince McMahon a few weeks back – Stephanie hit the ring to check on Shane, and when she began pleading with Orton, Orton delivered the RKO to her – while Stephanie was down on the mat next to Shane, Triple H hit the ring, resulting in a quick exit by Legacy, and HHH staring down Orton as the show ended.

The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Paul Burchill versus the Boogeyman; Tommy Dreamer versus John Morrison; and Jack Swagger & Mark Henry versus Christian & Finlay. Tyson Kidd is also in action. Click here for spoilers.

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’s Birthdays: Chris Champion (1961) and Jimmy Jacobs (1984).

Today In Memoriam: Charles Harvey (27, 1939), Kurt Von Stroheim (69, 1993), Bud Adams (67, 2002), and Mike Awesome (42, 2007).

Click here for Larry Goodman’s review of the January 10 broadcast of Showtime All-Star Wrestling.

NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on February 21 for a taping, advertising a No DQ rematch for the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles, with Champions New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) vs. Talent & Money (J.T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton). Also advertised: NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion Shadow Jackson vs. Jeremy Vain (with Mr. Rob Adonis) in a non-title match; Truitt Fields & Ace Rockwell vs. Kimo & Phil Shatter (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey); Bailey promises a funeral for Mikal Judas; in a Young Lion’s Title Match, Champion Azrael (with the Reverend) vs. Hayden Young; Malachi vs. Todd Sexton; and the Entourage (Jeff Lewis, Mike Moseley and Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) will have their full-fledged premiere. Also, appearances by "Sugar" Shaun Tempers, Brodie Chase, Wild Bunch, "Hands of Steel" Seth Delay; Bo Newsome, Adrian Hawkins, Technicians, Chip Day and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer with more info on Hardcore Hell. Bell time is 8pm. For reserved seating, contact 706-476-2017.

The Championship Wrestling Alliance returns to the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN, on February 28. This event will host CWA’s 2nd annual “Best of the Best Tournament”. Advertised: Eight men will compete in a one-night single elimination touranment to find out who is the “Best of the Best". In first round tournament matches, National Heavyweight Champion, Robbie Cassidy vs. Jason "the Gift" Kincaid; World Heavyweight Champion, Brian Logan vs. CWA Florida Champion, Flex Armstrong; Tony "the Dragon" Givens vs. “the Real Deal" Chase Owens (with Ashlee Hope); and CWA Television Champion, Nick Hammonds vs. Eric Darkstorm. Also advertised is the CWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Final, with US Tag Team Champions KMF, Inc. (Chris Richards & Steve Fury, with John Hawkins), vs. the Party Boys (Wayne Adkins & Keith Knox); in a special challenge, Ricky Morton vs. "the Cold" Alyx Winters (with Ashlee Hope); a 4 Corners Match for the Southern States Heritage Title, with Cody Ices vs. Ryan Dookie vs. Kole Layton King vs. ???. The Southern States Heritage Title Match takes place at 7:30. Regular card starts at 8pm.

The Peachstate Wrestling Alliance will be at the Recreation Center in Bremen, GA, on March 21. Advertised: In a title vs. mask match for the Southern Cruiserweight championship, J-Rod defends vs. Ultimate Dragon. Mr. Hughes vs. Cousin Bubba. For the PWA Heritage championship, "Action" Mike Jackson defends vs. the Canadian Kid. El Mexicano vs. Lethal Luchador. Tickets are $10, and kids 7 and under get in free. Tickets can be bought for $8 at the Bowdon-Junction Flea Market on March 21 from 9-3. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (770) 328-1162.

World-1 South returns to Ellaville, GA, at the Sportatorium, located at US Highway 19 South and 997 South Broad Street, on April 4. Advertised: in a Southern Heavyweight Title Match, newly crowned champion J-Rod vs. former champion Francisco Ciatso (with Ron Niemi); in ladies action, Melissa Coates vs. Tracy Taylor; Double Deuce (Pete Cannon & Pat McGroin) vs. Micah Taylor & Scotty Carmichael; a revenge match with Gringo Pantera vs. Barney Rumble; former Southern Heavyweight Champion Jake Slater vs. James Hendrix; and Big Bank Barfield will also be in action. Bell time is 8pm. For ticket information, call 229-942-0902.

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 17, 1926 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Amateur Match: Ernest Meadows and Doc Langford wrestled to a draw > Charley Gotch versus Wladek Zbyszko > John Paxos defeated Boris Demetroff / Notes: The match between Charley Gotch and Wladek Zbyszko was cancelled when Zbyszko failed to appear.

FEBRUARY 17, 1927 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Wladek Zbyszko defeated Carl Vogel > Paul Jones defeated John Paxos > World Heavyweight Title Match: Joe Stecher* defeated Jim Browning / Notes: Joe Stecher had been the reigning World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Stanislaus Zbyszko in St. Louis, MO, on May 30, 1925. This version was the one linked back to George Hackenschmidt.

FEBRUARY 17, 1933 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Lloyd Brown versus Floyd Owens > Pete Rogers versus Young Gotch > Bob Anderson versus Whitey Patterson / 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 17, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > George Dussette defeated Jack Peterson (2-0) > Stanley Buresch defeated Mike Nazarian (2-0)

FEBRUARY 17, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tony Mello and the Green Hornet wrestled to a draw > Bob Shipp versus Jack Blackstock > George Schnabel versus Bob Crutchfield / Notes: Aside from the match between Tony Mello and the Green Hornet, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 17, 1958 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Emile Dupree versus Kurt Von Brawner > Karl Heinkler versus Rocky Columbo > Texas Death Match: Ray Gunkel versus the Mighty Yankee / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 17, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Longino defeated Krusher Larson by disqualification > Krusher Larson & the Great John L. defeated Bill Dromo & Ricky Longino > Freddie Blassie versus Vince Bryant ruled a no contest

FEBRUARY 17, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Harkey versus Guy Mitchell > Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy versus Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle > Women’s Match: Judy Grable versus Rita Cortez > Dick the Bruiser versus Yukon Eric / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 17, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Scarpa defeated Lorenzo Parente > Buddy Fuller defeated Rube Wright > Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle versus Stan Stasiak & Red Roberts ruled a no contest

FEBRUARY 17, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook defeated Frenchy Lamont > Bobby Hart defeated Greg Peterson > Ray Gunkel defeated Nick Adams > Nick Kozak defeated Oki Shikina > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller* defeated El Mongol > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Lars & Gene Anderson* defeated Enrique & Ramon Torres / 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. It is unclear as to how Lars & Gene Anderson came to be recognized as Southern Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows the title being held up pending a review of a December 31, 1966, match between champions Enrique & Ramon Torres and the Andersons in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 17, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated Jack Vansky > Greg Peterson defeated Duke Savage > Paul DeMarco defeated Doug Gilbert > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match (DQ Rule Waived): Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins* to win title / Notes: For the match with Alberto & Ramon Torres, the Assassins were required to wear different colored wrestling tights. The Assassins had been billed as Southeastern Tag Team Champions since January 27, 1970.

FEBRUARY 17, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > The Avenger defeated Krusher Karlson > Georgia Television Title Match: Ox Baker* versus Dick Steinborn / Notes: Ox Baker and Dick Steinborn were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

FEBRUARY 17, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. J.C. Dykes and the Super Infernos appeared on this episode.

FEBRUARY 17, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Super Infernos defeated Jim McKinney & Bob Orton, Jr. > Jerry Oates defeated Jack Evans > Norvel Austin & Bobo Brazil defeated Tank Morgan & the Destroyer > Sputnik Monroe versus Johnny Eagle > Tarzan Tyler & Arman Hussein defeated Pantera Negra & El Sicodelico > Bob Armstrong versus Rocket Monroe / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Sputnik Monroe and Johnny Eagle were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Bob Armstrong and Rocket Monroe, but no results were reported after the card. The Zodiac joined Solie to claim he had been robbed in the Georgia Heavyweight Title tournament because the fans who acted as judges were biased in their decision. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed the Super Infernos, and announced to Capral that he had allowed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji to cancel their management contract.

FEBRUARY 17, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears versus Roberto Soto > Women’s Match: Paula Kaye versus Ann Casey > Roger Kirby versus Don Muraco > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* versus Jerry Lawler > Jack & Jerry Brisco versus Toru Tanaka & Assassin #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.

FEBRUARY 17, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated the Invader > Raymond Rougeau and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Adrian Adonis defeated Jim Dalton > Tommy Rich defeated Luke Graham > Dick Slater defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Andre the Giant & Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

FEBRUARY 17, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Masked Superstar defeated Marvin Turner > Tommy Rich & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Larry Latham & Rick Oliver > Blackjack Lanza defeated Chick Donovan > Ted Oates defeated Frank Dusek > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Roberts > Ric Flair defeated Bill Irwin > Pez Whatley defeated Ken Dillinger > Harley Race defeated Rick McGraw > Sonny King defeated Barry Orton > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Steve Regal & Sandy Ellis / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza. Mr. Wrestling #1 also appeared on this episode.

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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