SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/31/2009
NEWS and NOTES
World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in
WWE’s RAW/ECW crew will be in
WWE results from the RAW/ECW house show at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL, on January 30: 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.
An updated lineup for WWE’s No Way Out PPV, which will be broadcast live from the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, on February 15 is as follows: John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Title in an elimination chamber match against Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Jr., and two other opponents yet to be determined; and Edge defends the WWE Heavyweight Title in an elimination chamber match against Triple H, the Undertaker, the Big Show, and two other opponents yet to be determined.
WWE has announced the following events: March 23, RAW/ECW at the
It appears that Mickey Rourke will indeed not be participating in WrestleMania. Although he pulled out of a possible gimmick match with Chris Jericho, WWE has extended an invitation for him to be in attendance, where it is expected he would at least be noted as being there somehow, even if not actively being involved in any of the action.
Total Nonstop Action has apparently offered a spot as “Chairman” of the Main Event Mafia to Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois, who was ousted after being charged with trying to sell the Senate seat of then President-Elect Barack Obama. Attempts to woo several key figures have failed in the past, including basketball coach Bobby Knight and Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin, though some have worked, a la Adam ‘Pac Man’ Jones.
The final overall rating for Thursday’s edition of TNA’s iMPACT was 1.2.
An updated lineup for TNA’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; 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.
Ring of Honor will be at the Frontier Fieldhouse in
ROH results from the house show at the Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Detroit, MI, on January 30: Ernie Osiris over Ninja Pink; Kenny King over Alex Payne; Alex Ridge & Grizzly Redwood versus Irish Airborne ended in a no contest when Bison Smith charged the ring, attacking everyone; Bryan Danielson over Rhett Titus; Austin Aries over Silas Young; Brodie Lee versus Necro Butcher ended in a double countout; Erick Stevens & Roderick Strong over Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious; Claudio Castagnoli over Brent Albright by disqualification; Jerry Lynn and Tyler Black went to a draw; Nigel McGuinness over Jay Briscoe; and Kevin Steen & El Generico over the American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards).
Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling will be at the
Pro Wrestling Fusion will be at the JCC in
!BANG! presents "Genesis I" tonight at the Funking Conservatory in Ocala, FL. Announced: Dory Funk Jr., Osamu Nishimura, NOSAWA Rongai, Johnny Magnum, "The Claw" Claudia Reiff, Shane Chung, "Jumbo" Elvis Sharp, and the Wasilla Wrecking Crew. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and bell time is at 7:00. For more information, call (352) 895-4658. “Genesis II” takes place at the same place and time tomorrow night.
[url=http://www. acwevents.com]Alternative Championship Wrestling[/url] and Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling Entertainment team up to present “the 7th Annual Seagrove Supershow – A Night with the King” at Seagrove Elementary School in Seagrove, NC, tonight.
Outlaw Championship Wrestling will be at the Cell in
ATL Wrestling will be at the Stadium Inn in
High Velocity Wrestling will be at the New HVW Arena in
National Championship Wrestling will be at the NCW Arena in
New Blood Wrestling will be at the
Tennessee Championship Wrestling will be at the Old Armory in
The Tennessee Independent Wrestling Federation will be at the Showplex Arena in
Tennessee Xtreme Wrestling will be at the
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: Giant Gonzalez (1966).
Today In Memoriam: Dutch Mantell (59, 1941) and Shohei ‘Giant’ Baba (61, 1999).
Cleveland Rome Christian, who wrestled on the independent circuit around
Lex Luger spoke today at
The Wrestling Observer recently held a poll among its readers, asking for their thoughts on best announcer. Jim Ross won handily, receiving 45.9% of the votes, but Gordon Solie came in second at 26.5%. Finishing a distant third place was Jesse Ventura with 10.5, followed by Lance Russell, who snagged 5.2%. Les Thatcher, who co-hosts Peach State Pandemonium each Wednesday night, finished 11th, with less than 1%.
Nick Mitchell, a former developmental trainee for WWE, is making his MMA debut, on February 6, as part of the “Young Guns’ event at the
Showtime All-Star Wrestling results for January 30 from the SAW Mill in
Great Championship Wrestling results for January 29 from the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in
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.
JANUARY 31, 1931 (SATURDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1933 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jim Clinstock versus Whitey Hewitt > Jack Zarnas defeated Ralph DeLeon (2-1) / Notes: Jim Clinstock failed to appear for his match with Whitey Hewitt, prompting Atlanta City Boxing Commission Chairman John A. White to suspend Clinstock indefinitely. As a result, Henry Weber asked that anyone bringing a ticket stub from this card would be admitted into the card on February 7, 1933.
JANUARY 31, 1933 (TUESDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1934 (WEDNESDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1935 (THURSDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1945 (WEDNESDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Lou Masters, Dick Leonard, and Buster White – Promoters) > Tarzan White defeated Otto Schnabel > Roland Kirchmeyer defeated Tom George > George Romanoff defeated Mr. X (2) by disqualification
JANUARY 31, 1950 (TUESDAY) – DALTON, GA (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Women’s Tag Team Match: Nell Stewart & Cora Combs defeated Mae Young & Eva Lee > Red Dugan defeated Maurice Roberre / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card.
JANUARY 31, 1955 (MONDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1958 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Boris Volkoff and Billy Red Lyons wrestled to a draw > Marco Polo defeated Nicoli Volkoff > Ray Gunkel defeated Mike Paidousis > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: the Mighty Yankee* and Don McIntyre wrestled to a draw / Notes: The Mighty Yankee had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Ray Gunkel on January 10, 1958, in Atlanta.
JANUARY 31, 1961 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Derrell Cochran defeated Gypsy Joe by disqualification > Bill Dromo & Derrell Cochran defeated Danny Miller & Gypsy Joe > Skull Murphy and Chief Little Eagle wrestled to a draw
JANUARY 31, 1962 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Miller defeated the Masked Marvel at 22:00 > Women’s Tag Team Match: Ramona Isbell & Lula Provo defeated Virginia Franklin & Babs Wingo > Southern Tag Team Title Match: the Assassins* and Rito & Tito Carreon wrestled to a draw at 60:00 / Notes: During the match between Jerry Miller and the Masked Marvel, Miller removed the Marvel’s mask to identify him as Jack Vansky. The Assassins had been the reigning Southern Tag Team Champions since they defeated Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre on December 1, 1961, in
JANUARY 31, 1964 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Don McIntyre – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tim Geohagen and Red Steiner wrestled to a draw > Buddy Fuller defeated Rube Wright > Joe Scarpa, Tim Geohagen & Chief Little Eagle defeated Stan Stasiak, Red Steiner & Corsica Joe > Lorenzo Parente defeated Taro Myaki > No DQ / No TL / No CO Match: Fritz Von Erich defeated the Mighty Hercules / Notes: The program for this card announces that “Live Atlanta Wrestling” will be seen from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on February 1 and February 8, 1964, before returning to it’s regularly scheduled time period. It was announced that Bob Ellis, Red Roberts, and Lou Thesz would be wrestling in
JANUARY 31, 1967 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bobby Hart defeated Jack Armstrong > Greg Peterson defeated Pancho Rosario by disqualification > Enrique & Ramon Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & Gorilla Marconi
JANUARY 31, 1969 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Ramstad defeated Pepe Gomez > Jim Wilson defeated Tony Barbetta > Alberto Torres and Seiji Sakaguchi wrestled to a draw > Ramon Torres defeated Paul DeMarco by disqualification > Dale Lewis defeated Hans Schmidt > Ray Gunkel, Buddy Fuller & El Mongol versus the Professional & the Assassins ruled a no contest / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Dale Lewis & Seiji Sakaguchi. It was reported that the NWA was investigating claims that the Professional had used a foreign object inside his mask against El Mongol on January 24, 1969.
JANUARY 31, 1970 (SATURDAY) –
JANUARY 31, 1973 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > El Sicodelico defeated Treach Phillips > Pat O’Brien defeated Jack Evans > The Zodiac defeated Johnny Eagle > Bill Dromo & Jerry Oates defeated Butcher Brannigan & Tank Morgan > Sputnik & Rocket Monroe defeated Pantera Negra & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Koa Tiki defeated Norvel Austin by disqualification > Columbus Heavyweight Title Match (No TL / DQ Rule Waived): Bob Armstrong defeated Hiro Matsuda* to win title / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.
JANUARY 31, 1975 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ricky Gibson defeated Dennis O’Brien > Robert Fuller defeated Bob Orton, Jr., by disqualification > Toru Tanaka defeated Jimmy Golden > Mask versus Hair Match: Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated the Mighty Yankees > Buddy Colt defeated Lou Thesz > Bill Watts defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Lou Thesz substituted for Mr. Wrestling #2 in the match with Buddy Colt. Bearcat Wright managed Colt. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees. Rock Hunter managed Toru Tanaka.
JANUARY 31, 1977 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Howard and Raymond Rougeau wrestled to a draw > Ricky Steamboat defeated El Gaucho > Gene Anderson defeated Bob Backlund > Black Atlas defeated the French Angel by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* defeated Dick Slater & Harley Race > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 / Notes: J.J. Dillon managed the French Angel.
JANUARY 31, 1978 (TUESDAY) – WARNER ROBINS, GA – WARNER ROBINS CIVIC CENTER (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Adrian Adonis defeated Abdul Zataar > The Bounty Hunter defeated Raymond Rougeau > Georgia Television Title Match: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Armstrong* by disqualification > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Jacques Goulet* defeated Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2
JANUARY 31, 1980 (THURSDAY) – ROME, GA – ROME MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Gerald Finley versus Bobby Garrett > Steve Travis versus Troy Graham > Kevin Sullivan versus Eddy Mansfield > Mr. Wrestling #2 & Andre the Giant versus Killer Khan & the Masked Superstar / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. The Great Mephisto managed Killer Khan and the Masked Superstar.
JANUARY 31, 1981 (SATURDAY) – CHATTANOOGA, TN – CHATTANOOGA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ron Fuller defeated the Turk > Luke Graham versus Mr. Wrestling #2 > National Heavyweight Title Match: Dick Slater defeated the Mongolian Stomper* by disqualification > Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts > Boston Street Fight Match: Steve Keirn defeated Kevin Sullivan / Notes: Luke Graham and Mr. Wrestling #2 were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card. Michael Hayes joined Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts at the ring during their match with Robert Fuller & Ted DiBiase. Don Carson managed the Mongolian Stomper.
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.