SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/15/2009
NEWS and NOTES
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World Wrestling Entertainment will broadcast No Way Out live from the Key Arena in
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s
New Heights Wrestling will be at the Walton County Shriners Club in
The Micro Wrestling Federation will be at the Rollerscape Skating Rink 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: Hugo Savinovich (1959) and Larry Sweeney (1982).
Today In Memoriam: Mark Tender (55, 1990), Bill MacMurray (79, 1997), Louie Spicolli (27, 1998), Paddy Casey (92, 2002), Michiaki Yoshimura (76, 2003), and Johnny Weaver (72, 2008).
NWA Main Event promoter Mike Porter issued the following press release: “NWA Main Event Wrestling regrets that our relationship with the ION Network has ended. We have enjoyed our working relationship for the past 45 weeks. We have been in negotiations with another TV outlet for the past several weeks and we are ready to sign the deal. As soon as the contract is finalized, an announcement will be made as to time and channel. Sometimes we felt that our hands were tied at ION as to what we could show and say on air. We have a new building that we are doing our TV tapings at the
Pro Wrestling Fusion was in
United States Wrestling Organization results from February 13 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with 57 in attendance: Justin Spade beat Shawn Hoodrich; USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier beat Bryan Casey (with Ronnie Vegas); Justin Spade beat Convict Clown; Tim Renesto & Saint beat Trakan Mathias & Jason Xavier when Renesto pinned Mathias after hitting him with an international object; L.T. Falk beat Lee Cross by DQ when Saint & Renesto interfered; Josh Crowe & Damien Payne (with Ronnie Vegas) beat Shane Eden & Steven Green in a 2/3 falls match to win the USWO Tag Team Championship; USWO Champion Michael Jablonski vs. Derrick Neal was a no-contest after Jablonski gigged Neal with a fork.
World Wrestling Alliance 4 will be at the WWA4 Wrestling School in
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in
FCW will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds’ Expo Hall in
FCW will be at the Plant City Armory in
FCW was at the FCW Arena in
Full Impact Pro will be at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, FL, on March 28. Matches to be announced. Tickets are $20 ringside, $15 general, and $10 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $12 general admission, and $8 for kids 13 and under. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00. For more information, call (352) 422-4582.
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FEBRUARY 15, 1934 (THURSDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1934 (THURSDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1935 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Young Londos defeated Bill Collins > Tarzan Jordan defeated Jim Zbyszko > Honey Boy Hackney defeated Totem Pole Anderson
FEBRUARY 15, 1935 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Keith Converse versus John Kadish > K.O. Black versus Chippewa Charlie > The Masked Marvel defeated John Mauldin / Notes: Aside from the match between John Mauldin and the Masked Marvel, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 15, 1937 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPRING STREET ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bill Jeffries versus Sammy Miller > Bill Collins and Doc Poole wrestled to a draw > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Tarzan Jordan* defeated Jack McAdams (2-1) / Notes: Bill Jeffries and Sammy Miller were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Tarzan
FEBRUARY 15, 1951 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – SPORTS ARENA (Jack Troy – Promoter) > Johnny Long defeated the Terrible Turk at 34:00 (2-0) > The Red Devil defeated Sam Roberts at 18:00 > Larry King and Tiny Oxford wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Butcher Boy Martin defeated Creepy St. Cloud at 15:00
FEBRUARY 15, 1951 (THURSDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Dugan versus the Golden Terror > Nick Carter & Don McIntyre versus Jack Steele & Bobby Lane / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 15, 1957 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Donn Lewin & Guy LaRose wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre defeated Mark Lewin by disqualification > International Tag Team Title Match: Mark & Donn Lewin* defeated Don McIntyre & Guy LaRose at 53:00 / 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.
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FEBRUARY 15, 1961 (WEDNESDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1963 (FRIDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1965 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red Roberts defeated Rube Wright > Tony Marino defeated Gino Brito > Joe Scarpa defeated Bob Dalton > Mario Galento defeated Bill Dromo by disqualification
FEBRUARY 15, 1966 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Roy Mulkey > Mario Galento defeated Chin Lee > No DQ Match: Billy & Bad Boy Hines and the Mysterious Medics wrestled to a draw at 60:00
FEBRUARY 15, 1969 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeMarco & Dale Lewis defeated Bob Ramstad & Seiji Sakaguchi > El Mongol and the Professional wrestled to a draw > Alberto Torres defeated Tony Barbetta / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford announced he had fired Seiji Sakaguchi.
FEBRUARY 15, 1972 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Sandy Parker defeated Lilly Thomas > Bill White & Karl Von Stroheim defeated Jerry Oates & Alex Medina > Rocket Monroe defeated Jimmy Dancing Bear > Roberto Soto & El Mongol and the Assassins wrestled to a draw > Bill Dromo defeated Flash Monroe by disqualification / Notes: Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim.
FEBRUARY 15, 1974 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rufus R. Jones defeated Taru Hayashi > Ricky Gibson defeated Tojo Yamamoto > Robert Fuller & Art Nelson and Bob Armstrong & Bobby Duncum wrestled to a draw > Jerry Lawler versus Jackie Fargo wrestled to a draw > Loser Leaves Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin* defeated Bobby & Benny McGuire > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Bill Watts ended in a double disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart managed Bobby Duncum and Jerry Lawler. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
FEBRUARY 15, 1975 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1976 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mitsu Hata versus Skip Young > Tony Charles versus Jerry Oates > Taru Hayashi versus Ken Mantell > Ted Oates versus Les Thornton > Bob Armstrong, Bob Backlund & Dick Slater versus Moondog Mayne, Skandor Akbar & the Spoiler > Texas Death Match: Stan Stasiak versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.
FEBRUARY 15, 1977 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans defeated Ricky Steamboat > Bob Backlund & Raymond Rougeau defeated Bill Howard & Charlie Fulton > Black Atlas defeated the French Angel > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match (No TL / Two Referees): Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Ole & Gene Anderson to win title at 16:00 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel. The match between Ole & Gene Anderson and Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 was a rematch from February 8, 1977, and the title was returned to Wrestling #1 & #2 afterward. This was only done in Fred Ward’s portion of the territory.
FEBRUARY 15, 1978 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook versus Jim Dalton > Raymond Rougeau & Tommy Rich versus Luke Graham & Jacques Goulet > Georgia Television Title Match: Ole Anderson* versus Bob Armstrong > Dick Slater & Tony Atlas versus Abdullah the Butcher & the Bounty Hunter > Lights Out Match: Stan Hansen versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
FEBRUARY 15, 1979 (THURSDAY) –
FEBRUARY 15, 1981 (SUNDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – MID-SOUTH AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Cook > Kevin Sullivan and Steve O wrestled to a draw > Ted DiBiase & Steve Keirn defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mongolian Stomper / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Ted DiBiase & Steve Keirn. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
FEBRUARY 15, 1981 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve O and Jim Duggan wrestled to a draw > Kevin Sullivan defeated Stan Frazier by countout > Robert Fuller defeated Bobby Eaton > Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts defeated Tony Atlas & Steve Keirn > Ted DiBiase defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > Steve Keirn defeated Terry Gordy by disqualification / Notes: Terry Gordy joined Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Tony Atlas & Steve Keirn, and Hayes and Roberts joined Gordy at the ring during his match with Keirn. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
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