SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/05/2009
NEWS and NOTES
Tonight’s edition of the NoseBleed Section, with hosts John ‘Stoney’ Cannon and Joe ‘Joco’ Cowart, will feature Dennis Condrey, as they discuss the recently released Starrcade DVD, as well as the history of the Midnight Express. The broadcast starts at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the following events: March 28, SmackDown at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX; June 11, RAW at Tesla Arena in Prague, Czech Republic; and June 12, RAW at Belgrade Arena in Belgrade, Serbia.
Tickets for the following WWE event go on sale Friday: March 7, at the
The final overall rating for the Tuesday edition of WWE’s ECW was 1.4.
Total Nonstop Action will be in
The lineup for tonight’s iMPACT broadcast on Spike TV, from TNA, is as follows: Kevin Nash shares his thoughts on Samoa Joe; Beer Money and Consequences Creed confront each other; Eric Young & Jay Lethal versus the Motor City Machine Guns; Shane Sewell versus Sheik Abdul Bashir; Taylor Wilde & Roxxi Laveaux versus the Beautiful People; Brutus Magnus versus Shark Boy; Matt Morgan versus Rhino; and Kurt Angle & Sting versus Team 3D. Abyss also appears, as does “Sarah Palin”.
Ring of Honor has updated this weekend’s cards for their swing through
ROH will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in
ROH will be at the Downtown Recreation Complex in
Florida Championship Wrestling will be at the FCW Arena in
FCW will be at the Boys & Girls Club in
FCW was in Port Richey, FL, on January 31. Results: Ryback defeated Ian Richardson. Joe Hennig & "Sweet" Papi Sanchez defeated Bryon Saxton & Ryan Braddock. Kafu & Lupe
FCW was in
Great Championship Wrestling presents "Vicious Challenge" tonight at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. Advertised: Frankie Valentine & J-Rod vs. Murder One & Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis); Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels) vs. Southside Trash (Rowdy & Raunchy, with J.P. Money); and "80’s Guy" John Bogie vs. Ron Stalker (with Princeton Gainey). Also appearing: Rob Adonis and Tex Monroe.
All-State Wrestling will be at the
Ericules Wrestling Promotions will be at the Green Acres Flea Market in
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 In Memoriam: Chris Belkas (63, 1982) and El Santo (66, 1984).
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Rampage Pro Wrestling was in
!BANG! was in
!BANG! will be at the Funking Conservatory in
Pro Wrestling Fusion was in
Dirty South Pro Wrestling was in Brewton, AL, on January 31. Results: The Black Scorpion & Daemon Black w/"the Evil-Luscious Erotic Enchantress" Eva Black defeated Big Country & the 610 Kid. "The Minister" Zachery Johnson w/the Congregation defeated Romeo after using a steel chair. Due to a stipulation, Romeo was suspended from DSPW for 6 months. For the vacant US championship, Kage defeated Johnny Rebel & "Shooter" Kory Jackson in a 3 way to become the champion. To determine the #1 contender for the DSPW championship, Deacon Stone w/"the Minister" Zachery Johnson & the Congregation defeated Evergreen McQueen. In a No DQ match for the tag championships, Congregation members Roxas Payne & Deacon Stone w/"the Minister" Zachery Johnson & Dale Shaddix defeated Tiny Tiswell & Short Bandit w/Red Hott. In a brass knuckles on a pole match where Short Bandit was the special referee, "the Future Legend" DJ Pringle defeated Street Bandit. In a chain match, "DDG" Lee Manning defeated Cowboy Ray w/Short Bandit & Red Hott. In a match for the DSPW championship, the Gothic Warrior w/"the Naughty-Licious" Mystress & "the Devil-Licious Diva of Darkness" Dawn Devilyn defeated Deacon Stone w/"the Minister" Zachery Johnson & the Congregation.
The All Pro Wrestling Alliance will be at the Petros-Joyner Elementary School in Oliver Springs, TN, on February 6. 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 Litte Muta. Bell time is 8:00 PM.
The Future Wrestling Federation will be holding a memorial show on February 7 in honor of Cleve Christian. Christian was a former FWF champion better known as Psycho Man who passed away on January 29. Then on February 21, FWF will be holding a benefit show to raise money to help Christian’s family. A fund was set up at WIMO AM 1300 so that people can make donations. For more information, visit http://www.bigstickradio.com. Both events 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.
United States Championship Wrestling will be at the Baker County Fairgrounds in MacClenny, FL, on February 7. Advertised: For the US championship, Super Destroyer defends vs. Jason Hexx w/"Gorgeous" Gary. For the US women’s championship, Lexie Fyfe w/"Gorgeous" Gary defends vs. Amber O’Neal. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. Doors open at 6:45 and bell time is at 7:30.
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA on February 8. Advertised: For the RPW Championship, Sal Rinauro w/Destro Xavier defends vs. Micah Taylor w/Dr. Gayton. In a 4 way for the Hotties championship, Tracy Taylor vs. Melissa Coates vs. Sumie Sakai vs. Genni Right. For the cruiserweight championship, Frankie Valentine defends vs. J-Rod. For the Intercontinental championship, A.J. Steele defends vs. Kodiak. To determine the first RPW tag champions, Hot Like Lava vs. Chip Day & Shaun Banks. Tickets are $5. Bell time is at 4:00. For more information, call (478) 329-8002.
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton, GA, on February 14. Advertised: Cru Jones vs. Micah Taylor in a West Georgia Street Fight. In a partner vs. partner match for the SECW championship, Colt Derringer defends vs. Rob Adonis. In a revenge tag match requested by the fans, J-Rod & Frankie Valentine vs. Sal Rinauro & Billy Knight. For the SECW women’s championship, Tracy Taylor defends vs. Genni Wright. To determine the SECW tag championship, the Nightmare & Kyle Matthews vs. Bulldog Raines & Josh Stone. Also advertised: Adrian Hawkins, Billy Love, and Chick Donavan. Tickets are $8, and kids 6 and under get in free. Doors open at 6:30. Bell time is at 7:30. For more information, call (678) 651-0144.
New Heights Wrestling will be at the Walton County Shriners Club in DeFuniak Springs, FL, on February 15. Advertised: For the NHW cruiserweight championship, Chris Tighe defends vs. Street Bandit. "BTY" Colby Godwin vs. "the Famous One" Joe Milo. "Chocolate Boy Wonder" Marcus Gibbs vs. "Pure" Doug Pitt. Tickets are $5, and kids 6 and under get in for free. Bell time is at 2:00.
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FEBRUARY 5, 1923 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (American Legion – Promoter) > Jockey Eager defeated Charley LeBey (2-1) > Boxer versus Wrestler Match: Sailor Vinson defeated Freddie Boorde in the fourth round > Strangler Lewis defeated Carl Vasseur (2-0) / Notes: Billy Sandow managed Strangler Lewis.
FEBRUARY 5, 1930 (WEDNESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Harper defeated George Tragos > Pete Sauer defeated Milo Steinborn
FEBRUARY 5, 1934 (MONDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – FAIR STREET ARENA (Jason Thompson – Promoter) > Hugh Winn versus George Harben > A.K. Bell versus the Masked Marvel / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 5, 1935 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ed Williamson versus Charlie Harben ruled a no contest > Whitey Hewitt and Ed Helbig wrestled to a draw at 60:00 > Dorv Roche defeated the Red Demon at 40:00
FEBRUARY 5, 1936 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Eli Fischer defeated Dick Powell > Southern Lightweight Title Match: Jack Ross* defeated Pat Newman (2-0) / Notes: Jack Ross had been billed as Southern Lightweight Champion since January 8, 1936.
FEBRUARY 5, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Mrs. Billy White Wolfe defeated Clara Mortensen > Hans Steinke defeated Marvin Westenberg (2-0) > Jimmy Parker defeated Marshall Blackstock at 16:00 > George Hagen defeated Milo Steinborn (2-0)
FEBRUARY 5, 1937 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – NORTHSIDE ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Red Dugan versus Bad Boy Brown > Frank Remille versus Bill Jeffries > John Ellis versus Honey Boy Hackney / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 5, 1943 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Sammy Friedman – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Dorv Roche > Boom Boom defeated Freddie Blassie > Al Massey and Rudy Strongberg wrestled to a draw
FEBRUARY 5, 1960 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran & Vince Bryant defeated Chris Averoff & Bud Pella > Chief Little Eagle defeated Tokyo Joe > Death Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel / Notes: Paul Jones was the special referee for the match between Freddie Blassie and Ray Gunkel. It was billed that there was to be an ambulance at the door, prepared to take away the loser of the match between Blassie and Gunkel, and Blassie had vowed that if he did not put Gunkel in the hospital, he would leave Georgia. In the program we have for this card, the winner of the previous week’s Mystery Wrestler Contest was “Mr. Kay Fabian.” It was announced that Haystacks Calhoun would be on the card on March 5, 1960, and that Pepper Rodriguez and the Bat would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Chief Little Eagle participated in an autograph session for fans.
FEBRUARY 5, 1962 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jean & Paul Gaullois versus Jerry Miller & Bobby Christy > Johnny King versus Juan Sebastian > Rito & Tito Carreon versus the Assassins / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 5, 1963 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George Bell and the Bat wrestled to a draw > The Steve Boys defeated Bronko Lubich & Prince Omar > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Choo-Choo Lynn* defeated Lenny Montana by disqualification / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Bronko Lubich. The origin of this version of the Georgia Heavyweight Title is unclear to us at this time. However, we do know that this version and the one that would later extend from 1964 through 1981 were not the same.
FEBRUARY 5, 1965 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Southern Tag Team Title One-Night Tournament: George & Crybaby Harris defeated Bill Dromo & Krusher Karlson; the Mysterious Medics defeated Ray Villmer & Gino Brito; Joe Scarpa & Tony Marino defeated Mario Galento & Red Roberts; Scarpa & Marino defeated the Harris Brothers; Medics defeated Scarpa & Marino to win title > Buddy Fuller defeated Dick Steinborn / Notes: The tournament for the Southern Tag Team Title was necessary because Paul Jones had declared the title vacant on January 30, 1965, following a match between former champions the Mysterious Medics and Buddy Fuller & Mario Galento. The program we have for this card mentioned that Yukon Eric had died on January 16, 1965, and the cause of death was attributed to suicide. It was announced that Jack Bence, Darling Dagmar, and Baby Cheryl would be wrestling in Atlanta soon.
FEBRUARY 5, 1971 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Assassin #1 and Fidel Castillo wrestled to a draw > Georgia Heavyweight Title One-Night Tournament: Bob Griffin defeated Skandor Akbar; Dick Steinborn defeated Gene Bobo; Kubla Khan defeated Eduardo DeLynch; Assassin #2 defeated Michel Dubois; Jim Wilson defeated Mr. Ito; Luke Graham defeated Silento Rodriguez; Nick Bockwinkel defeated Griffin; Steinborn defeated Khan; Assassin #2 defeated Wilson; El Mongol defeated Graham by disqualification; Bockwinkel defeated Steinborn; Mongol defeated Assassin #2 by disqualification; Mongol defeated Bockwinkel to win title / Notes: The tournament was to determine a new champion for the vacant title. The title had been vacant since the NWA reportedly recommended such action following an appeal filed by Homer O’Dell and Buddy Colt after Colt seemingly lost the title to Ray Gunkel on November 27, 1970. Jack Crawford managed Kubla Khan. Charlie Harben and Charlie Smith were credited as being referees for this card. It was announced that Bobo Brazil would be wrestling in Atlanta on February 12, 1971, and that Danny Hodge and Nikita Mulkovitch would be wrestling in Atlanta soon. Jim Wilson participated in an autograph session for fans.
FEBRUARY 5, 1972 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Handicap Match: Bepo Mongol defeated Alex Medina & Cisco Grimaldo > Pat & Mike Kelly defeated Karl Von Stroheim & Mr. X by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Bill White / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol, and Mr. X.
FEBRUARY 5, 1974 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Jack Armstrong versus Lanny Poffo > Tornado Tag Team Match: Pat & Mike Kelly versus the Royal Kangaroos > Death Match: Geto Mongol versus El Mongol > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Missouri Mauler* versus Ray Candy > Handicap Tag Team Match: Thunderbolt Patterson & Assassin #1 versus Rock Hunter, Assassin #2 & the Super Gladiator > Brass Knuckles Match: Wayne Cowan versus Ted Oates / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2 and the Missouri Mauler. George Cannon managed Geto Mongol.
FEBRUARY 5, 1974 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roy Lee Welch defeated Taru Hayashi > Jerry Lawler defeated Bobby Cash > Lumberjack Match: Rufus R. Jones defeated Gorgeous George, Jr., by disqualification > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* defeated Ricky Gibson > Southeastern Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Duncum* by disqualification > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Ron & Terry Garvin defeated Tim Woods & Roberto Soto* to win title / Notes: Gary Hart managed Bobby Duncum and Jerry Lawler. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron & Terry Garvin.
FEBRUARY 5, 1979 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Rick Oliver > Jerry Roberts defeated Larry Latham by disqualification > Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson by disqualification > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Stan Hansen > Andre the Giant defeated Ox Baker > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: the Masked Superstar* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1
FEBRUARY 5, 1979 (MONDAY) – TATE, GA – TATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Stan Hansen versus Thunderbolt Patterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 5, 1983 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tom Prichard defeated Pete Martin > Paul Ellering defeated Johnny Rich > The Moondogs defeated Ray Candy & Brad Armstrong > Dick Murdoch defeated the Super Destroyer > Butch Reed defeated Ivan Koloff by disqualification / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the Moondogs.
FEBRUARY 5, 1984 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Rich defeated Jesse Barr > Brad Armstrong and Les Thornton wrestled to a draw > Ron Garvin defeated King Kong Bundy by countout > Mr. R defeated the Spoiler by disqualification > National Television Title Match: Jake Roberts* defeated Jerry Brisco > Pez Whatley & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated the Road Warriors by disqualification > National Heavyweight Title Match: Ted DiBiase* defeated Jack Brisco / Notes: Paul Ellering managed Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, and the Road Warriors.
FEBRUARY 5, 1985 (TUESDAY) – PHILADELPHIA, PA (Ole Anderson – Promoter / Championship Wrestling from Georgia) > Magnum T.A. defeated the Super Destroyer > Dick Slater defeated Joel Deaton > Billy Graham defeated Brian Adidas > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Hollywood Blonds > Tully Blanchard defeated Manny Fernandez > Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat > Ron Garvin versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a no contest > Bob Backlund & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ron Bass & Black Bart
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