SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/07/2009
NEWS and NOTES
Larry Goodman sat in to do an early morning PSP Fix today, featuring recent interviews he had done with David Young, Shawn Schultz, Shane Smalls, and Matt Tew. Click here for the archive. PSP Fix is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW crew will be in
WWE’s SmackDown crew will be in
WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, BC, on February 6: CM Punk over William Regal; John Morrison & the Miz over Dolph Ziggler & Goldust; Mark Henry over Tommy Dreamer; Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Mike Knox & Kane; Finlay over WWE ECW Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger by disqualification in a title match; Beth Phoenix over Kelly Kelly; and John Cena over Randy Orton and Chris Jericho in a three-way match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA, on February 6: Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel; Umaga over Hurricane Helms; R-Truth over Eric Escobar; Edge over Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title; the Bella Twins over Michelle McCool & Natalya; Shelton Benjamin over MVP; and Triple H & the Undertaker over Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show.
The final lineup for Total Nonstop Action’s Against All Odds PPV, which will be broadcast live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, on February 8, is as follows: Sting defends the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Kurt Angle, Brother Devon, and Brother Ray in a four-way match; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed; Alex Shelley defends the TNA X Division Title against Eric Young; Awesome Kong defends the TNA Women’s Title against ODB; Shane Sewell versus Booker T; Matt Morgan versus Abyss; and Scott Steiner versus Petey Williams.
TNA results from the house show at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on February 6: the Motor City Machine Guns over Sonjay Dutt & Sheik Abdul Bashir; Shane Sewell over Scott Steiner, but then Steiner beat down Sewell afterward; Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux over the Beautiful People; Brutus Magnus over Eric Young; Beer Money over the Latin American Xchange to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and Samoa Joe over Booker T, with some help from Mick Foley.
Ring of Honor will be at the Downtown Recreation Complex in
ROH results from the house show at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL, on February 6: Alex Payne over Wes Eskimo; the British Lions over the Heartbreak Express; Brad Attitude over Sean Osbourne; Bison Smith over Sal Rinauro; Bobby Dempsey, Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong over Kenny King, Rhett Titus & Chasyn Rance; Austin Aries over Necro Butcher; Bryan Danielson & Jerry Lynn over Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Nigel McGuinness over Brent Albright; Kevin Steen & El Generico over the Dark City Fight Club; and Tyler Black over Davey Richards.
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in
Southern Pro Wrestling presents "Night of Gulf Coast Legends" at the Walton County Fairgrounds in
World Xtreme Wrestling will be at the
NAWA Ring Champions returns to the historic
Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the
World-1 South returns to action at Buck’s Place in
Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Community Center in
Ultimate Wrestling will be at the American Legion Post #33 in
Savannah Valley Wrestling will be at the Graybell Auction in
The Independent Circuit Wrestling Federation will be at Gasoline Alley in
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the Boys & Girls Club in
United States Championship Wrestling will be at the Baker County Fairgrounds in
The Future Wrestling Federation will be holding a memorial show tonight in honor of Cleve Christian. Christian was a former FWF champion better known as Psycho Man who passed away on January 29. A fund was set up at WIMO AM 1300 so that people can make donations. For more information, visit http://www.bigstickradio.com. The event will be held at the FMCC Sports Arena in Carl, GA. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 8-13, and kids under 8 get in free. Doors open at 7:45 and bell time is at 8:30.
Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the
We reported yesterday that Thursday’s EWP event, advertising Davey Richards, had been cancelled and that fans had arrived expecting a show only to be disappointed. We noted that there had not only been nothing on their site or myspace page about the cancellation but also still had the event info up as if the show was still on. According to someone close to the situation, EWP and several of the wrestlers sent out messages on myspace all day long about the cancellation, and that it was due to cold temperatures and no heating within the venue.
Ultimate Fighting Throwdown will be in Florence, AL, tonight for a MMA event.
ATL Wrestling will be at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, tonight.
The Carolina Wrestling Showcase will be at the Eastside Community Center in Asheboro, NC, tonight.
Coastal Championship Wrestling will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL, tonight.
CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC, tonight.
Fusion Tradition Wrestling will be at the Stronghold in Sparta, TN, tonight.
I Believe in Wrestling will be at the Downtown Orlando Recreation Complex in Orlando, FL, 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.
Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in Moulton, AL, tonight.
Power Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Elkin, NC, tonight.
Power Pro Wrestling will be at the Kendale Cinema in Sanford, NC, tonight.
The Southern Wrestling Association will be at the Old Mooresboro Gym in Mooresboro, 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 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 email@example.com.
Today’s Birthdays: Keith Steinborn (1959).
Today In Memoriam: Buzz Sawyer (32, 1992).
Ex-All American UGA lineman and pro wrestler Jim Wilson is dead at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer. To see the story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution click here.
Alternative Pro Wrestling results for February 6 from the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA: North Georgia Champion Chris King defeated "Studd Muffin" Shawn Sweat; the Franchise (Ryan Michaels & Matt Sells) defeated the Marvelous Superstars; Southern States Champion Seth Delay defeated Matt Sells; Brandon Parker (with Kevin Duncan) defeated Bo Newsome; APW Tag Team Champions, the Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn) defeated B.J. Hancock & Donovan Sweet; Shadow Jackson defeated Adryan Hawkins; John Carnage defeated Slim J. APW’s next show "Friday the 13th", with a special 8pm bell time.
United States Wrestling Organization results for February 6 in Nashville, TN, at the Stadium Inn with 80 in attendance: Saint (with Tim Renesto) beat Travis Starr; Justin Spade beat Shawn Hoodrich by countout when Hoodrich left; Michael Jablonski beat Lee Cross; L.T. Falk beat Tim Renesto (with Saint); Damien Payne & Josh Crowe beat USWO Tag Team Champions Shane Eden & Steven Green in a non-title match when Payne pinned Eden; Shane Smalls (with Ronnie Vegas) beat USWO Jr. Champion Jason Xavier by DQ when Xavier hit Smalls with the belt after taking it away from him; Michael Jablonski beat Derrick Neal and Mitch Ryder to win the USWO Championship for the third time, pinning Ryder.
Great Championship Wrestling results from the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL, on February 5: Tex Monroe beat Bobby Moore. Rob Adonis (with J.P. Money) beat the debuting Dany Only. "80s Guy" John Bogie beat "Russian Mercenary" (with Princeton Gainey). Scott Steele beat Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey). Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels) beat Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy with J.P. Money). GCW Champion J-Rod & Frankie Valentine beat Orion Bishop & Murder One (with Wicked Nemesis) via DQ. For a more detailed report from Matt Tew, click here.
Southern States Wrestling presents their 18th Anniversary on February 13 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.
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 7, 1921 (MONDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Wolf – Promoter) > Bob Whitfield versus Whitey Hewitt > Jimmy Demetral versus John Ellis > Fritz Hanson versus Dummy Olson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Whitey Hewitt defeated Paul Harper at 17:50 > George Zaharias defeated Jim Clinstock (2-1) / Notes: Jim Clinstock had been suspended indefinitely by Atlanta City Boxing Commission Chairman John A. White on January 31, 1933, for failing to appear on that card. Apparently, indefinite meant one week.
FEBRUARY 7, 1933 (TUESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (W.K. Carswell – Promoter) > Charlie Fairbrother and Speck Hamilton wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Joe Ricco defeated Tom Mahoney > Jack Ross defeated Sammy Marcovich
FEBRUARY 7, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BELLWOOD ARENA (Bellwood Athletic Club – Promoters) > Bob Anderson versus Eddie Wagner > Bill Collins versus Glenn Cowan > Harry Nixon versus Chief Lakeside / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1935 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > Leon Fuller versus Foy Rivers > Joe Clancy versus Chippewa Charlie > Bill Collins versus Turk Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1936 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – PIEDMONT-ELLIS ARENA (Frank Bettis – Promoter) > K.O. Bradley versus Young Hercules > Frank Remille versus Bill Ward > Bill Collins versus Son Almand / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1945 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White defeated Jack Dillon by countout > Mr. X (2) defeated Tom George > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Otto Schnabel
FEBRUARY 7, 1955 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack Bowers versus Aldo Bogni > Tommy O’Toole versus Chris Averoff > Dizzy Davis versus Chief Big Heart > Jack Bowers & Chris Averoff versus Tommy O’Toole & Aldo Bogni / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1955 (MONDAY) – VALDOSTA, GA – VALDOSTA LIVESTOCK ARENA (Gordon Walker – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Harry Smith & Gorgeous Gilpin versus Ivan Petroff & Red Dugan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Al Galento and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Kurt Von Brawner defeated Farmer Powell > Billy Red Lyons and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw > Handicap Match: Ray Gunkel defeated Boris & Nicoli Volkoff
FEBRUARY 7, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo defeated Gypsy Joe by disqualification > Midget Tag Team Match: Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook defeated Beau Brummell & Tiny Roe > Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy defeated Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle
FEBRUARY 7, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Christy defeated Charley Laye by disqualification at 13:00 > Juan Sebastian defeated Jerry Miller at 25:00 > Assassin #2 defeated Rito Carreon by disqualification > Tito Carreon defeated Assassin #1 by disqualification at 28:00
FEBRUARY 7, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Red Roberts > Derrell Cochran defeated Red Steiner > Chief Little Eagle defeated Corsica Joe > Joe Scarpa and Stan Stasiak wrestled to a draw > Fritz Von Erich defeated Lorenzo Parente / Notes: It was announced that Dick the Bruiser and Kurt & Karl Von Stroheim would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
FEBRUARY 7, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Adams defeated Greg Peterson > Bill Dromo defeated Pancho Rosario > Enrique & Ramon Torres and Lars & Gene Anderson wrestled to a draw
FEBRUARY 7, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Bob Ramstad wrestled to a draw > Tim Geohagen & Jim Wilson defeated Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta > Paul DeMarco and Alberto Torres wrestled to a draw > Assassin #1 defeated Louie Tillet > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Assassin #2 & the Professional* defeated Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: El Mongol defeated Dale Lewis* to win title / Notes: Hans Schmidt was the special referee for the match between El Mongol and Dale Lewis. Jack Crawford managed Lewis. Lewis had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated the Professional on December 27, 1968, in Atlanta. Assassin #2 & the Professional had been the reigning Georgia Tag Team Champions since they defeated Alberto & Ramon Torres on January 25, 1969, in Atlanta. Fans protested that the Assassins pulled a switch during the match between Assassin #2 & the Pro and Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller. Assassin #2 had limped to the ring prior to the match. Assassin #1, who had come to ringside during the bout with no limp at all, and both Assassins were limping to the dressing room following the match.
FEBRUARY 7, 1970 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buddy Colt defeated Ramon Torres > Assassin #2 defeated Salvadore Dominguez > El Mongol defeated Assassin #1 by disqualification / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.
FEBRUARY 7, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Jack Evans > Johnny Eagle versus Treach Phillips > El Sicodelico versus the Zodiac > Bill Dromo & Pantera Negra versus Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Jack Crawford & Tarzan Tyler versus Norvel Austin & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Gene Kiniski / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack Crawford managed Tarzan Tyler. J.C. Dykes managed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji. It was announced that Billy Spears and Dory Funk, Jr., would be wrestling in Columbus soon.
FEBRUARY 7, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Robert Fuller defeated Joe Tomayo > Don Muraco defeated Don Greene > Toru Tanaka defeated Bill Dromo > Jerry Brisco defeated Buddy Colt > Handicap Match: Andre the Giant defeated Roger Kirby & Assassin #2 > Bill Watts versus Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Bill Watts and Abdullah the Butcher were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka.
FEBRUARY 7, 1976 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Leon Ogle defeated Wildman Davis > Skandor Akbar and Ervin Smith wrestled to a draw > Ted & Jerry Oates defeated Mitsu Hata & Taru Hayashi > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Armstrong / Notes: Ron West was credited as being a referee for this card.
FEBRUARY 7, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Fulton defeated Randy Colley > Ricky Steamboat defeated Scott Irwin > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Dean Ho > Ole & Gene Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson & Mr. Wrestling #1 ended in a double countout > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Dick Slater* by countout
FEBRUARY 7, 1978 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau versus Butch Malone > Adrian Adonis versus the Invader > Tommy Rich versus Luke Graham > Georgia Television Title Match: Bob Armstrong* versus Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* versus Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen* versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1979 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Dennis Hall versus Larry Latham > Raymond Rougeau & Jerry Roberts versus Rick Oliver & the Grappler > King Kong Mosca versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > Stan Hansen versus Wahoo McDaniel > Handcuff Match: Ole Anderson versus Thunderbolt Patterson > Andre the Giant versus the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 7, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo versus Steve Travis > Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff versus Lars Anderson & Charles Buffong > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus Killer Khan > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
FEBRUARY 7, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CARROLLTON, GA – VFW FAIRGROUNDS (Hugh Butler – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates and Alexis Smirnoff wrestled to a draw > Ted Oates defeated Ron Cheatham > Buddy Roberts defeated Bill Dromo > Kevin Sullivan defeated Stan Frazier by countout > Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy by disqualification / Notes: Buddy Roberts joined Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase, and Hayes and Gordy joined Roberts during his match with Bill Dromo.
FEBRUARY 7, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charlie Cook and Jim Duggan wrestled to a draw > National Television Title Match: Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton* by disqualification > Steve Keirn defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification > National Heavyweight Title Match: Andre the Giant defeated the Mongolian Stomper* by disqualification > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Harley Race* by disqualification / Notes: Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
FEBRUARY 7, 1982 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The French Angel defeated Tommy Rogers > Jerry Oates and Ricky Harris wrestled to a draw > Buzz Sawyer defeated Jimmy Garvin > Kevin Sullivan defeated Ted Oates > NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Les Thornton* versus Jerry Brisco ended in a double countout > Brad Armstrong defeated Ron Bass > Blackjack Mulligan defeated Big Red > Ron Fuller & Leroy Brown versus the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer ruled a no contest > Bob Armstrong versus Roddy Piper ruled a no contest > Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race by disqualification
FEBRUARY 7, 1983 (MONDAY) – CHARLESTON, WV – CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Buck Robley defeated Tom Prichard > Bob Roop defeated Tito Santana > Paul Ellering defeated Brad Armstrong > Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer & Bruiser Brody wrestled to a draw > Butch Reed defeated the Super Destroyer > Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification
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.