Southeastern Wrestling News, Notes & Nostalgia for 2-6-09

Bill Behrens

SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/06/2009

 

NEWS and NOTES

Thursday’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, hosted John Cannon and Joe Cowart, featured Dennis Condrey, who elaborated on topics such as teaming with ‘Nature Boy’ Stan Lane before forming the Midnight Express, as well as Bobby Eaton, Vince McMahon, nearly getting "exposed" by Ronnie Garvin, using Tony Dorsett’s locker, climbing the scaffold against the Road Warriors, and much more. The Wrestling Granny also made yet another appearance. The program is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network. Click here for the archive.

Larry Goodman will present a PSP Fix, featuring recent interviews he has done, including David Young, Shawn Schultz, Shane Smalls, and Matt Tew. The live broadcast will begin at 9:00 AM ET on February 7. PSP Fix is a presentation of the GWHRN.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW crew will be in Vancouver, BC, at the PNE Agrodome, tonight. Advertised: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton and Chris Jericho in a three-way match; Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio, Jr., versus Mike Knox & Kane; and Jack Swagger defends the WWE ECW Heavyweight Title against Finlay. Also on the bill: CM Punk, Mark Henry, Mickie James, and Beth Phoenix. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

WWE’s SmackDown crew will be in Kennewick, WA, at the Toyota Center. Advertised: Edge defends the WWE Heavyweight Title against Jeff Hardy; and Triple H & the Undertaker versus Umaga & the Big Show. Also on the bill: Vladimir Kozlov, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, the Giant Khali, R-Truth, Hurricane Helms, Brian Kendrick, Ezekiel, Carlito, Primo Colon, the Bella Twins, Eve Torres, Michelle McCool, and Maryse. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

The lineup for tonight’s SmackDown broadcast on MyNetwork TV, from WWE, is as follows: a battle royal, where the winner qualifies for the elimination chamber at No Way Out, featuring Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Brian Kendrick, Shelton Benjamin, Vladimir Kozlov, Edge, Carlito, Primo Colon, R-Truth, MVP, the Great Khali, Kung Funaki, and Jesse; Matt Hardy and Hurricane Helms talk about Matt’s actions at Royal Rumble; Shelton Benjamin versus MVP; Brian Kendrick, John Morrison & the Miz versus R-Truth, Carlito & Primo Colon; Eve Torres versus Michelle McCool; Umaga versus Kung Funaki; and Triple H & the Undertaker versus Edge & the Big Show.

Tickets for the following WWE events go on sale Saturday: March 8, in Savannah, GA, at the Savannah Civic Center, March 8, in Columbia, SC, at the Colonial Life Arena; March 9, at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL; March 17, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX; and March 21, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS.

WWE has announced the following event: May 24, RAW at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO.

Total Nonstop Action will be in Charlottesville, VA, at the John Paul Jones Arena, tonight. Advertised: Samoa Joe versus Booker T; Beer Money defends the TNA World Tag Team Title against the Latin American Xchange; Alex Shelley defends the TNA X Division Title against Eric Young; and Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux versus the Beautiful People. Also on the bill: Mick Foley, Scott Steiner, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Kip James, Sonjay Dutt, Brutus Magnus, Shane Sewell, and Chris Sabin. Bell time is 7:30 PM.

TNA results from the house show at the Scope in Norfolk, VA, on February 5: Homicide over Sonjay Dutt and Sheik Abdul Bashir in a three-way match; Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux over the Beautiful People; Brutus Magnus over Eric Young; Booker T over Shane Sewell; Hernandez over Kip James; Beer Money over the Motor City Machine Guns to retain the TNA World Tag Team Title; and Samoa Joe over Scott Steiner, with involvement from Mick Foley.

TNA has cancelled the event that was to take place at the University of North Florida Arena in Jacksonville, FL, on February 22. TNA hopes to reschedule the event at a later date. Refunds are available through the box office at the venue.

Ring of Honor will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Coral Springs, FL, tonight. Advertised: Nigel McGuinness versus Brent Albright; Tyler Black versus Davey Richards; Austin Aries versus Necro Butcher in a grudge match; Bryan Danielson & Jerry Lynn versus Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Kevin Steen & El Generico versus the Dark City Fight Club; Kenny King, Chasyn Rance & Rhett Titus versus Erick Stevens, Roderick Strong & a partner to be announced; and Sean Osbourne versus Brad Attitude. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

Global Championship Wrestling will be at the Iola Roberts Elementary School in Pell City, AL, tonight. Advertised: For the GCW Heavyweight championship, Scotty Blaze defends vs. Micah Taylor. Chrisjen Hayme & Antonio Garza vs. Jesse Pain & Kidd Ego. INHuman Fly vs. Joey Lightning. The Dynamo vs. Mudbone. Amos Moses vs. Sgt. Hammer. Nasty Kritter vs. J.P. Magnum. Tickets are $10. Bell time is at 7:30.

The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the Petros-Joyner Elementary School in Oliver Springs, TN, tonight. Advertised: Michael Wayne versus Howie Gibson in a taped fist match; Stan Lee defends the APWA Heavyweight Title against T.R. Superstar; and a midget match featuring Little Cena versus Little Muta. Bell time is 8:00 PM.

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

Alternative Pro Wrestling will be at the Cherry Street Gym in Royston, GA, tonight. Bell time is 8:15 PM.

CWF Mid-Atlantic will be at the Carolina Sports Arena in Burlington, NC, tonight.

Pro Wrestling Eklipse will be at the Jo Bob’s Gym in Zephyrhills, FL, 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 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 In Memoriam: Bob ‘Bulldog’ Brown (60, 1997) and Tony ‘Elephant Boy’ Olivas (86, 2008).

Ericules Wrestling Promotions had advertised their weekly event as normal for February 5, and fans came expecting to see Davey Richards. However, according to Gene Restaino, those fans were disappointed to find out upon arrival that there would be no show. We could find nothing on their website or myspace indicating the show had been cancelled, and as a matter of fact, their site still promotes last night’s event, noting Richards would be wrestling in their main event again Jason Maxx for the EWP Heavyweight Title.

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 6, 1933 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (F.P. Owens – Promoter) > John Mauldin versus Jim Zbyszko / Notes: It was reported that Jim Zbyszko was a “veteran of some five hundred matches”.

FEBRUARY 6, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abe Coleman defeated Chief Chewacki by disqualification (2-1) > Dick Daviscourt defeated Frank Speer (2-1)

FEBRUARY 6, 1934 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – HOWELL MILL ARENA (C.W. Bennett – Promoter) > Glenn Cowan versus Red Dugan > Eddie Wagner versus Bill Ward > Georgia Light Heavyweight Title Match: Hugh Winn* versus John Mauldin / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Hugh Winn had been billed as Georgia Light Heavyweight Champion since January 15, 1934.

FEBRUARY 6, 1950 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Louie Ross versus Bibber McCoy > Nick Carter versus Jim Coffield > Chris Godkiss versus Johnny Long > Nick Carter & Louie Ross versus Jim Coffield & Bibber McCoy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 6, 1956 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Tom Mahoney – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Brien defeated Jackie Nichols > Roger Mackay defeated Lozano Martinez > Chief Big Heart defeated Billy Blassie (2-0)

FEBRUARY 6, 1959 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Freddie Blassie, Skull Murphy & Ali Bey defeated Ray Gunkel, Doug & Johnny Gilbert > Paul Anderson defeated the Great Bolo / Notes: During the match between Paul Anderson and the Great Bolo, Anderson removed the Bolo’s mask to identify him as Al Lovelock.

FEBRUARY 6, 1961 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Danny Miller versus Derrell Cochran > Midget Match: Beau Brummell versus Cowboy Bradley > Bill Dromo versus Skull Murphy / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 6, 1962 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Charley Laye defeated Jerry Miller > Juan Sebastian defeated Bobby Christy > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Rito & Tito Carreon wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / 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 6, 1965 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – LARRY BELL AUDITORIUM (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) Notes: A card was scheduled for this date, but no information has been found.

FEBRUARY 6, 1966 (SUNDAY) – MARIETTA, GAFRANKLIN DRIVE ARENA (Elmo Chappell – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Nero versus Al Costello > Johnny Apollo versus Al Greene > Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle versus the Mysterious Medics / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 6, 1968 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Corsica Jean defeated Karl Von Stroheim > Midget Women’s Match: Darling Dagmar defeated Diamond Lil > Tarzan Tyler and Mr. Wrestling wrestled to a draw > Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Dr. M (2) & El Mongol / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Dr. M.

FEBRUARY 6, 1970 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Les Wolff defeated Bill Kane > Women’s Match: Fran Gravette defeated Vicky Williams > Ray Gunkel defeated Fuji > Buddy Colt defeated the Spoiler > Doug Gilbert, Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco & the Assassins by disqualification > Nick Bockwinkel defeated El Mongol / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt. Leo Garibaldi was credited as being a referee for this card.

FEBRUARY 6, 1971 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WQXI STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Wilson defeated Kubla Khan by disqualification > Assassin #1 defeated Jim Dalton > Silento Rodriguez and Mr. Ito wrestled to a draw / Notes: This was taped for the “Atlanta TV Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan.

FEBRUARY 6, 1973 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Pedro Godoy versus the Champ > Wayne Cowan versus Ted Oates > Krusher Karlson versus the Avenger > Juan Caruso versus Jesse James > Randy Curtis defeated Oki Shikina > Bill Bowman & Joe Turner and Bearcat Wilkerson & Kubla Khan wrestled to a draw > Dick Steinborn defeated Rock Hunter by disqualification > Assassin #2 defeated Tommy Seigler > Ray Candy, Argentina Apollo & El Mongol defeated Ox Baker, Guillotine Gordon & Goliath / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Ox Baker managed Goliath.

FEBRUARY 6, 1973 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat O’Brien defeated Jerry Valentine > Butcher Brannigan defeated Pantera Negra > Rocket Monroe defeated Johnny Eagle > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Debbie Johnson > Chati Yokuchi & Fuji defeated Derrell Cochran & Koa Tiki > Bob Armstrong & Leon Ogle defeated Norvel Austin & Tank Morgan > Bill Dromo defeated Hiro Matsuda > Battle Royal: Bill Dromo and Hiro Matsuda (Co-Winners) Bob Armstrong, Norvel Austin, Butcher Brannigan, Derrell Cochran, Johnny Eagle, Jack Evans, Fuji, Rocket Monroe, Tank Morgan, Pantera Negra, Pat O’Brien, Leon Ogle, Koa Tiki, Jerry Valentine, Jimmy Valentine, and Chati Yokuchi also participated / Notes: It is unclear as to the reason for the battle royal. J.C. Dykes managed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji. It was announced that a tournament for the Macon Tag Team Title would be held soon, with $2,000 going to the winning team. The title had been vacant since Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo defected to the All-South Wrestling Alliance in November 1972. It was also announced that Tarzan Tyler would be wrestling in Macon on February 13, 1973.

FEBRUARY 6, 1976 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ted Oates defeated Taru Hayashi > Jerry Oates defeated Mitsu Hata > Skip Young defeated Skandor Akbar > US Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mike Graham* defeated Ken Mantell > Bob Armstrong & Dick Slater versus Stan Stasiak & Abdullah the Butcher ruled a no contest > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Spoiler defeated Dusty Rhodes* to win title / Notes: The Spoiler had vowed to unmask if he could not defeat Dusty Rhodes. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler. Ron West and Doug Smith were credited as being referees for this card.

FEBRUARY 6, 1978 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich defeated the Invader > Adrian Adonis and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > The Bounty Hunter defeated Mr. Saito > Ole Anderson defeated Dick Slater > Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Stan Hansen defeated Mr. Wrestling #2* to win title

FEBRUARY 6, 1982 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Brad Armstrong versus the French Angel > Bob Armstrong defeated Ricky Harris > Buzz Sawyer defeated Leroy Brown > No DQ Match: Ron Bass defeated Jimmy Garvin > Ron Fuller & Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer / Notes: Brad Armstrong and the French Angel were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

FEBRUARY 6, 1983 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Moondogs defeated Tito Santana & Joe Lightfoot > Paul Ellering defeated Tom Prichard > Ray Candy defeated Bruiser Brody by disqualification > Bob Roop defeated Brad Armstrong > Paul Orndorff defeated the Iron Sheik > Dick Murdoch defeated the Super Destroyer > Iranian Club Challenge: the Iron Sheik defeated Dick Murdoch > Bunkhouse Match: Stan Hansen defeated Ole Anderson > Ivan Koloff and Butch Reed wrestled to a draw > Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

FEBRUARY 6, 1983 (SUNDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Rich defeated Chick Donovan > The Iron Sheik defeated Joe Lightfoot > Bruiser Brody defeated Brad Armstrong > Dick Murdoch & Tito Santana defeated the Moondogs > Russian Death Match: Ivan Koloff defeated Paul Orndorff > Stan Hansen & Butch Reed defeated Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.

FEBRUARY 6, 1985 (WEDNESDAY) – CLARKSBURG, WV (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Mike Davis defeated Doug Somers > The Italian Stallion defeated Kareem Muhammad by disqualification > The Rock & Roll RPMs defeated Rip Rogers & Chick Donovan > Ron Garvin versus Ron Starr ruled a no contest > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Scott Irwin & Doug Somers > Tommy Rich defeated Bob Roop

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, Shannon Rose, Alan Wojcik, Devin Cutting, and Richard O’Sullivan.

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