SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 02/03/2009
NEWS and NOTES
Tonight’s edition of Dan Masters Live features a blend of wrestling and entertainment news and information, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.
Monday’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, featured legendary UGA football coach Vince Dooley. Dooley spoke a bit about several topics, including what he is doing today, his love of gardening, his books and upcoming projects, Super Bowl XLIII, and more. He also talked about the firing of UGA basketball coach Dennis Felton, and his thoughts on Bobby Knight. In addition, Dix and Tate covered the Super Bowl, the Braves, Hawks, Thrashers, and much more. The program is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.
World Wrestling Entertainment results from the RAW broadcast on the USA Network at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO, on February 2: the show opened with Shane McMahon announcing he would face Randy Orton in a no-holds-barred match at No Way Out – Orton came out and said the only reason McMahon was able to take out him, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase, Jr., last week was because they didn’t want to fight back and risk being attacked by everyone from the locker room; William Regal & Layla over CM Punk & Mickie James – Regal said he was invoking his rematch clause for Punk’s WWE Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title next week on RAW; Rhodes & DiBiase, Jr., versus Cryme Tyme ended in a no contest; Chris Jericho ran down Mickey Rourke for pulling out of WrestleMania, and said “the Wrestler” is only indicative of people who can’t hang it up like Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, and Ric Flair, with a ton of ripping on Flair for doing autograph sessions in high school gyms – John Cena then said he’s going to take care of Jericho later in the show; Mike Knox & Kane over Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio, Jr.; Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase are seen attacking Shane backstage, accidentally knocking Stephanie down – security tried to break it up while Orton almost delivered his kick to Shane, but then backed off and thought about doing it to Stpehanie, but security was finally able to break it up; Beth Phoenix, with Santino Marella and Rosa Mendez, over Candice Michelle, ending with Mendez attacking Michelle; Jerry Lawler announces that Flair will be at next week’s RAW to address Jericho and his comments; JBL offers Shawn Michaels a deal he couldn’t turn down – Michaels accepted a match with JBL at Now Way Out – if JBL wins, he owns Michaels and makes money off of him forever, but if Michaels wins, JBL is out of his contract; Stephanie and Kane are seen in an office where she asks him if things are handled – Kane says yes, so Stephanie says he is now officially in the elimination chamber at No Way Out, and that Randy Orton will face the Undertaker next week on RAW; and Cena over Jericho to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Tommy Dreamer versus Paul Burchill; a confrontation between Dreamer and John Morrison & the Miz; Jamie Noble versus the Boogeyman; and Jack Swagger versus Finlay. Click here for spoilers.
WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Bancorp South Arena in
WWE has announced the following events: March 15, SmackDown at the Heart O’Texas Fair Coliseum in Waco, TX; March 20, RAW/ECW at the Missouri S&T Gale Bullman Building in Rolla, MO; and March 22, RAW/ECW at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS.
Ring of Honor will begin making tickets available on Wednesday at their website for their television taping for HDNET, to take place at the New Alhambra Arena in
ROH will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in
ROH will also be at the Downtown Recreation Complex in
American Combat Wrestling will be at the Bourbon Street Night Club in New Port Richey, FL, tonight.
The United Wrestling Association will be at the Seymour Hardware & Building Supply 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Dory Funk, Jr. (1941), Haku (1959), Marty Jannetty (1962), and Miss Angela (1985).
It appears that the January 29 USA show at the Nashville Fairgrounds, featuring the return of Mike Rapada, was the last hurrah in Bert Prentice’s most recent attempt to run the venue on a weekly basis. A source close to the situation indicated that Prentice was unable to secure the building for February. George Gulas will be promoting at the Fairgrounds under the NWA Main Event banner starting in March. Plans are to run one blow off show per month based on the weekly TV tapings at their new venue on
NWA Main Event promoter Mike Porter has confirmed that the United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling / Cyberslam show on February 7 at the Stadium Inn in
[url=http://www. acwevents.com]Alternative Championship Wrestling[/url] and Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling Entertainment results from “the 7th Annual Seagrove Supershow – A Night with the King” at Seagrove Elementary School in Seagrove, NC, on January 31, where attendance was reported to be 800+: Jimmy Parker defeated Jose Sanchez. George South defeated Mr.
World-1 South returns to action at Buck’s Place in
Total Championship Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in
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FEBRUARY 3, 1927 (THURSDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1931 (TUESDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1933 (FRIDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jerry Meeker defeated Mike Nazarian (2-1) > Buddy Knox defeated Tuffy Cleet (2-1)
FEBRUARY 3, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Bad Boy Brown versus the Red Devil > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Sammy Miller / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jack McAdams had been the reigning Southern Light Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Eddie Williams on November 14, 1938, in
FEBRUARY 3, 1945 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ralph Garibaldi defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Jack Wentworth and Ben Bennicasa wrestled to a draw > Al Massey defeated Jack Kelly > Blockbuster Talun defeated Jack Dillon > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Longson* defeated Chief Saunooke / Notes: Bill Longson had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Bobby Managoff in St. Louis, MO, on February 19, 1943. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association as the National Wrestling Association.
FEBRUARY 3, 1948 (TUESDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul DeGaulle and Jackie Nichols wrestled to a draw > Mike Paidousis and Tom Drake wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Match: Roger Mackay & Jackie Nichols* defeated Paul DeGaulle & Jack O’Brien > Indian Strap Match: Chief Big Heart defeated Freddie Blassie / Notes: Roger Mackay & Jackie Nichols had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Freddie & Billy Blassie on January 6, 1956, in Atlanta.
FEBRUARY 3, 1958 (MONDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran and Chris Averoff wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Vince Bryant defeated Tokyo Joe > Texas Death Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Chief Little Eagle
FEBRUARY 3, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle defeated Danny Miller & Skull Murphy > Ray Gunkel defeated Gypsy Joe > AWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dick the Bruiser* versus Yukon Eric ruled a no contest / Notes: Dick the Bruiser had been the reigning US Heavyweight Champion as recognized by the Detroit, MI, office, but had lost it to Bobo Brazil on January 28, 1961, in Detroit. For some reason it was being called the AWA World Heavyweight Title here, and the Bruiser was being billed as such. He would later defend it here during an actual later reign as title claimant.
FEBRUARY 3, 1964 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Steve Manderson – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen defeated Gene Bearden > Derrell Cochran and Red Steiner wrestled to a draw > Joe Scarpa defeated Red Roberts > Chief Little Eagle defeated Corsica Joe
FEBRUARY 3, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Clark versus Matt Jewell > Bill Dromo versus Krusher Karlson > Joe Scarpa & Buddy Fuller versus George & Crybaby Harris > Billy Hines versus Greg Peterson / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
FEBRUARY 3, 1966 (THURSDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Oki Shikina by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Dick Murdoch defeated Jack Daniels & Krusher Kowalski by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Buddy Fuller > Lars & Gene Anderson defeated Nick Kozak & Bobby Hart > World Tag Team Title Loser Leaves Match (No DQ / No TL): Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon had been the reigning World Tag Team Champions since they defeated Enrique & Alberto Torres on January 13, 1967, in
FEBRUARY 3, 1968 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Kane defeated the Spoiler > Women’s Match: Vicky Williams defeated Fran Gravette > Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated Chati Yokuchi & Fuji > Paul DeMarco and El Mongol wrestled to a draw
FEBRUARY 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Pedro Godoy versus Jesse James > Dick Steinborn and Tommy Seigler wrestled to a draw > The Champ defeated Bobby Starr / Notes: Pedro Godoy and Jesse James were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
FEBRUARY 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1973 (SATURDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1975 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ken Patera versus Don Greene > Don Muraco versus Ron Garvin > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Rocky Johnson* versus Assassin #2 > Handicap Match: Andre the Giant versus Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt > Cage Match: Rock Hunter versus Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. Bearcat Wright managed Roger Kirby and Buddy Colt. Rock Hunter managed Assassin #2.
FEBRUARY 3, 1976 (TUESDAY) –
FEBRUARY 3, 1977 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > Dr. Fujinami defeated Lanny Poffo > Johnny Eagles defeated Rick Ferrara > Kim Duk defeated Danny Miller > Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title Match: the Hollywood Blonds* defeated Rick McGraw & Red Bastien > Greg Valentine & Mr. X defeated Paul Jones & Rufus R. Jones / Notes: Mr. X substituted for Ric Flair to team with Greg Valentine in the match with Paul Jones & Rufus R. Jones. Boris Malenko managed Kim Duk.
FEBRUARY 3, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Invader > The Mighty Zulu defeated Intern #2 > Tommy Rich & Charlie Cook defeated Luke Graham & Jacques Goulet > Bobo Brazil defeated the Bounty Hunter > Adrian Adonis defeated Don Carson > Bob Armstrong & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Hansen & Ox Baker > Tony Atlas defeated Ric Flair > Bill Watts defeated Abdullah the Butcher > Texas Bullrope Match: Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
FEBRUARY 3, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Marvin Turner & Pierre Lefebvre > Jerry Oates defeated Frank Dusek > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Larry Latham > Tape: Blackjack Lanza versus Bobcat Rice > Blackjack Lanza defeated Ricky Morton > Dream Match: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar by countout > Mr. Wrestling #2 versus the Grappler ruled a no contest / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza. Dusty
FEBRUARY 3, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis and Dutch Mantell wrestled to a draw > Toru Tanaka defeated Tommy Rich > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Tony Atlas > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* versus Ole & Lars Anderson ended in a double disqualification > Boston Street Fight Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol > Handicap Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Killer Khan, the Masked Superstar & the Great Mephisto > Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Terry Funk > Georgia Heavyweight Title Cage Match (No DQ / No TL): Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar to win title / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan, Abdullah the Butcher, and the Masked Superstar. Rock Hunter managed Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
FEBRUARY 3, 1983 (THURSDAY) – DAYTON, OH – HARA ARENA (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Rich defeated Chick Donovan > Tito Santana and the Super Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Bruiser Brody defeated Brad Armstrong > Ivan Koloff, Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer defeated Stan Hansen, Tommy Rich & Butch Reed > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair* defeated Paul Orndorff
FEBRUARY 3, 1985 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM (Vince McMahon – Promoter / World Wrestling Federation) > Les Thornton defeated Rick McGraw > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Spot > Tony Atlas defeated Rex > David Sammartino defeated David Shults > Paul Orndorff defeated George Wells > Roddy Piper defeated Tito Santana by countout > John Studd and Andre the Giant wrestled to a draw > Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco
FEBRUARY 3, 1985 (SUNDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER (Aaron Newman – Promoter / Jim Crockett Promotions) > The Coyote defeated Frank Lang > Denny Brown defeated Sam Houston > Tully Blanchard and Magnum T.A. wrestled to a draw > Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel
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