Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-9-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/09/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Tonight’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, will feature a look at this weekend’s qualifying results for the upcoming Daytona 500, the 75th birthday celebration for ‘Hammerin’ Hank, Jamal Anderson’s arrest, and much more. Brian Corley may be joining the show to preview the NASCAR season. The broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.

Sunday’s edition of MMA Sunday, with hosts Ric Gillespie and Casey Trowbridge, and special guest co-host for the second consecutive week, Elaina Maxwell, were joined by Pat Barry. Click here for the archive. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be in Oakland, CA, at the Oracle Arena, tonight. Advertised: CM Punk defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against William Regal; Randy Orton versus the Undertaker; and Ric Flair returns to address Chris Jericho. Also advertised is John Cena defending the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Orton, although if this happens, it will most likely be a dark match after the live broadcast ends. Also on the bill: Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Kane, JBL, Santino Marella, Cryme Tyme, Kofi Kingston, Beth Phoenix, Melina, and Kelly Kelly. Bell time is 5:30 PM. ECW will be taped prior to the live RAW broadcast, which begins at 9:00 PM, and will be aired on February 17 on Sci-Fi at 9:00 PM.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA, on February 8: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Umaga over Hurricane Helms; R-Truth over Eric Escobar; Edge over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title; Eve Torres & Maria over Michelle McCool & Natalya; Shelton Benjamin over MVP to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; and Triple H & the Undertaker over Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Yakima Valley Sundome in Yakima, WA, on February 7: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; Umaga over Hurricane Helms; R-Truth over Eric Escobar; Edge over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title; Eve Torres & Maria over Michelle McCool & Natalya; Shelton Benjamin over MVP to retain the WWE US Heavyweight Title; and Triple H & the Undertaker over Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show.

WWE has announced that it will broadcast the Night of Champions PPV from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA, on June 28.

In a response Sunday to TMZ, WWE acknowledged the incident involving Chris Jericho and some fans following Saturday’s event in Victoria, BC: “After leaving a live event in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday evening, Chris Jericho’s car was attacked by a mob when he was stopped at a stop sign. Unable to proceed, Chris Jericho exited his car to ask the crowd to clear a path so he could continue through the intersection. A man and a woman physically and verbally assaulted Mr. Jericho. Arena and WWE security arrived to establish enough order to allow Mr. Jericho to re-enter his vehicle and depart. The local police arrived minutes later. Mr. Jericho was unharmed in the incident. The WWE is working with local authorities who are investigating the incident to identify the man and woman who fled the scene.”

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

TNA results from the Against All Odds PPV broadcast from the Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on February 8: Alex Shelley over Eric Young to retain the TNA X Division Title; Scott Steiner over Petey Williams; Brutus Magnus over Chris Sabin; Awesome Kong over ODB to retain the TNA Women’s Title; Booker T over Shane Sewell with unnecessary help from Sharmell to retain the TNA Legends Title; Abyss over Matt Morgan; Beer Money over Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed with assistance from Jacqueline and a chain to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and Sting over Kurt Angle, Brother Devon, and Brother Ray in a four-way to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

The Micro Wrestling Federation will be at the Club Rayn in Tallahassee, FL, 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: Alexis Smirnoff (1947) and Shelly ‘SalinasMartinez (1980).

Today In Memoriam: Farmer Burns (75, 1937), Jack Britton (1980), and Butch Levy (78, 1999).

Bob Magee’s column, As I See It, has been updated. Click here for the latest entry.

This week’s Who’s Slamming Who? Shows have been updated. Click here for audio commentary from various wrestling figures, including Jerry Jarrett, Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams, the Iron Sheik, Bill Behrens, and Jody Hamilton.

Click here for the latest online broadcast of NWA Anarchy.

Anarchy results from the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on February 7: Hayden Young & Bo Newsome & Caleb Konley beat Bobby Shields & Robert Beverly & John Kronica in 6:38. Todd Sexton beat T.K. Cross via DQ in 5:43. Seth Delay beat Alan Funk in 4:06. Azrael (with The Reverend) beat Billy Buck to retain the Young Lion’s Title in 4:13. Mikal Judas & Shadow Jackson beat Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis in 10:12. Malachi beat Adrian Hawkins in 5 minutes. Shaun Tempers & Bo Newsome beat The Technicians (Bobby Moore & Tyler Smith) in 4:46. Ace Rockwell beat Brodie Chase in 7:13. Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton) beat NWA Anarchy Champions New Wave (Steven Walters & Derrick Driver) via DQ in 3:24. Click here for a full report from Larry Goodman.

Riot Wrestling Entertainment will present “Deadlocked” at Element Nightlife in Columbia, SC, on February 22. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7:15 PM. Tickets are $10, $7 with student I.D. This will be an all-ages event. Advertised: Jon Malus takes on Cali Casanova for the RWE Warzone Heavyweight Championship. Hexxon goes one-on-one against Matt Crosby. Nick Kismet battles Matt Graves. Brandon Paradise squares off against J.C. Walker.

Flatline Championship Wrestling will be at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building in Grovetown, GA, on February 28. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with matches getting underway at 7 PM. Tickets are $7 general admission. Children 5 and under admitted free with paid adult.

Premiere Wrestling Showcase will present “Rise of a Champion V” at the York Recreation Center in York, SC, on February 28. Bell time is 8 PM. Advertised: “the Monster” Abyss and PWS Tag Team Champions Team Macktion.

Old School Championship Wrestling will be at Weekends Pub in Goose Creek, SC, on March 1. Bell time is 6 PM. Tickets are $8 general admission. Children 12 and under $5. Advertised: Chris Mordetzky, who was formerly known as "the Masterpiece" Chris Masters (former WWE superstar), will be teaming with "the Insane" Asylum and facing off against "the American Nightmare" Sixx and Bigg Hoss. Universal Title Match: Lodi vs. Juggalo Johnny Blaze.

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

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW crew will be in Oakland, CA, at the Oracle Arena, tonight. Advertised: CM Punk defends the WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title against William Regal; Randy Orton versus the Undertaker; and Ric Flair returns to address Chris Jericho. Also advertised is John Cena defending the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Orton, although if this happens, it will most likely be a dark match after the live broadcast ends. Also on the bill: Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Kane, JBL, Santino Marella, Cryme Tyme, Kofi Kingston, Beth Phoenix, Melina, and Kelly Kelly. Bell time is 5:30 PM. ECW will be taped prior to the live RAW broadcast, which begins at 9:00 PM, and will be aired on February 17 on Sci-Fi at 9:00 PM.

Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, tonight.

The Micro Wrestling Federation will be at the Club Rayn in Tallahassee, FL, tonight.

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.

February 9 Nostalgia

FEBRUARY 9, 1926 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boxing Match: Hollis Sullivan defeated Young Harper by KO in third round > John Paxos defeated Marshall Blackstock > Wladek Zbyszko defeated Dan Koloff / Notes: It was reported that 600 were in attendance for this card.

FEBRUARY 9, 1928 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Stasiak defeated John Paxos (2-0) > Paul Jones defeated Scotty McDougal > Pete Sauer defeated Tom Marvin

FEBRUARY 9, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Blue Sun Jennings defeated John Katan > Steve Znoski defeated Nick Nestor (2-0)

FEBRUARY 9, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AUDITORIUM (Hercules Athletic Club – Promoters) > Frank Smith and Young Londos wrestled to a draw > Max Shapiro defeated Mike Botsaris > Kid Aristides and Jeems Poulos wrestled to a draw > George Demos defeated Leon Bloom > Young Tofalos defeated Pete Rogers / Notes: There was also a boxing match and a boxing battle royal, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 9, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Jimmy Hope versus Gene Marston > Lloyd Brown versus Jake Burton > Smitty Anderson versus Young Steele > Glenn Cowan versus Red Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 9, 1945 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Bennicasa and Cowboy Luttrall wrestled to a draw > Women’s Match: Mae Weston defeated Irene Jordan > Women’s Match: June Byers defeated Elvira Snodgrass > Women’s Match: Elvira Snodgrass defeated Irene Jordan > Al Massey defeated Ben Bennicasa / Notes: Elmer Snodgrass managed Elvira Snodgrass.

FEBRUARY 9, 1945 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Tom George versus Herb Freeman > Jack Dillon versus Tarzan White > Roland Kirchmeyer versus Pat Kelly / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 9, 1953 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp versus Red Dugan > Don McIntyre versus Aldo Bogni > Mike Paidousis & Jack Steele versus Tex Riley & Gorgeous Gilpin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 9, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Bat defeated Ricky Longino > Vince Bryant defeated Bud Pella > Man versus Animal Match: Brownie the Brute defeated Freddie Blassie by disqualification

FEBRUARY 9, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Christy versus Jack Terry > Juan Sebastian defeated Jerry Miller > Rito & Tito Carreon defeated Charley Laye & Bulldog Lawley > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Eddie Graham & Haystacks Calhoun / Notes: Bobby Christy and Jack Terry were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta. Haystacks Calhoun participated in an autograph session for fans.

FEBRUARY 9, 1964 (SUNDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – FORT GORDON SPORTS ARENA (Promoter – Unknown) > Women’s Battle Royal featuring the Fabulous Moolah, Toni Rose, Lynn Carter, Brenda Scott, and Cathy Smith / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason or the result for the battle royal.

FEBRUARY 9, 1965 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Hines defeated Mario Galento > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Linda Carroll > Joe Scarpa & Buddy Fuller defeated the Mysterious Medics by disqualification / Notes: It was reported that 1,133 were in attendance for this card. The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD.

FEBRUARY 9, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bad Boy Hines defeated Tony Nero > Al Costello defeated Jack Vansky > The Mysterious Medics defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner / Notes: Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner. Leon Ogle was credited as being a referee on this card.

FEBRUARY 9, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PAUL JONES SPORTS ARENA (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Walker & Silento Rodriguez defeated the Gauchos > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook versus Little Bruiser > Louie Tillet & Mr. Wrestling defeated Dr. M (2) & El Mongol by disqualification > Bob Armstrong defeated Tarzan Tyler > Southern Tag Team Title Match: Enrique & Alberto Torres* defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon / Notes: Lord Littlebrook and Little Bruiser were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Dr. M. The Kentuckian was the special referee for the match between Enrique & Alberto Torres and Stan & Butcher Vachon. The Torres’ had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated the Vachons on January 5, 1968, in Atlanta. Bob Armstrong was being billed as the 1967 NWA Rookie of the Year, despite the fact he was wrestling as early as 1966.

FEBRUARY 9, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Sabu Singh defeated Silento Rodriguez at 8:00 > Bob Armstrong & Bob Griffin and Mr. Ito & the Great Ota wrestled to a draw at 45:00 > Luke Graham defeated Jim Wilson > Skandor Akbar defeated Buddy Colt by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

FEBRUARY 9, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: It was reported this card was to feature a tournament for the Southeastern Tag Team Title, but no details have been found. The Assassins had previously been the champions, but the title was vacated when they failed to defend the title within a thirty-day period.

FEBRUARY 9, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tank Morgan defeated Koa Tiki > Pantera Negra & El Sicodelico defeated Jack Evans & Treach Phillips > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Butcher Brannigan > Chati Yokuchi & Fuji defeated Pat O’Brien & Bob Orton, Jr. > Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Bob Armstrong & Johnny Eagle > Bill Watts, Jerry Oates & Norvel Austin defeated Bobby Shane, Tom Jones & Tarzan Tyler > Texas Death Match: the Zodiac defeated Bill Dromo > No TL Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 defeated Gene Kiniski / Notes: The match between Gene Kiniski and Mr. Wrestling #1 was to determine the challenger to face the NWA World Heavyweight Champion on February 16, 1973. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler and Tom Jones. J.C. Dykes managed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji.

FEBRUARY 9, 1973 (FRIDAY) – CARTERSVILLE, GA (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Tracy Rivers defeated Bob Hall by disqualification > Tim Geohagen defeated Jim Ledford > Bobby Starr and the Champ wrestled to a draw > The Avenger defeated Juan Caruso > Randy Curtis defeated Oki Shikina > Tommy Seigler versus Rock Hunter ended in a double disqualification > El Mongol defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.

FEBRUARY 9, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Skip Young defeated Mitsu Hata > Tony Charles and Jerry Oates wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Ted Oates defeated Les Thornton > Ken Mantell defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Taped Fist Match: Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak & the Spoiler / Notes: Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

FEBRUARY 9, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Evans versus Randy Colley > Bill Howard & Scott Irwin versus Raymond Rougeau & Ricky Steamboat > Dean Ho versus the French Angel > Abdullah the Butcher versus Black Atlas > Ole Anderson versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Texas Death Match: Dick Slater versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.

FEBRUARY 9, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis versus the Invader > Bob Armstrong & Dick Slater versus Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher. Tommy Rich and Luke Graham were also advertised.

FEBRUARY 9, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Rick Oliver > Jerry Oates and Kurt Von Hess wrestled to a draw > Rufus R. Jones defeated Blackjack Lanza > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Stan Hansen > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Masked Superstar ruled a no contest > No DQ Match: Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant defeated Ole & Gene Anderson / Notes: Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza. Andre the Giant was to attempt to break the cobra hold of the Masked Superstar in an effort to win $1,500, but no details were provided in reports following the card.

FEBRUARY 9, 1981 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn defeated Bobby Eaton > Steve O defeated Jim Duggan > Tony Atlas defeated Kevin Sullivan > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Mongolian Stomper by disqualification > The Freebirds defeated Stan Frazier, Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase / Notes: 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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