Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-14-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/14/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the RAW house show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on February 13: CM Punk over William Regal to retain the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Mark Henry over Tommy Dreamer; Melina over Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Women’s Title; the Big Show over Brian Kendrick; WWE ECW Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger versus Finlay ended in a no contest in a title match; Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Randy Orton & Kane; and John Cena over Chris Jericho in a cage match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

The final overall rating for Thursday’s edition of Total Nonstop Action’s iMPACT was 1.2.

Ring of Honor will be at the Danbury Police Athletic League Building in Danbury, CT, on February 27. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs, and Tyler Black in a four-man elimination match; Brent Albright versus Claudio Castagnoli; Brodie Lee versus Necro Butcher in a street fight; Kenny King & Rhett Titus versus Bobby Dempsey & Erick Stevens; and Austin Aries versus Sami Callahan. Also on the bill: Bryan Danielson, Kevin Steen, Eddie Edwards, Chris Hero, and Larry Sweeney. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

NWA Charlotte presents "Thorns & Roses" tonight at the NWA Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. Advertised: NWA Women’s World Championship Match: Champion MsChif vs. Awesome Kong; In a No DQ rematch for the NWA Charlotte Legends Title: Champion Ivan Koloff (with Nikita Koloff) vs. the Barbarian (with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey); "the Insane Lumberjack" Timber debuts in a showdown with NWA National Champion Phi Shatter, Mikael Judas, Ryan O’Reilly, and Truitt Fields. Also appearing will be Team Ego, Man Scout, Zack Salvation, Malachi, Caleb Conley, and Josh Magnum. Pre-show countdown begins at 7:30. Bell time is 8pm. For further information, contact 704-940-5724.

Pro Wrestling Riot will be the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, FL, tonight as they continue their PWR championship & tag championship tournaments. Advertised: PWR championship tournament second round matches: "the Marquee" Bruce Santee vs. Shawn Osborne w/Ron Niemi, Francisco Ciatso w/Ron Niemi vs. Chris Jones, "Classic" Scott Davis vs. Jaison Moore, and "the 8th Deadly Sin" Sideshow vs. Chasyn Rance. PWR tag championship tournament second round matches: Dark City Fight Club w/Ron Niemi vs. the British Lions and the Heartbreak Express w/Amy Vitale vs. Bumz R’ Us. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids 13 and under. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for kids 13 and under. Bell time is at 8:00.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA, tonight. Advertised: Cru Jones vs. Micah Taylor in a West Georgia Street Fight. In a partner vs. partner match for the SECW championship, Colt Derringer defends vs. Rob Adonis. In a revenge tag match requested by the fans, J-Rod & Frankie Valentine vs. Sal Rinauro & Billy Knight. For the SECW women’s championship, Tracy Taylor defends vs. Genni Wright. To determine the SECW tag championship, the Nightmare & Kyle Matthews vs. Bulldog Raines & Josh Stone. Also advertised: Adrian Hawkins, Billy Love, and Chick Donavan. Tickets are $8, and kids 6 and under get in free. Doors open at 6:30. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.

New Heights Wrestling will be hosting the “Battle for the Gulf Coast” tonight at the Old National Guard Armory in Florala, AL. Promotions from TX, LA, MS, NC, PA, and MD, are announced to be represented, with NHW representing AL & FL. The NHW representives announced are "Scarface" Terry Ryker, Milo, & the cruiserweight champion, "Definition of Technician" Chris Tighe. In addition to the tournament, a 10 man elimination match was announced. NHW champion, "Pretty Boy" Donnie B., "Human Wrecking Machine" Dunham, "Chocolate Boy Wonder" Marcus Gibbs, "Florala’s Hometown Boy" Gutter & "Super Nerd" Lane Smart vs. "Master of the Spinebuster" David Prime, "BTY" Colby Godwin, "Future Legend" DJ Pringle, "Aristocratic Assassin" Alexander York & Street Bandit. Tickets are $7, and kids 6 and under get in free. Doors open at 6:00 and bell time is at 7:00.

Dirty South Pro Wrestling will be at the East Brewton Community Center in Brewton, AL, tonight. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:30.

The All-Star Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Mocksville, NC, tonight.

IWF Pro Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Cookeville, TN, tonight.

The Millennium Wrestling Federation will be at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Lincolnton, NC, tonight.

New Blood Wrestling will be at the Newbern Entertainment Center in Newbern, TN, tonight.

NWA Carolinas will be at the NWA Carolinas Sports Arena in Hamptonville, NC, tonight.

NWA Main Event will be at the Community Life Center in Nashville, TN, tonight.

Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight. Bell time is at 8:00.

Southeastern Xtreme Wrestling will be at the Xtreme Sportatorium in Dothan, AL, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Association will be at the National Guard Armory in Forest City, NC, tonight.

Tennessee Championship Wrestling will be at the Old Armory in Pulaski, TN, tonight.

The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in Trenton, TN, tonight.

The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, 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: Rip Rogers (1955), Tommy Dreamer (1971), and Nelson ‘Big Daddy V’ Frazier (1972).

Yesterday’s report included a recap of Great Championship Wrestling’s event from February 12, raising money for the Maegan Johnson family. For a report from Matt Tew, click here.

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 14, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat Hurley defeated Frank McCarroll (2-1) > Whitey Hewitt defeated Jack Zarnas at 51:00 (2-0) / Notes: Frank McCarroll was being billed as the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Champion.

FEBRUARY 14, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club – Promoters) > Wesley Brownlee and Eddie Wagner wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Bill Collins versus Herman Gotch > Son Almand versus Chief Lakeside / Notes: Aside from the match between Wesley Brownlee and Eddie Wagner, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 14, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > One Round Johnson versus Pine Top King > Leon Fuller versus George Ladistall > Frank Remille versus Young Londos > Bill Collins versus Tarzan Jordan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 14, 1945 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White defeated Stanley Wyckoff > Nick Carter and Otto Schnabel wrestled to a draw > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Jack Dillon by disqualification

FEBRUARY 14, 1947 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Laverne Baxter defeated Windy Black > The Shadow defeated Iron Man Talun > Don McIntyre & Johnny Long and Tom Mahoney & Jim Coffield wrestled to a draw > The Blimp defeated Wally Greb

FEBRUARY 14, 1948 (SATURDAY) – DOUGLASVILLE, GA – DOUGLASVILLE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Red Dugan defeated Tony Mello by disqualification > Women’s Match: Midge Marsh defeated Mae Young

FEBRUARY 14, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Benny Matta versus the Swedish Angel > Jerry Graham versus Red McIntyre / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 14, 1958 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento and Billy Red Lyons wrestled to a draw > Ray Gunkel and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw > International Tag Team Title Match: Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons* defeated Al Galento & the Mighty Yankee / Notes: It is unclear as to how Ray Gunkel & Billy Red Lyons came to be recognized as International Tag Team Champions. The last references we have show that on November 15, 1957, Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre were still recognized after having beaten Kurt & Fritz Von Brawner to win the title on October 4, 1957, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 14, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Guy Mitchell defeated Killer Campbell > Women’s Tag Team Match: Judy Grable & Maria Perez defeated Rita Cortez & Fran Gravette > Skull Murphy defeated Chief Little Eagle

FEBRUARY 14, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Sebastian & Bulldog Lawley defeated Jerry Miller & Bobby Christy > Charley Laye defeated Johnny King > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: the Assassins defeated Rito & Tito Carreon

FEBRUARY 14, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Fuller defeated Red Steiner > Bill Dromo defeated Red Roberts > Lorenzo Parente defeated Corsica Joe > Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak & Rip Hawk > Fritz Von Erich defeated Eddie Graham / Notes: The match between Eddie Graham and Fritz Von Erich was billed as a “Battle of the Giants.”

FEBRUARY 14, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Adams and Dick Murdoch wrestled to a draw > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook defeated the Masked Eagle > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Lars & Gene Anderson by disqualification

FEBRUARY 14, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad & Silento Rodriguez versus Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta > Don Carson defeated Pepe Gomez > Paul DeMarco defeated Seiji Sakaguchi > Jim Wilson, Alberto Torres & El Mongol defeated the Professional & the Assassins > Dale Lewis defeated Hans Schmidt / Notes: Bob Ramstad & Silento Rodriguez and Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed Seiji Sakaguchi, but was barred from ringside during the match between Dale Lewis and Hans Schmidt. It was reported in the program for this card that NWA President Sam Muchnick had been in Atlanta earlier that week for a meeting to address the aforementioned investigation into the January 24, 1969, match between El Mongol and the Professional, where it was alleged that the Pro used a foreign object during the bout. It said that Muchnick and the NWA Board felt that since they had never received any such claims against the Pro, he had an exemplary record, and that a referee should never change a decision based on claims and protests by fans, thus they were reprimanding referee Leo Garibaldi for changing his decision. It then mentioned that the NWA was also reviewing claims submitted to them about the February 7, 1969, match between Assassin #2 & the Professional and Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller, where it had been alleged that Assassin #1 replaced his partner during the match. It was announced that Jim Wilson would be wrestling on the card on February 21, 1969.

FEBRUARY 14, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Bill Kane > Les Wolff defeated Duke Savage > Assassin #2 defeated Jim Wilson > Alberto Torres and Buddy Colt wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

FEBRUARY 14, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GACOLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information is available.

FEBRUARY 14, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Don Greene at 11:00 > Jimmy Golden defeated Joe Tomayo at 8:00 > Jerry Lawler defeated Steve Keirn > Don Muraco defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Jerry Brisco defeated Ron Garvin at 10:00 > Toru Tanaka defeated Ken Patera > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Rocky Johnson / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka. Verne Gagne was in attendance at this card. Bearcat Wright managed Abdullah the Butcher. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

FEBRUARY 14, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dean Ho defeated Charlie Fulton > Jack Evans defeated Ricky Steamboat > Paul Jones defeated Gene Anderson > Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* defeated the Hollywood Blonds

FEBRUARY 14, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Bill Irwin > Raymond Rougeau defeated Luke Graham > Adrian Adonis defeated the Intern > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas defeated Jacques Goulet & the Bounty Hunter > Lumberjack Match: Dick Slater defeated Stan Hansen

FEBRUARY 14, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis versus Dutch Mantell > Lars Anderson versus Alexis Smirnoff > Tommy Rich & Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Killer Khan & the Great Mephisto > Tony Atlas versus Abdullah the Butcher > Las Vegas Pole Match: Kevin Sullivan versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan and Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Alexis Smirnoff.

FEBRUARY 14, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA – VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jimmy Jones defeated Rocket Monroe > Stan Frazier defeated Bobby Garrett by countout > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Jim Duggan & Ron Cheatham > Steve Keirn defeated Alexis Smirnoff > Steve Keirn defeated Jim Duggan

FEBRUARY 14, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook defeated Bobby Eaton > Bobby Eaton defeated Chick Donovan > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Kevin Sullivan > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Tony Atlas defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Tony Atlas defeated Don Carson by disqualification / Notes: Bobby Eaton substituted for Abdul Zataar in the match with Charlie Cook, and Chick Donovan substituted for Steve O in the match with Eaton. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

FEBRUARY 14, 1983 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Tom Prichard > Tito Santana defeated Bob Roop > The Moondogs defeated Dick Murdoch & Joe Lightfoot > Ray Candy defeated the Super Destroyer by disqualification > Butch Reed defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

FEBRUARY 14, 1984 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Johnny Rich > Pez Whatley defeated Jesse Barr > Mr. R defeated Ted DiBiase by disqualification > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: the Road Warriors defeated Pez Whatley & King Kong Bundy > Ron Garvin versus Jake Roberts ruled a no contest > The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

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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