Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-11-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/11/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by Dick Steinborn. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Tuesday’s edition of Dan Masters Live featured a discussion with Vordell Walker, as well as a pre-recorded interview he did recently with Bill ‘Masked Superstar’ Eadie. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.

World Wrestling Entertainment results from the live ECW broadcast at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, on February 10: Jack Swagger began the show complaining about Finlay, but said Hornswoggle was his real problem, and called him out – instead, Christian came out, ending with Christian laying Swagger out with a single punch; Teddy Long set up a match between two for later in the show; the Miz over Tommy Dreamer; Natalya interrupted a backstage conversation between Long and Jamie Noble, and introduced them to Tyson Kidd (T.J. Wilson), noting that he had been trained by “Uncle Bret” at the “Dungeon”; another backstage shot with Finlay telling Hornswoggle that Christian would have to go through him on his way to the ECW Title; Kidd over Bao Nguyen; and Christian over Swagger in a non-title match, with surprising, albeit unnecessary, help from Finlay and Hornswoggle.

Click here for spoilers from Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings, to be broadcast on February 13 on MyNetwork TV.

WWE has announced the following event: June 30, SmackDown/ECW at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA.

The final overall rating for Monday’s edition of WWE’s RAW was 3.4.

The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.1.

Petey Williams and Lance Rock were released by Total Nonstop Action on Tuesday. There were reports that Eric Young may have been released as well, as he teamed with Williams on the wrong end of a loser leaves match at iMPACT tapings, but Young, at least as of this writing, has not been cut. Jimmy Rave, although he is still slated to work two more dates for TNA, was released today.

Click here for spoilers from TNA’s iMPACT tapings from Tuesday, which will be broadcast on February 19 on Spike TV.

Ring of Honor will be at the Danbury Police Athletic League Building in Danbury, CT, on February 27. Advertised: Brent Albright versus Claudio Castagnoli; Brodie Lee versus Necro Butcher in a street fight; and Austin Aries versus Sami Callahan. Also on the bill: Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, Jerry Lynn, Kevin Steen, Eddie Edwards, Chris Hero, Larry Sweeney, and Jimmy Jacobs. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

ROH will be at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on February 28. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, Kevin Steen, Austin Aries, Jerry Lynn, Jay Briscoe, Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Larry Sweeney, Jimmy Jacobs, Kenny King, Rhett Titus, Sterling James Keenan, the Dark City Fight Club, Cheech, and Clody. Bell time is 7:30 PM. This will be the first day of tapings for the upcoming HDNet program.

ROH will be at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on March 1. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, Kevin Steen, Austin Aries, Jerry Lynn, Jay Briscoe, Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, Larry Sweeney, Jimmy Jacobs, Kenny King, Rhett Titus, the Dark City Fight Club, Cheech, and Clody. Bell time is 3:00 PM. This will be the second day of tapings for the upcoming HDNet program.

Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, 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: Ken Shamrock (1964) and Shawn ‘Hotstuff’ Hernandez (1973).

Today In Memoriam: Bill ‘Dinty’ Parks (83, 2004), Jackie Pallo (80, 2006), Ron Dobratz (64, 2006), and Jim Melby (57, 2007).

Pro Wrestling Revolution will be at Mavericks at the Landing on 2 Independent Drive in Jacksonville, FL, on March 14. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. Advertised to appear: Elijah Burke, Frankie Capone, Victor Creed, Jon Davis, the New Heavenly Bodies, Shawn Osbourne, the Heartbreak Express, Vordell Walker, Tribal, Slyck Sleazy, and Lou Cypher. Announcing for this event will be handled by GWH’s Dan Masters. For more info call 904-356-1110.

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 11, 1921 (FRIDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Strangler Lewis defeated Tom Draak / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.

FEBRUARY 11, 1935 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Jack Browning – Promoter) > Jack Ross defeated Ed Nolan (2-1) > Cowboy Luttrall defeated Rudy Strongberg (2-0)

FEBRUARY 11, 1936 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Rudy Strongberg and Bob Wagner wrestled to a draw > Dorv Roche defeated Pat McClary > Frank Speer defeated Babe Zaharias

FEBRUARY 11, 1938 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Ruff defeated Pete Peterson > Red Ryan and Bill Bartush wrestled to a draw > Everett Marshall defeated Babe Zaharias by disqualification

FEBRUARY 11, 1938 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (L.A. Roche – Promoter) > Jimmy Logas defeated Tony Marino (2-0) > John Felix defeated Raoul Lopez (2-0)

FEBRUARY 11, 1944 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Red Devil defeated Fritz Schnabel > Al Massey defeated Otto Schnabel > The Black Panther defeated Al Galento

FEBRUARY 11, 1948 (WEDNESDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Tommy Ward versus the Green Hornet > Frank Remille versus Tony Mello > Joe Estes versus Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 11, 1952 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Dillon versus Louie Ross > Nick Carter versus Lou Plummer > Mike Paidousis versus Sonny Kurgis > Lou Plummer & Jack Dillon versus Nick Carter & Louie Ross / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 11, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bob Morrow defeated Johnny Bruce by disqualification > Paul Adams defeated Little Abner > Greg Peterson & Chief War Cloud defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines by disqualification

FEBRUARY 11, 1965 (THURSDAY) – JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Linda Carroll versus the Fabulous Moolah > Tony Marino versus Mario Galento > Bill Dromo versus Gino Brito / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

FEBRUARY 11, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chin Lee defeated Al Greene > The Mysterious Medics defeated Billy & Bad Boy Hines > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Judy Grable > World Tag Team Title Match: Eric & Karl Von Brauner defeated Al Costello & Louie Tillet* to win title > Indian Thong Match: Chief Little Eagle versus Dick the Bruiser ruled a no contest / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. Al Costello & Louie Tillet had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Mysterious Medics in a tournament final on February 4, 1966, in Atlanta. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.

FEBRUARY 11, 1967 (SATURDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong defeated Oki Shikina > Nick Kozak & Enrique Torres defeated Pancho Rosario & Gorilla Marconi / 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 11, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Bob Ramstad wrestled to a draw > Jim Wilson defeated Seiji Sakaguchi by disqualification > Paul DeMarco and Alberto Torres wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Dale Lewis* defeated Choo-Choo Lynn by disqualification / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Dale Lewis & Seiji Sakaguchi. Dale Lewis had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on December 27, 1968, in Atlanta, although he had actually lost the title to El Mongol on February 7, 1969, in Atlanta. Also, in Tampa, FL, Dory Funk, Jr., became the NWA World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Gene Kiniski.

FEBRUARY 11, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Oki Shikina defeated Alex Medina > Billy Spears and Jimmy Dancing Bear wrestled to a draw > Pat & Mike Kelly defeated Rocket & Flash Monroe > Bill Dromo defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Dick Steinborn, Roberto Soto & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt, Assassin #2 & Mr. X > Haystacks Calhoun defeated Bepo Mongol by disqualification / Notes: Klondike Bill was the special referee for the match between Haystacks Calhoun and Bepo Mongol. The match was billed as a “Battle of the Giants”. Calhoun participated in an autograph session for fans. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol, and Mr. X.

FEBRUARY 11, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Doug Somers > Steve Keirn defeated Dennis O’Brien > Robert Fuller & Don Muraco defeated Ron Garvin & Roger Kirby > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Ken Patera > Indian Death Match: Assassin #2 defeated Danny Little Bear / Notes: Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2. Bearcat Wright managed Abdullah the Butcher.

FEBRUARY 11, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund defeated Jack Evans > The French Angel defeated Charlie Fulton > The Mongolian Stomper defeated Raymond Rougeau > Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Dick Slater > Georgia Television Title Match: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Black Atlas* to win title > Thunderbolt Patterson & the Mighty Igor defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Mongolian Stomper and the French Angel.

FEBRUARY 11, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Bockwinkel defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Steve Muslin > Tommy Rich & Sandy Maddox defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen by disqualification > Adrian Adonis defeated Butch Malone > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bill Irwin / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Bobby Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel.

FEBRUARY 11, 1979 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated Larry Latham > The Grappler defeated Pierre Lefebvre > Tommy Rich defeated Kurt Von Hess > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Luke Graham > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson by countout > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar by disqualification

FEBRUARY 11, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis defeated Dutch Mantell > Ray Candy defeated Baron Von Raschke > Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Tommy Rich & Lars Anderson by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Killer Khan > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Great Mephisto by disqualification > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan and Abdullah the Butcher. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.

FEBRUARY 11, 1981 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Jim Duggan > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Kevin Sullivan > Tony Atlas defeated the Mongolian Stomper > Ted DiBiase defeated Michael Hayes by disqualification > Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier / Notes: Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Stan Frazier, and Gordy and Roberts joined Hayes at the ring during his match with Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.

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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