SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/28/2009
NEWS and NOTES
Tonight’s edition of Peach State Pandemonium, with hosts Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, presents opinion-based commentary on top stories across the world of pro wrestling and will be joined by Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion Nigel McGuinness. The show begins at 9:00 PM ET, and is brought to you by Georgia Wrestling History’s GWH Radio Network.
Tuesday’s edition of Dan Masters Live featured John Saxon, a promoter/wrestler on the independent scene in the Gulf coast area for seventeen years. DML is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.
The final overall rating for Monday’s edition of World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW was 3.6.
WWE’s SmackDown crew was at the Conseco Fieldhouse in
Dave Meltzer is reporting that Ricky Steamboat will be inducted into the 2009 class of WWE’s Hall of Fame, with Ric Flair inducting him. This means Flair will not be inducting Steve Austin, as speculated previously.
Ring of Honor has announced several updates to upcoming cards, as noted below:
ROH will be at the
ROH will then be at the Frontier Fieldhouse in
ROH also will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in
In addition, ROH will be at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in
Kin Folk Wrestling will be at the National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Birthdays: Butch Malone (1958) and Shark Boy (1975).
Today In Memoriam: Hassen ‘Terrible Turk’ Nuhammed (38, 1929), Dick Barkley (69, 1999), Buck Forrester (54, 2002), Don ‘Hard Boiled Haggerty’ Stansauk (78, 2004), and the Black Cat (51, 2006).
Wrestling Observer Live, with Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez, had a show today that featured an interview with Ric Flair. Click here for the audio.
For those with no access to watch the program on television, the new Wrestling Showcase from the National Wrestling Alliance has a new episode online, featuring the following matches: the Axel Brothers versus the Young Bucks; NWA World Tag Team Champions, the Skull Krushers, versus Chris Kadillak & Roger Ruiz; Jerome Robinson versus Mr. Wrestling #4; Adam Pearce, with C. Edward Vander Pyle, versus T.J. Perkins; and an appearance by Orion Nine. Click here for the footage.
In a press release, Phil Shatter says “it is a blessing to be part of a 60-year tradition” in regard to his recent win of the NWA National Heavyweight Title. Pointing out that names like Paul Orndorff, Ted DiBiase, Ron Garvin, and others have also held claim to a version of the title, he added that he will “keep pushing so one day I can stand along the greats and call myself a legend.” He thanked fans for their support, while promising to “carry this trophy with much pride and my head held high”.
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 28, 1930 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pete Sauer defeated Tony Felice > Milo Steinborn defeated Paul Harper
JANUARY 28, 1936 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA THEATRE (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ben Ginsberg versus Marshall Blackstock > Pat McClary defeated Roy Lumpkin > Dorv Roche defeated Roland Kirchmeyer / Notes: Pat McClary substituted for George Tragos in the match with Roy Lumpkin. Ben Ginsberg and Marshall Blackstock were scheduled to wrestle each other, but no results were reported after the card.
JANUARY 28, 1938 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Speer – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Babe Zaharias defeated Karl Davis > Doug Wyckoff and Bill Bartush wrestled to a draw > Milo Steinborn defeated Pete Peterson
JANUARY 28, 1938 (FRIDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (L.A. Roche – Promoter) > Tex Riley versus Najeeb Rabban > Jack Gorman versus Ernie Arthur / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 28, 1949 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Johnny Long and Nick Carter wrestled to a draw > Thor Morgan defeated Charro Azteca > Jack LaRue & Red Roberts defeated Lester & Roy Welch > Chief Little Wolf defeated Jim Coffield by disqualification
JANUARY 28, 1950 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Women’s Match: Lillian Ellison versus Celia Blevins > Nick Carter & Bibber McCoy versus Earl Wampler & Jack LaRue / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 28, 1955 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Red McIntyre defeated Johnny Harmon > Women’s Match: China Maria defeated Carol Cook > Dizzy Davis defeated Harry Smith > Don McIntyre & Chief Big Heart defeated Jerry Graham & Tokyo Joe
JANUARY 28, 1964 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > Bad Boy Hines defeated George Wolfe > Billy Hines and Greg Peterson wrestled to a draw > Jack Vansky, Johnny Bruce, Billy & Bad Boy Hines defeated George Wolfe, Bob Morrow, Greg Peterson & Little Abner
JANUARY 28, 1966 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Chin Lee defeated Bob Armstrong > Tony Nero defeated Johnny Apollo > Al Greene and Derrell Cochran wrestled to a draw > World Tag Team Title Elimination Round: Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated Eric & Karl Von Brauner to advance; the Mysterious Medics defeated Mario Galento & Chief Little Eagle to advance / Notes: The elimination matches for the World Tag Team Title tournament were to set up a match to determine new champions on February 4, 1966. It is unclear as to how the title became vacant for the tournament to be necessary. The last reference we have shows Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defending it against Ray Gunkel & Lester Welch on June 4, 1965, in Atlanta. Saul Weingeroff managed Eric & Karl Von Brauner.
JANUARY 28, 1967 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WAII STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Nick Kozak & Ramon Torres defeated Gene Anderson & El Mongol > Bill Dromo & Greg Peterson defeated Jack Daniels & Krusher Kowalski by disqualification > Lou Thesz defeated Butcher Vachon > Bob Armstrong defeated Red Roberts / Notes: This was for the “Live Atlanta Wrestling” television program hosted by Ed Capral. Jack Crawford managed El Mongol.
JANUARY 28, 1969 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bob Armstrong and Seiji Sakaguchi wrestled to a draw > Bob Ramstad defeated Mike Burns > Dale Lewis defeated Tim Geohagen > Hans Schmidt defeated Jim Wilson / Notes: Jack Crawford managed Dale Lewis & Seiji Sakaguchi.
JANUARY 28, 1970 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Vincent Lopez defeated the Spoiler > Bill Kane defeated Corsica Jean > Joe Scarpa, Doug Gilbert & El Mongol defeated Paul DeMarco, Homer O’Dell & Buddy Colt > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Dory Funk, Jr.,* defeated Nick Bockwinkel by disqualification / Notes: Dory Funk, Jr., had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Gene Kiniski on February 11, 1969, in Tampa, FL. Homer O’Dell managed Paul DeMarco & Buddy Colt.
JANUARY 28, 1972 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Joe Turco versus the Champ > Mike Kelly versus Cisco Grimaldo > Pat Kelly versus Billy Spears > Bill Dromo & Roberto Soto versus Rocket & Flash Monroe > Jimmy Dancing Bear defeated Oki Shikina > Dick Steinborn, Bob Armstrong, Bobo Brazil & El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt, Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol & Mr. X / Notes: No documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found. Assassin #1 managed Karl Von Stroheim, Bepo Mongol, and Mr. X. Charlie Smith was credited as being a referee for this card. Jimmy Dancing Bear participated in an autograph session for fans.
JANUARY 28, 1975 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM [P] (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Keirn versus Doug Somers > Ron Garvin versus Ken Patera > Bill Dromo, Roberto Soto & Danny Little Bear versus Roger Kirby, Man Mountain Blackwell & Mighty Yankee #1 > No DQ / No TL Match: Jimmy Golden versus J.C. Dykes > Lights Out Match (No DQ / No TL): Robert Fuller versus Mighty Yankee #2 / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found. Robert Fuller risked his hair in the match with Mighty Yankee #2, who risked his mask. Jimmy Garvin managed Ron Garvin. J.C. Dykes managed the Mighty Yankees.
JANUARY 28, 1977 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Scott Irwin defeated Jerry Stubbs > Ricky Steamboat defeated Jack Evans > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Backlund > Ole & Gene Anderson defeated Raymond Rougeau & Thunderbolt Patterson > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2* defeated Dick Slater & Harley Race > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Terry Funk* defeated Dusty Rhodes
JANUARY 28, 1978 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen versus Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes > Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Dalton > Charlie Cook defeated Bill White > Abdullah the Butcher defeated Vic Adams > Adrian Adonis defeated Butch Malone > Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen defeated Tommy Rich & Jack Ruffian / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JANUARY 28, 1978 (SATURDAY) – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Pierre Lefebvre defeated Vic Adams > Adrian Adonis defeated Jack Ruffian > The Bounty Hunter defeated Raymond Rougeau > Dick Slater defeated Ole Anderson > Bob Armstrong defeated Stan Hansen > Dusty Rhodes defeated Abdullah the Butcher / Notes: Rock Hunter managed Abdullah the Butcher.
JANUARY 28, 1980 (MONDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – WILLIAM BELL AUDITORIUM (Charlie Harben – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Ray Candy defeated Oki Shikina > Tommy Rich and Bob Backlund wrestled to a draw > Lars Anderson defeated Alexis Smirnoff by disqualification > Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar > Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol by countout / Notes: The Great Mephisto managed the Masked Superstar.
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