SOUTHEASTERN WRESTLING NEWS, NOTES, AND NOSTALGIA: 01/27/2009
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. John Saxton, along with Danielle, will be joining Masters on the show.
Monday’s night’s debut of the Sports Buffet, hosted by ‘Chef’ Tim Dix, along with Rich Tate, featured Dave O’Brien, the Braves’ beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who gave some insight into moves that have been made, as well as some possible moves, in preparation for the 2009 season. O’Brien also graced the show with an impersonation of Dusty Rhodes. There was also some Super Bowl analysis and predictions for the matchup between the Steelers and Cardinals, as well as talk on the rest of the local sports scene. The Buffet is a presentation of the GWHRN. Click here for the archive.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown crew will be in
WWE results from the RAW broadcast at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH, on January 26: Randy Orton threatened to sue WWE and the McMahon family if they could not overlook last week’s attack on Vince McMahon, since they know he suffers from “Intermittent Explosive Disorder”, but managed to read an apology prepared by his “lawyer”, who along with his “doctor” stood beside him as he spoke – he promised that if he was fired, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Jr., would leave with him; John Morrison & the Miz over Cryme Tyme to retain the WWE World Tag Team Title; Kofi Kingston over Kane in a qualifying match for the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out; Mickey Rourke is seen challenging Chris Jericho at WrestleMania, to which Jericho says it’s one thing to portray a wrestler in a movie, but entirely different doing the real thing; John Cena over Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber qualifier, when JBL accidentally got involved; Stephane McMahon promises repercussions for Orton later on the show; Beth Phoenix & Jillian over Melina & Kelly Kelly, with an assist from Rosa Mendez; Rey Mysterio, Jr., over William Regal in another qualifier for the Chamber; Phoenix tells Santino Marella that Mendez is a keeper; Chris Jericho over CM Punk in another Chamber qualifying match; Stephanie called out Orton, who came out with his doctor, two lawyers, Rhodes, and DiBiase – Orton reiterated his comments from earlier, and his “lawyer” also spoke; as Orton got in her face trying to intimidate her, the locker room emptied and Orton turned to address them, saying he would take them all down of he is fired, then turned to Stephanie and begged her to fire him – nose-to-nose, Stephanie said firing him would be too easy, and that they had bigger plans; Shane McMahon came out, rolled up his sleeves, entered the ring, and got into a staredown with Orton – Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase began to back away, but Shane jumped Orton, only to end up battling all three men; while Shane and Rhodes battled, DiBiase tried to carry Orton to the back, but Shane gave chase and caught him, leading to several who had left the locker room getting involved to try and stop it, as the show ended.
The lineup for tonight’s ECW broadcast on Sci-Fi, from WWE, is as follows: Teddy Long breaks interesting news on Matt Hardy; Jack Swagger has his WWE ECW Title belt stolen and begins a search; Ricky Ortiz versus the Boogeyman; Paul Burchill versus Finlay; and Mark Henry versus Tommy Dreamer. Click here for spoilers.
The final overall rating for Friday’s edition of WWE’s SmackDown was 2.2.
Total Nonstop Action will be taping for iMPACT! at Universal Studios in
Click here for spoilers from Monday’s tapings, to be broadcast on Spike TV on January 29.
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: Red Bastein (1931).
Today In Memoriam: Andre the Giant (46, 1993) and Herb Calvert (45, 2002).
Click here for this week’s Bill Behrens’ NWA Notes update.
Global Championship Wrestling was in
Savannah Valley Wrestling, now known as AWA-Georgia, was in
SVW will be at the Graybell Auction in
Culture Shock Wrestling was in Mossy Head, FL, on January 24. Results: "Mr.
CSW will be back at the Community Center in Mossy Head, FL, on February 28. Matches to be announced. Doors open at 7:00 and bell time is at 8:00.
The Alabama Wrestling Federation was in
Great Championship Wrestling presents "Uphill Battle" on January 29 at the Gr8 Sk8 Plex in Phenix City, AL. Advertised: J-Rod defends the GCW Heavyweight Title against Orion Bishop (with Wicked Nemesis), Joey Lightning & Kareem Abdul Jamar (with John Bogie) vs. Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks with Quentin Michaels Esq.), the Butcher (with Princeton Gainey) vs. Scotty Beach, and the Southside Trash (with J.P. Money) and Frankie Valentine will also be in action.
Rampage Pro Wrestling will be at Johnny G’s
NWA Anarchy returns to the NWA Television Arena in Cornelia, GA, on February 7 for a television taping featuring Shadow Jackson & Mikal Judas vs. Jeremy Vain & Mr. Rob Adonis; New NWA National Champion Phil Shatter (with Attorney/Agent Jeff G. Bailey) will be in attendance to celebrate his victory; NWA Anarchy Tag Title bout as ordered by Jerry Palmer: Champions New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) vs. Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III); For the Young Lion’s Title: Champion Azrael (with The Reverend) vs. Billy Buck; Shaun Tempers & Truitt Fields vs. The Technicians (Tyler Smith & Bobby Moore); Ace Rockwell vs. Brodie Chase; Alan Funk vs. "Kool" Seth Delay; Young Lion’s Division Rematch: Adrian Hawkins vs. Malachi; Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) vs. Jeff Lewis & Mike Mosley; Also appearing will be "Butcher of Pyongyang" Kimo, Caleb Konley, "Merciless" Don Matthews, Bo Newsome, Skirra Corvus (???), and NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer.
NWA Charlotte has released a preliminary lineup for "Thorns & Roses" on February 14 at the NWA Coliseum in
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JANUARY 27, 1905 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB (Promoter – Unknown) > Greco-Roman Match: M.J. Dwyer defeated Charles Leonhardt
JANUARY 27, 1921 (THURSDAY) – SAVANNAH, GA – SAVANNAH MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Max Bauman – Promoter) > Nick Daviscourt defeated Hassen the Turk at 57:24 (2-0)
JANUARY 27, 1931 (TUESDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Henry Weber – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Abe Kaplan and Vanka Zelezniak wrestled to a draw > Paul Harper defeated Nick Velcoff / Notes: Vanka Zelezniak substituted for Hans Steinke in the match with Abe Kaplan. It was reported that Steinke’s daughter was seriously ill.
JANUARY 27, 1933 (FRIDAY) –
JANUARY 27, 1937 (WEDNESDAY) – AUGUSTA, GA – NEW COLISEUM (Bill Metzger – Promoter) > Jerry Meeker defeated Tuffy Cleet > Mike Nazarian defeated Lee Meyers
JANUARY 27, 1939 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WARREN ARENA (Frank Bettis and Cleve Roby – Promoters) > Jack Montana versus Bob Anderson > Benny Cohen versus Son Almand > Sammy Miller versus the Red Devil > Southern Light Heavyweight Title Match: Jack McAdams* versus Red Dugan / 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
JANUARY 27, 1945 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Son Almand defeated Joe Estes > Jack Dillon and Jack Kelly wrestled to a draw > Jack Wentworth defeated Cowboy Luttrall by disqualification > Ben Bennicasa defeated Ralph Garibaldi > Babe Zaharias defeated Al Massey
JANUARY 27, 1948 (TUESDAY) – EAST POINT, GA – EAST POINT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Fred Ward Promotions) > George Schnabel versus the Green Hornet > Bob Shipp versus Red Dugan > Joe Estes versus Joe Harben / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 27, 1956 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Roger Mackay defeated Paul DeGaulle by disqualification > Roger Mackay & Chief Big Heart defeated Paul DeGaulle & Billy Blassie > Jack O’Brien defeated Red McIntyre > Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Freddie Blassie* defeated Jackie Nichols / Notes: Freddie Blassie had been the reigning Southern Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Red McIntyre on November 25, 1955, in Atlanta.
JANUARY 27, 1958 (MONDAY) –
JANUARY 27, 1960 (WEDNESDAY) –
JANUARY 27, 1961 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Bill Dromo and Red Dugan wrestled to a draw > Gypsy Joe defeated Tiny Evans > Ray Gunkel, Bill Dromo & Tiny Evans defeated Danny Miller, Red Dugan & Gypsy Joe > Skull Murphy defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification
JANUARY 27, 1965 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > George & Crybaby Harris versus Greg Peterson & Joe Scarpa > Bill Dromo versus Silento Rodriguez > Billy Hines versus Red Roberts / Notes: No documented results for this card have been found.
JANUARY 27, 1967 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Greg Peterson defeated Red Roberts > Bill Dromo defeated Jack Daniels by disqualification > El Mongol defeated Dick Murdoch > Nick Kozak & Bobby Hart and Lars & Gene Anderson wrestled to a draw > Lou Thesz defeated Krusher Kowalski > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Buddy Fuller* defeated Louie Tillet > Enrique Torres defeated Butcher Vachon / Notes: Jack Crawford managed El Mongol. Buddy Fuller had been the reigning Georgia Heavyweight Champion since he defeated Mario Galento on May 28, 1965, in
JANUARY 27, 1968 (SATURDAY) –
JANUARY 27, 1970 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON CITY AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Spoiler defeated Fuji > El Mongol defeated Chati Yokuchi > Les Wolff and Bill Kane wrestled to a draw > Southeastern Tag Team Title Match: Alberto & Ramon Torres defeated the Assassins* by disqualification / Notes: It is unclear as to how the Assassins came to be recognized as Southeastern Tag Team Champions. The last reference we have shows Bob Eisenburg & Bob Morrow defeating Luke Graham & Al Galento to win the title on December 25, 1963, in
JANUARY 27, 1973 (SATURDAY) – “ALL-SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (Ann Gunkel – Promoter / All-South Wrestling Alliance) > Bearcat Wilkerson defeated Bill Bowman > Juan Caruso versus Ted Oates > Ray Candy versus Joe Turner / Notes: Aside from the match between Bearcat Wilkerson and Bill Bowman, no documented results for the remaining matches on this card have been found.
JANUARY 27, 1973 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Zodiac defeated Bill Dromo > Eddie Graham defeated Bengali > Norvel Austin defeated Bob Orton, Jr. > Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Johnny Eagle & Tank Morgan / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Jack Crawford managed Norvel Austin.
JANUARY 27, 1975 (MONDAY) –
JANUARY 27, 1976 (TUESDAY) – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tony Charles defeated Taru Hayashi > Les Thornton defeated Otto Von Heller > Stan Stasiak defeated Tony Garea > Ken Mantell defeated Skandor Akbar > Dick Slater & Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Moondog Mayne & Abdullah the Butcher > Georgia Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Armstrong defeated the Spoiler* by disqualification / Notes: Gary Hart, manager of the Spoiler, was suspended above the ring in a cage during the match between Bob Armstrong.
JANUARY 27, 1978 (FRIDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > The Mighty Zulu defeated Butch Malone > Tommy Rich and Jacques Goulet wrestled to a draw > Raymond Rougeau defeated the Bounty Hunter > Tony Atlas defeated Ox Baker > Rock Hunter defeated Pak Song > No TL / No DQ Match: Dick Slater & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen / Notes: Abdullah the Butcher was handcuffed to the ringpost during the match between Rock Hunter and Pak Song. Hunter managed Abdullah.
JANUARY 27, 1979 (SATURDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – WTCG STUDIOS (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Tape: Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff versus Jack Brisco & Mr. Wrestling #2 > Jerry Roberts defeated Larry Latham > Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff defeated Jerry Oates & Ted Allen > Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Oliver > Tape: Ox Baker versus Gama Singh / Notes: This was taped for the “Georgia Championship Wrestling” television program hosted by Gordon Solie. Raymond Rougeau also appeared on this episode.
JANUARY 27, 1980 (SUNDAY) – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI COLISEUM [P] (Paul Jones – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Steve Travis defeated Charlie Fulton > Tony Atlas & Ray Candy defeated the Mongolians > Dick Slater defeated Oki Shikina > Tommy Rich defeated Killer Khan > Bruiser Brody defeated the French Angel > WWF Heavyweight Title Match: Bob Backlund* defeated Toru Tanaka > Georgia Tag Team Title Match: Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff* defeated Ole & Lars Anderson > Georgia Television Title Match: Kevin Sullivan defeated Austin Idol* to win title > Dusty Rhodes defeated Terry Funk > Shackle Match: Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated the Masked Superstar / Notes: Oki Shikina substituted for Eddy Mansfield in the match with Dick Slater. The Great Mephisto managed the Mongolians. Gorgeous George, Jr., managed Killer Khan and Toru Tanaka.
JANUARY 27, 1982 (WEDNESDAY) – COLUMBUS, GA – COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM (Fred Ward – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Jerry Oates defeated the French Angel > Jimmy Garvin defeated Ricky Harris > Brad Armstrong & El Gran Apollo defeated Kevin Sullivan & Ken Timbs > Leroy Brown & Big Red defeated the Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer > Ron Bass defeated Tommy Rich
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