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

Bill Behrens

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

 

NEWS and NOTES

Co-host Elaina Maxwell always has a lot of interesting things to say, and she was able to carry host Ric Gillespie on Sunday night’s edition of MMA Sunday. Paul Buentello talked about the potential of young Kirill Sidelnikov and what his next move should be. Paul, in typical fashion, is already again spoiling for a fight, and mused about when that might happen. Paul also wants you to know why he’s in the best shape he’s been in. Anthony Johnson was next to join the show, as he prepares to face Luigi Fioravanti, February 7, at UFC’s Fight Night 17. MMA Sunday is a presentation of Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network, with assistance from the Canvas Chronicle and Combat Hooligans. Click here for the archive.

Tonight’s edition of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, features a look at professional sports in Atlanta, as well as providing the latest on the Jackets and Bulldogs. The broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by the GWHRN. Legendary UGA football coach Vince Dooley will be the guest, and you can also expect recap and analysis of Super Bowl XLIII. We will also have reactions to the firing of UGA basketball coach Dennis Felton and the possibility of Bobby Knight as his replacement, and much more.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW/ECW crew will be in St. Louis, MO, at the Scottrade Center, tonight, for tonight’s live RAW broadcast, as well as taping ECW, to be broadcast tomorrow night. Advertised: Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio, Jr., versus Mike Knox & Kane; and Beth Phoenix versus Candice Michelle.

WWE’s SmackDown crew will be in Tupelo, MS, at the Bancorp South Arena.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO, on February 1: Kofi Kingston over Dolph Ziggler; Melina over Beth Phoenix; Jack Swagger over Tommy Dreamer; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Kane; Randy Orton over CM Punk; Mike Knox over Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Shad, and JTG in a battle royal in a qualifying match for the elimination chamber at No Way Out; and Shawn Michaels over Chris Jericho.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL, on February 1: MVP over Shelton Benjamin; Umaga over Jimmy Wang Yang; Kizarny over Chavo Guerrero, Jr.; the Great Khali over Eric Escobar; Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel to retain the WWE Tag Team Title; and Edge over Vladimir Kozlov and Triple H in a three-way match to retain the WWE Heavyweight Title.

WWE results from the SmackDown house show at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, AL, on January 31: MVP over Shelton Benjamin; Umaga over Jimmy Wang Yang; Kizarny over Eric Escobar; Carlito & Primo Colon over Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel; the Great Khali over Chavo Guerrero, Jr.; Nikki Bella over Natalya; Edge over Vladimir Kozlov and Triple H in a three-way match.

WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, IN, on January 31: CM Punk over Kane; Dolph Ziggler over Jamie Noble; Melina over Beth Phoenix; Jack Swagger over Tommy Dreamer; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over Mike Knox; Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Jr., over Kofi Kingston & Cryme Tyme; and Shawn Michaels over Chris Jericho.

WWE has announced the following events: March 22, SmackDown at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains, MO; and March 29, SmackDown at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, TX.

Ring of Honor has announced the following events: April 25, at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, IL; and June 26, at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Detroit, MI.

ROH has also announced that the February 28 event at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA will be their first taping for the new HDNet program, with a newly added date of March 1 for a second taping at the same venue.

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: Genichiro Tenryu (1950), Rebecca Bayless (1982), and Susan Sexton.

Today In Memoriam: Nelson Royal (70, 2002).

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

Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.

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.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling was in Carrollton, GA, on January 31 in front of a reported 355 people: Kyle Matthews & Sal "Tinkerbell" Rinauro defeated "the Local Scene" Josh Storm & Rick "the Kick" King. "The Hawaiian Princess" Tracy Taylor defeated Melissa Coates. Cru Jones vs. Micah Taylor ended in a double DQ after both hit the referee. Both wrestlers were fined $500 for their actions. In a semi-final match in the tag title tournament, Bulldog Raines & Josh Storm defeated SECW Champion Colt Derringer & Rob Adonis to advance to the finals. The tables, loser leaves SECW for 30 days match featuring Frankie Valentine vs. Billy Knight ended in a no contest after Sal Rinauro interfered. Rob Adonis eliminated Micah Taylor to win a 9-man battle royal to become the #1 contender for the SECW championship.

SECW will be at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton on February 14. Advertised: Micah Taylor vs. Cru Jones in a street fight. More information to be announced.

United States Wrestling Organization / ATL Wrestling results for January 31 at the Stadium Inn in Nashville, TN, with a reported 93 in attendance: Travis Starr & Trakan Mathias beat Dominator & Chris Norte (w/Ronnie Vegas) when Starr pinned Dominator; Stevie King (with Ronnie Vegas) beat Otis Bass; Harold Knight & Lightning Bolt Kid & Chris Bomb b Convict & Dominator & El Loco Uno (with Ronnie Vegas) when Bomb pinned Uno; Saint beat Anthony Wayne; L.T. Falk beat Rudy Switchblade; ATL Tag Team Champions Psycho Medic & Derrick Neal beat LA Player & D’Angelo (with YT) by DQ when YT hit Medic with a briefcase; Shane Eden & Steven Green & Cody Weatherby beat Damien Payne & Josh Crowe & Kevin James when Green pinned Payne; "Eugene" Nick Dinsmore beat Chris Michaels. Post-match, Michaels announced that his was his final match as he is retiring for heath reasons (among other things, Michaels needs shoulder surgery). The locker room emptied and fans stopped to thank Chris.

Southern States Wrestling results from "Little K Showdown" in Kingsport, TN, on January 30 at the National Guard Armory, with a reported paid attendance of 131: Bobo Brown beat Mike Cooper with his feet on the ropes; TV Champion Nick Hammonds beat Jason Kincaid; Nick Paradise beat National Champion Robbie Cassidy by count out after Beau James came out and ran Cassidy’s head into the ring post; Rebecca Lynn won 3 way over Misty James and Kassie Rains; Ryan Dookie beat Ray Idol; Tony Givens beat Chase Owens (with Ashlee); After the match CWA World Champion Brian Logan ran in and gave Givens a pile driver. Givens was doing a stretcher job, but got off as he was being carried out to let everyone know it would take a lot more than a pile driver to put him out; SSW Champion Cody Ices beat Jamey Gibson by DQ after ref Brandon Cox caught Gibson with knucks; Ricky Morton and The Party Boys (Wayne Adkins and Keith Knox) beat Beau James & Brian Logan & Kole Layton King when Morton pinned King with a small package. After the match, King challenged Morton to a singles match. Morton ran him off. Then, as the Party boys were leaving, they were jumped by James, Logan, Owens, and Paradise until Givens ran them off with a pair of numchucks. Next show is the 18th Anniversary Spectacular on February 13 in Kingpsort.

Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the PAL Center in Ft. Pierce, FL, on February 7. Advertised: In a steel cage match for the PWF championship, the Sheik defends vs. Steve Madison. Bruce Santee vs. Vordell Walker. Billy Fives vs. Mike Sullivan. Jack Manley vs. Chris Jones. Tickets are $15 for ringside and $10 for general admission. Kids under 12 can get in for free with paid adult (limit one kid per one paid adult). Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.

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 2, 1928 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (John Contos – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Scotty McDougal and Stan Stasiak wrestled to a draw > Paul Jones defeated Tom Marvin > Ivan Mikaloff defeated Andy Brown

FEBRUARY 2, 1932 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pat O’Shocker defeated Jack Zarnas > Blue Sun Jennings defeated Steve Znoski (2-1)

FEBRUARY 2, 1933 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – BROOKHAVEN AMERICAN LEGION ARENA (Hugh Allgood – Promoter) > Dave Terrell versus Whitey Patterson > John Dameron versus Red Powell / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. There was also a boxing match, but no details were provided following the card.

FEBRUARY 2, 1934 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WESTLAKE ARENA (Luke Appling – Promoter) > Dick Appling versus Whitey Patterson > Young Londos versus Young Gotch > John Mauldin versus Glenn Cowan / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 2, 1934 (FRIDAY) – AVONDALE, GA – AVONDALE ARENA (Wesley Brownlee – Promoter) > Eight-Round Boxing Match: Cyclone Mobley versus Bull Hagen > Six-Round Boxing Match: Bennie Johnson versus Battling Maddox > Bill Collins versus Whitey Patterson > Chief Lakeside versus the Shadow / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 2, 1945 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Jack Ross – Promoter) > Willie Woods defeated Harold Griffin > Pat Kelly defeated George Romanoff > Tarzan White versus Otto Schnabel > Nick Carter defeated Roland Kirchmeyer / Notes: It was reported that 2,000 were in attendance for this card. Tarzan White and Otto Schnabel were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.

FEBRUARY 2, 1950 (THURSDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Shipp defeated Chris Godkiss > Chief Saunooke defeated Jimmy Blood > Johnny Long defeated Tony Matso > Don McIntyre & Nick Carter defeated Jim Coffield & Earl Wampler

FEBRUARY 2, 1951 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Orton and Ivan Vakturoff wrestled to a draw > Don McIntyre defeated Bobby Lane > Women’s Match: Mildred Burke defeated June Byers > The Golden Terror defeated Farmer Jones

FEBRUARY 2, 1959 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – ARMORY HALL (Robert McCoy – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jack O’Brien versus Benny Matta > No DQ Match: Bob Shipp versus Doug Gilbert > Texas Death Match: Johnny Gilbert versus the Great Bolo / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 2, 1960 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Gunkel defeated Tokyo Joe at 18:00 > Women’s World Title Match: the Fabulous Moolah* defeated Fran Gravette > Boxer versus Wrestler Match: Freddie Blassie defeated Joey Maxim at 2:43 in third round / Notes: The Fabulous Moolah had been billed as Women’s World Champion since she defeated Judy Grable on September 18, 1956, in Baltimore, MD. However, she was not considered the undisputed champion until June Byers retired with her title, won in Atlanta on August 20, 1954, in a win over Mildred Burke, until Byers retired in 1964.

FEBRUARY 2, 1962 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Miller and Bobby Christy wrestled to a draw at 20:00 > Women’s Tag Team Match: Lula Provo & Ramona Isbell defeated Virginia Franklin & Babs Wingo > Rito & Tito Carreon defeated Jack Vansky & Juan Sebastian > US Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki by disqualification / Notes: Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki were disqualified in their match with the Assassins when they knocked the referee unconscious. The Assassins had been the reigning US Tag Team Champions since they defeated Eddie Graham & Dick Steinborn on January 26, 1962, in Atlanta.

FEBRUARY 2, 1966 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS SPORTS ARENA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Midget Match: Lord Littlebrook defeated Tiny Tim > Mixed Tag Team Match: Louie Tillet & Donna Christianello defeated Chin Lee & Judy Grable (2-0) > The Mysterious Medics defeated Al Costello & Johnny Apollo (2-1)

FEBRUARY 2, 1968 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Karl Von Stroheim defeated Bill Dromo > Ray Gunkel & Silento Rodriguez defeated the Gauchos by disqualification > Louie Tillet defeated Johnny Walker > Dale Jones & the Kentuckian defeated Stan & Butcher Vachon by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling , Enrique & Alberto Torres defeated Tarzan Tyler, Dr. M (2) & El Mongol / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol & Dr. M.

FEBRUARY 2, 1971 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Billy Spears and Silento Rodriguez wrestled to a draw at 15:00 > Women’s Match: the Fabulous Moolah defeated Sharon Joyce > Sabu Singh defeated Nick Adams > Jim Wilson defeated Luke Graham by disqualification > Bob Armstrong & Bob Griffin defeated Buddy Colt & Skandor Akbar / Notes: Homer O’Dell managed Buddy Colt.

FEBRUARY 2, 1972 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran versus Karl Von Stroheim > Dick Steinborn & Klondike Bill versus Bill White & Assassin #1 > Bob Armstrong & El Mongol versus Rocket & Flash Monroe > Boxing Match: Leon Ogle versus Billy Spears > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Bill Dromo* versus Buddy Colt / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Bill Dromo had been the reigning Columbus Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Assassin #2 on October 6, 1971. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim. The program for this card announced that a tournament would be held on February 9, 1972, for the vacant Southeastern Tag Team Title. The Assassins had been the champions, but the title was vacated when they failed to defend the title within a thirty-day period.

FEBRUARY 2, 1973 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Eagle versus Tank Morgan > Pat O’Brien, Bob Orton, Jr. & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Jack Evans, Butcher Brannigan & Bengali > Women’s Match: Lilly Thomas versus Donna Christianello > Chati Yokuchi & Fuji versus Pantera Negra & El Sicodelico > Bob Armstrong & Jerry Oates defeated Sputnik & Rocket Monroe by disqualification > Bill Dromo defeated Hans Schmidt > Bobby Shane defeated Koa Tiki > The Zodiac defeated Eddie Graham > Handicap Tag Team Match: Bill Watts & Freddie Blassie defeated Jack Crawford, Norvel Austin & Tarzan Tyler / Notes: Johnny Eagle and Tank Morgan were scheduled to wrestle each other, as were Lilly Thomas and Donna Christianello, but no results were reported after the card. Chati Yokuchi & Fuji were being billed as North American Tag Team Champions. J.C. Dykes managed Chati Yokuchi & Fuji. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin and Tarzan Tyler. Following the match between Austin & Tyler and Bill Watts & Freddie Blassie, Crawford and Austin had words in the middle of the ring. Tempers flared, and Crawford slapped Austin, before Tyler helped calm matters and the trio returned to the dressing room. Beauregard escorted Bobby Shane to the ring. It was announced that Gene Kiniski would be wrestling in Atlanta on February 9, 1973, and that Dory Funk, Jr. would be in Atlanta soon.

FEBRUARY 2, 1974 (SATURDAY) – GRIFFIN, GA – GRIFFIN-BARNESVILLE SPORTS PALACE (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ali Vaziri defeated Taru Hayashi > Ricky Gibson & Roy Lee Welch defeated the Devil’s Disciples > Bob Armstrong & Tim Woods defeated Bobby Duncum & Gorgeous George, Jr. > Robert Fuller defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: Gary Hart managed Bobby Duncum.

FEBRUARY 2, 1976 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ervin Smith defeated Otto Von Heller > Ted Oates defeated Taru Hayashi > Jerry Oates defeated Mitsu Hata > Stan Stasiak defeated Skip Young > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Stan Stasiak > Cage Match: the Spoiler defeated Dick Slater / Notes: Stan Stasiak substituted for Abdullah the Butcher in the match with Mr. Wrestling #2. Gary Hart managed the Spoiler.

FEBRUARY 2, 1977 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Backlund versus Charlie Fulton > Bill Howard versus Ricky Steamboat > Jack Evans versus Dean Ho > Raymond Rougeau & Black Atlas versus Ole Anderson & Abdullah the Butcher > Harley Race versus Mr. Wrestling #1 > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #2* versus Dick Slater / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 2, 1978 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Butch Malone defeated Ted Allen > Raymond Rougeau defeated Abdul Zataar > Adrian Adonis defeated Jim Dalton > Dick Slater defeated Jacques Goulet > Dusty Rhodes defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.

FEBRUARY 2, 1979 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Roberts defeated Larry Latham > Women’s Match: Vicky Williams defeated Leilani Kai > Raymond Rougeau defeated Luke Graham > Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Stan Hansen & King Kong Mosca defeated Jack Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Blackjack Lanza defeated Tommy Rich > The Sheik defeated Tony Atlas > North American Heavyweight Title Match: Ernie Ladd* defeated Mr. Wrestling #1 > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ox Baker > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated the Masked Superstar* by countout > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff* defeated Bill Watts & Dusty Rhodes by disqualification / Notes: Mr. Wrestling #1 substituted for Dick Slater in the match with Ernie Ladd. Bobby Heenan managed Blackjack Lanza.

FEBRUARY 2, 1980 (SATURDAY) – DALTON, GA – FORT HILL SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tommy Rich versus Austin Idol / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.

FEBRUARY 2, 1983 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering defeated Joe Lightfoot > Rex defeated Johnny Rich > Ray Candy and the Super Destroyer wrestled to a draw > Sonny King & the Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong & Tito Santana > Tommy Rich, Paul Orndorff & Ray Candy defeated Ivan Koloff, Ole Anderson & Buzz Sawyer / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed Rex.

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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