Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgis for 2-13-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/13/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, hosted Stoney and JoCo, featured Lanny Poffo, who elaborated on topics such as teaming with brother Randy as Poffomania, defeating Hulk Hogan, coming up with his frisbee and poetry gimmick, and much more including reciting poetry. The Wrestling Granny sent out Valentine wishes to Les Thatcher, and corporate voice Cedric Dean was sent in to "properly" report on WWE and TNA. The program is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be in Los Angeles, CA, at the Staples Center, tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho; Randy Orton versus Rey Mysterio, Jr.; Jack Swagger defends the ECW Heavyweight Title against Matt Hardy; and Shawn Michaels, with JBL, versus Kane. Also on the bill: CM Punk, John Morrison, the Miz, Finlay, Cryme Tyme, William Regal, the Boogeyman, Santino Marella, Candice Michelle, Beth Phoenix, and Melina. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: Chavo Guerrero, Jr., versus MVP; John Morrison & the Miz versus Carlito & Primo Colon, where the winners get a date with the Bella Twins; Ezekiel versus R-Truth; Michelle McCool versus Maria; and a four-way featuring Vladimir Kozlov, Triple H, the Undertaker, and the Big Show.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: March 15, at the Heart O’Texas Fair Coliseum in Waco, TX; March 22, at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS; March 22, at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains, MO; and March 29, at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, TX.

Southern States Wrestling presents their 18th Anniversary tonight in Kingsport, TN, at the National Guard Armory. Advertised: AWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Brian Logan vs. Tony Givens; National Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Robbie Cassidy vs. Beau James; CWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Match: the Party Boys (Keith Knox & Wayne Adkins) vs. the Varsity Shooter Society (Chase Owens & Alyx Winters with Ashlee); Ricky Morton vs. Kole Layton King; Misty James & Rebecca Lynn vs. Kassie Rains & Sarah Lynn; Bunkhouse Match for the SSW Heritage Title: Champion Cody Ices vs. "Playboy" Jamie Gibson; CWA Television Title Match: Nick Hammonds vs. Eric Darkstorm; and the Great 8 Challenge: 8 former SSW title holders battle until only one man is left standing. Bell time is 8:15.

The American Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Chipley, FL, tonight. Advertised: For the AWF championship, Luke Goldburg vs. Texas Rough Rider vs. Super Destroyer. In a No DQ match for the tag championship, "Bullet" Bob & Steve Armstrong w/Dandy Jack vs. "Dirty" Larry Brock & "Magnificent" Pedro w/"Krippler" Ken Curtis. In a DQ match, "Scarface" Terry Ryker & Milo vs. the Untouchables. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 5 and under. Advance tickets are $7. Bell time is at 8:00.

Alternative Pro Wrestling presents their supercard, "Friday the 13th", tonight at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA. Advertised: Southern States Title Match: "King" Seth Delay (c) vs. Slim J; Ty Cobb Street Fight: "Merciless" Don Matthews vs. John Carnage; Former Champions Clash: Jeremy Vain vs. Shadow Jackson; Country Whipping Match: Bo Newsome & Kareem Abdul Jamar vs. Saint Anthony & Brandon Parker (with Kevin Duncan); J.T. Talent vs. Donovan Sweet (with Lollipop); North Georgia Title Match: Chris King (c) vs. Dustin Michaels; APW Tag Team Title Match: Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) (c) vs. the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells). Bell time is 8pm.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the PAL Center in Davie, FL, tonight. Advertised: Homicide, Billy Fives, the Sheik, Chris Jones, Steve Madison, King Kung Fu, Christopher Gray, and C.J. O’Doyle. Tickets are $20 ringside, $10 general, and $5 for kids under 13 with a paying adult. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.

Florida Championship Wrestling will also be at the Florida State Fair at Expo Hall in Tampa, FL, tonight. Bell time is at 5:00. Admission is free with admission to the fair.

Action Packed Wrestling will be at the APW Arena in Chester, SC, tonight.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Newport, TN, tonight.

The Empire Wrestling Alliance will be at the National Guard Armory in Mooresville, NC, tonight.

National Championship Wrestling will be at the NCW Arena in Greenville, SC, tonight.

Pro Wrestling Eklipse will be at the Jo Bob’s Gym in Zephyrhills, FL, tonight.

The Pro Wrestling Federation will be at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, TN, tonight.

Showtime All-Star Wrestling will be at the SAW Mill in Millersville, TN, tonight.

The Southern Wrestling Federation will be at the SWF Arena in Tullahoma, TN, tonight.

The United States Wrestling Organization will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.

The Universal Wrestling Council will be at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Wilson, NC, 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: Akio Sato (1953) and Baby Doll (1962).

Today In Memoriam: Bubba Douglas (42, 1986).

The following is a recap of Great Championship Wrestling’s “Miracle for Maegan” fundraising event at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on February 12, where reportedly all of the talent, staff, and crew worked free, thus giving all proceeds to the family of Maegan Johnson:

The show began with Taylor McKnight introducing Raunchy of the South Side Trash leading everybody in prayer for Maegan. Diane Hewes and J.P Money then came out and thanked everyone for helping make this happen. Maegan Johnson was put over the loud speaker via telephone and said she was thankful for everyone, and ended with "I Love You". Emotional moment, with everyone in the ring in legit tears and crowd chanting "MAEGAN, MAEGAN, MAEGAN!"

The GCW Tag Team Championship Gauntlet got underway…

Team Anarchy (Adrian Hawkins & Kyle Matthews) defeated Tex Monroe & Frankie Valentine after Valentine took a nasty spill over the top rope, leaving Monroe to be school-boyed by Hawkins for the first win of the match.

Team Anarchy beat Scotty Beach & Rob Adonis (with J.P. Money) via DQ. Beach and Adonis gelled better as a team then most expected, great moments including a double beach ball to Matthews courtesy of both Beach & Adonis. Adonis got nailed with a chair by Matthews, but had no effect. Matthews quickly tossed the chair to Adonis and collapsed, so that when the referee turned around, he thought Adonis had clobbered Matthews. DQ win for Team Anarchy.

Scott Steele & Razor beat Team Anarchy. Steele came in a house of fire, and destroyed Team Anarchy, finishing them with a powerslam in under a minute.

John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar beat Scott Steele & Razor. Bogie and Kareem came out to best pop of the match so far, and showed sportsmanship by shaking hands with Steele & Razor. Bogie and Kareem over in about 8 minutes.

Buff Bagwell came to the ring for an interview but is interrupted by Cru Jones. Jones said he is now what Buff wanted to be 10 years ago. Said Buff is losing his hair, and that some a few splashes of "Cru Jones Hot Sauce" could probably help it grow back. Bagwell with a strong comeback, said he’s been on television, and that’s how everyone knows him, and that Cru never has, and never will be, a star in the industry. McKnight announces that Bagwell has been added to the main event , so it’s Buff vs. Cru vs. J-Rod for the GCW Heavyweight Title.

The gauntlet match resumed…

John Bogie & Kareem Abdul Jamar beat Winner’s Club ("Russian Mercenary" Joezevf Barkon & Bobby Moore & Ron Stalker with Princeton Gainey). Princeton declared it as a handicap match with all three members of Winner’s Club competing. Bogie pinned Barkon in about 9 minutes after a bodyslam and the 80’s Sault.

Team Inter-Promotional (Sal Rinauro (ROH) & Austin "Consequences" Creed (TNA)) beat Bogie & Jamar. False finish where Bogie looked to get the 3 on Creed, but Demarco over turned it and said it was a 2. Match restarted, Creed over Kareem after he sat down countered a sunset flip and held on to Rinauro for extra leverage.

The Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy with J.P. Money) beat Team Inter-Promotional. Funny as hell spot where Creed and Rinauro tried to jump the gun with a double plancha on Trash as they were walking around the ring. However, the Trash just side stepped to allow them to crash to the floor.

Southside Trash beat Merchants of Death (Orion Bishop & Murder One with Wicked Nemesis) to win the GCW Tag Team Championship.

J-Rod beat Cru Jones and Buff Bagwell when Bagwell hit the Blockbuster on Jones, got knocked out of the ring by J-Rod, and J-Rod then followed up with a quick punt kick to Jones for the pin.

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 13, 1905 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > M.J. Dwyer defeated Frank Herrick (2-1) / Notes: It was reported that 250 were in attendance for this card.

FEBRUARY 13, 1918 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Billy Sandow – Promoter) > Albert Linkens and Johnny Gallagher wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Harry Graham defeated Curly Groulx at 3:00 > Mike Sarrena defeated James Gabio at 5:00 > Strangler Lewis defeated B.F. Roller at 71:07 (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

FEBRUARY 13, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > Elmo Chappell versus Young Gotch > John Dameron versus Foy Rivers > Bob Ruble versus Pete Sauls / Notes: It was reported that Pete Sauls was from Birmingham and was making his local debut.

FEBRUARY 13, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ODD FELLOWS HALL (Bob Anderson – Promoter) > Amateur Match: Pat Williams versus Leon Langford > John Dameron versus Glenn Cowan > Whitey Patterson versus Red Powell / 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 13, 1933 (MONDAY) – COLLEGE PARK, GA – COLLEGE PARK ARENA (Bobby Hughes – Promoter) / Notes: It was reported that a “headline wrestling match”, plus four boxing bouts, would be taking place on this card, but no details were provided before or following the card.

FEBRUARY 13, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Cox and Karl Davis wrestled to a draw > Gino Garibaldi defeated Matros Kirilenko (2-1)

FEBRUARY 13, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (C.W. Bennett – Promoter) > Glenn Cowan versus Gorilla Tucker > Hugh Winn versus Al Kimbrell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 13, 1946 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White defeated Mr. X by disqualification > Tommy Londos defeated Jack Singer > Jack Wentworth defeated Sammy Stein

FEBRUARY 13, 1951 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Lane and Tarzan White wrestled to a draw > Tom Mahoney defeated Bob Orton > Don McIntyre defeated the Golden Terror by disqualification

FEBRUARY 13, 1959 (FRIDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Cowboy Bradley defeated Tiny Roe at 11:00 > Skull Murphy defeated the Great Bolo at 13:00 > Doug & Johnny Gilbert defeated Freddie Blassie & Ali Bey at 35:00

FEBRUARY 13, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Juan Harkey versus Tiny Evans > Guy Mitchell versus Killer Campbell > Texas Death Match: Bill Dromo versus Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 13, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye and Bobby Christy wrestled to a draw > Juan Sebastian defeated Jerry Miller > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Rito & Tito Carreon wrestled to a draw at 75:00 / 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 13, 1963 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Lenny Montana and the Bat wrestled to a draw > Chief Little Eagle defeated Prince Omar at 11:00 > The Steve Boys defeated Homer O’Dell & Bronko Lubich / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Bronko Lubich.

FEBRUARY 13, 1965 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gino Brito & Buddy Fuller defeated George & Crybaby Harris / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

FEBRUARY 13, 1965 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Mario Galento defeated Bob Eisenburg > The Mysterious Medics defeated Billy Hines & Buddy Fuller / Notes: This was for the locally televised “Columbus Championship Wrestling”, though it is not known who was hosting the program, whether it was taped or broadcast live, nor is it clear as to which station the program was aired at the time.

FEBRUARY 13, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Bobbie Peterson defeated Belle Starr > Enrique & Alberto Torres and the Gauchos wrestled to a draw > Mr. Wrestling defeated Tarzan Tyler

FEBRUARY 13, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Cisco Grimaldo at 2:00 > Ray Gunkel defeated Bill Kane at 2:00 > Les Wolff & El Mongol defeated the Blue Demons at 9:00 > Georgia Television Title Match: Nick Bockwinkel* and Joe Scarpa wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Doug Gilbert, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco & the Assassins at 21:00 / Notes: Nick Bockwinkel had been the reigning Georgia Television Champion since he defeated Joe Scarpa on January 3, 1970, in Atlanta. Man Mountain Mike was the special referee for the match between Doug Gilbert, Alberto & Ramon Torres and Paul DeMarco & the Assassins. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. The program for this card features a photo of El Mongol with Hank Aaron. It was announced that Wilbur Snyder would be wrestling in Atlanta on February 20, 1970.

FEBRUARY 13, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Billy Spears > Michel Dubois & Fidel Castillo defeated Jack & Jim Dalton > Luke Graham defeated Eduardo DeLynch / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral.

FEBRUARY 13, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Pedro Godoy versus Jesse James > Wayne Cowan versus Ted Oates > Oki Shikina versus Kubla Khan > Bobby Starr versus the Champ > Randy Curtis versus Krusher Karlson > Juan Caruso versus the Avenger > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner and Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Tommy Seigler defeated Guillotine Gordon > Bob Ellis & El Mongol defeated Rock Hunter & Assassin #2 > Ray Candy defeated Ox Baker / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Tom Renesto was the special referee for the match between Ray Candy and Ox Baker. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.

FEBRUARY 13, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Eagle and the Zodiac wrestled to a draw > Chati Yokuchi & Fuji defeated Pat O’Brien & Koa Tiki > Women’s Tag Team Match: Susan Green & Jan Sheridan defeated Toni Rose & the Fabulous Moolah > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Butcher Brannigan & Tank Morgan > Bill Dromo defeated Hiro Matsuda / Notes: J.C. Dykes managed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji. It had been announced on February 6, 1973, that Tarzan Tyler would be wrestling on this card, but there was no mention in reports following the card.

FEBRUARY 13, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund defeated Les Thornton > Ken Mantell defeated Skandor Akbar > Bob Armstrong defeated Moondog Mayne > Harley Race and Mr. Wrestling #2 wrestled to a draw > Stan Stasiak defeated Dick Slater > Abdullah the Butcher & the Spoiler defeated Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

FEBRUARY 13, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Butch Malone > Charlie Cook defeated Jim Dalton > Adrian Adonis defeated Jacques Goulet > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher > Ernie Ladd defeated Stan Hansen / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

FEBRUARY 13, 1979 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Larry Latham and Jerry Roberts wrestled to a draw > Raymond Rougeau defeated Rick Oliver > Luke Graham defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Stan Hansen & Kurt Von Hess > Georgia Television Title Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ole Anderson* > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Wahoo McDaniel did not defeat Ole Anderson in the first fifteen minutes, so the title did not change hands.

FEBRUARY 13, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Harris defeated Tommy Rogers > Brad Armstrong defeated Buzz Sawyer > Bob Armstrong and Kevin Sullivan wrestled to a draw > Texas Death Match: Jimmy Garvin defeated Ron Bass > Lumberjack Match: Tommy Rich & Leroy Brown defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer by disqualification / Notes: Ricky Harris substituted for Tom Prichard in the match with Tommy Rogers.

FEBRUARY 13, 1983 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Roop defeated Joe Lightfoot > Dick Murdoch defeated Chick Donovan > Paul Ellering defeated Johnny Rich > Paul Orndorff defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification > Tommy Rich & Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer by disqualification

FEBRUARY 13, 1984 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – RICHMOND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rogers defeated Johnny Rich > Jesse Barr defeated Pez Whatley > The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong > Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts > Ted DiBiase defeated Mr. R by disqualification > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Brett Sawyer & King Kong Bundy defeated the Road Warriors / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.

FEBRUARY 13, 1985 (WEDNESDAY) – ALTOONA, PA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ron Bass > Bob Backlund defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification > J.J. Dillon defeated Sam Houston > Johnny Weaver defeated Doug Vines > Billy Graham defeated Steve Casey > Larry Zbyszko & Rocky Jones defeated Joel Deaton & the Super Destroyer

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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